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Tech Lounge / Magnetic Retainer : New Tech
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:46:37 PM »
Many people with debilitating conditions rely on sip and puff technology to get around, which is relatively lo-fi by some standards. Now, a special retainer with magnetic sensors could bring mobility into the smartphone age. Developed at Georgia Tech, the Tongue Drive System uses a magnetic piercing to track lingual gestures. The sensors then transmit data to an iOS app that translates it to on-screen  or a joystick movement. Earlier versions used a headset, but the prototype revealed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, is hoped to be more comfortable and discreet. The system is currently being trialled by 11 participants with high-level spinal-cord injuries, with larger trials planned.

Source : Engadget

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Cars / WekFest San Francisco Auto Meet Part 2nd
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:20:22 PM »
Source Stancenation


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Knowledge / Top 10 most livable cities in the world
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:42:35 PM »
Looking to move? Australia and Canada might be your best bets.

That’s the overwhelming conclusion of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual report on the most livable cities in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit has been ranking the livability of cities for about a decade and every year sees Vancouver at the top of the list. That’s not the case this year, with Melbourne, Australia taking over the top spot. Nonetheless, it’s Canadian and Australian cities that are rising to the top of this annual ranking of the cities with the best and worst living conditions.

Here are the top 10 most livable cities in the world:

1. Melbourne, Australia

2. Vienna, Austria

3. Vancouver, Canada

4. Toronto, Canada

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Sydney, Australia

7. Helsinki, Finland

8. Perth, Australia

9. Adelaide, Australia

10. Auckland, New Zealand

What exactly constitutes livability you ask? There are plenty of different meanings for the word, but for the Economist Intelligence Unit here are the factors that determine a livable city:

1. Stability: prevalence of crime, threat of conflict (military or otherwise), etc. (25 percent of score)

2. Healthcare: availability and quality (20 percent of score)

3. Culture and environment: social freedoms, availability of amenities, and climate (25 percent of score)

4. Education: availability and quality (10 percent of score)

5. Infrastructure: quality of transit, roads, water, energy, and telecommunication and availability of good housing (20 percent of score)

As with any ranking system a slight tweak in how different qualities are scored and weighed can drastically change the outcome. So do you agree with this definition of livability?


Source:http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/top-10-most-livable-cities-in-the-world/835

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Cars / WekFest San Fransico Auto Meet
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:31:25 PM »
Source :Stancenation

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Tech Lounge / Games Review (PC/PS3/Xbox 360/Wii)
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:38:29 PM »
As We all know we like playing video games on one or the other console .

Lets share your reviews on particular games.

It can be any game that  you recently played or have played in the past.

Please Rate them on the scale of 10

thanks

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Cars / Osaka Auto Mess
« on: February 19, 2012, 10:56:03 PM »
Source: Stancenation


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Pics / SIRI - You Don't Mess with it :D
« on: February 17, 2012, 02:23:38 AM »
when you say sh*T

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Tech Lounge / Best digital SLRs for beginners
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:28:18 AM »

Price

Do you have a particular price point in mind? Under AU$1000 is a common target, which mostly limits your choices to the entry-level models in each manufacturer's range — such as the Canon EOS 1100D or the Nikon D3100. You can also hunt around for some bargains whenever a new model is announced.

With a bit more to spend, you can get a camera with more features; that way, as your skills progress, the camera can grow with you.

Features

It's rare to find a digital SLR that doesn't come with some sort of HD video recording mode these days, either at 720p or full 1080p. For videographers and those looking for the most control, try a camera with full manual exposure controls in video mode, such as the Canon 600D.

Some digital SLRs come with an articulating LCD screen, and all SLRs listed here come with Live View, which allows you to compose an image onscreen rather than looking through the viewfinder.

Need to take photos of fast-moving kids, pets or sports? Consider an SLR with fast continuous shooting speed in the region of four frames per second. You can find all of these details on each review page with comparisons of camera features and performance times.

