October 9, 2011

Tech Quiz 30

1.) This penguin character is the mascot of Linix Kernel. Name this penguin?

2.) We have independence day, republic day, science day etc. Like that, this day was first observed on 28 August 2004. Since 2006, it has been observing in the third saturday of September every year. What is significance of this day?
A: Software Freedom Day(SFD)

3.) Shelfari is a social cataloging website for books. Shelfari users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read, and can rate, review, tag, and discuss their books. Which company is offering this service?

4.) Which is the world's largest mobile operator with more than 600 million subscribers as of March 2011?
A: China Mobile

5.) What do you mean by Data archaeology?
A: It refers to the art and science of recovering computer data encrypted in now obsolete media or formats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_archaeology

6.) "Patni Computer Systems " was it's former name. How do you know the company now?
A: iGATE Patni

7.) It was started in 1999 by 10 industry professionals who came from Cambridge Technology Partners, Lucent Technologies and Wipro. This company crossed USD 100 million in revenues in April 2006 & has been involved in the creation of Bluetooth technology and is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
A: Mind Tree Ltd.

8.) It is a technology introduced by Intel Corporation that uses NAND flash memory modules to reduce the time it takes for a computer to power up, access programs, and write data to the hard drive. During development, the technology was codenamed Robson. How do you know this technology?
A: Intel Turbo Memory

9.) This gaming console was known by the code name of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, immediately prior to E3(Electronic Entertainment Expo). How this console is popular now?
A: Nintendo Wii

10.) It is the brand name of an LCD color display technology produced by Sharp Electronics. The technology utilizes a fourth color subpixel, yellow, in addition to the standard RGB color subpixels, which Sharp claims increases the range of displayable colors, and which may mimic more closely the way the brain processes color information. Name the technology?
A: Quattron

Answers added on 22-10-2011

September 27, 2011

Google's 13th birthday special Doodle

Google is celebrating it's 13th birthday today.
Here is the Google's special  doodle for it's 13th birthday.

This special doodle is  photograph that shows Google's 13th birthday celebrations. There is a cake on a table with 13 candles on it & the GOOGLE logo sits around the table in party hats and baloons adding to the celebratory mood. And also There are certain gifts in the table.

September 21, 2011

Tech Quiz 29

 1. X was in development from April 2007, and released on 3 March 2008. Its main developer was Ian Hickon. What is X?
A: Acid3

2. He was an American computer scientist who received Turing Award in 1998 and he was lost at sea during a solo sailing trip?
A: Jim Gray

3. What process is called Tethering?
A: The use of mobile phone as a Internet gateway for another device (PC/Laptop)

4. This is an American company involved in the research of low power computer display technology. This was founded by Mary Lou Jepsen, who was previously the CTO of OLPC project?
A: Pixel Qi

5. If Google has Goggles , who own “Point & Find”?
A: Nokia

6. Mark Weiser coined this phrase around 1988 during his tenure as Cheif Technologist of Xerox PARC. Which is the phrase?
A: Ubiquitous Computing

7. Who started the Wb Standards Project (WaSP) in 1998?
A: George Olsen

8. Name the utility that automatically builds the executable and libraries from source code which was originally created by Stuart Feldman in 1997 at Bell Labs?
A: Make

9. “Sundance” is a code name of one product (video editing) from Microsoft. Which is the product?
A: Windows Live Movie Maker

10. X was orginated in 1987, when Joe Becker from Xerox and Lee Collins and Mark Davis from Apple started investigating the practicalities of creating a universal character set. What is X?
A: Unicode

September 11, 2011

Tech Quiz 28

1. As of March 2011, world's largest mobile operator with more than 600 million
A: China Mobile

2. "Gesher" was it's first codename, it was released in 9th January 2009 by Intel. On what code name you know it now?
A: Sandy Bridge

3. We often say a processor is manufactured under "32 nm"(nanometer) process. What does 32 nm indicate?
A: It refers to the expected average half­pitch (i.e., half the distance between identical features) of a memory cell at this technology level.

4. What do you mean by Data archaeology?
A: It refers to the art and science of recovering computer data encrypted in now obsolete media or formats.

5. What are Haswell & Broadwell ?
A: These are the codename for a processor microarchitecture to be developed by Intel.

6. Who is in the designation  CEO, Yahoo ( as of 10 September 2011).?
A: Tim Morse

7. Who is known as the father of IBM PC?
A: Don Estridge

8. Name the optical semiconductor that is the core of DLP projecion Technology and was invented by Dr. Larry Hornbeck and Dr. William E Nelson of Texas Instrument in 1987?
A: DMD (Digital Micromirror Device)

9. This term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self­regulating human­machine systems in outer space. Which is the term?
A: Cyborg

10.This company was started by G.L. Mirchandani and Vijay Mansukhani in 1981 in Mumbai and it is one of India’s leading electronics brand. Identify the company?
A: Onida Electronics

August 31, 2011

TECH4YOU Persona

Identify these personals from the history of computing.          Get More Pictures






Source: http://images-thetechquiz.blogspot.com/
NB: Answers were added on 9-9-2011

This will be helpful for TCS IT WIZ participants competitating at cities: Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahemedabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Lucknow, Delhi & Mumbai.

August 5, 2011


QWERTY(keyboard layout)

Qwerty is the most popular keyboard layout that in use today. This layout was named QWERTY because these six letters are appearing in the top layer of the keyboard.
The QWERTY keyboard design was created by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1873 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Christopher Latham Sholes

Wisconsin Historical Marker
The first computer terminals such as the Teletype were typewriters that could produce and be controlled by various computer codes. These used the QWERTY layouts, and added keys such as escape (ESC) which had special meanings to computers. Later keyboards added function keys and arrow keys. Since the standardization of PC-compatible computers and Windows after the 1980s, most full-sized computer keyboards have followed this standard (see drawing at right). This layout has a separate numeric keypad for data entry at the right, 12 function keys across the top, and a cursor section to the right and center with keys for Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down with cursor arrows in an inverted-T shape.

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July 31, 2011

Space flight google doodle

This is the google doodle in memory of the first human space flight.

Google published this doodle on the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight.

April 23, 2011

Edision's Doodle

This is the doodle of the google in respect with the inventor of Electric Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison