SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY: History in Nepal

Software Freedom Day, one of the largest festival for all Free and open source techno lover, Some nepalease say this is a dashian festival for nepali  open source lovers and supporters. FOSS Nepal celebrate the day with several events like FOSS ka Kura, documentary show, distro demo, Chautari and many more in Nepal. Today I got the chance to know lot about it.

 Actually SFD is started from 2004 in world, that time it was done in second week of September.

 After one year i.e.in2005, FOSS Nepal started to celebrate SFD in Nepal. It was done in yala maya Kendra Lalitpur in support of MPP. There were around 200-500 participants.

Second time in 2006, other colleges were also involved in SFD.

Third time in 2007, there were lot of events including Documentary Show, Distro Demo, FOSSials and many more. Some candle lightening and marching also had done from Tinkune to maitighar. It was most spectacular event; there were different team distributions from Event management team, FOSSials team, website team and some other.

Most interesting, FOSS Nepal Community won Best Event Award for organizing SFD. Here is a wiki for more details http://wiki.fossnepal.org/index.php?title=Software_Freedom_Day_2007

 

Fourth Time in 2008, FOSS Nepal continue SFD and more better event than previous one, FOSS Nepal Community again won Best Event Award

Here is wiki for details:

http://wiki.fossnepal.org/index.php?title=Software_Freedom_Day_2008

 

Fifth Time in 2009,There was a excessive support from every sector including Government body, Private Sector and other public Organization to make this event prodigious. FOSS Nepal  Community had done hattrick that time for wining that award.

Here is a wiki for more details

http://wiki.fossnepal.org/index.php?title=Software_Freedom_Day_2009

 

Sixth Time in 2010, SFD was distributed in other college and other districts. Some college included NCIT, KU, Gandaki College were organized in their own level and own domain.

Seventh Time same as Sixth one

In this way FOSS Nepal celebrated 7 SFD years, every time it has been gone more better and more matured way, every time more FOSS chapters are organizing this event even very nicely,  I heard CAN Kavre is also going for celebrating this day and OSAC(Open Source Ascol Circle) too is also going to organize this event for first time.

Although there is going number of parallel events but there arises a high demand of central or centralized Software Freedom Day from all the Open Source Enthusiastic.

