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Through Cheap Voip Technology

India boasts of many world class institutions, of higher education to be precise. They cater to the need of international students from every part of the world. Many students also come for fellowship exchange program and get a glimpse of India on their visit. In fact there are special quotas for foreign students in many universities to attract foreign students. Some of the popular colleges of India are the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management), delhi University, IGNOU, Mumbai University Institute Of Chemical Technology, jamia milia Islamia. Film and television Institue Of India, satyajit rai Film and television Institute, Birla institute Of Technology, BITS Pilani, IIT kanpur, IIT Delhi and many more.

A lot of students come to India to study in these and many more institutions of repute. This means that there is an urgent need to communicate with India and many telecom companies have come up with the brilliant idea of VoIP- Voice Over Internet Protocol- a digital technology that works on the computer with the aid of a broadband connection. The users can avail various cheap calling plans such as free calls and night calls and make VoIP calls to India. It is the cheapest way to call India and connect with people visiting the country for different purposes. Parents of students who come to India can call India through cheap VoIP technology and keep track of their activities in the country. VoIP calls made are cheaper in comparison to the call made from the regular phones because they are not billed according to seconds or minutes, but on the basis of the amount of information shared and transferred over the web. Therefore, people can call India through cheap voip technlogy.

Apart from making cheap or free calls, VoIP also provides the facility of call forwarding, call divert, Caller Id, conference calling, sending messages. Thus, VoIp also has the features of the mobile phones and calls rates are reduced approximately 90% as compared to them. Therefore people can talk without fearing the long phone bills while calling India.

Not only the universities, there are many schools of repute which attract students from all over the world. Take for instance, the Doon school, Dehradun, Don Bosco, Mumbai which are a brand name and students from all over the world come to India to get quality education in these schools.

India has become the hub of many educational institutions which have set themselves apart from the rest of the world tempting many students to come to India and be part of the educational revolution. Parents too encourage their children to study in India also because they want their kids to learn the values and traditions of the country. Education is not only about cramming academic books but to develop as an individual in a positive way. India provides them with such opportunities and therefore parents want their kids to get acquainted with the culture of India while studying in the country.

The Future As it Should’ve Been

More than seventy years ago, the “Futurist” predicted that our world would be awash in jet-packs, flying-cars, moving sidewalks, personal robot helpers, mile-high cities, and let us not forget the ambiguous vacation on the Moon, or better yet on Mars.

Much like a feather on a string in front of a playful kitten, the kitchen of the future with all its time and labor saving gadgets and gizmo’s, has been dangled in front of the American consumer since the 1939 New York Worlds Fair, but for me the future become a reality one very hot summer day in 1960, while I stood in line at Disneyland to see the house that would change my life forever, the house of the future…the Monsanto House.

My first impression of the future, as an eight year old boy, was that it would be cool. Ice cold air-condition air blew on my skin as I walked in from a hot and sticky Anaheim heat wave. There was the future…laid out before me like a buffet. The embodiment of every science fiction movie, TV show, book, magazine and comic book I had ever seen, all before me in glorious molded plastic, and as expected, everything was white or chrome with accents of color, it would be easy to see my life in this home of tomorrow.

And the kitchen of this brave new world was laid out as if a medical laboratory. A shiny, gleaming, pristine environment where actual food and food preparation would be banned and we would pop “food-pills” and consume “radar-ranged” freeze-dried dinners, and our personal robot helper would clean up the dishes using no water in the sonic dishwasher and we would all talk to our friends and family on a Viz-A-Phone after dinner.

Thankfully many of these visions are still the stuff of science fiction. But as we wade knee-deep into the 21st century, we find that a few of Monsanto’s visions have survived and evolved. The ubiquitous microwave oven has evolved from the radar-range in to an everyday kitchen cornerstone. The magnetic induction cook-top with its heat-free cooking is right out of the Jetson’s and the integrated dishwasher, though not sonic I am sorry to say, is a standard feature in every American home.

