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Health, childcare tips to be available on phone, web

 With the Modi government`s thrust on a digital India, the union health ministry is trying to devise interactive web portals and mobile apps for most of its flagship programmes like immunisation drives and mother and child care.

Video games without guzzling gigabytes soon

Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their mobile devices without guzzling gigabytes -- thanks to a new tool developed by US researchers.

China to invest USD 70 billion to improve Internet

China on Wednesday said it would invest USD 70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users.

Facebook to start hosting content from other sites this month
Facebook to start hosting content from other sites this month

Facebook may start hosting content from major publishers across the Web from this month.

Google intends to speed up web with QUIC Protocol

Google has revealed that about half of all requests from Chrome to Google's servers are now served over QUIC, a protocol that speeds up the web.

Now, Facebook Messenger on web too

Now you can also access Facebook Messenger on the web and chat from your desktop computer. But one can already chat with contacts while using Facebook on the web -- so what's the novelty?

Study says 1 in 3 top most-visited websites face risk of hack attacks
Study says 1 in 3 top most-visited websites face risk of hack attacks

A new study has revealed that one in three top websites that are most visited by people on the internet are "risky."

Youtube for Android now allows users to trim videos before posting
Youtube for Android now allows users to trim videos before posting

The Youtube app on Android devices has been updated with a new feature that now allows users to trim videos before uploading it to the web.

WhatsApp is now available on the Web

Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web.

EU watchdogs to apply ''right to be forgotten'' rule on Web worldwide
EU watchdogs to apply ''right to be forgotten'' rule on Web worldwide

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft`s Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web
China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive.

Device to help neuroscientists analyse `big data`

In the era of unprecedented quantities of information via web, mobile and other internet-based operations, here comes a new device that can help neuroscientists make sense of the "big data".

Pope Francis most-popular name on Internet in 2013!

Despite celebrities working hard to be the most prominent name on the Internet, nothing could lead Pope Francis to be the most-used name in 2013, while error 404 is the most-used word this year.

Facebook admits young teens losing interest in networking site

Facebook has admitted young teens are losing interest in the site.

Internet, a `double-edged sword` when it comes to youngsters

Internet forums are both good and bad for people, oxford researchers have concluded.

Soon, internet without servers!

Scientists have designed a revolutionary architecture that aims to make the internet more "social" by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be accessed on a peer-to-peer basis.

Online searchers can help strangers make sense of data

People who have already processed online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks.

Omar against web censorship

J&K CM Omar Abdullah came out in support of internet giants like Google and Facebook saying it was impossible to censor everything on the web.

China mulls reforms to tighten grip on media, web

China`s top leaders are considering
"cultural reforms", which would be aimed at tightening control over the media and
internet.

Egypt court demands details of web, phone blackout

A decision was taken to cut mobile and Internet services during an uprising that toppled Mubarak.