Sunday, September 26, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab(let) v/s Apple ipad

Now the war for the new technology is open !! Samsung revealed that they are going to develop a tablet computer, which will have similar feature of apple ipad and they will be only around half the ipad's price !!

Almost all the functions provided by apple ipad will be integrated in this samsung galaxy tablet, and there are rumors that samsung galaxy will have more sophisticated features and galaxy will be more advanced when compare apple's ipad. Apple's ipad cost is around ₤449, that is 449 pounds and Samsung representatives said that they are going release the product and sell it for around ₤200, that is almost half the price of apple's ipad !! And this is possible because of new technologies coming up every day.

How is Samsung Galaxy tablet better than Apple ipad ?
Also, Galaxy Tab(let) will connect to the internet for free via Wi-fi hot spots similar to ipad. Also, samsung galaxy uses Android operating system which is in the favor of galaxy tab, also it supports flash video and cameras front and back which you can't find in Apple's ipad.

Where does samsung galaxy tablet lose to Apple ipad ?
The battery life of apple's ipad is more and the screen size of the samsung galaxy will be around 7 inches, when compare to 10 inches screen of galaxy !! Though it doesn't matter much for many, as you are saving around ₤200 !!

The information about Samsung galaxy tablet for revealed by South Korean company at the IFA technology show in Berlin. Samsung is also going to release new service namely, media hub similar to Appl'es i-tunes. You can know more about Samsung's galaxy tab from there official website, that is from this website.I'm exited about Samsung's galaxy tablet (computer) release, and are you exited ?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Folder names which you can't create in Windows !!

Hello friends,
I was trying few things on my laptop and then one of friend came to me ask if I can create a new folder with name 'con',  the I said "yes, why not ?"
Then he challenged me to create the folder name as con and show him, I tried but I was unsuccessful and then I asked him to give me some time so that I can create the folder with name con, and then I surfed internet to know the reason and then I came to knew that Windows use con,prn,aux, com1, com2, com3, com4, com5, com6, com7, com8, com9, lpt1, lpt2, lpt3, lpt4, lpt5, lpt6, lpt7, lpt8, lpt9 for special purpose, so Windows don't allow users to create the folder with those names (atleast directly). Try to create if you don't believe me, and I'm sure you will not be able to create a folder name with above mentioned names. To add on this, you know it was first time observed by an Indian !

But, I could find a way to create a folder with name as 'con' (without quotes) and indirectly others also. :)
There are three ways in which you can create a folder by those names, and the methods are
  1. Using a Software like Dosbox , but I don't think there is fun in using a software and creating a folder with specified names.
  2. Second way is you can cheat, that is press Alt+0160 and then type con or prn or aux or any of the above mentioned names. Here Alt+0160 will give a extra space before you type the name of the folder, which you can't do it directly by pressing space bar. Also, by this trick you can rename a folder by 'con' or 'prn' or  'aux' or 'nul'   or 'lpt*' or 'com*'
  3. And the last way which I know is by using command prompt of windows. Go to start then click on run and the type 'cmd'(without quotes) and then type below mentioned command to create the folder name of your choice,
    • C:\Documents and settings>md \\.\D:\con to create the folder in D drive with name con.
    Also, the interesting part is that after creating the folder you can't delete is by right clicking on the folder and click on delete option, to delete the folder use the following command,
    • C:\Documents and settings>rd \\.\D:\con
    You ca specify the path where you want to create/delete the folder in place of drive D as destination.
Note: asterisk signifies that  you can type number from 1 to 9 in place of asterisk. Also, you can replace con by any of the names specified like 'md \\.\D:\prn' to create prn folder in drive D.

I thought that I should be sharing this trick all of you here, so that whenever somebody challenges you can just create a folder by above mentioned names or you can challenge your friend and another reason was to improve/share our knowledge about computers.

Hope you liked the trick which I specified here !!
We will be sharing more stuffs like this till then keep surfing and have fun... :D

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Top 25 Colleges of America !!

