Zune vs iPod

November 16, 2006 at 6:13 pm (Technology)

Zune
iPod 30GB

Microsoft Zune vs Apple iPod

Zune vs iPod
    Dimensions
Category
Zune
iPod 30GB
Manufacturer
Japanese
Chinese
Vendor
Microsoft
Apple
Screen Size
3"
2.5"
Weight
5.6 ounces
4.8 ounces
Width
2.4"
2.4"
Height
4.4"
4.1"
Depth
0.58"
0.43"
    Features
Category
Zune
iPod 30GB
Storage
30 GB
30 GB
Wi-Fi
YES
none
File Sharing
YES
none
Landscape Mode
YES
none
FM Tuner
YES
none
Preloaded Audio
YES
none
Preloaded Video
YES
none
Preloaded Virus
none
RavMonE.exe
Unlimited Downlaods
$14.99/month
none
Podcast Playback
YES
YES
Social Networking
YES
none
Compatibility
PC
Mac, PC
    File Compatibility
Format
Zune
iPod
MP3
YES
YES
iTunes (Protected)
NO
YES
Zune Marketplace (Protected)
YES
NO
Plays For Sure (Protected)
NO
NO
AAC
YES
YES
WMA
YES
NO
AIFF
NO
YES
WAV (uncompressed)
NO
YES
.aa (Audible)
NO
YES
JPEG (Photos)
YES
YES
BMP (Photos)
NO
YES
WMV (Video)
YES
NO
MPEG-4 (Video)
YES
YES
H.264 (Video)
YES
YES

Recompiled from ZuneScene.com

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I want this :)

November 15, 2006 at 12:00 am (Technology)

Samsung WiMax gadget

Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday showed off a new three-way foldable combination of phone, personal computer and music player tailored for an emerging wireless broadband technology the company is pushing as a global standard.

Samsung Wi Max

More here

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Welcome to Vista-nation

November 10, 2006 at 9:19 pm (Personal, Technology)

Windows Vista Ultimate

Few lines from CNET:

On Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Microsoft released its new operating system, Windows Vista, to hardware manufacturers, marking the end of the development phase and the beginning of the distribution phase. For more than a year, we have seen various builds, most of them private but some public, with ever-increasing build numbers

Longtime Windows users will appreciate the built-in file metatag and desktop search capabilities within Windows Vista. For instance, within the Start menu there’s no need to use All Programs; instead, simply type the name of the app you’re looking for, and a shortcut will appear as a search result.

The new Aero graphics engine within Windows Vista is dynamic, so file icons not only show you the contents of the file but also scale to the size of the page. And now you can view thumbnails of any open task across the bottom of the screen. These, too, are dynamic; you could, for example, monitor the progress of a sporting event just by passing your mouse over the open application.

All editions of Windows Vista will include Windows Sidebar, Windows Media Player 11, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender antispyware, Parental Controls, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Mail, Windows Calendar, Games Explorer, and several other features. For a full list of the programs in a certain edition, see the Microsoft site.

Overall, we find this Windows Vista RTM build very stable and feature rich, and we look forward to reviewing the final release on January 30, 2007

I know for a fact that not everything in the video is actually shipped in the RTM, but the video is certainly worth the watching. I get goose bumps every time I watch it :)

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My new bike: Yezdi Classic 250

November 7, 2006 at 10:23 pm (Personal)

Got myself a 1982 Yezdi Classic 250.

I was looking for a used bike for some time and it was love at first sight with this 250cc muscle machine :)

UPDATE Me and my Yezdi – Due to popular demand :)
Me my bike and Prashant
Yezdi and me

Yezdi Classic 250 1

Yezdi Classic 250 Engine

Yezdi Classic 250 side view

Yezdi Classic 250 top 1

Yezdi Classic 250 Front part

Yezdi Classic 250 Front full

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Back from a week’s vacation

November 6, 2006 at 3:05 pm (Personal)

I was out of office for the entire week :)
Back to work today :(

You’ve heard of Monday blues – now raise that to the power of one million to conceptualize how boring it is on a Monday following a long vacation. The degree of “Monday blue” varies directly as the length of your vacation preceding that Monday. The constant of proportionality is the work-load that is sitting there waiting for you to come and take over.

Time, need time.

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