What do you know about Apple?

Apple has been in the IT world for nearly 36 years and many of us are using its products from iPod to Mac..
So let us now take on a small quiz on our knowledge about Apple.
Te quiz was published by BBC news.
Its quite interesting.
Once you answer all questions it will say whether "You think Apple as a fruit" or "You live and breathe Apple"

Google Wave

Have you heard of Google Wave????
This is a short description of what it is from

"Google Wave is a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web."

Wave is a new communication platform that combines some of the features of Gmail with social networking and lifestreaming tools like Facebook and Twitter.
A "wave" is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
The idea was to figure out what email would look like if it were invented from scratch today.
Google plans to start sending out 100,000 beta invitations to users who want to help test Google Wave starting on September 30th.
You can sign up for more information about the limited launch at wave.google.com.
From :

Google Wave has three layers: the product, the platform, and the protocol:
The Google Wave product is the web application people will use to access and edit waves. It's an HTML 5 app, built on Google Web Toolkit. It includes a rich text editor and other functions like desktop drag-and-drop (which, for example, lets you drag a set of photos right into a wave).
Google Wave can also be considered a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services, and to build new extensions that work inside waves.
The Google Wave protocol is the underlying format for storing and the means of sharing waves, and includes the "live" concurrency control, which allows edits to be reflected instantly across users and services. The protocol is designed for open federation, such that anyone's Wave services can interoperate with each other and with the Google Wave service. To encourage adoption of the protocol, we intend to open source the code behind Google Wave.

Go crazy over your name

Have you ever wondered how the text in Orkut / MySpace / Facebook Screen Names seems wierd?
How do the guys do it?
One simple technique is flipping the text

Original : your name..
Flipped : ˙˙ǝɯɐu ɹnoʎ

This is cool na....

Now to write upside down in Twitter, Myspace or my Blog or any other sites

One which makes me open my mouth is this
It gives your name in many different formats.
Have a good day

Do you know about Froogle?

Froogle also called as Google Product Search is a new “product”-based search engine being developed by Google.It is recently launched in beta phase. Froogle finds the most relevant products based on your search terms.


Froogle does a good job of finding products that matches your search.
You can do a search from chocolates to piano, from dog treats to cd writer.
The biggest advantage is that it shows the products with the price so it makes us easy to find the cost of a product
You can also sort the products based on relevance or price.
You can also click “Show grid view” to see the results in a more compact format
The main page shows the items that were recently searched.

Though it’s still in the beta phase, Froogle has enormous potential.

Speaking Robot

Furby, the fur-covered robot that specializes in speech, made its debut in the holiday season of 1998. Furby appeared to learn English as it slowly advanced beyond its exclusively Furbish native language—a stream of indiscernible, sometimes grating sounds. The idea was a hit—the toy sold more than 40 million units in its lifetime and can be considered the first successful attempt to produce and sell a domestically aimed robot. Furby was a top-selling toy for three full years and was available on store shelves until 2007

This is filed under "Useless Robot" by Daniel H. Wilson(Roboticist)
Popular Mechanics

Google Facts

Do you know these about Google?
Began in January 1996
Google SE was orginally called BackRub (not Google)
Unofficial company slogan Don't be evil

  • Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey

  • Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

  • Google Earth was originally called "Earth Viewer" a product acquired from Keyhole Inc.

  • You tube was also not a product of Google. It was bought in 2006

  • Googlers are multifaceted.

  • One operations manager, who keeps the Google network in good health is a former neurosurgeon.

  • One software engineer is a former rocket scientist.

  • And the company's chef formerly prepared meals for members of The Grateful Dead and funkmeister George Clinton.

More facts:

1. Google's first data center was Larry Page's
dorm room.

2. The infamous
“I’m feeling lucky” button is nearly never used.

3. Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including

4. At first, there was not even a "submit" button. Users had to hit the "return" key to generate a Google search.

5. Google’s Home Page Has
45 Validation Errors. Don’t believe me?: Check Google Validation

6. The first major investor, Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the
founders of Sun Microsystems, wrote a check for $100,000

7. July 2006, the verb,
"to google", was officially added to both the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary as well as the Oxford English Dictionary

8. The youngest Google employee was
7 years old. (Not sure about this, the only thing searchable from the web was a 15 years old.

9. There are no restrictions on Googlers dress code in the office, in which pajama, ugly sweater and even super hero costume were on the records.

10. The first real person that named after “Google” is a Lebanese with full name of
Oliver Google Kai. He is now three years old and owns a website

11. Thinking of working in Google? Well, think again if you can’t answer their mysterious and challenging puzzles. Google setup a billboard in Silicon Valley by 2004, stating “First 10 digit prime in consecutive digits of e”. Geeks who got the hint would have visited http://www.7427466391.com/ (which is not available now) with further puzzles to be solved before they were recruited.

Scrolling Background for your Site

I found this amazing site which has a scrolling background ..
The effect was fabulous.
Check in

It is a plugin developed for jQuery.
As i'm now working with UI design in my project i'm exploring jQuery.
jQuery is quite good.
It has hell a lot of plugins.
It is nice visiting various web sites and see how they are designed
What techinques they use.
How amazing things can be done with simple codes.

For more information on jQuery http://jquery.com/ , http://jqueryui.com/