Sunday, September 25, 2011

Internet as important as food, air and water: survey

Cisco has revealed in a study that one in three college students and young professionals consider the Internet to be as important as fundamental human resources such as air, water, food and shelter. This study is based on the second annual Cisco Connected World Technology Report that examines the relationship between human behaviour, the Internet and networking's pervasiveness in 14 countries across the globe.

In a teleconference held here on Thursday, Mahesh Gupta, Vice-President, Business-Borderless Networks, Cisco (India and SAARC), said about 33 per cent across the globe and 95 per cent Indian college students and young employees admitted that Internet was as important in their lives as water, food, air and shelter. More than half of the respondents globally (55 per cent of college students and 62 per cent of employees) said they could not live without the Internet and cite it as an “integral part of their lives.”

On the social life, people had indicated that Internet was more important to them than dating, going out with friends or listening to music. Mr. Gupta said within certain countries, including India, updating Facebook was ranked as the highest priority than socialising. About 91 per cent of college students and 88 per cent of employees globally had Facebook account. The other interesting factor was that two-thirds of students and more than half of employees (58 per cent) felt that a mobile device (laptop, smartphone or tablets) was the most important technology device in their lives. For young employees, India came second globally when it comes to importance of mobile device usage (71 per cent), behind the U.K (74 per cent), but ahead of Australia (66 per cent), China (62 per cent) and the U.S. (62 per cent).

In India, 68 per cent of young employees preferred to use smartphone and consider it as their most important device.

Keywords: Cisco, internet, Cisco Connected World Technology Report

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dell Vostro 360 All In One Desktop Tech Specs Leaked

Dell Vostro 360 specs have been leaked. Ahead of any official announcements or hints, Dell Vostro specifications appeared on a PDF on Dell support website. Dell Vostro 360 is Dell’s All In One desktop. There’s no information available about the price of this desktop or release date. The features include – Front camera on the top of screen with a privacy cover, camera activity light, microphone, optical drive slot on the side, power button, activity light etc. On the back side, there are multiple ports. Power connector, VGA-Out connector, network connector, line-out connector, 4 USB 2 connectors, 8-in-1 card reader, 2 USB connectors on the side, headphone and microphone jacks, volume and brightness buttons.

Dell Vostro 360 Specs Features Price
Inside the box, there’s Intel H61 Express Chipset with support for Intel Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium Dual Core processor support. The system will support up to 8 MB total cache depending upon the processor type. Intel HD / HD 2000 / HD 3000 Graphics (on-board supported, depending upon the processor). The system will support external NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M GPU for enhanced graphics. Dell Vostro 360 supports maximum 8 GB RAM. Other details are available on the PDF link we mentioned above.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mega satellite GSAT-8 successfully put into transfer orbit

Country's mega geo-stationary satellite GSAT-8 was successfully deployed in an elliptical geo-synchronous transfer orbit on early Saturday by the Ariane-VA-202 rocket, an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. "The 3.1-tonne satellite was injected in the GTO 31 minutes after it was was launched at 0211 IST and separated from the rocket's upper stage at 1,800 km above earth," the official of the state-run space agency said.

Earlier, the rocket lifted off successfully from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana off the South American coast with two other payloads.

Ariane-V of Arianespace belongs to the European Space Agency consortium.

The Indian spacecraft carries 24 high-power Ku-band transponders for direct-to-home (DTH) services provided by state-run and private broadcasters.

The space agency's master control facility (MCF) at Hasan, about 180 km from Bangalore, started receiving the signals from GSAT-8 within minutes after it entered the geo-synchronous transfer orbit (GTO). The MCF also took command and control of the heavy satellite.

The satellite will be gradually put into the 36,000-km geosynchronous orbit over the next couple of days and its antenna and solar panels will be deployed.

"The MCF will test and monitor the health parameters of the payloads by June 1. It will be available for DTH services from July 1," ISRO director S Satish said.

Along with GSAT-8, the space agency sent the global position system (GPS) aided geo augmented navigation (Gagan) as an additional payload to improve the accuracy of the US' GPS.