the World Wide Web for Women
what if women don't have a roof over their heads? They can make their claim on a
cyber domain. And if you think this is being flippant, think again. An
increasing number of women the world over have websites of their own-from Anna
Kournikova to Anne Geddes.
slow down your PC
is the key word in the world of computers. Today the choice available in terms
of price and performance is so large that it often becomes a problem for the
computer user. In most of the cases, the computer user settles down with
expensive PC on the pretext of buying a powerful machine.
reunite, teachers are not amused
was supposed to offer the perfect way of getting in touch with school friends,
childhood sweethearts and a chance to exchange fond memories from class. But a
popular school reunion Website is facing allegations that it is providing a
platform for malicious missives about former teachers.
requires camera and software
a few years ago, historians would have been worried about preserving old
priceless photographs, say of Mahatma Gandhi in his childhood, or of Stalin
sitting along with his mentor Lenin or Abraham Lincoln taking oath of his
office. These rare photographs may not be having other copies and hence tasks of
historians, art lovers and photographers could have become extremely difficult
to preserve them.
as a receptionist with IBM
has redefined its human robot ‘Asimo’ to gracefully walk down the stairs,
respond to human commands and even work like a receptionist — but without the
smile. The two-legged, 1.2 metre (four-foot) white and silver Asimo, whose
Japanese name roughly translates into ‘legs, even’ was on display last week,
showing off its new skills.
Gaming giants wait
Ulala. She’s a pink-haired
micro-skirted and crop-topped newsreader who fends off evil alien kidnappers by
outdancing them. Or Parappa. A hip-hop-dancing
cartoon mutt that has a fixation with learning the ancient Japanese art of ‘romantic
karate’ and then rapping about it.
Our regular column Cyber Kids is being withheld this week due to technical reasons.
Born in India, brought up
in Canada — Oh! Keda?
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on COMDEX 2001
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