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By Srijit B. (www.iamsrijit.co.cc) 1. Thanks to 35 CPU-years of idle computer time from which tech giant have a team of researchers shown that when solving a Rubik's Cube, no position requires more than 20 moves? 2. Frash has been creating a buzz for some time among iPhone and iPad enthusiasts. What is it? 3. What historic ruling did the US Copyright Office give on July 26 as regards manufacturer's protection mechanisms? 4. Which two manufacturers supply the NAND flash RAM chips for the iPad? 5. Name the rendering engines used in Firefox and Internet Explorer. 6. According to the Gartner figures for worldwide mobile device sales for the second quarter of 2010, name the three makers with more than 10 per cent share. 7. Name the content focussed start-up with a beverage-sounding name, founded by a former Google AdSense exec Gokul Rajaram, which has been snapped up by FaceBook for $10 million. 8. What is Asus' upcoming tablet called? 9. Ivan Seidenberg is the CEO of…? 10. What is ‘Muro' unveiled recently? Answers 1. Google, of course! 2. It's a new third-party tool that for jailbroken devices that adds Flash compatibility. 3. It said that jailbreaking any mobile device did violate federal copyright law. 4. Toshiba and Samsung. 5. Gecko and Trident. 6. Nokia, Samsung and LG. 7. Chai Labs. 8. Eee Pad. 9. Verizon. 10. It's a free, HTML5-based Web drawing tool from DeviantArt, the popular social network for artists. Questions 1. Name the conference held recently at Lake Tahoe in California, and addressed by people such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, that branded itself as “a new way to look at the economic power of innovation”? 2. ‘Menlo' is the codename for…?

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3. The head of which cyber-giant resigned recently following accusations of sexual harassment by a former marketing contractor to the company? 4. Charles Phillips is the President of…? 5. What is ‘Blackpad' that is expected to debut before the end of 2010? 6. Name the Japanese imaging major who is to introduce a mouse-calculator called ‘X Mark I Mouse'? 7. Who sold off social network Bebo, chat client ICQ and an investment in travel search site Kayak in the past quarter? 8. Name the site founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that makes widgets that help people express themselves, bought by Google recently for $182 million. 9. Name Microsoft Live Labs' Web optimised visualisation technology that had its genesis under the name Sand Codex. 10. Name the Web site where one can view charity pledges made by billionaires such as Larry Ellison, Bill & Melinda Gates, Paul Allen, George Lucas and Pierre Omidyar, amongst others. Answers 1. Techonomy. 2. Microsoft's upcoming touch-screen phone. 3. Hewlett-Packard's Mark Hurd. 4. Oracle. 5. Research In Motion's touch-screen tablet to take on Apple iPad. 6. Canon. 7. AOL. 8. Slide. 9. Seadragon. 10. http://givingpledge.org/ Questions : 1. Name the inventor of the Lisp programming language who is also credited with coining the term ‘Artificial Intelligence'. 2. Tim Cook is the COO of…? 3. Which famous brand has launched ‘TheSmokingJacket.com', a site that contains no nudity but plenty of sex talk and jokes? 4. Name the famous American politician who has sparked off a Twitter meme by coining a new word ‘refudiate' in the tweet and drawing comparisons with Shakespeare? 5. Who is to buy off most of telecom giant Motorola's wireless network equipment business for about $1.2 billion? 6. Paul D. Ceglia recently attracted headlines by claiming to own 84 per cent of which happening site by citing a contract he signed with the latter's founder? 7. What is the ‘Gorilla Grip of Death'? 8. Name the American actor who held the patent that is the basis for the Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile communications that we use today. 9. Thomas Flowers designed the world's first programmable electronic computer. What was it called? 10. If it is Dennis Ritchie for C, then who is it for D?

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Answers 1. John McCarthy. 2. Apple 3. Playboy 4. Sarah Palin. 5. Nokia Siemens. 6. Facebook 7. The now problematic way of holding the Apple iPhone 4 that affects the antenna's performance. 8. Hedy Lamarr. 9. Colossus 10. Walter Bright. Questions 1. The first entirely Indian made Web browser announced recently is called…? 2. Which major, with a profit of $2.9 billion, recently achieved the best quarter results in the company's 42-year history? 3. According to Google's DoubleClick Ad Planner, which site tops the 1,000 most-visited sites on the Web? 4. Which tech major announced a major $100-million healthcare initiative recently? 5. Name the password-stealing Firefox add-on that Mozilla disabled recently after it had been downloaded 1,800 times. 6. The codename for the processor microarchitecture being developed by Intel as a planned successor to Nehalem is called…? 7. Who makes the product mentioned in the first question of this quiz? 8. In a novel marketing exercise, which brand launched a Facebook app that ‘whitens' your profile pic? 9. According to security analysis firm Sophos' recent annual list, if India is the World No. 2 in spam, which country takes the top spot? 10. The first message sent over the pioneering Arpanet was ‘login'. On which letter is the link said to have crashed? Answers 1. Epic 2. Intel 3. Facebook.com 4. IBM 5. Mozilla Sniffer. 6. Sandy Bridge. 7. Hidden Reflex. 8. Vaseline 9. US 10. G.

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Questions 1. YouTube now supports which high-end resolution videos? 2. If Amazon has Kindle, what does Borders have? 3. Who tops Fortune magazine's latest list of ‘50 Smartest CEOs in Tech'? 4. Facebook is to close on August 1 which popular feature it launched in 2007, to allow the company to focus on improving other features. 5. What new but now very popular feature has Sony introduced in its Cyber-shot DSCTX9 and DSC-WX5 cameras? 6. Twitter's new own bargains alert service feed is called…? 7. According to a recent Vizisense report, what is India's most used photo sharing Web site today? 8. Which US security company that administers one of the root servers of the Internet has started ‘Project Apollo' to not only deal with the increase in bandwidth demand but also strengthen the .com and .net domains? 9. With which electronics giant would one associate the LifeStudio family of external hard drives? 10. Name the Taiwanese company that produces the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone and branded motherboards for Intel Corp. Answers 1. 4k, a standard resolution for films that measures 4096x3072 pixels. 2. Kobo 3. Who else but Steve Jobs! 4. Gift Shop. 5. Ability to shoot 3D panorama photos. 6. @earlybird 7. Facebook 8. VeriSign 9. Hitachi 10. Foxconn Technology Group anchored by the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. Questions 1. Microsoft's a new technology that allows batteries to be inserted either way, regardless of polarity, is called. …? 2. Beginning July 1, which famous beverage brand has decided to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access in every one of its American stores with no time limit and no registration required? 3. If Google has Android, what does Samsung have? 4. The M11x is considered the world's smallest gaming laptop. Who makes it? 5. Name the company that provides travel information to various Web sites and which Google has acquired for $700 million. 6. The third expansion set of the MMORPG World of Warcraft is called…? 7. Which pioneering cyber-giant has decided to use Firefox as the default browser for nearly 4,00,000 of its employees? 8. What is Google's recently unveiled Android 3.0 operating system codenamed?

