CNN) — Gmail experienced problems on Thursday, with some users reporting slowdowns and service outages.
The popular Web-based e-mail service from Google Inc. has crashed several times in recent months. That’s led to a bit of anger and sarcastic sighs of despair on tech blogs and on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Google posted a note Thursday morning saying it is aware that some people are experiencing an e-mail outage. The Mountain View, California, company said all e-mail service was working by 11 a.m. ET, and that the problems caused e-mail to slow down but did not crash the site.
“A problem with Google Contacts caused many Gmail users to experience slowness and degraded service for about an hour today,” the company said in a statement. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience. As usual, we’ll provide an incident report on the Apps Status Dashboard, where we also gave ongoing status updates as this issue progressed.” Gmail lets Internet users write e-mail messages, archive documents, chat online and store contact lists. Millions of people around the world use the free service.
As with previous service problems, the online community is complaining the service break disrupts office work and personal lives. As more computing power moves “into the cloud,” storing information online rather than on home computers, online applications like Gmail become important parts of people’s lives. The most recent Gmail outage occurred September 1. Some tech writers seemed genuinely disturbed by the crash. Others mocked how addicted some people have become to online-only forms of communication. Mashable, a blog that covers social media, posted a list of five things to do while Gmail is down. One of the recommendations: “Go outside! There’s nothing left for it. Our cozy technosphere bubble has been burst by this point. Go look for someone to harass on the street in person and ask them what URL shortener they use.” Another recent Gmail crash occurred in February. At the time, blogger Ron Schenone wrote that people put a lot of faith in big tech companies like Google. “It seems to me that people want to believe that Google is infallible,” he wrote on the Lockergnome blog network. “Though Google may be the king of search, their equipment is man made and their technicians are human.” Check out these Tweets from Google
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It wz simple to take part in roadies audition in past bt nw criteria for audition wz different they shortlisted some candidates by online regestration form and I got a chance 2 live m dreamz for 2 dayz although i wz not able 2 achieve bt still it wz worth it.
It wz d best m experience of m life till date ……..
I got a call on last sunday bt i wasnt able 2 reciev it nd again they called me on monday thn they told me tht u hv been selected for audition round nd it wz in chandigarh “HIMANCHAL BHAWAN” seriously i wz thinking that some of m frnds r playing some kinda prank on me… bt after some time I realized that this was nt a prank so I decided to go chandigarh for audition..
I met there all ”Mtv Crew Members” Bani, Bumpy (aka nature baba), Sagar, Rishabh, Tamanna and Stunt mania Winner Handa, Javed nd many more…..
I got 3 tshirts from there….and also i met many of people who were trying for roadies from last 4-5yrs.I hv learned many things from them……………
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Opera has released the latest beta version of its popular mobile browser Opera Mini 5. Opera Mini 5 beta is a free mobile browser which comes with lots of new features like tabbed browsing, new password manager, speed dial, touch screen and keypad and all new interface. Opera Mini compresses pages by up to 90% before being sent to your phone, meaning faster page-load times than in other mobile Web browsers. It also features scroll at warp speed using your phone keypad or by dragging the page on a phone with a touchscreen.
We tested Opera Mini 5 Beta on our Windows Mobile powered XPERIA X1 and here are some of the screenshots and review of Opera Mini 5. At first when you install Opera Mini 5, you will notice the difference in interface which is very much improved over the previous version. The new interface although in beta phase, looks really good. The buttons like back and forward, refresh, tabs and settings are very easy to use and responsive.
1. Tabbed Interface: This is one of the much needed feature in mobile browsers. Although Opera Mobile does have tabbed browsing, Opera Mini which is more popular was lacking it. The new Mini 5 has a very good tabbed interface which is easy to use. The tabs show a thumbnail of the website opened and you can directly close the tabs with the close button located.
