Google’s Project 10^100

Google is celebrating 10yrs of its existence and has come up with another project called Project 10^100. This initiative by Google will seek input from the public and a panel of judges in choosing up to five winning ideas, to be announced in February.

People are encouraged to submit their ideas, in any of 25 languages, at www.project10tothe100.com through October 20. Entrants must briefly describe their idea and answer six questions, including, “If your idea were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how?”

Official Google Blog describes how it all works

How it works

Project 10100 (pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”) is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Here’s how to join in.

1. Send us your idea by October 20th.
Simply fill out the submission form giving us the gist of your idea. You can supplement your proposal with a 30-second video.

2. Voting on ideas begins on January 27th.
We’ll post a selection of one hundred ideas and ask you, the public, to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas. Send me a reminder to vote.

3. We’ll help bring these ideas to life.
We’re committing $10 million to implement these projects, and our goal is to help as many people as possible. So remember, money may provide a jumpstart, but the idea is the thing.

Good luck, and may those who help the most win.

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[How-To] Test your VOIP speed and quality

Obviously you can’t rely on the advertised “upto” 8mbps speed for your broadband connection and this is where you need services for figuring out your broadband speed. However, the buck doesn’t stop there. Having a good broadband speed doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a good VOIP connection. This is when you need to go for a test of your broadband speed and the VOIP quality.

Voiptest.org offers a comprehensive test which measures the quality and performance of Internet connections for Voice over IP usage by simulating real VoIP sessions between our server and your computer. It also performs the bandwidth test to/from our server. After the test you can see results and comments about your connection quality in percentage scale.

All you need to do in order to run the test is as follows

1.) Point your browser to www.voiptest.org

Voiptest.org

Voiptest.org

2.) Click on the button which says ” Click to start MySpeed”.

Voiptest speed results

Voiptest speed results

Voiptest summary page

Voiptest summary page

3.) Once the test is complete. The website generates an interesting report with all the results for the download speed, upload speed, quality of service, jitter and packet loss for your broadband connection.

Go ahead and figure out if your broadband bill is really worth it.

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