out to distant learners
signals that come through
cyberspace have touched all spheres of the terrestrial life.
Education, too, has been enabled by technology and is reaching the
doorsteps of the millions of students’ worldwide, in the process
making the Hindi proverb "Pyaasa Kuen ke pass jaata hai,"
redundant. Thanks to ICT (Information and Communication
Technology), the well of knowledge is at the door-steps of the
knowledge-thirsty. Online courses abound and so do the courses being
offered by various universities (IGNOU, GJU and PTU, to name a few)
through distance learning mode, where ICT is the sole facilitator and
a fulcrum for knowledge dissemination.
project for non-English speakers
a bid to make the vast reserve of knowledge on the Internet
available to people across the world who do not understand English,
a UN supported project is on to convert this information into
various other languages, a scientist said at a session on
traditional knowledge at the Science Congress that concluded in
evolves from infrared waves
large amount of data is carried over wired networks. Even cordless and
mobile telephones rely on wired ‘landline’ telephone systems to
carry and route calls between end-points. The cluster of cables behind
the computer is going to be a thing of past. Bluetooth, is an
economical radio technology that enables computers, cellphones,
laptops and other devices to talk to one another wirelessly within a
30-foot radius. Till date the most apparent application of Bluetooth
devices has been in mobile phones.
Still surfing past midnight?
What happened to your
New Year resolution?
films click with cinegoers
B. B. Oberoi
has turned techno-savvy,
opting for digital cinema, a technological wonder that has the
potential to revolutionise the dwindling Hindi film industry. The
concept of digital cinema is making inroads into the film industry -
with over 50 theatres in Maharashtra along with six in Kolkata having
installed the digital projection system.
box with Microsoft inside
products that will allow TVs anywhere in the home to access video,
music and photos stored on personal computers, in its latest effort to
push its software beyond the desktop. It
also announced the delayed launch of wristwatches that collect data
via radio, demonstrated a year ago as part of Microsoft’s same
effort to find new avenues of growth.
Data export to India piques UK
banks and companies outsourcing to India have reportedly been
circumventing laws that ban the export of personal information of
customers out of Britain. Concern is mounting over the increasing
transfer of personal information to India as call centres working
for British companies contact customers in Britain.
declining, says survey
scourge — undercutting
speed with broadband
Sandeep Kumar Sharma
years ago, broadband came
to India. Still it has not been able to get popular due to a number of
reasons. Firstly, it’s a bit expensive and many persons do not know
about this technology. Broadband
refers to high-capacity, high-speed data transmission network that
allows people to access online content quick and dynamically, via
always-accessible Internet at work or at home.
Apple sells for a song
Computer Inc. said it would
introduce a smaller and cheaper version of its popular iPod music player
next month to challenge rivals in the market for flash-memory-based
digital devices. In a presentation at
Macworld in San Francisco, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said that
Apple, known best for its stylish and easy-to-use Macintosh computers,
had shipped 7,30,000 iPod units in the most recent quarter, giving it
the market-leading position among digital music players.