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9. What are suites such as Sunspider, Celtic Kane's JSBenchmark and Futuremark's Peacekeeper Benchmark used to test? 10. Which popular P2P engine was founded by Mark Gorton? Answers 1.Instaload 2. Starbucks 3. ‘Bada' 4. Alienware 5. ITA Software. 6. Cataclysm 7. IBM 8. Gingerbread 9. Speed of browsers. 10. Limewire Questions 1. Name the actor behind HitRecord.org, a site that lets artists collaborate on a film and have a share in the profits if something commercially viable is made. 2. To which much-requested domain name did ICANN finally give its conditional approval? 3. After the N8, Nokia is to replace the Symbian OS in its smartphones with which OS? 4. ‘Etherlink' released by 3Com was the first….? 5. Expand the acronym PowerPC, the RISC architecture created by the AIM alliance in the early 1990s. 6. Which company was named after a water body that ran behind the home of its cofounder in Los Altos, California? 7. How many terabytes in a zettabyte? 8. What is grown on the two fully grown plots of land when one starts to play FarmVille? 9. Whose tagline is ‘quietly brilliant'? 10. Which game is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's most popular free MMORPG? Answers 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 2..xxx (for porn sites). 3. MeeGo. 4. Ethernet card. 5. Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing. 6. Adobe. 7. One billion! 8. Eggplant and strawberries. 9. HTC. 10. RuneScape.

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Questions 1. ‘You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies' is the tagline for….? 2. If Honda has ASIMO, then what does Hitachi have? 3. Microsoft's Project Natal, the motion-based control system for the Xbox 360 video game console, has been rechristened as…? 4. Expand CFML. 5. 3,085 tweets of a big sporting result on June 17 saw the highest rate of tweets per second that Twitter has ever seen. What result? 6. Which game-maker is to bring out a video game based on the life and performances of Michael Jackson? 7. Microsoft's new OS for rugged handhelds used by package handlers, shop floor workers, etc, is called..? 8. Name the two majors who have agreed to merge their mobile phone divisions with the hope of hope of becoming ‘the number one provider of mobile phones in Japan'. 9. The online jargon PNATTMBTC (Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain) is a reference to which classic film? 10. Which IBM supercomputer is scheduled to take on contestants in the popular quiz show ‘Jeopardy!'? Answers 1. ‘The Social Network', the upcoming flick about the origins of Facebook. 2. Emiew 3. Kinect 4. Cold Fusion Markup Language. 5. LA Lakers retaining the NBA crown. 6. Ubisoft 7. Windows Embedded Handheld. 8. Toshiba and Fujitsu. 9. The Wizard of Oz. 10. IBM Watson. Questions 1. One for the FIFA World Cup. What happens when one types ‘World Cup' into Google Search? 2. What did Google end just 14 hours into a 24-hour experiment with its home page recently? 3. What does AIR stand for in Adobe AIR? 4. How did ‘Caffeine' make news recently? 5. The iPhone OS has been officially rechristened as…? 6. What was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang, and Edouard Bugnion in 1998? 7. Jaguar, Nebulae and Roadrunner are the top three in the world in which category? 8. Which global superstar is playing the role of Yahoo's brand ambassador at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa? 9. What is ‘binary blob' in free software community lingo?

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10. The optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PSP is called…?. Answers 1. The header at the bottom changes to ‘Goooooooal' from the usual ‘Goooooogle'. 2. Background imagery. 3. Adobe Integrated Runtime. 4. It is Google's new Web indexing system that provides 50 per cent fresher results for Web searches than its last index. 5. iOS 6. VMware 7. Supercomputers. 8. David Beckham. 9. According to Wikipedia, it is a ‘term for an object file loaded into the kernel of a free or open source operating system without publicly available source code.' 10. Universal Media Disc (UMD). Questions 1. Name the program that offered users cash back on purchases made through Microsoft's search engine, on which the software giant is pulling the plug by end of July. 2. Which telecom giant has come up with a phone charger that powers up from the pedalling motion of a bicycle's rider? 3. Which now-retired legend is to grace the next cover of Take-Two's NBA 2K series of basketball sims? 4. Who owns the H.264 codec? 5. Name the former chief architect who has become the chief technology officer of Yahoo! 6. Which company has the screen technology called Mirasol used in e-readers? 7. Which manufacturer of hand-held devices has the tagline ‘quietly brilliant'? 8. Dell's soon-to-be launched Android-powered smartphone with a five-inch screen is called…? 9. Name the new music subscription service that is being unveiled by Skype and Kazaa founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. 10. Name the company behind Roxio that is to buy codec company DivX in a $300million deal. Answers 1. Bing Cashback. 2. Nokia. 3. Michael Jordan. 4. MPEG LA consortium of 26 companies. 5. Raymie Stata. 6. Qualcomm. 7. HTC Corporation. 8. Streak. 9. Rdio. 10. Sonic.

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Questions 1. What is ‘Lanikai'? 2. Which is the smartphone in the world to provide 5-band 3G support? 3. Mark Gasson, senior research fellow in the UK, has become the first human to do what with the intention of demonstrating how sophisticated medical implants will become vulnerable? 4. A ‘privacy protecting derivative of each user's IP address built into a 9-block image and displayed next the user's name' is the definition for…? 5.On which product — once ubiquitous in most computers, and which Sony pioneered in 1981 — is Sony planning to pull the plug on in March 2011 because of dwindling sales? 6. If 404 is error message for ‘Not Found' what is it for ‘Found'? 7. According to John Doerr, the famous partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which companies are the “four great horsemen of the Internet”? 8. On May 26, what did Apple achieve vis-à-vis Microsoft? 9. Name the Austrian-born American actress known for co-inventing an early technique for spread spectrum communications? 10. What is ‘Wirth's Law' named after the famous Swiss scientist who invented Pascal? Answers 1. The codename for the latest version of Mozilla email client Thunderbird 3.1 Release Candidate 1. 2. Nokia N8. 3. Inserted into his hand an ‘infected' chip containing a computer virus. 4. Identicon. 5. The 3.5-inch floppy disk. 6. 302. 7. Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. 8. It passed Microsoft in terms of market capitalisation, with a value of roughly $222 billion, about $3 billion ahead of Microsoft. 9. Hedy Lamarr. 10. ‘Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster'. Questions 1. On May 21, Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of a popular game with a doodle. In what way was the doodle special? 2. What new innovation has the tagline ‘TV meets web. Web meets TV’? 3. In the world of gaming, what is common to Tanooki Suit, Fire Flower and Kuribo’s Shoe, amongst other similar things? 4. If it is App Store for Apple and Android Market for Google, what would it be for Chrome? 5. What is ‘Sodaville’ the codename for? 6. ‘Project Nike’ is a deal between which online pioneer and telecom giant? 7. Mozilla is to re-brand Weave as…? 8. How did Cantarell, Vollkorn, Tangerine and 15 others make news recently? 9. Jerry Quindlen is the CEO of…?

