Monday, March 22, 2010

Google's new TV platform named GoogleTV (GTV)

Its seems like Google is going crazy over everything, trying to jump in and be the master of everything. This time it is in the form of a TV platform named Google TV. Google in association with hardware Giants Intel and Sony are currently working on an Android based TV platform. The platform will be based on a set top box and even actual TV sets (GTV).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Intel X25-V 40GB Solid State Drive out for $125

Ever wondered why despite having a good processor and more than sufficient RAM on your system the boot  time on your Desktop is not fast enough. Blame it on the hard drive! The standard  7200rpm HDD doesn't  read the boot data fast enough. Now you can decrease your boot time up-to 1/4 of the original by just spending around $125.  

Intel has started shipping its Solid State Drive (SSD) the X25-V 40GB for $125.
No doubt the cost of SSDs is more than HDDs and thats what limited its use to performance sensitive laptops, servers and gaming machines in the  past. Although the cost of SSD is almost $3 more per GB than a standard HDD but the performance benefits are just amazing and worth the price. It comes with a 3 year warranty. The best part is it has a standard SATA interface so you can use it in your exiting PC.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Now Software can make Amature photos look professional.

Photography is an art, it requires a lot of training and experience to acquire the skill. No matter how ever high end camera you use, unless you know the right way and have the skills you cant get that perfect professional looking photograph. But now algorithms and number crunching can make your photograph look PRO.

The new software has been developed by Professors Daniel Cohen-Or and Lior Wolf at the University of Tel-Aviv , Israel with the help of colleagues at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. At first an algorithms gives a score to a photograph based on aesthetics using simple composition rules widely used to teach budding photographers. The image is then automatically cropped, or parts of it moved and resized, to boost its score.
The software analysis the key features of an image such as color shape of objects etc. The position of those elements are used to judge a photograph. The software then tweaks it to make the photograph look aesthetic and more pleasing to the eye.