Saturday, 29 June 2013

Project Zero | World's First Electric Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

European helicopter maker AgustaWestland has unveiled Project Zero - a flying machine that can be described as half-helicopter, half aeroplane at the Paris Air Show. This is one of the most striking items on that Show. This is also the world’s first electric tilt-rotor aircraft.

This new electric aircraft can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. AgustaWestland’s belief that tilt rotor technology is the best layout for the future of fast vertical lift aircraft. According to the CEO of AgustaWestland, Project Zero offers much greater speed and range than compound helicopter technology.




Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook

Dell describes the XPS 12 as a ‘convertible ultra book’. Certainly, it ticks all the right boxes on the ultra book side of things. The smart black and silver case measures just 20mm thick and the XPS 12 weighs only 1.52kg, so it’s easy to carry around with you. It’s sturdily built, though, with a layer of tough Gorilla Glass.


The XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook™ works with the new Windows 8 operating system to deliver the latest apps for work and play in an enhanced touch-based experience — all without sacrificing PC functionality. The unique design element of Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook’s design is the rotating display. 


There are various iterations of the XPS 12 available, with three standard models available, The entry-level model runs on a 1.8GHz (up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost) Core i5-3337U and  2.0/3.1GHz Core i7-3537U variant is the most expensive. The entry-level XPS12 comes with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, while the most expensive model doubles both of these to 8GB and 256GB, respectively. That 12.5in touch screen is a real eye-catcher too. Its 1920x1080 resolution is very bright and sharp and looks great when watching HD video or browsing your photo library. The use of an IPS panel also ensures that it has really wide viewing angles – close to 170-degrees.

There's no optical drive, Ethernet port nor an SD card slot, which make it feature not in the supreme level. But it’s certainly one of the more successful attempts to create a hybrid mobile device that can function as both a laptop and a tablet.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Turanor PlanetSolar | World's largest solar-powered boat

MS Turanor PlanetSolar  is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The boat is registered in Switzerland and was financed by a German entrepreneur. Construction cost was € 12.5 million. Turanor PlanetSolar known under the project name PlanetSolar, was designed by LOMOcean Design, built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany and launched on 31 March 2010.


The height of the boat is 6.3 meters, weight 90 tons  and it measures 31 meters long and 15 meters wide and can hold up to 50 passengers. It covered 516 square meters of solar panels rated 120 kW highest engine power. The boat's shape allows it to reach speeds of up to 14 knots.



The boat officially set off on its around the world trip on September 27th, 2010  from Monaco. After crossing the Atlantic ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific ocean, the Indian ocean, the Suez Canal, and the Mediterranean, the Turanor completes its trip on May 4th, 2012 after 584 days sailing around the globe by arriving at Hercule Harbor in Monaco. After a successful trip around the world, the Turanor shows that it’s possible to travel the world without the use of any fossil fuel.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Petra | The Rose City in Jordan

The strikingly beautiful desert city of Petra is chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the "28 Places to See Before You Die." This place is established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. Petra's location between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea made it an important center for commerce, where Arabian incense, Chinese silks, and Indian spices were traded.

Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. This capital city  had a sophisticated system of dams and channels for collecting, diverting, and providing water to the arid region.


Petra was the impressive capital of the Nabataean kingdom from around the 6th century BC. The kingdom was absorbed into the Roman Empire in AD 106 and the Romans continued to expand the city. An important center for trade and commerce, Petra continued to flourish until a catastrophic earthquake destroyed buildings and crippled vital water management systems around AD 663. After Saladin's conquest of the Middle East in 1189, Petra was abandoned and the memory of it was lost to the West. Petra is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Hang Son Doong | Biggest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong Cave Vietnam
Hang Son Doong Cave Vietnam
The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river cave". Hang Son Doong Cave is the world largest cave was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights. This gigantic cave is situated in Quang Binh province, Vietnam.

