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Monday, August 11, 2003


Flat future
Peeyush Agnihotri
OMPUTERS, like figure-conscious teenagers, are going anorexic. In a trend that certainly cannot be termed as the thin edge of the wedge, the PC is getting thin on the top. To put things straight, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors are phasing out the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) ones.

Flat-screen TVs replacing curved ones
LAT-screen television sales are expected to fuel Sony Electronics’ US growth this year, but traditional televisions will remain a strong revenue driver, company president Hideki "Dick" Komiyama said.

Gizmos run on this
Vibhor Sood
MAGINE you are on the 25th floor of a 100-floor building. You press a button to go to the 100th floor. The lift system that is in place guarantees that within the next three seconds, you shall have an open lift waiting for you. This is actually happening as now the entire elevator system is being run by a combination of hardware and software. This combination is called embedded systems.

Net usurps print ads
RYING to sell an old Beatles record or grandma’s old-fashioned coffee pot often used to be hard work. The seller needed to set up a stand at a flea market or place a small ad in the local paper. The financial return often did not match the effort. The Internet has changed this. Trading in used items has become easier and often more successful.

by Sandeep Joshi

Tell me son, can this cold drink be used to kill computer virus?

Be smart with your hard disk
Hitesh Bergal

ELIABILITY is a quality we seek in our daily lives. Disk drive manufacturers also aim at improving the reliability of their products with the sole purpose of achieving customer satisfaction. They take giant steps towards predicting reliability in disk drives, a step marked by the emergence of Self monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART).

Eight years gone by, Net revolution a far cry
Sandeep Kumar Sharma
N August 15, 2003, the Internet is going to complete eight years of its existence in India. Last eight years have seen a lot of ups and downs for the Internet users. Still our performance on the Internet scenario is not satisfactory. The reasons are poor economic conditions and lack of infrastructure.

Refilling gets lucrative
Ellis Mnyandu & Steve James
HERE'S gold in those empty inkjet printer cartridges. A thriving new economy has grown from selling refilled or remanufactured cartridges for up to 80 per cent less than what manufacturers like Lexmark International, Epson, Canon and Hewlett-Packard charge.

New lease of life for rare manuscripts
Chandran Iyer
LD manuscripts and rare photographs, which have become discoloured and blurred and may face destruction unless given expensive chemical treatments, can now be restored to their original form and even preserved for posterity, thanks to e-publishing and digital solutions which are changing the way archives can be managed.

Cellphones play Cupid
Rashmi Pratap
HE days of writing love letters are pass`E9, thanks to the mobile revolution that is ringing in new tones for the lovestruck wannabes! The fear of being caught with a love letter and the hazards involved in its safe delivery are now things of the past as short message service (SMS) has become the most reliable and quickest tool of exchanging sweet nothings — be it college or work place.


Dr Tribune
Your questions on computer-related problems are answered here.

Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
Multimedia makes products user-friendly
Sudhir Mathur

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
Stamp commemorates Ina Mina Dika man
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
Useful information, illegible illustrations
Jasjot Singh Narula

A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
Y2K ready
Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
Tying rakhi online
Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Rogue files get Exposed!
Raman Mohan

Newsscape: A quick glance at what's happening on the news front

  • Animated Hanuman

  • Website traces immigration

  • Net tracks down truant officer

  • Keep Microsoft, Intel out


  • Seagate insurance

  • NIIT–varsity tie-up

  • MoU with Uttaranchal

IT Click: A view of IT events through the lens

Latest offerings: The latest in prices on the Chandigarh market
This time we take a look at various Inkjet printers.