Get Ready for Windows 10

Scheduled to be released in 2015, Windows 10 will be the next version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

In Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to strike a balance for every kind of user. 

Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso to download the Windows 10 Tech Preview. Must read and follow the instructions carefully before installing it on a computer. 
You can even join Microsoft in its Windows Insider Program, review the features of Windows 10 and give your ideas for improvement etc. 
 

IPv6 : The Next Generation Internet Protocol (IP)


IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) address standard that will supplement and eventually replace IPv4, the protocol most Internet services use today.
An IP address is basically a postal address for each and every Internet-connected device. Without one, websites would not know where to send the information each time you perform a search or try to access a website. However, the world officially ran out of the 4.3 billion available IPv4 addresses in February 2011 .

Yet, hundreds of millions of people are still to come online, many of whom will do so in the next few years. IPv6 is what will allow them to do so, providing enough addresses (
2128  to be exact) for everyone and all of their various devices.

A lack of Internet addresses would have caused many problems; your favourite web programmes would slow down, computers would find it more difficult to communicate with one another, and your privacy could be compromised because it will be hard to tell the difference between you and another computer user down the street.

To allow the Internet to continue to grow and spread across the world, implementing IPv6 is necessary.

WhatsApp May be bigger than Twitter


According to industry estimates, WhatsApp has become bigger than Twitter in terms of monthly active users. The Wall Street Journal says that WhatsApp has more than 250 million monthly active users whereas Twitter has around 200 million monthly active users in December 2013. It is fast approaching the popular video-chat service Skype which has around 280 million monthly active users.
The figure is impressive for a company that launched its app just four years ago and that spends no money marketing itself. It makes WhatsApp one of the largest messaging platforms.
WhatsApp’s growth is of concern to many telecom carriers that make huge profits billing for text messages. 

Ajay Bhatt : Co-Inventor of the USB

Ajay V. Bhatt is an Indian-American computer architect who helped define and develop several widely used technologies, including USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express, Platform Power management architecture and various chipset improvements.
Ajay Bhatt rose to global celebrity as the co-inventor of USB through an Intel 2009 TV advertisement, where he was portrayed by actor Sunil Narkar.

Explore Google Earth Engine

Google Earth Engine is an online environment monitoring platform that shows a daily-updated dynamic digital model of our planet.
It stores petabytes of satellite data and allows high-performance tools to analyze and interpret this information that can then be visualized on a map, ranging from rainforest changes in the Amazon to water resources in the Congo
Click here to know more about Google Earth Engine. 

Bitcoin - The New Digital Currency

Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. 
Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate, with no central authority managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network.
The original Bitcoin software by Satoshi Nakamoto was released under the MIT license.
Bitcoin is one of the first implementations of a concept called crypto-currency which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list.
Building upon the notion that money is any object, or any sort of record, accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context, Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.

BAZOOKA Attack Slows Down Internet

The Internet seems to have been slowed by one of the largest cyber attacks ever seen, especially in Europe. According to security experts, the attack targeted a European group that patrols the Web for spam.

The attacks targeted Spamhaus, a Geneva-based volunteer group that publishes spam blacklists which are used by networks to filter out unwanted email, and led to cyberspace congestion which may have affected the overall Internet.

The attacks began last week, according to Spamhaus, after it placed on its blacklist the Dutch-based Web hosting site Cyberbunker, which claimed it was unfairly labeled as a haven for cybercrime and spam.

While the origin of the attacks has not been identified, some experts pointed the finger at Cyberbunker, possibly in coordination with Eastern European cyber-criminals.

These attacks used tactics different than the "botnets" -- these came from so-called "open resolvers" which "are typically running on big servers with fat pipes."

According to security experts, "They are like bazookas and the events of the last week have shown the damage they can cause. What's troubling is that, compared with what is possible, this attack may prove to be relatively modest."

Google Glass - The Technology Next

Google Glass may just prove to be one of the most exciting and anticipated products that eventually reaches the market in the near future.

Google Glass is likely to be a single-framed lens with a heads-up display and the ability to communicate with its user. It may be turn out to be the kind of innovative new product that's needed in the industry. It could also define and confirm the utility of wearable technology.

In technical terms, Google Glass is an augmented reality wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD). It takes a step further toward ubiquitous computing, which is the idea that the Internet and computers will be accessible anywhere at any time without having to use one's hands.

Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like format hands-free, can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands, and uses Google's Android operating system. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sun-glass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.

Click here to know more about Google Glass.

Computer History Museum

Spend a day at the Computer History Museum. Find out why computer history is 2000 years old. Learn about computer history’s game-changers in our multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar !
Listen to computer pioneers tell their story from their own perspective. Discover the roots of today’s Internet and mobile devices. See over 1,100 historic artifacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s.
The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.  
Visit http://www.computerhistory.org  to know more about Computer History Museum as well as to have a virtual experience.