Key Apple Multi-Touch Patent Tech Approved

It took a couple of days for this to surface, but it looks like Apple was awarded yet another patent last week – a big one. Awarded on January 20th, the company scored patent number 7,479,949, which was applied for on April 18th of last year. The patent covers multi-touch functionality like pinch, rotation, and swipe.

World of Apple has the text from the patent titled "Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics."

It begins,

A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.

The real question is whether the legality of certain gestures will be upheld. For example, the Palm Pre also uses a "pinching" gesture for zoom, which would seem to be covered.

"In some embodiments, a multi-finger de-pinching gesture magnifies the image 1606 by a variable amount in accordance with the position of the multi-finger de-pinching gesture and the amount of finger movement in the multi-finger de-pinching gesture,"Apple's patent continues. "In some embodiments, a multi-finger pinching gesture demagnifies the image 1606 by a variable amount in accordance with the position of the multi-finger pinching gesture and the amount of finger movement in the multi-finger pinching gesture."

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Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Offline Gmail

Web-based email is great because you can check it from any computer, but there's one little catch: it's inherently limited by your internet connection. From public WiFi to smartphones equipped with 3G, from mobile broadband cards to fledgling in-flight wireless on airplanes, Internet access is becoming more and more ubiquitous -- but there are still times when you can't access your webmail because of an unreliable or unavailable connection.

Today we're starting to roll out an experimental feature in Gmail Labs that should help fill in those gaps: offline Gmail. So even if you're offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you're used to.

Once you turn on this feature, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. As long as you're connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail's servers. When you lose your connection, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and uses the data stored on your computer's hard drive instead of the information sent across the network. You can read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you're used to doing while reading your webmail online. Any messages you send while offline will be placed in your outbox and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects a connection. And if you're on an unreliable or slow connection (like when you're "borrowing" your neighbor's wireless), you can choose to use "flaky connection mode," which is somewhere in between: it uses the local cache as if you were disconnected, but still synchronizes your mail with the server in the background. Our goal is to provide nearly the same browser-based Gmail experience whether you're using the data cached on your computer or talking directly to the server.



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Google to buy Skype:Rumour

Leading VoIP service Skype goes from strength to strength, with revenues rising by 26 per cent last quarter. Yet despite this success, parent company eBay is rumoured to be looking to offload its cash-cow to none other than Google.

The rumours seem credible when you consider that eBay's latest financial results were pretty poor (revenue down 7 per cent to $2.04bn), well below the market expectations for what is traditionally retail's busiest quarter.

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Where the Hell is Matt?

14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands.



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Free College Software Guide

OpenOffice.org

For those of you that can’t afford to pay the premium price in purchasing Microsoft Office, even with a generous student discount, you’ll want to look at OpenOffice.org. It is a free piece of software that works on any operating system, and includes access to software to write documents, create spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

For those of you using NeoOffice or other productivity software on your Apple Mac computers, you’ll now be happy to know that OpenOffice.org runs natively on Mac OS X, meaning that there is no need to load that strange X11 emulation software thus increasing the usability and usefulness of OpenOffice.org.

It also reads and writes Microsoft Office formats, meaning it is perfect for opening documents from school, or sending essays to your professors.

Download at OpenOffice.org.

GIMP

Don’t want to buy or use Photoshop illegally? No problem. GIMP is freely distributed image manipulation software that runs on all major operating systems (though with Macs you’ll need to install X11 emulation). GIMP is great for creating graphics and logos, photo tweaking, creating animated GIFs, etc.

While installing and running GIMP on Windows and Mac OSX are not as straightforward and easy as you may be used to, there are plenty of online tutorials that should make the process painless.

Download at GIMP.



Adium & Pidgin

If you have friends on MSN, Yahoo, AIM, and Google, you’ll want to find one piece of software to easily manage your conversations with all of them, and Adium and Pidgin will allow you to do that.

Both pieces of software allow you to combine your collection of friends and family into one long list, making it easy to communicate. Of course, you’ll be missing certain features that native applications have, like Google Talk’s video chat, but being able to be organized, and using fast and light pieces of software are worth any trade offs.

The choice on which multi-client instant messaging software to use is yours, and it really comes down to personal needs and tastes as well as which operating system you use. Adium is only for Mac OS X, while Pidgin works on nearly all operating systems. If you have a Mac though, both are free so give them both a try and stick with your favorite.