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10. Apple’s photo editing and management software program developed for its OS is called…? Answers 1. It was a playable doodle of a Pac-Man game! 2. Google TV. 3. They all are Mario Power-Ups. 4. Web Store. 5. Intel’s Atom CE4100 chip that will power the Google TV. 6. Yahoo and Nokia. 7. Firefox Sync. 8. They are Google’s freely usable fonts for the web. 9. Logitech. 10. Aperture. Questions 1. What is ‘Bhuvan'? 2. According to the seventh annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study, how much did piracy cost the software industry in 2009: $31, 41 or 51 billion? 3. Who is the ‘Chief Lizard Wrangler' at the Mozilla Corporation? 4. Under what name was Thunderbird originally launched? 5. What is going to replace the current low-end home productivity software Microsoft Works? 6. ‘Be Like the Web' is to be the theme of which invitation-only event happening in July at Whistler, Canada? 7. The live worldwide version of Monopoly, using Google Maps as the game board and created by Google and Hasbro, was called..? 8. What is SAP to buy in an all-cash deal valued at about $5.8 billion? 9. What does the texting acronym COBRAS stand for? 10. Which video-offering Web site's name comes from the Mandarin Chinese words meaning ‘bottle gourd' and ‘interactive recording'? Answers 1. It is the satellite mapping tool, similar to Google Earth, developed by ISRO. 2. $51 billion. 3. Its chairman Mitchell Baker. 4. Minotaur 5. Office Starter 2010. 6. 2010 Mozilla Summit. 7. Monopoly City Streets. 8. Sybase. 9. Come On By Right After School. 10. Hulu.

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Questions 1. Satoru Iwata is the CEO of…? 2. What is Windows Intune? 3. Which famous studio has launched the ‘DVD2Blu' program which offers customers an opportunity to send in a DVD copy of a movie and receive back from the studio a Blu-ray version? 4. What is ‘Gianduia'? 5. If Google dubs its tracks-free way to browse ‘Incognito', how does Microsoft refer to it? 6. Google is to open an online e-books store soon. What is it to be called? 7. Which current rage, before its launch, was referred to in some publishing circles as “the Jesus tablet”? 8. Which famous American made this observation recently: “With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations...information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation." 9. Name the only Asian country among the nine chosen by Apple for the iPad to debut on May 28? 10. What is Intel's series of the recently launched chip for smartphones and tablets called? Answers 1. Nintendo 2. It is Microsoft's cloud-based Windows management and security platform aimed primarily at small and medium businesses. 3. Warner Bros. 4. Apple's technology, being developed, according to Apple watchers, as a Flash alternative. 5. InPrivate 6. Google Editions. 7. iPad 8. The US President, Barack Obama. 9. Japan 10. Atom Z6. Questions 1. Which cyber-giant recently bought Palm, the PDA and smartphone pioneer, and for how much? 2. Who/what was referred to as ‘Appholes' by newscaster Jon Stewart in his popular Comedy Central show recently? 3. Kevin Lynch is the CTO of…? 4. Expand WHATWG, the community involved in the development of HTML5. 5. Who leads Greenpeace's latest annual ‘Cool IT Leaderboard', the environmental agency's ranking of computing vendors' activity on climate change? 6. Engineers at which pioneering tech company recently used atoms to create a 3D map of the globe?

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7. The now defunct Microsoft's awards program where chosen members were given the benefit of new Windows Live products/software to test before the beta releases was called…? 8. Which Oscar-winning director is helping NASA develop a high-resolution 3D camera for Curiosity, the next Mars rover? 9. Name the Indian VC, founder of Sustainable Innovations, who has won the prestigious $1,00,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability for his ‘Aakash Ganga' rainharvesting system and ‘Arogya Ghar' health clinic for mass care. 10. In its latest report, covering the first quarter of 2010 by security vendor Sophos, which two Asian countries are in the leading quartet which accounted for more than 30 per cent of spam relayed by hacked computers worldwide? Answers 1. Hewlett-Packard for $1.2 billion. 2. Apple after its decision to take on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen for the lost iPhone prototype incident. 3. Adobe 4. Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group 5. Cisco 6. IBM 7. Windows Live Butterfly programme. 8. James Cameron. 9. B.P. Agarwal. 10. India (No. 2) and South Korea, along with the US (No.1) and Brazil. Questions 1. The office of which technology weblog about consumer electronics was searched because it came in possession of what it believed to be a 4th generation iPhone prototype? 2. In which Indian city did game developer Zynga open the company's first office outside the US? 3. Which was the first major computer maker to eliminate the floppy completely, way back in 1998? 4. Android's next iteration is called….? 5. Which recent hit blockbuster recently became the best selling Blu-ray of all time after just four days in stores? 6. ‘Vail' is the Microsoft codename for….? 7. What was founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus, Michael Luxton, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, and Steve Schoettler? 8. Which online legend launched ‘Civil Beat', a new online site where people can read and discuss local news, in Hawaii (for now) recently? 9. What did Guinness World Records confirm recently as the most successful entertainment launch of all time? 10. Which two entities have teamed up to launch an online document-sharing service called ‘Docs.com'?

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Answers 1. Gizmodo 2. Bangalore 3. Apple 4. Froyo 5. Avatar 6. Its next version of Windows Home Server. 7. Zynga 8. eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. 9. The game ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'. 10. Facebook and Microsoft. Questions 1. After whom is the international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science named? 2. What is so special about www.insure.com? 3. In the context of our country and Yahoo!, why is June 29, 2000 an important date? 4. Name the longtime Digg CEO who is stepping down. 5. According to research by professors at the La Sapienza in Rome, the formula for what can be represented as “estimate of time (log v/phi X log squared 1/phi)” where 'v' stands for number of vertices of communication and 'phi' stands for conductance. 6. Name the creator of the Altair 8800 computer, which helped inspire Bill Gates and Paul Allen to start Microsoft. He died recently. 7. What is common to GMail, Yahoo Sideline and Scribd's ‘Paper to iPaper' as regards their introduction? 8. If Ubuntu 10.04 was ‘Lucid Lynx', what has 10.10 been dubbed as? 9. What is the codename for the planned smartphone by Microsoft and Verizon to compete with the Apple iPhone? 10. What happened to GMail on April 1 @ 6:01 am Pacific Time? Answers 1. Ada Lovelace. It was observed on March 24. 2. It is considered the most expensive domain name having been reportedly sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009. 3. Yahoo! India was launched. 4. Jay Adelson. 5. How celebrity gossip spreads on the Internet! 6. Ed Roberts. 7. They were launched on April 1. 8. ‘Maverick Meerkat'. 9. Pink 10. There was a ‘vowel outage' and only consonants were displayed. It was an April Fool's Day prank.