महाबिर पुन संगको पहिलो भेट: Talk Talk

अघिल्लो दिन, सौरभ ढकाल, मैले सामाजिक सञ्जालमा संगत गर्ने एक परिचित नाम, बाट मैले एउटा संदेश पाए, संदेश पढे, Talk-Talk मा invite गरिएको थियो, मैले जान्छु भन्नेसोंचेर मेरो मोबाइलमा remainder राखे, तर त्योभन्दा पहिले मैले Talk-Talk को नाम सुनेको भने थिएन | तर जनखोज्नुको कारण थियो, एक व्यक्तित्व जुन उक्त कार्यक्रमका आगन्तुक वक्ता थिए, जसलाई नजिकबाट चिन्ने मेरो पुरानो धोको थियो, डा. महाबिर पुन |
अर्को दिन, कार्यक्रम नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डमा, साझ ४ बजे राखिएको थियो, म र हेमपाल दाई, ४ बजेर ५ मिनेटमा कार्यक्रम स्थलमा पुग्यौँ, सुनसान थियो बाहिर, लौ यहाँ पनि त नेपाली समय होलानी भन्दै भित्र छिर्यो, अचम्म कार्यक्रम सुरु भैसकेको रहेछ, मलाई लाज लग्यो | महाबिर दाई, बिहान पोखराबाट काठमाडौँ आएर, सिंहदरबारको कार्यक्रम सकेर यहाँ सम्म आइपुग्दा यहि कार्यक्रमलाई भनेर सलाइड तयार गर्न नसकेको भन्दै पुरानै सलाइड प्रस्तुत गर्ने तरखरमा लाग्नु भयो | दाईको प्रस्तुती Our Community Driven Development Project and Use of Wireless Network थियो |
“It is better to be crazy than to die”, भन्ने भनाइबाट सलाइड यात्रा सुरुगर्नु भयो | गाऊहरु बिच Local Communication system बनाउन बिना आर्थिक सहयोग र बिना expertize ज्ञान, २००१ सालमा Wireless Networking Project दाईले सुरुगर्नु भएछ | र १२ वर्षपछी, आज नेपालमा १५ जिल्लाको १६० गाउँमा यो Project पुगेको रहेछ | बिशेष, Tele-education र Tele-health बाट ग्रामिण स्तरका मानिसलाई सहयोग पुर्येउने हेतुले सुरुवात भएको यो Project को ultimate goal चाई ग्रामीणस्तरमा technology परिचित गराउनु रहेछ |
वास्तवमा, मेरो बुझाई, मेरो चिनाई महाबिर दाईप्रति अत्यन्तै अपुग रहेछ, दाईको संग्लनता, योगदान मैले थाहापाएको दायरा भन्दा धेरै ठुलो रहेछ, ग्रामिण आत्मनिर्भरताका निम्ति होस वा बातावरण बचाऊ वा पर्यटकीय सम्भावनाकार्यक्रममा वहाको भूमिका सबैमा रहेछ| नेपालमा पर्यटकीय सम्भावना अझ बडा बढाउन, नया गन्तब्य, नया रुट बनाउन वहाको मार्ग असाध्यै राम्रो रहेछ | नेपालमा पर्यटकको सुरक्षालाई लिएर Trekkers Trekking System को प्रस्ताब पनि अतुल्यनै छ |
नेपालीहरु जबसम्म innovative ideas हरु, लिएर आफ्नो ठाउको विकासमा लाग्दैनन तब सम्म परिवर्तनको आवस्यकता टर्दैन भन्ने तर्क राख्ने महाबिरदाई, यो देशमा अत्यावस्यकको रुपमा Innovation Center देख्नुभाको छ, जसले गर्दा नया innovative knowledge लाई document गर्दै, त्यस्तो knowledge लाई promote गर्ने अनि संरक्षण गर्न मद्धतगर्छ | तर त्यस्तो Innovation Center कुनै सरकारी अथवा बाह्रय सहयोग र अनुदानको रुपमा नभई, आफ्नै अन्तरिक मेहनतको आधारमा चल्नुपर्ने विचार वहाको छ| उदारणका लागि, Innovation Center को निम्ति, दाईले 10 mw सम्मको Hydropower बनाउन सकिन्छ, जसको निर्माणका निम्ति soft loan तथा अन्य loan बाट लिन सकिने कुरा जिकिर गर्नुभयो | अहिले Thamel मा एउटा Restaurant खोल्न लाग्नु भाकोछ, जसको उध्यश्य Innovation Center को लागि नै टेवा पुर्याउनु हो |
अन्तत, “The one small step for man, one gaint leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong को भनाइ उद्घृत गर्दै, करिब १ घण्टाको कुराकानीलाई बिट लगाउनु भयो | साच्चै वहाका हरेक कुरा, हरेक काम, आजका युवाका लागि प्रभावकारी छन्, र प्रेरणाक छन्, केहि गर्न मन छ, गरिहाल, अरुलाई सोधेर वा अरुका कुरा सुनेर समय बर्बाद नगर भन्ने वहाको सुझाब मलाई चित्त बुझेकोछ | आशा छ, महाबिर दाईले भनेका र गरेका सबै कुरा गर्न नसकेनी केहि कुरा चाई साचैं पुरा गर्नेछु |

Android Workshop: From Hello World to the market

Google Developers Group Kathmandu(GDG-KTM), Mobile Social Networking and Open Source Klub(NOSK) are jointly organizing workshop called “Android Workshop” in this coming Saturday, 25th August 2012. To address the most demandable technology android, these social organizations are moving all together. The workshop will guide android enthusiast and beginners to move one step up and ahead in the field. The theme of this program is very simple “From Hello World to the Market” but it is very interesting. It tries to cover two perspectives, one this will be very initial kick out for the beginner, who wanna start to develop in android platform and next for the others who want to know how to promote your product in local and global market. This workshop is designed for a half day. Here is a detail of content of workshop. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvj6l8j2qk8urs7v0sr7a07ala0/104003514155874791868

