Steve Jobs unveiled iPad 2 – faster, thinner, lighter, colorful …

In a surprise appearance, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new version of it hugely popular iPad tablet (he is currently in medical leave). The new tablet computer named ‘iPad 2’ will feature dual core A5 processer, two video cameras, and is 33 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter when compared to its previous version.

ipad-399-originalThe original iPad, released last year, currently enjoys a market share of more than 95% of tablet in the world. Even after one year of its release no other companies have been successful in developing a competing hardware at competing price. Even 7 inch tablets cost more than Apple’s 9.7 inch entry level Wi-Fi iPad costing $499.

Now, it has become even cheaper after the release of new model. The original iPad is told to cost $100 cheaper at $399 a piece. It looks like, Apple  has already won the price war (it’s weakest frontier).

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5 reasons music in memory card or pendrive won't work

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It made a ‘headline news’ when Music Nepal, the biggest music distributor in Nepal decided to sell music in memory card. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai inaugurated the pendrive by playing the National Anthem.

The memory card will be of capacity 1-2 GB and costs Rs. 675. Pendrive costs much more at Rs. 875. I know it includes the cost of hardware.

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Prakash Poudel – Experimentation and Innovation in music (Part 1)

prakash-poudel Do you remember singer Prakash Paudel? If not, do you remember a song “Naai Malai Tehi Keti Chahincha" – a cry rap song. Yes, Prakash Paudel is the same singer also known as Runche Gayak due to his first smash hit song “Naai Malai Tehi Keti Chahincha”. It has been 8 years since he entered the music field with his first album 3 Much, released by Moonlight Records. The debut album consisted of different experimental and comedy songs and it introduced him to the Nepali music industry as an experimental singer. The listeners have appreciated his talent and that album had done excellent business on its release.

Prakash is known for new and experimental types of songs. A whisper song “Kasailai sa bhannu la” and a lok-rap and comedy songs like “Doctor saabh vitamin lekhdinus na”. His fun filled songs are mostly popular among children and youngsters.

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Anuradha Koirala arrival – Political leaders and the government ignored the CNN Hero

The government has ignored the internationally acclaimed CNN Hero 2010 winner and social worker, Anuradha Koirala, during her arrival in Kathmandu after receiving the award. It was not only the government, none of the political parties thought of sending a representative to congratulate and welcome the Hero.

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Namrata to organize a concert to help Kumar Kancha

In a latest news, Namrata Shrestha is told to be organizing a huge concert on December 18, 2010 to raise fund for the treatment of bed-ridden singer Kumar Kancha. Well known singer, Kancha, had recently went through spinal cord surgery and

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Namrata has recently finished shooting of one of her movies “Miss U…” and another movie, “Purle Days”, is yet to commence. She has made a wise use of her free time by hosting the concert featuring the popular singers in Nepal. Currently, Namrata is searching for the sponsors of the event.
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Congratulation Anuradha Koirala – The CNN Hero of the Year 2010

We knew it! And, I feel proud to be one of the voters to make it happen! Congratulation to Anuradha Koirala and all the well-wishers and voters who helped her to make it.

American television network, CNN has announced its CNN Hero of the Year 2010, and the winner is our own Anuradha Koirala. Loved by everybody, including 12,000 women and girls rescued from being sold as sex slaves, Anuradha was named the hero today.

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She was chosen by a public poll, that ran for 8 weeks in CNN.com. As the CNN Hero, Anuradha will receive $100,000 to continue her work in Maiti Nepal. (Photo credits CNN)

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3G goes Mt. Everest

ncell-mt-everest-3G Ncell’s 3G network in the Mt. Everest area has made the top of the world easily accessible by the mobile network. The mobile station is located at 5,200 meter above the sea level. The new service is expected to help the Tourism Year 2011 in the positive way.

It has only been a month since Ncell started 3G services in Nepal. The service was established in association with TeliaSonera Mobile Networks. TeliaSonera has also setup a 3G network in a mine in Sweden some 1,400 m below the sea level.

Mobile network Mero Mobile was renamed Ncell on 12th March 2010. Ncell is the only company offering 3G network and BlackBerry mobile sets in Nepal.

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Google tests robot car (video)

A secret project at Google involves cars with technology to help them to "drive themselves."

It it’s blog post, Google says that its goal is, "to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use." The Google cars have reportedly driven more than 140,000 miles with the help of video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to cruise through the traffic.

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In the following video shows a car with Street View Car-like spoiler on the top for the navigation assistance.

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Air Hostess’s Lady Gaga dance for your safety!

dancing-air-hostess.jpgThe flight attendants on Cebu Pacific Airlines, a low-cost Philippine airlines, have given a fun twist to the safety instruction always delivered before every flights.

The dull and routine demonstration was made much more interesting when the flight attendants do the safety demonstration while dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”.

The Cebu Pacific airlines started the new method, to get the message across as an experiment. The fun filled demonstration however doesn’t replace the boring, age-old safety demonstration before the plane takes off. The dancing demonstration starts only after the plane takes off. Below the video of one of the demonstration, taken by a passenger –  Continue reading

Sudarshan Gautam – Disabled climber to drive across Canada

Have you ever heard of Sudarshan Gautam? If you haven’t, you would better be prepared to be surprised !

Sudarshan is a Nepali guy in his late twenties, planning to climb Mount Everest in 2012. But, this guy doesn’t have hands to hold the rope on those slippery slopes.

That is not all, he also drives car with his feet, does all of his everyday chores without support, and his is hot in Canadian medias these days. Sudarshan is doing fund raising for the Everest summit and other social works he want to do for Nepal.

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Sudarshan is all set to drive across Canada with his feet next year, for his fund raising effort.

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1 man, 1000 stone sculptures, gift to the motherland

Manjul Miteri is a sculptor from Morang in Eastern Nepal. He is carves stone sculptures of famous persons from all around the world. He has been carving the collection for the last five years.

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He has a plan to build 1000 of the stone sculptures each measuring 18″x15″  in 10 years and hand them over to the Nepal government as a gift.

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Forget iPad, Cheapest tablet computer to cost $35 in India

In 2011 Indian government expects to produce a touchscreen tablet costing $35.
The Linux based computer can do word processing, web browsing and video-conferencing.

It can also be made more environment friendly by installing a solar power option at an additional cost.

While unveiling the device on July 22, India’s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said, “This is our answer to MIT’s $100 computer.” Sibal hopes to get the cost down to $10 eventually.
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Will Atithi KC dethrone Cleopatra Stratan as the youngest singer in the world?

UPDATE: According to Amazon, the original Release Date of Cleopatra’s album was: August 20, 2006. That makes, Cleopatra’s age at that time was 3 years, 10 months, and 14 days. My email, asking the exact date of birth of Atithi is still unanswered. But,  if the age of Atithi is 3 years and 8 months, as told, she would surely be the youngest singer in the world.

Congratulation Atithi Gautam KC!

Atithi KC, who released a solo album of nine songs, at the age of 3 years and 8 months, has a potential to be the World’s youngest singer.

Current record holder Cleopatra Stratan had also released an album in 2006 at the age of 3. As, it is not clear on the date of the album release we can’t say if Atithi has beaten her or not.

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cleopatra Cleopatra Stratan is considered the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La vârsta de trei ani (“At the age of 3”). Born in October 6, 2002, she was also 3 years when she released her album.

She holds the record for being the youngest artist that performed live for two hours in front of a large audience, the highest paid young artist, the youngest artist to receive an MTV award and the youngest artist to score a #1 hit in a country (“Ghita” in Romanian Singles Chart).

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