Dell Streak 5-inch tablet phone

Where do touch phones end and tablets begin? Well, the 5-inch Dell Streak is certainly bound to push the border further than the HTC HD2 and its 4.3-inch screen. The tablet moniker is actually misleading since the Streak has got full GSM voice and data capabilities along with 3G and HSPA under its belt. That sounds very phone-like to us.
The 10mm-thin Dell Streak runs a customized Android 1.6 Cupcake UI. No worries though, Dell should deliver a v2.2 Froyo update later this year for a serious speed boost. Still, the Snapdragon processor should be fast enough even at Android 1.6, though the 256MB RAM seems a bit low, some smartphoneshave double that amount.
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Photos of the Dell Streak phone/tablet thing
The screen on the Streak is a 5-inch TFT with WVGA resolution (800 x 480) with multi-touch support. The sheer size is definitely an edge in web browsing versus phones and it also has a built-in GPS receiver with Google Maps.
Other features include a 5MP auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash and a secondary camera for video calling (take that iPad). The retail package also comes with a dock with HDMI out.
Watch Kevin Andrew from Dell talk about the Dell Streak and give you a quick video demo. First he calls it a tablet, then he goes on to say he’s used it as a primary phone. Gosh, this thing weighs 220 grams so that really shows some dedication. Kevin naturally admits he's used a Bluetooth headset to do most of the talking on the Streak.

The Dell Streak will be available exclusively on O2 UK starting on 4 June but pricing info hasn’t been announced yet. It should be available from O2 stores and also Carphone Warehouse and Dell online stores.

Kites movie review

Kites is a story of love that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments and unexpected betrayal. 
In the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, a mortally wounded man is left for dead in the heat of the desert sun. This is J (Hrithik Roshan) - once a street smart, carefree, young guy and now a wanted man. 
The only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha (Barbara Mori). A woman, engaged to another man, but surely destined for J. A woman, who comes into his life like a bolt of lightning, and changes it forever. 
Though the story of ‘Kites’ comes from old school (read: There’s nothing new about this plot), the modern day cinematography, choreography, direction and editing make this one worth a watch. 
Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori live upto the hype that has been created. Their on-screen chemistry is one to watch out for. Barabara makes an impressive Bollywood debut with this flick. Kangana Ranaut, however, doesn’t have much of a role and the spotlight remains on just the handsome couple, Hrithik and Barbara. 
Anurag Basu’s direction takes ‘Kites’ to a different level altogether. He has excelled behind the camera, and the neat, crisp editing has complemented the film. ‘Kites’ is worth a watch... 

Drinking water is good for the brain

Lack Of Hydration Leads To Shrinking Of Grey Matter, Making It Difficult For People To Think


Make sure you drink enough water every day its not only good for your body,but good for your brain too,for a new study says that grey matter can shrink without hydration.


Researchers have found that failing to drink enough water can make grey matter shrink,making it difficult for people to think so,dehydration not only affects the size of the brain but also how it works,the Daily Mail reported.


According to the British scientists,just 90 minutes of steady sweating can shrink the brain as much as a year of aging.


Starved of water,the grey matter is also forced to work harder to process the same information.Over days and weeks,lack of fluid could impact on performance at work and school,and on exam results. But there is no need to panic because after a glass of water or two the brain quickly returns to normal,say the researchers at Kings College London.


For their study,the researchers scanned the brains of teenagers after an hour and a half of cycling.Some exercised in three layers of sweat-inducing clothing a binliner worn next to the skin,a hooded chemical warfare suit and a track suit.Others were more lightly clad in shorts and t-shirts.

Those who were wrapped up lost around two pounds in sweat and their brain tissue had shrunk away from their skulls,the study found.

Lead researcher Matthew Kempton said: We saw a general shrinking of the brain tissue.Fluid filled cavities in the middle of the brain expanded and there was a corresponding shrinking of the brain tissue.The people who lost the most weight had the most shrinkage of the brain.

On average,the amount of shrinkage equated to 14 months of age-related wear and tear,or the withering away associated with two and a half months of Alzheimers disease.


The sweaty students did just as well when asked to play a computer game that tests the ability to plan and solve problems.But scans showed they used more of their brains to do it,according to the findings published in Human Brain Mapping journal.

The total amount of water in a 70 kg man is approximately 40 litres,averaging 57% of his total body weight.In a newborn infant,this may be as high as 75% of the body weight,but it progressively decreases from birth to old age,most of the decrease occurring during the first 10 years of life.Water helps people to maintain body temperature,metabolize body fat,aids in digestion,lubricates and cushions organs,transports nutrients,and flushes toxins from the body.



magic pill to live beyond 100 years

London: Scientist are working on a project to develop a "magic pill" that would allow people to live beyond 100 and be fit and healthy.
Researchers have identified genes that extend life and prevent diseases including Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer, reported
Professor Nir Barzilai, a researcher into the ageing process, told experts at London’s Royal Society that the drugs could be on sale in 18 months.
One key factor seen in people who reach 100 is high levels of "good" cholesterol high density lipo-protein (HDL). Pro fessor Barzilai, from New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, found centenarians who had this were protected against Alzheimer’s.
"Global pharmaceutical companies Merck and Roche are developing a drug which will promote the increase in HDL," he said.
The pill would be taken in your 40s or 50s. Though talking on other perspectives he added: "There will be issues, such as pensions and social security, but from a medical perspective it's better to stay healthy". 

