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google build australia

Google and Lego Team Up Downunder- Google Build

[ad#shaq-top]Lego lets face it! How hasn’t heard of it or played with it, either if you where young or in your 80′s building a Lego harry potter castle.Or just be like internet sensation iJustine building her Lego self. Well now in Australia go have

teamed together with Lego to bring Google Build a Google Chrome experiment.

The new experiment announced on the Google Australia blog on the 26Th of June about the new “Build With Chrome” experiment. This is mainly the celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lego bricks in Australia and New Zealand. Build With Chrome enables people to (sadly this is only avaliable too users in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand) build things on the Australian and New Zealand Lego map.

Google also posted that “we hope to see

you fill the Build world up with everything from medieval castles to sea snakes, giant mouse cursors to smiling monsters and even a Kiwi!”.

One of the most awesome features i like about the Build project is that you can build things from a rock to a large sky scraper. In fact i just built my house in South Western Sydney, i won’t be sharing it as

not all of us are artistic with Lego. I’d rather share screenshot of what a bird eye view of Australia looks like made out of Lego so far.

Also Google has given us a little image of what you can build with Lego with Chrome by building a man on a stage which is view-able by playing the video attached below. So will you be using Build With Chrome? Also you can use Build With Chrome by going to http://buildwithchrome.com/.

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Facebook new features 2011

Facebook 3 New Changes 2011: Better Privacy, Unwanted tagging, Past Post Visibility

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Facebook has recently rolled out new changes to its interface in 2011. These 3 new changes consists of Better Privacy control when sharing posts, Remove unwanted tags of you, Change the visibility of your post after it has been published.

These changes hit to me just today, perhaps Facebook is going alphabetically in releasing its new changes. So lets get down and review these changes one by one. In addition you can also add location to your posts and tag people who you were with then.

FIRST CHANGE: Post status updates to a specific group of people.

While posting a status on Facebook, you now have the option to choose whom you want it to see. Just press the small gears icon in the lower right corner of the status box. While posting an update, choose from Public (Everybody), Friends (Your Friends only), Custom (Specific People only). Now your status message is seen only by the people who are eligible to see it.

Facebook new feature 2011 better privacy control

No need to worry if you did a mistake in selecting the visible persons. You can change it even after you have published a post. Just select the gears icon and change it back again.

SECOND CHANGE: Get rid of unwanted Photo tags.

This is the feature lot of people were concerned about on Facebook. So how to get rid of them, here’s what you have to do.

Go to Privacy Settings and then click on Custom box.

Facebook new feature 2011 remove tagging


Now click Edit Settings in front of How Tags Work feature.

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Next click on Profile Review and turn it on.

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That’s it. Now whenever any of your Friends tags you in a Photo, you have got to approve them before they start displaying on your profile. As soon as a Friend tags you will receive a notification. After you click it you will be taken to the Wall tab where a sub-tab called Pending Posts will appear which will help you Approve or Disapprove the Photo tags. Easy isn’t it?

THIRD CHANGE: Change the visibility of your older posts.

Many a times we think whether to make this status Public or Private and later go with Public anyway. Facebook has now released a nice feature wherein you can change all of your older posts visibility to only your Friends. Don’t worry you wont need to sit the whole night and change the visibility for every specific post.

Facebook new feature 2011 manage post post visibility

 Just flyover to the Privacy Settings and click Manage Past Post Visibility where it says Limit the Audience for Past Posts. Then click on Confirm. That’s it, you are done.

NOTE: This feature cannot be undone. After you have clicked on Confirm there is no way back!

If you are looking to learn more about these features or see a short video tutorial by Facebook go here.

So these were the new Facebook changes in 2011 which we got to see. Comment if you liked this story and please share your views of how you feel about these new features with us. We would like to hear from each one of you. Do you like em?

via CNET

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Blackberry Torch 2 leaked

Blackberry Torch 2 leaked: RIM says its better than Torch

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Just hours before, we spotted new documents regarding a possible announcement of the Blackberry Torch 2 smartphone of RIM (Research In Motion) technologies on the FCC website. The model number listed as RDM71UW is undoubtedly the Torch 2.

