Comes loaded with Windows Vista to avoid netbook nomenclature, up to 4GB RAM support and 500 GB storage

With CES 2009 just a few days away, HP announced less than a inch thin Pavilion dv2 notebook with 12.1-inch LED backlit display, reported CNET.
Pavilion dv2 features AMD's new Neo platform CPU, 1.6GHz Neo MV-40, similar to Intel Atom and ATI Mobility Radeon 3410 graphics. Consumers can expect to see Pavilion dv2 in March at a price range of $600 (Rs. 29,000)-$800 (Rs. 40,000).

HP Pavilion dv2 measures 1.3 inch at its thickest point and weighs about 3.8 pounds. AMD's new Neo platform for netbooks will compete with Intel Atom platform. HP loaded Windows Vista to break the netbook nomenclature shell. The dv2 is equipped with up to 4GB RAM (only one slot) support, up to 500 GB storage, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), HDMI port, 8x DVD Burner, webcam, Bluetooth and WWAN configurations.

HP also announced Pavilion dv3 with 13.3-inch LED backlit display. The dv3 features 2.3GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84 dual-core mobile processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 series graphics. The dv3 will have price tag of $800 (Rs. 40,000) to $1,200 (Rs. 58,500) and pre-orders to begin soon.
After it showcased Voodoo Firefly a few days ago and now Pavilion dv2 as well as dv3, HP's intention to steal the show at CES 2009 is fairly visible. (story Link)

NASA Goes Hypersonic: X-43A  

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NASA's X-43A research vehicle screamed into the record books in November, demonstrating an air-breathing engine can fly at nearly 10 times the speed of sound. Preliminary data from the scramjet-powered research vehicle show its revolutionary engine worked successfully at approximately Mach 10, nearly 7000 mph, as it flew at an altitude of approximately 110,000 feet.

The flight took place in restricted airspace over the Pacific Ocean northwest of Los Angeles. The flight was the last and fastest of three unpiloted tests in NASA's Hyper-X Program. The program's purpose was to explore an alternative to rocket power for space access vehicles.

"This flight is a key milestone and a major step toward the future possibilities for producing boosters for sending large and critical payloads into space in a reliable, safe, inexpensive manner," said NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. "These developments will also help us advance the Vision for Space Exploration, while helping to advance commercial aviation technology," Administrator O'Keefe said.

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Supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) promise more airplane-like operations for increased affordability, flexibility and safety in ultra high-speed flights within the atmosphere and for the first stage to Earth orbit. The scramjet advantage is once it accelerates to approximately Mach 4 by a conventional jet engine or booster rocket, it can fly at supersonic speeds, possibly as fast as Mach 15, without carrying heavy oxygen tanks, as rockets must.

The design of the engine, which has no moving parts, compresses the air passing through it, so it can ignite the fuel. Another advantage is scramjets can be throttled back and flown more like an airplane, unlike rockets, which tend to produce nearly or full thrust all the time.

The Hyper-X Program, managed by the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington is conducted jointly by NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Source : with thanks)

Browsing? That’s so 90s. With the myriad of available Firefox plugins, you can do pretty much anything with your favorite browser, and many of these don’t have anything to do with browsing the web. From managing your groceries with Firefox to playing classic arcade games offline, we present 19 browser extensions that have nothing to do with, well, browsing.

Time Killers

Pong! Multiplayer

Cards - A collection of solitaire card games including such games as Aces Up, Double Klondike, Double Solitaire, and many more.

Clines - An addictive game in which you must build colored lines to win.

Froggr - Relive the classic arcade game, Frogger, from the comfort of your favorite browser.

Mines - Another classic game - Minesweeper - in your browser window.

Mozteroids - A variant of the classic arcade game Asteroids you can play in your browser.

Pag-Man - A Pac-Man clone with a two-player mode.

PingPong - For those people who find playing Pong against other people too difficult, you can just play against the computer.

PONG! Multiplayer - Play a game of the classic game Pong while chatting with people online.

Snake - A clone of the popular game Snake and Worm.

Xoom - A top-down car racing game.

Xultris - Bringing the love of the colored block game Tetris to your browser.

Utility Tools

Grocery List Generator

A Contacts Manager - Import your contacts and manage them from your browser.

