26 January, 2008

My interest was driven towards Robotics

When I was just roaming in the internet I saw a video of a nice cute robot Keepon.
It is a yellow rounded robot and just reminds about snowmen that I have heard from the books which I have read in my past times. This robot is designed to perform emotive and attentive with human interactions.
Hideki Kozima of the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology in Kyoto, Japan has developed Keepon.
I heard that Keepons has got five motors, two cameras for the eyes and a microphone for his nose inside his attractive rubber skin.
Being very attractive lovable Keepon has achieved great popularity.

It broke my heart when I heard that Keepon is not offered for sale in general public, otherwise I was planning to buy one to keep on my desk. :(

See Keepon

20 January, 2008

SUN acquires MySQL

This may be an exiting news yet true, Sun Microsystems (yes the ones who owns java) bought MySQL AB for 1 billion Dollars. This makes Sun the third largest maker of server computers. Sun Microsystems CEO on buying MySQL AB Jonathan Schwartz says that they are putting millions of Dollars behind the ‘M’ in LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP).

MySQL is a very popular DBMS, it is used for high tech systems including FaceBook, Google and many more banking softwares, CMSs like Drupal, SilverStripe. So Sun will have a good time after this.

What do I feel is that MySQL will be much more strengthen by this. MySQL’s revenue last year was $50,000,000 USD which is a large amount of money. And Sun has spent much more than that for this deal.

But things can change, I mean this is not a time to dream about the future of MySQL.

Anyway Good Luck SUN!

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