News: Internet

Friday, 3 May 2013

Gmail Now Allows Users to Add Events Directly to Google Calendar

Gmail Now Allows Users to Add Events Directly to Google Calendar

If you do a lot of events scheduling from your Gmail account, Gmail has just made it easier for you; it now has the ability to add events directly to their Google calendar. Hit the link for more.

Google+ Hangouts Adds Remote Desktop App

Google+ Hangouts Adds Remote Desktop App

Google+ Hangouts now comes with remote desktop, which lets you remotely control someone else's PC during a Hangout chat session. The Hangout Remote Desktop app is built using the same technology found in the Chrome Remote Desktop app.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Nielsen: Youtube Attracts More Young Viewers than any US Cable Network

Nielsen: Youtube Attracts More Young Viewers than any US Cable Network

A survey done by American measurement company Nielsen has revealed that Youtube reaches more users in the 18 to 34 age group, than any other US cable network company. These viewers are what Youtube calls "Generation C", and the company reckons that advertisers need to be on Youtube in order to reach them.

Monday, 29 Apr 2013

Predicting the Stock Market with Google Search Terms

Predicting the Stock Market with Google Search Terms

'Big Data' researchers have demonstrated the possibility of creating money-making investment strategies for the stock market by mining Google search terms related to finance.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013

All New Homes to be Installed with Fibre Points According to Revised Code by IDA

All New Homes to be Installed with Fibre Points According to Revised Code by IDA

To provide easier access to fibre broadband for new homes, the IDA has made some changes to the Code of Practice for Info-communication Facilities in Buildings (COPIF), which include the installation of optical fibre points in all new homes. These revisions will take effect from 1 May 2013.

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013

YouTube Adds Tape Mode to Celebrate 57th Anniversary of Videotape

YouTube Adds Tape Mode to Celebrate 57th Anniversary of Videotape

If you've ever pined for the days of fuzzy, static-filled VHS tapes, your prayers have been answered! To mark the 57th anniversary of commercial videotape, YouTube has added a 'Tape mode' to selected videos, emulating the look and feel of vintage VHS.

Friday, 12 Apr 2013

Google's Inactive Account Manager Lets You Manage Your Digital Life After Death

Google's Inactive Account Manager Lets You Manage Your Digital Life After Death

Google has released a new Inactive Account Manager which lets you manage your digital life after death. With the new tool, you can tell Google what to with your Google accounts if it becomes inactive.

Monday, 8 Apr 2013

3 Gbps Internet from a Ceiling Lamp

3 Gbps Internet from a Ceiling Lamp

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) have developed a new means of high-speed data transmission using LED lightbulbs. The technology uses standard off-the-shelf LED room lights for data transmission, with speeds of up to 3 Gbps possible.

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

Dark Sky App Creators Launch New Weather Site Forecast.io

Dark Sky App Creators Launch New Weather Site Forecast.io

The developers behind the short-term, highly precise weather app Dark Sky have announced Forecast, a new weather forecast website built from scratch, which can provide weather updates covering the entire world.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013

Yahoo Might be Buying Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

Yahoo Might be Buying Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

There are unconfirmed reports that Yahoo might be in talks to purchase a major controlling stake in video sharing site, Dailymotion. If the deal goes through, it would be Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer's first major acquisition since taking over Yahoo.

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