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Samsung and Acer launch chromebooks

BySiliconIndia, Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 17:28 IST  Bangalore: In the Google's I/O conference, Google announced that Chrome OS notebooks, called Chromebooks will be available in the market by July 15. Samsung had also displayed the details of new Chromebook laptops. Now Samsung has unveiled two new versions of their Chromebook Series 5 with Google's chrome OS.  The products come with an Atom dual-core processor from Intel N570. The laptops have 12.1-inch display with a brightness of up to 300 candelas and a HD webcam. The battery of the laptops provide about 8.5 hours of life. Samsung said that the boot up time is less than 10 seconds. It weighs 1.45 kg and it is about 2 cm thick. Samsung's Chromebook comes with silver and white design. The product one with Wi-Fi will cost about 25470, (400 euros), while the version with a UMTS module will cost about 50 Euros more. The Chrome OS also comes pre-installed with the notebook and it keeps it online permanently, but it has a…

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 – 1 Year License Activation Trick

In this article, we are going to trick Kaspersky original (Any Language including English) to run execute license details of CBE but run like a Full Licensed version. MyDigitalLife suggested a trick to implant a DLL file of CBE version containing License activation information into the installation directory of regular Kaspersky Internet Security version.

1. Register on ComputerBild.de if you still haven’t. If already a member, move on to next step.

2. Go to Giveaway URL and Tick the check box for “Persönlichen Lizenzschlüssel anfordern oder verlängern” and click on “Lizenzschlüssel anfordern” link.


3. You will soon receive an email containing License Key which I guess is same for everyone – MBA76-XXXXX-XXXXX-AVH37 but still follow the above procedure as ComputerBild account is necessary for further renewals.

4. Download the KIS 2011 Trial Setup in your desired language from Kaspersky site.

5. Download cbi.dll which is extracted from the KIS 2011 CBE installation directory.

Put all your Emails on a USB Drive for Offline Access

How do you ensure that you always have access to all your emails - even at places where there is no Internet or when you aren’t carrying your own laptop? One of the popular options is that you use a tool likeMicrosoft Outlookto download all your emails to the computer beforehand and you can then read them anywhere even in offline mode. Both Gmail and Hotmail offer POP3 access to help you download messages using any email client while there areeasy workaroundsfor Yahoo Mail. There are some downsides though. First, most email clients aren’t portable (can you carry emails on a USB drive?) and second, if all you want is offline access to your Gmail messages and nothing extra, Outlook is probably too heavy a tool for that purpose. I have been testing a Windows-only utility calledMailStorethat seems like an ideal solution for such a problem – the tool is free, there’s a portable version for your USB stick and best of all, it works out of the box with your email account without requiring any co…

Xi3 Introduces First Chrome OS Based Desktop Computer: ChromiumPC

Xi3, a newly formed, little know company based in Salt Lake City, Utah has garnered the distinction of becoming the first company to make the world’s first desktop computer to run on Google Chrome. Known as the Chromium PC Modular Computer, the computer comes in the form of a small cube. It requires just 20 watts of power to run and is a dual-core modular computer. The system can be used in tandem with your existing desktop and can run under your existing primary OS. The ChromiumPC has been under development since 2009 and it’s now that the product has been deemed ready for large scale production. It supports almost all x86 based operating systems including Windows, Linux and Unix. Xi3 says that they think the market is now ready for a desktop computer with a cloud based operating system, which Google currently has. Using the Chromium PC and switching the OS is very easy if we are to believe Xi3. However we think it involves the rather daunting process of removing and inserting the I/O…

The impact of Social networking on our day-to-day lives

In the wake of accepting technological advancements, we’ve also come to embrace the term ‘social-networking.’ Starting as an easy way of communication, social networks have accelerated their pace towards transmogrifying our lives. Whether at the comfort of our homes or while commuting, they have become the intruders in our PC screens, mobile devices and our lives. They’ve brought in varied changes in the way we socialize. Let’s discuss a few impacts that the trend of social networking has brought in: Communication: Social networking has changed the way we’d once communicate with friends and family. Social sites have becomes a primary means of communication with Facebook topping the list. It introduces effortless communication with someone on the opposite end of the globe. Its not just mere communication, finding a long lost friend, sending invitations, sharing pictures, letting everyone know what’s on your mind is all made quite simple. Teenagers: Teenagers often tend to accept and adapt t…

Protect Your Data with Proper Backups

Guest post by Rob Boirun.
We live in the age of computers and information technology. Almost everything these days is done with the help of a computer: writing letters, sharing pictures and documents, doing homework, filing taxes, and so much more. While using computers can certainly speed up our work, it also makes us more prone to data loss and a host of other new problems.
When all your important information is stored in only one virtual location, a computer crash can be enough to cause serious damage to your work, your finances, maybe even your entire life. Admittedly, the computers today are considerably more reliable than they were a couple of decades ago but the risk of data loss remains. This is precisely the reason you should make a habit out of backing up your computer data, especially the important ones. The good news is that there are several tools you can use to create proper backups: flash disks, DVDs, external hard drives, online storage, and so on. There …

