Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Technology drives BALLOONs to provide internet in remote areas

Google launches huge balloon which has the ability to provide internet in remote and difficult terrain — mountain ranges and jungles.

Wonder how these balloons could stay at a fixed point???
The basic idea behind this is that these huge balloons make use of wind,solar energy and complex algorithms to stay in a fixed part of the sky.

Google says its ultimate goal is to bring Internet to the two-thirds of the world that do not have or simply can't afford Internet access. 

check the video below to know the extraordinary idea how this actually works :


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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Now u can listen to the voice of telephone inventor - ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL


Alexander Graham Bell

The most common gadget each and every person holds today is none other than Mobile,which was developed based on the idea of telephone.

The inventor of such a wonderful thing (Telephone) may have died over 90 years age but still u can hear his voice.

Smithsonian researchers recovered Bell's voice from a historical recording by using optical technology, Smithsonian Magazine reported.

The recording was recovered from a wax-and-cardboard disc that dates back to April 15, 1885, the magazine said.

I guess you are very excited to hear his voice now. Aren't you?

"— hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell.”

 Listen to the inventor's voice, here.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Technology turns paper in to touchscreen developed by FUJITSU

The technology has been grown so rapidly that every device or gadget we use is made of touchscreen including mobile, ipad, computer and many more.But what about paper???

Fujitsu has developed a technology that detects objects your finger is touching in the real world, effectively turning any surface — a piece of paper, for example — into a touchscreen, DigInfo reports.

Taichi Murase, a researcher at Fujitsu's Media Service System Lab explains "This system doesn't use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology".

Friday, 12 April 2013

Possibility to hijack a plane with android app-HUGO TESO

Imagine the kind of chaos a malicious hacker could cause if he or she were able to take over an airplane simply using android phone. with a tap of his or her fingers, the hacker could arbitrarily control the plane remotely and redirect its path. Does it sound like a Hollywood movie plan,think again, because that's exactly the scenario a German security researcher laid out on Wednesday at a
conference in Amsterdam.

Hugo Teso, a security researcher for the German IT consultancy firm — he is a trained commercial pilot as well — explained at the Hack in the Box security conference that a protocol used to transmit data to commercial airplanes can be hacked, turning the hacker into a full-fledged hijacker.

The flawed protocol is a data exchange system called Aircraft Communications Addressing and Report System, or ACARS. Exploiting its flaws, as well as the bugs found in flight management software made by companies like Honeywell, Thales, and Rockwell Collins, Teso maintains he can take over a plane by sending it his own malicious radio signals. To do that, he has created an exploit framework, codenamed SIMON, and an Android app called PlaneSploit that can communicate with the airplanes' Flight Management Systems (FMS). 




Twitter is about to launch its music app this weekend

Its time to rock. Twitter is about to launch its long-rumored standalone music app this weekend, according to a report.

We Are Hunted announced it had been acquired by Twitter. (Another poorly kept secret, this acquisition likely occurred last year and was revealed by CNET last month.)

We Are Hunted focused on the top trending music on social media, and the Twitter Music app will likely do the same — plus suggest what other tunes you might like based on what you've listened to, and allow you to buy tracks via iTunes.

A streaming-only service, it will feature Sound cloud clips you can listen to from within the app and music videos from Vevo, according to AllThingsD. CNET previous reported that the app would be divided into four sections, including "#NowPlaying", and that a Twitter account would not be necessary to use it.

What we don't have a lot of details on is what platform the app is launching on. CNET's report said it would be iOS only,AllThingsD's sources don't specify.

Will this be an another app that android users have to wait more time to experience it? 

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Set top box mandatory in INDIA

All this started because of digitization(set top box) of analogue cable system.TV signals are distributed to households through various platforms such as cable, direct-to-home (DTH), internet protocol TV (IPTV) and headend-in-the-sky (HITS). Cable is the largest platform, followed by DTH.

Cable TV distribution broadly involves three phases: broadcasters encrypt their signals and transmit them to a satellite; multi-system operators (MSOs) download these signals and pass them on to local cable operators; these LCOs then carry them to consumers through co-axial cables or optical fibres.

DTH eliminates the need of an intermediary between the MSO and the consumer. The consumers have to install a small satellite on their rooftop and can download the signals transmitted by MSOs. A set-top box decrypts the signals and viewers can watch channels of their choice.

DTH signals are transmitted through a wireless technology and the system is digital. IPTV uses broadband and is also digital.

Why digitise everything?