Let Freedom of Speech Prevail

The ban on a student group by IIT Madras, allegedly after an anonymous complaint to the Central government, has ignited a political storm all over India, targeting HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, a group of around 20 students, was accused in the complaint of trying to “spread hatred” towards PM Narendra…

Get free internet at Shimla summer festival

Visitors to Shimla Summer Festival will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi internet during the festival from May 31 to June 7, deputy mayor Tikender Singh Panwar said on Saturday. The facility is being provided on pilot basis and to gauge the hill town’s readiness for later providing Wi-Fi Internet connectivity across the city as…

To make India truly digital, target the poor, not rich

America’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the powerful regulator for all communication, has proposed that poor citizens of the US should have subsidised access to the internet via broadband. According to a report in the New York Times last week, the FCC believes that the subsidy programme, named Lifeline, will be in line with its view…

Google working with Levi Strauss to make smart clothes

Google announced that it is working with US jean maker Levi Strauss to make clothing from specially woven fabric with touch-screen control capabilities. The Internet titan revealed its so-called Project Jacquard and his partnership with Levi Strauss in its annual developers conference in San Francisco. Named after a Frenchman who invented a type of loom, Project…

Week-long events to push Digital India

As the government readies to formally launch the ‘Digital India Program’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on Monday of ministers, including Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, entrusted with creating a roadmap for the weeklong campaign. The launch of Digital India, one of the…

Mobile Health (mHealth) Market Forecast 2015-2020

Leading Companies in eHealth, Telemedicine, Connected Health, Informatics, EHR, PHR, Fitness Monitoring, & Remote Diagnostics The advent of connected devices and M2M is offering a tremendous opportunity for healthcare professionals. Near-ubiquitous mobile networks are allowing carers to diagnose, monitor, and communicate with patients with unprecedented speed and efficacy. The emergence of low-cost smartphones has allowed…

How Freedom of Information Will Change the World

Everywhere you look in the world you can see pessimism, gloom, doom and negativity. No matter where you live, it seems many are convinced that there’s just no hope. Many people have stopped trying to do anything, while they “wait for god” or “wait for the Singularity.” Or simply wait, period. The negativity is everywhere.…