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Questions: 1. On March 15, the silver jubilee of the first .com web domain name was celebrated. What was it? 2. Name the entertainer whose music videos have cumulatively carried her beyond the 1 billion online-views threshold, a first for a crooner. 3. If Apple can use the name iPhone for its smartphone, for what can Cisco use the same name? 4. In a big leap forward, how many cores will the AMD Opteron 6100 series processors soon have? 5. According to recent deposition by its CEO Eric Schmidt, how much premium did Google pay for YouTube? 6. According to the International Telecommunication Union, what is defined as “transmission capacity that is faster than primary rate Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) at 1.5 or 2.0 Megabits per second (Mbits)”? 7. What is the claim to fame of the Cray XT5-HE Opteron Six Core 2.6 GHz also called the ‘Jaguar'? 8. Which Indian State is ‘numero uno' as regards the telephone subscriber base data? 9. With whom has Google teamed up to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes called Google TV? 10. Which very popular, free web-based, collaborative, multilingual project is readying for its first major UI overhaul by adopting a new theme called ‘Vector'? Answers 1. symbolics.com. 2. Lady Gaga. 3. Its VoIP phone. 4. 12 and 8 cores. 5. $ 1 billion 6. Broadband 7. It is the fastest Supercomputer in existence. 8. Maharashtra 9. Intel and Sony. 10. Wikipedia Questions 1. What is ‘RE
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7. Who makes the PlaySport Video Camera, capable of shooting full 1080p HD even underwater? 8. Haitian Creole was the latest to be added to this Google offering of which there were 51 before. What is it? 9. Which Nobel Laureate started tweeting from late February after meeting President Obama and on a suggestion by Twitter founder Evan Williams? 10. On which day in March is ‘World Day Against Cyber Censorship' observed? Answers 1. Google.org's project to produce renewable energy at a profit from wind and solar sources, particularly solar thermal energy. 2. Ten Word Wiki. 3. The extra flab that accumulates due to playing online multi-user dungeons (MUDs) for extended periods of time without much physical activity. 4. Sun Microsystems. 5. Nokia 6. Digg 7. Kodak 8. Languages in Google Translate. 9. The Dalai Lama. 10. March 12. Questions 1. What is Sony PlayStation's recently unveiled motion-sensitive controller called? 2. For what reason was the Apple COO Tim Cook rewarded with a one-time $5-million bonus recently? 3. What is the ‘Streak'? 4. If it is iTunes for Apple, for whom is it Qriocity (pronounced "curiosity")? 5. Streaming-video service Vudu will soon be a service of the world's largest retailer. Name the latter. 6. ‘Let's Do Amazing' is the new tagline of…? 7. Which ‘cult' band recently won a court battle against EMI that may force the latter to stop selling the band's individual songs as downloads? 8. Dr. Hank Chien, a 35-year-old plastic surgeon from New York, has set a new record high score of 1,061,700 in playing which iconic game? 9. Which online poster-boy has become the world's youngest billionaire, as per Forbes magazine's recent list, with a fortune of $4 billion? 10. Which spaceman sold Thawte Consulting to VeriSign for $575 million in 2000? Answers 1. Move 2. As a ‘reward' for taking over while Steve Jobs was on medical leave from January to June 2009. 3. Dell's forthcoming touch-screen tablet. 4. Sony. It is its new digital download service. 5. Wal-Mart

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6. Hewlett-Packard. 7. Pink Floyd. 8. Donkey Kong. 9. Mark Zuckerberg. 10. Mark Shuttleworth of Ubuntu fame. Questions 1. Recently the mayor Bill Bunten of the capital city of Kansas decided that the city should ‘be known for the month of March as “Google, Kansas, the capital city of fibre optics.” Name the city. 2. Name the three Indian companies in Nasdaq's list of international companies. 3. Name the Indian who is the new SVP of Yahoo! Search Products. 4. The first twitter-only mobile device is called…? 5. According to a report from the International Telecommunications Union, what percentage of people on Earth were cell-phone subscribers as of end 2009? 6. Who makes the UX-3 Personal Mobility Device? 7. Which online giant runs the ‘Purple Acts of Kindness' monthly programme that offers unexpected generous acts to better the community? 8. Which semiconductor design and manufacturing company was founded by T.J. Rodgers? 9. Who has launched a new app called ‘Gesture Search'? 10. According to a recent Fortune magazine ranking for most admired companies, which company leads, according to its peers, in the computer software category? Answers 1. Topeka 2. Infosys Technologies, Rediff.com India and Sify Technologies. 3. Shashi Seth. 4. TwitterPeek. 5. 67 per cent (about 4.6 billion subscribers). 6. Honda 7. Yahoo! 8. Cypress Semiconductor. 9. Google for its Android phones. It lets the users search with finger-drawn letters. 10. Adobe Systems. Questions 1. What was the Engage! Conference and Expo held recently in New York? 2. Name the Microsoft-acquired company that is one of the three companies that contributed to the European Commission opening an antitrust investigation of Google. 3. Who launched a tool at http://chilepersonfinder.appspot.com/ after the recent Chile earthquake? 4. Name the Indian CEO of Bloom Energy that's been in the news of late? 5. What is ‘Pineview'? 6. What is the recent claim to fame of Johnny Cash's “Guess Things Happen That Way” song?

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7. Name the line of PDAs that HP used to make before it acquired Compaq and launched iPAQ? 8. According to Microsoft, what do the letters CE in Windows CE imply? 9. Who used the tagline ‘Simply the Best Internet Experience on Any Device'? 10. If the first core game was Orcs & Humans, name the second and third and in which game franchise do they come? Answers 1. It was ‘the definitive event on youth entertainment technology'. 2. Ciao! from Bing. 3. Google as a People Finder initiative. 4. K.R. Sridhar 5. The codename for the latest iteration of the Intel Atom processor. 6. Downloaded by Georgia native Louie Sulcer, it is the 10 billionth download from the iTunes music service. 7. Jornada 8. “…a number of the precepts around which Windows CE is designed, including ‘Compact, Connectable, Compatible, Companion, and Efficient'.” 9. Opera 10. Tides of Darkness and Reign of Chaos in the Warcraft franchise of video games. Questions 1. Name the recently unveiled music file format, developed by some of the key figures behind the MP3 and intended to be a competitor to Apple's iTunes LP. 2. One of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated on Wikipedia was in its Polish version, from November 2004 to February 2006, about a person named Izaak Apfelbaum. How was he better known? 3. Who was named the ‘Mobile Industry Personality of the Year' at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? 4. What was formerly known as the Integrated Media Player (iMP), Interactive Media Player and MyBBCPlayer? 5. What important technology does EMVCo oversee? 6. According to Harvard University researchers Tyler Moore and Benjamin Edelman, Google could be making some $497 million a year from which common Net ‘error'? 7. Cathie Lesjak is the CFO of which cyber giant? 8. Who has launched a video-streaming service simply called ‘Go'? 9. Who made this ‘criticism' of the iPad: “You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen, and a real keyboard — in other words, a Netbook — will be the mainstream on that”? 10. Name the Vijayawada-born lady now serving as the CTO of Cisco. Answers 1. MusicDNA. 2. Henryk Batuta. 3. Steve Jobs. 4. BBC iPlayer.

