Category Archives: Misc

How internet is helping startups in match-making

    Modern-day Cupids equipped with precision-guided arrows are springing up on the internet, helping young Indians in their search for romance. Using cutting-edge technologies that involve data mining and self-learning, these matchmakers believe that artificial intelligence can show the way to true love. Instead of traditional markers such as caste, community, horoscope or skin […]

YouTube unveils face-blurring tool

  Video website YouTube unveiled on Wednesday a way for users to automatically blur human faces in videos they upload, a feature that would help protect the identities of political dissidents, YouTube parent Google Inc said. Once known more as a repository for fuzzy, home-made cat videos, YouTube has become a growing destination for slick, […]

Don‘t use mobile more than 30 minutes a day

  If you are worried by the radiation emitted by cellphone towers around you, there is some good news. From September 1 this year, India will lower the level to one-tenth of the prevailing standard – from 9.2 w/m2  (watt per square metre) to 0.92 w/m2. The decision follows a report of the inter-ministerial committee […]

Wikipedia remains among the top 10 internet sites in the world

It   is another defining moment for Wikipedia. The public knowledge website is more than a decade old and remains among the  top 10 Internet sites  in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way. At the “Wikimania” event held in Washington held over the […]

Dropbox doubling the size of its pro plans with the same Price

  If you’ve been finding the search for the right online storage option a little daunting, Dropbox is hoping to make things easier with an announcement it made today. The popular cloud service is doubling the amount of storage offered on all of its paid plans without upping its prices. Dropbox’s pro accounts will now […]

Facebook launches ‘App Center‘ in India, six other countries

    Facebook has launched its application centre — App Center — in India and six other countries, a move that will help users to find games, music services and media content easily. The social networking giant had launched the App Center in the US last month. “The App Center is now available to everyone […]

Where Google Is Going Next: 5 Things You Need to Know

On the last day of the Google I/O developers conference, we sat down with engineering director Peter Magnusson to digest the introduction ofCompute Engine, which adds Google-scale processing power to the company’s list of cloud offerings designed to take on Amazon Web Services. Here are the announcement’s five key implications: 1. Forget Web vs. Native. […]