Tuesday, June 26, 2012

IIT-Kanpur and Indian Railways Launch Real-Time Train Tracking On SMS

 IIT Kanpur and the Indian Railways have developed a real-time train information service, where a person can know the exact location of a train by sending an sms to a number.  According to railway ministry officials, the user has to type the train number and sms it to 09415139139 or 09664139139 to get the information.User has to just type train number and send to mentioned number.for eg. for train number 12302 user have just type 12302 in message and send to 09415139139 or 09664139139
Most intresting part of this service is that user need not to remember all those typical CODE for SMS and they have to just pay normal SMS charge which they pay normally for 10 digit numbers,They need not pay premium SMS charge.
As of now  this service is available for 36 pairs of trains  like Duronto, Rajdhani and Shatabdi. In next 18 months, rest of  trains are expected to be covered by the service. The Railways have earmarked Rs121 crore for the project, and plans to install a Rs 50,000 signal receiver on each train that will transmit its location.
The Railways have obtained clearance from India Space Research operation(ISRO) to operate the pilot system through satellite, and have asked permission for using satellite for other trains as well. CRIS, the technology arm of Railways, will sign an MoU with IIT-Kanpur shortly to execute the project.
According to Railways  that the trial run for the pilot project is complete and by the end of 2013, hopefully all mail and express trains will be covered by next 18 month.
Track Trains elsewhere
Apart from tracking train location on mobile via SMS, Indian Railways also launched a train tracking system on the web — Trainenquiry.com in partnership with RailYatri.in. Apart from that, in March 2010, Indian Railways had announced a similar project called Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN), which aimed at providing real-time train tracking through GPS and mobile (GSM) technologies. This project was built in collaboration by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow and IIT Kanpur. The project was made available to public on trial basis in October 2011 on select trains. Users could track train location either via their web portal http://www.simran.in or SMS.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Indian Railways Inquiry made Simpler with mobile.Dial *139#

Indian Railways has came with every attractive idea of Inquiry system based on USSD on mobile.Now user need not to remember all the SMS keywords for various queries like PNR, seat availability ,fare, arrival departure, spotting a train location etc.But this service is currently available with limited Mobile operator like Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone. I have tested on Airtel this is not avlabile right now may be they might extend there service but don't worry here is few keyword SMS format that you can use to send SMS to 139 to get information if your operator doesn't support *139#(USSD mehtod).

1.Ticket status Enquiry:

eg: PNR 4341568666

2. Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

eg: AD 12012 011

3.  Accommodation availability:

eg: SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

4. Fare enquiry

SMS “FARE< DOJ**ddmmyy>***
eg: FARE 12561 230712 0542 0571 SL G

5. Time table:

eg: TIME 12561

6. Spot/ Locate train:

eg: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561


Finally Internet Explorer 10 with DNT(Do not track) feature in Windows 8

Finally Microsoft has entered into two digit version of Internet Explorer.It has entered with into two digit version like other browser like Firefox,Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 10 is now out for Release Preview with Windows 8 on May 31,2012. One of prominent feature of IE 10 is default enabled DNT(Do not Track) feature that means your activity,location,personal data will not be sent to web server for any ads related advisement etc
Microsoft explains in Windows 8, IE10 sends a “Do Not Track” signal to Web sites by default. Consumers can change this default setting if they choose. This decision reflects our commitment to providing Windows customers an experience that is “private by default” in an era when so much user data is collected online. IE10 is the first browser to send a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal by default.” With this signal, users of IE10 will be protected from websites that typically collect personal information throughout your use of the Internet to create personalized recommendations, shopping experiences, and even advertisements.
Not only has Microsoft declared that they are “broadening our commitment to providing consumers a great experience in Windows” with a web browser that protects consumers more than others.

Microsoft will be preventing Google from generating as much ad revenue from IE10 users, as Google can not personalize ads with behavioral targeting for these users, which is key in coercing users to click on the ads. 
With IE10, Microsoft is intending to both be creating a better browser than Google Chrome, and trying to squash Google’s entire business model by turning on “Do Not Track” by default. "DNT("Do not track feature") will be can't feature of Google because this will override the Google Account 
Can Microsoft really stop Google Revenue by implementing DNT(Do not Track ) feature in its new browser in Win 8 as default configuration.Will this help Microsoft to reduce Google Absence Revenue 


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Windows 8 for just Rs. 699

If you buy a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you may purchase a download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price that varies by region.
Eligible PCs are new PCs purchased during the promotion period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
Windows 7 Home Basic;
Windows 7 Home Premium;
Windows 7 Professional; or
Windows 7 Ultimate
Note: Windows 7 Starter Edition is not eligible for this offer.
This upgrade offer allows you to purchase a downloadable version of Windows 8 Pro using the Windows Upgrade Assistant.
For more information on taking advantage of the Windows Upgrade Offer, visit http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.


Convert your old HD Television to amazing 3D TV

This 3D Converter promises to convert your existing television programs into full 3D, using some clever tech trickery and blue/amber glasses. You plug one end of the small unit into your television using HDMI and the other end into your satellite receiver or cable box if you have them. Switch on and select the type and strength of 3D effect you want and  tune to a standard program.
This device come with remote control and  two sets of glasses
This device comes for $69. According to feedback from tester it shows  3D interpolation to the on-screen TV but some times color fades.Overall it gives 3D experience in cheap cost and helps to upgrade your HD television