Monday, June 28, 2010
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
Its a gift on 'Father's Day ' for my Abu Ji.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Last night I was constructing an architectural model out of foam core. As I was procrastinating, I searched online for inspirational models. To my delight, I discovered Scott Weaver and his toothpick model of San Francisco. He started building the toothpick structure at age 17 and 3000 hours and over 30 years later he finished his brilliant creation.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Nokia has launched new cell phones for developing countries. Check out the Bicycle Charger Kit which costs about Rs. 1500. The Bicycle Charger Kit consists of a little bottle dynamo that is attached to the wheel of the bicycle to power up the phone by movement of the pedals. Now go get that old bicycle out and get it ready before this charger becomes available in Pakistan!
Here’s what Fast Company had to say about this launch.
It’s a wonder that no other phone manufacturer has thought of this before.
Maybe that’s because Nokia is the dumbphone ruler of the world. While other companies push ahead in the smartphone market, Nokia is concentrating on keeping less wealthy nations connected. And in parts of the world where access to electricity is limited, or unavailable, this Nokia kit is golden.
Can you see the charging stations in villages miles out in the African bush, staffed by a bunch of kids on stationary bikes, cycling away to charge people’s cellphones?
The Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit starts to work when you’re pedaling at just under 4mph and clicks off at 31mph. Hit 7.5mph and your bike will be charging your cell as quickly as a traditional charger would. Ten minutes at 6mph will give you 28 minutes talk time or 37 hours of standby time– if, that is, your phone is one of Nokia’s new models, which have a standby time of up to six weeks.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology has launched a new initiative to support mobile innovation in Pakistan. Called Best Mobile Innovation in Pakistan (BMIP) Contest 2010 is open for any “Made in Pakistan” innovation related to the mobile industry and technologies. As the official press release says:
It can be new technology, concept, product or business model; related to networks, devices, connectivity, software, hardware, content, applications, usage, mobile marketing, mobile payments, education or social issues.
Each winner will receive cash prize of $10,000. Furthermore, the awarded innovations are taken further into an establishment process creating new company around the innovations, creating new telecommunication or information technology companies in Pakistan.
This year we have seen a number of other activities which encourage mobile application development and mobile innovation. See Jehan Ara’s post here, my report from Mobile 2.0 expert conference and Nokia’s award announcement.
Details and judges are announced here on the FAQ page of BMIP website.
Kudos to COMSATS for starting the initiative and for encouraging our students and youth to think creatively.
Wille Eerola, CEO of RIDDES CORPORATION, the Founder of BMIP Award said:
We have plenty of Pakistani and international professional people joining us to this process supporting young Pakistanis to show the world what they can do. We all know that this country has so many innovative people so we would just invite everyone in Pakistan to join BMIP; this is done for the Future of Pakistan, to see the New Rise of Entrepreneurship in Pakistan.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Identity Theft and Password Security – Infographics
Originally published at Knowliz by Anurag Bansal.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Technology - Design - Research - Innovation - Components"