31 December 2012

Telepathically control your media players


 yo guys ,
Today I present before you a way to control your media player without even touching your mouse/keyboard.All with the help of a really tiny app called flutter and a webcam , what ? there's no magic you need at least one input device for a computer to do something, but the way the app works is awesome in it's own right ...

29 December 2012

Why big tech companies should invest in india - geek thoughts

             
     We know that most the nexus line is not available in India through official distribution channel but only available through a few online retailers, Google doesn't even have it's play store , devices section , here in India , and even when the nexus 7 was made available .it was made available for a price almost double to what was the current price in the states at that time , what i don't understand is , why do these companies give such a surrogate mother treatment to the customers in India , i mean at the end of the day it is the second largest country in terms of population and as such there is a vast market for these low cost yet , well built devices .

26 December 2012

Save all open tabs

Hey guys

     we all have these moments when we have to shut down our PC but we have quite a few tabs open in our browser,normally , i would just close the browser because i have  [chrome sync set up ] and then pick it up on my galaxy tablet , but what if you don't have that set up ? .....

Here's a simple way to save all your open tabs  in Google chrome .

23 December 2012

The Future of television as we know it ....

     For many years now the Television has been a very ,very effective  medium of communication with the masses , sure, the T.v technology has evolved over the years ,with H.D. graphics and sound ,thinner L.C.D. screens and power efficient L.E.D. back lighting , but the content delivery mechanism remains the same.




The problem with the T.v. is that it is a one way communication device , meaning that only one side  , the content creators , have the ability to define what the viewers see , and the viewer has almost no interaction with the content or the creators , while there have been  many attempts to get viewers to  interact via phone calls and sms as such , but it is not possible to manage such a large amount of phone calls individually so it is usually only a few in an enormously large viewer base that can  actually and effectively interact with the show/content  .

Hot on the home screen - windows phone edition

     So , we all like windows phone home screen design! , but I don't think I would trade my android for windows  , just yet , so here is the hottest windows home screen that you have been waiting for ...
This is my current Home screen

read on ahead to find out how to apply this baby on your device .....

21 December 2012

Recharge your mobile phone battery in a second ?

 
      Imagine plugging your cellphone for charging for 30 seconds and having a full charge after that !
   A new break through in  capacitor technology ,dubbed super super capacitor, could provide enough energy to power a cell phone for weeks or a laptop battery for days . and it could be used to recharge the battery in a few seconds!

    I believe that such new technology will take some improving before it can hit the market , but it promises lighter , longer lasting , quickly recharging devices , also being made of carbon , it is Eco-friendly.

16 December 2012

Google , on the go



hello guys,
  we all are pretty much dependent on Google to find anything on the internet these days and sometimes in real life too , I mean nearest restaurant or something like that .... anyway there are times when you need access to Google , but you don't have an internet connection , heck you might not even have a smartphone.
but fear not you can still use Google from your feature phone , without internet...

10 December 2012

Instructions to a DIY hovercraft , from the mythbuster adam savage





Adam Savage from Mythbusters  makes the seemingly impossible happen in reality . When he built a hovercraft for the show, he realized how relatively simple it was and that the project only used (mostly) objects that a normal family would have lying around in the garage – and what you might not find lying around can be easily purchased at the local hardware store.


Contact lens that can display text messages directly on your eyes

   

     Scientists at ,Ghent University's Centre of Micro-systems Technology have developed a new display technology that projects textual messages on the contact lens, straight from their smartphones. A spherical curved LCD display that has been designed that can be embedded inside a contact lens. This display will project the text using wireless technology. Belgian researchers that have made this say that ,it currently works with text based messaging.

09 December 2012

World’s Most Advanced super beefed up prosthetic arm


           Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventative surgery for such problems Unlike some non-mammalian animals, once removed, human extremities do not grow back, unlike portions of some  organs, such as the liver. A transplant or a prosthesis are the only options for recovering the loss.

Coolest Hack Ever? Icy Water + Pipes + Tablefan = DIY AC



    When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you an apartment with no air conditioning, you grab some supplies and make your very own diy air conditioner. A clever Flickr user did just that and documented his project with annotated pictures.

