Did Shiva Ayyadurai invent email ?

Yes, email or the electronic mail system was invented 32 years ago by a 14-years old student, Shiva Ayyadurai, in the USA. Although the copyright of the term was registred in 1982, the concept was developed in 1978. The first email system had replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system including Inbox, Outbox,…

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How to access old versions of a website – Google cache and WayBackMachine

WayBackMachine is a web crawler that stores cache versions of websites. Most of the popular websites are cached by the server and is available for free. This is a great tool to see how a website had been in the past. For example, this domain computernewsreport.com was registered in 2005 but, there wasn’t anything in…

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Long live ‘The Daily’ – shutting down on Dec 15

The digital-only magazine that started as the only iPad-only newspaper, ‘The Daily’ is seeing it’s last on December 15, 2012. Born in a high-profile launch in February of 2011, the newspaper’s 21-months life wasn’t successful in winning enough subscribers to make it sustainable. At a price of $0.99 a week or $39.99 a year the…

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Sex on the first date – may be an Android user!

An online survey by a match making website shows that while comparing iOS, Android and BlackBerry phone users, Android mobile phone users were found to have a higher chance of sex on the first date.  An internet surveys on 1,068 Canadian singles conducted from October 13 to 15 of 2011 was analyzed to come to…

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What can be done in Facebook?

Social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are gaining popularity day by day and other Internet strongholds like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft had tried to grab their share of social networking traffic without much success to date. Although Google has done a pretty good job by launching Google Plus after a number of failures….

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RIP Flash – Windows 8 dumped it too

It now is loud and clear – the days of Adobe Flash are over. Apple’s detest of this popular Adobe product has extended to its rival, Microsoft, that has removed support for Flash in the browser of it’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. Flash, the most widely used browser plug-in of 2000s has started to…

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Facebook introduces ‘subscribe’ feature to connect with non-friends

UPDATE added at the end With the introduction of the ‘subscribe’ feature, you don’t need to be friends in Facebook to connect with somebody. Facebook is slowly adding Subscribe button, on friends’ and others’ profiles so that Facebook users can choose what they want to see from people in News Feed and they can also…

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German state doesn’t like the Facebook Like

Schleswig-Holstein, one of the German State has ordered all the sites of the state to remove Facebook’s "like" button. The sites that don’t comply with the order could be fined up to 50,000 euros. When an analysis by the office of data protection commissioner showed that Facebook builds profiles of all those who click "like"…

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See, your email can’t filter this Spam – Google

I got a spam email from Google. It seem to be trying to prove that Google’s Gmail knows better not to allow such spamy emails. But, I don’t like such blackmailing. I have used Gmail before and I know what I expect from email clients. Thanks, but no thanks to your spams, Google! The email…

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