Nov 10, 2010

Google and Facebook are fighting to control your data

Asked recently about what Google would do if Facebook would not permit the search company to access its data, Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, said: “The best thing that would happen is for Facebook to open up its data. Failing that, there are other ways to get that information.”
               He didn’t expand on that comment but at the end of last week Google made a change to its Gmail terms and conditions, banning companies from extracting Gmail user data unless they, in return, made their own data available to Google. Was that one of the “other ways” that Schmidt was referring to?

If so, it hasn’t been entirely successful. For some time Facebook has allowed users to import their Gmail contacts and find those people on Facebook. Now that Google has prevented them from doing that, they’ve found a workaround – asking users to download their contacts from Gmail themselves and then upload them to Facebook.

Google responded:

“We’re disappointed that Facebook didn’t invest their time in making it possible for their users to get their contacts out of Facebook. As passionate believers that people should be able to control the data they create, we will continue to allow our users to export their Google contacts.”
That prompted a Facebook engineer, Mike Vernal, to respond with a strongly-worded comment on TechCrunch pointing out that Google has previously blocked users of Orkut, the social network it owns, from exporting their contacts to Facebook. He wrote:

“Openness doesn’t mean being open when its convenient for you. [...] We strongly hope that Google turns back on their API and doesn’t come up with yet another excuse to prevent their users from leaving Google products to use ones they like better instead.”
In truth, both companies can be criticised for the way they have handled user data in the past and both companies can claim to be acting in the best interests of their users this time. It’s far from a clear-cut situation.

However, what it does illustrate is that the battle to control our data is not just being fought between us and the technology companies we use, but also between those companies themselves.

Nov 10, 2010 Written By rahul kumar · 0

Google Giving Away Free Internet To American Travelers


It is being reported that Google will be giving a Christmas present to US travelers this holiday season.

They have teamed up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to offer free wi-fi to fliers between November 20th and January 2.

This is the second year that Google are giving free internet away, but last year the offer was only valid for travelers flying on Virgin America flights.

Google is encouraging travelers to download Chrome for their in-flight surfing of the web, but we presume that any internet browser would do the job.

It is definitely nice to see Google give something back to the public, taking into account it is because of the public that Google are whielding the biggest stick on the internet.


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The news that laptops can negatively impact male fertility--even when a cooling pad is used . While that is a significant potential consequence of prolonger laptop use, it is not the only adverse impact the laptop can have on one's health.
 We live extremely busy world where the person relates to business or some other habit of chatting can't live without these electronics gadgets which will harm us . 

Male Infertility:- There is a biological reason that the testes are stored in the scrotum--outside of the body. Sperm production requires a lower temperature than the standard internal body temp. Tech gadgets generate heat--a lot of heat in some cases. There are even Android and iPhone apps specifically designed to max the processor and heat the smartphone up to use as a hand warmer in colder climates. A recent study found that the temperature generated by placing a laptop on your lap--even when using a laptop cooling pad--results in temps that can impact male fertility. Men looking forward to fathering children may want to think twice about using a laptop on their lap.

Hearing Loss. Have you ever been in a quiet house when the power went out. Then you realize just how quiet real silence is. Even when not making any overt sound, the laptop fan is generally spinning away, and there is the general hum of the inner workings of the laptop. This relatively moderate white noise is not a significant health risk, but can result in impairment or partial hearing loss over time. Users who routinely use headphones with the laptop may subject themselves to significantly higher decibels and be at even greater risk.

Vision Strain. Staring at a laptop screen for extended periods of time can strain your eyes. It can result in headaches, or dry and itchy eyes--and over time it could permanently affect your vision. Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD, FAAO recommends the following practice to reduce eye strain. "When using a digital device take a break, blink, breathe. Many doctors call this the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds and look at something 20 feet away." Dr. Bonilla-Warford also suggests an annual eye exam.

Carpal Tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a concern for extensive typing in general. However, space is often more cramped when using a laptop, and the ergonomics are not optimal when trying to type while balancing a laptop on your knees. Extended typing on a laptop--especially if your arms and hands are not positioned properly, can result in muscle strains and moderate to sever pain.

Back Pain. Some laptops are quite hefty. At the same time that much smaller netbooks have exploded in popularity, there has also been a rise in massive desktop replacement laptops. In order to pack in processing power, storage, and a display comparable to a desktop PC, these gargantuan laptops can weigh in at six or seven pounds. That isn't a tremendous amount of weight, but when placed in a brief case or shoulder bag it can put a significant strain on back muscles as you lug it around town.

I am not suggesting that using a laptop will result in you being a sterile, deaf, blind, hunchback--but be warned that it's possible. Seriously, all of these are real potential health implications of prolonged laptop use, and you should be aware of the risks and take appropriate precautions.

One solution is to use a tablet instead of a laptop. The tablet won't resolve the eye strain, or carpal tunnel issues per se, but the cool, silent, lightweight device can meet almost all of the standard needs typically met by a laptop, and eliminate the risk of infertility, hearing loss, and back pain at the same time.

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RBI needs 80 officers: CA, MBA, PhD, Post Graduates, Graduates

RBI needs 80 officers: CA, MBA, PhD, Post Graduates, Graduates
Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai invites applications from candidates for the post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) through direct recruitment .
Company: Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai

Total no. of posts: 80

Reserved posts:

Post Unreserved i.e. General (GEN) Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC) Total
Officers in Grade 'B' (General) - (Direct Recruitment - DR) 40 15 05 20 80*
*Out of the 80 vacancies mentioned above, 6 vacancies are reserved for Hearing Impaired (HI) candidates under Persons with Disability (PWD) category, but no vacancy is reserved for Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) and Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates. However, Orthopaedically Handicapped and Visually Handicapped candidates may also apply for the post but they will not be eligible for any relaxation/concession except for age and application fee. Persons with Disability may belong to any category (GEN/ SC/ ST/ OBC).

