How Can I Sound Techie To My Friends And Impress Them ??

Passing off these names in a conversation will make you look like you’re in on the inside information of some of the hottest products:

Zephy: The code name of the Xbox 360 Elite edition, the all-black Zephyr is an update over the Xbox 30, sporting an HDMI port and a hard disk bumper up to 120 GB.

FASN8: The quad FX platform AMD, the FASN8 (pronounced as “fascinate”) is the first AMD Silicon Next-gen 8-core platform from the company. It promises to put in eight physical cores of 2-Phenom FX processors on a single motherboard that supports Hyper Threading.

F3: Sun’s new open source product family, JavaFX, consists of JavaFX Script and JavaFX Mobile. This environment has the ability to run under any browser or Operation System that supports Java. The reason it’s so interesting is that JavaFX Script focuses on user experiences with interfaces that have rich animated media, while other scripting languages are more oriented towards building web pages.

Bearlake: Intel’s next generation chip sets, the p35 supports 65 nm process nodes, the most advanced semi-conductor fab technology. Due to this, the chip sets use lesser power and are more economical. The P35 chipsets will support DDR3 RAM, too.

Parivartan: A project by Indian Government to network towns and villages by making all vehicles function as free Wi-Fi nodes. The more the traffic, the faster the network becomes! They should try implementing this in Delhi, Bangalore And Mumbai I’m sure we’ll have the best networking system in the world in this case 😉

Now if you are wondering how to use this, the how bout something like: ” I love my Zephyr. Life will be rosy when I can browse the Net with F3 on a FASN8 or Bearlake system. Doing all that on the road sounds to good to be true. Let all of us pray that Parivartan takes off 🙂

These are some of the technical words you can use to impress your friends and sound knowledgable 😉

Communication Solution For The Deaf

The easiest way Deaf people can communicate these days is through their cell phones SMSing others. Technology is a boon if used in the right way. Now a group of scientists have developed a new software which allows anyone for two way video communication. Using this new software deaf people can interact with each other in their native or American sign language.

“A lot of people are excited about this. The point is you will be able to communicate in your native language. For deaf people that’s American Sign Language.” said Eve Riskin the Principal investigator, a University of Washington professor of electrical engineering.

According to Jessica DeWitt who is an undergraduate in psychology, (who also happens to be deaf) communication through video is much better and quicker as you don’t need to wait for the other persons response which normally is the case when you are SMS-ing and also emotions are delivered directly to the intended person than just plain text-messages. A large part of a deaf persons communication is delivered by facial expressions and video plays an important role in this.

US cellular networks still suffer from a very Low data transmission rates coupled with extremely limited processing power on mobile devices makes real-time implementation of this software a little difficult in the US. However, sign language over cellphones is already available in places such as Asia and Europe, which is possible because of the faster networks and better processing power on cell phones.

Faster networks are now coming up quick in US and soon US folks too will be able to avail this feature.

“The faster networks are not available. They also cost more. We don’t think it’s fair for someone who’s deaf to have to pay more for his or her cell phone than someone who’s hearing,” said doctoral student Anna Cavender.