Cuil : New search engine from former Googlers.

Just came across this search engine http://www.cuil.com , which is supposedly from former Googlers or I must say rebellious googler. Cuil Inc (which is pronounced as Cool) claims that it can index faster and more cheaper, a far larger portion of the web than google. The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the …

How to get started with web development?

Many of my friends have asked me on how to start with web development. I am not expert but here in this post I would like to describe a few steps that might help one climb the ladder of web development fast. Kindly feel free to add to this blog post if you think some other methodology might be better off. Where do I start web development? Well the first …

Calendar with Auto-Notification : API and demo.

I was quite impressed with the Google Calendar, Yahoo Calendar and Outlook implementation of the same and wondered how exactly is it done? What are the challenges? So I thought of making a clone of one of them and see if I am able to achieve the same level of perfection. I must say my 1 day of work did indeed brought some smile to my face as I could …

YAHOO! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2008 Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company’s 2008 annual meeting of stockholders. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, eight members of Yahoo!’s current Board of Directors will stand for re-election at the 2008 annual meeting:  Roy Bostock, Ronald Burkle, Eric Hippeau, Vyomesh …

iPhone Flick Photo SlideShow API

Apple Inc has been the pioneers in the field of innovation and excellent User Interfaces. After iPod they have come up with much hyped iPhone which runs on touch screen technology. I was just looking at this particular feature in iPhone where user can flick the photos in the slide show, and depending upon his flick speed the photos scrolls overs. Excellent application by iPhone we all must agree. I …

Link to new facebook design: See it building everyday

Hello Everyone, I don’t exactly remember from where I came across this link. The link shows you the latest development on new look and feel of facebook. Click the link below which will take you to the new facebook’s development page. New Facebook Design Development Link What’s new in the new design? Well Facebook was always Ajax dominated social networking site, but now it goes a step further. It adapts …

Photo Cropper API: How is it achieved?

Photo Cropper was something which was introduced or I must say became popular after various social networking sites started applying it. This allows users to choose a section from a photo which he wants to upload and show to the world around. I initially tried to investigate how Orkut do this for their users. Further I took a look at API’s provided by YUI for the same purpose. After investigating …

Gain admin access on Windows using your guest account

Hello All, Ever thought of how to get into your friend’s system and see the access denied files and folders? Or ever wanted to hack into someone’s admin account? Well here is a method which exploits yet another windows bug. Have you ever noticed that if you press your system’s SHIFT key >= 5 times continuously a pop-up Windows occurs with the name “Sticky Keys”? If it doesn’t pop up …

Fake Email from PayPal Cloned Sites

Do you enter your paypal emailid and passwords without looking at the URL in your browser? If you are kindly stop doing the same. Here is a very strong reason why I say this: 1. Today I received an email which you can very well see below. 2. It says that your pay pal account has been de-activated and kindly click to activate. When I click on the link it …

Windows Text to Speech Convertor: Try at Home

Ever wondered about one great thing in windows which can amaze you? Well here is one for you 🙂 Try to do the following steps, and you will see a perfect example of text to speech convertor: Open notepad and put the following code into it: Dim msg, sapi msg=InputBox(“Enter your text”,”Talk it”) Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”) sapi.Speak msg Save the file as “text2speech.vbs” , remember its not .txt but .vbs. Make …