Saturday, September 11, 2010




Ravinder Singh
Gurutek Systems Pvt. Ltd.
22, Oasis Industrial Estate
Opp. Vakola Masjid, Santacruz (E),
Mumbai 400055
Tel: +91-22-32521053
Mobile: 9699031115


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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reaching out to God

Reaching out to God

On the telephone.

There have been quite a few things said about God over the ages. From the almost universal acceptance of His omnipresence and omnipotence in most cultures and societies, to sceptics and atheists who’d have us believe otherwise. The question of His being, and how to attain, or reach Him, has always concerned both the theologically-inclined as well as, by inversion, the most vehement of disbelievers.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dialing Up Knowledge—and Harvests

Nothing is currently having a more profound effect on farmers in the developing world than telecommunications networks. Cell phones and expanding broadband Internet coverage are helping farmers boost yields by disseminating information.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chinese company pre-emptively clones iPad

SHANGHAI: The unveiling of Apple’s iPad tablet computer was one of the most anticipated technology events in recent years, but a similar looking device has been on sale in China for nearly six months.
   The touchscreen iPad look-alike marks a new milestone by Chinese manufacturers: cloning a product before it had even been announced, mused, a city blog, and, a tech blog dedicated to Chinese copies.
   But Shenzhen Great Loong Brother Industrial Co – makers of the Chinese device, which resembles an over-sized iPhone – said Apple appeared to be the copycats.
   “We don’t understand. Why did they make the same thing as us?” said Huang Xiaofang, an executive at the company.
   The iPad-like “P88” was launched in August and was on show last year at the Internationale Funkausstellung consumer electronics fair in Berlin, she said. “We launched it earlier.”
   Although thicker and heavier than the iPad, the P88’s specifications boasts a slightly larger screen, faster processor, larger memory and, unlike the iPad, has USB ports, according to the manufacturer.
   But its battery life is only 1.5 hours compared to the iPad’s 10 hours.
Apple’s first iPads will ship worldwide at an entry-level price of $499 (Rs 23,000 approx) in two months.
But for gadget fanatics who cannot wait, Huang said the P88 is available now on Great Loong Brother’s Web site. AFP


Friday, January 29, 2010

Banks Pulled Up for Fine on Home Loan Pre Pay

NEW DELHI: Competition watchdog CCI has asked about two dozen banks and housing finance companies, including HDFC, ICICI Bank, and LICHF, to explain their imposing penalty on borrowers for pre-payment of home loans.

The commission, according to official sources, has sent notices to major home loan players after examining a report of director general (investigations) which found evidences against banks for misusing their dominant position and entering into anti-competitive agreements.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Charity 2.0

The January 12 earthquake and humanitarian disaster in Haiti had an important technological component: Through the text message (SMS) giving program, the Red Cross raised $26 million in funds in just nine days. That's not just a large amount of money to be raised in a short time, it's an unprecedented level of participation. Was this a one-time outpouring of goodwill, or the beginning of a trend in global humanitarianism made possible by technology?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Meet Marko, the 9-year-old systems engineer

Marko Calasan, a 9-year-old from Macedonia, is more than just a kid who's into computers.

At age 6, he got his first systems administrator credential from Microsoft and, last month, he became perhaps the youngest Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Indian Internet Users Vulnerable to Cyber Fraud

A survey of more than 5,000 active Internet users across 10 cities in India suggests that users are becoming increasingly concerned about online security. Ninety one percent of the respondent Internet users experienced some case of cyber fraud, such as phishing, key logging, identity theft and account takeover. Despite the exposure to cyber fraud, a majority of respondents were unaware of ways to combat it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Social networking plagues India Inc

Companies See 12.5% Daily Productivity Loss, Says Survey
Chittaranjan Tembhekar | TNN

Mumbai: Social networking sites like Facebook are a veritable Aladdin’s cave offering bored employees a chance to try their luck at farming (Farmville), word games and following their friend’s recent trek to the Himalayas. With people Facebooking, twittering and chatting during office hours either on their computers or via the latest ‘app’ on their touch-screen cellphones, corporates across the country are losing the internet battle.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mercedes Benz told to pay Rs five lakh compensation

New Delhi: A consumer court has ticked off automobile manufacturer Mercedez Benz for delivering a "defective" car to a buyer and directed it to pay Rs five lakh as compensation to him.

"It is regrettable that such an automobile manufacturer has adopted a practice to sell their cars in India by issuing glorifying advertisements about the performance of their vehicle," the National Consumer Commission, comprising members Justice R K Batta and P D Shenoy, said.

The Commission made the observation while awarding a compensation of Rs five lakh to the consumer.

"The complainant had purchased this car to enjoy the feel of a new car of world standard. Persistent defects clearly show that the car was a defective piece which had to be sent constantly for repairs," the panel said.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Understanding Windows 7's 'GodMode'

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.