Digital

  • After Digital India & Jan Dhan, govt to focus on rural infrastructure Yesterday

    New Delhi: After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide, the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments. The government is making a "realistic assessment" of how many rural infrastructure projects...
  • Ecuador to launch the world's first government-issued digital currency 3 days ago

    Quito: Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the US dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Smartphones may make young people emotionally stunted August 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions as digital devices such as smartphones, TVs and tablets are destroying their face-to-face social skills, a new study has found. Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • People spend more time on mobile devices and TV than sleeping August 8, 2014

    London: Britons now spend more time using smartphones and tablets, watching television and listening to the radio than they do sleeping, thanks to the availability of broadband in the home and on the move, regulator Ofcom said on Thursday. Consuming media and communicating takes 11 hours and 7 minutes out of...
  • Motorola now lets you unlock your Moto X using a digital tattoo July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: It is believed that an average user unlocks his phone 39 times a day and it takes him 2.3 seconds every time he unlocks the device. This becomes so clumsy that more than 50 per cent users do not unlock their phones, exposing their personal data to theft....
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM for Digital Addressable System licence to TACTV July 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure Digital Addressable System (DAS) licence for the state run TV Cable Corporation that was pending with the Centre for about three years. In a letter to Modi, the contents...
  • Essential etiquette tips for the digital age July 5, 2014

    Washington: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it okay to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend's wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off? Etiquette mavens...
  • Camp Grounded: What it is like inside a 'digital detox' camp June 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Tired of the social media treadmill and hoping to unplug for a couple days? Consider this fast-growing summer camp three hours outside of San Francisco, where the first ritual involves handing over your personal electronics to volunteers in white lab coats. Camp Grounded, now in its second year, offers...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • Is digital the 'death of cinema'? Digital versus celluloid debate grips the movie world June 13, 2014

    Paris: Director Quentin Tarantino lambasts digital film-making as nothing less than the "death of cinema as I know it". Converts hail it as a democratising force for good that is cheaper and faster than celluloid. A debate is raging in the film world about the merits of shooting movies on 35mm...
  • Will explore possibility of having locally-made set-top boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set- top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' director Joss Whedon to release his film 'In Your Eyes' for digital download April 21, 2014

    New York: Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. In a video announcement Sunday following the premiere of the supernatural romance 'In Your Eyes' at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon says the film will immediately be released...
  • Watch: Bitcoin explained in 3 minutes and 23 seconds April 19, 2014

    This short video looks at Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency that has been making headlines and attempts to explain what Bitcoins are, how they are created, exchanged and what the future holds for the cryptocurrency.Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital to go public; could be valued as high as $7.6 billion March 25, 2014

    New York: King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. The company could be valued as high as $7.6 billion if its initial public offering prices at $24 per share, the upper end...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital sees up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation March 13, 2014

    King Digital Entertainment, maker of hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, expects to be worth up to $7.6 billion when it goes public this month in the United States, amid concerns about its over reliance on the game. King will hope to benefit from its focus on the estimated $17...
  • Newsweek's credibility, longevity hinges on bitcoin scoop March 8, 2014

    New York: A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency. It got plenty of attention, all right. Twenty-four hours...
  • 'Bitcoin founder' Nakamoto leads Los Angeles car chase, reporters in pursuit March 7, 2014

    Temple City: A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to...
  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder March 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency. In an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, 64, said he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him he had been contacted...
  • Bitcoins simplified: Answers to 10 must-ask questions about the online currency February 26, 2014

    An explanation of what bitcoins are, how exchanges work, and why many people may have lost a lot of money: 1. Why this resurgent interest in bitcoins? Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that...
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox's website goes offline February 25, 2014

    Tokyo: The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is offline amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency. The URL of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was returning a blank page. The disappearance of the site follows the resignation Sunday...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability February 20, 2014

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital plans IPO February 19, 2014

    New York: The company behind "Candy Crush Saga" is going public, hoping the popularity of its addictive online game will translate to sweet returns for itself and its investors. King Digital Entertainment PLC, which also makes lesser-known games such as "Bubble Witch Saga" and "Pet Rescue Saga," did not disclose how...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister January 30, 2014

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and Civil...
  • New Dish Hopper setup can record 8 shows at once January 7, 2014

    Las Vegas: Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once. The catch is that four of those shows have to be from the broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The system involves Dish's Hopper digital video recorder and a new...