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NepalOnlineTV Released!!!

The New Released. You can now watch Nepali TV Channels Live on This is the first phase so there are only 2 Nepali Channels, Nepal1 and Sagarmatha. There are also international channels too. Here I will post some screenshots of NepalOnlineTV. Just go to and watch the Nepali Channels Live......

Worlds first 15x zoom digital SLR lens developed by Tamron

Tamron today announced the development of a unique ultra high power zoom lens—the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first1 digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors2, the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.

With its vast zoom-range, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens enables the user to cover virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto simply by turning the zoom control.The new Tamron lens will be made available in Canon and Nikon mounts. The price and launch date of the new lens will be announced at a later date.

Yahoo Overhauls Delicious

Ten months after launching a preview version of its overhaul, social bookmarking tool, Delicious dropped the dots from its formers moniker and released a faster and easier to learn version 2.0.

Delicious, which is owned by Yahoo Inc., said that the new site -- which went live late last week -- has been moved to a new infrastructure that makes every page faster.

"This new platform will enable us to keep up with traffic growth while ensuring Delicious is responsive and reliable," Delicious said. "You may not have noticed, but the old back-end was getting creaky under the load of five million users."

In addition, Delicious overhauled its search engine in an effort to make it faster and more powerful. The company noted that the engine "used to take ages to return results." The new search engine allows users to search with one of their tags, another user's bookmarks or within their social network.

Delicious also updated the site's user interface to improve usability, and added often-requested features like alphabetical sorting of bookmarks.

"Our goal has been to keep the new design similar in spirit to the old one, so all of you veterans should be able to jump in without any confusion," the company said. "At the same time, we're hoping that newcomers to Delicious will find it easier to learn.

The move to eliminate the dots in the URL aims to avoid the confusion and misspellings that came from the old moniker, the company went on to note. While the old domain and URL will continue to work, users have to log in again to the new site because it requires a new log-in cookie.

The social bookmarking site has grown from 300,000 to 5 million unique users since Yahoo acquired it late in 2005, the company said. It now boasts 150 million bookmarked links.

Delicious went on to say that new features should be added more quickly than the 10-month wait for this overhaul. Delicious hinted in a January blog post that they would have an update to a preview version that was released in September 2007 within weeks, but the company had been quiet about the new features until now.

Saitek PM20 Obsidian Wireless Rechargeable Mouse

Saitek PM20 Obsidian wireless rechargeable mouse offers a groundbreaking performance with outstanding features and design. It has a high-speed optical sensor and ultra accurate tracking technology. It also features an advanced technology, with touch sensitive scrolling, four mode, two battery packs and a rechargeable dock.
Saitek PM20 Obsidian features include
Attractive design, which complements any environment
It provides 4 mode, touch sensitive scroll function
Rechargeable cradle with spare battery recharge and wireless transmitter storage
5 button options
Minimum resolution 1000 dpi
2.4 GHz interference free wireless technology
Smooth action
24/7 recharge solution with two lithium ion battery packs
Easy use with plug and play options

The technical features of this wireless mouse include a charging unit, optical LED input registration, notebook mouse with four button options. It has two-way scrolling options with a scrolling wheel and radio transfer type of connection. The USB 2.0 connectivity is used for connecting the computers.

The operating system, which supports Saitek PM20, is Microsoft Windows (98/ME/XP/2000). The warranty period is for one year and available at a reasonable cost in the market with a good value for money.

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IDECT X3 TRIO Cordless Designer Phone

IDECT X3 TRIO Cordless Designer Phone is the unique product in design and features. The ultra slim design, illuminated cool keypad, speakerphone and colour display of this cordless phone seduces every one to own the product. The iSound technology improves the sound quality and voice clarity of the device.

The key features of this Triple Cordless Phone offers stylish slim design with glowing keypad, colour display with wallpapers and a phone book with 200 names and numbers storage capacity. A speakerphone option is available for hands free talking and a caller ID to view all incoming calls. The iSound technology is the modern digital technology, which provides a clear sound.

The talk time lasts up to 10 hours and the total standby time is until 100 hours. The long-range distance ranges up to 300 m. This device is GAP compatible with Liquid Crystal Display and an illuminated keypad. It contains a low battery indicator and alerts the out of range warning. There are two types of volume controls like handset and ringer volume control with polyphonic ring tones.

