The new OS war
are hundreds of different rate slabs that cellphone users here have to
deal with. Then there are different technologies like GSM and CDMA,
which we have discussed in these columns some time ago. Just to make
matters more complicated, there are many different cell phone
operating systems that are all vying for various instruments. No
wonder the consumers are confounded.
of the commonly used terms for mobile phones are explained in the
following manner by the Free Online Dictionary of Computing, an
excellent resource built by 1,500 volunteers under the guidance of
Denis Howe. It can be accessed at: http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc
with Intel inside
giant Intel Corp, a relative bit player thus far in the cellphone
revolution, is making its first serious foray into chips that lie at
the heart of handsets and has enlisted a handful of mid-tier Asian
firms to use its design.
make their pleas for help via the World Wide Web (WWW). Some are
struggling single moms or recent college graduates loaded down with
student loans and maxed-out credit cards. Others are childless couples
seeking treatment for infertility. One site even makes a pitch for a
cat named Buster.
Eye to help ONGC in oil hunt
and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has set up 3-D virtual reality
centre known as Third Eye at Mumbai and Panvel for real time
dissemination and information of onshore and offshore applications.
The state-of-the-art centre was inaugurated by Union Minister for
Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik.
Viral fever! Did computer infect him or did he infect the PC?
outsourcing, size does matter
fresh wave of foreign business is rolling in for India’s software
industry, where low salary costs and a skilled, English-speaking
workforce have made the country a world leader. But it’s the big
companies that stand to gain most.
signature different from electronic one
economy having undergone a sea change from agrarian to industrial and
now cyber economy, the growth of e-commerce has led to the requirement
of electronic alternative to handwritten signature. As online business
involves both businesses and consumers, items of valuable
consideration are being purchased and sold by mutual agreement done
electronically, which can have substantial economic consequences.
Dad! I am en route to Mt. Everest
is now set to climb Himalayan heights. Soon one shall be able to chat
up online while scaling the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Next
month Tsering Gyaltsen Sherpa, grandson of Tenzing Norgay, is to
inaugurate a cyber café at a height of 5,300 metres, en route to
crashes as Net cashes
the dotcom boom has long gone, but the Web still amuses its surfers.
People’s desire for shopping, banking and generally entertaining
themselves on the World Wide Web (WWW) has increased considerably,
according to a new survey.
shows some promise
the pundits are to be believed, the sun is not setting on the Indian
software industry. Chastened by a major churn in the IT sector that
saw annual growth come down to a conservative 28 per cent as opposed
nearly double that in the last decade, the industry is however
the average e-mail box is often a trip through hundreds of unsolicited
and not always alluring advertisements, with nine out of 10 office
workers in a recent poll saying they wanted legislation to can all
spam. Spam, as all unsolicited e-mail is known, has grown from a
trickle several years ago to a virtual torrent.