2. Speed Dial: Similar to Opera for PC, Opera Mini 5 now features speed dial and you can save your favorite and most used websites to speed dials. To add a new page, simply click on an empty Speed Dial slot, and Opera will make suggestions based on your browsing history and bookmarks.
3. Password Manager: The new Opera Mini 5 comes with a full fledged password manager. Opera Mini 5 will remember your credentials, and you can log on to your favorite Web sites with just a single click. The passwords are stored on your phone for your convenience.
The settings, bookmarks and other options also have been designed well and easy to use and responsive.
Overall we liked the new Opera Mini 5 beta and its new features. Opera Mini 5 would definitely going to change the way internet is used in mobile phones. Having said about the good aspects, we found Mini 5 gets struck few times when we enter URL or click on the speed dial tab. This could be attributed to the fact that it is still under development. So what are you waiting for, download the latest version by visiting the address m.opera.com/next, using your phone’s default Web browser or download to your computer.
touch lineup starting at Rs. 12,400. iPod touch features Apple’s Multi-Touch user interface, a 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a built-in accelerometer and speaker. The 8GB iPod touch is now available at an MRP of Rs. 12,400 along with new models which deliver twice the capacity for the same price, with the iPod touch 32GB model for an MRP of Rs. 18,400 and 64GB model for an MRP of Rs. 24,400.
“At just $199 the iPod touch is the most affordable gateway to Apple’s revolutionary App Store with more than 75,000 applications that you can wirelessly download right into your iPod touch,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “You get a great iPod, a great pocket computer with the industry’s best mobile web browser and a great game player, all in this super-thin beautiful enclosure.”
The new iPod touch supports Genius Mixes, which automatically creates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that go great together.
It comes with built-in accelerometer, Multi-Touch user interface, and access to over 20,000 game and entertainment titles on the App Store. iPod touch customers can add new game titles from the App Store over Wi-Fi anytime and anywhere.
Users can surf the web, email, manage their calendars, organize contacts, and use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It comes with the latest iPhone 3.1 software including: Cut, Copy and Paste; Spotlight Search to search across iPod touch or within Mail, Contacts, Calendar and iPod; landscape keyboard for Mail, Notes and Safari; remote lock for MobileMe and anti-phishing features.
iPod touch features up to 30 hours of music playback or six hours of video playback on a single charge. The 8GB model holds up to 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos and 10 hours of video; the 32GB model holds up to 7,000 songs, 40,000 photos or 40 hours of video; and the 64GB model holds up to 14,000 songs, 90,000 photos or 80 hours of video. The 32GB and 64GB models also include up to 50 percent faster performance and support for even better graphics with Open GL ES 2.0.
The registrations for the most famous reality show to hit TV screens across India , MTV Hero Honda Roadies have begun. We betcha its gonna be really wild safari dis time around, seeing the marketing thats is going into it. The roadies are goin 4 a Wild Safari in Africa dis time around.
MTV has taken some serious steps following the incidents that happened last time. All registrations for Roadies are online dis time around and only selected candidates would be allowed to appear for auditions. All you need 2 do is to create your profile on http://www.mtvindia.com/roadies like you did for Orkut or any other social networking site, the only change is your profile would be filled up typical MTV ishtyle. All you need to do is answer the questions put up n voila your all set.
MTV has raked in a lot of sponsors for the event dis time around, you well get 500 rs off on Fasttrack Gogs, Watches once you complete your registration. Also rumour are floating around that Raghu will not be a part of this show dis time around.. Haha do you think we believe it :P, Raghu Sir is very passionate abt wat he created, wo kabi bi tapak sakte hai. Maybe its jus to create that horrifying effect of Raghu’s entry otherwise dat wud nt be there
Although it is good that the process is online now, but the ones getting selected for auditions shud consider themselves very very lucky. As the name suggests things wud be really tough dis time around, the show will test the metal of all Roadies from head to toe dis time around thats for sure as after series of Reality Shows like Iss Jungle and now Fear Factor the audience wud be used to d normal stuff.
