Tuesday, March 06, 2007

AJAX! Hey, What's this?

Are you using GMAIL from Google? You must have been really happy about the minimal time it takes to do requested functions within your mail account, such as labeling, viewing mails & more. A new scripting technique (not technology) used in the web development environment called "AJAX" have been crucial in such an environment.

AJAX stands for "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML". The core idea behind this is to reduce the request-response time between the web browser & the client, by exchanging small amounts of data with the server, by which the re-loading of the page doesn't happen on each user request that goes back to server. This precisely increases the user interactivity, ease of use & speed.

As usual, there are pros & cons of using any technique, as there are some with AJAX also such as:

  • User interface
  • Bandwidth usage
  • Separation of data, format, style and functions


  • Browser integration
  • Response-time concerns
  • Search engine optimization
  • JavaScript reliability

There are several resources available on the net for AJAX, such as:


Search Google for AJAX:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Make your iPOD life simpler!

Do you use iPOD? Must be using iTunes to transfer songs from your PC? Do not trouble yourself anymore.

Adam Pash, a senior editor for Lifehacker (www.lifehacker.com) shows you different ways to do the same task effeciently. With applications like Floola, MyPodder, Pod Player, you can do more.

Please click here to read this article if you want make your iPOD life simpler.

Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New High-end Storage Discs!

Want to store 50 GB data on a single disc? Yes. Now, you can with Blue-Ray Disc. A Blu-ray Disc is a "high-density optical disc" format for storing digital media, including high-definition video.

The name "Blue Ray disc" is derived from blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. It can store 25 GB of data on each layer as compared conventional 4.7 GB DVD.

A dual layer DVD of 50 GB storage capacity can store upto 9 hours of high definition video, around 23 hours of standard definition video. Just imagine! But, there are other factors also involved as you need Blue-ray DVD ROM & certain codecs as & when required depending on the media you wish to play.

You can read more at: http://www.blu-raydisc.com
To read FAQs on Blue-ray Discs, please visit: http://www.blu-raydisc.com/Section-14064/faqs/Index.html

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The future of computing!

I had seen this amazing thing on www.rediff.com first. I also got a link on the net which allows you to see the video even of the same next generation technology, introduced by Jeff Han.

About Jeef Han
Jeff Han is a research scientist for NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Here, he demonstrates—for the first time publicly—his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 09:32)

You can read more at Rediff: