Aug 31, 2011

Intel launches new version of its Classmate PC for kids

Intel has launched a new version of its Classmate PC, a learning laptop for kids. The new design is more flexible and durable than past Intel computers that promote electronic learning.

           Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel unveiled the design at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. With the Classmate PC, Intel designs the hardware, software and chips for the system and provides a reference design for local computer makers in a variety of countries. Those PC makers offer the low-cost machines to schools and governments.
            The Classmate PC is a clamshell (opens and closes like a clam) and can be converted into a touchscreen tablet computer. It has the Intel Atom processor and a 10.1-inch liquid crystal display; the new model has more memory and storage to run education applications.

            It has up to 8.5 hours of battery life and can connect via Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX, and has integrated global positioning system (GPS) navigation.
            “Our ethnographers have spent countless hours understanding how technology can help school age children here in the U.S. and around the world build the skills required for the future,” said Kapil Wadhera, acting general manager of Intel’s Emerging Markets Platform Group, which helped design the computer.
             The user interface is optimized for e-book applications and has a water-resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen. It can withstand being dropped from a desk and has an optional anti-microbial keyboard. In tablet mode, the “palm rejection” feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the screen.

             More than 300 vendors are supporting the system worldwide. The machine typically costs a few hundred dollars and is available around the globe as a way kids to get on the Internet in the classroom in a safe way. Intel said that more than 2 million Classmate PCs have been deployed in 60 countries since the program began in 2007.

Aug 26, 2011


Tips for success in Group discussion:

In the present scenario, since many of the companies while interviewing conduct GD for selecting the right candidate, it is really very important for the youngsters who are waiting for an oppurtunity to get into a good organization to know about GD in detail.

Group discussion:

Group discussion is a simulated exercise, where you can not put up a show, since the evaluators will see through easily. A GD is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and / or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss it among themselves for 15-20 minutes.

Tips for success in Group discussion:
·     Everyone should listen respectfully to the other (even if they disagree).
·     The person who is speaking should not be interrupted.
·     No more than one person should speak at the same time.
·     No one's ideas should be made fun of.
·     If you disagree with someone, disagree with their ideas, but don't attack the person.
·     Try to understand the others, as much as you hope they try to understand you.
·     A good level of general awareness will come in handy so that you aren't at a loss of words on certain issues.
·     Understand the topic and analyse it mentally before speaking.
·     Be clear about the purpose and content of your viewpoint.
·    One should be able to communicate his views in an effective manner to everyone. Be clear in speech, audible but not too loud and above all remain confident.
·    Remember the six C's of effective communication -- Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, Confidence, Correctness and Courtesy.
·    You should maintain eye contact with all others in the group and not focus on a particular person for he may benefit from that.
·    Be responsive to ideas from other people and seem to be very receptive and open-minded but don't allow others to change your own viewpoint.
·   Starting the discussion is considered to be good however it isn't that important; what is important is that you speak for a period long enough for you to be able to communicate your viewpoint.
·    Always maintain your calm and never get aggressive. If you haven't been able to talk then one can cut in saying "Excuse me, but what I think is .........." or something of that sort.
·    Never lose your temper and never attack anyone on a personal front. Your attitude should be one of cooperation and not one of conflict.
·     Don't lose sight of the goal of the discussion.
·     Listen to any criticisms and give them a thought before trying to defend your views.

Aug 25, 2011

iPhone 4

      Let’s assume you have one. Do you want to use it to help your study? No, it will not write your essay or exam but with many great free and non-free application able to help you out. There are tremendous amount of applications to help organize you, taking notes and using dictionaries etc.
Now everyone is talking about the new iPhone 4, time to highlight a few really useful applications for students. Many websites, tech bloggers and authors built a list about those applications.

Evernote (Free)
This free application supports text, photo and voice notes what you can synchronize to an online account as well as Mac and Pc versions of the application. In this way, you can access them everywhere. It has few nice features like Twitter integration and geo-location.

Instead of typing on your phone, this application allows you to draw them on the screen to write notes.

