January 2007 archive

First ever HD DVD-R notebook by Toshiba

Toshiba is going to release the first laptop which will be able to burn HD DVD-R‘s this February end in Japan. Many of Toshiba’s previous models already have an HD DVD reader.

This notebook (G30/97A) will be sporting an Intel 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, a 320 GB hard disk, a TV Tuner card and a 17-inch widescreen display (16:9 aspect ratio). It also has an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output. It will run the new operating system, Windows Vista Home Premium. But, it weighs 4.8 kg. A bit heavy?

To coincide with Toshiba’s launch, Hitachi Maxell will also begin selling HD DVD-R media. A single layer HD DVD-R can store 15GB of data and will be available soon for around $10-$12.

A little bit of math – Answer

I was quite amazed by how many people got it. I spent half and hour on it, and when I finally got it, I felt like banging my head against the wall!

The trick to answering it is to read each letter aloud from left to right.

1
1 1
2 1
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1

One
One One
Two One
One Two One One
One One One Two Two One

Still stumped?

One
One One
Two One
One Two, One One
One One, One Two, Two One.

For those fused tubelights that still haven’t got it – each line describes the previous line.

So, the next line would be

Three One, Two Two, One One
3 1 2 2 1 1

And after that

One Three, One One, Two Two, Two One
1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1

and so on.

Here’s a link to the complete GLAT. It’s quite an interesting read, with questions such as “This space is intentionally left blank. Please fill it with something to improve upon the emptiness.”

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The second Xbox 360 revealed: codename Zephyr

So here is a nifty piece of information for all the quizzers.

Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn’t released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out? Well, here’s your answer: we landed pictures of what appears to be the second Xbox 360 — the Xbox 360 v2, if you will — codenamed Zephyr. (The original Xbox 360, if you recall, was codenamed Xenon.) The long rumored about and awaited update to the console won’t just feature a new, cooler 65nm processor, it’s also finally added an HDMI port for full digital 1080p pleasure, as well as a 120GB drive, just what the doctor ordered. The 120GB drive may or may not come bundled with the kit, we don’t yet know, just as we also don’t yet know how much a Zephyr 360 is going to run (we imagine it’ll go for the same price as currently so they can keep up a little on their expanding margin). But our very kind Xbox insider seemed happy to let us know we’d be able to get them “soon.”

Source: Engadget

New stuff

hi everyone,

some intresting tricks which i found recently:-

1)this trick allows you to create anonymous folders.
for this trick to work use the num-lock numbers ie. numbers given on the right hand side of your keyboard.
first,create a new folder on the desktop.
now click rename.
then press alt + 0160
done.

2)this trick will help you to increase the speed of your internet connection.
do the following steps:-
i)go —run—-gpedit.msc
ii)Then go to:Local Computer Policy
then Computer Configurationthen Administrative Templates
then Network
then QOS Packet Scheduler and
then to Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
the properties will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab i.e.”By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well.

3)here’s a gmail server update:-
the gmail server fails to recognise (.)-dots . so whats the use, well the thing is if your e-mail i.d. is ank3it@gmail.com then a.n.k.3.i.t@gmail.com is also valid. so if you compose a mail and send it to a.n.k.3.i.t@gmail.com or a.n.k3it@gmail.com or ank.3.it@gmail.com then the same person will receive it. however this type of recognition is invalid on the login page.

i found this blog- it will help the quizzer’s
http://visual-facts.blogspot.com/
specially the photo’s,they are good.

Apple’s iPhone Finally Announced

Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple’s history — and that’s saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today. Yeah, we said it: “iPhone,” the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it’d been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J’s eye (comments, Cisco?). Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device include a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it’s close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 4GB or 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR and A2DP, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quadband GSM radio with EDGE. Perhaps most amazingly, though, it somehow runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes (of course) with CoverFlow out of the gate. A partnership with Yahoo will allow all iPhone customers to hook up with free push IMAP email. Apple quotes 5 hours of battery life for talk or video, with a full 16 hours in music mode — no word on standby time yet. In a twisted way, this is one rumor mill we’re almost sad to see grind to a halt; after all, when is the next time we’re going to have an opportunity to run this picture? The 4GB iPhone will go out the door in the US as a Cingular exclusive for $499 on a two-year contract, 8GB for $599. Ships Stateside in June, Europe in fourth quarter, Asia in 2008 :(. So all the ipod fans, be ready for a deep hole in the pocket
Source:Engadget

Some pics:


A little bit of math

This is a problem I found in one of Google’s entrance tests. You don’t need to be the natural descendant of Euler to answer it, and please, I beg you not to Google and post the answers.


1
1 1
2 1
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1

What is the next line?

The answer shalt be revealed in a week.

1 2