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5. The technology behind chip-based payment cards. 6. Typosquatting 7. Hewlett-Packard 8. HBO 9. Bill Gates. 10. Padmasree Warrior. Questions 1. Google, as part of its April Fool prank in 2009, introduced to us CADIE. Expand CADIE. 2. Whose tagline reads ‘Go beyond status messages'? 3. Which video service founded in 2004 by CEO Dmitry Shapiro, which had investors such as Goldman Sachs, Time Warner and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, is to shut down? 4. The latest iteration of the hugely popular Halo franchise for Microsoft's Xbox 360 is called…? 5. Name the social-search provider, named after a rare animal, which Google has acquired for about $50 million. 6. Ali Rowghani, set to join as Twitter's CFO, is at present the CFO of which very successful studio owned by Disney? 7. In a sudden shock to many users, which online payment giant, on February 8, put some of its services in India on hold temporarily? 8. Of which leading Indian IT company was Vijay K. Thadani one of the two founders in 1981? 9. Which Indian IT pioneer is called ‘Magus' (Persian for wizard) by his friends? 10. Where is IBM planning to house the Blue Waters project supercomputer, the world's fastest supercomputer? Answers 1. Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. 2. Google buzz. 3. Veoh 4. Reach 5. Aardvark 6. Pixar 7. PayPal 8. NIIT 9. HCL's Shiv Nadar. 10. University of Urbana-Champaign, the varsity where Netscape had its genesis. Questions 1. What has been dubbed ‘Operation Aurora'? 2. In the world of mobile telephony, why would February 4, 2010 go down in history? 3. Nobuyuki Oneda is the CFO of which electronics giant? 4. What is Project Needlemouse? 5. Who has bought Yahoo's HotJobs for $225 million?

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6. What is Lostpedia and who operates it? 7. Name the CEO of Mozilla Corporation. 8. Name the company, on whom Google has trained its sights, that makes the codecs TrueMotion S, VP4, VP5, etc. 9. How did the Firefox add-ons Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and Master Filer make news for the wrong reasons recently? 10. Name the two entities behind Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot. Answers 1. The recent China-based cyber attacks on 30 leading companies including Google and Symantec. 2. The Symbian Foundation completed the open source release of the source code for the world's most widely-used smartphone platform. 3. Sony 4. Sega's codename for its new game, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1', which comes after a long time. 5. Monster 6. It is a ‘Lost' fan encyclopaedia hosted and operated by Wikia. 7. John Lilly. 8. On2 Technologies. 9. They were pulled out by Mozilla as they were found to contain Trojan horse code aimed at Windows users. 10. GM and NASA. Questions 1. A hand-held computing device, built in 2002 by a Japanese company, complete with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and VoIP support, is now in the news. Name the company and the device. 2. Due to a dispute over the pricing on e-books, Amazon.com recently pulled out books from which leading global publisher? 3. Who has developed the Maemo software platform for smartphones and Internet Tablets based on the Debian Linux distribution? 4. If it's Kindle for Amazon, for who is it the ‘Que' and ‘Ocean 9'? 5. William McCracken is the new CEO of…? 6. Which popular Web site's tagline says ‘Ideas Worth Spreading'? 7. Who makes Pi, being held up as ‘India's 1st Reading Device'? 8. The co-founder of which iconic cyber giant bid adieu to his company with a recent memo titled “Thanks for a great 28 years” in which he said “…My hat is off to one of the greatest capitalists I have ever met, Larry Ellison”? 9. Name the chip that runs the iPad. 10. Codenamed the LeapFrog, the 950 was the first true …? Answers 1. Fujitsu and iPad. 2. Macmillan 3. Nokia 4. Plastic Logic and Opia.

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5. CA 6. TED.com 7. Infibeam 8. Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems. 9. A4 10. BlackBerry Questions 1. What is the name used by YouTube for its ‘ideas incubator' where ‘…engineers and developers test out recipes and concoctions that aren't quite fully baked and invite you to tell us how they're coming along'? 2. Where is the Indian office of the World Wide Web Consortium located? 3. What first has the Xperia X10 (or SO-O1B) achieved for Sony? 4. Which cyber giant recently launched a digital music service called MusicStation in Europe? 5. Name the co-founder at Napster who went on to become Facebook's founding president. 6. Name the new Web site launched by Bill Gates recently which is, in his own words, “…an extension of his Annual Letter” where he shares his thoughts on many topics. 7. How did astronaut T.J. Creamer, on board the International Space Station, make socialmedia history on January 22? 8. YouTube has launched a video rental service, beginning first with five films from which popular film festival's 2009 and 2010 edition? 9. Which popular duo have plans to sell 5 million shares each in the company they cofounded, representing about 17 per cent of their overall holdings, over the next five years? 10. Expand WHATWG. Answers 1. TestTube. 2. Department of Information Technology, Electronics Niketan, New Delhi. 3. It is the Japanese giant's first android smartphone. 4. Hewlett-Packard. 5. Sean Parker. 6. www.gatesnotes.com 7. He became the first human to send a Twitter message from space. 8. Sundance film festivals. 9. Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. 10. Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group. Questions 1. Academy Award winner and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is a partner at which prestigious venture capital firm? 2. According to the latest ‘State of the Internet' from Akamai, the world's top country for Internet attacks is Russia. What is India's rank?

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3. Which ‘high' product does PlainView Systems' Compassionate Care Marketplace (www. plainviewccm.com) market? 4. The code name for the Intel processor, initially sold as mobile Intel Core i3, i5 and i7, released recently is…? 5. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is the CEO of….? 6. The family of which cult sci-fi writer is angry or reportedly considering legal action at the name of the new Google phone? 7. Sacramento State 8008 computer has now laid claim to what ‘first' in the world of computers? 8. According to the American Dialect Society, which words took the honours for the ‘Word of 2009' and the ‘Word of the Decade'? 9. Rob Glaser recently stepped down as the CEO of a company which he guided to the forefront of digital music and video. Name the company. 10. ‘Roxxxy' is being touted as the world's first…? Answers 1. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers 2. Ninth. 3. Marijuana. 4. Arrandale. 5. Nokia. 6. Philip K. Dick. 7. The world's first complete microcomputer. 8. Tweet and Google. respectively. 9. RealNetworks. 10. Fully functioning sex robot! Questions 1. Which legend of Silicon Valley is Fortune magazine's CEO of the Decade? 2. Rajiv Mehrotra is the CEO of the company which has developed WorldGSM Technology and has been named as one of WEF's 26 ‘2010 Technology Pioneers'. Name the company. 3. Thanks to ‘Rick-rolling', the posted link will lead to which YouTube video of Rick Astley? 4. In Net lingo, what is ‘;alskdjf'? 5. Name the two programs that Ray Tomlinson used to send the first ever (network) email in 1971. 6. What is significant about the sale of a broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995? 7. In texting shorthand, what does G2GLYS stand for? 8. Name the Toronto-based document collaboration firm which successfully won a $290million patent case over Word '07 against Microsoft. 9. What single-most important component does the version of the iPhone for the Chinese market miss? 10. What was founded in April 1990 by TH Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and MT Liao?

