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Saturday, March 30, 2013

The New ThinkCentre Edge 62z is a Budget AIO PC from Lenovo

ThinkCentre Edge 62z The New ThinkCentre Edge 62z is a Budget AIO PC from Lenovo

Budget All-in-one PCs. How often do you spot machines with both of those traits on the market? The answer’s obvious: not often. But Lenovo is here to break the ice once this time, offering the ThinkCentre Edge 62z.
The new AIO PC will be available at a (relatively) low cost of $549 or around Rs. 60,000. Instead of hardcore gamers, this system is targeted mainly towards offices and moderate users.

The specs

The machine will come with an 18.5 inch LCD display. That is said to be 65 percent less space-consuming than a 20 inch monitor.
Inside the machine beats an Intel Core i3 processor, but you can go all the way up to a crème de la crème Core i7 one. The amount of RAM you can get tops out at 8GB, and for the hard drive, 1TB is the limit.
The number of USB 2.0 ports (C’mon its a budget system after all) set is 6. A DVD burner is added in the mix too. Above the display, there’s a webcam. The ThinkCentre Edge 62z also comes with Integrated Intel HD Graphics.
An interesting thing to note here is that this thing comes with Windows 7. Its not the latest version but will be fine enough for a PC with no touchscreen. And a bit old hardware. The PC will be released in May for $549 or around Rs. 60,000 this year.

                   

Friday, March 29, 2013

COMBAT’13, the All Pakistan Computing Battle


Published On:  Friday, March 29, 2013
Pakistan Air Force Karachi institute of Economics and Technology PAF-KI ET Karachi ,  presenting COMBAT’13 at PAF-KIET, Main campus , Korangi Creek , Karachi  on 8th of April 2013 sharp  at 09:00 A.M.

Chance to win a prize of worth PKR:200,000

COMBAT’13 include various competitions and entertainment for the students includes:

Speed Programming: Develop an efficient solution to a complex problem in limited time. it is  an opportunity to young artistic students to demonstrate their skills, knowledge, exchange ideas and work together.
Tool used:  C#  , C++ , JAVA.
Software/hardware Competition: brings together students nationally to put on show their software projects for formal judging by a team of experts;

Web Spark: A web designing competition in which contestants have been given a theme according to which they have to design a website. 

NetGURU's: Telecommunication and Networking students are in an era of Network Design Complications, Management, Security and troubleshooting

Three rounds in NetGURU's competition.
 MCQ's,Network Designing and Troubleshooting,Network Planning and Designing.

Gaming Competition: You become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience.

Counter Strike:  Engage in a realistic brand of counter-terrorist warfare in this popular team-based game.

Pixel Perfectionist: Show your creativity on Photoshop (Cs2).

Robo War:   Does your ROBOT have the ability to become The King?

Capture the Theme: Participants would bring their own cameras. They will be given 2 hour to take photographs from the location described to them on the spot.

Glow the LED: Depict your creativity by soldering different color LEDs on the Vero Board making a glowing pattern following the given theme.

Mobile Development: Designed for mobile software developers to put their experience

Make From Scratch: Show your skill to create anything from boring electrical components.

Presentation Competition: Examines the degree of technical content of the presentation.

For more Details, please visit http://www.combat.org.pk/



                         

Thursday, March 28, 2013

PTCL Introduces Smart TV Jadoo Plus with 125 Channels and Millions of Videos Archive