Calculator-Bar - Adds a calculator above your status bar.

Converter - Turn your Firefox browser into a handy metric/Imperial distance converter. It can also do temperatures and time zones.

cYMStatus - Change your status on Yahoo Messenger without changing programs, or even add the site you are currently visiting to your status.

eQuake Alert - Feed your earthquake phobia with this handy earthquake alerter.

FoxSaver - Turn your idle Firefox into a screen saver with daily updated pictures.

Grocery List Generator - Store grocery lists by recipe, or other items you need

ReminderFox - Lets you add date-based reminders and to-do’s directly into Firefox. (story Link)

There are lots of reasons why you’d want to access your PC remotely, and luckily there are also plenty of ways to do so. Crossloop is one of the simplest (it’s also free), but for those willing to venture further, you’ve got lots of options.

Excuse us while we get technical for a second. This list is divided into four main sections: VNC (Virtual Network Computing), NX, remote desktop and cross-protocol. If those terms mean nothing to you, you might want to skip to the “other” section for the most straightforward applications. That said, let’s begin.

VNC

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  • Ajax VNC - Clientless VNC solution in the web’s favorite programming language.
  • Apple Remote Desktop - Apple’s jumped on the remote desktop bandwagon with this great VNC server built right into OS X.
  • Chicken of the VNC - One of the most popular VNC clients for OS X under the GPL.
  • DirectVNC - UNIX client using the framebuffer device via DirectFB.
  • FVNC - Great VNC client written in Flash. That’s right, Flash.
  • MetaVNC - This unique client/server package merges the host and remote desktops together into one Windows or Linux desktop.
  • .NET VNC Viewer - C# viewer that works with Windows and Windows Mobile/CE devices.
  • PowerVNC - Java-based client with support for SSH and SFTP.
  • RealVNC - Server/client from the original VNC developers.
  • sVNC - The perfect tool for offering remote assistance to Mac users, since there’s barely any configuring required.
  • SymVNC - Symbian phone client for connecting to your PC.
  • TightVNC - Popular VNC server/client with nice Java applet.
  • TurboVNC - TightVNC spinoff with great support for 3D apps.
  • UltraVNC - Wildly popular client/server app with file transfer, video drivers, chat, and much more.
  • Vine Server - OS X server with clipboard sharing, port changing, and a universal binary.
  • VncViewer for 8086 - Got an old IBM running FreeDOS or DOS? Put it to work with this VNC client.
  • VNCViewer for PocketPC - Client for, you guessed it, PocketPC users.
  • x11vnc - Unlike most other VNC servers for UNIX and Linux, this server lets you share your current desktop session (instead of a separate session).
  • NX

NoMachine NX Client

LogMeIn

  • CrossLoop - Easy-to-use remote access utility with file sharing and a multilingual interface.
  • GoToMyPC - Extremely popular remote access program for ~$25/month.
  • LogMeIn - Remote access app with a free and a pro ($12.95/month) version with file transfer, remote printing, and more.
  • Unyte - Nice remote desktop server with a Java applet viewer and IM integration. (story Link)

Nokia 6212 is another newest 3G phone but it is mot very expensive. but this phone is very special one because it has a special feature. that is "Near Field Communication(NFC)". you may never heard this word before because there are very few NFC enabled models. so this is the latest NFC nokia phone.
ok, lets take a look at what is this NFC feature.The NFC allows users to make connections with other NFC-enabled devices by ‘tapping’ the devices together. Over short distances two NFC-enabled devices, say a phone and a headset, will pair faster than with existing Bluetooth protocols. So, for instance, if you hold the 6212 and a NFC-enabled Bluetooth device, such as Nokia’s BH-210 headset, close together they will pair instantly. NFC can also be used to share content between the 6212 and other compatible handsets.
All features
- 2MP camera
- Nokia Xpress Audio messaging
- Push to talk
- Java MIDP 2.0
- FM stereo radio
- Visual radio
- MP3/MPEG4 player
- Voice memo
- Built-in handsfree
- Calendar
- To-do list
- Notes
- Alarm clock
- Stop watch
- Countdown timer
- Calculator
- Converter II
- World Clock II
- Active standby screen

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