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Computers: Then and Now

Santa Clara: Changes are the phenomenal process in the universe since its evolution. Remember the animated series of Mickey Mouse! The cartoon was a two dimensional series. But today, the technology has turned its head high. We are going to experience the four dimensional movies. And this is made possible by the ever enhancing technology and improving innovation techniques in "Computers". Ever since Charles Babbage invented computer, it has undergone several changes. Now is the time for Tablets. 

Let us have a look on the five generations of computer and what it looks today.

The First Generation (1940-1956)

UNIVAC I was the first computer of the first generation. The first computers used vacuum tubes for circuitry and magnetic drums for memory and took an entire room. They were very expensive to operate and used great deal of electricity and generated a lot of heat.
The Second Generation (1956-1963)
Transistors replaced vacuum tubes and ushered in the second generation of compute…

www. Turns "20". What's next?

No one knew that the invention of World Wide Web around twenty years ago by Tim Berners-Lee would make such a mark in most individual's life globally. It has brought a revolutionary mark in human history. He started with a simple design of a website with few hyperlinks and some text to describe a project and fundamentally changed the world.
The initial stage did not gain momentum, but gradually the power of the internet went on in the fingertips of users, quite literally. According to a report by Netcraft, there were 215,675,903 websites with domain names and content on them in February 2009. This shows the spreading web of the World Wide Web over the world. Web has already brought the world on a single and small platform. We are now able to share our thoughts and views at the touch of a finger through instant messaging and video chat. So, what is next? Where is this World Wide Web marching?

The Semantic Web will be the next phase of web. It will see metadata, designed to be read by…

12 Lesser-Known Google+ Tips

You may have started using Google+, but did you know that you could edit photos in it? Integrate it with other social networks? Or video Chat in HD? Like with any new service, there are a lot of hidden features and lesser-known tricks in Google+, just waiting to be explored. Hitesh Raj Bhagat & Karan Bajaj offer 12 killer tips just as Google+ goes out of beta


1 If you have commented on a  post, but do not want  notifications of the follow-up comments coming to your inbox, there is a simple way out. Go to the original post and on the right side you will see a drop down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'mute conversation'. You can choose to shut off all notifications from Google+ settings as well.

2 If you do not want others to see the people in your Circles, go to your profile page and click on ‘edit profile’. On the left side, you will see a small grey disc just above the photographs of your Circle members. Click on the disc and in the box that opens, y…