Tech Explained

The Battle over DeCSS

February 11, 2001

The code that lets users decrypt the contents of a DVD to play it on Linux and other open-source OSs has led to legal wrangles and raging debates on the Net. What is the argument all about? 

Inside the Pentium 4

February 11, 2001

With this new microprocessor, Intel has changed to a new architecture

Faster Memory

February 9, 2001

How DDR SDRAM, compared to conventional SDRAM, doubles data throughput in your PC

Security Algorithms

February 1, 2001

The techniques involved in authentication and conducting secure e-transactionsq

Secure your Desktop and E-mail

February 1, 2001

Viruses, trojans, hackers on the prowl

Films Online

January 3, 2001

Technologies like DivX and DeCSS have set the stage for distributing good-quality digital video online. What does the future hold?

Broadband in Delhi

January 3, 2001

Internet over cable performs better than dial-up, not to mention the savings in telephone charges

Getting Ready for Broadband?

January 3, 2001

An overview of how various broadband technologies are set up

What Digital Certificates do

January 1, 2001

In the virtual world even your signature is not sufficient proof of your identity. Your e-mail can easily be read by prying eyes. Digital certificates are solutions to both these problems

Security Threats to your Desktop

January 1, 2001

Any PC is prone to attack, so let’s analyze the gaps and plug them

Magic with Multimedia

January 1, 2001

Wave your magic wand and take control of music and movies

Let’s Make Movies

January 1, 2001

The technology behind video on your PC

Let’s Talk Music

January 1, 2001

Some popular audio formats, and how they differ

A Lie Detector in your Pocket

December 31, 2000

This portable lie detector analyzes your voice to determine whether you’re telling the truth

New Technologies for the Web

November 29, 2000

Focused crawlers give accurate results by specializing in one or few topics, while Memex-type browsers give information on the basis of past surfing experiences

Audrey for Your Home

November 29, 2000

An appliance that offers a date book, address book, e-mail, and Net access for your entire family

Filtering Focused Information

November 10, 2000

How search engines tap into the social network  of the World Wide Web to produce focused results

Setting up VLANs

October 3, 2000

Use Virtual Local Area Networks to break your network into logical units, making it faster and easier to manage

Understanding Geek Talk

October 3, 2000

Find it difficult to understand all those hardware terms? Here are some simple explanations

Search Engines

October 3, 2000

The prominent ones, how they work, and emerging technologies