TEDxYouth@Chennai Is Back With Young Spirits

tedxyouthJust few days left for TEDxYouth@Chennai event this year. The event is one of the TEDxYouthDay events (TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events) happening all around the world on November 17th. The events are designed to empower and inspire young people. Speakers are young at age as well as young at heart who will share their unique stories in social work, entrepreneurship, technology as well as chasing dreams.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It was started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago and now it supports those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

Definitely youngsters from Chennai will be mesmerized  & get inspired to do something challenging. The event is going to happen in Cognizant, ‘Global Delivery Centre’ at Thoraipakkam, Chennai. 3 years in a row, TEDxYouth@Chennai has grown up in a confident bigger team which is literally parading up & down everywhere ranging from Social Media to on-ground activities. Do hurry up and book your ticket now at Student Pass-TEDxYouth @Chennai – 2012 [DoAttend]

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Cognizant Technology Solutions

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#5/535, Old Mahabalipuram Rd.,
Okkiam Thoraipakkam,
Chennai – 600 096

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HBB TEDxYouthDay ReporterTEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events that happen all around the world in late November, around Universal Children’s Day. HellBound Bloggers (HBB) is proud to be a TEDxYouth Reporter this year. We’ll be regularly updating stuffs related to this event.

5 Gadgets That Will Go Mainstream By 2041

Technology is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? And just think about how far we’ve gone in this department in the last 30 years or so… not to mention how new technological developments seem to take place increasingly faster! We find it safe to assume that – provided the EOTWAWKI (end of the world as we know it) does not occur in the next thirty years – we will likely get a chance to handle some *really* exciting technology, by the year 2041.

In fact, we cannot help but wonder just what kind of amazing pieces of technology will go mainstream by that time. If you are also inclined towards musing, then you may find it intriguing to explore our predictions for the…

Gadgets

Top Gadgets we hope to see before kicking the bucket.

iHologram

This will be the iPad of the future, of course. We’ve already seen the first steps in terms of auto-stereoscopic technology, so it shouldn’t be too unreasonable to hope for fully functioning holograms within three decades, right? By then, tablet computers will gain a new dimension as they are able to project images right out from the screen for anyone to meddle with. You will get to watch holographic pictures and video, traverse websites in a way that will make the Minority Report look antique, and… just imagine how awesome FaceTime will be, and how many Star Wars jokes will be just waiting to happen.

Real-book

Sure, the current slew of e-readers is pretty cool, but just imagine how it awesome these devices will get when e-ink technology isn’t as  expensive. By then, e-book reading devices will just like a real book that you can leaf through…. except, you will be able to populate the content of all pages at the click of a button. There will be no need for an integrated keyboard either; you will just have to scribble down your thoughts on e-paper and they’ll get instantly OCR’d into the documents. As extra bonus, they will even kind of smell like an actual book used to …. back when trees still weren’t endangered species.

bracelet PC

As personal computers keep getting smaller and more powerful, it’s only a matter of time until they get so compact that you will actually get to carry around your full-power workstation in something as discreet (and fashionable) as a bracelet. And since electronic paper will be widespread by then (and hopefully more suitable for video than at time of writing), lugging around a screen would be pointless, since there will be no shortage of devices you can sync your bracelet PC with to display pictures through. Not to mention it will probably be able to broadcast pictures via wireless to your retina!

PortalPhone

In the future, phones will become obsolete. Because eventually, tele-portation devices will see the light of day, and everything will change. And hopefully no scientists will have to get merged with a Fly to bring about such advancements. The transportation industries will be drastically changed, when you can zap yourself across the world at the flick of a button of your trusted portalphone. After all… speaking to people remotely through a screen is so… early XXI century, you know?

Microsoul-FT

Since we’re going all out with these predictions, why not propose a device that allows anyone to upload their consciousness on-line? Granted, having a living and breathing body is surely an amazing experience, but should we peacefully succumb to death just because our bodies come with an expiration date? Not when a technology finally appears which provides a way to link all of our individuality to digital support! When the shell is eventually crumbled, all that remains will be able to float around the cyberspace quite leisurely, and keep dreaming of an even crazier future!

