28 November 2012

jelly bean theme for Nokia s40

live wallpapers for Nokia S40 phones

      yo guys did you know that your Nokia s40 phone can also use live wallpapers ? , if not then you are in luck these live wallpapers are made in flash lite and have the extension of .swf ,there are many of these and you can also use them as screensaver .....

22 November 2012

Hyper matrix REALLY.DO.WANT

       Created by Seoul based media arts group Jonpasang, Hyper-Matrix is an installation created for the Hyundai Motor Group Exhibition Pavilion in Korea, the 2012 Yeosu EXPO site. The installation comprises a specially made steel construction to support thousands of stepper motors that control 300x300mm cubes that project out of the internal fa├žade of the building

        Hyper-matrix is an entire hall installation , that has these 30cm cubes , attached with motors to control the linear actuator movement , in and out .The scale of this project seems too big for any individual to create , and true enough this contraption has been created by Jopasang , a media arts group , for the Hyundai motor group exhibition pavilion in Korea.

21 November 2012

Papercraft robo - too awesome to believe

   if I had not seen the video  I would not have believed that this robot , wind up toy , is actually made of paper ,for the most past, with only elastic band being the exception. it is made from paper  folded and glued .
if you see the video (embedded below), you will see the entire build stages (stop motion) , and the final moments of the video show the paper-bot-toy actually "walking"...

20 November 2012

Why Chrome for Android Tablets is not There,yet.

  While i agree that chrome for android is , probably the best browser you can get for your android tablet , at least for 4.0 and above, it still has a long way to go . Below I have listed a few things that Chrome for android needs to improve on ,

15 November 2012

Why a phone like UI is not good for android tablets

In today's world tablets are a lot much more than just smartphones with blown up screens . They now have apps that actually make them much more capable of content creationOK more like stripped down versions of desktop apps  but you get the point , and with any device the easier it is to use the device the easier it is to create content or even view stuff on it .

     The previously used tablet UI  took advantage of the fact that most people hold a tablet such that their thumbs are at either of the lower corners and allowed a user to easily  switch between apps on their tablets the newer UI on the other hand has the multitasking button in the center of the screen , it is almost like google wants someone to make psychically controlled tablets. 

    Another thing to consider is the multitasking tray , android's multitasking tray is actually a recent apps , good to start a closed app again and good enough for switching between apps as well, but the multitasking tray now takes up the entire screen for doing that means, whether you want  it or not , you have to use both of your hands to use a tablet now , even if you don't want to . The same argument stands when it comes to accessing your notifications , why swipe to open notifications when it is at my fingertips ? (read thumb-tips)

  So now , tell me what is the point of having a 7" tablet that you can hold in one hand ? you might as well pay a few bucks Extra and get a full blown 10" tablet ? at least you will get more screen real estate if not a better ui

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Top Geeky Quotes

Guys today I decided let's have some fun , so here are a few funny Geeky quotes that you might like ;)
1.Some things Man was never meant to know. For everything else, there's Google.

2.Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

3.To err is human... to really f*ck up requires the root password.

4.My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.

5.There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't

6.Helpdesk: There is an icon on your computer labeled "My Computer". Double click on it.User: What's your computer doing on mine?"

7.Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

8.Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn't leave them out where people can see them, You should change them regularly, And you shouldn't loan them out .

9.Microsoft: “You’ve got questions. We’ve got dancing paperclips.”

I know there's more out there ! , share your favourite quote with me in the comments 

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07 November 2012

Parrot in captivity manufactures tools, something not seen in the wild | Ars Technica

- by John Timmer - Nov 7 2012, 4:00am IST
Figaro in action, showing just how awkward it is to manipulate tools with a hooked beak.
Tool use was once thought to be one of the defining features of humans, but examples of tool use were eventually observed in primates and other mammals. But the biggest surprise came when birds were observing tools in the wild. After all, birds are the only surviving dinosaurs, and mammals and dinosaurs hadn't shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years. In the wild, tool use has been limited to the corvids (crows and jays), which show a variety of other complex behaviors—they'll remember your face and recognize the passing of their dead.
Parrots, in contrast, have mostly been noted for their linguistic skills, and there has only been very limited evidence that they use anything resembling a tool in the wild (primarily, they seem to use external objects to position nuts while feeding). But a captive cockatoo has now been observed using multiple steps to process a tool, behavior that appears to be completely spontaneous. And it hasnever been seen in this species in the wild.
The bird in question is Figaro, a male Goffin’s cockatoo. The species is native to a group of islands in Indonesia, but Figaro has been living outside of Vienna, where he's watched over by members of the local university's Department of Cognitive Biology. Contrary to what you might expect, Figaro wasn't undergoing any sort of elaborate testing routine when his toolmaking abilities emerged. Instead, he was playing with a stone. And, apparently, Figaro was a bit clumsy with his toy, as he dropped it behind a metal divider.
After failing to retrieve it with his claw, however, the researchers were surprised to see Figaro fly off, retrieve a piece of bamboo, and use that to try to push the stone back where he could access it. The attempt failed, but the researchers were intrigued enough that they gave the cockatoo a bit of added incentive by placing a nut on the other side of the metal screen.
Figaro initially picked up a stick from the enclosure's floor, but this proved to be too short to reach the food. So, he actually splintered off a piece of the enclosure's wooden base, and successfully used that to pull the nut towards the wire until he could use his beak to grab it.
Figaro in action.
Figaro used a different tool in each subsequent trial, and in most cases made some modifications to it before successfully retrieving a nut. In at least one case, he performed four separate modifications before putting a stick to use in retrieving the nut. He also managed to use the tool in two different ways, often alternating dragging and sweeping motions in his efforts to pull the food within reach.
After observing this, the authors used the same setup to test another male cockatoo, but he showed no indications of tool use. But a female who witnessed Figaro in action (she was in the cage "to avoid the stress of isolation") showed the impressive abilities of birds to absorb social information. Heidi, the bird in question, attempted to insert sticks into the enclosure, as she had seen Figaro do. She did not, however, adjust their sizes or attempt to manipulate them once they were on the same side of the wire mesh as the nut. Perhaps if she had been given more time to observe Figaro at work (he chased her off), she might have had a greater sense of how to use the sticks.
The authors conclude that tool use is within the cognitive capacity of this species, even though they have never been observed using tools in the wild. They're not sure why Figaro had the breakthrough that he did, but it's clear that the behavior, once learned, was sticking around.
The authors note the corvids and parrots are so widely separated within the birds' evolutionary tree that it's unlikely that they had a common, tool-using ancestor. They argue that, although we tend to think of tool use as a distinctive mental capacity, it might be more accurate to consider it as a possible outcome of having some minimum level of what they call "physical intelligence." Goffin’s cockatoos don't normally exercise this capacity but, under the right circumstances, it can be uncovered.
The paper doesn't suggest what their next planned steps are. But I'm intrigued by the possibility that they might allow other members of their flocks to watch Figaro in action. It would provide both an interesting test of birds' ability to engage in social learning. And it could provide a better idea of whether all Goffin’s cockatoos have the same physical intelligence demonstrated by Figaro.
Current Biology, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.002  (About DOIs).

04 November 2012

Photo Sphere, the new camera experience on Nexus 4

Truly awesome ,
the sad part is want it :( , Sammy wont update galaxy tab 2 (GT-P3100)  that  quickly .
I mean 4.1 is supposed to come in December or January , wonder will this (4.2 still jelly bean )
even come at all . in any condition check out this and other great features of android 4.2 jelly bean
here :http://b-o-t-s.blogspot.in/2012/11/here-are-new-android-42-and-google-now.html

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