Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Microsoft Mocks the Chromebook in Latest Anti-Google 'Scroogled' Ad

Taking a fresh shot at Google, Microsoft has now released an ad that targets the Chromebook, Google's Chrome OS-based cloud-focused notebooks, as a part of its anti-Google 'Scroogled' campaign.

The new Scroogled ad features stars from American reality TV show, Pawn Stars, and features the setting of a pawn shop where people trade things and check their value. The ad features a woman walking into a pawn shop in the hope of trading a Chromebook gifted to her by her mother for a ticket to Hollywood. The dealer confronts her by asking what makes her think that it's worth that much to which she responds that it was a laptop. Following her response, the ad shifts to an aside with the shop dealer breaking into laughter and talking about the Chromebook, calling it a relatively new kind of device that runs just web based applications. "When you're not connected, it's pretty much a brick," he exclaims. He then talks about how a traditional PC utilises built-in applications like 'Office and iTunes' that work even when you're offline.

The scene shifts back to the shop where the dealer tells the woman that the Chromebook logo implies that the device is 'not a real laptop' and that it doesn't have Windows or Office. He goes on, saying that it doesn't do much at all without Wi-Fi, and that when you do get online, "Google tracks what you do so that they can sell ads," bringing the focus back to user privacy, which has been the central point of the Scroogled campaign. 

"That's how you get Scroogled," the dealer says, following which another dealer, who's standing next to him asks what the term exactly meant. The first dealer then replies that Google is always trying to find more ways to make money off of people's personal information and that the Chromebook hardware makes it even easier for them. He reiterates in another aside that he can't buy something which is not what it appears to be, and that he doesn't want to get Scroogled. 

Microsoft has also put a dedicated web destination on its Scroogled website where it has listed the problems plaguing Chromebook devices.

Chromebooks have been touted as no-frills low cost notebooks that relies on a cloud based set-up for applications and data storage, and is deeply integrated with Google's services. Unlike Windows-based devices, it doesn't come with a large number of native applications, out of the box.

The ad comes days after Microsoft started offering anti-Google merchandise for sale on its online store, saying that the Scroogled gear was a new way for people to express themselves and their misgivings about Google.

Microsoft started the Scroogled campaign in April through which it started attacking Google with a series of ad campaigns. The ads, which have appeared online, on television and in print, depict Google as a duplicitous company more interested in increasing profits and power than protecting people's privacy and providing unbiased search results.  


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LGs New Technology to Create a Revolution among Videography

Now a hilarious new video highlights the amazing new technology that allows you to ensure steadier shooting on a smartphone this Christmas.

And thanks to its feathered star the film is sure to leave you tickled.

In LG’s fun promo a cameraman called Dave is obsessed with finding the holy grail of fabulous footage – a super sharp, stable image whatever the situation.

But, after watching a clip online, Dave realises that when a chicken’s body moves its head can stay level.

So he’s invented a way of getting great shots every time…using a helmet cam attached to the head of his pet chicken, Lizzy!

And when his homemade ‘Galluscam’ device is worn by the bird it always records stunning images.

In the ad we see Lizzy doing everything from filming on board a motorbike to recording the action at a rock concert and even shooting as it rides the rapids in a canoe!

The chuckle filled spoof was inspired by the latest, real-life technology in the LG G2 smartphone, the ideal partner for your own adventures.

It’s main high resolution, 13-megapixel camera has in built optical image stabilization which helps you get better pictures without worrying about wobbling or shaking while you shoot.

The fabulous feature means that you can be sure of smoother pictures and videos on your phone wherever you are.

The OIS technology in the LG G2 helps prevent blurring when you’re on the move and helps you get sharper frames in low light conditions too.

Packing all the other features you’d expect in a top smartphone the LG G2 is the perfect piece of kit to help you make the most of those not to be forgotten moments this winter.

See the video here…

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Top Ten Most Expensive Cars In The World

10. Porsche 918 Spyder $845,000

9. McLaren P1 $1.1M

9. Hennessey Venom GT $1.1M

8. Zenvo ST1 $1.2M

7. Maybach Landaulet $1.3M

7. Ferrari La Ferrari $1.3M

7. Pagani Huayra $1.3M

6. Koenigsegg Agera R $1.6M

5. Lamborghini Reventon $1.61M

4. Aston Martin One-77 $1.8M

4. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1.8M

3. Bugatti Veyron Legend Meo Constantini. $2.8M

2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport $3.4M

1. Lamborghini Veneno $4M

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Most Dangerous Airports in the World

Lukla Airport Nepal

Since Lukla Nepal is the place most people start their Mount Everest trek, this Himalayan strip gets quite a bit of traffic--mostly to and from Kathmandu.

