Get Ubuutnu 11.04 Countdown widget for Android

Eagerly waiting for Ubuntu 11.04 to release ? Well that tells how much  Ubuntu addict you are ! Grab this android app,which just displays basic text stat on the number of days ‘until release’.

Neat

via : (OMG ! UBUNTU! )

Razer Onza Xbox 360 Controller – Resistance is Futile

Razer unveils  it’s wired controller Onza for XBOX.The controller has 2 variations,one the standard version,another tournament version.the Razer Onza Tournament Edition offers superior customizability with adjustable resistance analog sticks,while the standard version features backlit “Hyperesponse” face buttons, ana an improved d-pad and two extra programmable shoulder buttons.That what makes it different from the ordinary 360 controllers and Onza.With the addition of 2 additional bumpers you can actually program 2 buttons which prove to be a saver in many titles.

Twist the analog sticks in one direction to make them more resistant for steadier control, or twist in the opposite direction for quicker, fluid movements. Boom! He’s dead. Boom! She’s dead. You’re just too fast; nothing’s stopping you when you have an Onza in your hands.

Onza has made a smart move by bringing in the wired controllers for tournaments which means no lag time,and exact precision.

 

 

Features :

* 2 Adjustable resistance analog sticks
* 2 Multi-Function Buttons (MFB)
* 4 backlit Hyperesponse action buttons
* Precision D-Pad
* Non-slip rubber surface
* Quick release USB connector
* 15 foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
* Approx. size in mm: 109(L) x 154(W) x 60.5(H)

The standard Onza will sell for $40, while the Tournament Edition will set back the realprofessionals $50.

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Steve Ballmer promising PC support for Kinect [Video]

Microsoft at CES 2011 has promised to bring their Kinect to the PC.

When Ballmer was asked by BBC “Will you plug-in the Kinect to the PC, will you go for that in the near future?” He has hinted to the BBC that he will formally support PC use of the Kinect motion controller in the near future, saying Microsoft “will support that in a formal way in the right time”.

And when the Kinect releases onto the PC,the sales no. will surely be dwarfed.There is a vast,not so exploited market for new interface for everyday computing.

See the interview :

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Microsoft unveils Touch Mouse,for Windows 7 at CES

Microsoft has unveiled it’s Touch Mouse,for Windows 7,which  allows you to click, flick, scroll and swipe easily without the need for any buttons.This device has brought gesture control to even those who don’t have a touchscreen.The mouse is available for pre order and would be available by May 2011,for $80.It  supports different multi touch gestures,few of gestures shown in the video are pinch to zoom,flicks,panning.It also packs Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology, which means that it could work on carpets, wood, etc.The design looks sexy,and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

In the box you get a Microsoft Touch Mouse,USB nano transceiver(ahh no Bluetooth ! ) and 2 AAA alkaline batteries.

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2010 Tech Disappointments

It’s a new year,happy new year everyone.Well there were many surprises,failures,recalls,flops,huge success,and disappointments last year.2010 was indeed an action packed year when it came to tech.So many new things launched.Exactly that’s what went wrong,so many new services launched and so many failed so closed.Everyone trying to replicate Facebook,Twitter … social network fatigue actually.Ping ,Google Buzz,Google Wave all were #fail,and the saddest part they weren’t worked on to fix.Actually they cannot also for various reasons.Soical network fatigue everywhere,you take a dog out for a walk,it’s on the web.Heck now even TV has social network integrated in it.I am not against social networks,but the thing is unless they are properly worked and optimized,have some solid plans,they are a big NO from my side.

Now coming to Apple since they  are the one’s who have made zillions of mistakes this year,I wish them luck for 2011.There was so much buzz for Back To Life event,but then there was nothing so OMG special.Mr.Jobs,now take Iphone5 seriously since you’ve *delayed* white iphone 4 till another century,so we don’t want another disappointed year from you.

Now shifting focus to M$,Kin was such a huge failure.They were ugly,small and they were cheap,with that M$ had canceled them due to poor sales.Also WP7  that isn’t a fail IMHO,but it needs to be improved,to actually compete with Android,iOs.

3D TV’s .. they are doomed to fail.3D viewing abruptly alters the social nature of TV watching.There are some anecdotal accounts of viewers getting headaches and difficulty putting 3D glasses over the top of their prescription lenses.You need so many glasses for family .My advice stick to HDTV’s for now until something better comes.

3G.Yes.So many delays and still not a good 3g service in India.Hope it gets better this year.

Some other flops worth mentioning are HP Slate,Nexus One,Samsung Fascinate,Antennagate and much more.

Ending this post on a positive note

“A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals. “

~ Dexter Yager

Cya !