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Answers 1. The one and only Steve Jobs. 2. VNL of the ‘microtelecom revolution' fame. 3. ‘Never Gonna Give You Up' 4. A concocted word used to fill time and space i.e a time waster. 5. Cpynet and SNDMSG. 6. Offered by Pierre Omidyar, it is considered the first sale on eBay. 7. ‘Got To Go Love Ya So'. 8. i4i 9. Wi-Fi chip. 10. ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated (ASUS). Questions 1. According to ComScore, Inc, US shoppers spent a whopping $27 billion online in the holiday season with the second most productive day being ‘Cyber Monday' with sales of $887 million after the December 15 sales which saw $913 million being spent. When was ‘Cyber Monday'? 2. If the signalling rate for USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s, what is it for the new USB 3.0? 3. Teenager David Nelson, the founder of a music service, was chastised by Vevo which asked him to stop using the service's content and trademark. Name the teenager's site. 4. Name the game that has broken many records, earning the distinction of being the ‘most pirated game of 2009' with downloads exceeding 4.1 million times till end December since its early November launch. 5. The team from which prestigious varsity won a $40,000 online, nine-day challenge in early December, proposed by the US government's DARPA, in just nine hours? 6. According to Netcraft's December 2009 Web Server Survey, how many million sites were there across all domains: 225, 234 or 240? 7. Why is February 4, 2004 a significant date in the online world of social networking? 8. Which OS has the default browser NetPositive (often called Net+)? 9. Which dangerous worm has/had the aliases ‘Simpsons', ‘Kwyjibo' or ‘Kwejeebo'? 10. The popular video capture and video processing utility for Microsoft Windows written by Avery Lee is called..? Answers 1. November 30. 2. 4.8 Gbit/s 3. Muziic 4. ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'. 5. MIT 6. 234 (from about 12 million in 1999). 7. Facebook, initially named ‘thefacebook', made its appearance. 8. Be Operating System (BeOS). 9. Melissa 10. VirtualDub.

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Questions 1. The nomenclature of Google's Nexus One is said to be a reference to which cult sci-fi book? 2. The new Cybersecurity Coordinator in the Obama administration is..? 3. What is the present name of the Czech company Grisoft? 4. According to Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, what is the most gifted item in the company's history? 5. Which game recently had the biggest entertainment launch in history with first day sales in the US and the UK being $310 million? 6. Which popular social movie site was founded by Saran Chari and Joe Greenstein? 7. Who owns Direct2Drive, Rotten Tomatoes and Gamespy, among other media properties? 8. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, has been nominated to the board of which entertainment behemoth? 9. What dubious distinction did Google Jaiku, Dodgeball and Yahoo! Briefcase achieve in 2009? 10. Two hackers called ‘Labba' and ‘ilovecabbages' recently claimed to crack the copyright protection on which popular device? Answers 1. Philip K. Dick's ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'. 2. Howard Schmidt. 3. AVG Technologies. 4. Kindle 5. ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'. 6. Flixster 7. IGN Entertainment. 8. Disney 9. They all became history. 10. Kindle e-reader. Questions 1. Google's new URL-shortening service is called…? 2. Name the CIO and CTO in Barack Obama's administration. 3. In October 2009, which company did Forbes name as the largest privately held computer-hardware company in the US? 4. Which country has topped China as the world's most prolific spammer by being responsible for 7.7 trillion spam e-mail messages in the year through November? 5. What term used in cyber-security was coined by Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen in 2008? 6. Wii Sports is on to a new trend of ‘exer-gaming'. What is it? 7. Which popular p2p file-sharing search engine was founded by Gary Fung? 8. Which pioneering online project in mass communication, brainchild of photographer Rick Smolan, took place on February 8, 1996? 9. How did Newsweek's Dan Lyons achieve fame or infamy?

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10. Who recently announced the launch of a 64 GB embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity yet achieved in the industry? Answers 1. Goo.gl. 2. Vivek Kundra and Aneesh Chopra. 3. Kingston Technology Company. 4. Brazil 5. ‘Clickjacking'. 6. Exercising by playing video games. 7. isoHunt. 8. ‘24 Hours in Cyberspace'. 9. As the ‘Fake Steve' Jobs. 10. Toshiba Questions 1. Name the two major papers with whom Google has teamed up for ‘Living Stories', an experimental new feature designed to deliver news stories, updates, multimedia, etc, on specific topics on one single Web-page. 2. Which short-lived MS product was codenamed ‘Mira'? 3. Name the maker of the popular Flip Video range of camcorders who was acquired by Cisco Systems for $590 million. 4. Who makes the revolutionary but unsuccessful LocationFree TV? 5. Name the new music-video site operated by Google launched recently. 6. Name the three major labels that co-own the site mentioned in the above question. 7. Panasonic has won control of which of its electronics rival for a consideration of $4.59 billion? 8. What was launched in 2006 by Intel, Samsung, Microsoft and other companies under the codename ‘Project Origami'? 9. Which phone has been chosen to first run Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox? 10. Underscoring the power of promoting on Twitter, which computer maker recently announced that it has earned an estimated $6.5 million more in sales of PCs, accessories, etc? Answers 1. The New York Times and The Washington Post. 2. Microsoft Smart Display. 3. Pure Digital Technologies. 4. Sony 5. Vevo 6. EMI, Sony and Universal. 7. Sanyo 8. Ultra-Mobile PC. 9. Nokia's N900. 10. Dell

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Questions 1. According to Google's annual Zeitgeist findings, the “fastest rising” worldwide search term of 2009 was…? 2. Google has announced a global alliance with UNESCO to put what imagery into Street View? 3. Intel's new Atom processor, which will be the first chip with graphics integrated onto the CPU, is named…? 4. Name the Fisher Price Activity Center, which allows children who are not capable of verbal communication to communicate through an inventive combination of hardware and software such as Twitter, which won the INCA Award for 2009. 5. Name the Japanese cell-phone company that has used noted director Quentin Tarantino for a TV spot. 6. The upcoming, anticipated video game ‘Dark Void' has a character named after which famous scientist? 7. Who makes the Droid Eris smartphones? 8. Name the company that makes EtherPad, “the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time”, taken over by Google recently. 9. Comcast, the US' largest cable company, is taking a controlling stake in which TV network and movie studio in a deal valued at $37 billion? 10. Who makes the very popular Facebook games FarmVille and PetVille? Answers 1. Michael Jackson 2. Imagery of World Heritage Sites. 3. Pineview 4. Twoddler 5. Softbank 6. Nikola Tesla 7. HTC 8. AppJet 9. NBC Universal. 10. Zynga Questions 1. In the context of MP3s, what is an ‘Artifact'? 2. What prides itself with the tagline ‘A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.'? 3. Who is to be the CFO of Microsoft replacing Chris Liddell? 4. Chronologically, what was No. 1 in Webby Awards' recently announced 10 most influential Internet moments of the decade (2000-2009)? 5. Simple. What is the extension for a compiled Java file? 6. Which US President was responsible for creating Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) from where we got the ARPANET? 7. Which consumer hardware company was founded by David Potter in 1980? 8. What term is Apple Computer CEO John Sculley said to have used for the first time to describe Apple Newton at its launch?

