Botanical Survey of India develops the first e-flora database

By on August 8, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

Botanical Survey of India develops the first e-flora database

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitization and conservation of endangered ones. More →
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Italy to invest over $13 billion on high-speed Internet connectivity

By on August 8, 2015 at 11:29 AM.

Italy to invest over $13 billion on high-speed Internet connectivity

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the government will spend 12 billion Euros (over $13 billion) over 20 years for ultra-speed internet. Renzi told his centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Friday that his objective was the complete coverage of Italy to close a large digital divide with the rest of Europe. More →
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Reddit updates content policy to quarantine offensive communities, shuts down several racist subreddits

By on August 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM.

Reddit updates content policy to quarantine offensive communities, shuts down several racist subreddits

Reddit has updated its content policy to be able to quarantine offensive communities. This is in line with what CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman had promised in July with respect to tackling the dark side of the Internet. More →
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The totally hilarious, totally outrageous, and totally awesome Deadpool official trailer is finally here (NSFW)

By on August 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

The totally hilarious, totally outrageous, and totally awesome Deadpool official trailer is finally here (NSFW)

The official Deadpool trailer is finally here. The leaked trailer from Comic Con earlier this year promised a lot and boy does it deliver. More →
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Government reviews porn ban, lifts restrictions from websites that do not contain pornographic material

By on August 4, 2015 at 7:01 PM.

Government reviews porn ban, lifts restrictions from websites that do not contain pornographic material

Facing flak over blocking of 857 websites, the government today reviewed its order and decided to lift ban on those sites which did not contain pornographic material but had still faced action. More →
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Porn Ban: How to access blocked websites

By on August 3, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

Porn Ban: How to access blocked websites

In a controversial move, the Indian government has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 857 porn websites. This has irked many netizens and a debate on the freedom of using the Internet in the country ensues. But there are ways you can access blocked websites. More →
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In memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Google puts a black ribbon on its homepage

By on July 29, 2015 at 7:44 PM.

In memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Google puts a black ribbon on its homepage

Google has paid a beautiful tribute to the recently-deceased APJ Abdul Kalam. The former Indian President passed away earlier this week, and Google remembers him with a black ribbon on its homepage. More →
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Ravi Shankar Prasad to lay foundation for Internet gateway in Northeast India

By on July 11, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Ravi Shankar Prasad to lay foundation for Internet gateway in Northeast India

Internet connectivity in northeast will get a boost as Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is all set to lay the foundation stone for the much-awaited international gateway for internet at Agartala on Saturday. More →
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‘World’s most exclusive website’ is pure antithesis of an open Internet

By on July 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM.

‘World’s most exclusive website’ is pure antithesis of an open Internet

Exclusive clubs are nothing new, and it is a concept widely flaunted by the who’s who around the globe. But what about an exclusive website, is there such a thing? Turns out it is a real thing, but not what you expect. More →
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Top 10 Internet browsing trends of Indian smartphone users

By on July 7, 2015 at 6:33 PM.

Top 10 Internet browsing trends of Indian smartphone users

UCWeb, the company behind UC Browser and the UCCleaner app, conducted a study on the mobile Internet surfing habits of users in India. Some of the interesting takeaways from this study include facts like over 65 percent users surf the Internet on smartphones priced below Rs 10,000, as well as their surfing habits. More →
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