Google Image Search adds Style

Yes, you got it right, Google Image Search has added another interesting element to the search, Image Style. Now on, you can search specific images on Google by specifying a search filter criteria based on the Image Style. Image style is different as compared to the Google Image Face Search which was about searching for images with faces.

Now on you can filter Google Image Search results based on faces, clip art, line drawings, photo content, news content.

To see the effect of these new options, let’s take a look at the first few results for “Christmas,” one of our most popular queries on Image Search right now.

Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

Image: Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

All of these options can be selected from the “Any content” drop down or  in the blue title bar on any search results page, or by selecting one of the “Content types” on the Advanced Image Search page.

Search Results

Image: Search Results

The good news: no extra typing! In all these examples our query remained exactly the same, we just restricted our results to different visual styles by changing the content filter.

Now go ahead and check out the various image results by just modifying content filter for the image search. I am sure this will greatly help you get better images for your blogs.

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[Cartoon Strip] Current IT Panic

Current state of IT and for that matter every industry is known to almost everyone now. The current financial meltdown has taken stroll on all the industries and has even led to number of bankruptcies.

This interesting cartroon strip below depicts the current state of the employees in almost all the industries today.

This interesting cartroon strip below depicts the current state of IT.      Has your company also asked you to take a pay cut / less bonus / no increments or layoffs?

If you are trying to understand the root cause of this Financial Meltdown, do check out this post.

[How-To] Disable Adsene Ads from Showing Up for Logged In Users in WordPress

As a Adsense Publisher, You are strictly not allowed to click on your ads and Google definitely has a way to make out if you clicked on your Ads. The way out to prevent that from happening is by disabling the ads from showing up for any of the logged in users of the website. 

In order to ensure that Adsense Ads are not shown to logged in users of your WordPress blog, add the following lines of code into your WordPress theme. Add these lines of code within the theme files referencing Adsense ads.
if (!is_user_logged_in()) {
// Insert your adsense code here
}

Adsense Earnings

Image: Adsense Earnings

The above code makes use of the boolean function is_user_logged_in() which returns true if the user is logged in. The above code insertion into your theme files will ensure that the Adsense Ads are displayed only for user’s which are not logged into the WordPress system.

 

Therefore in short, after inserting this code,  if you are the author of your blog and logged in, you wont get to see the ads.

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[Subtitles] 5 Best Websites to look for Movie Subtitles

Got hold of a interesting foriegn language movie but how do you understand the real meat inside it? In such situations the real power of Subtitles comes to life. This post, lists 5 Best Websites for getting hold of subtitles to play with your favorite DIVX movies.

For true laymen, A subtitle is the text at the bottom of the screen in a movie. The purpose of a subtitle is usually to translate the movie dialogue from a language the viewer doesn’t understand to one they do. Subtitles can also be helpful for people who for some reason have trouble following the dialogue in a movie.

5 Best Websites to Get Subtitles for your Movies

Image: 5 Best Websites to Get Subtitles for your Movies

So here you go with the 5 Best Websites to look out for Movie Subtitles. All these websites provide subtitles in the SUB and SRT formats.

1.) SubScene : SubScene is an interesting website with lots of Subtitles in various languages including English, French,German, Dutch,Arabic. Also, interestingly, Arabic is the language with most number of subtitles available on this site. 

2.) DivXSubtitles : With DivXSubtitles, you can download DVD, HDTV and DivX subtitles for free without signing up. However, if you wish to Upload subtitles, you will have to sign up with the Website.

3.) OpenSubtitles : OpenSubtitles also offers lots of Subtitles for various languages. Apart from regular features like Subtitle Search, Download and Upload of Subtitles, it also provides RSS for new subtitles which are uploaded. You can even search for Subtitles in Multiple languages simultaneously. You need to be logged into the site to carry out such functions.

4.) DivX SubTitles World : Offers you free downloading (and uploading) of subtitles in all the world’s languages. If you are looking for a site with more subtitles in your own language, you’ve found it! You can download everything for free for your home cinema. You can find over 16800 subtitles from all around the world on our server. To be able to totally use the site you must be a registered member (for server’s security). Once a member you get all advantages, such as requesting subtitles, making your own movie lists, sharing information with other users etc

5.) GetSubTitles : GetSubtitle’s database contains subtitles for movies and television series in various formats such as SRT or SUB which are supported by various media players.

Once you have got the subtitles with you, you would need to either write them to the DVD or CD for playback using specific tools like DirectVobSub

 

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Watch Free Online Television with Online TV Player

I earlier wrote about Watching Online TV Channels, Live and Free Way and then also introduced you to AnyTV Player, which lets you watch Live Television Channels for Free over the Internet. 

Going with the same theme of helping you watch your television channels for free, i write about another tool called Online TV Player.

Online TV Player lets you watch 850+ free Internet TV and listen 1500+ free online radio stations on your PC. It allows watcher to watch directly into TV without having to experience the annoyances of a Web site (like slow-loading pages and pop-up ads). No additional equipment required. Online TV Player support both Windows Media and Real Video. You can play most of stream formats in one program. It can set the screen window to any size that you want. It supports full-screen mode too.

 

Watch free online televsion using Online TV Player

Image: Watch free online televsion using Online TV Player

Interestingly, Online TV Player streams 250 Channels from the United States, 96 from China, 57 From United Kingdom and 32 from Russia. 

Online TV Player offers two mode for viewing, Basic Mode is free and has quite a good number of channels. For the Pro Version, you need to pay a fee of 29.88$. I would recommend that you go for a Pro-version only if the channels of your choice are not available anywhere else for free.

Get a complete list of channels to watch free online television using Online TV Player here.You can download Online TV Player from here.

 

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Are You Also Playing Secret Santa This Christmas?

Christmas is nearing and its time for the holiday season to begin. If you are too much engrossed in your work and looking out for some easy stress busters, Secret Santa should come handy.

Secret Santa is a game which you can play with your work colleagues or back at home. This article describes how to play Secret Santa

1.)  Write down names of all those who are playing Secret Santa in pieces of paper. Keep all these chits of paper in a box. Lets call it a “Santa Box”. Everyone now has to Pick a chit from the Santa Box.

2.)  The name that turns up in the chit would be your “Secert Child”.

Secret Santa

Image: Secret Santa

3.)  Make you “Secret Child” do some fun tasks. Keep the tasks simple and funny.

4.)  Gift your “Secret Child” with some thing that he/she would like.  

The whole reason of playing Secret Santa is to have some fun. So try not to offend anyone by giving unacceptable/unrealistic tasks or force someone to do a task unwillingly. 

Once you have got to know your Secret Child, follow the steps below

1.) You might want to pin up some task for your Secret Child on a pre-decided notice area. 

2.) Ensure that you don’t reveal or share information of your secret child to anyone ( including your secret child). The fun is to make him or her do those funny tasks.

3.) Once all the tasks are over, gift your Secret Child.

If you are someone who like to involve Technology with everything, try visiting the Secret Santa Website.

 

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