Download Pidgin and/or Adium.

Octave

Think Matlab is way overpriced? So do we. The good news is that there is a solid free replacement called Octave. Almost everything that can be done in Matlab can be done in Octave. Plus, if you used to have to go to a special computer lab to do your Matlab work, now you can do it on your own computer.

Just like Matlab, Octave is an ultra high-level programming language that is used to solve mathematical problems and plot their solutions. The nice thing about Octave is that it is modular and can easily be expanded to perform additional functions.

Download at GNU Octave.

Eclipse

For those of you who are computer science majors or just taking a few computer programming courses (which is becoming more and more common, especially for science majors) the good news is that you don’t have to buy an uber expensive C++ IDE package like Visual Studio. Instead, Eclipse gives you an amazing, fully featured development platform with all the plugins you could possibly want. Plus, Eclipse runs on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.

Download at Eclipse.org.

iTunes

Listen to music? Want to be able to download movies, television shows, podcasts, and your favorite songs? Well, iTunes pretty much corners the market when it comes to legal downloadable media and the software is free.

For students on a budget, the myriad of video and audio podcasts available for free on nearly any topic or interest is a great way to pass the time, and iTunes has a radio section that allows you to listen to an unlimited amount of streaming music on hundreds of different stations.

Download iTunes from Apple.

Firefox

If you are still browsing the web on Internet Explorer, then you need to get with the program. There are many other web browsers out there that are better, faster, more secure and easier to use than Internet Explorer. One of the best is Firefox.

Not only is it faster but it allows for extensions. Extensions allow you to add features to your web browsing experience, from adding the weather and your e-mail count to always display on the browser, to being able to look at the code of a website easily, there are a million different things extensions can do to make Firefox even better than it is “out of the box.”

Download Mozilla Firefox.

VLC

Trying to play video formats, and having issues? Check out VLC. An amazingly lightweight piece of free software that plays nearly any video that you ask it to. It can be used to play DVD movies as well.

It also is available for nearly any operating system, making it a great choice for everyone.

Download VLC.

Skype

If you are away from your family, or don’t want to pay crazy prices for a home phone line, take a look at Skype’s offerings. One of the highest quality voice over the Internet services available Skype has many great advantages over getting a traditional phone line in your dorm or apartment, and is easy to use.

Also, if your family and friends get Skype on their computers, you can have free chat, audio or even video conversations with your family and friends.

You can even purchase phone numbers through Skype so that people that don’t have Skype can call you. And if you buy SkypeOut credits, or service you can call regular phones from your your Skype account. Many people use this as a cheap long distance service, especially for overseas calling.

Download Skype.

Last.fm

Want another great way to listen to music, especially if you don’t know exactly which songs to buy or download, check out Last.fm.

Last.fm lets you create “stations” based on your search preferences, from things as simple as “alternative” to listing your favorite bands and having it try to find others that you may enjoy as well.

It is free, and totally worth using for parties and events where you want a wide variety of music.

Download Last.fm.

Vuze

Understand BitTorrent? Then you’ll want to get Vuze, a great way of managing torrent files in an easy to understand way. This will allow you to download movie trailers, open source software, and videos from sites like Revision3.com.

Vuze rounds out my list of the top free College software.

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Watch videos right in Gmail chat

If someone send me a link to a YouTube video, I have to open another tab in order to watch it. There is new feature just added to Gmail chat: YouTube and Google Video previews. If you receive (or send) a link to a video in a chat message, you'll see a preview of the video right in your chat window.


Click the preview, and the video will play right there. Just remember to say something every once in a while or your friends will probably catch on that you're enjoying the dramatic chipmunk more than their conversation...

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Preview and Compare All Your Installed Fonts Online


Another simple little AIR application to help all the designers out there, font picker.

bq.This simple tool shows you all the fonts installed on your computer and helps you choose which one is most suitable for a particular project.

Each font appears as a list of input boxes where you can type the text you require. Typing in one box updates all of the others, while displaying in the correct font. The number of currently active fonts is displayed at the bottom of the app.

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GIVE IT A TRY THE " Feng Shui Way " & See / Feel the difference ?

This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received. Hope it works for you -- and me!

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN!. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it..
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone.. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE.Spend some time alone..

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US President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration and Address text format

President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on January 20, 2009.


My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

I thank President Bush for his service to our nation as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.

