Sunday, 24 Sep, 2023


Most Indian Villagers Unaware of the Internet

According to a recent research survey jointly conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB, a large percentage of India`s rural populace is simply unaware of the phenomenon called the Internet! The data accumulated from the survey puts the figure at 84

China orders 15 websites to remove videos

China`s press watchdog has ordered 15 websites to remove videos which were unauthorised or had copyright issues. The deadline for the removal of videos is Sep 21. The 15 sites, including, and, took up more than 80 percent of the country`s video market

Newspaper subscriptions for iPad

Apple is ready to launch a subscription service for newspapers on its Pad tablet computer, according to a report by a Silicon Valley newspaper Wednesday. The San Jose Mercury News said the launch was expected "soon" but was being delayed by a tussle between Apple and publishers over who

Carrier pigeon versus broadband in data speed race

Broadband is the most modern of communication means, while carrier pigeons date back to Roman times. But on 16 September the two will be pitted against each other - and the pigeon is expected to win. Ten pigeons will be released from a Yorkshire farm at the same time a five-minute video

Bangladesh to launch new satellite

Bangladesh will soon launch a new satellite for improvement of information and communication technology, a government statement said. According to the statement released Wednesday, the satellite will upgrade the broadcasting facilities of the country to international standard, Xinhua

S.Korea has more mobile phones than people

Gadget-mad South Korea now has more mobile phones than people, with a growing number of users carrying multiple handsets for business purposes, telecoms authorities said Wednesday. The Korea Communications Commission said there were 50 million mobile service subscribers in the country as

Nokia chairman expected to stay on until 2012

Nokia Corp. said Tuesday that board chairman Jorma Ollila has signaled readiness to stay on at the helm of the world`s leading handset maker until 2012. Nokia spokeswoman Arja Suominen said that no announcement had been made but that Ollila has said he would be "at the disposal of the

Intel`s Sandy Bridge chipset to revolutionise PC market

The world`s biggest chip maker, Intel, has unveiled the chipset it is banking its immediate future on and one it hopes will shake up the market. The product, code-named Sandy Bridge, is Intel`s first architecture to merge a microprocessor and graphics processor onto a single silicon

Nokia starts smartphone fightback

Finnish phone giant Nokia has vowed to fight back as it battles for customers in the increasingly competitive smartphone market. The company unveiled three new smartphones - E7, C7 and an updated C6 - at London`s Nokia World conference. The C6, C7 and E7 devices all run on Symbian, the

YouTube in two-day live video-streaming test

YouTube has started to experiment with its own-brand live video-streaming technology. Over two days the site is planning a trial in which four partners will get the chance to air live programmes. YouTube has done one-off live events in the past, but the trial marks a test of underlying

Facebook New Internet

Americans prefer socializing on Facebook to searching for information on Google or looking up videos on YouTube. For the first time since its inception, Facebook beat out Google for a full week as the most visited site in the U.S.  That is the word from online tracking firm comScore. 

Nokia`s mobile chief Anssi Vanjokia steps down

Mobile phone giant Nokia is to lose its second high-profile executive in less than a week. Anssi Vanjokia, the head of Nokia`s mobile business, resigned from a job that he began in July 2010. He took up his job as executive vice president and general manager of the firm`s mobile solutions

Stephen Elop becomes a New CEO in Nokia

FINLAND: Out with the bad one, in with the new one’– this phrase is what Nokia has been following these days. They replaced their old CEO with one of Microsoft’s former President of the Business Software Group.Stephen Elop, the new CEO, who replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in Nokia.

Kinect launches new gaming era

Microsoft has been spruiking its new motion detector gaming device, `Kinect` ahead of its Australian release on November 18th. Kinect will retail for $199. Kinect transforms your body into a games controller and kicks off a new revolution in video game technology. Used in conjunction

Using Facebook can lower exam results

It is what parents of teenagers who `revise` in front of the computer have long feared. Students who use Facebook while they study get significantly lower grades than those who do not, according to psychologists. A study has found that the exam results of those who used the social

Facebook testing ÔÇÿsubscribe toÔÇÖ user feature

Facebook is testing out a new feature that will enable users to get notifications whenever another Facebook user uses the social-networking site to update their status or share photos with friends. The “subscribe to” feature allows Facebook users to select which friends or family

iPhone 4 sales in S.Korea start soon

South Korean telecom operator KT Corp said on Sunday it planned to begin selling Apple`s iPhone 4 this week amid growing competition to expand in the potentially lucrative smartphone market. KT, the country`s sole distributor for the gadget, plans to start sending out the gadgets on

Twitter Surpasses 145 Million Users

Buried in last night’s update on skyrocketing mobile usage, Twitter CEO Evan Williams revealed that the company now has more than 145 million registered users. The last time Twitter went on the record with member registrations, it was touting 105 million registered users. That stat

Google plans to sell music online

The search giant is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would let its mobile phone users play songs wherever they are. Google (NMS:GOOG) hopes to launch the service by Christmas, according to sources. Google is trying to compete with

Chrome reaches second birthday

When Google launched its Chrome Web browser in 2008, it was clear that the product had considerable potential. Its emphasis on performance and a its intriguing minimalistic user interface attracted a lot of well-deserved attention. Today, exactly two years later, Chrome has over 80