In central Burma there is a remarkable monastery, Taung Kalat, that sits atop an ancient volcanic plug. Looking like the possible lair of a Bond villain or maybe ET’s next port of call should he make a return visit, this amazing piece of architecture has weathered many a storm. However, it may be finally brought down by the neglect of the military Junta that runs this troubled nation.
With the India’s mobile telecom network expected to grow from over 300 million subscribers now to over 400 million by the end of 2009, mobile applications (m-apps) will become central to entertainment, information, banking and other services – and, of course, revenues for telecom companies.You’ ll see many m-payment services, and banks will urge you to use SMS and m-banking. The media will get serious with the platform, with SMS, mobile web, widgets and m-apps.And m-marketing. .. expect lots of SMS spam and the failure of do-not-disturb lists, until a service provider gets taken to court.The mobile will drive a host of apps: global positioning system (GPS), digital photography, music distribution. These started off earlier, but will really take off in 2009. Your phone will be at the centre of a converged, digital universe. With 3G technology, and 16 GB of storage, it’ll be your storehouse, your credit card, your identity. Continue reading “10 Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2009.”
It is like being on a different planet… These pictures and information are excellent viewing and reading. Socotra Island: You have to see it to believe it. This island simply blows away any notion about what is considered “normal” for a landscape on Earth
Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing.” The Hotelicopter is due to fly maiden journey this summer(June 26th) with an undisclosed price…