Hang Son Doong Cave Vietnam
Hang Son Doong Cave was found by a local man named Hồ-Khanh in 1991. The local jungle men were afraid of the cave for the whistling sound it makes from the underground river. It was not until 2009 that it became public after a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard and Deb Limbert, conducted a survey from April 10 through April 14, 2009. Their progress was stopped by a large calcite wall.

Hang Son Doong Cave
According to the Limberts, this cave is five times larger than the Phong Nha cave, previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam. The biggest chamber of Hang Son Doong is more than five kilometers long, 200 meters high, and 150 meters wide. The cave passage is so large that it could hold a block of 40-storey skyscrapers.

Hang Son Doong Cave

Aspire R Series | The Coolest Acer Notebooks


Acer Aspire R Series notebook is designed for touch. This slim, high-performance PC features the patented Ezel™ hinge -- which brings your touchscreen within easy reach whichever way you use it.

Notebook Specifications:

  • Windows 8 - 64-bit version 
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor (1.8GHz/2.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost) 
  • 6GB DDR3 memory
  • 500GB hard drive 
  • 24GB solid state drive
  • 15.6" Full HD widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit multi-touch display (1920 x 1080) 
  • 10-point multi-touch control
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 
  • Mobile Intel® HM77 Express chipset 
  • HD audio 
  • Dolby Digital Plus® Home Theater® audio enhancement
  • HD webcam
  • Acer ZoomPerfect touchpad
  • Wi-Fi - Bluetooth® 4.0
  • HDMI®
  • USB 3.0
  • Card reader 
  • 4-cell battery
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Color: Silver

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Toshiba's Ultimate Gaming Laptops


This ultimate gaming laptop models are all customizable. The specifications and customizations details are given along with the product pictures :

Toshiba Satellite P70-ABT2G22 Laptop:

Minimum Specififactios (before customization)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor 
  • Windows 8 
  • 4GB DDR3L memory 
  • 750GB (5400RPM) hard drive 
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 740M with Optimus™ 
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive 
  • 1920x1080 TruBrite display 
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n 
  • 2MP (1080p) webcam 
  • LED backlit keyboard 
  • HDMI output with 4K capability 
  • Starting at 6.6 lbs
Customizing Features

Hardware options 
  • Memory (6/8/12/16/24/32GB DDR3L 1600MHz)
  • Hard Disk Drive [ 1TB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)/1.0TB (5400rpm)/    1.0TB (5400rpm); Hybrid 8G Serial ATA hard disk drive ]
  • Optical Drive (Blu-Ray Disc® (BD-ROM) and DVD SuperMulti drive/Blu-ray Disc™ RE with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer drive)
Software options
  • Microsoft® Operating System(Windows 8 Pro)
  • Microsoft® Office Software(Office Home & Student 2013/Office Home & Business 2013/Office Professional 2013)  
  • Anti-Virus Software(Norton Internet Security Suite (NIS) 2013 12-month subscription)

 Toshiba Satellite P50-ABT2G22 Laptop:

Minimum Specififactios (before customization)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4200U dual core processor
  • Windows 8
  • 4GB DDR3L memory
  • 500GB (5400RPM) hard drive
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 740M with Optimus™
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • 1920x1080 TruBrite display
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2MP (1080p) webcam
  • LED backlit keyboard
  • HDMI output with 4K capability
  • Starting at 5.3 lbs


Customizing Features

Hardware options 
  • Processor [Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology]
  • Memory(6/8/16GB DDR3L 1600MHz)
  • Hard Disk Drive [ 1TB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)/1.0TB (5400rpm)/    1.0TB (5400rpm); Hybrid 8G Serial ATA hard disk drive ]
  • Optical Drive (Blu-Ray Disc® (BD-ROM) and DVD SuperMulti drive/Blu-ray Disc™ RE with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer drive)
  • Design Options(Prestige Silver in Brushed Aluminum with Touch-Screen)    
Software options
  • Microsoft® Operating System(Windows 8 Pro)
  • Microsoft® Office Software(Office Home & Student 2013/Office Home & Business 2013/Office Professional 2013)  
  • Anti-Virus Software(Norton Internet Security Suite (NIS) 2013 12-month subscription)

