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Net addiction linked to depression


Hyderabad: If you surf the Web or play online games for more than 38 hours a week, then you are addicted, say mental health experts who claim that this leads to depression, anxiety and obsessive comp

Facebook tests auto-play videos, explores video ad potential

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San Francisco: Facebook Inc is testing videos that play automatically on mobile versions of its service, setting the stage to turn the 1.15 billion-member social network into an attractive venue for

Gram panchayats to get broadband speed of up to 100 mbps: Kapil Sibal

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New Delhi: Gram Panchayats will get broadband speed of up to 100 Mbps under a government project that aims to connect all 2.5 lakh panchayats in the country over the next two years, Parliament was in

Facebook plans to get billions online


From a fledging start-up, Facebook has emerged to become $114-billion company (after it was listed on the NASDAQ with a stock price at $42).

Facebook launching project to make Internet more affordable


Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and four other companies for a project aimed at bringing Internet access to people around the world

Wearable computers a smart fashion trend


San Francisco: The notion of being fashionably smart is getting a makeover as Internet-linked computers get woven into formerly brainless attire such as glasses, bracelets and shoes.
A wearable compu

Indian govt not aware of methods used by hackers: UN official


New York: Public authorities in India are vulnerable to cyber attacks as government and corporate leaders in the country are shockingly not even aware of the dangers and sophisticated methods used by

Mukesh Ambani bets on 4G broadband, but risks abound

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New Delhi: Tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they

SC agrees to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and seeking to initiate action aga

Voda triggers data price war


New Delhi: Intensifying the data price battle among telecom players, Vodafone India on Tuesday slashed its data charges by up to 80 per cent in three circles.
The new, cheaper rates will be rolled ou

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