True story for hackers

True story of the hackers









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06 December 2012

is it a bike ? is it a helicopter ? no it's hover bike !!!




 This Hoverbike probably takes the grand prize for “Most Freaking Cool Invention” from me !

This video gamey sci fi-ish seeming  bike is a multi-purpose  superlight aircraft ,that's correct aircraft , this one qualifies as one !!!  powered by an 80 kW, twin 4-stroke engine. Potential uses for such an awesome  looking bike includes but is not in freaking hell limited to , surveillance from the air , search & rescue , show off , Military and Emergency Services ,racing and  much more awesomeness

Perpetual folder creating Batch script



Hi guys,
 Today I will show you to make a harmless but fun little script in notepad that that makes
indefinite number of folders inside a folder inside a folder inside a folder.... well you get the idea.

03 December 2012

Speed of the internet ....


Hello guys ,
   This post is about , internet speed that ISPs advertise but supposedly do not provide ....
 let us see if this really is the case ...

02 December 2012

Bits N bytes


Hello guys ,
   Today I want to talk about data units,
 units used to measure the data you use in your day to day life , also transfer of data when measured by ISPs or even your network related software , like uTorrent.....


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 façade 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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31 October 2012

Reinstall windows , Painlessly

hey guys ,
At some point in time we all need to re-install our computers with windows , and the good thing about that is you get a cleaner more responsive System , but the bad thing is you have to spend a lot of time for installing and setting up drivers and necessary programs that you will use very frequently , then a lot of time tweaking the install of windows to your liking , the last one might not hold up for you but the others do right ?

Setting up dropbox



Hello Everyone,
Today in this post I show you how to setup a Dropbox on your computer. Dropbox is one of the most popular services to backup and share files online and it also help you in sync your files with many different computers and mobiles. Dropbox gives you 2 GB storage for free and you can expand it up to 8 GB by referring to your friends or buying more on Dropbox website.

30 October 2012

Bring classic Start back in windows 8


hello guys ,
if  you are  missing the classic Start Menu button in Windows 8, there are  many 3rd party alternatives available that will put a start menu on your taskbar and this guide will help you pick the best one for you !

If the only reason that you are not Upgrading to Windows 8, is because it does not have a classic ,mouse friendly ,start menu then, you can install a third party tool for that , which will put the Start Menu into your Windows 8 taskbar in desktop mode.That said, if you are new to Windows 8,i suggest that you play around with the system for some time and you will not feel the need for a start menu especially if you , like me , have a desktop list in your taskbar

Open desktop files without minimizing


Hi people ,
we have a really weird habit of saving every file we make on our desktops or inside a folder on desktop , but this must mean that every time you need a file you need to minimize everything and then open the file from desktop? but that is not true , read on ahead to find out how to open a file on desktop without minimizing ...




Cheap Wifi boost


yo guys,
let's face it we all are fed up of , weak wifi signal , but you can boost it with just a can of pepsi or beer , that's just awesome :) .head over to the post to read how ....
TECHNOPHILIA: Wifi boost: Images Courtesy of The Chive I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during)... 
This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that.These instructions came via WikiHow and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. 

27 October 2012

Gta vice city coming to android and ios




On October 29th rockstar game's grand theft auto : vice city , becomes 10 year old ,
and do you remember how those guys celebrate 10 year old birthdays? ,
that's right ,by giving us a mobile version of their game to play on our android and iOS devices :-)  ,
stay tuned more and more high quality games are coming for android too this time ,
I. Am super excited  because my tablet just needs some  more high end games like these ,
and I am getting those , so what about you are you going to try out gta vice city on your mobile device ?....
Chat about this with me in the comments section

26 October 2012

Install all programs you need silently



Previously ,
I have covered how to install windows silently , and that is really a time saver but what about all the different Software that you need to install now ? well there is a way to install those silently and quickly as well , all using a single installer ....
read on ahead to know how ...

25 October 2012

Windows 7 & 8 install silently



Using  an unattended or silent  Windows 7 installation DVD to install windows saves you a lot of time. You won't be entering any details like product key, keyboard type, time and currency format, and you will not be needed to click the next button for  every *duckling* step.

So with an unattended Windows 7 DVD or USB you can easily install Windows by giving it only a  a few minutes of your time!

