Tech Explained

What is recompiling the kernel?

March 15, 2002

Some geeky stuff about Linux to make you stand out from the crowd

Be Close to Windows in Linux

March 15, 2002

With KDE, that offers many GUI-based applications, you’ll never miss being away from Windows

File Systems in Win 2K and XP

March 14, 2002

A new series on tweaking Win 2k and XP for better performance

Rock with your PC

December 31, 2001

A program developed in HP Labs will soon give professional DJs a run for their money

Content-delivery Networks

December 31, 2001

This is a new technique being used to effectively deliver digital multimedia content over the Internet

The Making of your Monitor

December 31, 2001

Last month we saw the first two stages of assembling a monitor — creating the printed board ...

Play Tennis in Photoshop

December 6, 2001

Are you a Photoshop designer? Here’s a game to test your skills against other designers

Designing a CPU

December 6, 2001

Looking at a tape recorder from the outside, you see knobs, with which you can do a ...

Infosys: More than Just Software

December 6, 2001

We visited the Infosys campus in Electronics City, Bangalore to see how they develop their world-class software here. Take a look around the sprawling 50-acre campus–the infrastructure will have something ...

Inside a UPS Manufacturing Plant

December 6, 2001

The UPS is your PC’s armor against power supply irregularities that can corrupt data and applications, damage components, and lead to a lot of wear and tear inside your PC. ...

The Final Sales Pitch

December 6, 2001

The sales pitch has been made. You’ve more or less agreed on the price, but can’t make up your mind. This is when they take you to their proof of ...

Inside a Call Center

December 6, 2001

The call-center business is one of the fastest growing businesses today. This business is of two kinds–international ...

Inside IBM’s IT Research Lab

December 6, 2001

Deep Blue, the computer that defeated Garry Kasparov at chess, carbon nano tubes, that will shrink transistors ...

The making of Win XP

December 6, 2001

Let’s go back a bit in history. Back in 1986-87, we did not have a research division. ...

Assembling the AS/400 Server

December 6, 2001

The AS/400 from IBM is a legend in itself. There is no CIO, old or young, who ...

The Making of Your Monitor

December 6, 2001

The most visible part of a PC is the monitor. Have you ever wondered how a monitor ...

Inside a Chip

December 6, 2001

The wafer is sliced from an ingot that is grown in a vacuum furnace, ground to a precise diameter and flatted. After slicing, the wafer may be heated and (or) ...

Inside a Chip

December 5, 2001

The wafer is sliced from an ingot that is grown in a vacuum furnace, ground to a precise diameter and flatted. After slicing, the wafer may be heated and (or) ...

Happy Birthday, Dear Robot

October 1, 2001

Robots can now exchange their genetic material and give rise to new robots