So Get Set for a Wild Journey to Africa. All the best to All 🙂
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Intel Corporation has introduced several high-performance desktop and server processors today, bringing the next level of integration and intelligence to computers.
The new Intel Core i5 processor series, two new Intel Core i7 processors and the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series bring Intel’s latest Nehalem microarchitecture to mainstream desktop and entry server markets.
Formerly codenamed “Lynnfield”, these new chips are based on Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture and are designed for consumers who need top-notch performance for digital media, productivity, gaming and other demanding applications. These processors, along with the new Intel P55 Express Chipset, are available today.
All processors are lead- and halogen-free and feature Intel Exclusive Turbo Boost Technology. The top-of-the-line Core i7 processors also support Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
The new chipset brings the most revolutionary design changes since the invention of the PCI bus in the early 1990s and sets the stage for Intel’s forthcoming 2010 compute platform. The Intel P55 Express Chipset will be the baseline building block component for motherboards worldwide, delivering new levels of performance and scalability for everyone from the retail buyer to the technically savvy do-it-yourselfer.
The new Core i7 and i5 processors are the first Intel processors to integrate both a 16-lane PCI Express 2 graphics port and two-channel memory controller, enabling all input/output and manageability functions to be handled by the single-chip Intel P55 Express Chipset. Previous Intel chipsets required two separate chips. A new Direct Media Interface (DMI) connects between the processor and chipset. The chipset supports 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 Ports (2.5GT/s) for flexible device support. Dual graphics cards are supported in a “2×8” configuration. The chipset also supports 6 SATA 3 Gb/s Ports with Intel Matrix Storage Technology providing RAID levels 0/1/5/10. Up to 14 USB 2.0 Ports can be supported with the chipset’s integrated USB 2.0 Rate Matching Hub, along with Intel High Definition Audio for premium digital sound. The new processors are the first to be supported by the new Land Grid Array (LGA) 1156 package and socket technology.
Intel has also announced the Uber Gamer Championship in association with Zapak to mark the launch of the new Core i5 and i7 processors. The championship starting on the 11th of September will see India’s best gamers play knock out games of NFS Most Wanted, Crysis and FIFA 09. Click here for more details.
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After a five-and-a-half-year fight, Google and its attorneys have managed to convince federal bureaucrats to bestow a patent on the company’s iconic home page. We always thought the page was brain-dead simple, but apparently it’s an innovative “graphical user interface.”
Google had more luck patenting the design of its search results, which were submitted along with the home page in early 2004 and cleared the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the end of 2006. The home page, in contrast, was split off into a separate application, receiving its design patent for a “Graphical user interface for a display screen of a communications terminal” just yesterday. The document (see below) is as minimalist as the interface, containing a single illustration of Google.com, with the company logo depicted in dotted lines to indicate it is not an integral part of the patent.
In other words, subject to how the patent is enforced, Google owns the idea of having a giant search box in the middle of the page, with two big buttons underneath and several small links nearby. Since the time of the patent application in 2004, the company has moved some links, for searching News and Groups and other alternate databases, from directly above the search box to the top of the home page. But Google presumably believes its patent is broad enough to cover the variation.
It’s not clear how the company, already under scrutiny from antitrust regulators, will wield the patent against competitors. The Yahoo Search page, depicted at left, bears a striking resemblance to Google.com, while Microsoft’s Bing, which features a photo and several headlines, is more distinct. But there mere existence of the patent should create enough uncertainty to scare some worried startups away from Google’s stripped down look. So while people may flock to the search engine for its clean, minimalist design, in so doing they are supporting a company that is poised to retard the spread of such an aesthetic online.
Google’s shareholders will be more pleased, of course, as will staff. Google diva Marissa Mayer, the overachieving VP of search, added another patent to her trophy case with the decision. Powerful executive; athlete; fashionista; and genius inventor of this totally unprecedented rendering of HTML. Is there anything Mayer can’t do?