Minggu, 10 Oktober 2010

30 Auto Completion Scripts for Better User Experience

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When developing web applications and you need to allow users of your application to choose some data like countries, currencies or even tags from a drop down, list or even from a text box, and the data is very large. You need to use an auto completion or suggestion script to make this task easier for the end user. You can always implement your own script if you have the knowledge and the time to do this, but if you can’t then you can use a ready to use script. In this article I compiled a list of 30 Auto Completion Scripts to use in you projects.

1. Spry Auto Suggest Widget, Demo

2. AutoSuggest: An AJAX auto-complete text field, Demo

3. Ajax-driven JavaScript ComboBox with Autocomplete

4. AutoCompleter, Demo

5. AutoComplete 1.2 Scriptaculous

6. YUI 2: AutoComplete, Demo

7. jqac

8. ASP.NET AJAX AutoComplete Control

9. Google Suggest Style Filter with the Ajax ASP.net AutoComplete Control, Demo

10. jQuery Tag Suggestion, Demo

11. Facebook Style Autosuggest with jQuery, Demo

12. Search AutoComplete with ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

13. jQuery Plugin: Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry, Demo

14. TextboxList meets Autocompletion, Demo

15. Proto! TextboxList meets Autocompletion, Demo

16. A fancy Apple.com-style search suggestion, Demo

17. AutoSuggest jQuery Plugin

18. Auto-complete Control

19. Autocompletion with Scriptaculous and Ajax, Demo

20. FlexBox, Demo

21. jQuery Autocomplete Plugin, Demo

22. Autocomplete edit control for Javascript

23. AJAX AutoComplete/AutoSuggest TextBox

24. Auto-suggest Control

25. Ajax Autocomplete Script using jQuery

26. Ajax AutoComplete for jQuery

27. Yet Another AutoComplete Script (YAACS)

28. New component (auto_complete) in prototype UI

29. Ajax autocomplete with jquery and php, Demo

30. jQuery autocomplete

Let us know if we have missed some thing awesome and we will be happy to update the article.

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Senin, 04 Oktober 2010

Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

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Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

We've decided to round up the best and brightest motherboards available. And we're not talking Micro ATX, sub-$100 budgetrino boards here. We reached for the most feature-filled, over-the-top X58 and 890FX boards from the top three mobo vendors.

Want to know how over the top? One board lets you remotely reboot or overclock it using your cell phone. Another features power connectors usually found only on dual-processor server motherboards. Hell, one has a heat pipe so freaking big, some editors here thought it was some sort of new PCI-E add-in card. And one board is so large, you'll have to buy a case specifically for its generous dimensions.

So if you're ready to build a machine that will motor you away from those recession doldrums, keep reading because the best board here will be the one you want in your AMD or Intel machine.

The X58 Reviews

Gigabyte X58A-UD7
Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

MSI Big Bang-XPower
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Asus Rampage III ExtremeMotherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

X58: The Final Analysis

With performance essentially equal, it comes down to overall experience

We know, enthusiasts like to see benchmarks and measurements and numbers. But, as we've observed for a long time, performance across the same chipset rarely sees major variances. That lesson is evident here, where there's no clear performance winner. Each board scored minor victories that were most likely the result of a benchmark's margin of error and/or each board's out-of-the-box overclock. The Gigabyte board, for example, runs its bclock at 134.9, which gives it a slight clock-speed advantage. Still, all the boards are fast.

In the overclocking department, we didn't try to wring each board to its fullest potential manually, as that's dependent on the individual overclocker. We did, however, test how each board handled automatic overclocking. Interestingly, all three were pretty safe automatic overclocks, taking our 2.8GHz Core i7-930 to the 3.33GHz Core i7-975 Extreme Edition range without fail. Of course, everyone knows that's a pretty wimpy feat. All three companies are simply being realistic. Folks who use the automatic tools will be happy with what they get but anyone who buys a board designed to boot with frigid liquid-nitrogen is going to overclock manually.

So, what this comes down to are features and the setup experience. Surprisingly, with the amount of engineering and qualification that goes into the top-tier boards, not everything is perfect. The Gigabyte X58A-UD7 was probably the trickiest. Out of the box, with the latest public BIOS and a retail Core i7-930, the board kept falling back to a 15x multiplier, which made our 2.8GHz chip a 2GHz chip. And no, it wasn't in SpeedStep mode. That won't trip up an enthusiast, but Joe 12-pack might not know he's underclocking a chip. Only manually setting the multiplier to 22x gave us the right clock speed.

