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Unbelievable Latest Iphone 3G S

  • By: Kent German
  • Published on: 06/08/2009

Editor’s note: This First Take includes only the features that will be unique to the iPhone 3G S. I’ve revisited iPhone OS 3.0 in a separate post.

iPhone fans got what they were waiting for June 8 when the third-generation model of Apple’s popular handset made its debut during the WWDC 2009 keynote. The iPhone 3G S, which will hit stores June 19, promises a faster iPhone with an extended battery life, more memory, and improved features. It looks exactly the same as the previous model, but both the 16GB ($199) and new 32GB ($299) models will come in white and black versions.

Though the jump from the iPhone 3G to the 3G S isn’t quite as big as the jump from the first- to second-generation models, this latest handset still adds enough new features to make it a compelling upgrade for some users. And when you add in all the new features that will come with the iPhone OS 3.0 (available June 17), we finally get an iPhone that can run thousands of snazzy applications and do something as basic as send a multimedia message.

Yet, we still have some concerns. A faster AT&T 3G network isn’t going to happen overnight, and some features, like tethering and the aforementioned multimedia messaging, won’t happen right away. We also came away from the keynote without any mention of call quality, which, as any iPhone owner can tell you, remains far from perfect. But most importantly, the iPhone 3G S’s price will vary widely depending on your eligibility. If you can get it at the lowest prices, it’s worth your while. But if you’re not yet eligible for a discounted upgrade, we suggest that you wait. Continue reading

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A Great Thing about Gmail: Inserting images

I have been waiting for this tool for long time. Thanks to Gmail team who have worked hard to develop this service. If you are a gmail user, well it’s about time. You no longer have to use workarounds to put images into your messages or attach images when you really want to inline them. Just turn on “Inserting images” from the Labs tab under Settings, and you’ll see a new toolbar icon like this:

Make sure you’re in rich formatting mode, or it won’t show up. Click the little image icon, and you can insert images in two ways: by uploading image files from your computer or providing image URLs.

Keep in mind that Gmail doesn’t show URL-based images in messages by default to protect you from spammers, so if you’re sending mail to other Gmail users, they’ll still have to click “Display images below” or “Always display images from …” to see images you embed.


Google searches are costly to the environment, experts say

អ្នកជំនាញនិយាយថាការស្រាវជ្រាវតាមហ្គូហ្គោល (Google) មានការប៉ះពាល់ដល់បរិស្ថាន

By Jonathan Leake and Richard Woods

Weighty carbon footprint ... Google searches are costly to the planet, experts say.

IF you want to help save the planet from carbon carnage, cut your Google searches, scientists say.

Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research, The Australian reports.

While millions of people tap into Google without a thought for the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2. Boiling a kettle generates about 15g.

“Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power,” said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon.

“A Google search has a definite environmental impact.” Continue reading

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Survey Asks: Internet Access or Sex?

Intel came up with a novel way to show how important the Internet and computing have become in the lives of Americans. In conjunction with Harris Interactive, the company conducted a survey of adults in the United States under the prosaic banner “Internet Reliance in Today’s Economy.”

But the first “key finding” from the study is a little more attention-grabbing. According to the study, 46 percent of women and 30 percent of men would opt to forgo sex for two weeks rather than give up access to their precious Internet for the same period.

More broadly, those surveyed said access to the Internet ranked highest among the discretionary spending items they could not live without. Cable television, dining out, shopping for clothes and gym memberships followed in declining importance.

Along similar lines, 61 percent of the women surveyed said they would rather go without TV for two weeks than lose access to the Internet for one week.

Using the data as a means of pitching products fueled by Intel chips, the company said: “The survey revealed that 65 percent of adults feel they cannot live without Internet access, and even more — 71 percent — responded that it is important or very important to have Internet-enabled devices, such as laptops, netbooks and mobile Internet devices that can provide them with real-time updates on important issues including the state of the economy.”

Harris Interactive polled 2,119 adults on Intel’s behalf.

Source: The New York Times

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Cambodian Solar Bicycle

កង់ខ្មែរដើរដោយពន្លឺព្រះអាទិត្យគ្រោងចេញលក់នៅចុងឆ្នាំ ២០០៩



កង់ ​ពាក់​កណ្តាល​ស្វ័យ​ប្រវត្តិ​ដើរ​ដោយ​ថាមពល​ពន្លឺ​ព្រះអាទិត្យ​ដែល​ជា​ ស្នាដៃ​លើក​ដំបូង​បង្អស់​របស់​ខ្មែរ​ក្នុង​ស្រុក​កំពុង​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បន្ត​ កែ​លម្អ​ឲ្យ​មាន​លក្ខណៈ​ប្រសើរ​ជាង​មុន​និង​គ្រោង​ផលិត​ចេញ​លក់​នៅ​ចុង​ ឆ្នាំ​២០០៩​ខាង​មុខ​នេះ។

