10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand theft auto vice city

Grand theft Auto series has a great fan base with cult following and being one among them, it is time to cherish the 10th anniversary of GTA vice city which was released on October 29, 2002 which pushed the open world game series deeper into popular culture with a vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary Rockstar Games to release a series of commemorative assets including never-before-seen artwork and a brand new anniversary trailer highlighting some of the most iconic scenes and music from the game.  In addition, a limited run of collectable promotional items will be available for purchase through the Rockstar Warehouse, with select items also available via online giveaways.

Not the end guys get ready to play Vice city in Mobile. Rockstar games also to release the Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for select iOS and Android devices later this fall.

Get Your Google back – Google urges Windows 8 users

get your google back

Windows 8 just started shipping and there will be a dramatic switch to the latest OS and now look who wants you back. Google went on to release a new funny video “Get your Google back” as Microsoft has made the Internet Explorer and Bing has default.

This hilarious video explains downloading and installing the new Google search app for windows 8 which includes voice search and its chrome browser, and then the video says “Google is back”.  Google also opened a site getyourgoogleback.com that explains to get all the Google apps back.

Watch the video below

Blogger Hires a Girl to slap him, when he is on Facebook

blogger slap

Sanfransico based blogger Maneesh Sethi used Craigslist to hire a girl (Kara) to slap him when he waste time using sites like facebook, Reddit  etc.,. The blogger went on to write his experience in his blog hack the system where he says he used the app called Rescue Time to track the productivity which jumbed to 98% from 38% during the slap experiment.

Blogger says that “Honestly, the fear of the slap wasn’t the productivity driver. That just made it fun. The real reason why Kara made me more productive is because she added a social element to writing. When I was drafting the outline, I asked for her feedback. When I couldn’t think of the right way to phrase a sentence, she was there to help. Instead of it being a chore, Kara made it fun to write.”

The full Craigslist ad reads:

Title:(domestic gigs) Slap me if I get off task…

I’m looking for someone who can work next to me at a defined location (my house or a mission cafe) and will make sure to watch what is happening on my screen. When I am wasting time, you’ll have to yell at me or if need be, slap me.

You can do your own work at the same time. Looking for help asap, in mission, near 16th mission BART.

Compensation: $8 / hour, and you can do your own work from your computer at the same time.

It is a hilarious way to keep you on track and check out the video below

Milkyway captured at 9 gigapixel

Milky way captured at 9 Gigapixel
Image credit: ESO/José Francisco

The ESO (European Southern Observatory) has released the 9 gigapixel photo of Milky Way galaxy. The photo was was obtained with the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This huge picture is 108 500 by 81 500 pixels and contains nearly nine billion pixels. It was created by combining thousands of individual images from VISTA, taken through three different infrared filters, into a single monumental mosaic.

And curious to see the image in its original format, wait a bit it is 24.6GB and you can download at http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/original/eso1242a.psb

Google map gets an update with natural geography

Google has updated the map which shows terrain, color gradations to depict vegetation, and labels for natural land formations. This new improvement gives a better representation of the entire world with more comprehensive and some visual improvements to the basemap that allows you to quickly and easily see where the great forests, deserts, and mountain ranges around the world begin and end.

Here is the Southern Asia appeared before terrain and vegetation information was added

And the new updated map which clearly shows the vegetation.

Google Map with natural geography

In addition to terrain and vegetation information, labels for large natural features are also added to the Google Maps.

HP Expands Snapfish service to Mobile – "Prints on the Go"


HP has expanded its Snapfish, photo printing service to mobile. A new feature “print on the go” users to order prints directly from their iPhone and pick up their order at select retail locations. log in to your Snapfish account or create a new one, place their print order and pay upon pickup at retail locations including Walmart and Walgreens.

The new app detects the nearest participating retail locations where users can pick up their 4-inch x 6-inch or 5-inch x 7-inch prints on the same day. The upgraded Snapfish iPhone app also makes it easier to browse and organize photos within an account. You can download the new app from Apple App store.

Google Play Seller Support in India

Android seller support

Ever Increasing Android devices in India which have jumped more than 400% activation, bringing millions of new users to Google Play and driving huge increases in app downloads. In last six months Android users in India downloaded more apps than in the previous three years combined, and India has rocketed to become the fourth-largest market worldwide for app downloads. To capitalize on this tremendous growth, Google has launched seller support in India.

Android developers in India can start using the support by signing in to developers console and setting up Google merchant account. And also Google adds buyer’s currency support for India.

Google improves knowledge graph with “People also search for” feature

google knowledge graph

Google added an Interesting feature which displays the related search items that people searched for. You will be noticing the “People also search for” feature appearing in the right side of the search page. The new feature is part of the knowledge graph project which gives the relationship between the search phrase is connected with the other subject of your search.

Knowledge graph project has been launched earlier this year which has information pulled from Wikipedia and Freebase project. Google started to show major co-starring roles between actors, movies, and TV shows as well as highlighting family connections amongst famous people in the Knowledge Graph.

For example when you search for “Life is beautiful” the right bottom of the search page shows the other related connection with the search. This interesting feature will increase the conversation rate of the Google and captures the people to stay long.

Windows 8 Arrives

windows 8

Microsoft announces the global availability of Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26 you will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a new user interface and a new range of applications. Windows 8 will be available in two primary versions Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro as well as Windows 8 Enterprise for large organizations. Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps, content and also new Internet Explorer 10.

“We have reimagined Windows and the result is a stunning lineup of new PCs,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love.”

Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/buy Oct26 2012.  You can also upgrade your exisiting Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 PCs  to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of US$39.99.

India’s very own women’s social shopping platform

limeroad.com, social shopping, women shopping

Limeroad.com – Claiming to be the India’s first shopping platform for women was launched today. Limeroad.com allows you to buy shop-by-city, shop-by-brand, or shop-by-flagship store, where you can browse and connect with shops, brands and retailers of your choice.

Commenting on the launch of LimeRoad.com, Founder & CEO, Suchi Mukherjee said, "We are on a journey to build the most extensive and engaging lifestyle platform ever. Our sole objective is to make the shopping experience on LimeRoad so delightful, that we become the online destination for women to find gorgeous yet affordable products.

Limeroad.com is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India. The co founder Suchi Mukherjee had earlier worked with ebay, Skype and Gumtree.

Limeroad.com has a good interactive design which might appeal to women at large with magazine style navigation and scrapbook which allows you to organize and share.

Another reason to shop… Happy Shopping gals !!!