Wikipedia (Free)
You must have app. The mobile application provides on the go, mobile optimized access to Wikipedia articles. Obviously the Wikipedia should not be a basis of any academic research but it is a good starting point. By the way during my coursework you found it quite handy to find books from the referencing parts. (Free)
This is an invaluable application for students. Especially if your mother tongue is not English and time to time need help to find a right word for academic work.
This application also provides full access to Thesaurus, which is also extremely handy during your coursework and such. (Not to mention necessary paraphrasing.)

myHomework (Free)
    The application helps students to stay organized by creating a calendar of assignments, papers and when they are due. The app uses color codes so you will now which one is coming or late already. The simple is that but could be a big help for busy students.

Google Calendar (Free)
Probably there is no need to introduce much. Light easy to use loaded with features. To do application with many features, text reminder and so on.

Footwear Technology

Footwear, like clothes, has emerged as a significant facet of one's personality which sometimes, tells the observer things that even you might not know about yourself. Earlier, a career in footwear designing and technology was unheard of. The forte of making shoes and other footwear rested with the unorganized traditional sector. There was very little awareness and Footwear was considered a mere necessity. But the trend has changed in the past decade boding well for the industry as well as people at large.

In fact, India ranks second only to China among the footwear- producing countries. With more and more importance being given to accessories, the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is poised to grow at a whopping annual rate of 20-30% in the next couple of years. With the industry at such a high, it is but obvious that the demand for skilled professionals is bound to go up at a good pace over the years to come

Footwear Design & Development Institute popularly known as FDDI is rated among the premier design and management institutions in the world. It is widely recognized as a centre of excellence. The institute conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Retail Management, Footwear Design, Technology, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandizing, Marketing, Creative Designing & CAD/CAM and Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc. The long-term programmes are of two to three years duration. All programmes offered by the institute meet the international standards.
FDDI campuses
The institute has seven well designed campuses at Noida, Fusatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak Chhindwara & Jodhpur with lots of open space and greenery around.
FDDI’s all campuses are equipped with modern facilities and latest technology and tools to offer students top class learning environment and facilities for physical and mental growth.
Programmes Offered
UG Programmes (3 Years)
B.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
B.Sc. (Footwear Technology)
B.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)

PG Programmes (2 Years)
M.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
M.Sc. (Footwear technology)
M.Sc. (Creative Design & CAD/CAM)
M.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
M.Sc. (Visual Merchandising & Communication Design)

Short Term Programme (6 Months)
Footwear Manufacturing Technology
The Institute has an impeccable track record of 100% placement for all its pass outs in major Multinational and Indian companies. FDDI alumni include VP’s and CEO’s of some of the renowned companies. FDDI students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Kenya etc.

Contact Information
Plot No. E-1, SIPCOT Industrial Park,
Irungattukottai, Kancheepuram,
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Phone: 044-27156882-887.

Efest Level 2 Results

EFest Level 2 results are Published. 

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Aug 20, 2011

Funny Article

What happens if 1 rupee = 45 dollars! .............. ......... .... 

Scene 1

Venue: Microsoft Corporation, New York, US. Some s/w engineers are
Seeing some photographs.

s/w engg 1 : What's that?

s/w engg 2 : Bob's photographs from India .

s/w engg 1 : Wow. Let me see. Which is this place?

s/w engg 3 : (Sees the photo) This is ITPL, Bangalore.
s/w engg 1 : Fundoo yaar! And what is this? He got Bajaj Pulsar also.

s/w engg 2 : Let me see (sees). This guy enjoyng life maan...

s/w engg 3 : You know how much an Bajaj Pulsar costs?

Nearly 60K.....

Say it in dollars... (60000*45 = 27,00,000 dollars)

s/w engg 2: Oops. We can't dream of such a thing here.

s/w engg 1 : Let's go to India & try for a job.

[Everybody excited.] 


Efest Level2

                  Only Two days more to attend the Efest Level2

Aug 9, 2011