Toshiba Qosmio X70-ABT2G22 Laptop:

Minimum Specififactios (before customization)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor 
  • Windows 8 
  • 4GB DDR3L memory 
  • 750GB (5400RPM) hard drive 
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB with Optimus™ 
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive 
  • 1920x1080 TruBrite display 
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n 2MP (1080p) webcam 
  • LED backlit keyboard 
  • HDMI output with 4K capability 
  • Starting at 7.6 lbs


Customizing Features
Memory, Hard Disk Drive, 2nd Hard Disk Drive, Optical Drive,  Wireless LAN & Bluetooth, Microsoft® Operating System, Office Software, Anti-Virus Software, Upgrades and Extended Service Plans & Accessories.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Web Browsers List for different OS

Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari are the most popular and familiar web browsers. In our daily life we used this browsers for net surfing. Besides this browsers there are also many browsers for net surfing. Some of the browsers name we did not even heard. Among these browsers, some are supported for all three common OS: Windows, MAC and all distributions of Linux, some others only supports one OS and few browsers support none of the three OS. List of these browser along with their Developer name are given following:


Logo Name Developer Platforms

Firefox (also called Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Corporation

Chrome Google

Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation

Safari Apple Inc.

Opera Opera Software ASA

Netscape Navigator Netscape Communications Corporation (now part of AOL)

SeaMonkey Mozilla Foundation

Konqueror Konqueror

Flock Flock Inc.

Amaya W3C

Midori TwoToasts.de


Iron Browser
SRWare

Arora
Benjamin C. Meyer

Bitty Browser Turnstyle

Lobo Java Web Browser The Lobo Project

Grail CNRI

SlimBoat FlashPeak Inc.

Dooble Dooble

Wyzo media browser Radical Software Ltd.

QtWeb QtWeb.NET

K-Meleon kmeleonbrowser.org

Lunascape Lunascape, Inc.

KidZui KidZui, Inc

Comodo Dragon Comodo

Slim Browser FlashPeak Inc.

KidRocket KidRocket.org

Epic Hidden Reflex

Avant Browser Avant Force

xB Browser XeroBank

Browse3D Browse3D Corporation

The World Browser Phoenix Studio

TT Tencent Holdings

Acoo Browser
Acoo Browser

Nuke Browser Nuke Tech

Xtravo Jawoco

Orca Avant Forc

Deepnet Explorer Deepnet Security

CometBird CometBird

GreenBrowser GreenBrowser

Crazy Browser Crazy Browser

Enigma Browser Advanced Search Technologies, Inc.

Pink browser Mind Vision Software (MVS)

Pale Moon Moonchild

SpaceTime 3D SpaceTime

Ultrabrowser Ultrabrowser.com Inc

ZAC Browser People CD Inc.

MenuBox Cloanto Corporation

Stainless MD Software, LLC

TenFourFox TenFourFox

Classilla Classilla

Camino The Camino Project

Fluid Todd Ditchendorf

Shiira Shiira Project

OmniWeb The Omni Group

iCab Alexander Clauss

Galeon The GNOME team

Swiftfox Jason Halme

rekonq Andrea Diamantini

uzbl uzbl

Kazehakase Kazehakase

Swiftweasel The Swiftweasel Project

Elinks Text WWW Browser Elinks 

Maxthon Browser Maxthon

RockMelt RockMelt Inc

Sleipnir Fenrir Inc.

Kylo Hillcrest Labs

xombrero ConformalOpenSource

QupZilla David Rosca

Epiphany Epiphany

NetSurf
The NetSurf Developers

GNU IceCat Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Dillo Web Browser Dillo

Voyager VaporWare
Others

Ibrowse Stefan Burstroem
Others

Timberwolf FriedenHQ
Others

WebPositive Ryan Leavengood
Others