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How Zoozoo characters are made?

No, they aren’t animated characters. They are human beings who were made to wear body suits. “The design of the characters is such that one gets fooled into thinking it is animation,” shrugs Rao, which was indeed the very illusion that had to be created. “In a sense, it is ‘live’ animation!” he quips, referring to the fact that it was all shot live.

Prakash Varma, ad filmmaker, Nirvana Films, has directed the commercials, and reveals that the Zoozoos were a big challenge to create. The practical aspects of how they will move, talk, gesticulate and emote were very important. Essentially, costume design and artwork were crucial elements.

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Chicken a la Carte - A short film about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization

This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who lives on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people. Directed by: Ferdinand Dimadura

It produced tear from my Cruel Eyes

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Ferrari car as taxi in kerala

Ferrari car as taxi in keralaA few Years Ago I got this info as Email. At that Time I thought it's photoshopped. Today I had a talk with my friends about this. So I investigated about the genunity of this car on Kerala Motor Vehicles department Website. And the result amazed me. It's Real man! A genuine taxi in Trivandrum.

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G.E.’s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on a Disc

G.E.’s holographic storage program

General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.

The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage. The new technology must be made to work in products that can be mass-produced at affordable prices.

But optical storage experts and industry analysts who were told of the development said it held the promise of being a big step forward in digital storage with a wide range of potential uses in commercial, scientific and consumer markets.

“This could be the next generation of low-cost storage,” said Richard Doherty, an analyst at Envisioneering, a technology research firm.

The promising work by the G.E. researchers is in the field of holographic storage. Holography is an optical process that stores not only three-dimensional images like the ones placed on many credit cards for security purposes, but the 1’s and 0’s of digital data as well.

The data is encoded in light patterns that are stored in light-sensitive material. The holograms act like microscopic mirrors that refract light patterns when a laser shines on them, and so each hologram’s recorded data can then be retrieved and deciphered.

Holographic storage has the potential to pack data far more densely than conventional optical technology, used in DVDs and the newer, high-capacity Blu-ray discs, in which information is stored as a pattern of marks across the surface of a disc. The potential of holographic technology has long been known. The first research papers were published in the early 1960s.

Many advances have been made over the years in the materials science, optics and applied physics needed to make holographic storage a practical, cost-effective technology. And this year, InPhase Technologies, a spinoff of Bell Labs of Alcatel-Lucent, plans to introduce a holographic storage system, using $18,000 machines and expensive discs, for specialized markets like video production and storing medical images.

To date, holographic storage has not been on a path to mainstream use. The G.E. development, however, could be that pioneering step, according to analysts and experts. The G.E. researchers have used a different approach than past efforts. It relies on smaller, less complex holograms — a technique called microholographic storage.

A crucial challenge for the team, which has been working on this project since 2003, has been to find the materials and techniques so that smaller holograms reflect enough light for their data patterns to be detected and retrieved.

The recent breakthrough by the team, working at the G.E. lab in Niskayuna, N.Y., north of Albany, was a 200-fold increase in the reflective power of their holograms, putting them at the bottom range of light reflections readable by current Blu-ray machines.

“We’re in the ballpark,” said Brian Lawrence, the scientist who leads G.E.’s holographic storage program. “We’ve crossed the threshold so we’re readable.”

In G.E.’s approach, the holograms are scattered across a disc in a way that is similar to the formats used in today’s CDs, conventional DVDs and Blu-ray discs. So a player that could read microholographic storage discs could also read CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. But holographic discs, with the technology G.E. has attained, could hold 500 gigabytes of data. Blu-ray is available in 25-gigabyte and 50-gigabyte discs, and a standard DVD holds 5 gigabytes.

“If this can really be done, then G.E.’s work promises to be a huge advantage in commercializing holographic storage technology,” said Bert Hesselink, a professor at Stanford and an expert in the field.

The G.E. team plans to present its research data and lab results at an optical data storage conference in Orlando next month.

Yet, analysts say, the feasibility of G.E.’s technology remains unproved and the economics uncertain. “It’s always well to remember that the most important technical specification in any storage device, however impressive the science behind it, is price,” said James N. Porter, an independent analyst of the storage market.

When Blu-ray was introduced in late 2006, a 25-gigabyte disc cost nearly $1 a gigabyte, though it is about half that now. G.E. expects that when they are introduced, perhaps in 2011 or 2012, holographic discs using its technology will be less than 10 cents a gigabyte — and fall in the future.

“The price of storage per gigabyte is going to drop precipitously,” Mr. Lawrence said.

G.E. will first focus on selling the technology to commercial markets like movie studios, television networks, medical researchers and hospitals for holding data-intensive images like Hollywood films and brain scans. But selling to the broader corporate and consumer market is the larger goal.

To do that, G.E. will have to work with partners to license its holographic storage technology and expertise, and the company is already talking with major electronics and optical storage producers, said Bill Kernick, who leads G.E.’s technology sales unit. The holographic research was originally related to G.E.’s plastics business, which it sold two years ago to the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation for $11.6 billion.


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Vodafone ad India - featuring the Zoozoo characters in action

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Some find them akin to aliens; others insist they are animated cartoon characters, while a third bunch doesn’t quite know what to make of it. Nevertheless, we have all been privy to these white, scrawny creatures with giant heads as they invade our TV screens during an IPL match.

What’s interesting is that there are some 25 such commercials planned under this campaign, 10 of which are already on air. The aim is to release approximately one ad a day, to sustain interest till the end of the IPL.

Six months ago, Vodafone briefed its agency, Ogilvy India, to create uncommon characters – a common thread to link the ads in the campaign together. Rajiv Rao, executive creative director, South Asia, Ogilvy India, tells afaqs! that the only starting point for the team was that the character had to be simple to a stupefying level. And thus, the Zoozoo was born.
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Ogilvy experimented with several characters and finally took its love for the term ‘egghead’ one step too far, creating characters that don the colour white (with black dots for eyes and a mouth), have heads resembling eggs, and disproportionately thin bodies.

A completely Indian concept, Rao lent these characters a name: the Zoozoos. There’s no science to it, he explains – the name just had to be something fun, memorable and catchy, and not a clever one that’s difficult to pronounce.

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Making of the Zoozoo

No, they aren’t animated characters. They are human beings who were made to wear body suits. “The design of the characters is such that one gets fooled into thinking it is animation,” shrugs Rao, which was indeed the very illusion that had to be created. “In a sense, it is ‘live’ animation!” he quips, referring to the fact that it was all shot live.

Prakash Varma, ad filmmaker, Nirvana Films, has directed the commercials, and reveals that the Zoozoos were a big challenge to create. The practical aspects of how they will move, talk, gesticulate and emote were very important. Essentially, costume design and artwork were crucial elements.

“It took me three weeks of pre-production to understand how it will work,” says Varma. There were two fabrics that were considered for the body suits, and one was rejected for it had too many wrinkles and was shiny. The wrinkles would have shown when the characters moved, thereby shattering the illusion of animation. “So we chose the more practical, thicker fabric,” Varma explains.

The production team divided the outfit into two parts: the body and the head. The body part of the outfit was stuffed with foam in some places, while the head was attached separately. To make it look bigger than a human head, a harder material called Perspex was used, which in turn was stuffed with foam (with scope for ventilation).

If one wishes to understand the size of this head, here’s a fact: a human head would typically reach up to the mouth level of this giant Zoozoo head. “We kept the hands and legs thin, which is why we cast women – and occasionally children – wearing the costumes,” says Varma. The thin limbs, contrasted with big bellies and a bulbous head, all add to the illusion that these creatures are ‘smaller’ than humans. Sets were created to suit the size of the Zoozoos.

Cinematically, this ‘size’ was a trick: the creatures look smaller than they actually are on screen, to portray a different world of sorts. For this, the speed of shooting was altered: Nirvana shot it in a high-speed format to make them look the size that they do.

The films were shot by Nirvana in Cape Town, South Africa, with the help of a local production house there, called Platypus. Incidentally, the same combination of people also worked on the ‘Happy to Help’ series last year. When asked whether Cape Town is fast becoming a tourist spot for Vodafone and Nirvana, Varma laughs, saying, “Oh no! It’s just that we are very comfortable with the team there and know what sort of work to expect from them.”

Nagpal adds here that the production cost had to be minimal for unveiling such a large number of commercials. “Otherwise, our production costs would exceed media spends,” he quips. Via

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The Future is Here, Amazing Technology Awaits!

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Or Is it too much(technology) for now?

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Camouflaging at it's best

BumpTop 1.0 - 3D Desktop

BumpTop is a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. Like a real desk, but better.

Bumptop gives Windows 7 touchscreen PCs purpose (Videos)

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Attention Please! - Internet Frauds - Keyboard Typing Tracker Device



New storing device fits at the end of the keyboard cable connecting to the PC specialized to save all typed keys in. Mostly could be used in net cafes, exhibitions, hotels and airports therefore be careful especially the people who use the internet in these places to enter their bank accounts online or any other important sites.

After you enter the bank account and leave the PC it will be easy to open your account again as all what you have typed has been saved in the Black device. Therefore, you should check the PC for any suspicious piece behind it before using the net in public places for important sites.
Please send it to all who you know to educate them against this fraud.


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10 things you didn't know about domain names

Domain Name resistration
  1. It is essential to read the small print when signing up to a domain registrar. There are all kinds of pitfalls waiting for those who couldn’t be bothered to go through the terms and conditions with sufficient care and attention. For instance, hidden deep in there might be an agreement for a charge to be made to your account as a ‘transfer out’ fee if you want to switch your domain to a different registrar. What’s worse is this fee might be several times the price of your original registration.

  2. When you register your domain, the details get published in the WHOIS database, which is accessible to the public. Your registrar will be able to change those details. Some companies entice customers by registering a domain for a very cheap fee but then hit them with a high administration charge for editing the WHOIS entry.

  3. Another shady practice is locking down a domain for 60 days every time the WHOIS record is edited, thus preventing the domain owner from moving to a different registrar.

  4. As previously mentioned, your information on the WHOIS database is available for all to see, and this means it can be ‘mined’ by spammers and marketers. So bots could harvest your email, address and contact numbers.

  5. Unfortunately, as well as spammers, less-than-reputable registrars can mine your WHOIS information, leaving you vulnerable to domain ‘phishing’. You could be sent scam renewal notices with the intention of fooling you into transferring your registration.

  6. Because of the above problem, there are registrars who offer privacy services, replacing your WHOIS information with their own on the database. However, from a legal standpoint this means that they own the domain, not you.

  7. A way of avoiding your domain being transferred by stealth is a registrar lock – this is a special code which is required before any transfer can take place. However, if you don’t have full control over this yourself, it could cause problems should you want to transfer.

  8. Similarly, certain domains operate the ‘EPP’ protocol to guard against unauthorized transfers. A domain is allocated an eight-character ‘auth-code’ which is required for transfer to take place. The current registrar holds this code and should give it to the domain owner when they wish to transfer.

  9. Sometimes a good looking deal isn’t all it seems. Certain companies offer low registration fees because their aim is to make revenue from ‘domain parking’. This is when multiple domains are created from the original domain name but using various typos. These parked domains are usually low quality search pages carrying pop-up ads and the like. It’s big business and registrars can make a lot of money for themselves off the back of your domain.

  10. Another way for domain registrars to make their money while charging low registry fees is by selling pop-up and pop-under adverts on your domain. They might offer you free url forwarding but they could be making money from these ads, not you.


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Intel Core i7 Overclocking - A HotHardware How-To

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A car that could give Tata Nano a competition

Oreva Super, an electric car which could just be the country's first one lakh car, made by the Ajanta Group, a Saurashtra-based clockmaker, is planning to give serious competition to the Tata Nano. Though the Oreva Super was in the pipeline for a while, sources say production at its plant in Kutch recently moved into top gear.

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Tata Nano Test Drive Video

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Price of Tata Nano in Kerala


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue
Nano BSII - Rs. 128,532
Nano BSIII - Rs. 135,389
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 153,559
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 160,416

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 156,561
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 163,419
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 184,441


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue

Rs. 127,581
Rs. 133,862
Rs. 152,607
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 158,889
Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 155,610
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 161,893
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 182,914


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue

Nano BSII - Rs. 127,471
Nano BSIII -Rs. 134,098
Nano CX BSII -Rs. 152,498
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 159,125

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 155,501
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 162,129
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 183,150


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue
Nano BSII - Rs. 127,463
Nano BSIII - Rs. 134,320
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 152,490
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 159,347

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 155,492
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 162,351
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 183,372


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue

Nano BSII - Rs. 126,958
Nano BSIII - Rs. 133,816
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 151,985
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 158,842

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 154,988
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 161,846
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 182,867


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue

Nano BSII - Rs. 128,484
Nano BSIII - Rs. 135,111
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 153,511
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 160,138

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 156,513
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 163,141
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 184,162


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue
Nano BSII - Rs. 127,245
Nano BSIII - Rs. 133,872
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 152,271
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 158,898

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 155,274
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 161,902
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 182,923


Racing Red/ Ivory White/ Summer Blue
Nano BSII - Rs. 130,003
Nano BSIII - Rs. 136,860
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 155,030
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 161,887

Champagne Gold/ Lunar Silver/ Sunshine Yellow*
Nano CX BSII - Rs. 158,032
Nano CX BSIII - Rs. 164,890
Nano LX BSIII - Rs. 185,912

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The Goal of the Year - Grafite

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Angry wild elephant charges towards a local jeep - Tholppetty, Muthanga, Wayanad, Kerala

AirTraffic Worldwide - Video

The AirTraffic team presents the global air traffic (simulation over 24 hours).

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Now you can type in malyalam on gmail - Malayalam Gmail

Now you can type in malyalam on gmail - Malayalam Gmail

The launch of a new feature in Gmail that makes it easy to type email in Indian languages.

When you compose a new mail in Gmail, you should now see an icon with an Indian character, as the screenshot below shows. This feature is enabled by default for Gmail users in India. If you do not see this function enabled by default, you will need to go the "Settings" page and enable this option in the "Language" section.

When you click the Indian languages icon, you can type words the way they sound in English and Gmail will automatically convert the word to its Indian local language equivalent. For example, if a Malayalam speaker types "Web Designer Kochi, Kerala" we will transliterate this to "വെബ് ഡിസൈനര്‍ കൊച്ചി, കേരള." They currently support five Indian languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam -- and you can select the language of your choice from the drop-down list next to the icon.

ഗൂഗിളിന്റെ മലയാളം ഓപ്പറേറ്റിങ് സിസ് റ്റേം
I think in very near future we can expect Google OS world wide Including Indian Languages. That mean We can soon expect Malayalam OS (Google Malayalam Operating System)


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