The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbears, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable, but no less profound, is a sapping of confidence across our land; a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less.

It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.

Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things -- some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor -- who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died in places Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions -- that time has surely passed.

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done.

The state of our economy calls for action: bold and swift. And we will act not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth.

We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its costs.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.

All this we can do. All this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short, for they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long, no longer apply.

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.

Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.

And those of us who manage the public's knowledge will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched.

But this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.

Our founding fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations.

Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.

And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.

They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use. Our security emanates from the justness of our cause; the force of our example; the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy, guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort, even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We'll begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people and forge a hard- earned peace in Afghanistan.

With old friends and former foes, we'll work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

We will not apologize for our way of life nor will we waver in its defense.

And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, "Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.

We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth.

And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

To those ... To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.

And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves.

And yet, at this moment, a moment that will define a generation, it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.

It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours.

It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism -- these things are old.

These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.

What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility -- a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence: the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall. And why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have traveled.

In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by nine campfires on the shores of an icy river.

The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood.

At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it."

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words; with hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come; let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you.

And God bless the United States of America.

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The Matrix Runs on Windows

Marko Casalan, 8,the youngest to pass a Microsoft exam for certified IT professionals

Marko Calasan, from Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, has become the world's youngest certified computer system administrator.

"I'd like to be a computer scientist when I grow up and create a new operational system," he said.

Marko, whose favourite subject at school is mathematics, learnt to read and write at the age of two, which was when his interest in computers began.

The news of his achievement has turned him into a celebrity in Macedonia.

His mother Radica, 37, said that her son displayed "exceptional learning abilities at a very early age" and that she and her husband, who run a computer school, call on Marko to help solve technical problems when they crop up.



"He is obviously extraordinary gifted, but children above the age of six could learn much more about computers than generally assumed," she said.

Marko is also fascinated by physics and astronomy and struggled to sleep the night before the launch of the Big Bang experiment at the underground facility of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.

Marko said: "The media said it could cause the end of the world, but there was never any danger of that."

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Google to lay off 100 recruiters

Search giant also says it plans to shutter three offices amid worsening economy.



SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Google Inc. said it will lay off 100 full-time recruiters and close three engineering offices, the latest sign that the weak economy has not spared one of the technology industry's most resilient companies.

In a post on Google's official blog Wednesday, Laszlo Bock, Google's vice president of people operations, said the Mountain View, California-based company now needs fewer people focused on hiring.

But he added that "Google is still hiring at a "reduced rate.".

Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) had started by terminating contracts with external recruiters, but the worsening economy has necessitated the laying off of full-time workers, Bock said.

"The number is very small, but what concerns me is that this is the first example of laying off full-time employees in Google's history," said Collins Stewart analyst Sandeep Aggrawal.

"You hire people in anticipation of growth... But now, like anyone else, the growth outlook has definitely come down for Google," Aggrawal said, adding that he expects the Internet giant to grow at 20% this year, compared to a 60% growth rate in 2007.

Google, which is due to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings next week, has been hurt by the worsening economy, which has crimped advertising spending. Corporate advertisers are more tightfisted with their dollars, which is stinging Google's main business, paid online search advertising.

The job cuts come after a series of other cost-cutting moves by Google, whose high-flying stock fell below $300 for the first time in three years in November.

Known for its extravagant holiday parties, Google decided to scale back on end-2008 celebrations, a source told Reuters earlier.

It had earlier cut a number of contract worker jobs, and pulled back some benefits for employees in its New York office cafeteria, in moves designed to save money.

Many Silicon Valley companies have been forced to slash costs in recent months, including laying off thousands of workers and freezing employee benefits, as they struggle with the fallout of the global downturn in financial markets and a deepening U.S. recession.

The 100 positions represent less than one-quarter of Google's total in-house recruiters, spokesman Matthew Furman said.

"We are working to try and find (them) other jobs at Google as internal candidates," he said. Google employs roughly 20,000 people.

In a separate blog post, Google's senior vice president of engineering and research Alan Eustace said the company was also shutting offices in Austin, Texas; Trondheim, Norway; and Lulea, Sweden, and asking about 70 engineers employed at these sites to move to other offices or leave.

Google shut its Phoenix, Arizona office in September and relocated most of its engineers to other offices, Eustace said.

Shares of the search engine giant closed down $13.35, or 4.3%, to end the day's trading on the Nasdaq at $300.97 or at less than half of its 52-week high of $657.40 on Jan 14, 2008.

