Information Technology

Cyberacture

November 20, 2011

Creation of living and working spaces which are a harmonious blend of technology, multimedia, intelligent systems and user interactivity, that is Cyber + Architecture. These spaces can be customized and the residents can claim to be the world’s most connected community. One such cyberstructure is in Mumbai called the...

Spoofing in IT

November 20, 2011

Making an e-mail message appear to have come from one place when really it comes from another is called spoofing. It is generally used by spammers, who do not want their real address to appear on the e-mails they send. Since the messages they send out have web links...

Google Panda

November 20, 2011

Google Panda refers to the change introduced to the search algorithm used by Google in 2011, to give better search results. The change aims to lower the rank of “low quality content sites” in search results and return high-quality sites to its users. CNET reported a surge in the...

Google Bomb

November 20, 2011

A Google bomb is an effort to inflate a website’s search ranking for a particular term. Google gives importance to pages linking to a particular page for ranking purposes. In case of Google bombing, pranksters use a phrase to link to a particular page from their sites multiple times,...

Website Pharming

November 20, 2011

Pharming involves rerouting the traffic of a particular website to a bogus one. This is done by exploiting the weaknesses of the site’s Domain Name System (DNS) server. Pharming poses major concerns to corporates and e-commerce sites. Anti-pharming measures are required to safeguard sites.

Cybersquatting

November 20, 2011

Cybersquatting is registering a website in the names of popular brands. The word squatting in this context means unauthorised occupation of someone else’s property. In the internet domain, techsavvy entrepreneurs register websites in the names of popular brands, whose owners do not have websites of their own. This can...

Cyberchondriacs

November 20, 2011

Much like hypochondriacs who obsess about any small ache or pain they may have, cybercondriacs frequently surf the internet to glean information about anything that affects them. They now form 84% of all adult net users. Cyberchondriacs are even said to discuss what they learnt from the net about...

Simputer

November 20, 2011

The word ‘Simputer’ is an acronym for ‘simple, inexpensive and multilingual people’s computer’. It is a small, inexpensive, handheld computer, intended to bring computing power to developing countries. It includes textto-speech software and runs the GNU/ Linux operating systems. The device was designed by the Simputer Trust, a non-profit...

Working of a Webcam

November 20, 2011

A simple webcam comprises a digital camera attached to a computer. These cameras are easy to connect through a USB port. A piece of software grabs frames from the camera. For example, the software might grab a still image from the camera once every 30 seconds. The software then...

Digital Nomad

November 20, 2011

A person who works on the move is called a digital nomad. Such a worker may or may not be on the rolls of a company, and could be a consultant/freelancer/a writer on the move. They are persons with a free spirit who like a remote lifestyle and earn...

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