PTCL Jadoo Box Plus PTCL Introduces Smart TV Jadoo Plus with 125 Channels and Millions of Videos ArchivePTCL has introduced a new Smart TV Jadoo Plus box, a variation of its Smart TV service that offers TV streaming over IPTV.
PTCL claims that new Smart TV Jadoo PLUS will provide customers with 125 channels stream (IPTV multicast stream). More over it will offer customers with millions of videos and a huge library of free Movies. It also provides App store facility, through which customers will be able to use internet application like Facebook, twitter etc. on their television sets.
PTCL DSL broadband customers with minimum of 2 Mbps data rate or higher can avail this new Smart TV Jadoo Plus Service.
Charges
  • Device Price:
    • Customer can get the Smart TV Jadoo Plus on monthly instalment of 2 year. The per month instalments is PKR 600/-
    • The Smart TV Jadoo Plus device upfront charges (one time) are Rs 10,000.
  • Monthly Rental:
    • for 2 MB DSL Customers: Rs. 600 per month
    • for 4 MB DSL Customers: Rs. 500 per month
    • for 6 MB DSL Customers: Rs. 400 per month
    • for 8 MB DSL Customers: Rs. 300 per month
    • for 10 MB DSL Customers: Rs. 200 per month
FAQs:
  • All the existing and new PTCL customers can avail this facility.
  • High speed internet access with 2Mbps or higher speed is required to avail the service.
  • A TV with composite or HDMI input support is required to enjoy the service.
  • Smart TV Jadoo Plus comes with one time device charges of Rs. 10,000 or a monthly instalment of Rs. 600 for two years.
  • Monthly charges depend on your DSL speed, rates are mentioned above.
  • Smart TV Jadoo Plus requires a one-time registration, which is done by the PTCL CPEI visiting your home at the time of installation.
  • The Smart TV Jadoo Plus supports both composite (1 video + 2 audio) and HDMI inputs.
  • Customers can shift from Smart TV Jadoo Plus to IPTV or vice versa. The customer has first to unsubscribe to the existing service and apply for a new one.
  • Devices come with warranty period of 1 year.



                               

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Announcement for Course Selection (Spring 2013)


Published On:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Announcement for Course Selection for Spring 2013
(Classes Commencement Date: Monday, April 8, 2013)
The Course Selection link will be available from Tuesday, March 26, 2013 under Student Services TabThe students are advised to logon to their respective VULMS account and select their course(s) immediately or at least before the semester commencement date. However, students may add/drop course(s) until April 17, 2013.  Failing to enroll any course(s) by the last date, such students will be treated as “INACTIVE STUDENT” in Spring 2013 semester under “Semester Freeze Rules 2012” and required to pay additional fee.
Notes:
1.       Existing students may Select/Add/Drop/Replace course(s) by themselves through “Student Services, Course Selection link”.
2.       Newly admitted students, enrolled in the 1st semester of their study program, are given pre-selected courses. However, they have an option to reduce course load by dropping course(s) using above mentioned course selection link. (Note: This practice will eventually increase the duration and the fee of the study program).
3.       Students are required to complete the minimum residential period of their respective degree program e.g. a 2-year (4-semester) degree program cannot be completed in less than its prescribed time [provided the students are allowed prescribed course(s) exemption by the Committee].   
4.       Students with blocked VULMS (due to non-payment of fee or any other reason) are not allowed to make their course selection/semester enrolment unless they deposit their outstanding dues.
5.       No course Add/Drop request will be entertained after April 17, 2013. In case a student fails to appear in Final Term examination of course(s), s/he will be treated as ‘F (Absent)’ just like dropped course(s) but no fee will be refunded / adjusted.
6.       Fee voucher once issued will not be re-issued, upon drop of course(s).
7.       Request of student to relax/waive off any offered assignment /quiz will not be entertained / accepted.
8.       To apply for VU scholarships, the eligibility criteria also includes selecting and qualifying courses according to prescribed semester wise scheme of studies of program and deposit of the University dues.
9.       Students are required to strictly follow while enrollment of maximum credit hours limit for a semester including ‘F’ or ‘D’ grade course(s), if any [except MSBA / MBA (Equivalent to MS) & MSCS.
10.   In any of the subsequent semesters a student may repeat once, those course(s) of the previous semester(s) in which s/he had secured the lowest grade i.e. ‘D’ only. However, a student is not allowed to improve ‘D’ grade of a deficiency course qualified. Any improved grade will substitute ‘F’ and ‘D’ grades of the previous semester while calculating CGPA.
11.   A student, who fails to achieve the required CGPA for award of diploma/degree, upon the completion of entire prescribed course work program, may be allowed to repeat, once the course(s) of the previous semesters in which s/he had obtained the low grade (i.e. ‘C’ or ‘D’) in order to achieve the minimum CGPA required for the award of diploma/degree, failing which s/he shall cease to be on the rolls.
12.   Specialization certificate students’ are not allowed to improve ‘D’ grade course(s).
13.   The existing MBA (2-year) program students are encourages to complete their degree program within Spring 2013 semester according to VU Notification No. VU/Reg/1773 published at LMS Notice Board (due to HEC, revised Business Studies roadmap).
14.   Students are instructed to follow strictly the Rules and Procedure given in Student Hand Bookunder - Course Selection link in LMS account.
Declaration: I hereby acknowledge that I have completely read and understood the above rules including semester enrollment, course selection etc. I understand that I shall be responsible for the consequence and thus promise to abide by the University rules framed out from time to time.
Note:  Students having issues or seeking guidance regarding course selection may e-mail tocourse_selection@vu.edu.pk
whereas MSCS program students are required to email to mscs_courseselectoin@vu.edu.pk)