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Piano transcription of a beautiful song

This is a piano transcription of a beautiful song composed by Jatin-Lalit, called "Pehla Nasha" . Hope you like it :)

It literally means.."Love at first sight"...yes yes..yet another cheesy, romantic song...

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Scan your document without scanner

Use your digital camera as a mobile scanner to scan documents, business cards, whiteboards, and books. Snapter makes camera photos look like scanned documents!
Snapter is software that lets you use a digital camera as a mobile scanner.

The software automatically crops, stretches, flattens, and converts photos of documents, whiteboards, posters, business cards and receipts into more portable images. Whether you are in a library, conference room or classroom, just snap the photo and run it through Snapter to produce images that look as if they have been scanned through a flatbed scanner!
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Mahindra Xylo Features and Photo gallery

Mahindra xylo Launched


Mahindra has launched a new MPV utility vehicle people carrier, the Xylo, in New Delhi.

The company stated that the XYLO will be offered at its selected 57 dealerships in Jan and extra 44 from coming February. The vehicle will be priced in the range of Rs 6,24,500 to Rs. 7,69,500 at ex-showroom in Delhi.

Mahindra XYLO is powered with 2.49-litre mEagle CRDe engine that is fuel-efficient and delivers 112 bhp (brake horse power), allowing you to literally fly from 0-60 kmph (km per hour) in just 5.8 seconds.



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Specification:

Engine
Type 4 Cylinder, Turbocharged, Diesel (m-Eagle CRDe)
Displacement 2498cc
Max power 112bhp @ 3800 rpm
Max Torque 24 kgm @ 1800-3000 rpm

Gearbox
Type 5 Speed; Manual

Steering
Type Power Assisted, Rack & Pinion

Suspension
Front Independent, Coil springs, Double Wishbone type with Anti-roll bar
Rear Multi-link, Coil springs

Wheels and Tyres
Wheels 6.0J X 15 (Steel and Alloy type)
Tyre 215/75 R15

Brakes
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum

Vehicle
Body Two box, Five Door
Seating Capacity 7 & 8 seater
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres

Overall Dimensions
Wheel Base 2760 mm
Width 1850 mm
Length 4520 mm
Height 1895 mm
Ground Clearance 186 mm
Turning Circle Radius 5.4 m
Kerb Weight 1830 kg (2WD)
Gross Weight 2475 kg (2WD)

Model E2 E4 E6 E8
Exterior
Fog lamps N/A N/A Y Y
Coloured

Grill

N/A N/A Y Y
Rear wash & wipe rear wiper rear

wiper

rear wiper rear wiper
Rear fog lamps N/A N/A Y Y
Side body cladding N/A Y Y (body coloured/steel insert) Y (body

coloured/steel insert)

Wheel Cover silver painted cap cap Alloy
Ski rack N/A N/A Y N/A
Coloured Handles & outside rear view

mirrors & footstep end caps

N/A N/A Y Y
Body coloured electric Outside

rear view mirrors

BLACK (stalk) BLACK (stalk) Y Y
Coloured Bumpers N/A N/A Y Y
Interior
Mobile

charging points

front on IP front on IP Front on IP and middle on centre console Front on IP

and middle on centre console

Roof console for spectacle holder N/A Y Y Y
Rear glass embedded antenna N/A N/A Y Y
Digital

Drive Assist System

N/A N/A limited info Full
Courtesy lamps 1+1 1+1 1+1+2 1+1+2
Digital Clock Y Y N/A N/A
Seat & Interior Trims
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3 position

lumbar support for front & middle captain seats

N/A N/A Y Y
Foldable arm

rest in the middle and last seat with utility space

N/A N/A Y Y
Theatre

Style Seating

8 7, 8 7 7, 8
Foldable flight trays N/A N/A N/A Y
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Seats front facing 8 front facing 8, 7 - Captain seats 7 - Captain

seats

front facing 8, 7 - Captain seats
Safety
Tubeless

tyres

Y Y Y Y
Engine immobilizer Transponder based Transponder based Transponder based Transponder based
intellipark reverse assist N/A N/A Y Y
Comfort & Convenience
Rear defogger N/A N/A Y Y
Electric remote fuel lid opener Y Y Y Y
Central locking Y Y Y Y
Floor console half half Full Full
HVAC Y Y Y Y
Power window Y Y Y Y
Illumination

ring

Y Y Y Y
Puddle lamp on front & rear doors N/A N/A Y Y
Tilt steering Y Y Y Y
Surround cool dual AC’s N/A Y Y Y
Power steering Y Y Y Y
Keyless entry N/A Y Y Y
Two DIN audio system N/A N/A Y Y
Power window express up/down(driver side) with anti-pinch N/A N/A N/A Y

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VAIO P Netbook

Sony's new Vaio P netbook made its debut here at CES. It's a diminutive 1.4-pound miniturized laptop with an 8-inch 1600-by-768 resolution screen.