Sirens inform folks for miles when an airplane is landing here, and as you would suspect, only helicopters and Twin Otter type planes can handle the 2,000 foot, uphill runway that is fenced off at the end, to protect you from the edge of a mountain cliff.

Kansai International Airport

Osaka, Japan

Land is a scarce resource in Japan, so engineers headed roughly 3 miles offshore into Osaka Bay to build this colossal structure. Work on the manmade island started in 1987, and by 1994 jumbo jets were touching down. Travelers can get from the airport to the main island of Honshu via car, railroad or even a high-speed ferry.

Gibraltar Airport

Between Morocco and Spain sits the tiny British territory of Gibraltar. Construction of the airport dates back to World War II, and it continues to serve as a base for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, though commercial flights land on a daily basis.

Madeira International Airport

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is a small island far off the coast of Portugal, which makes an airport that is capable of landing commercial-size aircraft vital to its development. This airport's original runway was only about 5000 feet long, posing a huge risk to even the most experienced pilots and limiting imports and tourism.

Ice Runway


The Ice Runway is one of three major airstrips used to haul supplies and researchers to Antarctica's McMurdo Station. As its name implies, there are no paved runways here—just long stretches of ice and snow that are meticulously groomed.

There is no shortage of space on the Ice Runway, so super-size aircraft like the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III can land with relative ease. The real challenge is making sure that the weight of the aircraft and cargo doesn't bust the ice or get the plane stuck in soft snow. As the ice of the runway begins to break up, planes are redirected to Pegasus Field or Williams Field, the two other airstrips servicing the continent.

Congonhas Airport

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Most major cities have an airport, but rarely are they built just 5 miles from the city center, especially in metropolises like Sao Paulo. Congonhas' close proximity to downtown can be attributed in part to the fact that it was completed in 1936, with the city experiencing rapid development in the following decades.

Courchevel International Airport

Courchevel, France

Getting to the iconic ski resort of Courchevel requires navigating the formidable French Alps before making a hair-raising landing at Courchevel International Airport. The runway is about 1700 feet long, but the real surprise is the large hill toward the middle of the strip.

Princess Juliana International Airport

Simpson Bay, Saint Maarten

Nothing says fun in the sun like roaring engines and the smell of jet exhaust. Landing on this Caribbean island forces pilots to fly over a small strip of beach, clear a decent-size fence and pass over a road just before hitting the runway.

Svalbard Airport

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard is a cluster of Norwegian islands sitting in the Arctic Ocean. While there are three airports within the archipelago, two of which are used mainly to transport miners, Svalbard Airport is open to commercial travel, making it the world's northernmost airport that tourists can book tickets to.

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

Saba, Netherlands Antilles

Getting to this paradise-like island can be a bit distressing thanks to a 1300-foot-long runway, slightly longer than most aircraft carrier runways.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8 Super Fun Things To Do On #Google

1. Explore Mars!

Simply go to Just go to and explore the awesome mars!

2. Add periods in login ID

Have fun by logging in by randomly adding periods in your log in ID. Google doesn't recognize periods as characters!

For example your email id is, try logging in with and you will still be able to login!

3. askew

Try Googling for the word "askew" and enjoy the result!

4. Google Sphere

First turn off your 'Google Instant predictions' Search in Google search settings. Then type 'Google Sphere' and click "I'm feeling lucky".

5. The loneliest number

Yes Google knows it all! Even the loneliest number! Just search "the loneliest number".

6. Using blocked websites!

So your school or office has blocked a certain website that you want to use? Simply Google for "" and win!

7. Play games on Youtube!

Yes you can play games right inside YouTube while watching your video! Just type "1980" while watching a YouTube video and fight attackers from blowing up the video. There are many more games available with different key combinations, how to find them? Google!

8. Beatbox on Google!

This one is specially fun! Go to Google translate and enter the below text. Set the language from German and click on the speaker to listen.

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