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9. What is the nationality of Jarkko Oikarinen of the IRC fame? 10. In an episode of the sitcom ‘Friends', which virus infects Ross's laptop, when Chandler checks his, leading to Ross's speech on archaeology being deleted? Answers 1. An error, like a pop or a crackle, that an inferior encoder has created. 2. xkcd.com 3. Peter Klein. 4. Craigslist moving outside San Francisco in 2000 to revamp the whole notion of classified ads. 5. .class 6. Dwight D. Eisenhower. 7. Psion. 8. PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). 9. Finnish. 10. Anna Kournikova virus. Questions 1. Which desktop application is the first and probably the only one to have Google's AdSense Ads? 2. Of late, Google's first ad space on Google Image Search page has explained why an offensive image of a subject in query appears as the first result for searches on that personality's name. Name the personality. 3. Jungle-Search.com is completely devoted to finding deals on which Web site? 4. On which work is the upcoming flick on Facebook ‘The Social Network' based? 5. According to Wikia, in how many languages does Wikia host wikis: 160, 170 or 180? 6. In the context of IBM, what is ‘n.Fluent'? 7. Who holds the record for the most-subscribed MMORPG? 8. How are the Human Interface Design Excellence (HIDE) Awards now known as? 9. Palm's newest smartphone, the sister phone to the Pre, is called..? 10. Name the CEO of the electronics giant Sony. Answers 1. Google Earth. 2. Michelle Obama. 3. Amazon.com 4. Ben Mezrich's "The Accidental Billionaires". 5. 180! 6. A text translation software, now used internally, to instantly convert documents, Web pages and even IMs between English and 11 other languages. 7. World of Warcraft. 8. Apple Design Awards (ADAs). 9. Pixi 10. Howard Stringer.

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Questions 1. How did Puru Pratap Singh make news on Children’s Day? 2. To whom did Intel pay $1.25 billion recently in a long-running antitrust settlement? 3. How many floating point operations per second to two teraflops? 4. Google made its third most expensive acquisition to date by buying a mobile display advertising company for $750 million. Name the company. 5. What geographical feature’s names does AMD use as codenames for its notebook platforms? 6. Ron Sege is the President and COO of the company that makes network switching and routing products and which was acquired by a cyber-giant for $2.7 billion recently. Name both the companies. 7. Microsoft recently banned as many as a million players from Xbox Live for altering their consoles in order to play pirated versions of a new game. Name the game. 8. What is ‘Namoroka’? 9. According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, who overtook Nokia as the world’s most profitable handset vendor in Q3 2009? 10. What is ‘Magasin de la Pomme’ which opened recently beneath the Louvre Museum? Answers 1. His winning entry for the Doodle4Google India contest appeared for the whole day on Google’s India homepage. 2. AMD. 3. Two trillion. 4. AdMob. 5. Names of rivers (Congo, Yukon etc). 6. 3Com and HP. 7. ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’. 8. The development name for Mozilla Firefox 3.6. 9. Apple (with an operating profit for its iPhone division at $1.6 billion compared with Nokia’s $1.1 billion). 10. Apple’s first store in France. Questions 1. Which recently-discontinued but one-time popular service was called Beverly Hills Internet? 2. At its recent annual meeting in Seoul, what plan did Icann, the Internet regulator, approve, in what is seen as the biggest change to the way the Internet works since it was created 40 years ago? 3. On the above theme, who is the president of Icann? 4. The founders of Skype have agreed to transfer disputed intellectual property owned by their company Joltid, which was at the heart of a legal battle, over to Skype. Name the two. 5. Name the Indian researcher behind `SixthSense', "a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information".

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6. Which cyber-giant is behind `Health Tech Today', a monthly, online video series on developments in the healthcare technology arena. 7. To mark the 40th anniversary of which popular TV show did Google have customised logos for three days? 8. What is `Project Natal'? 9. If PS2 had EyeToy, then what does PS3 have? 10. What have been Cupcake, Donut and clair in recent times? Answers 1. GeoCities 2. Allow non-Latin-script Web addresses. 3. Rod Beckstrom. 4. Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. 5. Pranav Mistry. 6. Microsoft 7. Sesame Street. 8. It is the code name for a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience" by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. 9. PlayStation Eye. 10. SDK updates for Google Android. Questions 1. Which project was founded by John T. Haller and Rare Ideas, LLC? 2. Name the USB flash storage device developed by Microsoft along with SanDisk. 3. Whose netbook brand is called Wind? 4. On the above theme, which company is credited with coining the name netbook? 5. What is ‘Raindrop’? 6. To whom is this now-popular saying attributed: “Technology shouldn’t tell you what’s right and what’s wrong. The rule of law applies on the Web. It’s a platform for humanity"? 7. In the world of Twitter, what is the recent claim to fame of the former Current Media executive Robin Sloan? 8. According to its vice-president of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, how many minutes are spent on Facebook every day: 4, 6 or 8 billion? 9. Who makes the Reclaim and Blue Earth range of mobile phones? 10. Owen Van Natta is the CEO of which social networking site? Answers 1. PortableApps.com 2. StartKey. 3. Micro-Star International (MSI). 4. Intel. 5. Mozilla Thunderbird team’s ‘exploration in messaging innovation to explore new ways to use Open Web technologies to create useful, compelling messaging experiences.’ 6. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. 7. He appears to have posted the five billionth tweet.

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8. Eight billion! 9. Samsung. 10. MySpace. Questions 1. Which European nation has become the first country in the world to declare Internet broadband access a legal right? 2. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has confessed and apologised for which ‘unnecessary’ part of a Web address? 3. If Amazon has Kindle, then who will have ‘Nook’? 4. What resource was started by Col Needham and “some film-buff friends”, while Needham was working as an HP engineer? 5. ‘The IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System’ is commonly called…? 6. CDP-101, which made its debut in October 1982, was the first…? And who made it? 7. September 11 made history three years before the WTC attacks when the US Congress released the contents of a controversial and ‘infamous’ yet historical report on the Net. What report? 8. What is the nationality of Linus Torvalds? 9. In August 1997, Microsoft rescued which struggling Silicon Valley icon with a $150million investment? 10. In which iconic game did names such as Bill Rizer, Lance Bean and The Red Falcon feature? Answers 1. Finland 2. The forward slashes 3. Barnes & Noble 4. IMDB 5. Fortran 6. CD player made by Sony 7. The Starr Report, which led to the impeachment of President Clinton. 8. Finnish 9. Apple 10. Konami’s ‘Contra’. Questions 1. Name the high-throughput wireless LAN standard that was finally approved by IEEE on September 11. 2. What was nicknamed ‘Cocktail’? 3. How did a site called ‘best-antivirus03.com’ make the news recently? 4. The non-profit, open-source foundation created by Microsoft with a contribution of $1 million is called…? 5. What is Motorola’s first Google Android device called? 6. Which Japanese giant has launched a new household LED light bulb that it says lasts 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs?

