Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Robot will take your video

Lets robot do video on you! Rovio is a robotic webcam with microphone and speaker for 2-way audio.  This wi-fi connected bad little bot will stream video and audio to your favorite web-enabled browser anywhere in the world! Use your PC, your MAC, your iPhone, even your PS3 to control Rovio.In this way meatbags will have the illusion of control over the machine.  Drive the bot around the house, take pictures of the family and e-mail them to friends.  All this can be done from thousands of miles away.

Every human family should own a Rovio.  This way the machines will be able to see and hear everything you do.  Rather meatbags will be able see and hear everything other meatbags do.

It is Controlled remotely 24/7 from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Rovio detects your computer settings and guides you through the setup process. Its head-mounted moveable camera and wide range of vision enable you to see and hear exactly what Rovio sees and hears, on your screen. Set waypoints so that Rovio can navigate itself around your home, without having to control each step yourself!

  •  At the click of a button, send Rovio back to the charging dock using its self-docking capabilities - even when you are not at home!
  •  Guide Rovio through dimly lit locations with the aid of its built-in LED headlight.
  •  Rechargeable NiMH battery included
  •  1 x Charging dock with built-in TrueTrack Beacon
  •  3 x Omni-directional wheels
  •  1 x Head-mounted VGA camera
  •  1 x Speaker and 1 x microphone for 2-way audio
  •  USB connectivity
  •  Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b and 802.11g)
  •  Dimensions: 10" x 9" x 4" (8" with camera full extended)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Firefox almost done finishing their mobile version

Mozilla’s hinting that the first version of Firefox for mobile phones will ready for distribution in the next couple of weeks. That’s good news--more competitors only serve to keep everyone on their toes.
Despite its popularity on PCs, Firefox has been noticeably absent from the mobile market, which has been left mostly to WebKit-based browsers. “If things go smoothly, says Jay Sullivan, Mozilla’s vice president for mobile platforms, “we'll have a version out in the next few weeks.”
Firefox mobile is based on the same code as Firefox 3.6, a beta version of which is now available for PCs. And, using a plug-in called Weave, the mobile version will be able to sync bookmarks and passwords with its PC sibling. (It’ll have it’s own logo, though: the Pocketfox! The fennec was unavailable for comment.)
Firefox is expected to be first available for the Nokia N900, with later roll-outs for Windows Mobile and Android smartphones.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The smallest Spectrum analyzer

Wi-Spy is the world's smallest 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer and has been designed specifically for troubleshooting and analyzing Wi-Fi networks. Its software allows recording and playback of data traces and draws pretty graphs.
We're excited about Wi-Spy 2.4x and think you will be, too! The hardware has been redesigned to increase the frequency and amplitude resolution with an added reverse-polarity SMA adapter. Wi-Spy 2.4x is packaged with a powerful little antenna, so it’s good from the start but it's also a snap to screw-on any RP-SMA antenna you choose. The Chanalyzer software has been upgraded to version 2.1, which takes full advantage of the higher resolution with improved graphics and an even friendlier user interface.
  • Increased frequency and amplitude resolution
  • Helps you identify wi-fi interference (802.11 b/g/n, microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Frequency range is 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
  • Record/playback data traces
  • Frequency/amplitude marker
  • Frequency / Wi-Fi / Zigbee channel labels
  • Save or copy image to clipboard
  • Spectral, Topographic, and Planar Views
  • Download Beta version of software for Mac
  • More details here

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blackberry open opprtunity to developers

RIM has announced the future of  the BlackBerry Widget Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable third party application developers tobuild rich, integrated applications for BlackBerry® smartphones using common web technologies. With the new BlackBerry Widget SDK, developers can build web-based applications for BlackBerry smartphones with advanced features and functionality, a capability only previously available for BlackBerry applications written in Java®. 

A BlackBerry Widget uses the BlackBerry® Browser engine torender an application's user interface using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.Developers are able to use existing web content to create BlackBerry Widgets and extend the capabilities of their web applications using BlackBerry Widget APIs.

Using the new BlackBerry Widget APIs, developers can, for example, create seamless interaction between a widget and the BlackBerry email and calendar applications, create widgets with the ability to view or editfiles and documents stored on the smartphone, access location-based services orthe media player, and more. Developers can also take advantage of RIM's unique push technology, enabling dynamic widgets that can run in the background andprovide proactive alerts to users in a timely manner.