                              

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Announcement to apply for Need Based Scholarships (Spring 2013)

Published On:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013
All the students are informed that link for need based scholarships has been opened. Last date for applying isApril 15, 2013. Please note that all the students, i.e. new as well as existing students have to apply for the need based scholarship. Those students who were already awarded need based scholarship before, should apply afresh for the scholarship. Please also note that you have to upload latest paid electricity bill with your application for the need based scholarship. Existing students will able to apply for the need based scholarship after declaration of result of Fall 2012.


              

Convocation fee for students


Published On:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013
All those students who are expected to complete the minimum credit hours required to complete their respective degree programs are informed that convocation fee vouchers (Rs. 2,000 for local students and USD 50 for overseas students) have been issued in your LMS account books. The payment of said voucher is mandatory to get your transcript, degree and other certificates. It is therefore advised to pay it at your earliest to avoid any delay in dispatch of your credentials.


                     

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fall 2012 Semester Result Announced & Published


Published On:  Monday, March 25, 2013
Fall 2012 semester result has been announced and published. The students may check their respective Grade Books on VULMS.
NOTE:
  1. The Transcript of Record as well as other certificates of all graduating (whose degree requirements are completed) students will be dispatched to them in a single envelope within 7-10 working days of the publication of result except those who have RL cases, Outstanding VU dues, Pending Paper Rechecking requests.
  2. A student who wants to get his/her paper(s) rechecked is advised to visit the Student Services section on VULMS.
  3. The next exam i.e. Spring 2013 Mid Term will commence, according to VU Academic Calendar, during 4th week of May, 2013. Please note that the Date Sheet interface will be made available approx. 25-30 days before the start of the examination.
In case of any result related query, you may contact us by sending email to result@vu.edu.pk




                         

PRESTON ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE 2013


Published On:  Monday, March 25, 2013
To help encourage a more entrepreneurial spirit among young people, PRESTON UNIVERSITY is organizing an event named Preston Entrepreneurial Challenge (PEC13) for young entrepreneurs focusing on the theme of “CONSERVATION”

Preston University is pleased to invite you to this mega event that would provide an opportunity to interact with the sparkling youth all over Pakistan. The event will be a two day full of challenges, surprises and fun. The winners will get cash prizes as well as seed money and free office space for starting up their business.
PEC13 will be a two day event that embraces Business Plan Competition, Brand War, Ad-Gala, Elevator Pitch, Workshops, Surprise activities and recreational activities.

Competition Format

Stage 1
Team Registration and Submission of Concept Statement (Forms can be downloaded from the websitehttp://www.prestonentrepreneurialchallenge.com/. Last date for registration is 31st March, 2013. After successful registration, host team will send Team ID to all the participants whose teams are  registered.

Stage 2Submission of Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch, Last date 3rd April, 2013

Stage 3Short listing of Teams for Finals on the basis of Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch by 7th April, 2013

Stage 4Submission of Business Plan and Draft Presentation by 25th April, 2013
Submission of Advertisements for Ad Gala Competition (TVC & Print Ad)

Stage 5 (Grand Finale)PEC13’ Finals on 26 – 27th April, 2013


Competition Rules and Regulations
• Any student who is currently studying in any HEC recognized university will be eligible to participate;
• Team must consist of minimum THREE participants and maximum FIVE;
• The decision of the Judges would be final and cannot be challenged;
• Each participating University will send the particulars including one photograph / University ID / NIC of each participant and registration form duly countersigned by an authorized officer of the University.

