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Quiz Time 73

1)Nokia recently filed a patent that would allow a phone to alert you using a tattoo or other marking to send a "perceivable stimulus to the skin." One shake means a friend; two pinches, it's your mom.
Identify this technology?

2)How is Soroban popularly known as?

3)Identify him

4) X is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry.It currently takes place at Fira de Barcelona, Catalonia,Spain, in February. The annual attendance is generally between 50,000-60,000 people.
Identify X ?

5) Identify this game console?

It has an interesting history too.See,if u can identify it!

6)"Data expands to fill the space available for its storage ". What is this law called?


8)Identify it?

9)Crespo is the code name of which Android phone ?

10)What is this ?

TCS IT WIZ-2012(Hyderabad)


1.Who coined the term “Artificial Intelligence”?
2. “To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer” . This concept was by which organisation?
3. The recent Indian ecommerce website- is by which online giant?
4. Identify 
5. Which common word comes from the sound that a bullet makes while striking a metal. It means “A short, high-pitched electronic pulse”?
Clue: Used in submarines
6. Which technology by Microsoft enables us to open a multimedia file without any delay?
7. Expand BCC in emails.
8. Id this young Indian sensation 9. Soft and Rocket are sizes for what in the internet world? It is widely used in internet publishing.
10. 10. Which game character was originally called Jumpman? He is a plumber by profession and is very popular.
12. What is ISRO’s equivalent of Google Earth called?
Clue: Lagaan
13. Which famous company’s logo is called Larry the bird?
14.Identify this device. Be specific
15. Who is the first Indi…

Quiz time 72

Q1. Which search engine's codename was 'KUMO'?
Q2. JaxtrSMS is a free messaging service started by which IT personality ?
Q3. Raj Reddy was the first Indian to get it it and Judea Pearl is the last person to get it . What did they get ?
Q4. This company was found as Presidio Media in the year 2007 ? How do we better know it now ?
Q5. Whose slogan is : " The content free encyclopaedia which anyone can edit " ?
 Q6  . Who designed the WEBBY AWARDS in 1996 ?
.Q7.  Machibuse (Ambusher) , Kimagure (fickle) , Otoboke (stupid ), Oikake ( chaser) are      the    monsters of          which game ?
Q8. How do we better know the social networking site of Baidu Inc. ?
Q9. What is unique about the song Tom's Diner by Suzzane Vega ?
Q10.    Luvid Strigeus is the original author of which file sharing site ?

Quiz Time 71

1.What is the ' easiest, fastest, fairest, and best way to lend and borrow Kindle books’.?
2.Which companies logo has been made by conglomeration of various colorful surfboards which is also the main theme of the various advertisements by the company?
3.MeMo is a range of tablets from which company?
4.Expand the acronym PSD.
5.'Swimroom' is a social networking site started by whom?
6.Id the popular app. 7.Which IT rock star said "Talk is cheap.Show me the code."?
8.Which company is better known an Matsushita in Japan?
9. What is the distinction of the venture "Medvarsity"?
10.Which company makes the Ikari and Xai range of mice?

Quiz Time 70

1) X is a digital time capsule created by the Internet Archive.The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the Archive calls a "three dimensional index".It was developed by Brewster Kahle, with Bruce Gilliat in 1996. Identify X?

3)Identify this Google Doodle? 4)SledgeHamme,Valencia,Interlagos are versions of which processor family? Hint-Bulldozer
5) X was an alliance formed on October 2, 1991, between Apple Inc., IBM, and Motorola to create a new computing standard based on the PowerPC architecture. The stated goal of the alliance was to challenge the dominant Wintel computing platform. Identify X ?
7)Expand RISC ?
8)Identify him?
9)X is a an Indian retail chain for consumer electronics and durables. Tata Group

Quiz Time 69

1)X was previously known as It was started by Deepinder Goyal,a graduate from IIT Delhi.
The website currently lists over 35,000 restaurants and menus.
Identify the website?

