Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse has died at the age of 88. He was also involved in the development of email, word processing programs and the Internet.
Engelbart was a committed, vocal proponent of the development and use of computers and computer networks to help cope with the world’s increasingly urgent and complex problems.
The first mouse… Continue reading
Iran may possibly be the home to the world’s first time machine, if an Iranian scientist is to be believed. According to a news article posted on The Telegraph, an Iranian scientist has registered a device called “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with the Center for Strategic Inventions. This machine reportedly allows users to peek up to 8 years in… Continue reading
The Reserve Bank of India has decreased the NEFT fees for remittances up to Rs.10,000 from Rs.5 Rs.2.5. This means that from now on if you make NEFT transfers for amounts less than Rs.10,000, you will be charged only Rs.2.5.
The NEFT system was introduced in 2005 and ever since it has seen exponential growth, particularly in recent years. It… Continue reading
With all the advancements that have been made in the field of VoIP technology, it was only a matter of time before this would happen. With the huge drop in telecommunication sales from many major telecoms operators, it seems that the end is here for traditional telecommunication.
There were many reported drops in telecommunication sales. These include:
- An 11% drop… Continue reading
He is just 19 years old but has succeeded in convincing venture capitalists to invest Rs. 5.8 crore in his startup. Meet Sahil Lavingia, the founder of Gumroad, a website that allows you to sell anything that you created.
Born to investment bankers of Indian origin, Sahil Lavingia is a stereotypical Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He dropped out of college, came… Continue reading
SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill that will expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to fight online trafficking in copyrighted content and counterfeit items. If this comes into effect, the US government can force advertising networks and payment facilities to stop doing business with questionable websites. The government can also force search engines such as… Continue reading
Delta Air Lines is being sued for allegedly hacking and obtaining sensitive emails and files and using the material to derail the “Airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights of 2009″. Four versions of the bill are currently pending before Congress.
The suit was was by Kathleen Hanni, executive director of Flyersrights.org on last Tuesday in the US District Court for the… Continue reading
Trend Micro identified the… Continue reading
Insure.com sold its corporate name and the domain for a whooping 16 million dollars. The company will be renamed Life Quotes. The company had acquired Insure.com for $ 1.6 million in 2001. Insure.com is a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ.
A company known as Quin Street acquired the domain. The same company has earlier paid $18 million for Internet.com… Continue reading