DriveLocker: Hide Any Hard Drive Partition on Your Computer

I have partitioned my hard drive into 2 parts: C and D. C, as is normally, is dedicated for installation files and such. My D drive is dedicated to songs and all types of personal files. Since I often have friends over who use my computer, I was looking for a way to hide my personal drive from them. I need a way to hide my D drive. And that way was excellently provided by DriveLocker. [You may also try: Restrict Users From Opening a Hard Disk Partition] DriveLocker is a wonderful program for Windows computers that hides any hard drive partition of your choice. Through the images and description below, you will see how it works. First of all, you will need to download the program’s ZIP archive that is only 23KB large. Then you will need to extract the executable within this archive. Opening this EXE file will run the program, no installation will be required. This is what the program looked like on my computer: Initially both drives will be unchecked. This means that I can view both my dri…

Get Rid of Autorun Virus with USB Immunizer

Autorun.inf, the very well known virus carrier can now be immunized using Bitdefender’s USB Immunizer. This Autoruntechnology(introduced by Microsoft) has grabbed lots of hatred from security experts. Autorun.inf is a configuration file which knows what actions to perform when a new removable device is attached, but this is used by malware for spreading virus on to other computers(when the same USB is plugged into another computer).
·Using Bitdefender’s USB Immunizer you can immunize your computer and USB, thus no more virus spread. USB Immunizer actually disables the Auto run feature and deactivates the Autorun.inf file thus the malware can’t modify it. ·The only disadvantage I found is you can’t activate Autorun once you deactivate using USB Immunizer, so think twice before you take action.
·One of the best alternatives to USB Immunizer is Panda Research USB Vaccine. Even it does the same i.e. disabling Autorun but I would prefer USB Immunizer to USB Vaccine as USB Vaccine needs instal…

Apple Releases iMac 2011, Adds Quad-Core Processors

After a series of rumors Apple has finally released itsnew 2011 line of iMacs. These refreshed iMacs runs on Intel’s quad-core Sandy Bridge processors in all models. Apple also added the high speed Thunderbolt portsto iMac 2011, which was expected after the release of newMacBook Proswhich included the Thunderbolt technology. Users can expect a significant improvement in graphics intensive tasks as iMacs 2011are blessed withAMD Radeon HD 6xxx seriesof graphics. Another change made in iMac 2011 is the addition of Ambient Light Sensor near the Face Time HD camera for automatic adjustment of brightness, it is similar to the ambient light sensors found in iPhone and MacBook Pros.
Features, specs and price of iMac 2011:
       21.5-inch model (2.5GHz)Processor: Intel core i5 2.5 GHz quad-core AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB memory2GB RAM500GB HDDStarting price: $1,19921.5-inch model (2.7GHz)Processor: Intel core i5 2.7 GHz quad-core

Try XBox Kinect at your Home before you buy!

I’m sure you always wanted to try the immensely popular Kinect. Don’t worry, now you can try it before you buy. Its an initiative from XBox India.



Simply visit the stores listed below and experience the magic of the Kinect, right at home.
1. E Zone: Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
2. E Zone: Powai
3. E Zone: Koramangala Mall, Bengaluru  (Bangalore) BTW did you know that Microsoft Kinect according to Guinness World Records is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device on record. Microsoft has sold more than 10 million Kinect since its launched on 4th Nov.

PaperPhone ups ante for thin smartphones

By Mumbai Mirror Bureau

The world’s first interactive paper computer has been developed, and it is set to revolutionise the world of interactive computing. Professor Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab, created the PaperPhone, which is best described as a flexible iPhone.

“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” Vertegaal said. “This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen,” he explained.


The smartphone prototype does everything a smartphone does, like store books, play music or make phone calls.

But its display consists of a 9.5 cm diagonal thin film flexible E-Ink display. The flexible form of the display makes it much more portable that any current mobile computer, that is, it will shape with your pocket.

Vertegaal will unveil his paper computer …

Airtel 3G Data Card

Airtel 3G Data Card



Before launching the 3G services , Airtel has launched the new USB 3G data card . The new Airtel 3G Data Card will be currently used for wireless Internet access over Airtel 2G/2.75G GSM services across India.Once Airtel launch their 3G services , the same data card can be used to access the 3G network.


The new Airtel 3G data card is Plug and Play device .It supports EDGE/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps speed and is compatible with Windows / MAC .
Airtel 3G Data Card – 3.6Mbps
·Model : Huawei E153 ·Speed HSDPA 3.6Mbps ·Network customized simlock to airtel network, plug n play ·Chipset qualcomm MSM6246 ·Radio for 3G HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, receive diversity ·also compatible with EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ·