I came across Kosmix.com on a blog post today. This is a search engine that is completely different from Google. It organizes the search page into topics like Reference, Media, News & Blogs etc. When you search a term, the results are arranged again as Twitter feeds (which I totally loved!), online discussions, Q&As, Videos and more. At one glance, I had it all. It is easy to use, and a refreshing change from Google.
Okay, I am not saying that Google is no good. I love Google search, and it is absolutely my browser homepage. Still, I am happy I found Kosmix.
Kosmix.com was founded by Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman. These guys also created Junglee, a shopping search engine (!!) which was later bought by Amazon.com.
So, these guys are all about search engines with a difference. You’ll understand that from the article on Wikipedia. Well, I recommend this search engine, so that you can get a different perspective of things. Check it out and tell me all about it.
The Amazon Kindle 2 must be a book worm’s idea of technology heaven. Gone are the days of reading the written word on the very paper it was written on. No more having to keep one hand free to turn pages, doggy-earing pages you want to come back to next day, worrying about termites eating into your precious library, or scouring way side book stores and vendors for that book you always wanted to read.
The Kindle 2 has redefined the reading experience. Simply download and read. I remember, in the not-so-distant past, people used to imagine of a world that was so technologically advanced that books were extinct. Instead they had a technological device that held all the books they ever wanted to read. Guess Amazon decided that it no longer need be someone’s imagination.
Slim as a pencil, this cool e-book lets you read books, newspapers, magazines, and even blogs. Barely 10.2 ounces in weight, this is your ultimate library when you are traveling light! Check out this video demo here.
What I like best about it is that it is glare-free, so you can even read it in broad daylight without the sun shining in your eyes, and it has long battery life.
It hold over 1,500 books, imagine! That’s more books than my real library has. And all those books that I am dying to read, but are just not available in local bookstores – suddenly within my reach!
And stores even have really cool Kindle covers in a wide range of colors. This is the idea of heaven if you love books, a lot and technology, and even more style!
You know, maybe in the near future, we would see authors having e-book signings! Gosh! I would love to have an e-book signed by J.K.Rowling!