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Shehnai please, it’s Webbing time
by Peeyush Agnihotri
SURELY, love has this uncanny knack of finding its way. Otherwise how can those who have never met or known each other, are culturally different and live diagonally across the globe become life partners? For some, it’s love that culminates in marriage eventually, while for others it’s the motions of arranged marriage that make them tie the knot. In the latter, love is the fruit of marriage in 70 per cent of the cases—at least in India.


Jerks may give bad sectors
by Vipul Verma
ardware handling is one of the most difficult task and also one of the major reasons for the problems in the computer. Normally majority of the hardware-related problems in the computer occur due to bad handling of the hardware.

Supply is more than the demand
by Chandan Singh
lthough the progress in hardware and software technologies had already revolutionised the automation process in many walks of day-to-day life, the introduction of IBM PCs and its compatibles changed the automation process dramatically.

Saving lives with computers
by Sumesh Raizada
VER the years, medical sciences have achieved tremendous technological advancement in almost every sphere, whether it is diagnostic tools, radiology equipment, artificial limbs or surgical aids. Today major surgical operations like those of heart, eye, tumour or stone are performed successfully with precision and in much shorter duration, mainly due to advanced surgical and diagnostic machines.


Pakistani ring indicted in computer scam

IXTEEN members of a Pakistani ring accused of ripping off major computer makers for nearly $2 million were named in a 140-count indictment on charges including enterprise corruption, officials announced last week.

Parents’ role important, says study
by Maggie Fox
T is out there and no law, no filter and no lock is going to stop it completely, so parents must prepare their children to deal with pornography on the Internet, a report issued last week advised.

When mouse lords over rat!
ats steered by a computer up to 500 metres (yards) away could soon help find buried earthquake victims or dispose of bombs, scientists said.

Lara’s outfit auctioned
or sale — one Lara Croft outfit, hardly used, perfect for fancy dress parties. The original outfit created for the star of video games and the movies has gone under the virtual hammer in a charity Internet auction.

Piracy has Hollywood on tenterhooks
by David Rowan
N the second floor of a nondescript office building in Victoria, central London, four young men tap intensely into keyboards as phrases such as ‘Panic Room’, ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Spiderman’ flash up on their monitors. Hooked up to online file-swapping networks such as WinMX and Morpheus, they are searching for ‘hot downloads’, from films to computer games, that can be theirs’ free of charge at the click of a mouse.

Music Beat
Living on the edge

Worst music of all times

Kids Chat
Sanskrit suitable for developing software

Compuquiz — 82

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