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View this: Viewsonic Viewpad 7

Viewsonice Viewpad 7 has 7 inch LCD Flat glass Touchscreen at resolution of 480×800 pixels with Metal edges around and glossy plastic back which resembles an iPhone 4 design.This 7-inch tablet from Viewsonic weighs just about 375 grams, making it a highly portable device. The tablet offers 3.5G HSDPA/HSUPA service, extensive Office support and runs Android 2.2. You can browse the web, check emails, and have access to thousands of apps available at the Android Market on-the-go. Multimedia options are boosted by a dedicated graphic chipset. The tablet has stereo speakers, a 3-meg webcam and can activate functions based on voice-recognition. Cameras on the back and front, SIM and MicroSD slots on the left edge, headphone and miniUSB sockets and inside you get Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile data (3.5G HSDPA/HSUPA service) – in fact you can even make calls on this thing. There’s no HDMI for outputting video to your TV and the camera lacks flash and a dedicated button.Running on Qualcomm Snapdragon …

Skype apologises for massive outage

ServiceMillions of Skype users around the world were left incommunicado on Wednesday when the popular internet telephony system was disrupted by a massive glitch.Skype issued an apology for the outage, which left millions of people unable to log onto the service or connect to any of their contacts.Skype said that the problem appeared to originate in the service’s peer-to-peer system, in which some users’ computers are used as “supernodes” to help the application connect with users.“Under normal circumstances, there are a large number of supernodes available. Unfortunately, today, many of them were taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype,” the company said in a web posting.“Our engineers are creating new ‘mega-supernodes’ as fast as they can, which should gradually return things to normal.This may take a few hours, and we sincerely apologise for the disruption to your conversations.”Skype prides itself on the robustness of its network, with its last major outage in …

Be safe on the info highway

The safety of children when they are online is a growing concern among parents, as kids today spend more and more time on social networking and game sites. According to a survey conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) across 12 Indian cities last year, 63 per cent of urban students spend over an hour online daily. As per a recent Norton Online Family report, In India, 77 per cent kids say that they faced negative encounters online but only 50 per cent of parents were aware of this fact. There are many sites that try to provide safer environment for kids. Kid's sites like Club Penguin by Walt Disney have come out with options that allow more parental control and monitoring of online activities of children. Here you require parental permission to activate an account. Chat filters and live moderators are there to monitor chat and prevent the kids from sharing inappropriate or personally identifiable information.Here are a few safety tipsHave a talk with your parents about safety…