Sunday, September 25, 2011

How to get the new Facebook 'Timeline' now

Can't wait for Facebook to roll out "Timeline," the magazine-style makeover of profiles?

You too can be an early adopter. Just pretend you are a developer.

But warns TechCrunch's Greg Kumparak: The reason that Facebook has not yet turned on "Timeline" for all of its users is that it's not quite ready for prime time. So expect some bugs. Also, your friends won't be able to see the new design. And if you sign into your Facebook account from a different computer, your profile may go back to the old design.

1. Go to the Facebook developers page.

2. Click on the "Apps" button and give the app permission to access your information.

3. You will now find yourself on a page that gives you the option to "create new app." Click on that button.

4. Here you will enter an "app display name" and an "app namesake."

5. Read the "platform privacy policy" and check the box to agree to it. Click continue.

6. Click the "open graph" button on the left side.

7. Type in an action such as "watch" and "TV show" and click "get started."

8. Keep saving changes until you are done.

9. Wait a few minutes and then head to the Facebook home page. You will see a message to enable "Timeline."

Saturday, September 24, 2011

360 Degree Pictures

the links below give you a glimpse of how the technology is evolving. by joining multiple pictures together one can create a full 3d image of the place.

Cool Magic Trick

click on the link below and try the magic trick.. lets see if it does work for you..

Do comment about it.
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Pakistani scholar nominated for “World Technology Network” award

KARACHI: Pakistani scholar Dr. Athar Osama has been nominated for the prestigious World Technology Network (WTN) award and has also been elected as a fellow of the WTN.

In a press briefing released on September 5, WTN recognised as an agent of change founded by Dr. Athar Osama and has been named as a finalist for the Science and Innovation Media Journalism category.

The WTN will host this award at the World Technology Summit in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and MIT’s Technology Review.

The WTN awards are widely seen as “Oscars of Science and Technology.” The Previous WTN award winners include Al Gore (US former Vice President), Mohammad Yunus (founder of Grameen Bank), Mark Zuckurberg (Facebook founder), Larry Page (Google) and Tim Berners – Lee (Inventor of Internet), however, no Pakistani has won this award as yet.

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Intel CTO Talks Up Many-Core Future

During the recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel CTO Justin Rattner discussed the swift drive toward many-core computing, noting that this is an important development for HPC as well as many other realms.

Among the demonstrations and previews of the “many-core age” to come, Intel’s CTO touched on the future of extreme scale computing. This topic gave the company a perfect opportunity to discuss their ten-year goal to create a 300-fold improvement in energy efficiency, moving power consumption down the scale to 20 picojoules per FLOP at the system level.

Intel’s Shekhar Borkar who works with DARPA’s UHPC project said that “today’s 100 gigaFLOPs computer uses 200 watts. By 2019, it should use about 2 watts, due to reductions in power required not only by the cores, but by the whole system, including memory and storage.”

IDF also provided Intel a window to discuss a concept chip, nicknamed Clarmont, which they say can operate at near threshold voltage and can scale from full performance to low power on less than ten milliwatts of power.

Rattner stressed that these and related developments at Intel wouldn’t be restricted to HPC—he pointed to a number of applications that showed 30 or more times performance improvements as the core count lifted to 64.

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