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Vista Home Premium
Atom Z520 @ 1.33GHz or with a Z530 (1.6GHz) / Z540 (1.86GHz)
2GB of RAM
60GB of HDD or up to 128GB of SSD
8” UWXGA Screen with a stunning 1600x768 resolution
WiFi B/G/N
a 1.3Mpix Camera Module
WAN and GPS (in Option)
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Prophecy

Updated

False Prophet


This is NOT an endorsement of the following and it is not from someone in my church! I merely received it as a forward and am just forwarding it on. You don't have to believe it, nor do you even have to read it if you don't want to. I am not acquainted with either of the two who wrote this!!!!!!!!

This is from a friend who goes to our church.

Scott Walkington experienced a life after death experience. We have talked with him on several occasions and he spoke at our church. When he speaks, he is very articulate and he gives details that would be difficult to relate if this experience had not been real. Jesus gave Scott seven events that were to happen before the rapture. (1st Thes. 4:13-17; 5:1-4.)

The following is Scott's thoughts on the past election. The fulfillment of the following will be the verification of whether Scott had a dream or his life after death experience was real. Whatever happens, this is definitely a time for Christians to pray for our families and our nation.

Scott Walkington - Died for 7 1/2 Minutes & Given Seven Signs




Dear friends in Christ,

Before I start, let me make this statement ... I'm just a messenger, nothing more, nothing less.

Many of you asked in the past year or so who might be elected the next president, based on the Seven Signs that Jesus gave me in my heaven experience. And I answered that Obama's campaign seemed to match many of the issues that Jesus promised in this next candidate. I would have liked to have shared this prophecy back then, but I did not want it to look like a political advertisement. So I chose to write about this AFTER the election.

I can also tell you that this presidential election based on my heaven experience is prophecy being fulfilled. We're just one more milestone closer to the rapture.

Just remember...except for local elections, last Tuesday's election was the LAST presidential election we will ever experience before the rapture. There will be no more! Isn't that exciting?

Here is what's yet to happen:
1. Coming in January (inauguration)... Due to a "problem," Obama will NOT be sworn in as the next president. He will never take that office. Why? I don't know. This is the missing piece to the puzzle. We must wait in anticipation to see whatever this "problem" might be.

2. Bush will be forced to extend his presidential term until this "problem" can be resolved. Remember, Jesus told me, "The president you know right now (meaning Bush) will be the last president you will know at the time of the rapture."

3. Violence will erupt within our nation due to this "problem." What might this be? Rioting? Demonstrations? Terrorism? We will wait and see.

4. Jesus told me, "Your troops will be brought home from around the world, but this does not mean peace." Then my minister, Rev. John Rice, (in heaven) said, "When this happens, stay off the airplanes, the trains and the interstate highways. If you must cross a river, use a less traveled bridge or a ferry. When driving, use as many back roads as possible." Then Jesus told me, "Your nation will need all the help it can get to defend itself."

5. World War III will erupt. All the nations will turn against this nation, blaming Bush for this "problem," but by the time the world realizes that Bush was not to blame, it will be too late.

6. Missiles will be dropped on cities on the East coast, then the West coast, making 911 look very minimal.

7. Then by the time we see missiles and fighter jets flying above us in all directions right here at home and you feel like it can't get any worse than this, that's when you know the rapture is about to take place.

Our nation will lose this war badly. It will be the end of the United States. At this time the one world government and the antichrist will take over.

All these things I learned from my heaven experience. Jesus also told me, "These are all in God¢s plan. As horrible as these events may seem, these events must happen in order for the rapture to take place. But you must fear not, for as you see these things happen, you must realize these are merely milestones as we get closer to the rapture. Just do your works as normally as you possibly can. Then when this time comes, I will call you and everyone else on My list, in the twinkling of an eye, just that fast."