Android apps for Computer


So guys ,
there are  quite a few apps that we want to run on  our pc , either because our phone is "not compatible" or liking to use a pc for that particular matter , well now we have got a software that can allow you to run an android application on a computer ...

Change lock screen

Hello guys,
As a Geek, one of the most frequent things that Iever  change  is my Gadget's look and feel after all we interact with it for a substantial amount of time for  so me to  want it to reflect my style


Today I will tell you about an  Android app called Magic Locker, this app makes the process of customizing your lockscreen very easy,Magic Locker is a very simple and at the same time a very powerful lock screen application for Android.


24 October 2012

Pc health




Today I learnt a very valuable lesson ,
That people don't care about the health of their system as long as it does what they want to do,
but what they do not realise is that, there will come such a time when their computers wear down due to no attention payed to it's health , then ,when their systems become completely unusable ,They will come running to Techies like me or call tech-support guys

Doctor who ftw ?!

so ,
it's been a few  busy days for me , i had my exams and i decided to make a blog full of doctor who stuff ,


Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travellinghumanoidalien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his 'TARDIS', a sentient,telepathic time-and-space-travel machine that flies through the time vortex. -wikipedia

    That's because that's my new thing , and while i have seen all the new episodes right now , i am waiting for the Christmas special and the new episodes next year anxiously , so for now , I am more focused on the classic who , which is essentially the original series that was aired back in the days of black and white tv .

yes ,you can notice that the scenes that need to be out of this world are made of things in miniature and
 then filmed with zoom to make the objects feel real-ish , but  it's still cool , explains all the history  ...
if you are interested in watching doctor who , at least the new series , i would not spoil it for you but remember , once you get in there's no coming back , alons-y?!

let me just mention that doctor who is the best thing that has happened to me recently , one fine addition to my Geeky lifestyle :)

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iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: Which is better



Have a look at this a very fine post comparing apple  ipad mini and google's nexus 7 tablet devices ,
iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: Don't sound the death gong yet .this post really stands out from the rest because it does not have any form of fanboyism over there just plain old comparison ...



iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7" Apple, for example, devoted ample energy to pointing out how its new iPad Mini has a larger screen than Google's Nexus 7 -- and yep, it sure does. The "7.9-inch" figure listed for the iPad Mini's screen can tell you that. You know what else has a larger screen than the Nexus 7? Every other tablet with a screen size greater than 7 inches. A larger screen on a smaller tablet is not inherently better; the whole point of the smaller tablet is that, you know, it's smaller. By design. " 

very good point if you think about it , i mean a larger screen is good for doing many things but a smaller device has to be small enough , and apple has done that by  keeping the bezel less , Personally i like that approach  it gives me more screen real estate to play with


23 October 2012

PC maintenance



Hello guys ,
our computers are delicate pieces of technology and need care , but it's not only the hardware that needs cleaning and  protection , but the software end too ,does require maintenance so let us see  some simple things to do to keep your computer running snappy through out the years......  

Download Wikipedia !!




Hey there ,
Guys, let's face it we all use Wikipedia for most of our project research , and there are moments when we wish that we could save the page for offline viewing , but how do we do that ?
Read on to find out ...

22 October 2012

we have moved url

i have moved urls , which you already know but that means i need to reverify technorati :
so here you go !!

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A very intresting thing happened to me

Right now when I was  checking my blog views I saw this and this is totally so sure man , really it is a big coincidence that even our fb page has 44 likes ? I mean I am completely freaking out!!  :-)  any ways heres' the screenie

Scheduling your Facebook or twitter post



Hey Guys ,
So we all think of some interesting statuses but  we don't post them because
  • It's in the middle of the night 
  • It is just after I posted my previous status 
  • no one is online !(for facebook)
and so the idea slips our minds and we cant post them ever , don't worry my friend you can schedule your  thought and it will be posted on Facebook/twitter at your set time on your set date !!!

20 October 2012

First install applications for windows PC






 Hello guys,

Today I am going to share with you , The must have applications for anybody who just got  their computer at least for basic usage, all these apps are free or have a free versions. these are frankly the first things I install over a fresh install of windows , and I hope you all will love these apps , many of you would be familiar with most of these apps .