IDECT X3 TRIO Cordless Phone provides warranty period up to one year and the RRP price of the product is £149.99. With the attractable design, digital features and compromising cost, this product stands as a dominating product among the digital cordless phones.

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MSI EX310 Notebook with fashionable and athletic features

MSI Notebook today announces a new model to its line of notebook, the MSI EX310.

The MSI EX310 has incorporated the concept of athleticism into the modern world of notebook computer, packing it with excitement and energy. The simple and yet fluid body design adapted the idealism of "Athletic DNA" and "Mobile Technology", making the MSI EX310 the leader of fashionable styling. The Dazzling Blue/Brilliant Red gives it the most definable character of sportsmanship, expressing true individualism. To deliver truly high performance computing power, the MSI EX310 uses the newest AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor.

Vibrant Colors, the Fashion of Technology
The MSI EX310 stays true to MSI's unique fashionable styling by incorporating athleticism into our notebook computers. The simple and yet fluid body design adapted the idealism of "Athletic DNA" and "Mobile Technology", making the EX310 the leader of fashionable styling. The Dazzling Blue/Brilliant Red gives it the most definable character of sportsmanship, expressing true individualism. Added with the exquisite MSI logo demonstrating the very best in gracefulness, the EX310 is your ideal companion in life.

The Perfect 13.3" ACV Widescreen Display
The EX310's 13.3" display is perfect for reading text large or small. It surpasses text viewing on a 12" notebook display and is more portable than a 14" notebook, giving you a more balanced notebook.

Ultra Lightweight Design with Magnesium Alloy Casing
Measuring in at 31cm in length, 23cm in width, and 25-37cm in height, along with a weight of 1.9 kg (including battery), EX310 is very portable for mobility users.

ATi HD3450 3D Graphics Card with DDR3 256MB VRAM on 13.3" Notebook
The most advanced ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD3450 graphic card with DDR3 256MB VRAM, for a more fluid, more detailed, more realistic 3D high-definition viewing experience. Never a moment of delay to occur, feel the excitement!

Enjoy Your Own Digital Multimedia Time
High-Definition Multimedia Interface(HDMI)
Via a single cable, HDMI output connector not only enables 5Gbps data transfers, but also provides pristine transmission of high-definition digital video and digital audio up to 1080p resolution- allowing easy connection of HD enabled equipment such as HD monitor, HD TV, or HD projector for the best multimedia experience. With this impeccable video quality, the EX310 offers you the best way to enjoy your favorite movie titles and TV programs.

Better Enjoyment with 2nd Generation Dolby®
The EX310 is equipped with the second generation of Dolby Surround Sound for richness in bass and the enjoyment of a home theater, offering the most realistic experience while watching movies, TV, or listening to music.

AI Array MIC
The AI Array Microphone is effective at suppressing ambient noise and reverberation. It uses a fundamentally different way to process voice, effectively forming a 3-D cone shaped beam in front of the EX310. Any noise outside the beam, whether above or below, will be cancelled out. Besides, the AI Array MIC does not limit your movement when recording or communicating, allowing you to move freely.

Built-In 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam
You can create amazing videos/photos or add live videos of your instant messages while you chat.

Create a High-Quality, All-Around, Wireless Living Space
The EX310 sets you free from cabled connections. You can easily access the Internet over high-speed Wi-Fi networks. The built-in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR allows you to simultaneously connect to various kinds of Bluetooth peripherals, including keyboards, mice, PDAs, cell phones and more with 3 times faster data transfer rates than that of previous version. Wherever you are, you always can enjoy the freedom of going online, and listening to music. Make your life more freely with wireless connectivity.

Watch TV Anywhere *
The integrated DTV receiver allows you to watch and record TV programs right on your notebook. Simply connect the antenna* and you'll never have to miss an episode of your favorite TV program again!
* This function is optional.

Fingerprint Reader for Data Security
With the MSI EX310's fingerprint reader, you'll never again have to memorize awkward usernames and passwords to access your computer. Just lightly press your finger on the reader at the front to unlock. Through the recognition for your unique fingerprint, you can be sure that only you and no one else can use your computer.

