Intel Sponsors of Tomorrow presents Tomorrow's Stars, TODAY

Fancy yourself an up-and-coming start? Believe the future holds great promise? So does Intel. See what it’s like to be our kind of rock star, with a starring role in uncanny 3D on our commercial. All that’s needed to get on the road to fame, is a picture of yourself!

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Bing - Microsoft's New Search Engine

Microsoft deployed Bing, a new search decision experience, worldwide at .
Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search and MSN Search) is a web search engine, Microsoft's current incarnation of its search technology. Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009, Bing is a replacement for Live Search; it went fully online on June 3, 2009. Bing takes a new approach to helping customers use search to make better decisions, focusing initially on four key user tasks and related areas: making a purchase, planning a trip, researching a health condition or finding a local business.
Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions in real time as queries are entered, and a list of related searches (called "Explorer pane" on the left side of search results). Bing also includes the ability to Save & Share search histories via Windows Live SkyDrive, Facebook, and e-mail.
The word "bing" is an onomatopoeia, a word that imitates the sound it represents. Through focus groups Microsoft decided that the name Bing was memorable, short, easy to spell, and that it would function well as a URL around the world. The word would remind people of the sound made during "the moment of discovery and decision making.
While being tested internally by Microsoft employees, Bing's codename was Kumo, which came from the Japanese word for spider as well as cloud, referring to the manner in which search engines "spider" Internet resources to add them to their database, as well as cloud computing.


This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. Vote Earth For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights.

In 2009, India joins Earth Hour for the first time. New Delhi and Mumbai are among 825 cities across 80 countries and territories that have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009. This number is growing everyday. Noted film actor and icon Mr Aamir Khan will be leading the campaign in India. Many companies such as HP, HSBC, Kips and Wipro are also supporting the campaign.

Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. People from 825 cities across 80 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday. We all have a vote, and every single vote counts.

Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.

Join the movement now!

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Demo Video of 'Sixth Sense' - Wearable Gestural Interface

Watch this demo video of "SIXTH SENSE" - the latest invention by Pranav Mistry .

Pranav Mistry is the genius behind Sixth Sense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Visit to know more about Pranav.

'Sixth Sense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. By using a camera and a tiny projector mounted in a pendant like wearable device, 'SixthSense' sees what you see and visually augments any surfaces or objects we are interacting with. It projects information onto surfaces, walls, and physical objects around us, and lets us interact with the projected information through natural hand gestures, arm movements, or our interaction with the object itself. 'SixthSense' attempts to free information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality, and thus making the entire world your computer.

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CAPTCHA - Telling Humans and Computers Apart Automatically

You may have received requests from known friends to join a social network.

Social networking sites employ a program called Captcha — as do many other sites to stop fraudsters from creating thousands of email IDs and then sending spam.

Captcha, which distorts the letters of a word in a way that can be identified only by a human, is widely employed by many companies to distinguish between humans and automated programs.

The term CAPTCHA (for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford of Carnegie Mellon University. At the time, they developed the first CAPTCHA to be used by Yahoo.

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Meet Rashmi Sinha - Founder - Slide Share - One of the most influential women in Web2.0

What she's done: The CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, Sinha was the first to create a site that allowed slides to be taken beyond limited office or educational use and shared online.

"As with video, where early entrepreneurs recognized that asynchronous sharing on the web could work, we realized with presentations that it was time to move beyond in-person presentations and that you could share slides on the web. Others could comment, favorite, download and build on this," she explains.

What to learn from her: If you're tech-oriented, and particularly if you're female, Web 2.0 is the best place to start out.

"There are more entry points in the Web 2.0 world than in more hardcore tech companies like Intel. Web 2.0 is also the right mix of the social and the technical so that women can prosper. They are contributing in a more visible manner than in other tech fields.

SlideShare is REALLY USEFUL. You can use it to:

  • view & download presentations on virtually any topic under the sun
  • upload your own presentations (ppt, pdf, odp, pps formats) and share with a global audience
  • embed presentations into blogs, websites, wikis etc
  • create an audio presentation using free slidecasting tool
  • use event functionality to send conference invites, archive slide decks, publicise your event etc
  • use the privacy feature to share presentations privately with business clients, colleagues, family members
  • participate or vote in the annual 'World's Best Presentations Contest'
Millions of people use SlideShare every day to make personal/professional contacts, generate business leads, archive conference slides, distribute academic lessons/assigments, share personal photos, conduct remote online meeting (using Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger) etc.

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6D cinema takes sensory perception to the next level

In the darkened movie hall, a baby elephant wades into a tranquil pool of water.

The heavy scent of wild flowers surprises the audience even before drops of water splash on them, as if they were riding the elephant.

This is 6D cinema, brought to India by Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's Adlabs through a technology tie-up with Israel-based Cinema Park Networks (CPN).

"It is important to be in tune with global technology as Indian consumers are now quite aware and expect more," says Tushar Dhingra, CEO of Adlabs.

The pop-out images of 3D are now passé. The technology-driven visual effects and acoustics of 6D combine strikingly real three-dimensional images with the senses of smell, sound, touch, motion and, above all, interactivity. The ambience is as carefully constructed as the product on the screen. For instance, the chair on which the viewer sits can swivel a full 360 degrees, shake or swing gently, depending on what the plot demands. Think about it: if a flower appears on the screen you can smell it, and if a character is shown on screen you can feel his or her touch.

Special controls in every seat personalises movie watching experience. You could, for instance, select the language in which you want to watch a film; or adjust the sound levels. Besides special viewing glasses for viewers, 6D cinema, which has no print and is played on a computer, calls for a digital projector. Its Smart Seats, supplied by Israel-based Simnoa, have features such as 'movement', 'water jet', 'tickler', 'air and fragrance nozzles', and even a 'butt shaker'. A screen literally coated with silver for that crystal clear effect, and Trivia, an interactive game show for students, are the other attractions.

At India's first 6D entertainment centre — The Cinema Park — in Agra, Adlabs is showing India In Motion, a film catering to foreign tourists; Journey Through The Universe is for students; and Musical Cinema as family fare. Each production lasts 40 minutes. "In educational films, there is also an option of asking questions during the movie," says Dhingra. Students are charged Rs 90, domestic tourists Rs 150, and foreigners $5-8 (Rs 215-344).