  • Introduction to android development : Presentation (30 Minutes)
  •  Training Session – sdk setup, android history, using eclipse ADK (1 & 1/2 hour)
    Ref: http://mobilenepal.net/events/android-training-beginners
  •  Local developer’s perspective in Android Development (30 minutes)
    – how to publish apps, easiest way to pay play store fee, play store analytics for apps, how to handle user feedback, developers perspective in app development
  •  Local enterprise experience in Android Development (30 minutes)
    – reaching users, marketing apps, how to solve local problems with mobile apps, enterprise experience

Detail Schedule of whole Program:

  • 12:50 – 13:00 – Registration
  • 13:00 – 13:30 – Introduction to android development : Presentation
  • 13:30 – 15:30 – Training Session – sdk setup, android history, using
    eclipse ADK
  • 15:30 – 16:00 – Refreshment
  • 16:00 – 16:30 – Local developer’s perspective in Android Development -how to publish apps, easiest way to pay play store fee, play storeanalytics for apps, how to handle user feedback, developersperspective in app development
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Local enterprise experience in Android Development –
    reaching users, marketing apps, how to solve local problems with
    mobile apps, enterprise experience

Each session will follow query (10-20 minutes) where participants will be able to ask questions to the presenters.

The workshop is designed for only 40 participants, Each participants should fill this form https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGx6ZVJraGpublBNTE83cndHX2EwVmc6MQ. so only selected participants can take part in it. To participate in this workshop the participants should have:

  • Laptop necessary with Android SDK already setup
  • Fill up the form and must get conformation email from organizers.
  • Pay Rs.100 per participants( spent on food / stationery)

If you have interest to know about Organizers, here is a link:

Location:

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First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina

Now all the hang up of First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina is over with the wining by the winners, champion of champions New Summit college. If I tell you little bit more about quiz, then it was the quiz competition among 15 participants from around 11 colleges, organized by 2068 batch of BSc CSIT students of Amrit Campus. First trophy has taken by New Summitters, Second by Asian and Third by CAB. I want to show some glance of whole program that I observed over the time as I was indirectly associated with it.

First time when they(organizer of First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina) informed me about their planning and preparation I was really stunned for hearing it , even that was their first program but they are planning as an experienced one. I remember I was almost agreed with them except some nominal points(but I forgot what was it). They was start with standalone but sluggishly they cover whole campus. What they hadn’t done, they run every college whole day, they run lot of companies for sponsorship, they run lot of organizations for support. One of them shared me, some of them highly inspired them support them while some of them humalities  them very badly but they didn’t stop either there. I thought after all they know, they should digest all that for move ahead.

 

Some people said most of program success depend on Organizer(organizing team). I think this is very true, team work is most gist part of any event, in case of  First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina, organizer team were very good in collaborative work and most of them were seem like they believed in each other. Beside organizer, I felt there was a good team work between participants. I never saw them as participants, because most of program participants were demandable, they were never ready for understanding means they seems very unfamiliar and strange. But here they were very different, they were very familiar, tends like a family, they were very understandable with every situations. I means here for this program, organizer’s effort was not countable for success every participants had done their fair role to make this program success.
I made some point while speech there, this program should not just limit for winning the trophy or title. But after this moment, it must tend toward the great collaboration with each student of BSc CSIT. We know this will help for sharing to caring with each individual. We have a reality that we are new in nation but we are going to have a competition with the consistent and stable players of market, so we know we will not getting easy to make us comparable with them. So we need to work together, Unification rises Strength.rogram, organizer’s effort was not countable for success every participants had done their fair role to make this program success.

 

I hope we will get to be part of more innovative program in coming days, after we all known with same name CSIT.

 

 

Why BSc.CSIT?

I was invited in some of the interaction program for encouraging student in BSc. CSIT, I saw most of students were confused with lot of advertisement of subject in newspaper and other media. Showing the syllabus and content doesn’t make big deal them cause most of them can’t understand it in details.  I usually tried to cover lot while speaking about BSc CSIT, but may be missed unknowingly or may not that orientation and interaction program don’t cover all the interested students all over of Nation. So I think it will better to write some point on Why BSc. CSIT?

