Saturday, January 30, 2010

Apple iPad

Apple iPad, a table PC unveiled by Apple on 27th January.

It's just amazing...

"I don't have to change my surf to fit the product. It fits me" - Johy Ive.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"cutting edge" technology: Guess who is he?

Look at the person in this picture carefully.

You never know when you may see him, for example buying some hot dholl puris Chez Vivi, and get a $25 million reward from the U.S. government.

He is Osama bin Laden - not how he actually looks like but only a mockup 'age progressed' picture that FBI released some days back to show how they think bin Laden would look like today.

Even suspected terrorists get older. The last pictures of Osama bin Laden are dated 8 years back. Hence, suspects' pictures need to be updated to enable public better identify them.

That's why the American security agents and the forensic artists had used sophisticated digital enhancements to create pictures showing how Osama bin Laden might look today.

On a more serious note, this picture makes me imagine how creative these forensic guys can be at times - from the military clothes to a more western look, from traditional turban to the gray hair, and no more the long beard.

And (following some additional readings), this is the most interesting part...

Gaspar Liamazares.

Who is he? A Spanish politician and lawmaker.

So what? This guy recognised strong elements of himself in the bin Laden picture. His forehead, hair and jaw-line had been "cut and pasted" from an old campaign photograph.

FBI claimed to have used "cutting edge" technology to reproduce this image but later admitted that a technician "was not satisfied" with the hair features offered by the FBI's software programme and instead he used part of a photo of Gaspar Liamazares, found on the internet. The technician was not even aware who the person is.

What an example of 2010's sophistication!!!!!!!!

Haiti Earthquake 2010 - Damage evaluation map over Port-au-Prince

Damage evaluation map based on satellite data over the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks that hit the Caribbean nation on 12 January.

Map based on data from CNES's SPOT-5, JAXA's ALOS and the U.S.-based GeoEye-1 satellites; processed by SERTIT. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Google Nexus One Phone

The Google Nexus One Phone (G-Phone) seems to be the new buzz these days... If you want to know about this phone, check out this short video clip to get started...

Friday, January 8, 2010

One year anniversary for AJ108

Exactly one year since I've got it...

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I have uploaded this song on 3 years back and to date, there has been more than 100,000 views, about 350 comments and 250 ratings.

The song is called Ananau and I recorded it on 09/12/2006 outside Bullring in Birmingham.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the song and its good music.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Will 2010 be an exciting year?

Good morning 2010.

There is something special about this year. What could it be that is making people excited about 2010 - general election in Mauritius, completion of the tallest made-made structure ever built, namely the Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa (and the first time in an African country), winning some millions in loto, Manchester United exceeding the number of Premier League titles as compared to Liverpool or even recovery from the world financial crisis.

I think everyone has good and valid reasons to believe that 2010 will be a good year. Hence, wish you all the best and let’s see how 2010 shapes itself.

Ashvin Gunga - Revival

I could not find a better date than today to blog again. It is the New Year 2010.

By the way, before I write further, let me wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010. Here, 'you all' refers to anyone who is reading this post other than me ;-)

If you are curious to know what happened to the previous blog, then let me tell you that I have closed it and it is now 'x-moiashvin' on my dashboard. This one is a brand new one ;-) and I am sure there is a lot of things I will (and can) share here.  Have patience and I will be back soon....