How to Restore sql server Database using backup file

Database should have full backup (.bak file). It can be restored using following two steps.


Step 1: Retrive the Logical file name of the database from backup.
FROM DISK = 'D:BackUpYourBaackUpFile.bak'


Step 2: Use the values in the LogicalName Column in following Step.

----Make Database to single user Mode


----Restore Database
FROM DISK = 'D:BackUpYourBaackUpFile.bak'
WITH MOVE 'YourMDFLogicalName' TO 'D:DataYourMDFFile.mdf',
MOVE 'YourLDFLogicalName' TO 'D:DataYourLDFFile.ldf'



/* If there is no error in statement before database will be in multiuser
If error occurs please execute following command it will convert
database in multi user.*/

Sql server Database Mail

SQL Server:


Sending Mail:

To give you the ability to send an email from a database, Transact-SQL provides the sp_send_dbmail stored procedure.

This store procedure is created in the msdb database.


        EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
        @profile_name = N'Central Administrator',
        @recipients = N'',
        @body = N'The Persons table has received a new record.',
        @subject = N'New Record';

The profile_name value must hold a valid for an existing profile. If you omit this argument, the database engine uses the current user or a default profile created in the msdb database. If there is no default profile, you must create one. To do this, in the Object Explorer, expand the Management node and double-click Database Mail

Before executing this procedure, you should check the security settings on your server. Otherwise you may receive an error. Here is an example:

Msg 15281, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_send_dbmail, Line 0
SQL Server blocked access to procedure 'dbo.sp_send_dbmail' of component 'Database 
Mail XPs' because this component is turned off as part of the security configuration 
for this server. A system administrator can enable the use of 'Database Mail XPs' 
by using sp_configure. For more information about enabling 'Database Mail XPs', 
see "Surface Area Configuration" in SQL Server Books Online.

To solve this problem, open a Query window and type the following:

sp_configure N'show advanced options', 1;
sp_configure N'Database Mail XPs', 1;





Database Mail stores all sent email in the msdb database. You can examine them by running the following query


USE msdb

SELECT * FROM sysmail_allitems

ORDER BY mailitem_id DESC

What india team need to do to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals

Sri Lanka (points 2, net run-rate -0.600)
They are currently in second place, thanks to a run rate that is superior to that of West Indies. The best-case scenario for them is that they beat India, and Australia beat West Indies, in which case Australia and Sri Lanka will qualify for the semi-finals on points. Sri Lanka will also be through if they lose to India by less than 20 runs and Australia beat West Indies.
However, even a win against India will not assure them a spot in the last four, if West Indies beat Australia. Currently, Sri Lanka have conceded 24 more runs than they have scored, while for West Indies the corresponding number is 43. If both teams win their final games and West Indies win by a margin that offsets that difference, then they will go through. Thus, if Sri Lanka beat India by a run, and West Indies beat Australia by 21 runs, then the home team will progress to the semis.
West Indies (points 2, net run-rate -1.075)
The win against India has kept them in contention, but the huge defeat against Sri Lanka means their NRR is still languishing at -1.075. They'll qualify without the run rate coming into play if they beat Australia and if Sri Lanka lose to India. However, if they beat Australia and Sri Lanka beat India, then NRR will come into play. West Indies currently have a handicap of 19 runs compared to Sri Lanka (refer to the paragraph above), and they'll have to win by a margin that offsets that handicap. A defeat against Australia will put them out of the tournament, regardless of the result in the other match.
India (points 0, net run-rate -1.575)
For India to make the cut, they'll have to beat Sri Lanka by a margin of at least 20 runs, and then hope West Indies lose to Australia. Currently India have conceded 63 more runs than they have scored, compared to Sri Lanka's 24. If they win by 20 runs, their difference will reduce to 43 while Sri Lanka's will increase to 44, which will do the trick for India. If India bat second, and assuming Sri Lanka have scored 160, they'll need to chase it down in a maximum of 17.4 overs to lift their NRR above Sri Lanka's.
Australia (points 4, net run-rate +3.250)
Not only have they won two games, they've won them so convincingly that their net run rate is an incredible +3.25; the difference between their runs scored and conceded is 130. They're through unless what's listed below, or something even more incredible, happens: West Indies beat Australia by 87 runs, and Sri Lanka beat India by a 68-run margin. Then both West Indies and Sri Lanka will have a higher NRR than Australia. It's a possibility, but only in theory.

To find the internal version number of a database, you can use DBCC DBINFO to read the database header page

DBCC TRACEON (3604);  

You can also read the page header by using DBCC PAGE:

DBCC TRACEON (3604);  
DBCC PAGE (ExampleDB, 1, 9, 3); 


The internal database versions for SQL

  • SQL Server 7.0 databases have version number 515
  • SQL Server 2000 databases have version number 539
  • SQL Server 2005 databases have version number 611/612
  • SQL Server 2008 databases have version number 655