Pay scale
: Rs.21000-36400

  • Candidates applying should possess a First Class Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade

  • A Second Class Master's Degree with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade

  • A Doctorate Degree with 50% marks in Master's Degree or equivalent grade

  • Chartered/ Cost Accountant/ Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree

  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Management / MBA qualification from institutions recognized by Government of India/ University Grants Commission, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree.

Age: Between 21 and 30 years   (as on October 1, 2010)

Note: Age is relaxable by 3 years in the case of OBC, 5 years in the case of SC/ST and 10 years for PWD.

Selection process: Selection will be based on performance in written test to be conducted on February 6, 2011 and personal interview. 

Examination centres:

Code Numbers indicated in the brackets:

Name of Centre
Code No.
Name of Centre
Code No.
New Delhi
Port Blair
Note: Candidates can select only one centre and must indicate its Name and Code No. in the Application form.

Application Fee: Candidates need to send Rs.100/- (No fee is payable by SC/ ST/ PH candidates) payable by Demand Draft in favour of ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and payable at Mumbai only. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of the Demand Draft and in the space provided for the purpose on the Postal Orders (if fee is payable) and enclose them to the application with a pin (should not be stapled). However, candidates from un-banked areas may pay fee by crossed Indian Postal Orders in favour of ‘Reserve Bank of India’ payable at GPO, Mumbai.

How to apply:
  • Click here to apply online up to November 8, 2010.

  • You can also apply offline in the prescribed format and completed in all respect to be sent by ordinary post on or before November 15, 2011.

Note: Last date is November 22, 2011 for candidates from far-flung areas.

Click here to view details     


Head-office: Central Office

Building Shahid Bhagat Singh

Road Mumbai - 400 023

Phone: (91 22) 266 1602, 266 0604


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Indian Bank  announces  India and abroad invites online applications from Indian citizens for recruitment of probationary officers.
   Company: Indian Bank  

   Posts:  Probationary Officers (PO) 
   Total no. of posts: 850 posts
  Reserved posts: (UR-428, SC-128,ST-64,OBC-230) (PH-27) in JMG Scale-I 

  Pay scale: 14500-25700

  Age: 21-30 years as on 01/07/2010


  Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline (Second Class with 55% aggregate marks/ equivalent CGPA)

    • All Educational qualifications, Graduation/ Post Graduation etc. shall be from a University recognized by Government Of India. Technical qualification (BE, B Tech, MBA etc.) shall be from an institution accredited by AICTE/ UGC recognition required wherever applicable.

    • Candidates must possess the qualification as on 01.10.2010.

    • The candidates should have proficiency in appropriate computer skills / working knowledge of application packages used in office automation/ computer environment.

    • In respect of SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates, relaxation in minimum mark for educational qualification will be allowed upto 5% wherever minimum qualifying marks are stipulated.


    Selection process
    • On the basis of written test. The test comprises objective and descriptive papers.

    • Short-listed candodates will be called for an interview.


    Application Fee: Rs.400 (Rs.50 for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates) to be paid in any branch of Indian Bank only by cash by challans only which can be downloaded from the website.

    How to Apply
    : Application should be submitted only Online at the Indian Bank website between October 12, 2010 and November 11, 2010 .
    Click here for details

    Important details:
    • Opening date for online registration: October 10, 2010

    • Closing date for online registration:  November 11, 2010

    • Tentative Date of Written Examination:  January 2, 2011


    Indian Bank
    Head Office
    66, Rajaji Salai
    Chennai-600 001.

    : 044 25233231

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   GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the most popular standard for mobile telephony  systems in the world. The GSM Association estimates that 80% of the global mobile market uses the standard. GSM is used by over 1.5 billion people across more than 212 countries and territories. This ubiquity means that subscribers can use their phones throughout the world. GSM differs from its predecessor technologies in that both signaling and speech channels are digital, and thus GSM is considered a second generation (2G) mobile phone system.
       GSM also pioneered low-cost implementation of the short message service (SMS), also called text messaging, which has since been supported on other mobile phone standards as well. 
    GSM is a cellular network, which means that mobile phones connect to it by searching for cells in the immediate vicinity. There are five different cell sizes in a GSM network—macro, micro, pico, femto and umbrella cells. The coverage area of each cell varies according to the implementation environment.
                     The modulation used in GSM is Gaussian minimum-shift keying (GMSK), a kind    of  continuous-phase frequency shift keying. In GMSK, the signal to be modulated onto the carrier is first smoothed with a Gaussian low-pass filter prior to being fed to a frequency modulator, which greatly reduces the interference to neighboring channels (adjacent-channel interference).

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM):-

One of the key features of GSM is the Subscriber Identity Module, commonly known as a SIM card. The SIM is a detachable smart card containing the user's subscription information and phone book. This allows the user to retain his or her information after switching handsets. Some operators will block this by allowing the phone to use only a single SIM, or only a SIM issued by them; this practice is known as SIM locking and is illegal in some countries.

Phone locking:-

Sometimes mobile network operators restrict handsets that they sell for use with their own network. This is called locking and is implemented by a software feature of the phone. A subscriber may usually contact the provider to remove the lock for a fee, utilize private services to remove the lock, or make use of free or fee-based software and websites to unlock the handset themselves.


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