5 Types of posts Facebook should ban

While Facebook is still going around banning certain posts, here are some we’d like to see go off the site forever…   Facebook has spent a better part of this week flip-flopping over whether or not it should let videos depicting violent acts such as beheading exist on the website. The social networking website lifted a blanket … Continue reading

AJAX (Programming)

Ajax is a group of interrelated web development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous web applications. With Ajax, web applications can send data to, and retrieve data from, a server asynchronously (in the background) without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page. Data can be retrieved using the XMLHttpRequest object. … Continue reading

Growing Up Geek

Growing Up Geek: Amol Koldhekar By Amol Koldhekar Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Amol Koldhekar! My childhood may have kicked off the 1990s, but … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing tools to combat violence against women

Crowdsourcing tools to combat violence against women A look at crowdsourcing initiatives across the world that map violence against women in its many forms. My big curly hair is rich sexual-harassment material. Instead of tying it back to protect myself, I decided to use my academic and professional experience to reinvent a safe environment for … Continue reading

New app lets women alert friends, family when in danger

New app lets women alert friends, family when in danger If you’re a woman living in India, the past few days might have led you to question your safety in the country – be it on the streets, in public places, public transports – and lot of this can be attributed to the recent event … Continue reading

Intel could soon rewrite the entire industry, and that isn’t a bad thing

Intel could soon rewrite the entire industry, and that isn’t a bad thing Jamshed Avari Deputy Editor, CHIP Magazine If a leaked roadmap is to be believed, Intel will introduce a whole new type of CPU in 2014 which won’t fit into a socket on a motherboard, but will instead take over nearly all the … Continue reading

‘Internet to contribute $100 billion to India’s GDP by 2015’

‘Internet to contribute $100 billion to India‘s GDP by 2015′Internet services and devices industry has potential to increase its contribution to up to USD 100 billion (about Rs. 5.5 lakh crore) to India’s GDP and generate about 2.2 crore jobs by 2015, a report by McKinsey & Company said on Wednesday. Internet related technology industry … Continue reading

Village in Bihar fining its women for using mobile phones

Village in Bihar fining its women for using mobile phones Ladies, imagine being fined for using your mobile phone! Women in a village in Bihar are facing exactly such a predicament. Reportedly, a village panchayat in Bihar has asked its womenfolk not to use cellular phones, and have threatened them with heavy fines if they … Continue reading

Free speech online? Think again

Free speech online? Think again Voicing your dissent or being a smart alec in the virtual world, as recent incidents have proved, could have legal consequences. The essence of social networking is connecting with people, sharing thoughts, building relationships etc. Not surprising then that people use the platform to vent their feelings; it could be … Continue reading

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