Net shopping experience
do people shop on the Net? To find bargains, of course. No matter what
they tell you, most of the people shop online to stretch their rupee.
An increasing number of Indians are taking to this mode of shopping
and they say that they are gainers. Recently, a sale hosted by
Baazee.com, one of India’s biggest online shopping sites, of music
recorded by practically all big Indian and international companies,
generated much interest. Other significant players in India are
Rediff.com, Indiatimes, Fabmall, and Sify.com
recruitment looks up once more
a sign of continuing large-scale outsourcing to India by global
corporations, a host of local IT firms are rushing to pick up larger
than usual number of students from engineering colleges this year.
After the spectre of selective hiring in the IT industry last year as
firms grappled with the shock of a demand slowdown in the global tech
market and backlash against outsourcing, its recruitment time again
for software makers.
of Alladin,’ India’s step in 3-D animation
of Alladin", a 90-minute 3-D film released in the US a couple of
weeks ago, was released in Chennai in September-end. The movie, from
the house of Chennai-based animation giant Pentamedia Graphics, is
expected to get a worldwide release soon.
to run whole day
the world’s largest semiconductor maker, expects that in just a few
years laptops will run for a full day on a single battery charge,
thanks to improvements to its new Centrino chip.
PC looks get
final death knell for boring computers housed in bland metal cases may
be years away, but a group of up-and-comers is ushering in a new breed
of small, stylish models that look just at home in the living room as
the office. Many of those newcomers were on show in Taiwan at Computex,
the world’s third-biggest PC trade fair, in the last week of
September, with models cased in racy cartoon covers, plexiglass and
miniature frames beckoning the design conscious.
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Indians on MIT’s top-100 list
young innovators of Indian origin have been named in the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Review 100 (TR100) since
their "technologies are poised to make a dramatic impact on our
to track paedophiles
are to be electronically tagged in the UK for the first time in a move
that could prompt a revolution in the treatment and monitoring of sex
offenders. A British company is to hold talks with ministers with a
view to launching a Home Office-backed trial involving between 100 and
500 child sex offenders. It is also talking to government officials in
the US, Italy and Ireland and is to tag a number of paedophiles who
have volunteered to wear the device.
sets out to rediscover its lost magic
was 25 years ago when Sony Corp founder Masaru Ibuka complained that
his cassette player was too heavy to take on business trips and asked
the company’s engineers to create a smaller, portable player with
music sales to hit industry hard
value of lost sales to the music industry from file-sharing Internet
networks will nearly double in the next five years, says a new market
report in London. The loss from networks such as Grokster and Kazaa
will nearly double over the next five years to $4.7 billion.
software makes sense in education
is nearly five. For her, the computer is a toy. Instead of adding one
more difficult ‘subject’ to her tiring school day, she
occasionally plays educational games on the PC. When her friends come
over, they end up learning without even being conscious of it. One
girl her size, who has never handled computers below, drags on the
mouse. As she moves it across the mouse-pad, the image of a furry bear
gets jerkily unveiled on the monitor.