Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

DARPA’s Top Strategic Research Programs

While browsing, I came across this page which details the current projects DARPA (US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is working on. After reading it all, I have to agree, it is truly bad-ass.

  • Filed under: Science, Technology
  • Difference Between $100 And $100,000 Speakers

    There is certainly gotta be a difference between expensive audiophile speakers and cheap do-the-job ones. Gizmodo explains that difference.

  • Filed under: Technology
  • Kindle 2

    Kindle 2 has been launched by and I am extremely tempted.

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  • Filed under: Hardware, Technology
  • A NSA certifed Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device, Spectra Edge.


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  • Obama – The President 2.0


    An article in Newsweek by Daniel Lyons aka ‘The Fake Steve Jobs’. Here he talks about how the new POTUS will use the internet army he has built. Read it here.

    Now that I have made the switch to Mac OS X, I am updating my list of applications (previous post) that I use for technical as well as general purposes. When it comes to ‘getting the job done’, these applications are of great value.

    • Operating System – OS X Leopard
    • Integrated Development Environment – Xcode, Netbeans 6.5, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (on XP Pro using VMware Fusion), Adobe Dreamweaver, TextMate, Terminal
    • Languages – VB.NET, Ruby, C, C++, C#, ASP.NET, HTML, Javascript
    • Content Manegment System – Joomla
    • FTP client – FileZilla
    • Blog – WordPress
    • Blog Publishing – Windows Live Writer (this one has really no substitute, its excellent, although i have to run it virtually)
    • Backup – Time Machine, Mozy Home
    • Browser – Safari, Firefox and IE7 (for testing only)
    • Mail Client – Mail
    • Antivirus – Don’t need it anymore, yippie
    • Firewall – Doorstop X Firewall for Mac
    • Graphics Program – Adobe Photoshop
    • Photo Editor – Aperture
    • Others – VMware Fusion ( I Use it to bootup XP Pro or Ubuntu 8.10 virtually), iWork, Office 2007 (virtually), Evernote (for the mac it’s an excellent alternate of OneNote), Adium (all chat clients signed at once)

    Links: Worth A Read

    Mossberg Says Innovation is the Key to Success During the Econaclypse

    Under worm attack, US Army bans USB drives

    Microsoft to Offer Free Virus Protection Software for Windows

    Mac Viruses Continue to Lag Behind Windows Counterparts

    Study: time kids spend online not wasted after all

  • Filed under: Links, Technology
  • Chandrayaan-1 – A View Of The Earth

    Chandrayaan-1 took this photo of Earth from Earth orbit on October 29, 2008 at 12:30 PM IST. Near the center of the disk is the northwestern coast of Australia; the Sun glints off the Indian Ocean adjacent to that coast.

    It’s breathtakingly beautiful!

    Photo Credit: ISRO

    Internet – From Then To Now

    From ARPANET to Web 2.0, the evolution of Internet has given communication, commerce and entertainment a whole new meaning. CNET has prepared a list of 50 most significant moments of Internet history which focuses on the events that mattered the most in this epic journey which started 40 years back. This one is a must read.

  • Filed under: Links, Technology, Web
  • A Report On Three Classic Personal Computers

    While browsing through some old backups yesterday, I found an illustrated report titled ‘A Report on Three Classic Personal Computers‘ which I had submitted under my “Small Computer Systems: Organization and Architecture” subject.

    If you are curious about the ancestors of the machine you are reading this post on, then this report really makes an interesting read. The content requirement for the report was as under:

    The classic systems must have been made within the years 1972 to 1990 and be non-IBM-PC compatible (i.e. not running MS-DOS). The systems must also be predominantly consumer products, not systems that were intended for use as dedicated computers for the military or business or terminals that connected to mainframes.

    Structure of the Report:

    • Summary
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
    • Main Body
    • Conclusion
    • References