First remember I am not going to engrave why not BE, BCA, BIT, BCIS,  BSc IT.

BSc CSIT is not just an IT(Information Technology)  it is append with CS(Computer Science), we don’t like to pronounce IT, Computer science is not the same as IT, We focus on principles and technology, not how to use computer applications in CS.

BSc CSIT cover minimum 126 credit hours, remember minimum, because we can also add more credit by giving more exams we have lot of extra electives.

126 credit hours comes from 75 credit hours of core Computer Science, 15 credit hours of electives, 12 credit hours of Natural Science, 6 credit hours of Management, 6 credit hours of math, 3 credit hours of Technical Writing and 9 credit hours form Project and Internship

Student can learn most of important courses up to 3rd years and last year is totally designed for advance implementation so in 7th semester student have to do major project(including 100 marks) and 8th semester student have to do an internship (including 200 marks).

There are lot of research that tells ICT can be changed very rapidly so everything should be update with that change, and I believe this course has been done all this thing, This course update very frequently based on recent demand and market.(even some subject and added after I passed it)

Someone said to make a perfect thing there must be 3 E;  i.e Education, Environment and Experience. CSIT is good course in Nepal so it is good education, About the environment, we(students, teacher, university) have created good bond with each other, We have lot of schedule that we togetherly     conduct. Students are more over good about doing different game, workshop, sharing. I hope this will result for good experience in each student in life.

When you study computer science, you will learn about the fundamental principles of the science as well as advanced techniques that are used for practical systems development.

You can get statistics of job trend, demand and average salary offered of CS is in http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/computer%20science.do

Computer science has certainly become a core discipline — a discipline of study in itself — and one that continues to grow

It’s clear that computer science is a huge discipline with extremely broad application. But what about the job market for computer science graduates? A degree isn’t terribly useful unless it’s possible to use that degree to launch a career. I am taking some references from http://www.cs.colorado.edu/why/

Money Magazine recently published “Best Jobs in America”. Leading the list … “Software engineer”. Here are the Top 10:

Best Jobs in America
1. Software engineer
2. College professor
3. Financial advisor
4. Human resources manager
5. Physician assistant
6. Market research analyst
7. Computer/IT analyst
8. Real estate appraiser
9. Pharmacist
10. Psychologist

 

Money Magazine also (November 2010) published another list of the “100 Best Jobs in America”. Leading the list … “Software Architect”. In fact, more than 1 in 4 of the top 100 jobs are in information technology:

Best Jobs in America
1 Software Architect
7 Database Administrator
17 Information Systems Security Engineer
18 Software Engineering / Development Director
20 Information Technology Manager
21 Telecommunications Network Engineer
24 Network Operations Project Manager
26 Information Technology Business Analyst
28 Information Technology Consultant
30 Test Software Development Engineer
31 Information Technology Network Engineer
33 Information Technology Program Manager
35 Computer and Information Scientist
37 Programmer Analyst
38 Applications Engineer
49 Systems Engineer
60 Information Technology Specialist
66 Systems Administrator
67 Web Developer
70 Technical Services Manager
77 Information Technology Systems Manager
79 Information Technology Training Specialist
88 Technical Writer
95 Information Technology Project Coordinator
96 Web Project Manager
97 Geographic Information Systems Analyst

 

Fortune magazine recently published a list of the “Fastest-Growing Professional Jobs”, also based on U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projections for 2002-2012. Seven of the 19 fastest growing jobs were computer science-related positions.

Fastest-Growing Professional Jobs
2002-2012
1. Environmental engineers
2. Network systems and datacom analysts
3. Personal financial advisors
4. Database administrators
5. Software engineers
6. Emergency management specialists
7. Biomedical engineers
8. PR specialists
9. Computer and infosystems managers
10. Comp, benefits, and job analysts
11. Systems analysts
12. Network and systems administrators
13. Training and development specialists
14. Medical scientists
15. Marketing and sales managers
16. Computer specialists
17. Media and communications specialists
18. Counselors, social workers
19. Lawyers

 

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) published a list of the “Top-Paid Majors Among College Class of 2010”. Four of the top ten were computer science-related majors.