Are planning to go to top college in America, that is USA, to study further ?
Then this article can help you in finding the right college for you. The survey was conducted by forbes in the month of august in the year 2010 and they released the list of colleges based on the students experience, infrastructure, faculty and many other factors and ultimately arranging them rankwise.
The list of college with small information about them is as follows,

RankCollege nameWhich state?In-State tuition fee(in US dollar)Average debt of graduate(in US dollar)
1Williams CollegeMassachusetts(MA)37,6402,151
2Princeton UniversityNew Jersey(NJ)34,2903,228
3Amherst CollegeMassachusetts(MA)37,6403,632
4United States Military AcademyNew Jersey(NJ)0DN/NA
5Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts(MA)36,3904,092
6Stanford UniversityCalifornia(CA)36,7985,261
7Swarthmore CollegePennsylvania(PA)36,4902,215
8Harvard UniversityMassachusetts(MA)36,17336,173
9Claremont McKenna CollegeCalifornia(CA)37,0604,189
10Yale UniversityConnecticut(CT)35,3005,537
11United States Air Force AcademyColorado(CO)0DN/NA
12Wellesley CollegeMassachusetts(MA)36,6402,666
13Columbia UniversityNew York(NY)39,3264,741
14Haverford CollegePennsylvania(PA)37,5254,348
15Wesleyan UniversityConnecticut(CT)38,6344,122
16Whitman CollegeWashington(WA)35,1925,239
17Pomona CollegeCalifornia(CA)35,6252,400
18Northwestern UniversityIllinois(IL)37,125 5,169
19California Institute of TechnologyCalifornia(CA)34,4373,519
20University of ChicagoIllinois(IL)38,4926,866
21Carleton CollegeMinnesota(MN)38,0464,928
22Harvey Mudd CollegeCalifornia(CA)36,4024,541
23Vassar CollegeNew York(NY)40,2103,305
24Centre CollegeKentucky(KY)29,6003,980
25Rice UniversityTexas(TX)30,4864,428

Note: Tuition fee can vary in future. And DN/NA means don't know/not available.

The interesting thing which you might have not noted while going to the table, is that in top 3 colleges, 2 colleges are in MA and in top 5 colleges, 3 colleges are located in MA and 2 in NJ. Also, you can see that there are many other colleges in MA which are in top 10 and top 15 in the above table.

So, How many of you are already in the above mentioned colleges ?
If you are in the above mentioned colleges then you needn't worry about your future, as you are going to among the best in the business !!
And those of you are not in these colleges can work smarter and come to these college students level :D

Now for the freshers who want to join a college for graduation, chose among above mentioned colleges (if possible), so that you pass-out from one of the top colleges of USA  !

And at last, don't forget to have fun while you learn. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Top 10 gadgets which make college students life easier !!!

Recently forbes conducted a survey and then they could find out what are the top 10 gadgets which could make students life more comfortable and reduce there effort while increasing the efficiency, simultaneously. Though they aren't given any ranks as the requirement/branch of a students also matters.

The list of gadgets or devices which a student should have to increase his/her efficiency are as follows,
Device nameDescriptionThumbnail image
Sony's Dash Personal Internet ViewerOne of the device which allows you to access more than 1500 applications, news, sports, social networking and weather websites. It is around $200
Compaq PresarioIt is a laptop which has almost everything which a student requires, and its cost is around $398
E-PenCaptures your handwritten notes and stores in the memory chip, so that you can read it on computer when you upload documents on your computer
YoYoBrainA free website where you can share your notes and view others notes and learn.
CourseSmartAnother website where you can buy etextbook(soft copy) at lower cost. Almost you get 60% off on all books when compared to hard copy of the text book.
iPadThis device need no introduction/description. It has many features and it was No.1 choice in schools when it was released.Its price varies from $499 to $829
Sony DPP-F700 Digital Photo Frame-PrinterThe screen is 7 inch wide and you get/take instant photo anywhere. It is useful when you want to read only two or three pages of the textbook and then don't need the textbook in future. Its cost is around $200.
JanSport Air Cure Laptop BackpackYou have an laptop, iPad, and many other devices where do you keep it? The answer is this backpack, which reduces 50% pressure on your shoulder and upper back when compared to others. Its cost is around $50.
kindleProduct of Amazon. It is an ereader device which can open .mobi formats. The newest kindle is 15% lighter and 21% smaller. Its price varies from $139 to $189.
Voltaic Laptop BagThis is an option given to students. It has solar panels through that you can charge your laptop, iPad, etc.. Its cost is around $170.

How many of you have 5+ items mentioned above ?
If you have 5 or more than 5 then try to acquire atleast 9 of them :), as they will make your life more easier. And those who have lessthan 5 items mentioned above, try to acquire 5 and then aim for atleast 9 :D

And always, don't forget to have fun while trying to improve efficiency !! :)