Have you ever wonder how big the TV can go? As of now, the world’s largest, biggest television is 150-inch high-definiton plasma TV unveiled by Panasonic.
The giant TV features an 8.84 million pixel image resolution. Its screen is the equivalent of nine 50-inch sets, with an effective viewing area of 11 feet. This is a step up from Panasonic previous by-then world’s largest 103 inch plasma.
Even though Panasonic not yet announce the price of 150 inch, for 103 inch, it cost $70,000 when it launched.
When I was young, the biggest TV I know of is 29 inches. It’s quite funny when I look back time. I feel like the future will be funnier and funnier as technology advances on.
Source : Yahoo News
We all are worried about our privacy on the World Wide Web. With technology advancing and bad boys are releasing bad things every day, we all have to install the antivirus and antispyware that we think would protect us from evil.
We normally ignore that our trusted applications might sometimes be tracking on us. Even if their intention is to improve their program not to invade our privacy, I do mind.
Let’s take a look at Adobe InDesign CS3.
Thanks to Dan from uneasysilence, he noticed that when you start Adobe InDesign CS3, the applications try to connect to 192.168.112.207. Yes it is look like an internal IP address. But hey, take a look again, it is not! It is actually connecting to 192.168.112.2O7.net. You see? Really evil, huh?
Dan find out that 192.168.112.2O7.net is owned by Omniture, a huge behavioral analytics firm.
Well, Adobe says they want to know more about their users. But, in my opinion, putting behavior analysis software in an application without informing the user is really bad thing. But the worst thing is that the 2O7.net URL was chosen to spoof it like a local address. They are intentionally spying on us. I don’t know about how other people would feel, but for me, I’ve lost trust in Adobe.
Now Firefox 3 comes into second beta phase. Previously, many people complained about the Firefox add-on compatibility on Firefox 3 beta 1. Now it is improved on Beta 2. Many popular Firefox add-ons added support to Firefox 3.
For incompatible add-ons, you can use Nightly Tester Tool to force them work with Firefox 3 and they work!
For me, I just want to try Firefox 3 without touching my old Firefox 2 setting. So that I download portable version and trying now. So far, Firefox 3 looks like it will survive memory leaking issue that killed Firefox 2.
I come back from vacation only to find BtoN has got a lot of comments (some are spammy). Please excuse me if there’s any delayed in reply. There’s a little drip in traffic (trust me I’ll make it up). For my email inbox? Yes, there are many (really many) emails that I need to read or delete.
Meanwhile, Yahoo! has released long-awaited Yahoo! Messenger for Vista. I’ve just installed now and will follow up a full review later. As of now, Yahoo! Messenger for Vista looks really really buggy and omit a lot of features(such as voice call, video call, phone out/in, etc). If Yahoo! can’t iron out those bugs, they should drop the whole project.
If you want to see Yahoo! UI intended for Vista, you should download Yahoo! messenger for Vista Preview version and install it as you can still use your old messenger also.
Hello, everyone, I’ll be going on vacation for a week. So that excuse me for a while. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy browsing through my archives and make sure you’ve read all my top posts to get idea of what Bridge to Nova is really about.
I don’t trust Cnet anyway. I have always doubted about their product reviews and ratings. I’m sure all of these reviews are clearly biased based on how well someone paid them.
You know what? Cnet just named Vista as top ten terrible technology of the year. Come on, I confessed that Vista has been out for almost a year and has got many resistance than XP introduction was. But this is because XP has been out for 5 years and as strong as a rock. When the time XP was introduced, everybody was sick with Windows 9x Blue Screen of Death.
I’m sure Cnet must be paid by Apple marketing guys behind the door. Just look at their pathetic sentence such as:
Windows Vista conforms to all of the above. Its incompatibility with hardware, its obsessive requirement of human interaction to clear security dialogue box warnings and its abusive use of hated DRM, not to mention its general pointlessness as an upgrade
Isn’t this funny?
I wonder whether Apple marketing guys has got anything to do other than to attack Windows Vista. I mean Apple should tell their potential customers about how good their MAC is and why they should get it. Not simply making a stupid ads like below.
The only thing good about this ads is the idea of using two leaderboards to make one video ads. That’s it. Are you thinking to buy a MAC in the near future? Read my top 10 reasons why you shouldn’t waste your money on MAC.
We are living in a world that is constantly revolving, aren’t we? Your iphone might worth $599 when you buy and only after three months the same iphone worth only $399?
Yeah, technology evolution is very fast. Now for the notebook (laptop) world, there are many new ideas popping up every day. How do you feel about dual-screen notebook? Huh? That would be like a real book-a-like.
Wondering where is the keyboard or mouse? There are not there anymore. That’s revolving indeed. When you want to type, the other screen will show you virtual keyboard and touchpad. As with all new ideas, we’ll have to wait and see whether this could turn into reality or not.
Reference : gadgets-reviews
I’m going to have vacation for about 3 days. This is a must go trip from our company. So that I couldn’t post for the next three days. Sorry for that! Hey, after I came back, I’ll make it up for that. It’s a deal, ok?
I’ve always been a big fan of Yahoo! Messenger in IM world. I’ve tried AIM, MSN, Gtalk, Skype, but nothing can beat Yahoo! Messenger.
Even though Skype and Gtalk are much better in VOIP call, Yahoo! messenger smiley and audible, their amazing interfaces make me stick to it.
Now Yahoo! announce on their blog that they are releasing Yahoo! Messenger 9 Beta version. Actually, I’m waiting for Yahoo! Messenger for Vista (Yahoo! did promise on their blog that this will release soon too).
Here is the screenshot of new amazing Yahoo! messenger 9 Beta.
New features in version 9 are:
- A whole new look for your contact list.
- Brand new skins and emoticons!
- New Flickr integration in the photo sharing feature.
- A new in-line media player that makes it easy to view maps, photos and videos from sites like Yahoo! Video and YouTube right in the IM window.
- New features for voice calls. (Like forwarding to your mobile and voicemail)
I’ve already installed on my PC and it is quite lovable. If you wanna enjoy new interfaces, you can download Yahoo! Messenger Beta.
You should install only if you want to experience new interfaces and features. Remember Beta versions are not as good as final version. Here I quote from Yahoo! blog
As with any new Beta software, Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 is not perfect but we think we got most of the major bugs out.