Phew!! Atlast we have got a solution to long lasting data backup. A disc that is to make us keep all the memories for even our great great kids.
A new 1,000 year DVD made of high tech, diamond-hard stone promises to preserve irreplaceable digital files for the ages.
The DVD was designed by a team of talented scientists to store digital photos, movies, music, documents, and ledgers for 1,000 years or more. By the way you can get this at less than $40 dollars.
Unlike conventional recordable DVDs and CDs, the Cranberry DiamonDisc has no adhesive layers, dye layer or reflective layer to deteriorate - thereby avoiding the "data rot" that quickly corrodes all recordable DVDs. The transparent Cranberry DiamonDisc can withstand prolonged temperatures extending up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit as well as UV rays that would destroy conventional DVD disks. The Cranberry DiamonDisc is playable on most regular DVD drives today and will last as far into the future as we can imagine
Unfortunately, each disc holds just 4.7GB of information.
Of recent as I was doing my normal surfing spree, happened to check out the CNN website…yes the NEW CNN.COM. Whoever is behind this master piece of cnn.com is really a genius who knows what it takes to have a beautiful, eye catching and user friendly website.
The header of this site is a really eye opener with very attractive reddish color, a CNN logo with earth globe in the center that makes you love to read the news and not wish to leave this spectacular view. This site gets my 100% in:-
- Website organization
- Color pick and mixture.
- Nice graphics.
- User friendly.
With the new website you can easily locate what you want to read easily and faster unlike the old website which was kind of boring, poorly organized and had to much of white. However this new one!! Is state of art for web lovers?
Well looks like CNN is not the only website redesigned, MSN.COM also got a small twist in its content organization.
This type of computer usually costs hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Although some supercomputers are single computer systems, most are comprised of multiple high performance computers working in parallel as a single system. The best known supercomputers are built by Cray Supercomputers.
Another term rarely used anymore, minicomputers fall in between microcomputers (PCs) and mainframes (enterprise servers). Minicomputers are normally referred to as mid-range servers now.
3. Personal Computer PC
The personal computer (PC) defines a computer designed for general use by a single person. While a Macis a PC, most people relate the term with systems that run the Windows operating system. PCs were first known as microcomputers because they were a complete computer but built on a smaller scale than the huge systems in use by most businesses.
A PC that is not designed for portability is a desktop computer. The expectation with desktop systems are that you will set the computer up in a permanent location. Most desktops offer more power, storage and versatility for less cost than their portable brethren.
Also called notebooks, laptops are portable computers that integrate the display, keyboard, a pointing device or trackball, processor, memoryand hard drive all in a battery-operated package slightly larger than an average hardcover book.
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are tightly integrated computers that often use flash memory instead of a hard drive for storage. These computers usually do not have keyboards but rely on touchscreen technology for user input. PDAs are typically smaller than a paperback novel, very lightweight with a reasonable battery life. A slightly larger and heavier version of the PDA is the handheld computer.
The fifth type of computer is a workstation. A workstation is simply a desktop computer that has a more powerful processor, additional memory and enhanced capabilities for performing a special group of task, such as 3D Graphics or game development.
A computer that has been optimized to provide services to other computers over a network. Servers usually have powerful processors, lots of memory and large hard drives. The next type of computer can fill an entire room.
9. Wearable Computer
The latest trend in computing is wearable computers. Essentially, common computer applications (e-mail, database, multimedia, calendar/scheduler) are integrated into watches, cell phones, visors and even clothing! For more information see these articles on computer clothing, smart watches and fabric PCs.
In the early days of computing, mainframes were huge computers that could fill an entire room or even a whole floor! As the size of computers has diminished while the power has increased, the term mainframe has fallen out of use in favor of enterprise server. You'll still hear the term used, particularly in large companies to describe the huge machines processing millions of transactions every day.
Google has extended its Earth Outreach Programme, which partly helps increase the visibility of tourist and cultural sites of countries to millions of people across the globe, to Uganda.
The programme, which is largely coordinated via the internet with input from thousands of volunteers, will exploit interactive media tools like; Google Maps, Map Maker, Google Earth Pro and SketchUp, to promote the co-existence of people and wildlife to the benefit the tourism industry in Uganda.
Ms Rebecca Moore, the manager Google Earth Outreach - who launched the programme and services at in Kampala on Monday, told Daily Monitor that the interactive tools will be used by communities in Uganda to market their culture in the world. She said some of the tools enable people share pictures, routes, videos and stories about places, through the Google Earth interface.
“This makes it possible for people to observe, record, and post what’s happening in their societies and it is also a chance to tell first hand stories about themselves to the rest of the world,” she said. “Google Geo tools enable people to be virtual tourists, go to a country and see heritage sites, famous architectural monuments and learn about the place, get excited about it and decide visit.”
The body said it that it was finalising plans to introduce web addresses using non-Latin characters.
The proposalinitially approved in 2008 - would allow domain names written in Asian, Arabic or other scripts.
The body said if the final plans were approved on 30 October, it would accept the first applications by 16 November.
The first Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) could be up and running by "mid 2010" said the president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).
"Of the 1.6 billion internet users today worldwide, more than half use languages that have scripts that are not Latin-based," said Rod Beckstrom at the opening of Icann's conference in Seoul, South Korea.
"So this change is very much necessary for not only half the world's internet users today but more than half, probably, of the future users as the internet continues to spread."
Plans for IDNs were approved at a meeting in June 2008. However, testing of the system has been going on for much longer, said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the board in charge of reviewing the change.
"You have to appreciate what a fantastically complicated technical feature this is," he said.
"What we have created is a different translation system."
The changes will be applied to the net's Domain Name System. This acts like a phone book, translating easily understood domain names such as bbc.co.uk into strings of computer readable numbers known as IP addresses.
The tweaks will allow this system to recognise and translate the non-Latin characters.
"We are confident that it works because we have been testing it for a couple of years," said Mr Dengate Thrush. "We're really ready to start rolling it out."
Some countries, such as China and Thailand, have already introduced workarounds that allow computer users to enter web addresses in their own language. However, these were not internationally approved and do not necessarily work on all computers.
The meeting in South Korea will also discuss its plans to introduce generic Top Level Domains (TLDs), such as .uk or .com.
Last year, the body voted to relax rules on TLDs meaning companies could turn brands into web addresses, while individuals could use their names.
Icann, set up by the US government, was founded in 1998 to oversee the development of the net.
Last month, after years of criticism, the US government eased its control over the non-profit body.
It signed a new agreement that gave Icann autonomy for the first time. The agreement came into effect on 1 October and puts it under the scrutiny of the global "internet community".