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I recently contributed a short essay to the Land Diagrams web project at the invitation of Amy Cutler. In partnership with another commentator we were set to think about the meaning of map of linguistic data for Cornwall suggested by Amy.

The goal of Amy's project to produce ‘twinned study’ that can "offer two simultaneous gestures of thought in response to one geographical image". I hope the Land Diagrams project develops and I'll be keeping an eye on it.

Quiz Time 56

1)Funbook is a tablet by which Indian company?


3)Which was the first ever gaming console and who designed it?

4)Which Chinese multinational name means "New Legend"?

5)Identify the software

6)Which awards given for excellence on the internet are known as the "Oscars of Internet" ?

7)This is the logo of which SNS site?

8)Who Let The Blogs Out?  is a book by whom?
Hint-He is also co-founder of twitter

9)He coined the term"hypermedia" in 1963 and published them in 1965. He also has been credited with first using the words transclusionvirtualityintertwingularity, and teledildonics.
Identify him?

10)He is famous for creating which programming language?

Skype: Emoticon - Humoticon...

Skype is apparently having a little bit of fun this week by launching an new app on Facebook. The recently acquired division of Microsoft has launched an app named HUMOTICON which can be said as a humanised emoticon. The app puts a new and entertaining twist on the classic Internet emoticons that nearly everyone uses. It works by placing a picture of a human face inside a circle instead of some mere keyboard symbols. Users can either upload a previously taken picture to be placed inside the circle or use a webcam to take a live picture. It even allows people to take five quick pictures from a webcam to create a more animated look to your image. After the image is uploaded to the app, the new Humoticon can be shared on your Facebook wall or posted on humoticon gallery.

Sunny Leone becomes brand Ambassador of Chaze

After signing her first Indian movie “Jism 2″, Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has also bagged an endorsement deal. She has been named brand ambassador of cellular company Chaze. She will endorse a slew of Chaze’s mobile handsets. As part of her association, Sunny recently completed her first television commercial for the brand, and shot for it in Bangkok. “I am really impressed by their ideology of bringing out mobile technology for the masses and personally feel connected with their vision,” said the 30-year-old. The Punjabi-origin actress, whose real name is Karen Malhotra, became popular in India after her stint on the fifth season of reality show “Bigg Boss”. During the show, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt offered her “Jism 2″, and she accepted it.

Kaspersky: “Apple is ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security.”

Founder and CEO of the Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky has some harsh words for Apple when it comes to security. At the Info Security 2012 conference, Kaspersky told that Apple is “ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security.” Kaspersky said that although Windows is still hacker's favorite target, Mac malware is growing at an unprecedented rate, something he said was “just a question of time and market share.” Although Apple has long prided itself on offering a more secure environment than Windows, the Mac has recently been hit by several high profile attacks, such as Flashback. If Apple is going to keep its users secure, Kaspersky says that they'll have to adopt a new update cycle, which some have faulted for allowing Flashback to take off in the first place. They will understand very soon that they have the same problems Microsoft had ten or 12 years ago. They will have to make changes in terms of the cycle of updates and so on and will be forced to invest more into their…

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1)Identify the game by this screen shot

Jimmy Wales Announces 20 April as Justin Knapp Day

Soon after Wikipedia volunteer,Justin Knapp,reached a million edits an ecstatic Jimmy Wales declared 20 April as Justin Knapp Day in his honor.Wales was quoted saying,"Wikipedians of the distant future shall marvel at the first person to ever make 1,000,000 edits".

Knapp is a resident of Indianapolis.Hebegan using Wikipedia as a resource in the early 2000s and started editing the site shortly after. In 2005, he created a login to track and compile his edits. He averages about 385 edits per day. He describes himself as an average Midwesterner. He’s frugal, lives conservatively and enjoys volunteering countless hours to the free outlet. His favorite band is R.E.M. and he frequently listens to alternative rock. Knapp studied philosophy and political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The majority of his million edits are relatively small, he says. He is drawn to music, politics, philosophy and religion. “I find editing Wikipedia relaxing and rewarding,” K…

Quiz Time 55

1.The 500 mile battery which is set to make electric cars more practical is a concept being developed by which technology giant?
2.What did these guys start?