Exceptional Visual Performance and Power Efficient Mobility
To deliver truly high performance computing power, the EX310 uses the newest AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor. Additionally EX310 is also equipped with a 3 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, and a Multi-DVD burner. So, you can easy to edit or save high-quality photos/video.

DNS Flaw Threatens Security of Small ISPs

Customers of small Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be at risk of online fraud, following the industry's lax response to securing against the recently discovered Domain Name System (DNS) cache poisoning flaw.

The flaw was publicly revealed early last month when security vendors including the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), Cisco, Debian and Microsoft released patches after about six months of quiet collaboration. IOActive researcher Dan Kaminsky discovered the hole in January this year.

Kaminsky alerted the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and multiple vendors to the flaw and all agreed to keep mum on the vulnerability until a fix was developed.

The attack can be used as a vector to deliver a variety of payloads to the customers of ISPs with unpatched DNSs, ranging from financial fraud via phishing scams, to infection with malicious applications. Hackers can trick almost any DNS server into associating malicious IP addresses with legitimate domains.

Telstra, Optus, Internode and iiNet have confirmed to Computerworld their DNSs are patched, however, sources reveal many DNS admins have yet to fix the flaw, despite being notified by security researchers, and nagged by concerned ISPs and Web masters.

iiNet network engineer Mark Newton said smaller ISPs may lag behind patching because of the work required to secure their DNSs.

"[DNS patching] has probably slowed down because the procedure effectively requires customer-facing DNS servers to be segregated from the domain-hosting servers," Newton said.

"Most ISPs don't [segregate the servers] because it is cheaper and easier to keep them in one box. There has not been a compelling reason to segregate them until now, which is probably why it is taking some ISPs a long time to secure themselves.

"A hacker could make a fake bank Web site, find a vulnerable resolver, and poison its cache so that customers using that resolver are directed to the fake address instead of the bank Web site."

Commonwealth Bank chief information security officer Sarv Girn said the bank is confident its security processes will protect its customers.

"The bank is aware of situation and we are quite comfortable as we have the tools in place to monitor the situation, which complement our existing capability in both Hawk-I and two factor authentication," Girn said.

"The major IT vendors have also taken appropriate steps by introducing patches to counteract this problem so we will continue to monitor the environment for any anomalies."

A Telstra spokesperson said the company patched its DNSs immediately after a fix was issued.

ISC support engineer Alan Clegg urged DNS administrators to read the organization's presentation on how to fix the flaw.

Mozilla Releases Alpha of Next Firefox

Mozilla Corp. has released the first preview of Firefox 3.1, the fast-track update that the open-source company has pegged with a late 2008 or early 2009 ship date.

Code-named "Shiretoko," named for a national park on Japan's northern-most island of Hokkaido, Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 was delayed several days because of a last-minute bug found in the Mac OS X version.

Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 includes some, but not all, of the features Mozilla hopes to add to the update as work continues. Among the noticeable changes: several improvements to the address bar, which Mozilla dubs the "Smart Location Bar" in recognition of the search enhancements it received in Firefox 3.0; and changes to tab-switching.

Pressing Ctrl-Tab in Alpha 1 switches between current and last-viewed tabs rather than simply moving to the next tab to the right. Thumbnails of each page are also now displayed for easier recognition. Like many of the features slated for Firefox 3.1, the revised tab-switching was originally meant to be included with Firefox 3.0, but had been dropped during development to keep that June version on schedule.

Current Firefox users can add the same switching behavior to their browsers by installing the Ctrl-Tab add-on.

Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 is the first version of the browser built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.1 engine, which is also in development. According to Mozilla, some of the changes in the preview will affect Web page compatibility; a "For Developers" page has been set up to spell out those changes.

Mozilla typically spins out several alpha editions before moving on to a series of betas, which in turn lead to release candidates and then to a final shipping version. Firefox 3.0, for example, ran through eight alphas, five betas and three release candidates before hitting the street in June.

However, the company has projected a much faster development cycle for 3.1. Earlier schedules slated Firefox 3.1's first beta for next month, and a final version in the last quarter of this year or the first of 2009.

The preview can be downloaded from Mozilla's site in versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.