The Gigabyte's ET6 utility also kept tripping Windows 7's UAC control on each boot. Another kvetch about the Gigabyte board: It's qualified for tri-SLI and includes a bridge, but you will need a special case to accept the last card. Both MSI's and Asus's tri-SLI configurations should fit in most standard enclosures.

Not that the MSI and Asus boards were without fault. As we noted above, MSI's default power configuration was plain wacky. Requiring a user who has just spent a ton of cash on a top-tier board to enable S3 and tweak two power settings to enable "wake on USB" seems wrong. Granted, at $300 on the street, MSI's board is the cheapest of the three here. And we do dig the Big Bang's PCI-E layout and surface-mounted controls.

As for the Rampage III, Asus needs to send its north-bridge fan design back to the drawing board. Besides it not working with large coolers, the fan is shrill and prevents you from reaching the top GPU latch with your fingers. And how 'bout another USB header? The other two boards here pack two USB headers for case front-panel ports, but Asus only gives you one.

In the end, though, those are pretty minor complaints. It was a very close competition between Asus's Rampage III Extreme and MSI's Big Bang-XPower, but the RC Bluetooth mode and out-of-the-box flawless setup give the Rampage III Extreme the edge.


Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

The 890FX Reviews

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7

Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared


Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

Asus Crosshair IV Formula

Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

890FX: The Final Analysis

Does AMD have the moxie to run an enthusiast platform?

We have to give credit to the AMD faithful for sticking it out with the underdog, for what has quite frankly been a bumpy ride. Some of the best times date all the way back to the Barton (Socket A/462) era, in which even high-end boards, like the Asus A7N8X and Abit NFS-2, could be yours for about $100. After that, Socket 939 reigned supreme in Sunnyvale, but not before AMD pissed people off with its stopgap Socket 754 and 940 platforms, both of which had barely left the assembly line before reaching obsolescence.

Here we are on stable ground again. Chalk it up to remarkable engineering or just plain good planning, but while Intel has been busy juggling sockets, AMD has made the most out of its AM2, AM2+, and AM3 platforms with a staggering amount of backward compatibility. The bigger problem for AMD has been the chipset, and most notably the wonky AHCI support. That's been the case even as recently as 790FX, but AMD appears to have finally figured things out with its 890FX chipset. We ran all three boards in AHCI mode, and while we did run into a single hiccup, we can't definitively blame it on AHCI.

So, where does that leave these three enthusiast boards? If we're basing our opinion on performance alone, Gigabyte's GA-890FXA-UD7 walks away with the crown in the narrowest of victories. But for the most part, there really isn't a whole lot that separates these boards in terms of benchmarks other than bragging rights, and even then, is pulling in 155 frames per second in HAWX really worth gloating over with the competition scoring 154.3 (Asus) and 153.3 (MSI)? If it is, then by all means, grab the Gigabyte board, and make sure to pick up a chassis that can accommodate XL-ATX formfactors while you're at it-you won't be cramming Gigabyte's board into your mid-tower.

We're more enamored with the Asus Crosshair IV Formula and MSI 890FXA-GD70. The Crosshair IV wins on sex appeal, and again, if you're splitting hairs over benchmarks, then this time the nod goes to Asus. Throw in the gold-plated audio inputs, Q-Connector, SupremeFX X-Fi module, and enough fan headers to generate a tornado, and you're left with one helluva mobo. So how did MSI earn a Kick Ass award?

To start with, MSI managed to cram one more PCI-E port onto its board than Asus did, and also found room for an IDE port. Sure, the Crosshair IV comes with an additional PCI slot, but now that even soundcards ship in PCI-E form, is anyone even using PCI anymore? Anyone? And while both boards nailed the layout, we like that the SATA ports sit a tad lower on MSI's mobo, keeping them away from overhanging videocards.

Finally, we have to give MSI props for its OC Genie. It took a single button press and a 20-second reboot to supercharge our 955BE by almost 700MHz. And did we mention MSI's board is the least expensive?


Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared

Dare to Compare

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Maximum PC Reads the Motherboard Tea Leaves

For the record, neither AMD nor Intel have told us squat about what to expect out of their next-generation chipsets. Instead, we sifted the Internet rumor mill and grilled motherboard vendors for what little info we could get.

Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and ComparedFirst up, Intel. There have long been rumors of an X68 chipset and new ICH11 south bridge. Those rumors, however, are likely wrong. The chipset is shaping up to be a minor update of the current X58. Expect native SATA 6 support and possibly more PCI-E lanes. We wouldn't expect USB 3.0, though. Rumored to be included in ICH11, USB 3.0 is looking more like it won't be integrated until late 2011.

More important for Intel is the P65 chipset. The company badly needs to update the P55 chipset, which is finding itself starved for bandwidth now that SATA 6 and USB 3 components are arriving. Intel is unlikely to continue compatibility with its upcoming Sandy Bridge CPUs and its current crop of chipsets. There's already talk of an LGA2011 socket for Sandy Bridge that, obviously, is incompatible with LGA1366. The LGA1156 will likely get left out in the cold, too.

AMD's plans are a bit murkier and more secretive. With an integrated GPU, AMD's upcoming Fusion chips is almost certain to require a new socket and a new chipset. Of course, the big question is, will current AM3 boards support AMD's upcoming Bulldozer core? At this point, we're going to give it a 50/50 chance. AMD has been fairly wonderful at giving its users an upgrade path, so it's likely the company could cash in on some of that good will by introducing an updated socket. We can usually count on Intel to make you buy a new board, though. Sigh.

Don't Expect to Mix AMD with Nvidia Multi-card Configs

Viewed from the comfort of today's X58 platform, the multi-GPU war seems like a hundred yarns ago. Unfortunately, AMD users continue to suffer in the ongoing war between ATI and Nvidia.

Today, if you want to run an Nvidia multi-card configuration, you buy an Intel board. If you have an AMD board, your only choice is to buy CrossFireX. Of course, it's not that Radeon HD cards are bad; in fact, ATI's resurgence with the award-winning Radeon HD 5870 and 5970 cards has many satisfied AMD users.

But still, as capable as the 890FX boards are, why can't you run Nvidia cards if you want to? Is it a technical problem?

Neither company would say, but we're certain it's not. We've seen a clear pattern where you could run either brand of cards in a multi-card setup on any chipset and with any CPU, provided there is enough PCI-E bandwidth.

To try to shed some light on the subject, we attempted to pry info from AMD and Nvidia as to the reason for the hold-up. Unfortunately, we weren't very successful. Nvidia provided us with a terse response: "We have no plans to support SLI on motherboards using AMD chipsets." And AMD was no better. It's apparently quite happy for its customers who want to run two or more cards to have ATI logos on them.

Board vendors aren't so happy, though. Those we spoke with said they've looked at options to get SLI running on AMD boards, and one even said that its engineers have tested hacked SLI running on an 890FX to see if it works and it does just fine.

Unfortunately, there's nothing to force anyone's hand here. When Nvidia faced a situation where Intel chipset users were choosing CrossFire over SLI, the company caved and started allowing board vendors to include SLI support. With AMD's much smaller market share, it appears that the situation won't change until one company blinks.

Where's Native Support for the New, Faster USB?

Every motherboard we reviewed here features SuperSpeed USB 3.0, but none has true native support. The blame lies with Intel and AMD, because neither has yet added support for the latest USB spec in their respective south-bridge chips.

To get around this limitation, motherboard vendors have tapped discrete USB controllers from such vendors as NEC to hit those super-fast transfer speeds over USB. That's good enough to get a USB 3.0 logo on the motherboard box, but it's not good enough for true enthusiasts who don't want to be limited to a mere two ports.

So, why the hold-up? It didn't take this long for USB 2.0, did it? Actually, it practically did. USB 2.0 launched in early 2000, with most mobo vendors integrating NEC chips for USB 2.0 support. It wasn't until two years later, when Intel launched its ICH 4 south bridge with the DDR-based 845E, that USB 2.0 became truly integrated.

OK, so maybe we're just being impatient, but we wanted to hear from the chipset makers why the much-requested feature wasn't on tap for this year. AMD's explanation was that it was one of the features that didn't make the priority list when the 890FX (and its accompanying SB850 south bridge) was in the factory.

Intel said it's following the game plan it used with USB 2.0: The spec is finalized, discrete controllers are released and integrated into boards, and then, when there's enough actual hardware out there that needs it, the company will add native support.

