Tag Archives: Internet

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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Google Eyes Entry in India with Ballon-Based Internet, Wind Power Projects

India with more than 300 million Internet users is emerging as the most sought-after destination for global tech giants like Facebook who announced Internet.org in India recently and not far behind, Google has decided to set up its ballong-based Loon project in India to access the remote and rural areas within the ambit of the connected world. Media reports said ...

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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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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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