2)Identify her

3)X is an online database of information related to films,television programs andactors.It  was launched on October 17, 1990, and in 1998 was acquired by
Identify X?

4)Who coined the term Information Highway?

5)What is this award?

6)He is a person who inspired Steve Jobs,He was also a brilliant chemist, famous for hiswork in the world of Photography. Who is he?

7)Where would u find this?

8) X was founded in New Delhi in 1983 by Mr. Deepak Puri. It started as a Time Recorder unit in technical collaboration with Maruze Corporation. It manufactures Recordable Compact Disks (CD-Rs) and Recordable Digital Versatile Disks (DVD-Rs).Identify X 9)Connect

10)What is the name of the mascot of Yahoo Mail?

Touching Space, Placing Touch

A new edited book I have been working on with Mark Paterson is coming close to completation. We are just checking the pageproofs at the moment. The title is Touching Space, Placing Touch and it will be published by Ashgate in the the autumn. The draft cover design is shown in the thumbnail image.

You can read the substantive introduction written by Mark Paterson, Sara MacKian and myself from here (this is a near final pageproof version). The book also contains a chapter by Rob Kitchin and myself entitled 'Towards touch-free spaces: sensors, software and the automatic production of shared public toilets' (this is a pageproof version).

The book contains an interesting range of contributions looking at different social aspects of the spaces of touch. The list of twelve chapters in Touching Space, Placing Touch is as follows:

Negotiating therapeutic touch: encountering massage through the 'mixed bodies' of Michel Serres, by Jennifer LeaTouching t…

Quiz Time 68

1)The famous online encyclopedia-Wikipedia developed from which encyclopedia project in 2000?

3)Which company announced its Endangered Languages Project, which unites an alliance of cultural groups, linguistic researchers and existing language databases to catalog languages in danger of vanishing ?

5)What is the meaning of "ubuntu" ?
6)Who is known as the Father of SuperComputers ?
7)Identify him

Quiz Time 67

1) Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce  are known for designing which programming language?
2)Identify him
3) X was an Englishcomputer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for data base management, the theoretical basis for relational databases.He was the source of Inspiration for Larry Ellison. Identify X?
4)What is this ?
5)Which company's name is derived from  a fictional character, a mutantsuperhero of the Marvel universe?
Hint-Its Indian.
6)Identify this font and why was it in news recently?
7)Identify the game?
8)Which company is famous for developing the game "PacMan" ?
9)He is the lesser known founder of which company?
10)Rasmus lerdorf is the creator

TCS IT WIZ Dates Out!!!

The wait is finally over.Here is the complete schedule of TCS IT WIZ 2012 -

Hyderabad-July 27 at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan,King Kothi Road Ahmedabad-August 7 at Rabindranath Tagore Hall Kolkata-August 9 at Kalamandir,Shakespeare Sarani Bangalore-August 13 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Chennai -August 21 at Music Academy,TTK Road
Coimbatore-August 24 at Corporation Kalai Arangam Pune-August 28 at Yashwantrao Chavan Natya Gruha Nagpur-August 31 at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall
Indore-September 4 at University Auditorium
Bhubaneswar-September 6 at Pal Heights
Kochi-October 5 at Gokulam Convention Center
Lucknow-October 9 at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan
Mumbai-October 14 at Indian Education Society,Manik Sabagraha Delhi-November 3 at Dogra Hall,IIT


Book Reviews

A couple of reviews for our Code/Space book have appeared recently in academic journals.

Francis Harvey, from the Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, says Code/Space "is an important contribution; I only wish it had been written more with GIScience in mind. Still, it is a very worthwhile read." Read the rest of his review from the International Journal of GIShere.

A second review is published in Cultural Geographies in which Matthew Wilson notes perceptively that "it is somewhat surprising that Kitchin and Dodge do not explicitly advocate coding itself as a technique for critical studies of software (alongside ethnography and genealogy) – which would be in alignment with the thrust of much contemporary digital humanities and critical GIS literatures. In what ways can code ‘speak back’ and resist discursive regimes? How might the discourse break down under the weight of code? How are we to code differently?"