Wow! The Next-Gen bulb is here. The Bluetooth Bulb lets you pair your phone with one or more lights in your home, and you can control them via an app. And the best part is, you will be able to control the brightness, the timing of turning the bulb on and off, and with the RGB model only your imagination is the limit of the number of colors you can create.
This stunning water fountain at Osaka Station, Japan, can display amazing patters and even the time. The ingenious system is based on dot matrix printer technology that emits illuminated water droplets that is controlled digitally. The patterns are said to reproduce images stored on a computer. I wish I had one in my bathroom which would help me check the time during my shower . Enjoy the video below
Here’s a much closer look
This was like a treasure found when I went to my native few weeks back. The device that you see in the picture was something that I made during my good old college days. This was one of the most exciting stuff that I ever did. So what’s so great about this device? Well, you can turn on/off any of your electrical devices such as lights or fan or whatever you can think of, using your computer, and this device acts like a controller. For all the techies out there wondering how this stuff works. There is a software application that I developed using Visual Basic which displays couple of buttons that act like virtual switches and are mapped to the electrical devices that you would like to turn on/off. The software controls this device and the device in turn controls these electrical devices.
So why the hell did I make this stuff??? I was too lazy to get up and switch on/off the fan every time the room got a bit chill/warm while I was on the computer.
Yeah, you read that right. Google’s new project called Screenwise offers to pay people to have their web use tracked in order to improve Google products and services. You can check out more at http://www.google.com/landing/screenwisepanel/
What if you could make your laptop a Wi-Fi Hotspot with no additional hardware installed? Mind blowing right? This is exactly what Connectify does. Just install the software of your laptop and you’re ready to go. The only problem is that, if you already have software that manages your Wi-Fi, you’ll have to disable it or sometimes even uninstall it. But I guess it’s still worth the effort.
Now this is something cool that you can do while having a chat on Facebook. All you need to do is place the username or profile Id of the user within double brackets. So let’s say if the username is something like MyUsername then you need to type in [[MyUsername]].
Here are some of them you can try out
Pirate – [[CaptainJackSparrow]]
Santa Claus – [[TheMagicOfSantaClaus]]
TroLL – []
MEGUSTA – []
YAO – []
Lol – []
Poker face – []
Forever ALONE – []
OKAY – []
Forever alone navidad – []
Feel like a Sir -[]
Merry Xmas – [] [] [] [] [].
[] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
Here are some of the interesting Google tricks. I couldn’t get some of them working in IE8, so better try them in Firefox. Incase the following links don’t work, please type them into the Google search box.
Google Hacker Homepage (This isn’t a keyword, just a link)
Google Pirate Homepage (This isn’t a keyword, just a link)
ascii art (Worked in IE8, but not FireFox)
Google Gravity (Interestingly, not a Google trick. Try it in Chrome)
I’ll keep updating the list as and when I come across similar stuff. As of now, have fun with these
Update 1: Google has added one more trick to its list. Check this out let it snow
Can you imagine charging your mobile phone without any wires or cables? Well, I would say this is the next most awesome thing for me.
You might be wondering how the technology works. Well, it’s using Inductive charging. Though the technology is not very new, it’s become very efficient over the years and is now capable of even charging electric cars. Check this out, Nissan LEAF 2.0 to feature wireless charging.
Oh yes, and by the way you could already start charging your iPhone wirelessly using PowerMat.
Here are couple of tips that would help your Facebook from being hacked.
- Strong Passwords: Your password is the main source of access to your account. So keep it strong. Use combination of lower and upper case characters, numbers and special characters.
- Tough “secret answer”: Birthdays and pets names can be easily guessed. Hence, they are not the best secret answers.
- Run a virus scan: Update your Antivirus virus definitions before you run a scan and make sure your system doesn’t have any Viruses and Malwares.
- Enable Secure Browsing in Facebook: This would help you browse Facebook on a secure connection. You can find this setting under Account Settings -> Security -> Secure Browsing.
- Enable Login Notifications: This would help you to know if your account is being accessed by someone else from a different machine or location. You can find this setting under Account Settings -> Security -> Login Notifications.
- Avoid Facebook Apps you are unfamiliar with.
- Keep your profile information private: Keeping your profile information private would avoid hackers getting your details like birthdays and so on. This information can in turn be used to gain access to other services like email or twitter. Also, keep your personal pictures and videos private so that they are not misused.
- Don’t select “Keep me logged in” option: Make sure the “Keep me logged in” option is not selected when you access Facebook from a public computer like a cyber cafe.
- Check the Facebook URL: Once the Facebook home page is loaded. Make sure you check the URL before logging in. Viruses and Malwares can redirect you to a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical as Facebook. Use https://www.facebook.com/ instead of http, this would help you avoid landing on a Phishing site.
- Log out once you’re done: Once you’re done using Facebook, make sure you “Log Out” and not just close the browser window.