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Baby HTML's aunt shared the news of his birth and name on Facebook | Photo: Pixabay/Facebook post screen grab

Meet my son, ‘HTML’. Yes, that’s what a web designer who loves his job has named his baby

The newborn’s aunt posted his photo on Facebook, and the caption read: ‘Welcome to the world HTML’. The boy's full name is Hypertext Markup Language Rayo Pascual.
Representational image | People use smartphones at a railway station in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

By 2025, rural India will likely have more internet users than urban India

Moving at a growth pace over 3x faster than urban India, rural areas will likely force many changes in how internet is accessed and the digital ecosystem at large.
Microsoft building | Pixabay

Internet Explorer to retire in June 2022, after serving for over 25 years

In a blog post, Microsoft said the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge and Explorer mode in Edge will be supported through at least 2029.
A logo sits at AstraZeneca Plc's facilities in Sodertalje, Sweden

Tweets on AstraZeneca have disinformation, Hyderabad-based portal among sources, claim researchers

Titled ‘#AstraZeneca vaccine disinformation on Twitter’, study was conducted by researchers from Poland’s Kozminski University & was uploaded on preprint portal Medrxiv on 16 April.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

Yahoo! Answers was internet’s Stone Age. It was also our friend, agony aunt, and teacher

Sex-education hungry kids to conspiracy theorists — Yahoo! Answers became the internet’s first meme corner.

How routing data could reduce the internet’s carbon toll

The internet consumes electricity in different places: on our devices, data centres and communication networks that transfer data & the total consumption is significant.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

A future with bitcoin, block-chain & digitisation looks dystopian, but there’s a positive too

New rules will be needed for this emerging world, but who will write them? How should personal data be used and not used? Can the digital divide be bridged?
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How Microsoft is bringing broadband to Indian villages

India has the second-largest online market in the world, but 50% of people living here have no access to the internet.
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Quality content, edits & updates — How you can drive traffic to your website

These are some of the tips you can rely on to boost your website traffic without having to pull a trick.
Representational image | Rashtrapati Bhavan, South and North Block, New Delhi | PIB

Haryana internet to smoking, bans are India’s go-to tool because it has a weakness

It is relatively obvious why an authoritarian regime might resort to banning things, but why should a democratic one like India proceed down this path?

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No, Virat Kohli needn’t imitate Ronaldo. He shows ‘more guts’ on and off the field

Whether it’s standing up for Steve Smith or breaking the mould of chauvinism over targeting of Anushka Sharma or giving up Pepsi contract, Virat Kohli has done it all.

It’s here — an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone ‘built for India’ by Google & Jio

JioPhone Next will run a re-engineered version of Android operating system & deliver translation features, a voice assistant & a great camera, Sundar Pichai said.

Defence

Dhanush artillery guns | Ministry of Defence

Army plans to buy 2,000 gun-towing vehicles to move medium guns on hilly & desert terrain 

The vehicles will replace the Kraz and Scania GTVs that are in use for the Russian-era 130 mm towed field guns and the Swedish Bofors guns respectively.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.