Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 released

After a long long period of Beta finally Yahoo! released their new Messenger. The look of the Yahoo Messenger 9.0 has been changed and the new look is a little troubling for new users. We have been using the old look since so long and the users were used to of that look. But the new look espeically the Windows Vista supported Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 is an entire change of the outlook.

All the rest of the features of Yahoo! Messenger are almost the same as old one. But there is something strange with the versions on different operating systems. Microsoft Windows XP compatible Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 has all the features, but Windows Vista has limited features. I wonder why Windows Vista’s features are less, though Microsoft is promoting Vista on a massive scale.

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Microsoft Windows Live Wave 3 Beta Released

Microsoft released Windows Live Wave 3 Beta on 17th September 2008. It includes the new beta versions of Windows Live Messenger 9, Windows Live Write, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Outlook Connector and for the first time Windows Live Movie Maker Beta is also included in the package.

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Google Audio Indexing (aka GAudi)

Google two months ago introduced a new technology in the video search. They are still testing it and that kind of search is only available on the US Political videos.

With Google Labs GAudi, now you dont have to search videos with the title of the video, or tags, instead GAudi searches the AUDIO of the video. It uses the Text-to-Video speech recognition technology. When you search anything with GAudi, Google actually search the words which are spoken inside the video and give you the relavent result.

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NEC Launches Express 5800 6-Core Xeon Processor Server

NEC Launches “Express 5800 Scalable HA Server,” Equipped with the Latest 6-Core Xeon Processor

NEC Corporation announced the sale of their new Express 5800 Scalable HA Server which is equiped with 6-Core Xeon Processor, Intel(R) Xeon(R) 7400-series.

96-Core / 16 Processor Capabilities

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Finally! TDK 6x Blu-Ray Recordable Disc in US

TDK (Imation) finally is launching the first 6x Blu-Ray Discs in US. There will be two kind of capacities of the Blu-Ray Disc.

TDK BD-R – Dual Layer : 50GB/GO (1-6x) BD-R DL
TDK BD-R – Single Layer : 25GB/GO (1-6x) BD-R

I am not sure about the expected price of the 6x BD-R. I have heard that it will be somewhere like $13 for single layer and $34 for the dual layer disc.

Private Browsing Race, Directly Supporting Porn

Since last few weeks you all must have noticied the new race in the web broswers. Private Browsing feature is recently introduced into the market of web browsers as a new technique to browse the Internet. First Apple Safari introduced it, then Google Chrome, then the copying spectator Microsoft IE 8 Beta and last of all Mozilla Firefox 3.1

Basically what this private browsing feature?
Answer to this very simple question is, it simple does not store any tracks of the websites that you browsing during that session. It will not keep a track of your History, the Cookies, the Temporarily saved Internet files, etc. on your computer’s harddrive. As soon as you close the browser window. Your browser clears away all the cache for those websites. In the end, result is – Save Private Browsing.

Why was this feature introduced?
At first we thought its for those people who browse Internet at public places to make their browsing safe for their web-based emails and other personal things. But later when you seen in deapth its not.

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Firefox add-on protects against hackers

Carnegie-Mellon University has developed a free add-on to the Mozilla Firefox 3.0 browser to boost security for users.

The Perspectives add-on was developed at the university’s School of Computer Science and College of Engineering.

The software protects Firefox users against potential “man-in-the-middle” wireless attacks when users are surfing the web.

The Perspectives system also supports domain name website certificates provided by the likes of VeriSign, Comodo and Godaddy.

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