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Tech Thursday, 14.0: Your weekly Tech Update

Are you relatively naïve to Technology and Business? Want to get a mid-week Tech update? MyBangalore offers ‘Tech Thursday’ every Thursday which covers recent happenings in Technology and Business sectors that matters for Bangaloreans.

Google Sidewiki
Here is the latest stuff from Google. The Google Sidewiki, which can be installed as a part of Google Toolbar helps users to add Meta information to every website they visit. Users activate the service by clicking on a button and a sidebar appears to the left of whatever website is being viewed. The user can then leave a comment on the entire page or a selected piece of text, and share the URL via email, Twitter or Facebook.

Check out latest interesting service from: http://www.google.com/sidewiki

Text to speech convertor tool from IISc
The medical intelligence and language engineering team from city’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched the tool ‘mile’, which would offer text to speech conversion functionality. With its current support for Tamil and Kannada, this tool would generate voice version of the entered text. The voice quality is looks reasonable with very simple and easy user interface.

Try out the tool from: http://mile.ee.iisc.ernet.in:8080/tts_demo/

ISRO’s Oceansat-2

Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C14), carrying India's ocean monitoring satellite Oceansat-2 was successfully launched from Sriharikota today. The launch is ISRO's first major satellite launch since Chandrayaan and the Oceansat-2 is ISRO's second in the series of Indian Remote Sensing satellites dedicated to ocean research. The satellite will provide continuity to the applications of Oceansat-1, which was launched in 1999.

Microsoft Zune is here

Microsoft’s much awaited music player Zune is released to the market now. This new player has 3.3” touch-screen along with, HD radio, HD video out and Wi-Fi. Zune HD is available at $220 for 16GB black and $290 for 32GB platinum model. Currently this gizmo is only targeted for US markets mainly to combat the competition from its arch rival iPod.

Have a look at: http://social.zune.net/

Tweet for blood
Here is another example for why Twitter is making wave everywhere. Using tweet 4 blood you can tweet your blood requests to followers @tweet4blood who are donors. Tweets are also categorized city wise for easy finding. Very simple service, having a noble cause behind it.

Check out the link: http://tweet4blood.com/
Tags: ISRO, Google sidewiki, oceansat.2, Zune, tweet for blood

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