Top-Paid Majors
Among College Class of 2010
1. Petroleum Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Mining and Mineral Engineering
4. Computer Science
5. Computer Engineering
6. Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering
7. Mechanical Engineering
8. Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
9. Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
10. Information Sciences and Systems

 

References: http://money.cnn.com/, www.itjobswatch.co.uk, www.cs.colorado.edu

You may interested to read: What is best in BSC CSIT http://prakashneupane.com.np/what-is-the-best-in-bsc-computer-science-and-information-technology-csit/

You may also interested to read : http://prakashneupane.com.np/which-is-the-best-csit-college-in-nepal/ Which is best CSIT College

Exploring IT opportunities:1st University Industry Tie-up

Published in The Himalyan Times

KATHMANDU: The CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN) — an association of students studying Computer Science and Information Technology in various colleges organised the ‘1st University Industry Tie-up’ programme on April 7 at Smriti Bhawan, Tribhuvan University, Kritipur.

More than 200 participants attended the programme which was designed in three sessions — inauguration, presentation and interaction — to help the students of BSc CSIT explore the needs of industries that make use of information technology (IT) and let the industry know about the current scenario and situation of BSc CSIT students and the course itself.

Ganesh Shah, former Minister for Science and Technology and Prof Dr Subarna Shakya, Assistant Dean, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering inaugurated the programme.

Dipak Pudasaini from Amrit Science Campus introduced the BSc CSIT course to all participants and Dr Shakya informed about the need of the course in the university.

In the presentation, seven participating companies — Bajra and Bajra, Deerwalk, Ebperls, Hewaei, Mahoo Nepal, Young Innovative and Young Minds put forth their projects, and informed the students about the ways to apply for internship in their companies. In the interaction session students interacted with representatives of companies and dropped resumés for internship.

This event was supported by different CSIT colleges. The event was successful for it was able to highlight the industry’s need while collaborating with the industry even though all participants could not get an opportunity for internship.

2nd UNI Youth and Women Meetup: Nepal

People change with time.  People can easily adjust them with an environment.

What? How can I say this? Hmm… Ok think some scene, When you fall in someone, either in first sight, You feel like she/he is everything, you feel like you are empty without him/her, You see everywhere only her/him. You heart pressure you to see her/him may be you can’t speak. You wanna stare on his/her eye for a while. Finally you think she/he is a part of your life. you are fully changed in this moment and very adjustable with this environment.

Now she/he is far from you, for some days your mind will disturbed.  You have only desire for see her/him. But sluggishly you will been forgetting him/her and adjusting with your new environment. You may laugh when you remind your past. My theme is no one can predict what will happen tomorrow grounded on today.

When I finished a workshop with 50 peoples, with whom i stayed 4 days in same place. I felt very hard while leaving them, but I was very aware about the nature of human. Because when we will spare in our domain, we will have very hard to remember a name and face. But the things gone very differently, I got a ring from one unknown number, voice was likely known. That voice invites me for informal meeting, I was busy that day (I was just free from exam and had lot of task pending to do) but I manage my time for that informal un-scope meeting. I saw 10/12 peoples, we made some chit chat with tea. I had no concern with those talks but I was really astonished with that presence and hope. I finally thought People may change with environment but the relation, connection, contrast, narration, kin that earned from some place way not change.

Then I hoped that will not stop there, I expected for more. And as I was expected I again got ring for next meetup. I agreed with propose for meetup as well agenda. As an outcome we gathered on 28th june 2012 for second time in CLASS Nepal with 21 participants.

As in Nepali style, we started with 15-20 delay. Program was started by Meera ji with report of last program ( Workshop in Dhulikhel). That was recall session, it was like reminding every flashes that we spent there.

Lesh kumar ji offered about the clear map and way in coming days. So that everyone come with some plan … not empty minded like that day. He added some word for formalization.

Abhishek ji proposed for Health camp,  He stated a concept for Health service in Kavre planchowk. Prakash Pokharel ji… strongly agreed with abhishek’s proposal and so did others.