3.Vudu is a service from which conglomerate?
4.Maurice , Roy and Jen are the famous characters of which English sitcom?
5.This is a snippet from which company's advert ?

6.What was special about the lighting of the giant Christmas tree in Italy by the pope last December?
7.What recent release was codenamed Endeavoru during its developmental stage?
8.Quality Under Able Dynamics is the tag line of which company that was recently in news?
9.What is this concept named?Where will it be constructed?
10.'Where to go to find memory' is the tag line of which company?

Galaxy S III- Unveil in next 5 hours...

Samsung's getting prepared for the unveil of the 'teaser' for the hotly-anticipated successor to its Galaxy S II smartphone. The company's mobile division has tweeted has diverted users to a Samsung owned website called- which is an anagram for 'the next galaxy' where there is a countdown to 'the next step in' next 3 hours. The launch of Samsung's successor to Galaxy S II smartphone is scheduled on 3rd of May in London, so we won’t learn everything today, but perhaps we’ll know the device name. Rumors say that galaxy S III will be the next milestone in the field of Android devices and would also be the official mobile device for the London Olympics 2012. Well personally I do not think that Samsung would name the successor as Galaxy S III, though there are a lot of chances. We will get to know more just after 3 hours of wait...

Facebook gets into another Lawsuit - Use of Facebook Credits by Minors...

A few days ago, a group of parents filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company doesn't do anything to impose restrictions towards children who want to buy in-game content for the so-called "free-to-play" apps published on Apple's App Store. Now another similar class action lawsuit has been filed, this time against Facebook. A site reports that the lawsuit was filed on Friday by Glynnis Bohannon of Arizona. She claims that her son, a minor, was able to purchase Facebook Credits, which are then used to acquire content for games such as Farmville. Facebook's terms of service claim that anyone under 18 can only purchase Facebook Credits with the help of parent or guardian's monetary help(may be through a credit card). However, Bohannon claims that her unnamed son was unaware that he was spending real money, via her mother's credit card, to purchase Facebook Credits. Facebook gets a 30 percent cut of all in-gaming transactions. Richard Bra…

Megaupload database could be wiped off...

The struggling Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may not be going to trial after all on charges of copyright infringement.That's according to the judge in the case, and the development comes after months of drama involving the now shuttered filing-sharing website.U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady made the proclamation while hearing arguments about deleting Megaupload member files, which are enormously expensive to maintain.The judge said a discussion about wiping Megaupload's database could be premature and that a more relevant question was why Megaupload had not been formally served with criminal papers by the United States. Attorneys on both sides weighed in. Dotcom's attorney, Ira Rothken, maintained that whereas individuals can be served outside of U.S. jurisdiction, foreign companies cannot, reports Torrent Freak. "My understanding as to why they haven't done that is because they can't. We don't believe Megaupload can be served in a criminal matter becaus…

Quiz Time 54

1)Identify him

2)Name the recently launched version of the famous game series Angry Birds?

3)Who coined the term Bluetooth?

4)Identify the logo and why was this company recently in news?

5)Name the fictional hacker in the famous 'Matrix franchise" who was portrayed by Keanu Reeves?

6)This was to commemorate which event?

7)Who is the best paid CEO of 2011 overtaking Larry Ellison by almost 200 Million $ :P

8)Identify the logo

Samsung Galaxy S III leaked in Vietnam!!

Samsung is highly likely to officially announce the Galaxy S III smartphone in early May at London. However, it looks like a Vietnamese website has managed to get a glance of the Prototype of the smartphone. The siteTinhte not only got their hands on the smartphone prototype, but they also posted a video that gave the specs of the device, which has the internal model name GT-I9300. The specs confirm what has been reported before about the Galaxy S III, including that it will have a quad-core processor, Android 4.0 out of the box, a four inch screen and more. Its still a mystery how the site caught hold of the prototype.
Unluckily Tinhte was ordered to take down the video of the leaked smartphone by Samsung soon after it was posted but Engadget managed to post a copy of the same video. Samsung's official reaction to the Galaxy S III video leak didn't deny anything, but said simply, "We will be able to tell you more at the 2012 Samsung Mobile Unpacked." That is like an u…