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លោក គង់ ផារិទ្ធិ ប្រធាន​អង្គការ​អ្នក​កសាង​សមត្ថភាព ដែល​ជា​អ្នក​ផ្តួចផ្តើម​គំនិត​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ផលិត​កង់​ដើរ​ដោយ​ថាមពល​ពន្លឺ​ ព្រះអាទិត្យ​នេះ កាលពី​ឆ្នាំ​២០០៦ ក្រោម​ថវិកា​ឧបត្ថម្ភ​របស់​កម្មវិធី​អភិវឌ្ឍន៍​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ (យូអ៊ិនឌីភី) ប្រចាំ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា បាន​រៀបរាប់​អំពី​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ជា​មូលដ្ឋាន​របស់​កង់​ពាក់​កណ្តាល​ស្វ័យ​ ប្រវត្តិ​នេះ​ដែល​មាន​លក្ខណៈ​ដូច​គ្នា​នឹង​កង់​ធាក់​ដោយ​ជើង​ធម្មតា​ដែរ។

លោក គង់ ផារិទ្ធិ បាន​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា ៖ «កង់​ហ្នឹង​មាន​កង់​២​មុខ​ក្រោយ មាន​ជើង​ធាក់ ហើយ​អ្វីៗ​ដូច​គ្នា​ទាំងអស់ ហើយ​បន្ទះ​សូឡា​ពីរ​ផ្ទាំង ហើយ​មាន​គេ​ហៅ​ថា ម៉ូទ័រ Controller ហើយ​មាន​ហ្គែរ។ ហ្គែរ​នៅ​ខាង​ស្ដាំ​ដៃ​ដូច​ហ្គែរ​ម៉ូតូ​អ៊ីចឹង ហើយ​វា​មក​បញ្ជា​ប្រអប់​ម៉ូទ័រ Controller ហ្នឹង ពេល​ដែល​យើង​មូល​ហ្គែរ​ទៅ​គឺ​មេ​ដែក​បាន​ដើរ​ទៅ​ជិត Sensor​មួយ ហើយ Sensor​ហ្នឹង​ពេល​មាន​មេ​ដែក​ទៅ​ជិត Sensor​ហ្នឹង​មាន​អំពើ​ឲ្យ​ចរន្ត​ឆ្លង​កាត់​ខ្លួន​វា​ដើម្បី​ទៅ​ពញ្ញាក់​ ម៉ូទ័រ Controller ឲ្យ​ភ្លើង​ទៅ​តិច​ទៅ​ច្រើន​តាម​ដែល​យើង​មូល។ ហើយ​បន្ទាប់​មក​ទៀត យើង​មាន​ប្រអប់​ចង្កៀង​មុខ​ដែល​ជា​កន្លែង​បង្ហាញ​អំពី​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ភ្លើង​អស់​ ប៉ុន្មាន នៅ​ប៉ុន្មាន​ហ្នឹង។ នៅ​លើ​ចង្កៀង​ខាង​មុខ​ហ្នឹង វា​មាន​ចង្កៀង​វា​មួយ ហើយ​មាន​សញ្ញា​ភ្លើង​ជា​គ្រាប់ៗ​ឡើង​មក»Continue reading


10 Tips to make your Laptop Battery last longer

ដំបូន្មាន ១០​យ៉ាងដើម្បីធ្វើអោយថ្មកុំព្យូទ័រយួរដៃរបស់អ្នកប្រើបានយូរ

Many people have laptops but they are not so much aware on how to make their laptop battery last longer even I myself. The Digital Inspiration provides us some tips to solve this problem.

1. Turn off Wi-Fi and BlueTooth – Most laptops have shortcut keys to instantly disable wireless networking.

2. Don’t play computer games, music or DVD movies – Multimedia activities drain laptop batteries.

3. Disconnect all external device like PC Card modems, Firewire, USB devices and optical drives. Use the notebook touchpad instead of an external mouse.

4. Adjust your screen brightness – Dimming your display saves battery power.

5. Tweak Windows Power Options – Choose a Laptop power scheme that turns off the notebook monitor and hard disk after 10 minutes of inactivity. Continue reading

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Strategy of Giving


Web brought us “FREE”.

“Free” gives companies an easy connection with their audiences. But to understand free we have to understand the essence of giving.  And to make business out of giving takes an understanding of giving as a strategic tool.

The Strategy of Giving is a brilliantly simple theory that explains why companies need to give more to get more. The theory is packed in an easy-to-read format with informative graphics. SoG takes only an hour to read and two hours to master.

Strategy of Giving

The original post in www.chantra.info

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