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The reports of job insecurity leading to high levels of anxiety and depression among information technology professionals
The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is preparing to bid farewell to Lucknow as the staff members on Wednesday claimed they
Technology giant Microsoft is undertaking a major reorganisation in its sales and marketing units that will likely see the
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has refuted the general impression that the Indian IT industry is overly dependent on H-1B visas
IT major Infosys today denied media reports suggesting that its co-founders, including N R Narayana Murthy, were planning
Top seven India-based outsourcing companies in the US received fewer H-1B visas in 2016 as compared to 2015, and as a grou
IT companies can protect the jobs of youngsters if senior executives take pay cuts, said Infosys co-founder NR Naray
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has said that the IT major will remain "differentiated and iconic" as it has always been in the p
After Chennai and Hyderabad, IT workers' union FITE has now decided to approach the labour commission in Bengaluru t
The government today said IT industry has assured it that there will be no large scale job losses in the technology sector
Is civil society mounting enough of a fight against the extraordinary powers Mr Raja's ministry is arming itself with? The rules being framed for the IT (Amendment Act) 2008 are ominous, says Sevanti Ninan in the Hoot:
After 26/11 when the Information and Broadcasting Ministry tried to come up with sweeping restrictions on TV channels in the interests of national security there was the predictable outcry and the government backed down very quickly.
Why then is there not enough of an outcry when websites are affected, for the same reason? Particularly over the way rules are being framed for the IT (Amendment) Act of 2008? The powers they give the Government to block websites amount to prior restraint, permitting blocking without informing the affected party, or giving him/her a chance to be heard. Obviously it has been done to deal with terrorism, and it could be argued that you will not be seeking permission from a non-state actor when you are seeking to track him by intercepting his email or blocking the websites he uses to spread his message. But civil liberties can end up being curtailed in the name of combating terror, and individual privacy can be violated the same way. Both are endangered as the new government goes about putting teeth into the amended IT act.
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"'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information."
Translation: You can turn any surface into a touch-screen by simple hand gestures. MIT researcher Patty Maes simplifies it even more: "You can use any surface, including your hand if nothing else is available, and interact with the data...Other than letting some of you live out your fantasy of looking as cool as Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' it can really let you connect as a sixth sense device with whatever is in front of you".
Pranav Mistry of the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab who is the brain behind this project which combines the power of a web camera, a battery-powered projector and a mobile telephone into a miniature gizmo that can be worn like jewellery, has more details on his website