Tuesday, January 30

Bullet Wallas

i stumbled upon this company, while hunting for info on making my dream trip to Ladakh foolproof...

Bullet Walla India MC...these guys like, motorcycle getaways, offer bullets on rent for road trips in India and are even present in Austria. Well the site seems pretty informative and I am happy abt the fact that the provide eletric ignition on request...

these guys are sure gona take me closer to Ladakh.

Thursday, January 25

God of War II - nearing D DAY

With my alltime favorite GOW sequel getting ready to be released on March 13, I am all excited to re-live kratos...to be as raw as possible, to bring out those true animal instincts... slice away those undead soldiers..well i found GOW to be my best stress reliever after a bad day at work!!!

Lets talk abt GOW II. first, my hearty thanks once again to sony, for releasing GOW II on PS2, so would millions of other PS2 gamers. That millions of users must be the only reason why GOW II is being released on PS2. another reason should be that the God of War engine is already done and ready-made for a relatively quick sequel. God of War II was on display at Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006 booth, and featured is a relatively lengthy, very detailed demo that gives a very good indication of what one can expect from the game; namely, much of the same brand of violent, epic action that made the first game so amazing, and a few new twists to boot.

The demo begins with a very short introduction showing the kinda, sorta hero of our story, Kratos, once again descending from some great distance at rapid speed. A bit of voice-over comes on, featuring the voice of the same narrator from the original game. This doesn't last long, however, as Kratos immediately drops in on an in-game level. A bit of exploration reveals this level to be something of a dark, ugly jungle environment, with an ancient temple of some sort taking up the bulk of the real estate.

for Full demo comentary check out gamespot

What I feel is that Sony is making a sequel that makes GOW fan/gamer at home and retains many of the gameplay qualities of the first game, as well as the same sort of epic aesthetic presentation and mean-spirited tone.

Thursday, January 11

Apple iPhone Screenshots

FullscreenBlueTooth HeadSet

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Media Library
On call options

dial pad

Courtesy: Engadget

Wednesday, January 10

More on Apple iPhone

Apple Computer has just introduced its much hyped iPhone at MacWorld 2007.

True to its word, the iPhone combines three products: the iPod, a mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, Web browsing, searching, and maps; into one small and lightweight handheld device.

Launching the iPhone, Steve Jobs, Chief Executive Officer, Apple, said, "iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone. We are all born with the ultimate pointing device - our fingers - and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse." iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows users to make calls by simply pointing at a name or number. It syncs all of the contacts from any PC, Mac, or Internet service such as Yahoo!, and one can easily construct a favorites list for the most frequently made calls, and easily merge calls together to create conference calls.

iPhone is a quad-band GSM phone that features EDGE and Wi-Fi wireless technologies for data networking. Besides, it is a wide-screen iPod with touch controls that let music lovers "touch" their music by easily scrolling through entire lists of songs, artists, albums, and playlists with a flick of the finger.

iPhone also features the most advanced and fun-to-use Web browser on a portable device with a version of its award-winning Safari Web browser. Users can see any Web page the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section by simply tapping on iPhone's multi-touch display with their fingers. The Safari Web browser also includes built-in Google Search and Yahoo! Search so that users can instantly search for information on their iPhone just like they do on their computer.

It employs advanced built-in sensors - an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor - that automatically enhance the user experience and extend battery life. Its built-in accelerometer detects when the user has rotated the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display accordingly, with users immediately seeing the entire width of a Web page, or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio. Meanwhile, iPhone will be available in the US in June 2007, Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008, in a 4GB model for $499 (Rs 22,210 approx) and an 8GB model for $599 (Rs 26,661 approx), and will work with either a PC or Mac.

Ipod Phone is now Official

Specs time:

quad-band GSM/EDGE phone
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but no 3G
11.6mm thick: apparently thinner than all those other anorexic smart phones
2-megapixel camera
iPod connector, mic input, and speaker jack
Proximity sensor: when it's close to your ear, the touch screen and display shut down
"Smart" screen knows which way to orient images depending on how you hold it; wide-screen playback for videos
Highest-resolution Apple screen of all time
Mac OS X operating system
Touch screen interface, no stylus
Full-on applications--more PC-like than mobile device-like
"Visual voice mail"
Safari Web browser
POP3 and IMAP e-mail capabilities--real e-mail, not mobile version
Seamless integration between EDGE and Wi-Fi
Flash memory
5 hours of talk, video, and browsing time; 16 hours of audio playback
8GB model, $599 with a two-year contract
4GB model, $499
Shipping in June

Sony Ericcson ????

Not sure whether its a Photoshop work or a real SE prototype