Click Here for details.





                                 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1st International Conference on Sensing tor Industry, Control, Communications, and Security Technologies-



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Uploading of fee vouchers on VULMS

Published On:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It has been observed that some students upload fake / irrelevant vouchers in their account books and campuses also mark them provisionally and unblock the LMS accounts. It is hereby directed to all the students to only upload the valid payment challan. It is also notified that strict disciplinary action will be taken against such students under university’s rules.


                           

Sajjad Foundation Singapore 2013

Published On:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sajjad Foundation Singapore


                             

27th AAOU Annual International Conference 2013 at AIOU, Pakistan


Published On:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013
27th AAOU Annual International Conference 2013 at AIOU


        

Monday, March 18, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV Gets Unveiled

Samsung Galaxy S IV1 Samsung Galaxy S IV Gets Unveiled


The next big thing from Samsung is finally here as the Samsung Galaxy S IV has been announced in New York this morning. The phone is unarguably one of the very best in the smartphone industry ever with its ground-breaking specs.
Featuring a 4.99 Inch Full HD display, 13mp camera and an 8-core processor, this phone has enough power to thrash any phone in the market right now.
Here are the specs followed by details below:
  • OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5410
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
    • Design:
      • Dimensions: 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in
      • Weight: 130 g
    • Display:
      • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
      • Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.99 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
      • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Memory:
      • Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
      • Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
    • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA: 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host
    • Primary Camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
      • Features: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
    • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
    • Battery: Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

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    Design

    The design of the phone is similar to take of the Note II and the Galaxy S III. Its again made of polycarbonate plastic which some people don’t like a lot but it has its own advantages. It keeps the weight low and adds durability to the phone which isn’t that bad. A thin layer of metal surrounds the phone. It still is hardly a premium material though.
    The whole body of the phone weighs just 130g and is razor thin at an astonishing 7.9mm. Height and width dimensions are 136.6 and 69.8 mm respectively.

    Display

    The display is one of the strongest points of the Galaxy S IV. It sports a 4.99 Inch screen and has a mind-blowing Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That sums up to 441ppi which is a huge achievement indeed. Its also an AMOLED unit so the colors are extremely vibrant and viewing angles are great. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
    Its actually a Pentile Matrix display but that won’t hurt the display much especially of this resolution. But you simply can’t deny that this is the new benchmark of the entire phone industry and all of the phone companies should develop their next flagships by keeping this display in mind.

    Operating System

    Just like other recent Samsung flagship phones, the Galaxy S IV also runs on the latest piece of software. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which is the latest Android software to have come out of Google.
    Its covered on top with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI which some people don’t like when compared to Vanilla Android but still it several unique and new features to the mix so that’s not necessarily a disadvantage.
    Just like the previous year, the Galaxy S IV this year comes with really cool software tricks too. There’s S-Voice which in short is the Siri of Android. Smart Pause stops the video playback when you look away from the screen. Smart Scroll scrolls webpages downwards when you tilt the device and look at it at the same time. There’s S-Health and S-Translator too. Air gestures is another amazing trick which let you do stuff simply by waving in front of the screen. Finally there’s hover-touch which lets you do stuff just by hovering your finger above the display. Video/Audio codec support is pretty rich too.

    Hardware

    There lives a beast inside every Galaxy S IV. It has got two 4-core processors. The first one is a 1.6Ghz quad-core Cortex A15 processor. The second is a less capable 4-core 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7. No need to get worried though as you won’t be frying eggs on it anyway. The chipset used is Exynos 5 Octa and the GPU is PowerVR SGX 544MP3.
    The amount of RAM is set at 2GB. It will be available in 3 storage options: 16, 32 and 64 GB. You can expand that even further by 64 more GBs via a microSD card slot.
    In short, the Galaxy S IV has got more power than a lot of PCs on earth. Enough said.