BlackBerry Torch 2 slim

OK, lets get down to the point. The major changes you will see in this version of Torch i.e. the Torch 2 are as listed below:

  • Screen size is 3.2 inches delivering a 640×480 resolution whereas the Blackberry Torch 9800 was a 480×360 resolution one.
  • It gives you a 1.2 GHz processor (still single-core) with 768 MB of RAM compared to a mere 624 MHz processor speed seen in its predecessor.
  • Runs the latest Blackberry OS 6.1 whereas Torch ran a 6.0. Folks at RIM already deemed 6.1 as a “major upgrade“. Lets see what 6.1 packs in this time.
  • You get enough storage facility this time. Blackberry Torch 2 boasts of a 8GB  internal memory and a 32GB external memory, expandable with the help of a microSD card.
  • 5 megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED Flash integrated. Records videos in HD i.e. 1280×720 resolution.
  • Other great features you could expect are Bluetooth 2.1, NFC integration (which is huge), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Quad-band GSM, Tri-band HSDPA, WCDMA II and V bands compatible, Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity Sensor and an Ambient Light sensor.

BlackBerry Torch 2 5MP camera

Watch the hands-on video below to get a first hand look on the latest Blackberry Torch 2.

For a full list of specifications refer to this guide.

engadget has managed to perform a complete review and pass a verdict of this product, please visit here to view it.

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Google+ The Social Network

On Tuesday, Google revealed yet another product named as Google+ Project. Google+ is a new social networking platform created by the popular search giant. It is a social network which will completely revolutionize the way people interact on the Web 2.0.

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Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Google Engineering and founder of the Google+ Project said in Google’s official blog that

We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project

Here are some features of Google+ that will surprise you of how creatively the Google team have designed this project to meet your requirements.

Google+ Feature:

  • Circles

Did you ever wonder how to stop those annoying tagging of friends on Facebook, constant App invitations, unwanted addition to Facebook Groups and million other small things that really get on your nerves, well that’s when Google+ comes into the picture dressed as a Superman. What the Circles feature is all about is that it allows you to categorise your friends and family in a very easy and smart way. This way you dont have to worry about what you share and whom you share it to.

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Categorising is as easy as dragging and dropping your friends from the friends list into a particular circle created by you and visible only to you. Sharing the things you like is more easy now and the next time you say something no need to be cautious about whom you say it to because the Circle will automatically take care that your content is shared to the people you would like it to.

  • Sparks

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Are you bored on Facebook when there’s no one online and when you have nothing to talk about. Google+ breaks that silence by providing you with a built-in recommendation engine to discover the content you are interested in. Google knows what your interests are (just like your wife or girlfriend) by analyzing what you constantly share on the Google+, through the +1 button and your queries on the google search. Google smartly gathers all that information and provides you with the latest articles, photos, videos pertaining to your specific interests at the click of button kinda like Stumbleupon but in a Google fashion.

  • Hangouts

You see your girlfriend or your best friend online in your Facebook chat. You ping them by saying Hi…………………………………… waiting this much wasn’t your plan! What do you think? You will ultimately assume that he’s just not so interested to talk to you or has left his PC to go check out your girlfriend! Isn’t that rude? Definitely it is, don’t worry Google+ isn’t that mean to you.

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No more embarrassments and no more hiding under the rug, Google+ introduces to you a video chat interface where you get to hangout with your friends whenever you want. Just go to your favourite  circle and click ‘Start a Hangout’, you will immediately jump in a video chat screen and your friends will join you as soon as they know that you are “HANGING OUT”.

  • Mobile

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Google+ is available on the Android platform too. What makes Google+ing on Mobile cool is its auto-upload feature. According to Gundotra, your phone now is not just a device which can take photos and videos and store them on a memory card. With Google+ power comes less responsibilities, captured multimedia content gets directly uploaded to your PC and is available for instant sharing the next time you log onto your computer. No wasting time sitting and uploading pics, latest is the best what Google+ believes in.