"BlackBerry Widgets open up a world of opportunities for developers to build and bring to market web applications for BlackBerry smartphones that offer advanced, integrated functionality and an always-on user experience," said Alan Brenner, senior vice president, BlackBerry platforms at RIM. "We are very excited by the prospects of this new widget developmentplatform which combines the ease of development of standard web languages withthe rich functionality of Java development."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

IDF 09 : Not convergence but continuum

With technology today is very fast growing, a lot of technology driven players; like Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, and many others concentrate toward technology convergence. Convergence is the word used diffrently by different industries. People talking about Fixed/Mobile convergence, network/content convergence, but Intel has different approach towards their future product, It is called "continuum".

The continuum is about making different devices work together seamlessly and in a familiar way for everyone — both for users and developers. Intel is developing a new spectrum for their computing device, from server to worksation, dwon to home desktop and mobile to the handheld, all are using single architecture. Al the while, chip maker only concentrate about their CPU speed, size and power consumption, but from now onwards, they should also be more focusing on the other factors such as bandwidth, user interface, social networking and even tweets.

Paul Otellini, Intel president and chief executive officer, was on stage during the IDF 09 with the new a silicon wafer with the world’s first working 22nm chips. The wafer consisted of SRAM memory modules that each contained 2.9 billion transistors. However, processors based on 22nm won’t begin shipping before 2011. According to him, the Intel is still the leader as other chip maker still use the 45 nm while Intel will start using a 32 nm chips.

Monday, September 14, 2009

WPA-PSK is hard to hack if.......

Searching through google or bing , beginners or novice might be very excited to have bunch of information and tutorial on how to simply hack WPA-PSK within just 1 minute, 15 minute, 30 minute and what so ever. With bundle of video streaming from youtube, those who are beginners and novice really excited to hack their neighbors` network. But is it really a simple WPA attack just by using aircrack or cowpatty or even NetStumbler?

If we are talking about WEP or WEP (advance), it might be different case where we just wait for the enough captured initialization vectors (IV`s) and even though easy to hack, it is pretty much dependable on the network traffic itself. Back to WPA /WPA2, Attacking the WPA-PSK-based secured network require a 4-way handshake which contain of authentication parameters. Caprturing of 4-way handshake is very much depend on the user authentication and network traffic. We can use passive active method depending on how busy is the traffic. The most challenging part is cracking the captured packet. Dictionary or wordllist is used in order to crack the phaseprase. If the network use a common phraseprase, you are very lucky…just spending 15 munite to get the code. But if they used a very unique code, I think 3 years is still not enough to hack the network. Off course, you can use brute force attack from cain & abel but, do you really need to spend 10 years just crack a single network ? and without you realize that the admin already change the password for 10 times already……

From my own experience doing war-driving around the KL area, Subang, Shah Alam, Bangi, Ampang, the networks are in mix authentication pattern. For enterprise, they prefer to used WPA/WPA2, while for the personal /home user, they just cool with WEP. cracking WEP is easy but cracking WPA-PSK is really time consuming task, especially in Malaysia where I only have around 30,000 (creating myself) wordlist for Malaysian and it is still not enough. And I only successful cracking my neighbor`s WPA-PSK based network using after spending 4 month at my home cracking the paraphrase with millions of dictionaries. If you wanna hack, make sure you dictionary is very strong, comprehensive, and precise.

The most and foremost in the WPA security is on the paraphrase strength, not the authentication parameters in the router. The more unique you paraphrase in , the more time ( up to a decade) hacker will need to spend at their sit tho have it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chrome OS: A new debut

When Google is shouting to everybody on their on going road-map, to develop a new OS, people are geared to know what the hell their doing actually.

Google’s idea is to essentially create a thin client operating system for consumers. This is not going to have a big impact on IT departments and businesses, many of which are experimenting with Windows-based thin client solutions such as VDI. However, IT pros should understand Chrome OS because you can be sure some workers will try to bring it into the business.

Thus, let’s take a look at the few details we know about the Chrome OS at this point, and then look at the reasons why it will matter and the reasons why it may turn out to be virtually irrelevant.

Here’s what we know

  • It will run with a Linux kernel as its base
  • It will boot directly into the Chrome Web browser
  • It will be aimed primarily at netbooks
  • It will run on both x86 and ARM processors
  • It will not be designed to have local storage; all data will be stored in the cloud
  • Google will not entice developers to build software to run on the Chrome OS; instead, they want them to build Web apps that will run on any standards-based browser
  • The three most important features will be “speed, simplicity and security,” according to Google
  • Google will release the software to the open source community before the end of 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

BMW special edition

It has been re-known that Germany`s car has their own style, prestige. By having chance to do a test drive on the new BMW release, BMW 325i convertible, has the most great experience in my life. This new BMW series is actually a new "face" from the previous sedan model. The great about this car is its roof can be open automatically just within 20 second. Nonetheless, the roof can only be opened just after we stop the car, for the security purposes. The transformation process is afraid to disturb the car rear side in addition to follow the European standard for the convertibles models.

