Tag Archives: Internet

‘Godless’ Virus Plays Havoc for Half of Android Phones in India

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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Perfect ‘Einstein Ring’ 10000 Light Years Away Discovered

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The phenomena of an Einstein ring that was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity but remained a mystery has recently been discovered by researchers. An Einstein ring is a distorted image of a very distant galaxy, which is termed “the source” that produces the bending of the light rays due to a massive galaxy, termed “the lens”, lying between ...

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Kotak Mahindra Bank Introduces Banking Without Internet

Kotak Mahindra has gone one step ahead of other banks with the launch of its banking online without the need for Internet connetivity though it requires SMS services to be present in the mobile phone, besides a fixed individual mobile phone number. The SMS Banking service called "Kotak Bharat Banking App" enables users to access their banking account, investment account ...

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CBSE to Announce AIPMT 2015 Results Today Afternoon

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The CBSE, which was directed by the Supreme court to re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical Test 2015 is all set to announce the results by Monday afternoon and candidates are advised to check the official results website of the CBSE. [RESULTS DECLARED; CHECK HERE] http://cbseresults.nic.in/ The initial test was conducted on May 3, 2015 but the Supreme Court annulled it ...

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Aakash Tutorials Goes Live Online as ‘AakashLive’ Powered by WizIQ

Aakash, India’s leading institute for medical and engineering entrance besides regular coaching, has gone online live with WizIQ technology and launched its AakashLive program. The partnership would see WizIQ’s ‘Online Academy Builder’ and ‘Virtual Classroom’ technology utilized to simulate a live classroom experience for engineering, medical and foundation courses aspirants. The major player in online segment currently is “Merit Nation”. ...

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Super-fast Internet Speed Achieved at 12000km by UC Engineers

University of California engineers have achieved a dream time super fast Internet speed of 12000 km via fibre optic cables, revolutionizing the future of Internet. Photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego have increased the maximum power of signal to be sent and thus reduce the distance through optical fibers, which provide the data transmission for the internet, ...

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Beware! UC Browser Leaks Your Personal Data

If you are a user of popular UC Browser, you are prone for some data leaks. A Canadian technology research group found that that the popular mobile web browser – owned by the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd – had flaws. The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs examined the UC Browser ...

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Google’s ‘Person finder’, Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ Out in Nepal but Internet is Down

Whenever earthquakes or natural disasters strike any part of the world, Google and Facebook have been upfront to offer their free “Person Finder” and “Safety Check” tools to locate stranded people but this time it was too late almost after 48 hours since the disaster struck the Himalayan nation. Moreover, these internet tools cannot be accessed unless the communications and ...

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Quarkson Tests SkyOrbiter Drone To Provide 100 Times Less Expensive Internet

Portugal-based startup Quarkson has tested its long-awaited unmanned drone Skyorbiter that is designed to provide Internet access to remote and inaccessible areas in the world at 100 times cheaper than the current spectrum based Internet, giving a tougher challenge to Google’s balloon-based experiment or Facebook’s drone-based trials in the segment. The tested Skyorbiter LA65, weighing 120 kg,  has a wingspan ...

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Teens getting increasingly sleep deprived: Study

In a worrying trend, teenagers in the US are increasingly getting less number of sleeping hours than they ideally should, finds a new study. The study by researchers at Columbia found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities and students of lower socio-economic status are particularly affected. “Declines in self-reported adolescent sleep across the last 20 years are concerning and suggest that ...

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Human Beings Are Emotionally Attached to Their Smartphones

The researchers from Loughborough University and University of Iceland in Reykjavik revealed that smartphones play an important role in the life of human as people are found to be emotionally attached to smartphones. “Smartphones are creating a huge ripple in the pond of human behaviour and it is important that, as smartphones develop, we continue to study the way they ...

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German Hasso Plattner Institute Develops Teleporter ‘Scotty’, Just Like in Star Trek (Photos)

It was no longer confined to Star Trek to scan an object and ‘beam’ it to another location. German scientists from Hasso Plattner Institute have successfully developed a similar machine using 3D technology and transport material, if not humans for now. The new machine scans an object, destroys it, transmits over internet and rebuilds it at the destination using a ...

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Harishankar Bramha takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

Harishankar Bramha has assumed charge as the 19th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding V.S. Sampath in New Delhi on Friday. Bramha has served as Election Commissioner since 25th August, 2010. An IAS officer of 1975 batch (AP Cadre), Bramha served as Secretary in Ministry of Power before joining the Election Commission. He has held various senior level posts in the ...

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TV Frequencies to Deliver ‘Super Wi-Fi’ Network in Future

What if you could download songs or transfer movies at any given location with the help of a ‘super Wi-Fi’ network that reached your smartphone via TV frequencies? German scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have proposed to make some TV frequencies available free of cost and use them to extend existing wireless networks (Wi-Fi) instead of using ...

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Exploitation of Internet by Terrorists, India Calls for Action

India has called for changes to the management of the internet infrastructure to prevent terrorists from exploiting it by pointing fingers to the use of internet technologies during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. While speaking to the UN Security Council on Wednesday during a marathon session on international cooperation to combat terrorism, India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji drew attention ...

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Indian Govt Bans Porn Sites Again, Asks ISPs to Block them

The Indian government has whipped its order on Internet service providers (ISPs) to block porn sites, despite many such steps failed to prove in the past, as most of them are hosted outside the country and for every blocked XXX site, two more prop up the next moment. At a meeting chaired by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the issue ...

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Google Plans 180 Geo-sync Satellites to Give Free Global Internet

Cash-rich Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) wants to put geo-synchronous communication satellites in space at a low orbit to provide Internet access all over the Earth, eliminating the need to lay wire lines at a cost of $1 billion. The Wall Street Journal said in a report that the mega plan would include 180 high-capacity satellites stationed in low orbit geo-synchronous position ...

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3 Billion Netizens World Over by End of 2014, Says UN Report

The number of netizens world over will reach 3 billion by the end of 2014, and two-third of them from the emerging world, with the mobile users reaching a whopping number of 7 billion, said a UN report. The report by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said 44 percent of the world’s households will have internet access by 2014 ...

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