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Computers lower dementia risk


September 5th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Computers do have their plus points, despite all the bad press -- the desk top, for instance, lowers the risk of dementia in the aged ... Read more...

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FBI to block virus-infected computers worldwide


July 9th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) The US law enforcement agency FBI will block up to 500,000 users around the world who have a malicious programme installed on their computer, it was ... Read more...

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E-mail vacations can boost productivity, study


May 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Being cut off from official e-mails not only lowers stress levels but also allows employees to concentrate far better, says a new study.During the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Computer virus may target Indian firms in Dubai?


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) A computer virus from China has been targeting users in India as well as in China, and as many Indian companies are based in Dubai in ... Read more...

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Software combo that turns computers impregnable


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A triple combo of protective software on your computer foolproofs it against identity or password theft, snooping and malware installation, according to a criminology study.Computer users ... Read more...

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Measuring Wi-Fi attacks can combat cyber crimes


September 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a way to gauge how badly a Wi-Fi network can be damaged by cyber attacks. This can ensure stronger security systems. "This information ... Read more...

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Malicious software links featuring bin-Laden’s pics could be a virus: FBI


May 4th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned computer users to be cautious if they receive any e-mail showing photos or videos of Osama bin-Laden's dead body because ... Read more...

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‘Radiation’ text message a hoax: BBC


March 16th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has rubbished claims of circulating a text message warning people that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant has leaked beyond Japan and could hit ... Read more...

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Radical Internet remarks a prod for wise foreign policy: Chinese official


March 12th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 12 (ANI): The voices of the roughly 450 million Internet users in China have taken on an important role in crafting foreign policies and similar matters, a top political advisor ... Read more...

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New tools found for hacking Wi-Fi


February 17th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hacking has now become easier than initially known to be.A new software that has been available on the Internet makes it even simpler for computer users ... Read more...

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China issues warning on Valentine’s Day computer viruses


February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Technology experts in China have warned internet users to be alert against computer viruses based on the Valentine's Day theme.The China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre issued ... Read more...

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Smartphone squint causes premature wrinkles


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Wrinkles may be a sign of approaching middle age but younger women now have a reason to worry - the smartphone squint.Many of them are developing premature ... Read more...

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Women plagued by ‘double-shift’ stress - at home and work


December 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Women constantly juggle two roles, both important - that of a homemaker and a professional, and therefore suffer the double-shift stress syndrome.Double the stress means more symptoms of ... Read more...

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50pc of Oz workers using Facebook, Twitter falling victim to cyber crime


December 9th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that nearly half of all Australian workers who access social network sites like Facebook and Twitter have been subjected to a cyber ... Read more...

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Stress and neck pain more common in women


December 7th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that neck pain is more common in women, irrespective of occupation of age."We know that physical work with heavy lifting or assembly work ... Read more...

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Facebook to patent the word ‘face’?


November 25th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): It may sound ridiculous at first, but Facebook is planning to trademark the word 'face' because it wants to stop other companies using the term in a ... Read more...

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25 Russians charged in US banking fraud


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twenty-five Russians have been charged in a banking fraud case in the US, the attorney's office for the southern district of New York said Friday.The Russians ... Read more...

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9 in 10 Apple customers ‘happiest’ computer users


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): A new survey has found that Apple users are the happiest and most satisfied customers with their products.Researchers found almost nine in 10 Apple customers felt "pleased" about ... Read more...

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Half our waking life spent before TV, computers


August 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) We spend nearly half our waking life watching computers, TV and chatting on the phone. The average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes in a ... Read more...

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Malware Threat Reaching All Time High, Warns Top System Security Firms


August 11th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McAfee Inc which is now the second security software maker of the world has said that malware attacks have reached a record high in the ... Read more...

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Virtual fingerprints can track computer users’ movements


May 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): There exists a virtual fingerprint on most computers that can monitor the online habits of individuals, found a US privacy group.According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, most ... Read more...

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Oz man fined $210,000 for sending billions of spams to Indian websites


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 22 (ANI): A Queensland man has been fined 210,000 dollars by the Federal Court of Australian for being found guilty in a spamming scam that sent billions of emails to ... Read more...

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Avast False Positive Warning Creates Worry Among Users


December 4th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriDec.04, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The onslaught of online threats like virus and Trojan horses have prompted the majority of computer users to install system security suite and anti malware software in ... Read more...

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IT Industry Prepares To Combat New Trojan Daonolfix


November 8th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov.8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) When the IT industry is trying to cope with a major OS upgrade from Microsoft, the reports of a new Trojan infection has made the web users ... Read more...

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Fake security software in millions of computers


October 20th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Millions of U.S. computers have scam security software that their owners may have paid for but which only makes the machines more vulnerable, according to a ... Read more...

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Now, digital ants to protect your PCs from worms


September 26th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Security experts are taking a cue from nature to protect computer networks from intruders, and have created a new defence mechanism that mimics one of the hardiest creatures ... Read more...

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Gmail outage challenges Google engineers


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 2 (DPA) A disruption to Google's Gmail service frustrated users throughout the world Tuesday and flummoxed engineers at the giant internet company. Google said the problems started early in ... Read more...

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Now, green software that uses facial detection for energy savings


July 21st, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in the U.K. have come up with a new software that detects whether or not you are looking at your computer and switches off the display accordingly.According ... Read more...

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China allows more time for controversial internet filter


July 1st, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (DPA) China has backed down from its Wednesday deadline for computer makers to pre-install controversial internet filtering software, following a backlash from inside and outside the country. The delay in ... Read more...

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China postpones controversial web filtering software installation


July 1st, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (Xinhua) Amid widespread international criticism, China Tuesday announced that it would delay the mandatory installation of the controversial "Green Dam-Youth Escort" filtering software on new computers. The installation was postponed ... Read more...

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PC makers cautiously welcome China’s anti-porn filter software


June 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 11 (ANI): The Chinese Government's decision to provide computers with software packages for filtering online pornographic contents has received cautious welcome from PC makers, yet many Internet users are sceptical ... Read more...

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Computer-related injuries increasing, kids particularly at risk


June 9th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Computer-users need to be more careful -- the number of severe injuries associated with computers is on the rise, according to a recent study. Researchers have found a seven-fold ... Read more...

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Txtng cn ruin ur helth n scool perfrmanc


May 26th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 26 (ANI): Texting may have become a popular way of communication among teenagers, but it could lead to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep ... Read more...

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Arthritis significantly affects computer use


May 1st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): People with arthritis experience more pain and discomfort while using the computer as compared to the general population of computer users, according to a new study.Little is known ... Read more...

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Bamboo keyboards provide eco-friendly option to computer users


April 20th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): Nowadays, keyboards made of bamboo are a rage in China, as they provide a more environment-friendly alternative to the usual keyboard made of plastic.As hi-tech brings ... Read more...

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