DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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Indonesia’s ‘rainbow village’ becomes an internet sensation. See pics

An Indonesian hamlet dubbed ‘the rainbow village’ after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and gloomy. But residents of the Wonosari community in Semarang decided an extreme makeover was needed, and received money from the local government and several companies to carry out the project. Villagers relax along a path in Semarang….

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 Review

Bitdefender Internet Security is a security suite that protects the user’s computer from hacker threats and malware attacks. Bitdefender, a world-renowned antivirus software maker, offers a number of supporting programs separately, including firewall, anti-spyware, anti-spam and anti-phishing software. All these software programs are mainly designed to provide the maximum protection to the user’s computer.  The company is one of the leading computer security companies in the world. The 2017 version has a number of nifty security features. It valiantly fights a host of threats like spyware, Trojans, adware, rootkits, viruses,…

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Congress Likely to Give Final OK to Local Internet Tax Ban

State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. The Senate was expected to vote Thursday to approve the language, part of a wide-ranging measure that would also revamp trade laws. The Internet tax provision had broad support, with few senators eager to oppose the bill and open the door to taxing online access during an election year. Nonetheless, some were resisting the legislation because of trade provisions and…

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Egypt seeks 50% internet penetration by end-2016: Minister

CAIRO: Egypt is looking to add 500,000 new internet users by the end of 2015 and increase its internet penetration rate to 50% from 34% by the end of 2016, communication minister Khaled Ali Negm said. The communication and information technology ministry mandated reduced prices at the start of August as part of its plan to expand internet access across Egypt and improve speeds. “Every 10% increase in internet penetration increases Egypt’s gross domestic product by 1.8%,” the minister told Reuters in an interview. The ministry hopes to add 1.5…

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Telecom, Internet Companies Race to Reconnect Earthquake-Hit Nepal

Buildings wrecked by Tuesday’s earthquake in Nepal, already weakened by last month’s huge quake which killed over 8,000, will take years to rebuild. But another type of infrastructure will bounce back much sooner: communication networks.Enabling aid workers and civilians to access the Internet, make a phone call or send a text is now seen as a vital part of any humanitarian response. The World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed some innovative kit to make this possible in Nepal. The WFP, in collaboration with the Luxembourg government, the phone companyEricsson and…

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The app has overtaken the internet

Consumers now spend more time consuming digital content via smartphone and tablet apps than they do via surfing the web — either on a handset or on the desktop. The average US smartphone user now spends 88% of his or her time when using a handset within an app and just 12% using the web browser. ComScore’s latest report into US mobile app use also reveals that 60% of all media consumption is mobile — 52% via apps and 8% via the browser — with desktops making up the remaining…

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