Dushyanta ji made word for strong commitment from each members to make success of each and either work.

Meera ji proposed with clear proposal for supporting school with collaboration of HELP Nepal Network.

In this way we did discussion for further steps and further function. Each member put suggestion in behalf of continuity. We also made some work division such as:

Facebook Coordination Team

  • Dushyanta Raj Neupane
  • Prakash Neupane

Communication – Phone connection Team

  • Geeta Chapagain
  • Kosimaya Dhamala
  • Rosaleen Yadhav
  • Prakash Pokharel
  • Samita Koirala

Communication-SMS connection Team

  • Karishma Shrestha

Finally we managed a cup of tea in our together effort and over our 2nd Meet up there. Now our next track is to make next meetup, but will bigger than this…. I hope we will have more friends and our facilitators whom we miss every time with more clear agenda and objectives.

Oh God I forgot one name who help to conduct that Meet up…. Mr. Sajjan Lamichhane, my friend, my brother, who comply with my single request, who helped us even he didn’t know anyone.

Who were there?

  1. Neera Thapaliya
  2. Dushyanta Raj Neupane
  3. Lesh Kumar Shrestha
  4. Bijay Thakuri
  5. Sunil Kumar Shrestha
  6. Prakash Pokharel
  7. Abhishek Upadhyaya
  8. Bodh Raj Khanal
  9. Gita Chapaigain
  10. Birendra Thakur
  11. Prabha Basnet
  12. Rosaleen Yadhav
  13. Suprava Luitel
  14. Karishma Shrestha
  15. Bhawani Raut
  16. Debaki karki
  17. Samita Koirala
  18. Kosi maya Dhamala
  19. Gita Upreti
  20. Jayanti Chapagain
  21. Prakash Neupane

 

 

 

गूगलका नयाँ प्रविधि

प्रकाशित: गुरुकुल

गएको महिना प्रविधिको क्षेत्रमा भएको प्रतिस्पर्धिक आविस्कारले विश्व बजारमा नै हलचल मच्चाउने काम भयो | एपलको(APPLE) आइफोन(iPhone) हुदै सामसुंगको(SAMSUNG) एस(S)3 र गएको हप्ता गूगलको नेक्सस(NEXUS)7 र प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास(Project Glass) बजारमा आए र ति कोहि भन्दा कोहि कम रहेनन | आजका हरेक प्रविधिप्रेमीहरु दोधारमा छन् कुन चिज किनु भनेर र यो क्रम अहिलेनै रोकिएला भन्न सकिदैन किन भने मैदानमा उत्रिन माइक्रोसफ्ट पनि उतिनै आतुर छ | तर अहिले गत महिना जुनको अन्ततिरको प्रसंगलाई विश्लेषण गरौ | जुन २७, २८ र २९ लाई गूगलले गूगल आइ/ओ २०१२(Google I/O 2012) नाम दिएर गूगल प्रविधि सम्बन्धि कन्फेरेन्स गर्यो | जहाँ गूगलले अदभुत आविष्कारहरु प्रदशनमा ल्यायो | उक्त्त कार्यक्रम लाइव(LIVE) एवं एसटेन्डडेड(Extended) थियो जहाँ नेपालमा पनि हेर्ने ब्यबस्ता मिलाएको थियो |

 नेक्सस ७(NEXUS 7)

यो आविष्कार एपल, सामसुंग र एच. टि. सी. जस्ता ठुला प्रतिस्पर्धिहरूलाई ठाडो चुनौती नै हो | यो एउटा टेबलेट(tablet) हो गूगलले निर्माण गरेको हो| अन्य नेक्ससको ब्रान्ड जस्तै यो पनि गूगलले यसको हार्डवेअर आफै उत्पादन गरेको भने होइन यो असुस(ASUS) नामक कम्पनी संगको सहकार्यमा निर्माण गरिएको हो | तर यो अहिले किन चर्चाको शिखरमा छ त?