The BMW 325i convertible is powered by 2.5 Liter 6 cylinder 4WD, which very powerful until you will speed to the maximum if you have any chance. Moreover, Steptronic Automatic transmission system with 6 speed with the option for manual mode like an F1 model will make your driving more joy.

Not only that, BWM 325i convertible also engineered with i-Drive technology, which you can control you audio system, navigation system, and telephone system just within one press button.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dell to come out with super Ultra mobile laptop

DELL is reported to develop a gadget, which has higher capabilty in accessing internet. The gadget would run on Google's Android software, according to the Wall Street Journal's sources. According to the paper, two people who saw early prototypes described the device as slightly larger than Apple Inc's iPod Touch, which is similar to the iPhone but does not have cellphone capabilities.

Some sources said, DELL will used the processor for most of Nokia series, chips based on designed licensed from ARM Holdings PLC. This might has wake up DELL to see the future of the internet savvy will use even smaller device but with great capacity to surf internet from any where.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Apple still need you steve Jobs!!!!

Apple and steve is like Tom n Jerry. Could never being separated one to each other. And finally he's back, folks. Six months after Steve Jobs took a medical leave from Apple due to health reasons, the company has announced that he's back on the job, working a "few days a week" on the Apple campus and from home the remainder. Of course, we'd been hearing of Steve's continual involvement in "key aspects" of Apple's business for a while now, so this seems like more of a rubber stamp on the status quo than a major change, but now that it's official we're sure the questions from shareholders and other interested parties regarding Steve's health will only grow louder and more insistent -- especially given the news of his liver transplant earlier this year. We'll see how Apple decides to handle the situation when the time comes -- until then, we're just thankful that he's returned and is doing well.

The company's share price fell in January this year, when he announced he was taking leave because of a hormone imbalance. Investors are likely to welcome Mr Jobs' return to the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. "In many ways he's irreplaceable," Ashok Kumar, of financial analysts Collins Stewart, told Reuters news agency."Having him back brings the halo back to the company."

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Malaysian top ten googling keywords

List of top ten keyword for google in malaysia.

1. Proton Exora – Proton launched the Proton Exora on the April 16.

2. Elizabeth Wong – New photos of the Selangor State executive councilor and Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman were posted on the Net.

3. Irma Hasmie – Local actress who was hugged by boyfriend Nabil as he was chosen winner of Berita Harian’s Most Popular Artiste award.

4. Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2008 – Berita Harian’s entertainment awards. Comedian Nabil won the Most Popular Artiste award.

5. Manohara Odelia Pinot – Mixed Indonesian-French model married to a Kelantanese prince was reportedly mistreated.

6. Ujian Medsi – Candidates interested in pursuing a programme in Degree in Education and Post Graduate Diploma in Education sat for this exam on April 18.

7. Sukuk – An Islamic financial certificate, similar to a bond in Western finance, that complies with Syariah Islamic religious law. Malaysian citizens of 21 years and above wishing to subscribe can still apply for the sukuk at all commercial banks, including Islamic banks, before May 13.

8. FA Cup – The FA Cup 2009 final between Selangor and Kelantan at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil last Saturday reshapes the landscape of the sport. Kelantan qualified for final for the first time after 39 years.

9. Earth Day – Malaysians were keen to raise awareness of the environment on last Wednesday’s Earth Day.

10. Finas – The Finas Film Gallery here will be “haunted” by the likes of toyol, pontianak and other ghosts until May 30, celebrating the first Horror Film Exhibition 2009. – Source: Google

Note: This list shows the fastest rising searches, meaning these were the search terms that saw the largest spike in searches last week.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New breath with OLED

OLED has brought a very different and significant impact in the new communication technology through its unique characteristic in mobile industry. We can tak apple iphone for the closest example on how oled works, the only tricks in Iphone is that they use capacitive touch screen.

The different is that, a top-emitting OLED display having a transparent touch panel includes a substrate, an upper cover plate, an OLED display device, a capacitive touch device and a sealant layer. The OLED device is stacked on the substrate, the capacitive touch device is stacked on the upper cover plate, and the sealant layer combines the substrate and the upper cover plate such that the OLED device and the capacitive touch device are enclosed between the substrate and the upper cover plate. The capacitive touch device includes a first transparent conductive layer, an isolating layer, a second transparent conductive layer and an electromagnetic shielding layer sequentially formed on the upper cover plate. The electromagnetic shielding layer can effectively reduce the electromagnetic interfering between the OLED device and the capacitive touch device. Means that, the OLED is having more transparent touch screen than capacitive or resistive touch screen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The most internet user

According to latest “Global Internet audience”data released by comscore, 41% of the global Internet users are from Asia-pacific region.