    Cameras

    Samsung’s obsession with 8mp camera units in flagships has finally come to an end. The Galaxy S IV features a 13mp camera with Full HD video recording, along with a 2.1mp front Full HD camera.
    That’s not all though. The camera is full of additional features. There’s HDR mode. There’s a mode which takes video from the front and back camera simultaneously. A Drama Shot mode takes 9 photos and merges them into a single image. One mode even lets you throw an object out of the image you’ve taken.
    There’s also a CInema Photo which lets you create GIF images by shooting a video and deciding which part should look moving and which stopped.

    Connectivity

    The phone shines in the connectivity department too. It features Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, card slot, microUSB 2.0, USB-on-the-go, GPS, dual-band Wifi and Wifi-Hotspot. There’s also IR Blaster which can turn this phone into you most expensive remote control. GPRS and EDGE are there too (for Pakistani telecom companies, just kidding).
    It supports micro-sim card slots and connections up to 4G LTE are supported.

    Others

    A lot of other great features are part of the pack too. First of all, there’s a huge 2600mAh battery which will guarantee long battery life. It will be available in White Frost and Black Mist colors. A lot of social networking services are available. The usual list of sensors including Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and others are built right into the phone.

    Pricing and Availability

    The phone will be available in April this year. Pricing details are unknown but considering the fact that the Galaxy S III was the first phone which was more expensive than the iPhone when it first came out, you shouldn’t be placing too many bets on the Galaxy S IV’s lower price tag either.
    But whether you like it or hate it, you simply can’t ignore this phone. Featuring great features, a lot of cool tricks, top-of-the-class display and a similarly capable camera, the Galaxy S IV is one of the best smartphones ever.
    If you don’t care about the cons, i.e. the big size and the build materials much, I don’t think anything other than the Galaxy S IV can suit you better. All hail the new king of the Android kingdom.

                  

    Samsung Galaxy S IV Vs. Other Flagships

    Galaxy IV Vs Others Samsung Galaxy S IV Vs. Other Flagships


    The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has only been around for a very few days now but has found itself in the middle of a fierce competition. Here is a comparison chart of the shiny new Samsung Galaxy IV against smartphones from other manufacturers which will be just as willing to tear their new rival apart as ever.

     
    Samsung Galaxy S 4
    HTC One
    Xperia Z
    Nokia Lumia 920
    Status
    Announced
    Announced
    Available
    Available
    Weight
    130g
    143g
    146g
    185g
    Thickness
    7.9mm
    9.3mm
    7.96mm
    10.7mm
    Sim
    Micro-Sim
    Micro-Sim
    Micro-Sim
    Micro-Sim
    Operating System
    Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
    Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
    Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
    Microsoft Windows Phone 8
    Display
    5 inches
    4.7 inches
    5 inches
    4.5 inches
    Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
    1080 x 1920 pixels
    1080 x 1920 pixels
    768 x 1280 pixels
    Processor
    1.6Ghz quad-core Cortex A15 and 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7
    Quad-core 1.7 Ghz Krait
    Quad-core 1.5 Ghz Krait
    Dual-core 1.5 Ghz Krait
    GPU
    PowerVR SGX 544MP3
    Adreno 320
    Adreno 320
    Adreno 225
    RAM
    2GB
    2GB
    2GB
    1GB
    Memory
    16/32/64GB
    32/64GB
    16GB
    32GB
    Expandable
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    No
    Camera (Rear)
    13mp, Full HD 1080p video
    4 mp Ultrapixel, Full HD 1080p video
    13.1mp, Full HD 1080p video
    8mp PureView camera, Full HD 1080p video with stabilization
    Camera (Front)
    2mp Full HD
    2.1mp Full HD
    2.2mp Full HD
    1.3mp HD
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, Infrared, Wifi Hotspot,
    Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, optional NFC, Infrared,
    Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, NFC,
    Bluetooth 3.1, microUSB 2.0, NFC, Wifi Hotspot,
    Battery
    2600 mAh
    2300 mAh
    2330 mAh
    2000 mAh
    The new Galaxy S 4 might not be equipped with any ground-breaking feature to get the top rank but still thanks to its great mix of software and hardware, the phone manages to stand out from the competition, and right at the top shelf.
    Its touchwiz interface and Hyperglaze finish might not be everyone’s favourite but for people who can live with shortcomings, this will be the best phone they can get right now.

                

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