सुरु गरौ मूल्यबाट १९९ डलर, जुन अन्य स्मार्टफोन र टेबलेट को मूल्य संग अतुल्य र विश्वास गर्न नसकिने छ | हार्डवेअर हेर्दा 1GB RAM  संग quad-core Tegra 3 processor र 8GB ($199/£130) या 16GB ($249/£160) को onboard storage छ | नेक्सस भित्रका विशेषताहरुमा  accelerometer, magnetometer साथै gyroscope र GPS chip, जुन विशेष रुपले Wi-Fi  उपलब्ध नहुदा पनि offline मोडमा Google Maps को सेवाको फाइदा लिन सक्छ |

अन्तत मलाई के लाग्छ भने, सुरुको दिनमा एपलले बनाएका उपभोक्ताहरु अबका दिनमा नेक्सस ७ को broad उपभोक्ता हुनेछन, एउटाकुरा हामीले दिमागमा रख्नुपर्छ कि, ७०% टेबलेटको प्रयोग भनेको बेडरूममा, क्लासरुममा र बसमा इमेल र सामाजिक सञ्जाल(फेसबुक, टुइटर, गूगल प्लस) चलाउनु हो | र गूगल को यो आविष्कारले कम मुल्यमा यस्को प्रयोग विस्तार गरेको छ |

प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास(Project Glass)

यो पनि गूगलले नै आविष्कार गरेको अत्यन्तै रोचक र आश्चर्य लाग्ने नया प्रविधि हो | गएको i/o extended  मा उनीहरुले कसरी यो प्रविधिलाई परिचित बनाए यो मा देखाउन सक्दिन, उनीहरुले बिश्वकै श्रेष्ठ athletes, skydiving र mountain biking को मिलेमतोमा उनीहरुको अनुभवलाई, उनीहरुकै आँखाबाट सारा बिश्वलाई देखाए | त्यहाँ हामीले के देख्यो भने, उनीहरु आकाशबाट सिधै घरमाथि हामफाले, डोरी लगाएर घरको छतबाट भुइँमा हुदै, साइकल चलाउदै स्टेजमा आइपुगे |

यो ग्लास लगाएर अहिले म कहाँ छु, कुनबाटो बाट जादा गन्तब्य छिटो पुगिन्छ, कुन रेस्टुराँमा खाजा मिठो छ, सस्तो छ सजिलै फेलापार्न सकिन्छ |त्यो देख्दा आज विश्वले शरीरमा लगाउन सकिने कम्प्युटर गूगलले बनाइदिएको मान्छन | आन्तरिक रुपमा यो प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास भित्र एउटा मोबाइल वा स्मार्ट फोनमा हुने components नै छन् मान्न सकिन्छ | त्यसमा “powerful” CPU र “lots” ofRAMसाथसाथै आवश्यक data लिनको लागि accelerometer, gyroscope र wireless radio हरु पनि हुन्छन |  यो प्रोजेक्ट ग्लासमा voice commands को लागि mic, speaker र camera हुन्छ जुन touchpad  को नियन्त्रणमा हुन्छ | गूगलले यी सबै कुरा हुँदाहुदै पनि अन्य ग्लास भन्दा हलुंगो हुन्छ भनेर जानकारी गराएको छ |

सबै भन्दा रमाइलो कुरा, यो चस्मा सार्वजनिक स्थलमा पनि लगाउन सकिन्छ | गूगलले विभिन्न style हल्का निलो, सेतो र कालोमा पनि उपलब्ध गराएकोछ |

Google’s Latest Technology

Published in The Student Times

Last week of June has proven as the most demanding and unforgettable moment for all technology addicted peoples or better to say lovers. Google celebrate Google I/O in 27,28 and 29th of june, a day for conference/exploration of new technology of Google.   One of the best parts of it was also live and extended all over the world. We Kathmandu Google Developer Group also arranged the place for extended for 3 days. There was lot of things that make surprise and crazy all over the world.

Nexus 7

This is the straight challenge for Apple, Samsung , HTC and other counterparts to compete with this tablet. Nexus 7 is the tablet brought by Google, but like other Nexus-branded devices, this isn’t actually hardware manufactured by Google, it paired with Asus to design and manufacture its slim tablet. Why this is climbing toward the peak of discussion?