The company also refuted tin-foil hat theories that Intel was intentionally sandbagging USB 3.0 in order to push its upcoming Light Peak optical technology. "Light Peak does not compete with USB 3.0. The first USB 3.0 products started to appear in the market in 2009, with a volume ramp expected to begin in 2010, using discrete controllers," the company told Maximum PC. "We see Light Peak and USB 3.0 as being complementary, as Light Peak enables USB and other I/O protocols to run together on a single, longer cable and at higher speeds in the future. We expect both to exist together in the market and on the same platform at the same time. The Light Peak initiative does not signify any change to Intel's direction on USB 3.0 or any other existing I/O efforts."

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Minggu, 03 Oktober 2010

Live Action Vampire Bat Hunt

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Live Action Vampire Bat Hunt (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)

Hooray! October 1st is finally here which means I can open the floodgates on crappy Halloween-themed gadgets for the 2nd best holiday of the year! Even though these days I don’t hand out candy, decorate, dress up or even go to costume parties, fond memories from my childhood coupled with giant boxes of miniature chocolate bars available at every store easily make this the best time of the year- second only to Christmas.

So let’s get things started with an old favorite that’s gotten a spooky Halloween makeover. This Vampire Bat Hunt game is really no different than the interactive Duck Hunter we first brought you a couple of years ago at CES. Except that while some people might find ducks cute and think twice about shooting one down, no one’s going to hesitate when it comes to blasting this vampire bat out of the sky since they’ve gone to great lengths to make it as evil looking as possible. I mean it almost looks like a flying Gremlin! The gameplay and mechanics are pretty much the same as Duck Hunter too, requiring 3 direct hits from the infrared gun (which also doubles as the charger) to knock it out of the sky, and then presumably you’ll just need to stab a wooden stake through its heart to finish it off. ~$30 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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5 1/4 Foot Tall Bi-Pedal Exoskeleton – You Know, For Kids!

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Sakakibara Kikai's Kid's Walker (Image courtesy Gizmag)

Many, many moons ago we brought you news of the Land Walker bi-pedal personal robot suit from Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai. Over the years it has served as a popular promotional tool for the company, and many people have had the chance to hop in the driver’s seat, except for kids. The company figured putting a kid behind the wheel (or control sticks or whatever) wasn’t the smartest of ideas, so instead of putting up one of those ‘You have to be at least this tall to pilot the giant mech’ signs, they went ahead and built a smaller version designed specifically for children!

Their Kid’s Walker comes in at around 5 1/4 feet tall (1.6 meters), weighs just under 400lbs and (thankfully!) features kid-friendly controls that limit the mech’s capabilities because let’s face it, you stick a kid in a powered exoskeleton suit and his problem with bullies are over. The Kid’s Walker technically doesn’t really ‘walk’ either, but shuffles along on a pair of wheel-equipped feet kind of like someone learning to use roller skates, but again, it’s all to keep kids safe. The cost of the suit is estimated to be around $21,000, though Sakakibara Kikai has no plans to put it into production. The last thing the world needs is shopping malls full of exoskeleton-equipped mallrats, that’s for sure.

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Minggu, 26 September 2010

Tutorvista is the best solution

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Mathematics is one lesson that is very difficult to be understood by students who are attending school. From the survey results, many students who can not with math lessons.

Therefore, it needed a solution that is really promising for someone to be able to learn mathematics with success rate 80% -90%.

We have suggested a solution to you all, that is by joining in Tutorvista, TutorVista is the leading online tutoring company in the world. Tutorvista an incredible offer unlimited monthly tutoring package for only $ 99.99 a month for all subjects - students cans use tutorvista's service as much as They Want, Whenever They need it. Tutoring is available 24x7. tutorvista also Provide free demo for first time users where They can try the service for free.

they can help you in math questions, and give you solution in Chemistry homework help. they also teach you in Geometry help, teach you Prime numbers, give you solution in Chemistry help, and Physics help.
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AnyBots robot QB surrogate that became reality

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Never seen a movie that depicts the lives of surrogate where robots replace human presence was the original? And it is robots that perform various activities we are for security reasons and also the appearance?

There is now Anybots company that aims to produce a simple robot replaces the human presence that essentially the same as surrogate but not accompanied by the shape resembles a human and not able to connect the robot with the human sensory system.

But it could be said AnyBots QB is the fact of the early form of surrogate story. This robot is a "telepresence robot" that can help us in working primarily with a colleague or colleagues who work in other places far away. Suppose an American company leaders want to survey the plant, to communicate and interact with employees or colleagues in other countries like China then could use this robot.