Do you agree with these predictions? Do you believe that we’ve been reading one too many science fiction novels? Can you think of imaginary gadgets even cooler than those we mentioned? If so, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by using the comments box down below.

This article is written by Mercen. He writes for “Computer Too Slow” website. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Should Be Set For Release Any Day Now

Firefox 4January 25, Firefox officially released beta 10 of its upcoming web browser. Although it’s already been delayed by a fair while, this beta should be removing most of the bugs and code errors that they’ve been trying to clear since the previous beta’s –  meaning that the new Firefox 4 should be released to the public any day now.

In case you haven’t heard about what’s been going on behind Mozilla for the past while, Firefox 4 is taking a huge step up from its previous 3.6 version. Sporting heaps of new features and developments which has been described as being the next step for Mozilla towards taking over the browser market.

Firefox 4 brings Mozilla to Mozilla 2

The new features that have been developed into Firefox 4 have been described as what will take Mozilla towards version 2. A re-invented browser interface, this new and upcoming version of Firefox integrates the features that were planned out in previous versions but not completely added. So now we are going to have an amazing web browser that is jam packed with features to improve your online experience. Here’s a closer look at them now.


Some of the major features of Firefox 4:

A re-designed browser interface:

The new Firefox interface brings the tab bare to above the navigation pane. Just like in chrome and opera, Firefox now shares a similar interface. This version also takes advantage of Windows Aero to make things just that little bit better.

Hardware acceleration:

Now taking full advantage of hardware acceleration. Firefox 4 will make use of hardware elements such as the GPU to deliver a much faster and responsive web experience. Html 5 support and the likes are all included.

Crash protection:

This new version of Firefox will support crash protection, meaning that separate functions such as adobe flash and Microsoft Silverlight will not bring your browser down if they stop functioning.


A few of the reasons to get ready:

I haven’t seen a major update from Mozilla in a long time so this is something that I’m certainly looking forward too. I’m not a chrome fan and I think that Firefox offers many more features and customizations than any of the other browsers do offer. This update is certainly not one you should miss.

This guest article is written by Peter, a 15 year old blogger from Australia and the owner behind ideas bubble. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

Microsoft Hires Miley Cyrus — Bellevue Square Microsoft Store

Miley CyrusThere is no Pop Diva that Microsoft doesn’t want to hire. Now Microsoft is buying pop stars to promote its events and products. This is not a new thing since Microsoft had hired Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Sylvie Van Der Vaart, and many others. This time, Microsoft makes a deal with Miley Cyrus. She is believed to be one of many celebrities Microsoft has recruited to promote the new retail shops, Xbox Kinect and Windows Phone 7

Miley Ray Cyrus is an American actress and pop singer. She achieved wide fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana.

Pop Diva Miley Cyrus will take care of opening of the new Microsoft Store next Thursday at Bellevue Square. To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Store, Miley Cyrus will be performing live. You can find more details on Facebook Event page.

Turkey Lifted The Ban On YouTube After Two Years

YouTubeTurkey (known officially as the Republic of Turkey) has finally lifted the ban on YouTube after 2 years. Turkey also Banned Video Sharing Website Vimeo recently. YouTube is a popular video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos.

It was started in March 2007, a Turkish court ordered YouTube to be banned for offensive comments about their founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. YouTube faced new ban one after another. Then it was finally completely blocked in Turkey in May 2008, with the blockade lasting more than two years.

Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said the ban has been lifted as the offending videos were removed from YouTube. He said, “…we didn’t get here easily, we have been through a lot in the process. I hope that they have also learned from this experience and the same thing will not happen again. YouTube will hopefully carry out its organization in Turkey within the limits of law in the future,” he said.

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Mother Kills Her Baby After Farmville Interruption

FarmVilleFarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, available as an application on the social-networking website Facebook and as an App on both the Apple iPhone and Android. Quite recently it was also available on Apple iPad.

