Originals inked out
ink is smudging inkjet printer companies’ sales projections. While
consumers are elated and refilling companies are enthused, printer
companies are crying foul. Earlier, when inkjet printer’s cartridge
used to run out of ink, a consumer had no option but to purchase a new
one. Or get it refilled. In the latter case, the fear of poor quality
ink being used persists.
makers enter consumer electronics arena
consumer electronics market, where gadget lovers shop for everything
from digital cameras and digital music players to big-screen TVs, is
about to get a lot more crowded. Now that the days of rapid growth are
long gone for PC makers, popular brands such as Gateway Inc., Apple
Computer Inc., and Dell are increasingly tossing their hats — and
gadgets — into the market dominated by the likes of Panasonic, Sony
Corp., Thomson’s RCA and Philips.
how AI evolved
Intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science concerned
with making computers behave like humans. A lot has been done in
the field of AI. The history of AI can be divided into the
Chinese farmer Wu Yulu, 41, sits next to his robot, Lao Wu, at his home on the outskirts of Beijing. Wu, who only managed to finish primary education, started building robots for fun more than a decade ago. The fifth-generation of his remote-controlled robots, which can do simple household chores, have attracted nationwide publicity and interest from government institutions.
search engines know what you are looking for
new network system to make the Web smarter — to handle semantics or
linguistic meanings, more like the way we humans do. Presently, when a
Web search is conducted the search engine looks for strings of letters
on various pages but has no idea what those letters actually mean or
how they are inter-related.
Your job as a new recruit is to log on at 8.45 am, delete spam and by the time it is finished, it would be 5 pm
stands for International Terrorism
is IT? Presently, IT is the driving force behind every field of life.
IT is the merger of three fields — computer, communication and
microelectronics. However, the way IT has given impetus to militant
activities, it can be concluded that IT stands for International
shoos parrot away
on to horoscopes? No more going to family astrologers or pundits with
huge janampatris as your whole future is now available with the click
of a mouse. Welcome to online astrology! The number of Websites, both
Indian and western, is practically galactic in scope and these seem to
be a big hit with the Generation Y.
digital library endeavour
Technical University (PTU) has taken up the task of digital
preservation of the significant literary, artistic and scientific
works and other documents lying in various libraries, archives and
personal libraries to be made freely available in every nook and
corner of the world.
battles illiteracy with PC
do you do with a population of close to 300 million illiterates, who
can speak their native languages, but cannot read or write in them? Do
we see them merely as empty stomachs and a burden on the nation? Or,
is this an untapped potential, which can be converted into 600 million
through look-alike Websites
gangs are setting up fake Websites that mimic well-established
companies and persuade those who visit them to part with credit card
details and other valuable financial information.