Lets start with it price, it worth about $199, which is unbelievable and incomparable with other tablet and smart phones . It’s hardware configuration is also impressive it is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB RAM and either 8GB ($199/£130) or 16GB ($249/£160) of onboard storage. The seven-inch 1200 x 800 HD backlit IPS display packs a respectable 216 pixels per inch onto the screen.

Inside, the Nexus 7 packs the usual assortment of features, including an accelerometer, magnetometer and yes, even a gyroscope and GPS chip, nicely timed to take advantage of Google Maps’ new offline mode for navigating when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

Finally what  I think is, the market Apple initially created will move toward pure broad consumer or Nexus7,  We  needs to keep in mind that more than 70% of the current use case of tablet is email and socialmedia(facebook, twitter, google+) in bedroom, class as well in bus. It is just a casual internet tool. Google is expanding it for much broader users through 7inch low priced model.

Apple will probably have to launch 7inh tablet, which may not be the best direction where Apple can change the game. As in physics, everything is under a law of the diffusion.

 

Project Glass

Another interesting and amazing invention is Project Glass. I can’t show how they presented it , They worked with some of the world’s top athletes, combined skydiving and mountain biking, and shared the experience — through their eyes — with the world. What we saw, they jumped from sky on the top of building and moved down through rope and reached to stage by cycle.

Today people think that google finally gave us a slightly deeper look at the wearable computer of our future. Inside it is the usual set of components you’d expect inside any mobile or usually smart phone. There’s a “powerful” CPU and “lots” ofRAMalongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There’s a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they’re still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses.

The most interesting thing, it can wear in public area and indicating that personalization and style were concerns by a light blue pair, a white pair and a black pair. This make comfortable to choose best restaurant in new place, when you are hungry.

iPhone 4S

Published in The Student Times

It is like a passion of this new generations’ to have iPhone. Apple introduced iPhone in 2007 for first time. And it became most successful technology and the evidence of this is a line of thousands of customers to be the first to buy the phones, which featured computing and Wi-Fi capabilities, along with a crisp, computer-like display on an innovative touch screen.

It constantly and continuously improves it and make new version with special features. Following this principle in October 2011, the company revealed an excitedly awaited new version of the device, the iPhone 4S.  It is the fifth generation of the iPhoneand retains the exterior design of its predecessor, the iPhone 4, but is host to a range of improved hardware specifications and software updates.

Some of the special feature make it more special and more demanded, the phone added a voice recognition system known as Siri, that recognized voice commands by users to schedule appointments, dictate text messages and conduct Web searches; and a cloud storage service named iCloud which is the easiest way to manage all your stuff, because it manages it all for you. iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. It’s automatic, effortless, and seamless. The iSight camera just might be the best camera ever on a phone. And with all-new optics, it just might be the only camera you need. Because behind every shot, you’ve got 8-megapixel resolution and a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture

Although the new phone was virtually indistinguishable on the outside from its predecessor, the iPhone 4, it was packed with better technical innards, including a more advanced camera. The phone also included a more powerful chip known as the A5, the same microprocessor that acts as the brains inside the iPad.

All features of IPhone 4S

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, October

 

BODY Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 140 g

 

DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches (~330 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration, propriety ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

 

MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

 

DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, v2.0

 

CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, VGA, 480p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi only

 

FEATURES OS iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 5.1
Chipset Apple A5
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML (Safari)
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java No
Colors Black, White
  – MicroSIM card support only
– Scratch-resistant glass back panel
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– Twitter integration
– TV-out
– Google Maps
– Audio/video player and editor
– Image editor
– Voice command/dial

 

BATTERY   Standard battery, Li-Po 1432 mAh
Stand-by Up to 200 h (2G) / Up to 200 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h

 

MISC SAR US 1.18 W/kg (head)     0.98 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)
Price group

 

TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 1261:1 (nominal) / 2.269:1 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 74dB
Audio quality Noise -91.2dB / Crosstalk -93.0dB
Camera Photo / Video
Battery life Endurance rating 45h

Referenced by http://www.gsmarena.com/