First Look: Windows 8 Release Preview.

Windows 8 Release Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8. Based on the “social media” trend, it focuses on people and apps which will give users new powerful ways to use social technologies to connect with other people who are important to them. With the security and reliability features, it will have the new generation “touch feature”. 

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Few “facts” about System Requirements:
1. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
2. RAM: 1 GB (32 – bit) or 2 GB (64 – bit)
3. Hard Disk Space: 16 GB (32 – bit) or 20 GB (64 – bit)
4. Graphics Card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM Drive


Additional Requirements:

  • To use touch, you’ll need a tablet or a monitor that supports “multitouch”
  • A screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 is required to access the Windows Store and to download and run apps
  • To snap apps, you’ll need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
  • And of course an internet connection
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My suggestion is, download it….

  • If you like to use and experiment the latest, newest software and technology
  • If you are used to back up a PC, formatting a hard drive, and installing a Windows operating system from scratch
  • If you are comfortable with troubleshooting your PC problems “yourself”
  • And if you have knowledge about how to restore your previous operating system (in case you messed up, just kidding :D)
Before downloading and trying the new version, go through the Frequently Asked Questions here.
And finally, Download it from here. Let me know if you have any issues, comments, thoughts, etc.

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Add a cute flying Twitter Bird to your blog.

With 140 million active users and 340 million tweets daily as of 2012, Twitter is becoming very popular among bloggers. Tweet button can generate lots of traffic to your blog. One of the best ways to find new followers for your blog is to link your blog with its Twitter account. There are many plugins, widgets, and scripts to do that, but we have come up with a unique idea. The idea is based on java script and it will display a cute flying Twitter Bird that flies corner to corner of your web pages as you scroll up and down. When you place the cursor over the Twitter Bird, it will say “tweet this” and “follow me”. This will let users easily tweet your blogs and websites.


Here is a step-by-step guide to add the flying Twitter Bird:

Blogger:

1. Go to your Blogger > Template
2. Backup your template > Edit HTML

3. Search for

4. Paste this code above :


5. Replace Factbook4u with your Twitter account username.

6. Save your template and done, your Twitter Bird should be flying!

WordPress:

1. Go to your WordPress.

2. Navigate to > Appearance > Plugins > Add New

3. In the search box, type “Animated Twitter Bird” and press enter.

4. Install and activate the plugin. Done! 
Let me know if you have any issues with this.

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Fact # 7: It’s normal to fart up to half of a gallon.

I know it stinks, but anything we drink or eat gives us gas. Scientists say that it is normal to fart up to half of a gallon (1.9 liters) or about 15 to 20 toots worth of gas each day. 

When we eat or drink something, air comes with it, remember that the air has to leave our body one way or another. Let’s look at it from the scientific point of view: “Fragrant flatulence, however, comes from colonies of bacteria shacked up inside our lower intestinal tract. In the process of converting our meals into useful nutrients, these food-munching microbes produce a smelly by-product of hydrogen sulfide gas—the same stench that emanates from rotten eggs.

The response of bacteria to food differs from person to person (as each person has a unique collection of their own, just kidding :D). Just like all of us, bacteria like munching on sugary foods, especially Fructose (onions, corn, wheat, pears), Lactose (milk, bread, cereal), Raffinose (beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, and other vegetables), and Sorbitol (all fruits, sugar-free foods or drinks). Other fart-forming ingredients are fiber and starches found in foods like corn, potatoes, and wheat. Fats and protein don’t cause gas, but they can make a meal take longer to digest and give bacteria more time to generate gas from other ingredients.

Now you may be thinking is there any food that doesn’t give us gas? The answer is: Rice. If you were too much serious about this matter, after reading this fact, you should be out of worry. It’s normal, so keep farting. 

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Fact # 6: Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world’s poorest country.

All the information is according to the data gathered by the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and CIA World Factbook.  The wealth of a country is measured by GDP per capita. GDP per capita is an estimate of how much an individual spends as a consumer compared to the total population spending on products and services. 9 out of 10 poorest countries in the world are situated in Africa.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has become the poorest country in the world as of 2011. It’s GDP per capita is $348 (in international dollar) as of 2011. The country is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world, located in central Africa. It is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world with a population of over 71 million. The country was known as Zaire until 1997. It is also the largest country in the world that has French as an official language.

Beginning in 1998, the Second Congo War has devastated the country which involves at least 7 foreign armies is the deadliest conflict in the world since World War II. It has already killed 5.4 million people. The war is called African World War in Africa. It is estimated that in 2010 at least 45,000 people in Congo are killed monthly.


In Congo, people were hunted down and eaten like animals by neighboring tribes. Eating people is a way to survive the hunger which is affecting about 67% of the population. It is also believed to be the worst place in the world for women. It has the most rapes per women in a year. Although citizens of the DRC are among the poorest in the world, it is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 trillion.

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Fact # 5: The only state in the U.S. that doesn’t have a rectangular flag is Ohio.

John Eisemann designed the flag of the state of Ohio and it was adopted in 1902. Ohio’s hills and valleys are represented by the large blue triangle, and roads and waterways are represented by the stripes.  The five stripes also represent that Ohio is one of the five states that comprised the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin). Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union which is symbolized by the 17 stars. The 13 stars around the circle (above, below, and left) represent the 13 original colonies of the U.S. The white circle with its red center represents the first letter of the state’s name and its nickname, “the Buckeye State”.


John Eisemann was an architect and a designer for the Ohio State Pan-American Exposition Commission. Burgee is the name of this type of flag which is based on the design of cavalry flags of the Civil War and Spanish-American War. It is the only American state flag that is non-rectangular, and one of only a few non-rectangular official jurisdictional flags, at the state level or above, in the world (the other is the flag of Nepal). Take a look at the all flags of the U.S. states by clicking here.
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Google Glasses: Is this really possible?

One month ago, Google publically released a video “Project Glass: One day…” which shows the concept of the Google Glasses. A man uses his voice to do things like checking weather, sending massages, getting directions, scheduling meetings, taking pictures, and placing a video call. You don’t need a smartphone anymore; Google Glasses will do everything for you, but is this really possible? If yes, how long it will take to come in the market?

Director of the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech, Blair MacIntyre said, “In one simple fake video, Google has created a level of over-hype and over-expectation that their hardware cannot possibly live up to.”

And according to Pranav Mistry, an MIT Media Lab researcher and one of the inventors of a wearable computing system called Sixth Sense, “The small screen seen in the photos cannot give the experience the video is showing. Even if Google was able to overcome technical barriers, you shouldn’t expect to see real AR glasses on the market for at least two years. That’s because of limitations with what current head-up displays can do and the fact that actual augmented reality in a display would necessitate additional eye-reading hardware, allowing for dynamic focus.”
The New York Times reported earlier that the glasses would be available for public by the end of the year. We hope that this will turn into reality soon.
What do you think about Google Glasses? Would you buy one? Please give a comment below, we appreciate that and it helps us a lot.

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