“Good morning Kevin” comes a disembodied voice similar to HAL, the self awarded computer from 2001. “You’re up early today…did you sleep well?” “Just fine Kitchen” I respond “I have an early morning meeting at the office…so I’m in a hurry”. “Coffee or Cappuccino?” comes the voice…”Coffee please” says I…”Cereal or eggs?” asks the Kitchen. “Just toast this morning” I answer…”CNN or Sponge Bob” as the screen on the refrigerator comes to life…and so my day begins. Science Fiction? No, just a glimpse of things to come.

Just imagine for a moment in the not so distant future when your “wi-fi” enabled home will permit your dishwasher to call you at work to let you know that it has sprang a leak…but not to worry, it has already informed the service company and they will be out between 9 and 12 on Tuesday. Or maybe you are caught in rush-hour traffic and you will be 30 minutes late…so you call your oven from your cell phone to recalibrate the cooking time on your roast to be ready at 8:30. Even better your oven will be able to connect with the manufacturer to self-diagnose it-self as well as down-load new recipes and cooking instruction.

With this new networking application your refrigerator will be able to take inventory of itself and has placed an order for all pre-programmed items to be replenished automatically with an online grocery service. It has also ordered a few additional items that will be needed for tonight’s dinner party. It may even make a few suggestions for wine.

Networked appliances will be the next big thing to hit your kitchen…with “blue-tooth” technology slowly creeping into all of our home electronics…it will be just a matter of time before the kitchen, once again becomes the central core of family life. Appliances that think and plan-out menus, re-order and re-stock are already on the assembly lines. The next wave of microwaves will have a scanner to read the package of chili or popcorn and then preset itself for operation.

The family calendar on the refrigerator will update everyone’s calendar, from Mom’s computer at work to sis’s cell phone. It will be able to download and update brother’s ipod with all of his favorites and Dad can check on the solar collectors on the roof as well as the energy consumption for the entire house…he will even be able to turn off lights from his cell. It will keep everyone informed with all of the days events and activities, including soccer practice and dental appointments…It will even remind Grandma to take her pills and Grandpa that he has a 6:30 Tee-Time.

As for the other appliances…as they are connected to the internet…they will received electronic up-grades and they can self diagnose problems and download cures. One day your kitchen will read your personal electro-magnetic field when you enter the kitchen and begin to brew your favorite beverage and up-date your portfolio, all while you wait for your bagel to be toasted.

Eventually the kitchen itself will become one huge, connected appliance that reads your lifestyle patterns, anticipates your needs for food, lighting, entertainment, and cleanup, and performs functions automatically, all without an explicit human command.

So, where is the future I was promised as a child? I had invested all that time in books and movies and I knew every nook and cranny and back road of the future and with great disappointment I woke one morning to the world as it was and lived out my days feeling a little bit cheated.

The Latest Technology Gadgets

The rising popularity of high tech gadgets continues to rise, especially when a few gadgets that we can look forward to were released during the week ending April 26, 2012. This week’s gadget release includes a new DSLR that is expected to be a sure hit among avid photographers, a new and promising smart phone, and a compact projector that would be a great fit for travelers.

Week ending April 26, 2012 latest technology gadgets

Nikon, one of the leading manufacturers of top of the class DSLR’s, has released their latest entry level D3200 camera. It’s the long waited upgrade of their popular D3100, and this new DSLR is also expected to get, or even exceed the D3100’s popularity. It features additional options such as an enhanced video features and support for the wireless mobile adapter. It can capture full HD video in 1080p resolution, and a continuous shooting mode with 4 frames per second.

HTC also released their latest smart phone in the HTC One X. It’s the first HTC phone to have the company’s latest ImageSense technology. Some of its notable features are the 4.7 in. HD display, 1.5GHz quadcore processor, 8MP back camera and 1.3 MP front camera, Audios by Beats, 32GB of storage, compatible with the 4G LTE connectivity, and runs on Android 4.0 ICS.

For the frequent travelers, Acer’s K130 can be very convenient as it offers a portable projector that you can use anytime, anywhere. For a price of $499.99, it only weighs 500g with a dimension of 140 x 116 x 41mm. It’s a 3D ready device with a native resolution of 1280 x 800, and sports a USB and an HDMI port. It also has an SD card reader.