End of Tour.

Presently Google+ the social network is being tested only for a select few. Invites are temporarily disabled at the moment. If you wish to receive an e-mail as soon as the service is ready for use, request an advance invite over here.

How did you enjoy this article? Do you think Google will be successful in reinventing its lost credibility from its last failure from Google Buzz? Share your thoughts by a comment.

wwdc-2011

Apple goes berserk! iOS5, Mac OSX Lion and iCloud at WWDC

Apple is launching its iOS 5 mobile operating system, MAC OS X Lion desktop operating system and also its iCloud service: Apple’s very own Cloud service to be held at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, this June 6.

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According to engadget, the team will be focused on its latest software enhancements and also its release of the newest, MAC OS X Lion operating system. This is gonna be a big day because some folks at Buzzle are already regard this as a clash between Apple and the Android developers since Google already launched its latest Android OS the “Ice Cream Sandwich” just this month. The release will be done by Steve Jobs himself along with other executives.

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The launch of iOS 5 is creating a major buzz for the Apple users. Some customers are already creating a wishlist of what improvements they would like to add in the new release. If you want to know what other people are thinking, browse through this gallery as BusinessInsider brings it to you. Regarding the iOS 5 features, this time it will introduce voice control to type the text automatically and widgets too possibly to compete with the Android, as we have seen Android OS is full of widgets. Of course, there will be integration of NFC chips and Cloud computing (Google wallet and iCloud respectively). GET IT? Other than these there’s a fully redone user interface and addition of an updated camera app (iPhone 4S will have a 8-megapixel camera), thats why!

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Coming to MAC OS X Lion, this is going to be a major concern at the WWDC this time. According to CNET, the poor MAC OSX Snow Leopard was already being hit by a rogue antivirus causing a MAC malware scare so you will possibly see the release of a software update for SL. Moving on, there is a pretty nice featurelist we are going to see in Lion this time, some of them being, introduction of Wi-Fi Direct, wireless iTunes sync capability, Finder,Mail,AirDrop and iCal improvements.

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iCloud service being new one on the line, we have not been able to gather much news about it but our reporters at CNET say that Apple will integrate “music features” with the Cloud support. Already deals have been made with the music giants such as EMI Music, Warner Music and SONY Music.

Here is an official PRESS RELEASE made by Apple.

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Now its time for your comment. Tell us what your thoughts are about Apple. Will Apple keep dominating the industry or will Android overtake them soon? Also if you are an attendee at the WWDC 2011 please share with us your latest updates!

Alienware M17x – Ultimate Gaming Guaranteed!

Are you tired of sitting and playing the same old games on your computer? Dreaming to play the latest games on your own computer but sick of those unending list of System Requirements? Well not to worry, you have landed on the right place.

Alienware M17x Stylish

By experiencing the capabilities of the new Alienware M17x, you will be satisfied for the next 10 years. It has got State-of the-Art technology and is made For The Win. If you are owning an Alienware M17x you are already a winner but if you are not, check out why it is the product specially made for you.

TREAT FOR YOUR EYES

Dell Alienware Nicer Gaming

As 3D Games are hitting the streets more and more these days we need to be 3D-adapted with our lives. Experience the bits and pieces of the Gaming and Entertainment industry as made for your eyes. Now Alienware M17x comes with a 3D-capable 17-inch full high-def 1080p display. Now thats the latest technology in the market, you cant expect for more!

EVERYTHING MAXXED-UP

Alienware M17x Lighting system

  • M17X comes with the latest tech invention the ‘Intel® Core™ i7 processors’.
  • Delivering a massive 16GB Dual-Channel high-performance 1333MHz memory, your lappie won’t stop for you to catch up with it. Are you a adrenaline junkie? Add more speed to your Deus Ex Machina by activating Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0. Believe me you will be huffing and puffing to catch your breath and will pray to God that why did i buy such a Killing Machine.

ADAPTABILTY

Alienware M17x Battery life

All the gamers out there will be wondering what is the secret to a longer battery life? Alienware brings to you a battery life that is sent straight from the heaven. With a longer battery life just trash your AC adapter and head out with your lappie in high air.

KILLER DESIGN

Alienware M17x Gameplay

When you see a hot chic you will definitely check her out but it is totally different with the Alienware M17x. When your eyes land on this exceptional creation created by man you will keep gazing at its looks even if a naked girl is sitting beside you!!! Alienware gives you an Exclusively Designed AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard which reacts to your sensitivest touches. Such unique and epitome is the design of this elegant masterpiece that you will keep admiring its looks for generations!

Also i didn’t get a chance to tell you that DELL customizes your Alienware according to your taste. You even get a Laser engraved nameplate on your Laptop. Isnt’t that cool…Having your name printed on your laptop laserly??? #emotion: WAOOOOOOOO!

Alienware M17x laser engraving

Remember, even thinking is forbidden if you are going to buy this powerhouse!
Alienware is conducting a SIGNATURE EVENT which ends on April 7! So Hurry and visit the DELL ALIENWARE SITE and checkout the most snappiest deals for you!

 

 

Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed

Hey y’all! Great news for GAMERS…Guess what??? I will just break it to you, the most awaited game of the year SHIFT 2: UNLEASHED is scheduled for release on 24 March 2011. You are probably wondering why i didn’t add Need For Speed title before the game title, that’s because the company dropped it. But dont worry the game is still in the NEED FOR SPEED family itself.

The game is oriented towards a more simulation friendly audience. This game is all about experiencing the pure exhilaration when it comes to driving a car in real life.

After one of the most critically acclaimed game Need For Speed: SHIFT was released in 2009, this being the 17th title of the NFS games is a direct sequel to it. According to the world famous game publishing company ‘ELECTRONIC ARTS’ is promising that this edition will redefine the racing simulator genre.

It will feature 145 cars from 36 manufacturers and 35 tracks altogether being the first game in the series to incorporate more than 100 cars. It is currently under development by Slightly Mad Studios.

For more info, stay tuned to chaaps.com. All the latest news from the NFS World will be brought to you by me, right here at CHAAPS!!! See you soon. :)
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When Will Blogging “really” be Dead?

It’s been a decade since people started to say blogging is going to be a dead nail. But when will Blogging die. But When will Blogging die? When will Bloggers stay in home unemployed instead of Making Money Online? Why is Blogging always trying to die but never dies? Here’s your answer, friends.

When Blogging will die

When Blogging will Die

I am still kicked off by the new year wine, forgiveness is demanded if you are hyping up at me reading this crazy post! :)

Blogging WILL be dead, If and only if…

  • If all the bloggers are dead. Simple, is’nt it?
  • If bloggers get serious. With reference to: Should you take blogging seriously? [Readers' comments]
  • If distractions is greater than or equal to your passion for Blogging.
  • If you are running a news blog but you have no news to post about.
  • If services like Posterous, WordPress and Blogger are shut down. C’mon folks, none would spare their time to create their own platform.
  • If search Engines are lost. Yes, literally! Google fail = Blogs fail.
  • If facebook and twitter allow you inserting Google ads. I’m pretty much sure, blogs would be laid in coffins!
  • If readers die. Oh no, that’s too too hard to take because Readers matter the most when it comes to Blogging! Trust me people – Blogging is Immortal. :-)

Do you feel Blogging has already dead? Drop your views in your comments.

I hope you had good fun going through those points. To get more new year wine (oh, I mean blog posts ;) ) you might want to subscribe to our RSS feed or catch us on facebook/twitter.

Your Blog is Just like a Tiffin Box!

Blogging is a Beautiful World!


