Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Experimental Search views from Google

Google is always experimenting with new features aimed at improving the search experience. Take one for a spin and let us know what you think.

See results on a timeline, map, or in context of other information types. With these views, Google's technology extracts key dates, locations, measurements, and more from select search results so you can view the information in a different dimension. Timeline and map views work best for searches related to people, companies, events and places. Info view shows all the data found for each result, to help you select the best choice.

Try different keywords to improve your search results. As you type your search, Google's technology provides alternative suggestions to your queries in real time. This feature is also available on Google Labs as Google Suggest.

Visit google experimentas search for more details.

Adobe Air (formerly code-named Apollo)

Adobe AirWith the note of the divide between browser-based and desktop applications is quickly disappearing, Adobe has released its new Adobe Integrated Runtime ( Previously known as Apollo).

Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that allows developer's existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.

While Expertise and geeks experimenting on AIR, Adobe has given an article on "Must see Air Sample". Comparing the three applications that support open-source scripting languages, (Silverlight, JavaFX and AIR) developers now have more options left for thier choice. The best of the lot will be know soon.

Also Check
1. http://www.adobe.com/products/air
2. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/articles/air_sample_apps.html
3. http://labs.adobe.com/showcase/air/

Monday, January 28, 2008

Turbomilk- Providing true stories of Creating ICONS

Icon design _TurboMilk
Turbomilk is a Russian company that does visual interface design. Thier recent redesigned website brings the real essence out to visitors. Well, we get inspired to Icons by their colors, 3d effect, details etc more than that you would recreate icons same as that. Visiting turbo milk will give you a great insight about the art of Icon Design.

The case studies pages has sketches that inspires you to create ideas for Icons. Thier latest autokadabra case study is a delight to watch. They have more case studies in their Casestudy section. Apart from this there are some really valuable tips and tricks for icon design. So get inspired with highly creative and sensible Icons from Turbomilk!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

XHTML Character Entity Reference

XHTML Character Entity ReferenceThis is a useful and interesting reference tool developed by Jim Rutherford. Jim is a User Exerience engineer with domain expertise in HTML, XHTML, CSS and XML technology.

Now for the reference tool, it contains 252 entities in HTML 4 and XHML 1.0. Check Digital Media Minute for more.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

USB Battery Charger

USB Battery Chargerimage source: crazyaboutgadgets.com

The USB Battery Charger is a must have device which lets you charge your batteries off your PC or Laptop's USB port. A very compact charger and accomodates 4 X AA and AAA Ni-Cd batteries. The charger comes along with a 40cm USB cable, DC input DC5v/500mA and LED lights to indicate the charging status. Retails for about $16.06.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Camcorder goes Blue-ray

Blu-ray Disc Camcordersimage source: hitachi.us

Hitachi launch the DZ-BD9H camcorder which writes on Blue-ray discs. Its not just one product but two of them and one of them is a Hybrid which stores on a built in 30GB HDD and Blue0ray as well and the other without the HDD. The camcorder supports full HD at 1920x1080 quality video with a 5.3MP CMOS image sensor.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

WYMstyle: a CSS framework

WYMstyle: a CSS frameworkWYM is a set of modular CSS files, that can be used for quick and fast designing of web sites. Also alternatively it aims to supress the tedious compatibility testing across browsers for each created website, by providing CSS modules which are reliable and well-tested.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Harmony 800 from Logitech

Harmony® 880 Advanced Universal Remoteimage source: Logitech

A new product from Logitech and its a sleek universal remote, the Harmony 800. The remote has a touch sensitive screen with backlit controls and supports one touch control and has the ability to control over 15 devices once the remote is programmed. The remote charges itself on a charging station.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

jQuery UI


jQuery UI is a set of jQuery Javascript Library such as different mouse interactions, namely Drag and Drop, Sorting, Selecting, and Eesizing, that you can use to build highly interactive web applications. On top of the core interactions there are number of reusable widgets such as Accordions, Date Pickers, Dialogs, Sliders, Table Sorters, and Tabs.

Also check: Killerstartups

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


ZCubes is a unique web application which lets one to handle and execute most of the common tasks we come across on a daily or routine basis. To name a few features are Calculate, Document(edit, create, edit), Paint, Publish, Network and many more. The ZCubes website has more to talk about, please visit their website for more insight.