Batteries and weight

Most of the digital SLRs listed below come with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, but for AA battery compatibility you will be limited to a number of models in the Pentax range. You may also want to invest in a dedicated battery grip (pictured to the right) for your camera, which holds extra battery charge and attaches to the SLR to provide a larger grip area, as well.

If you're looking for a lightweight camera, the Canon 1100D, the Olympus E-620 and the Nikon D3100 are the most feather-like options here, weighing in at 459 grams, 475 grams and 505 grams, respectively (body only).
Interchangeable lens cameras

Not quite ready for the bulk and complexity of a digital SLR? You may want to consider an interchangeable lens camera (ILC). These are small cameras designed specifically for those people stepping up from a compact camera, and feature interchangeable lenses just like an SLR — sans bulk. Manufacturers who produce ILCs include Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Samsung. You can find a list of our favourite ILC cameras here.

Lenses

All cameras listed in our round-up come in a kit configuration with one or two lenses to get you started. Remember to be aware that each company uses different lens mounts: Olympus bodies have the advantage of being compatible with the Four Thirds system; Nikon uses the F-mount, which means that you can use most old lenses, even 50-year-old ones, from the company (though autofocus and metering may be unavailable); and Sony is compatible with some old Konica Minolta lenses.

One of the most popular requests from people investing in their first SLR is to be able to take photos with a sharp foreground and blurred background. This shallow depth-of-field effect can be achieved by choosing a lens with a wide maximum aperture (small f/stop number) such as a 35mm or 50mm f/1.8 lens. To read up on depth-of-field and aperture, make sure to read our guide to exposure. We also have a lens buying guide that's got the low-down on just about every type of lens available.

Extra accessories

Now that you've made the decision on which camera body to get, consider the little extras that will make your photography life so much better. A tripod is a must for those who like shooting landscapes and long exposures, while an external flash or strobe is perfect for those who want to learn how to use off-camera light. Filters are a perfect way to add a bit of extra flexibility to your existing lens without investing in new glass; try a Neutral Density (ND) filter or circular polariser for some dramatic effects.

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Knowledge / Super-massive black hole
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:19:52 AM »
Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy, has long baffled astrophysicists. But new data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory may explain what its mysterious flares are.

Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A*
— or Sgr A*, as it's more commonly described — is a super-massive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way. It's big and bad, containing about 4 million times the mass of our sun. It's also given to odd behaviour; scientists say they can identify mysterious flares being emitted for a few hours each day.

After years of seeking an explanation, astronomers using new data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory now think that they have found one: Sgr A* may simply be vaporising and actually "devouring" asteroids that cross its path. Think of it as a galactic burp.

And there's no shortage of raw material for Sgr A* to consume. According to NASA, the cloud around Sgr A* contains literally trillions of asteroids and comets. Any celestial object passing with 100 million miles of the black hole — that's roughly the distance between Earth and the sun — would get obliterated. (We'd love to see how James T. Kirk could pull himself out of that one. Just saying.)

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Tech Lounge / Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:15:06 AM »
Samsung's latest Galaxy Tab could be the company's next big hit if the price matches its middling specifications.


OK, now this is just getting confusing. Samsung this week has unveiled yet another Galaxy Tab, but it's not a third 10-inch model or a second 7.7-incher. Instead, this latest Tab is the follow up to the original Galaxy Tab, with a matching 7-inch display in tow.

First impressions

This sure seems like unusual timing for a product of this size in this category. Samsung has only just released its 7.7-inch Galaxy Tab in the last few months, and we fully expect the Korean powerhouse to back up this announcement with a new 10-inch tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012.

The secret to the success of this latest tablet might be in its price, one detail Samsung is yet to reveal. With the furious uptake of the Amazon Kindle Fire in the US at Christmas last year, it would be wise for Samsung to devise a device to compete at a similar price point.

This would explain the tablet's comparatively underwhelming specs. Compared with its latest models, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 makes use of a lower resolution 7-inch screen (600x1024 pixels) and a slightly slower dual-core 1GHz processor. It also has lower resolution cameras, with a 3-megapixel shooter on the back and a VGA resolution sensor on the front for video-calling.