The game allows members of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by plowing land, planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, harvesting trees and bushes, and by raising livestock. FarmVille started as a clone of the popular Farm Town.

A 22-year-old mother (Alexandra V. Tobias) from Jacksonville, Florida, arrested for shaking her 3-month-old son to death after his crying interrupted her FarmVille game. She told the cops that she shook the baby, then smoked a cigarette for composing herself and again she proceeded to shake him again. She said his son would have hit his head during one of the two shakings.

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Skype 5.0 Unleashed With Facebook Integration

Skype 5.0Earlier Skype fans had celebrations due to the launch of Skype on Android devices. Now they have another reason to celebrate, Skype 5.0 finally comes out of Beta. This new version of Skype features automatic call recovery which helps you immediately reconnect calls that are interrupted due to bad Internet connection problems.

One of the main feature is the integration of Facebook. By this feature, now you can call and SMS your Facebook buddies on their mobile phones or landlines from Skype. You can even make a make a free Skype-to-Skype call if your Facebook friend is also a Skype contact. Skype currently has 560 million registered users and no need to say about Facebook. If they both could collaborate, then it will be a treat for social freaks.

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Microsoft Finally Launches Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7Quite recently Windows Phone 7 was officially announced by Microsoft. Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to their Windows Mobile platform. You can expect a completely new finger-friendly User Interface. It also enables easy integration with Microsoft services Xbox Live and Bing. Also contains third-party applications like eBay, IMDB, Netflix, and some music apps.

You can also expect integration with social networking sites like Facebook. As of now Samsung, LG and HTC are powered by Windows Phone 7. There are nine Windows Phone 7 devices that will be available in the U.S. from top manufacturers like Dell, HTC, Samsung, and LG. One of them, the HTC 7 Surround, has just been officially announced by AT&T. Also there was a buzz like devices based on WP7 won’t support copy and paste, and tethering. People behind the Windows Phone 7 said the user experience is consistent and delightful, and also explained that “hundreds of thousands” of developers were working on applications for the OS.

Personally I feel Windows Phone 7 is hitting the smartphone market too late, now it is hard for them to cope with iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

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Samsung To Discontinue Its Symbian Support Service

Samsung and SymbianSamsung officially announced that they will discontinue its Symbian support service beginning December 31 2010. They informed all their developers regarding this and they would remove all Symbian content by year’s end. Earlier Sony Ericsson declared that they are going to use Android & Windows Phone 7 and going to quit Symbian Platform.

People this is not a big deal since Samsung has recently focused more on manufacturing Android-based devices. For example Galaxy S and also they are concentrating on their own mobile platform, bada. Samsung’s upcoming tablet, Samsung Galaxy tab is also powered by Android. Even Nokia once said they will use Symbian only for their cheap phones and pursue MeeGo for the N-Series.

Though Symbian is one of the widely used platforms, it is still having big problems from Android and other platforms. Symbians fans hopes the next two iterations of the OS which includes Symbian^3 and Symbian^4, would bring some significant improvements and make good changes.

Like Sony Ericsson, we believe Samsung might still be a member of Symbian Foundation.

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Facebook Movie “The Social Network” Officially Releases Today

The Social NetworkThe Social Network is a movie about the founder of the most popular social network website till date — Facebook. It officially opens in theaters today.

I really love the tagline of this movie “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. True words and I’m waiting eagerly for its release in India, which I believe would be around 10th Decemebr 2010.

This movie is directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Jesse Eisenberg plays the role of Mark Zuckerberg, the talented CEO of Facebook.

The movie “The Social Network” was adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, the film focuses on the early years of Facebook, founded in 2004.

If you a pop and rap fan, then here you go, Justin Timberlake plays the role of Sean Parker (Co-founder of Napster). Filming for the movie, The Social Network, began in October 2009 and finally in theaters now. Avoid torrents, and give some light to theaters.

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