Friday, March 16, 2007

Nanocity by Sabeer Bhatia

Sabeer Bhatia [Hotmail fame] wants to create Nanocity in Haryana,India
with the help of governement.
He expects that Nanocity will be better than the Silicon Valley of the US.
This is a Rs 50 billion venture of which half the amount will be mobilised by Bhatia.

Penryn: Next Intel processor

Penryn is the codename given to the next microprocessor from Intel.
It is made with the advanced 45nm technology.
[45 nanometer is the drain-source seperation of the Transistor- basic building block of the chip].
Here is more details:Penryn

Polyglot 3000: An automatic language identifier

Polyglot 3000
This is an automatic language identifier which supports around 400 languages.
See the supported languages here
Although it claims that it can recognize single words or phrase,
It is failing to recognize the word "english".
Showing "Language not recognized".
Anyway it is a good innovation.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Free Advanced Toolbar

Advancedtoolbar is free toolbar for Internet Exploter.
It can search in 100's of websites including Alltheweb,Google,Yahoo,Youtube etc.
Advancedtoolbar also provides spyware removal and popup-blocker.
Here are the features of the toolbar.

Human Ability: Prahlad Jani

The Yogis can break the "scientific" rules.
[By the way yogi is a person who can keep his/her mental strength
on all situations].
Prahlad Jani is a person who can fast for 10 days completely.
Without taking food and water.

Here is the BBC report

Clearly persons with this kind of mental abilities are very rare.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

SimpleOCR: Free Optical Character Recognition

You can convert any scanned document into an editable text
which is campatible with MS Word or Wordperfect.
To quote the website "Not only is SimpleOCR up to 99% accurate, it is 100% free."
You can download it here

The steps involved in converting a paper doc to editable text is
1.Take the photo of document with camera/cellphone.
2.Send it to qipit to obtian a pdf.
3.Make an editable text from the the above pdf with SimpleOCR.

Qipit: Convert Paper docs to PDF through email

Qipit is a Free service to capture and share documents.
You can take a photo of written documents/scanned documents
with your camera phone or digital camera
and send it to qipit as an email.
You will get a high resolution pdf in return.