There are a few ticks for the Tab 2, though, with 1GB RAM to keep the system chugging along smoothly and a 3G data connection supported downloads at 21Mbps. It is also the first Samsung tablet to be announced running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).


Outlook

We are big fans of 7-inch tablets here at CNET Australia, and if Samsung can keep the price of the Tab 2 low then this could be the tablet to beat out all the other more powerful models being sold at twice the price.


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Tech Lounge / Sony finalizes divorce with Ericsson
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:09:41 AM »
Sony Completes Full Acquisition of Sony Ericsson

Sony to Rename the Company Sony Mobile Communications and Accelerate Business Integration
February 16, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that the transaction to acquire Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's ("Ericsson") 50% stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB ("Sony Ericsson") has been completed as of February 15, 2012 (Central European time). This marks the completion of the transaction jointly announced by Sony and Ericsson on October 27, 2011, and makes Sony Ericsson a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

Sony will rename Sony Ericsson "Sony Mobile Communications", and further integrate the mobile phone business as a vital element of its electronics business, with the aim of accelerating convergence between Sony's lineup of network enabled consumer electronics products, including smart phones, tablets, TVs and PCs.

Source:engadget

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Shayari / Pyar Sikhaunge
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:15:39 PM »
Oh ki Sanu pyar karan di jaanch sikhaunge ;
Jo kutteya nu apne naal suwande ne te Maapeya nu Ashram ch shadd aunde ne!

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Shayari / Valentines day Special Shayari by codename 47
« on: February 13, 2012, 04:48:53 PM »
Kayi Mundeya de dil ajj ne tuttde,

Kayi bhena de veer kujh mundeya nu kuttde ,

Aas na chaddna avein mere yaaro,

Sache pyaar karan waale enj ni luttde !
:happy:


by Codename 47



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Tech Lounge / God of War 3 (PS3 only)
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:01:53 AM »


am playing it now .. Good one  :wait:

Brutal killing though  :mean:

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Cars / Skyline Australia Cruise (2009)
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:08:30 AM »
Skylines Australia 2009 Putty Rd Cruise

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Cars / Aussies Stepping Up - Drifting
« on: February 13, 2012, 04:51:56 AM »
Hit and Run Feb 2012 - Moist Skids

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Help & Suggestions / Where is Supreet ?
« on: February 12, 2012, 04:41:25 PM »
So My question for everyone is

Where is Supreet ?


Why is he not on Punjabi Janta

One of the reason for me being here was him .

Please EXPLAIN !

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Cars / Platinum Sprint 500 ECU
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:48:27 PM »
Source:Haltech



Engine Suitability:
• 1 to 8 Cylinder engines
• Normally Aspirated or forced induction
• Load sensing by throttle position or manifold pressure (MAP)
• Sequential, semi-sequential, batch or multi-point injection patterns
• Distributor ignition systems or multi-coil systems

Trigger Types:
• Hall Effect
• Optical
• Inductive Magnetic Reluctor

Trigger Patterns:
• Single Pulse per cylinder
• Multi-tooth
• Bosch Motronic
• Ford
• GM
• Honda
• Mazda
• Mitsubishi
• Nissan Optical
• Subaru
• Toyota
• Volkswagen

Features:
• Windows 2000, XP, Vista compatible software
• Real time programming, instant hesitation free adjustment while engine is running
• Fully user definable 16 x 16 mapping
• Tuning via Volumetric Efficiency (VE), Injection time
• Selectable onboard internal MAP sensor rated to 150kPa (up to 1.5 Bar or 22psi boost)
• USB and CAN Communication Port
• Custom sensor calibaration allows for most factory sensors to be used
• 2 x User programmable outputs

ECU Fixed Outputs:
• 4 x Fuel Injector outputs (for high impedance injectors only (ie: above 8Ω)
• 4 x Ignition outputs
• Tacho
• Thermo Fan
• Fuel Pump

