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The Top 5 Internet Destinations in 2011

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment

There was a tough fight between internet search giant Google and the social networking giant Facebook to be at the top internet destinations. According to the research done by market researcher Nielsen, here are the lists of top 5  internent destinations of 2011:

1- Top 5 Web Brands

Microsoft and Apple take 6th and 9th positions respectively

2- Top 5 Social Networks and Blogs

LinkedIn and Google+ get 6th and 8th positions respectively

3- Top 5 Destinations for Video

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PHP Editor Support for .module and .inc Files in Eclipse

July 1, 2011 1 comment

I have been using eclise from and found very helpful editor to write the PHP programs. It provides in-buit support for developing PHP programs. While working on a Drupal project, I encounterd that Drupal uses PHP code (specially in modules) written in files having .module and .inc extensions. Ecplise doesn’t provide the built-in support for these extensions. So, when you open these files, the will appear as simple text files with no PHP editor support.

I did some R&D and found one solution for this problem. We can add the content types in eclise to solve this problem. Here are the steps:

Step -1: Go to Window -> Preferences

Step -2: Click on General -> Content Types. Select “PHP Content Type”, then click “Add” button. Write “*.module” or “*.inc” in Content Type text box in new window and then click “OK” button.

Step -3: Click on Editors -> File Associatons. Click on first “Add” button and type “*.module” or “*.inc” in File Type text box in new window and then click OK

Step -> 4: Then click “OK” button to close the Preferences window and restart eclipse.

Now when you will open any .module or .inc files, the editor will have PHP support.

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Pranav Mistry: Master of SixthSense Technology

November 19, 2009 1 comment
Pranav Mistry demoed some sixth sense technology enabled tools TEDIndia. He showed that how a physical device can interact with the world of data and information. The interesting part is that he started working on his concept tools from using the motion sensors of an ordinary computer mouse.
With the full development and the implementation of his concept devices one can:
* watch the news as TV news printed on news paper,
* find more details of any physical object just by taking them in one’s hands,
* take pictures just by making frames using one’s fingers,
* pick any picture or block of data like a physical object and drop them on your computer screen or any other paper to modify them and a lot more.
Microsoft’s “Surface” is also based on multi-touch and gesture recognition, but has some limitations. The concept tools presented by Pranav are really  awesome and brilliant. The constructive use of this technology will bring a revolution in the future world.
I think the best use of this technology to help the physically challenged people. Just imagine how helpful it would be if we can make:
* Sixth sense enabled paper helping the deaf to display what others say,
* Sixth sense enabled earphones which tell a blind about an object name, type, size and distance,
* A speaking device which plays the dialogs which a dumb want to say and a lot more.
I really appreciate Pranav to come up with this brilliant idea.
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