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The focus of Information Communication Technology is on the creation of opportunities for women to become technology innovators and producers, which will ultimately benefit their livelihoods, says
Neena Bhandari

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Nabeela in Tonga is learning economics from her lecturer based 8,000 miles away in Suva. Every day, lecturers from the University of South Pacific in Fiji deliver classes to 4,000 students across 11 Pacific Island nations, an opportunity that would have been unthinkable for teenagers like Nabeela a few years ago.


Brookdale makes Pentium 4 machines more affordable
by Naveen S. Garewal
OR all those who have waited long enough to get value for money, the wait is finally over with the launch of Intelís 845 chipset. Not only has this made the Pentium 4 microprocessor-based systems affordable but has also ensured that this microprocessors will survive all others.

Avoid screensavers for faster output
by Vipul Verma
F one has to single out the most critical component of a computer, the answer would be the hard disk. Hard disk is not just critical but is also the most important.

E-mail turns 30
S great inventions go, e-mail had a rather ho-hum beginning back in 1971. In fact, Ray Tomlinson, the American engineer considered the "father of e-mail," can't quite recall when the first message was sent, what it said, or even who the recipient was.

SLMsoft.com acquires Design Expo
EFYING global tech slowdown trends, 70 per cent of the issued, subscribed and paid-up equity share capital of Design Expo Network Private Limited (Mumbai), have been acquired by SLMsoft.com Inc., a leading Canadian global provider of electronic financial transaction solutions for the e-commerce market. 

Use computer to design skyscrapers
by Sumesh Raizada
RCHITECTURE is perhaps among the oldest craft that mankind has known after inventing hunting tools or a wheel. We have since ages witnessed a number of civilisation and each of them had a distinct feature that distinguished them from the others.

A professional hazard...
by Raman Mohan
F you use computers at work and notice a tingling feeling in your fingers, hours after you are back home from work, you could be the next victim of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ó the malady of the information age. Computer users the world over, especially in India, are becoming more and more prone to this wrist-related painful condition.

Portal on how to break bones shut down
by Karen Matusic
Web site offering young Muslims the chance to learn all about explosives and the "art of bone breaking" was shut down this week under a new British crackdown on Islamic extremists.

Motorola and BSNL tie up
OTOROLA INC. and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a contract to deploy Indiaís single largest order for a Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications infrastructure in each of the four states in South India. 

On Hardware
This is how telebanking works
by Satinder Ahuja
NTERACTIVE voice response system (IVRS) refers to a technology that links computers and telephony switches to the public telephone network. The IVR provides automated access to information and services over the phone. In this technology, computer will act as automated attendant system and are capable of answering all telephone calls.

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Kids Chat
Portal with database of over 600 subjects

Yahoo! hacked

Cyber Kids
Visit wetlands on PC

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