Let me finish by saying, I'm just a messenger, nothing more, nothing less.

God bless,

Scott



Here is some more information on the last email I sent out. This goes along with the prophecy. Also, on www.foxnews.com Today, there is a news article, Target Israel? Iran tests new long-range missiles.


Mark Copfer (10 Nov 2008) "This Is How I See Things Playing Out"

OK, I finally, finally think I have most of the puzzle figured out. And this will coincide with Scott Wakington¢s near death experience when the Lord spoke clearly to him.. The only thing that I do not have figured out is the timing of the rapture. So here goes.

If you remember, a few weeks back, Colon Powell came out publicly and announced that the world would face an international crisis sometime before January 19th I believe. If you also remember, Joe Biden came out publicly and said that Obama would be tested...and that a crisis is looming. Now he did not say in what way Obama would be tested, but I would believe it would be that his patience would be tested, due to him not being inaugurated in January.


Now, I want to apologize to all, for my miss-interpretation of Psalms
108 verse 6. It is not about the rapture at all whatsoever. It says this:

That Thy Beloved (ISRAEL) shall be DELIVERED, "SAVE" with THY RIGHT HAND (Of Gods) and answer me.

Folks, it cannot, and absolutely will not get anymore clear. This is talking about the ISRAEL, NOT THE CHURCH. How or why I never saw this is beyond me. Thy Beloved is ISRAEL .

The year is 2008, and the reason that Obama will not be inaugurated in January is because of what Colon Powell stated, and what Joe Biden stated publicly.

Israel IS going to attack Iran before the inauguration of Obama, because Bush is the only friend Israel has right now, and he is sitting in the White House.

Now, as most of you are well aware of, there are thousands of old closed down military bases that have been converted into detention centers all around the USA. Just do a Google search and you will see most all of them.


When Israel attacks Iran, the USA will be involved in Iraq for fueling purposes of the Israel fighter jets, and will be 100% supporting Israel. And a current sitting president CANNOT leave office during an international crisis involving the USA. And folks, I guarantee you that this IS going to happen prior to inauguration day. And when this happens, and Obama does not get into the White House, you are going to witness something that the USA has never seen in its lifetime. Civil unrest and martial law like non other has ever witnessed. These brainwashed Obama supporters are absolutely going to come unglued because of Israel. It will be the ugliest thing the USA has ever witnessed. And mark my word, Israel is NOT going to do this with Obama in the White House, simply because they will not be able to use Iraq as their fueling station and the support of Israel by the USA will not be there with Obama in office. This is all going to come to pass, and it perfectly lines up with Scott Walkington`s near death experience, and word from the Lord Jesus Christ.


I have never been surer of anything, and now all the pieces to the puzzle are coming together. The only thing that is still not together is the timing of the rapture... But rest assured it is very, very near.

If you also recall, my mother-in-law told me long, long ago, that Bush and Cheney were not leaving the White House. We will be seeing this come to pass very soon.

Also, there is another part to this puzzle. And it¢s in Scott Walkington¢s vision from the Lord. During the time Israel attacks Iran, the USA will have some terrific explosions on both the East and West coast, but I do not know if that will be from the enemy. It very well could be, but I seem to remember my mother-in-law telling me that it would be something that was orchestrated... I don¢t know. All I know is that we are so very close to all of this happening, and it¢s absolutely incredible. The time is drawing near, and drawing to a close.


I do not believe this is Gog/Magog....but it¢s the start of something that will eventually lead to it. I still do not know where the rapture fits in, maybe Psalms 108 still could be referring to the rapture, but I don¢t think so anymore. My Beloved refers to Israel ... that¢s what I think. But who knows? All I know is that Obama will NOT be sworn into office in January 2009.

God has a plan!
Have you asked Jesus,
into your heart?
You must to go to heaven!
What about your kids?
Love Y'all
Larry n Gwen



For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:20

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What do you think of this young cricketer?

Name: Krishna Narayan
Age: 3y 10m
Date of Birth April 16, 2004

I like the way he finishes his shots. He plays with such grace and poise. he has an array of shots, which most test players don't posses. He's quietly aggressive, flamboyant and Kallis like in his perfect technique for a young boy. But you can easily see the influence of the shorter version of the game in his approach, with years on his side he can develop into a good cricketer no doubt.

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