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Happy Fourth!

Hi all! Summer is in full bloom and I have been as busy as ever working on some exciting web projects.

The Google’s firework display honoring 4th of July,2010 via a complex Rube Goldberg Machine is super cool. Check that out if you haven’t already. Another great example of animations done without using Flash. Just the goodness of HTML 5 and Javascript. I captured screenshots of the transitions and have tried to describe the steps of the complex machine, below:
1. Hit the football

2. Opens the cage

3. Eagle escapes and topples the statue of liberty

4. She falls on an accordion device

5. Accordion device kicks the black-colored bowling ball

6. Heavy ball falls into the bucket

7. Causing a chain reaction with the blue-colored pulley

8. Pulley releases the green-colored golf club and displays the flag of the United States

9. Golf club strikes the hot iron which was plugged into the electric outlet

10. Iron slides off the semisphere its resting on and ignites a rocket

11. Rocket shoots up in the air

12. Releases a rain of red white and blue stars

Have a great Independence Day and/or a great Sunday, everyone!!
By the way, I hit the upgrade button in my dashboard, today. I am on WordPress 3.0 now, woohoo!

Happy 2010 :) and exciting prospects

This year promises a lot of innovations and advancements in the technology world. I have summed up some of the ones I feel are most exciting.

3D Television

3-d tv
Photo by Joel Price under license

3D TV could be the new toy to crave for, this year. 3D will no longer be a cinema-only experience. This will take home entertainment to a whole new level. Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung and other TV manufacturers are expected to showcase their 3D TV’s at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from Jan 7-10.

Nexus One

Google Nexus One
Photo by Photo Giddy

This smartphone is rumored to be announced at the Android Press Gathering which will be held at Mountain View on Jan 5. It is currently being used by a bunch of Google staff.  Apparently, it comes with a 5 megapixel camera, 3.7 inch AMOLED display and a  super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (1GHz). When released to the public, the big question is: Will it be a strong competition for the Iphone? Time will tell.

Google Chrome OS

With Android OS making good progress on the smartphones front, Google’s foray into the world of PC-operating systems is sure to give Microsoft and Apple sleepless nights. Chrome OS is expected to be ready by the latter half of 2010 (which gives Windows 7 almost an year to establish itself in the marketplace). This will be an interesting battle.

Below is an excellent video to tell you what this OS is all about:

Meanwhile, here’s wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and healthy 2010. May the force be with you!

May the force be with you!