Sensor based Social Networks

Networked sensors simply form a network of interconnected entities of vested interests. Sensors help realize the Internet of Things and Inclusion. Sensor networks when equipped with internet connection help build networks based on the interests and parameters required. The social networks can be built based on the similarities of attributes to be sensed, data to be processed, and functions to be computed.

The virtual presence of everyday domestic entities, unexplorable geographic objects, and others when provided with unique ID can be realized by embedding sensor nodes. This gives the formation of Smarter Planet (URL 1) for managing, identifying, and controlling the environment around us while preserving the same.

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More than 1 million seek tix for Jackson memorial

More than 1.2 million people have now registered to get tickets for Michael Jackson’s memorial service next week.

Only 11,000 tickets will be given out for the Tuesday service at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Another 6,500 tickets will be given away for the Nokia Theater overflow section next door. Continue reading

Sourabhee, including Indian Idol 4 finalists Kapil and Torsha, set to rock Nepal though Indian Idol Live in Concert

sourabhee-kapil-thapa-indian-idol4-finalists, Click the image to zoom in and view other pics The craze is not over  yet- Indian Idol fever is spicy and it’s time for Indian Idol Live in Concert. The winner of the latest edition of Indian Idol, 4, Sourabhee is coming Nepal to thank Nepalese fans. Sourabhee is followed by Kapil Thapa and Torsha Sarkar on this coming Friday 13th March, 2009 according to the report by the THT Live- Indian Idol official voting partner for Nepal.
These three Indian Idol finalists are performing concert in Jawalakhel Ground, Kathmandu, on 14th March 14:30 onward and in Exhibition Ground, Pokhara, on 15th March 14:30 onward.
Read this full article about Indian Idol Live in Concert in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Nepal, also get free tickets to the concert.

Holi celebration video

Here is a very short (few seconds only) video that entails the celebration of Holi festival organized by NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) & REBAN(Resturant and Bar Association of Nepal) Pokhara Chapter. The show was fantastic, tourists enjoyed it as a big festival. Your comment to this holi festival is welcomed.

Gairi khet ko sirai Hanyo video – Prem Pinda

Now you can watch songs from Prem Pinda- a Nepali Movie back to 1995.

Director: Yadav Kharel

Writer: Bal Krishna Sama (play)

Cast:    Neer Bikram Shah (as Neer Shah)


गैरी खेतको सिरै हाल्यो- प्रेम पिन्ड

Gairi khet ko sirai Hanyo video – Prem Pinda

IMDb for Prem Pinda

image7 IMDb recommends other few Nepali movies as well: Aadi Kabi Bhanubhakta,  Hateri, Mukundo, Chino and Aago. Browse country wise movie database for Nepal.

Feature rich yet cheaper mobile phones from China

imobile-phone-v373 Looking for an all-in-one cell phone? Don’t want to pay much? The only boundary line: they are Chinese, but don’t think they don’t. Ranging from car entertainment, digital photo frames to high end mobile phones to surveillance equipment, all will drag your attention. Let’s take a look on mobiles.

VoIP Phone, Watch Phones, Dual/Tri/Quad-Band Mobile Phones, , Special Mobile Phones, Magic Voice Phone, TV Mobile, Nokia/Motorola/Sony Ericsson/Samsung Mobile Phones, WIFI Mobile Phone and a lot to name. A single Google search will produce a lot.

Mobile Phone With TV Function: Most of them have dual sim cards dual standby, dual sliding, bluetooth,  TV, FM radio and dual camera, MP3 and MP4 player, price ranging from as low as 120$. Imobile Phone V311 – GSM 900/1800/1900, Imobile Phone V318 -GSM850/900/1800/1900MHZ, Imobile Phone V306 – GSM900 / 1800mHz ( Hand Shaking Function), Imobile Phone V280 – GSM 900/1800MHz (Lady TV Phone).

Microsoft's Zune Chokes on Leap-Year Bug

microsoft-zune Microsoft’s Zune 30GB music player just wasn’t ready for a leap year. That’s what owners of the devices discovered Wednesday morning when they awoke to find their players frozen and unworkable.

The problem turned out to be “a bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year,” Microsoft Zune spokesman Matt Akers said in a posting to Zune forums Wednesday. The issue does not affect all Zune players, but all models of the Zune 30GB are potentially affected, he said.

Zune is Microsoft’s alternative to Apple’s popular iPod devices. The bug disabled the players on Dec. 31, the last day of a leap year. Microsoft expects that the bug will resolve itself by Thursday Jan. 1, when the device’s internal clock will reset itself.

“By tomorrow you should allow the battery to fully run out of power before the unit can restart successfully then simply ensure that your device is recharged, then turn it back on,” Akers said. “If you’re a Zune Pass subscriber, you may need to sync your device with your PC to refresh the rights to the subscription content you have downloaded to your device.”

For those who can’t wait that long, Microsoft support engineer Corey Gouker has posted instructions on how to fix the problem on his personal blog. But he doesn’t recommend that people follow them, as they involve opening the player, which voids the warranty.

Microsoft says it will issue a bugfix for the device so that this problem won’t re-occur in 2012, the next leap year.

ASUS launches new PDA Phone – P565

ASUS PDA Phone - P565 ASUS introduced the launch of the ASUS P565, a business PDA phone that boasts an 800 MHz processor. The PDA features ASUS’ latest touch-driven user interface – Glide. The press release claims that the P565 delivers graphics and system performance that is higher than anything else in the market at present, posting Vsbenchmark scores almost two times that of competing products in its class. Its feature set includes a 2.8″ touch screen running at a high resolution of 480 x 640 pixels. The ASUS P565 is GPS enabled with SatNav’s SatGuide map pre-loaded on it.

The phone works with HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10 networks, runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, and weighs 120 grams with battery,  Your browser may not support display of this image.Gliding to New Heights of Productivity.

The coupling of an 800 MHz processor and Glide—an innovative touch-responsive user interface exclusive to select ASUS PDA phones—makes for a powerful, productivity-boosting combination. The fast processor renders the P565 particularly amenable to multitasking, while Glide enables users to switch between tasks rapidly with their fingertips. The P565 also comes with a potent suite of business-oriented features and software, including push mail, business card recognition and Microsoft Office Mobile. Other useful applications such as Anytime Launcher and Multi-Home enable users to view their calendars, the times of local and visiting cities, weather reports, online news and much more—all with an intuitive tap, slide or flick of their fingers.

GPS Navigation
ASUS P565 has the GPS feature in-built and the navigation maps on the memory card are powered by SatNav Technologies. This gives the individual information of 200+ cities and also 1.5 million destinations to choose from.

Browse the detail datasheet at PDADataBase here.