This November, The New Museum and MIT Press will kick off a new series of critical anthologies with Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, co-edited by The New Museum’s Lauren Cornell along with Ed Halter. The new series revives a six volume set that ran between 1984 and 2004, spawning such influential works a 1984’s Art ... Read More »

Current Affairs: Smart agriculture solution won at ITC Infotech Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon

Smart agriculture solution on July 7, 2015 won at ITC Infotech Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon. Smart agriculture solution is an irrigation solution focused on smart agriculture to enable water conservation with optimal crop irrigation. iTech 2015 launched ITC Infotech Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon. The event held at ITC Infotechpark, Bangalore from July 4, 2015 to July 5, 2015. The ... Read More »

Bing Video Search Revamp Brings Better Song Search, Bigger Images, and More

Though Google’s YouTube is the top video sharing site, its search doesn’t always throw up the results you are looking for. Microsoft is here to help however, with its revamped video search on Bing aimed to help you find the right video from across the Internet.Microsoft’s Bing video search has received a new layout that the company claims makes “searching ... Read More »

Facebook Gaining Ground on YouTube in Video Ads: Report

Facebook is gaining ground on Google’s YouTube as an outlet for big companies to market their products via online videos, the fastest growing category of Internet ads, a report published on Monday said.The competition for video viewers opens up a new front in the clash between the two Web giants that already compete in other types of advertising given their ... Read More »

Wikipedia Print Edition to Cost $500,000; Runs Into 7,600 Volumes

In an ambitious project, a New York artist is creating a print edition of Wikipedia that runs into 7,600 volumes and is priced at $500,000 (roughly Rs. 3.2 crores).Michael Mandiberg, who teaches at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has written software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia ... Read More »

Rural Post Offices to Provide E-Services: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister for Information and Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said rural post offices across the country will also function as common service centres (CSCs) providing e-services.He said this while asserting that the postal department had a crucial role to play in bringing in digital revolution in the country. “Our vision of digital India is to ensure ... Read More »

Twitter, YouTube Analysis Pinpoints IS Strategy

Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group’s increasing push towards government strongholds.The data compiled by Britain-based analysts from IHS Conflict Monitor, and shared exclusively with AFP, shows how the Islamic State (IS) group is probing beyond the territory it currently holds and ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Big App Shopping Days Sale Features Discounts on Xiaomi Mi 4, Moto G (Gen. 2), and More

Flipkart’s Big App Shopping Days sale is back again, nearly 3 months after theprevious edition as the website continues its big push from the Web to apps. Having already ditched its mobile website, Flipkart continues to hold app-only sales like the ‘Big App Shopping Days’ in a bid to drive adoption of its apps, with the likely end-goal of moving ... Read More »

Hackers Ground 1,400 Passengers in Attack on Polish Airline LOT

A cyber-attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport on Sunday in what an airline spokesman described as the “first attack of its kind”.The attack occurred at around 4:00 pm (1500 GMT), and targeted the airline’s ground operations system, the carrier said in a statement. The incident, which led to the cancellation ... Read More »

Canada Senate Calls For ‘Light Touch’ Regulating Bitcoin

A Senate committee in Canada urged the government on Friday to “tread carefully” in regulating bitcoin and similar digital currencies, so as not to stifle their as yet “unimagined applications.”The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce carried out the study on so-called “crypto-currencies” — digital money that uses encryption — at the behest of the minister of finance. ... Read More »