You Blog for Fun,
You Blog for Passion,
You Blog for Money,
You Blog just Because Someone Blogs,
Pause..
Setting up a Status Message in Facebook or Twitter ? Oh Yeah! You are a Micro-Blogger!

After All, Talking so Much about “Blog, Blogging,Bloggest“.. lets have some sort of Understanding about what Really a Blog is!! Lets Compare Blog with a Tiffin Box! Sounds Funny?.. Oops then How about 5 Fingers of Your Blog Hand- Google, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit

Pack it in a Tiffin Box!

Content

A Blog should Primarily Focus on CONTENT! Yes.. The Focus should be on the Content and nothing Else.. It is Just Like God Present in the Temple.. (Good GOD = More Devotees eh??) .. OfCourse, in case of Blog, You get Hell lot of Visitors/Readers if you have the Best of the Best Contents…

Actions:
Fill up Your Tiffin Box with Delicious Food.

More Containers for your Tiffin Box

Variety

A Good Blog should not only provide Quality Content but also should take care of the Variety of Content which it delivers.. Why Only Facebook, Google, Twitter? Get Up Guys! There are lots of Topics waiting for you.. Just make a Good Choice and be Consistent. Increase the number of Categories!

Actions:
Add Up Some more Containers within in Your Tiffin Box.. Consume Variety!

Pack the FRESH FOOD in Tiffin Box

Fresh News

Deliver the Happening News to your Loyal Readers…Deliver the News as it Happens..Add Up your own Views.. As Fresh the Content is, As Value you add to it, The More you get Out of it…

Actions:
Pack Fresh, Eat Fresh, Stay Healthy!

Share your Tiffin with Friends

Sharing is Caring

Knowledge is to Share,, So is the Blog… Don’t Isolate yourself after Pushing a Beautiful Post.. Share it to everyone.. Use Powerful Social Media Centers.. Make Complete use of Tweet, Share, digg or Stumble Buttons… Create a Good Community with the Motto “Sharing is Caring”

Actions:
Start Sharing Your Food!

Beautiful Box

Looks Matter!

Oh Yeah.. The Appearance matters.. Make a wise Decision in Selecting a Good Theme.. Let your Content Shine! Let Your Readers Bookmark your Blog just because he/she likes the kind of Color Schemes, logo, themes used in your Website!

Actions: Carry a Designed/Beautiful/Cool Tiffin Box! *ATTRACT*

We Know there are several Things to be added over here.. We would like To hear from you about this article.. Don’t have a Tiffin Box yet? Grab One!

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7 More Stupid Ways to promote your Blog!

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Ever felt like promoting your blog by stupid ways?????? I read a post like this few months back which gave me the idea. Though the concept is the same (To extract stupidity out of you!) but the ideas are my own!

Here in this post I’ll give you some of the ideas which you may use to promote your blog! (I recommend you don’t :-P )

  1. Write behind the books of people: Hungry for traffic???? Just write your blog URL on each and every notebook or book you encounter! Someone or the other may be caught in your trap! :D
  2. Your URL as your Brand: Make T-shirts in all shapes and sizes with the URL of your blog and give them to poor. People roaming here and there will ultimately wonder why do all the poors have the same URL
  3. Go Public: You may have seen people writing there names, their Girlfriend’s, Other’s Girlfriend names etc on the walls of public toilets or Bus stands. Then why can’t your Blog be inscribed on that surface.
  4. SMS Power: SMS people with the URL and give a note that if you forward it to 20 people you will get Rs 200 as a free talktime! Believe me it works! I have seen many stupids doing the same!
  5. Piracy Rules: Put some pirated content on the blog! Piracy can attract people from miles away!
  6. Key Word Chaos: How about a meta keyword flood????? Paste the each and every word in Oxford’s Dictionary into the Meta Keywords of your blog! Enough Said!!!!
  7. SpamBook Rules: Make a facebook account! Add all the people your eyes could see on the screen! Once you are done begin your business with pasting Blog address on their wall! Success!!!!!

Hope these ideas encouraged the stupid inside you!!!!!
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