With this robot, we can as if it comes in a distant location because we could see what was viewed by the robot's eyes, and we can move the robot according to what we want. This will save much time and costs for multinational companies with many branches that spread across the world.

This robot has two wheels and some sort of live cameras and capable of receiving and delivering voice over WiFi or the internet to the users of robots. This robot can move with speed of 3.5 mph and the batteries can last 8 hours. Price Robot Anybots QB is 15000 USD or 135 million dollars. Currently the robot is not sold retail, but can be ordered, so you want the message of this robot? Please go to www.anybots.com only.

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South Korea Develops Underwater Robot

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The concept of robots operate under water cans That is not a mere figment That cans not be realized. This is not just a concept merely wishful thinking, but even Further the concept is now growing and Almost realistic.

As the impact the development of robot technology is Becoming increasingly more sophisticated day course, makes experts to continue to Develop Robotic technology is aimed at a wider scale of life again. Starting from the simplest to the most sophisticated too, every moment seemed continue to emerge with a touch of experts around the world. Thus it has proved how powerful the existence of robotic technology in the current and future course.

Accordingly, experts from many countries participated robot installments graced the development of this robotic technology. And while Following the greatness of its neighbors, Japan, recently said to the country of South Korea Also joined to develop this robot technology.

Based on the news circulating in there, a Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of South Korea reportedly has plans to budget or invest $ 20 billion Won for a project 'underwater robots' the which is projected to be completed in 2015. This project is the construction of installments Robots That Will Be Able to Handle Various tasks maximum of 6.000 meters under the sea from exploration and rescue operations for environmental missions Such as maintenance of water flora. Developing robots with the ability to operate in shallow water is the first phase of the project, and scheduled for completion in 2012. And During the second phase 2013-2015, the robot will of Further be enhanced to perform tasks under the water.

Then the robots will from be developed That cans act as a spy too will from the government? Well, We'll see!
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Ecobot III robot that can Eat and Defecate

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You never imagine a robot that can eat? even sorry, defecate? Apparently there is research and research strange but realistic also to develop a robot that is not plugged into electricity or using other resources such as gasoline, methanol or what kek, but it can digest and get energy from organic food.

The researchers from the University of Bristol who presents robot named Ecobot III that can take advantage of 48 microbial cells for processing organic waste. These microbes will digest it and then the robot will extract energy from microbes to harvest electrons from the microbes. And that is extracted enough energy enables the robot to move.

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Special Jas To Bring iPad But Stay Cool and Neat

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If you already have the IPAD and often took him everywhere, probably thinking, "Where do I store and carry my iPad?"

Luckily for you, Mohan's New York Tailor, offers an easy to smuggle suits you the most magical property. Jas-shirt is almost as sexy as a tablet itself.

Okay, so 'comfortable' is a matter of perspective, I guess. Have you ever tried to hide a large book under your jacket? And iPad certainly more fragile than a book. And essentially if IPAD can not seem to be hidden behind your coat because it will swell and heavy and certainly at risk of falling right?

Well that's good there is a suit that could solve your problem with the iPad:D
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Robot Android Actroid F from Kokoro

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Named Kokoro Company of Tokyo which is the entertainment company in collaboration with Osaka University Hiroshi Ishiguro represented in making the android girl looks a bit feminine but creepy.

Actroid-F is the name of this robot is one kind of robot that has been dihasikan by Kokoro. This robot is used for business exhibitions or other events and can be used as telepresence robots (such as the surrogate).

Robot Actroid F is not able to walk but has advantages in presenting a realistic facial expression and look very similar to humans. Besides Actroid F, you can see the other robots that have been generated by Kokoro at the following url: http://www.kokoro-dreams.co.jp/english/robot/act/index.html

The price of this robot is $ 110,000 and can be used as a receptionist, guide or patient attendant.

You can see videos of this robot in action:

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Transformer Made In China 9,7 meter

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A group of students from China Central Academy Of Fine Arts University to build a transformer la Shanzhai their version for Project Graduation. Materials robot transformers all from a old truck, and overall costs of their projects around 300,000 yuan (about $ 4.470 USD or 40 million dollars) in total. Transformer la Shanzhai this is 9.7 meters, weighs 4000 KG.

Design taken from the famous transformer. Original parts and face only a sword, which is based on the history of Chinese hero 'Guan Gong'.

There are also video neh:

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