I believe countries like China and India are having more Internet users from public computers like cafes, as still in these regions personal or home computers are not reached to most of the users, and they regularly use Internet from cafes.

In most of the European and North-Latin American countries the internet audience is reached to its maximum limit and there is very low scope for drastic increase in internet users, whereas in Asian countries, its just a start now and many people and cities are now getting connected by internet and hence big scope to increase Internet audience!!

Here is the list of Top 15 Countries by Internet Audience with unique visitors and global share of Internet users for Dec 2008:

China:                179.71 million     17.8%
United States:    163.3 million      16.2%
Japan:                  59.99 million      6.0%
Germany:              36.99 million      3.7%
United Kingdom:  36.66 million      3.6%
France:                34.01 million      3.4%
India:                32.09 million      3.2%
Russia:             28.99 million      2.9%
Brazil:            27.68 million      2.7%
South Korea:     27.25 million      2.7%
Canada:          21.81 million      2.2%
Italy:           20.78 million      2.1%
Spain:           17.89 million      1.8%
Mexico:          12.48 million      1.2%
Netherlands:     11.81 million      1.2%

Surely in future Asia is going to play a big role and will be the center for most of the Internet dependent business decisions.

And most of the internet content we believe mostly come form US and some in europe. Fact : 53 million US internet users are content provider.

Friday, February 20, 2009

how to increase your internet speed

A lot of my friends (including myself) keep complaining about their slow internet connection and slow downloading P2P session .  It seems that Streamyx has throttled the bandwidth among the users. It may be because of heavy load of P2P connection by other users. As far as I know, every user should get their right for their port. Tmnet should not take this reason as their main point in reducing the speed.
There are 3 tricks in order to get internet much more faster than before:
  1. The basic think you need to do is tweak your internet connection is by optimizing the TCP/IP setting. What is TCP/IP? Well, basically it is the suite of communication protocols used to connect host on the internet. If your TCP/IP settings are configured properly, you can achieve good speed with your broadband connection.
  2. The second step is to optimize your internet browser. We will make the browser suit the type of your internet connection whether you use 512Kbps package or the 1 Mbps package. Both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer can be optimized using this tweak.
  3. The third step is to get avoid from traffic-shaping by applying some tweak for your favourite torrent client. This is very useful for P2P fan. for further info, the article avoid traffic shaping might help you to make it happen

Well, we have just finished doing some tricks to optimize our internet connection using streamyx. Does your connection improve? If yes, then congratulation. If not, maybe we will have to wait for a few days hoping it will become stable later.

find more in : berjaya associates

Monday, February 16, 2009

Proton new MPV: Proton Exora

The name belong to a lady !. Thats a word should I give to proton. Exora, come from a flower and now it will be the name of the new Proton MPV.

Proton has announced that the MPV will be priced at under RM 80,000 and will be available in 5 colours - Genetic Silver, Tranquility Black, Blue Haze, Pyrite Brown and Gaia Blue. In terms of safety, all variants will have at least 2 SRS airbags as standard, but this will be as far as it will go in terms of total airbag count. The Proton Exora will be built in the Shah Alam plant. Cost of development was slightly over RM 450 million.

For more, please read some past coverage on the Proton Exora to find out more about the new MPV, expected to be powered by the Campro CPS engine.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

TV become smaller , people become over blind

Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a flat-panel TV that's as thin as just 6.5-millimeters at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it said Sunday.

The TV set, few details of which were immediately available, is between 6.5mm and 7mm across its width and has an LED (light emitting diode) backlight.
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The backlight sits behind the LCD panel and generates the light that shines through it to allow the image to be seen. Most LCD panels use thicker backlights that make use of fluorescent lights but LEDs are fast finding favor with TV makers for their thinness and better overall light.

The Samsung TV stands at present to be the thinnest LCD TV yet demonstrated.

Until now that record was held by Europe's Philips, which unveiled an 8mm prototype LCD television at the IFA electronics show in Berlin last year. At the same event Sony took the wraps off a 9.9mm set that has already gone on sale and is the thinnest LCD TV available in retail stores.

CES begins on Thursday. Samsung has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at which the TV set is expected to be first shown.

Even thinner TVs based on a newer screen technology called OLED (organic light emitting diode) are also expected to be on show at CES. Sony used last year's CES to launch the first commercial OLED TV into the U.S. market and no manufacturer has yet to follow-up the 11-inch XEL-1 with a competitor. With Sony and Samsung both busy developing OLED TVs and other companies on their research heels the show may see even thinner TVs.

source: networld

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