GMail Down ?

I am not able to connect to GMail server for last 1 hour. I am not sure if there is a global down-time.


Twitter Redesigns.

Twitter just announced its new home page redesign complete with trending topics and search. Twitter has evolved into a community where users can discover breaking news and trends and the new home page certainly matches that.


Skip Gym – Go NEAT.

Geeks don’t like gymming, running, swimming,etc. But that’s not the only way to burn calories. Incorporating more NEAT activities into your day, also known as non-exercise activity, can also help.

Studies show that lean people fidget for about 150 minutes a day more than obese people do. That kind of low-grade activity (tapping feet and fingers, twirling hair, gesturing while speaking, etc.) can burn 350 calories a day, which translates into 10-30 pounds a year! It's called Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), which is basically any movement that isn't intended as exercise. You can burn an extra 100-150 calories an hour by increasing NEAT.

How to Burn Calories [wikiHow]

Firefox 4 – A sneak preview.

Busy designers at Mozilla are back with some theme mockups for the even-further-into-the-future Firefox 4.0.

Send Your Name to Mars.

nasa_logo NASA now gives anyone the opportunity to send their name to Mars. Just enter your name, country and zipcode into the form, and your name – along with many others – will be included in a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover which will be heading to Mars in 2011.

Best Audio Streaming Services.

2268844460_d50be18c2e_m Music streaming sites have come and gone. Slowly and steadily people are recognizing the usefulness of these sites. As more and more music labels are opening up to this idea, music streaming is becoming more and more popular. ReadWriteWeb has posted a list of 18 most useful music streaming sites. I went through them and found them to be extremely well designed and well sourced. Do give it a try.

Microsoft Office 2010 – Video Tour.

Microsoft Corp. on Monday made the latest edition of its Office software suite available for testing and plans to make key applications such as Word and Excel available over the Web -- acknowledging burgeoning competition from Internet giant Google Inc. and others. office10 Microsoft has been very social with their Office 2010 introductions, and YouTube is full of introductory videos to Office 2010. Check out the ones that most likely matter most to you below. |

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Feedstitch combines multiple RSS feeds into one.

Checking multiple sites for updated information is a hassle. FeedStitch combines not just multiple RSS feeds, but data feeds from popular social networking services to make keeping an eye on things easy. After signing up for a free account (or using your Twitter, Google, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook, or open ID login) you can start entering in RSS feeds and the usernames of Twitter, Flickr, Delicious, GitHub, and Tumblr you want to keep an eye on. You can then group various feeds and usernames into subsets, creating a new RSS feed or JSON file to track just the items you have specified. FeedStitch [via MakeUseOf]

Firefox 3.5: Set Gmail as the Default Email Client

If you use Gmail as your primary email client, Firefox 3.5 makes it easy to associate any mailto links that you might encounter to us Gmail as the default email client. While this has been possible with previous versions, you don’t need to jump through any hoops or use any add-ons with Firefox 3.5.

1. Open Firefox.

2. Go to the menu, click Tools and select Options.

3. Click the Applications tab.

4. Scroll down to the mailto Content type.

5. Select the associated Action dropdown and select Use Gmail.

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