ECU Programmable Outputs:
• 2 x Programmable Outputs

ECU Inputs:
• Air Temperature
• Aux Rev Limiter
• Coolant Temperature
• Manifold Absoloute Pressure
• Roadspeed
• Throttle Position
• O2 Sensor (Narrowband or Wideband)

Functions:
• CAN Communication
• O2 Control
• Over Boost
• Gear Setup
• Decel Cut
• Transient Throttle Enhance
• Rev Limiter

Correction Tables:  Fuel /  Ignition:
• Air Temp Correction
• Barometric Correction
• Coolant Temperature Correction
• Injector Dead Time
• Map Correction
• Post Start
• Prime Pulse
• Wide Open Throttle
• Zero Throttle

Miscellaneous:
• Tune can be password protected in software
• Small and compact design
• Rugged anodized aluminum casing

Power Requirements:
Source: 8.6 to 16.5 Volts DC
Consumption: 360mA @ 12Volts DC

Physical Dimensions:
ECU Dimensions Length: 134mm (154mm with MAP nipple)
Width: 64mm Height: 28mm Weight: 195g (0.43 lb)

The Platinum Sprint 500 Kit includes:
Platinum Sprint 500 ECU,Platinum Sprint 500 Flying Loom, USB Cable, Programming Software CD,
Quick Start Guide, Instruction Manual (on CD), Haltech Sticker

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Cars / 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:50:22 AM »
Chevrolet's most-powerful convertible ever - the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible - made its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale in late 2012, it will deliver more performance and technology than many exotic cars and ultra-luxury convertibles.

"The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top - or hit the gas."

Like the coupe, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible features a supercharged 6.2L "LSA" engine, SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm). That's enough to exceed the output of 2+2 convertibles of many performance icons, including:

2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante - 470 hp / 443 lb.-ft.
2012 Mercedes SL63 AMG - 518 hp / 465 lb.-ft.
2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 530 hp / 516 lb.-ft.
2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - 550 hp / 510 lb.-ft.


Source:Netcarshow

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Cars / 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:46:49 AM »
The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, unveiled as part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, was worked on by Ford designers in an effort to bring brand identity back to the sport. The result is undeniable with the 2013 Sprint Cup car mirroring the recently unveiled 2013 Ford Fusion production car.

Featuring a completely redesigned sleek new silhouette and fresh face, the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup car was designed to be the face of a new era of stock car racing.

"We wanted Fusion to be the car that helped return 'stock car' to NASCAR." stated Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "I think fans, when they see the car, are just going to smile and cheer. It is going to reengage them with the sport and make the sport better because there is just something natural about seeing race cars that look like cars in their driveways."

This marks the third time Ford simultaneously launched production and NASCAR versions of a new model. The first dual launch came in 1968, with the sleek fastback Ford Torino. Legendary NASCAR driver David Pearson drove the Torino to back-to-back NASCAR championships in 1968 and 1969. The second time came in 2006, when the then newly introduced Ford Fusion appeared in showrooms and on the track.

Ford took a different approach with the development of the 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer. Ford Design Center staff, led by Garen Nicoghosian, and Ford aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus, spent the past year doing the early design development, freeing up the Ford race teams to concentrate on weekly NASCAR competition.

"This is a seminal moment in the sport where we had a chance to get it right once again and make sure the race cars are race versions of street cars. And I am proud because I believe we have accomplished just that," continued Allison. "The 2013 Fusion is a stunning car and the 2013 NASCAR Fusion is even more stunning and I can't wait to see it perform on the track and connect with race fans."

Ford designers, led by Nicoghosian, addressed three main issues to mirror the 2013 Sprint Cup Fusion to the 2013 production Fusion found on showroom floors:

-Designers addressed the overall proportion of the race car to reflect proportions found in the production Fusion.
- Brand and design cues in the side of the vehicle.
-An identifiable front end grill with the distinctive look of a Ford.



Source : netcarshow

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