Internet

  • TRAI may soon set a 'minimum download speed' for mobile Internet 23-04-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sick of dead slow internet connection on mobile? Relief is on the way as regulator TRAI will soon fix the minimum download speed the telecom operators will have to deliver for wireless data services. "The Authority (TRAI) has been receiving a number of complaints from consumers regarding the...
  • Trusted the fake 'Diwali from space photo'? Here are 10 other Indian Internet hoaxes we fell for in the past 21-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Do you log in to Facebook and share an image purely because you thought it was going to save his life? It is completely okay to be emotional and pray for a child's healthy life. What is disturbing is the number of gullible people on your Facebook newsfeed who blindly...
  • Internet use can ward off depression among the elderly 18-04-2014 02:51 PM

    New York: Are you in your 60s and surf internet for better vacation deals or finding old friends on social networks? Keep surfing as research reveals that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 per cent. "That is a very strong effect....
  • WiFi on flights taking off; Internet speeds getting lightning fast 14-04-2014 12:19 PM

    New York: Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travellers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those...
  • China launches crackdown on online pornography, asks websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown 14-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Beijing: China announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet TV USB...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:20 PM

    The "Heartbleed" bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook 13-04-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Indian law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to block content in 4,765 instances citing local laws between July and December last year, the largest by any country. The social networking giant said it blocked content after government officials and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) reported that such...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it 12-04-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other...
  • Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine 12-04-2014 10:12 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareholder Kim Barovic in federal court in Seattle on Friday, charges that...
  • US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast TV for the first time 11-04-2014 11:22 AM

    New York: For the first time, US Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. That's according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which said Thursday that Internet advertising revenue rose 17 per cent to a record...
  • 'If you are an Internet troll, the children around you will act no better': Police chief's brilliant letter to online haters goes viral 11-04-2014 10:32 AM

    A police chief, not known for mincing words, has written a heartfelt and direct letter to online haters. Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver wrote a Facebook post mourning the multiple stabbings incident at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania. Soon after a string of abusive comments started, prompting him to...
  • Defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, founder Kim Dotcom sued by Hollywood movie studios 09-04-2014 01:40 PM

    New York: Several major US studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom. Megaupload, which US authorities shuttered in 2012, facilitated a "massive copyright infringement of movies and television shows," according to a statement issued by the Motion Picture...
  • Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit 'terrible twos' 06-04-2014 10:21 AM

    New York: The top dog in Internet cat stardom, known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues, spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood. And Hollywood is where the funny-looking feline is bound, with a movie project in the works to add...
  • Two-legged dog chasing a stick on his first trip to the beach is an Internet sensation 05-04-2014 10:35 AM

    A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs, as millions of people have seen in a YouTube video. Duncan was born with deformed rear legs that were amputated to remove the dead weight. The 9-month-old boxer belongs...
  • Chinese parents, trapped in one-child web, give babies away on Internet 31-03-2014 03:48 PM

    Lu Libing knew he had only one choice as the birth of his third child approached. He couldn't afford hefty fines that would be meted out by Chinese authorities, so he put the unborn child up for adoption. On the Internet he found "A Home Where Dreams Come True", a...
  • Apps in car dashboards aim to make vehicles smarter 29-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Toronto: Searching for that elusive parking spot or a nearby attraction? Forget about consulting your smartphone, just look at the car dashboard. Whether it is streaming music and listening to audio books, or even ordering a pizza, apps are being loaded into vehicle dashboards as more cars become connected to...
  • What the unconfirmed but popular 'pretty girl seeking rich husband' vs JP Morgan CEO story teaches us about Internet 28-03-2014 01:56 PM

    This story has been on the Internet for some time. It has been shared phenomenally on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and every social media space haunted by users looking for a good laugh at the expense of goofs who say and do insane exhibitionist things all the time. This is how...
  • Facebook to use drones, lasers, satellites to bring Internet everywhere 28-03-2014 07:01 AM

    New York: Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that Facebook is hiring "key members of the team" from Ascenta, a UK company whose founders created...
  • Google Glass to come with Ray-Ban, Oakley frames 25-03-2014 10:22 AM

    San Francisco: Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group announced Monday represents Google's latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky as it tries to...
  • China demands explanation from US on Huawei spying report 24-03-2014 02:53 PM

    Beijing: China wants a clear explanation from Washington over a report that the US National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. Hong Lei, the spokesman, said China was "extremely concerned" about the spying allegations. "Recently,...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site 23-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • On its 8th birthday Twitter lets users discover their #FirstTweet 21-03-2014 06:53 AM

    New Delhi: Eight years ago on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, posted the first ever tweet. "just setting up my twttr," read the tweet from @jack. As the microblogging service that has redefined global communication and expression turns eight, it is allowing users to discover their (or...
  • Why the underworld loves bitcoin 16-03-2014 03:12 PM

    Singapore: Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise...
  • Google Glass review: It has to be smaller if Google is aiming for mass appeal 16-03-2014 12:02 PM

    New York: Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story. Once you do, this Internet-connected eyewear takes on a...
  • Readers much less engaged when referred by Facebook: Pew Research 13-03-2014 01:25 PM

    Readers of some of the top US news sites are more engaged when they go directly to the website rather than through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Monday. The research found that users who come directly to a news site spend about three...
  • Web founder Tim Berners-Lee calls for Internet bill of rights 12-03-2014 06:43 PM

    London: As the Internet turns 25, the inventor of the world wide web has called for a digital bill of rights to protect net users from surveillance and explore principles of privacy and free speech. Tim Berners-Lee said that an online "Magna Carta" is the need of the hour to...
  • World Wide Web turns 25: 10 cultural milestones and inventions older than WWW that changed human life forever 12-03-2014 09:50 AM

    British engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would finally become the World Wide Web. He presented the paper on March 12, 1989, the day universally marked as the birth of the WWW.On...
  • Explained: The World Wide Web is turning 25 and not the Internet 12-03-2014 07:34 AM

    Most people tend to treat the Internet and the Web as synonymous. They, in fact while being related, are not. Internet refers to the vast networking infrastructure that connects millions of computers across the world and the World Wide Web is the worldwide collection of text pages, digital photographs, music...
  • Twitter goes down again, blames 'unexpected complications' 12-03-2014 06:53 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour. The company apologised to its 250 million users in a status blog, saying it had encountered "unexpected complications" during "a planned deploy in one...
  • 25 years of the World Wide Web: Top 10 interesting WWW facts 11-03-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Today, you are able to access numerous webpages through a Web browser over the Internet. You use Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Google and many other websites often to get information, stay in touch with people and remain updated. Most of us heavily rely on the Internet, and the power...