Friday, February 2, 2007

Cheap Long Distance Calls

My friend pointed me to Google map that has a cool feature: phone call forwarder. The way it work is that after you find a company or any contact/address information with phone number on the left side of the map, we click "call" link on the right of the phone number. A textbox will appear asking us to enter our phone number. Once we enter our own phone number and press "call", our phone will ring. Interestingly, when I tried it, I got call from the destination which I was calling to. When I picked up, I heard voice "connecting.." and then a dialing tone was heard. I guess, if there was somebody had picked up my call, I would made a call.

In this case, Google VOIP gateway intermediates connection from my phone to the destination. Google makes two connections, one is to my phone and second, to the destination (both originating from Google).

This way, we can make free long distance calls!

My Dream Energy Generator

I have been dreaming if there is a way to generate power from water. This dream power generator will just convert water to electrical power with Oxigen as its residue.

This technology shall be cheap to make and compact enough to fit into a car. I imagine till will reverse global warming effect. Why? because, first, it takes water from sea to generate energy. Secondly, it does not generate much pollutant to the ozone layer. Third, it generates oxigen essensial to human.

That's just (all will stay) as my imaginary dream, eventhough with fusion we could similarly do create energy from oxigen, but the technology is still far from practical use.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

45 nm Chips

Last week Intel announced that they had overcome difficulties in making transistors smaller and smaller. A separate announcement was also made by IBM.

I don't know if both companies have the same solution for the nano technology. We'll see.