We have always used text to search for content even though when we needed to search an image. we at shankee just wanted to find if their is any way to find if we can do the exact opposite and surprisingly we landed on TinEye that lets users seach using an image.

TinEye is an awesome site that lets you search for a specific image. The homepage asks you to either upload an image or provide the link for the image.

56 million new images have been added to TinEye, bringing thier image database count up to

What can you use the application for?
Tineye is a search engine like no other, rather than searching for words it is an image search engine. Although the concept is nothing new and Google has offered image search for a long time, this one works completely differently. It’s a unique image search engine that searches for images rather than their descriptions. It’s simple to use, you can upload or link to an image on the internet and then search and this will then scour the internet to find the same image. It works very well and will even locate images that have been rotated, altered or cropped. It will even pick up images which have been heavily edited which is a very impressive feat. Tineye is a unique search engine that isn’t just useful but it’s also great fun to play around with.
What is the history and popularity of the application?
TinEye was produced by Idée and launched in May 2008. Idée are also well known for making Idée PixID, and Piximilar both of which are similar ideas to tineye. Most image search engines work by searching for keywords or metadata, this is the first search engine released that searches using image recognition technology.
What are the differences to other applications?
This application is unique because instead of searching for keywords and Meta description information it works by comparing the images using sophisticated image recognition software. This is revolutionary and very impressive.
How does the application look and feel to use?
The application looks very similar to most search engines, however instead of typing in search terms you can either enter a URL of an image or upload one. This doesn’t take long to do; the maximum image size for an upload is 1MB. Once you have either pasted in the URL or uploaded the image then clicking the search button will almost instantly load your results, it’s amazing how quick it really is.
How does the registration process work?
You can use tineye without registering and it can be used exactly like any other search engine, just for images. However if you want to register then it’s free and offers a number of benefits. You will be allowed to try out new and exciting features before everyone else, you will be able to bookmark your search results, you can save searches in your history, and you can also sign up to the newsletter. To register you need to visit the registration page and fill out the form. You will then be sent an email that you need to confirm by clicking on the link.
What does it cost to use the application?
TinEye is currently free to use, adverts appear on the homepage. Bearing in mind the site is still in beta it’s very likely that they will start charging or implement more advertising in the near future. This would be a useful tool to find out if people are using your images without permission, and people would probably pay for it. There is currently a link for advertisers wanting to advertise on the site.
Who would you recommend the application to?
Tineye is a revolutionary search engine that can be used to find images on the internet, rather than searching for descriptions or keywords this compares images using sophisticated technology. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to find out where an image originally comes from, or to make sure that nobody copies images without your permission.
  • Search for images similar to the one you upload
  • Revolutionary image recognition software
  • Quick search results
  • Finds images that have been cropped edited or rotated.
 Link- Tineye.com

Google and Canonical has been developing a new operating system, previously you needed to build it upon an Ubuntu machine and it was hectic. Recently we spotted the UNOFFICIAL Google Chrome OS. Its not developed by Google but by some other independent developers.

With the Google Chrome OS getting delayed we have another Chrome OS which can be given a tried. It is said to be build on the same rules and framework.

Featured software in Chrome OS:

* GNOME 2.24 desktop environment
* Google Chrome 7.0.517 web browser Updated!
* Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager
* OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite
* GIMP 2.6 image editor
* Flash Player 10.1 plugin Updated!
* Wine Windows emulator 1.1.9
* and much more!

System requirements of Chrome OS:

* Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer; AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer
* RAM: min. 256 MB
* Hard disk: min. 1 GB
* Graphics card: supports most modern graphics cards

Download Chrome OS Live CD and give it a try! 

Their are options of downloading the OS with a torrent client or just downloading it directly.


Apple has been famous with inventing thing other never dreamed about. This time they have done it again with the new iPod nano taking the generation of portable music players to new levels. Apple presents the iPod nano with just a screen but with added features.

The iPod nano is now smaller but cuter. The whole body is just a multitouch screen on one side and the clipper on the other. The nano looks quite promising and is set to rock the world.

Apple says
The Multi-Touch display lets you experience your music in a new way. You Tap to play anything you want to hear. Swipe the Home screen to browse your music by songs, albums, artists, playlists, genres, or composers. You can even rearrange the icons on your Home screen so your music is organized just how you like.Clip on some tunes.

The battery is stated to give an unbelievable 24 hours of nonstop playback.

The music gadget is priced $149 for 8GB memory and $179 for 16GB.

Please comment on the post, suggestions are always welcomed.

Source- http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/

Are you a tech freak and want an easy and fast way to learn new programming languages. Then w3School.com is the place for you. The site is made exclusively to provide free tutorials and lessons on many different programming languages. The whole website has been constructed to ease the whole tech learning process.

The site is widely used by tech enthusiasts and geeks to add new computer languages to their domain. The website also hosts various quizzes to check your skills and also provides certification against a fee of $95.

The site's content is divided into different categories namely-


* HTML Tutorial
* HTML5 Tutorial
* XHTML Tutorial
* CSS Tutorial
* TCP/IP Tutorial


* XML Tutorial
* DTD Tutorial
* XML DOM Tutorial
* XSL Tutorial
* XSLT Tutorial
* XSL-FO Tutorial
* XPath Tutorial
* XQuery Tutorial
* XLink Tutorial
* XPointer Tutorial
* Schema Tutorial
* XForms Tutorial

Web Services TUTORIALS

* Web Services Tutorial
* WSDL Tutorial
* SOAP Tutorial
* RSS Tutorial
* RDF Tutorial

Browser Scripting TUTORIALS

* JavaScript Tutorial
* HTML DOM Tutorial
* DHTML Tutorial
* VBScript Tutorial
* AJAX Tutorial
* jQuery Tutorial
* E4X Tutorial

Server Scripting TUTORIALS

* SQL Tutorial
* ASP Tutorial
* ADO Tutorial
* PHP Tutorial
* ASP.NET Tutorial
* .NET Mobile Tutorial

Multimedia TUTORIALS

* Media Tutorial
* SMIL Tutorial
* SVG Tutorial
* Flash Tutorial
* WAP Tutorial
* WMLScript Tutorial

Source- http://www.w3schools.com/

Google is famous for doing things others never dreamed about. The latest technology that is the outcome of Google's research is the automatic car driving software. This technology emphasizes upon car safety and efficiency.

Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology.The goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.

So Google developed technology for cars that can drive themselves.Google has made automatic cars that drove well on real world roads. As reported the self-driving cars have logged over 140,000 miles.

The automatic cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain.

Google hired engineers from DARPA Challenges, a series of autonomous vehicle races organized by the U.S. Government. Chris Urmson was the technical team leader of the CMU team that won the 2007 Urban Challenge. Mike Montemerlo was the software lead for the Stanford team that won the 2005 Grand Challenge. Also on the team is Anthony Levandowski, who built the world’s first autonomous motorcycle that participated in a DARPA Grand Challenge, and who also built a modified Prius that delivered pizza without a person inside. The work of these and other engineers on the team is on display in the National Museum of American History.

We believe this is a great step at automating our daily chores doing which we waste our time which could be used elsewhere. The tech fulfills the basic criteria for any innovation and that is easing human life.

Source- Googleblog