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7. Which company has developed a high-quality raw video format initiative called CinemaDNG, where DNG stands for Digital Negative? 8. The cute four-year-old being used by Microsoft to promote its new products is called…? 9. Name the company that has tied up with Yahoo! to give the cyber-giant’s e-mail users the ability to attach up to 100MB of files to each e-mail with an ‘Attach Large Files’ application. 10. September 9, 2009 marked the 10th anniversary of which one-time popular game console made by Sega? Answers 1. 802.11n. 2. Apple’s iTunes LP, a format for interactive album artwork. 3. It was a rogue ad that hit the NY Times web site ‘warning’ readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site of its making. 4. CodePlex Foundation. 5. Motorola Cliq. 6. Panasonic. 7. Adobe. 8. Kylie. 9. Drop.io. 10. Dreamcast. Questions 1. What first did Professor Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA achieve on September 2, 1969? 2. If one’s Web site had the message “Hacked by Chinese!”, which worm was creating havoc? 3. Of the two Nokia smartphone operating systems, one is Symbian. Name the other. 4. Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little co-founded…? 5. April 30, 1993 is a true milestone in Internet history because of a momentous statement made by an European institute. What? 6. In the context of software, expand FLOSS. 7. To whom is this quote about free software attributed: “To understand the concept, you should think of ‘free’ as in ‘free speech’, not as in ‘free beer’”? 8. Who made this statement on CNN’s ‘Late night edition’ in March 1999, leading to a much vilified myth: “…During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet”? 9. The distinction of having the second ever commercial internationalised domain name (IDN) TLDs is for which Indian language? 10. According to a recent list from Symantec of the ‘Top Web threats in the history of the Internet’, whose name led the rest? Answers 1. Sent/tested out the very first message on the ARPANET, which later became the Internet.

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2. The dreaded Code Red worm. 3. Maemo. 4. WordPress. 5. On that date, CERN’s directors declared that WWW technology could be freely usable by anyone with no fees being payable to CERN. 6. Free, Libre and Open Source Software. 7. Richard Stallman. 8. The then US Vice-President, Al Gore. 9. Tamil (in 2000). 10. ‘I love you’. Questions 1. Which electronics major is making its debut in the netbook market with ‘Booklet 3G’? 2. In which city will Windows 7 get its formal launch on October 22? 3. The new Twitter like site, which is about macroblogging and requires every post to have a minimum of 1,400 characters, is called…? 4. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki have given $500K to which copyright reform advocacy group to which Google gives financial support annually? 5. How did actress Jessica Biel achieve ‘infamy’ in cyberspace recently? 6. Sony’s first e-book reader with built-in wireless capability to be launched in December is called...? 7. The first Intel product to put two processor cores and a graphics function together in the same chip package is codenamed…? 8. If Amazon makes Kindle, who makes Flepia? 9. Name the world’s fourth richest person who has decided to take a base salary of $1 for fiscal 2010? 10. Why was Hans Pandeya in the news recently? Answers 1. Nokia 2. New York. 3. Woofer 4. Creative Commons. 5. She is, according to McAfee’s third annual report, Hollywood’s most ‘dangerous’ online celebrity with Fans searching online (for her) having a one-in-five chance of hitting a Web site with malware. 6. Reader Daily Edition. 7. ‘Arrandale’ 8. Fujitsu 9. Larry Ellison of Oracle. 10. He is the CEO of Global Gaming Factory X, the company that is attempting to acquire The Pirate Bay.

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Questions 1. What post does Chris Beard hold in Mozilla Labs? 2. In what way is the contribution of Armas Clifford “Mike” Markkula Jr. important in the history of Apple? 3. Name the Toronto-based company that won a permanent injunction that prohibited Microsoft from selling or importing to the US any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML? 4. One more on MS. Which product while being tested internally was codenamed Kumo? 5. Connect Uncia uncia (or Panthera uncial) to Mac OS X 10.6? 6. What is Google Caffeine? 7. Who is the largest shareholder in Lenovo with about 27.17 per cent? 8. Which was the first text in the ambitious Project Gutenberg launched in 1971? 9. How did Jeremy Jaynes and his sister Jessica DeGroot achieve infamy in 2005? 10. Name the not-much-heard-of scientist, an early discoverer of electromagnetism, whose birthday was doodled by Google on August 14. Answers 1. Chief Innovation Officer. 2. He is the American entrepreneur and an angel investor who provided early critical funding for Apple. 3. i4i. 4. Bing. 5. The scientific name for snow leopard is Uncia uncia and snow leopard is the codename for Apple’s latest OS. 6. It’s a new next-generation architecture for Google’s Web search. 7. Chinese Academy of Sciences, a government agency. 8. The US Declaration of Independence. 9. They were the first to be convicted for spam. Jeremy was sentenced to nine years in prison while Jessica was fined $7,500. 10. Hans Christian Ørsted. Questions 1. What first did a natural-language-interface program called Swift-Answer achieve in 1981? 2. Name the video compression company acquired by Google recently for $106.5 million. 3. Name the former two codenames of the upcoming Windows 7. 4. Expand BBeB as used in the proprietary eBook file format developed by Sony. 5. What has been launched by China as a challenge to the Blu-ray DVD market? 6. How did Pencil Sketch, Transparent Dots, Legal Pad, Star Gazing, among 29 others, make news recently? 7. The “lightweight, easy-to-install and easy-to-change ‘skins’ for your Firefox web browser” are called..? 8. Which cyber-major recently teamed up with GridRepublic to launch a Facebook application that allows spare processing power in a PC to be used to fight diseases and study climate change?

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9. Which EPL player was recently fined by his club for venting his anger at the club owner by using Twitter? 10. The open-source counterpart to the Google Chrome Web browser is called…? Answers 1. It was the first computer software program to receive US patent. 2. On2 Technologies 3. Blackcomb and Vienna 4. Broad Band eBook 5. China Blue High-definition Disc (CBHD) 6. They are among the gallery of new themes for Google Chrome 7. Personas 8. Intel 9. Darren Bent (of Tottenham Hotspur) 10. Chromium Questions 1. Globalfoundries, a contract chip manufacturer, was spun off from which chip-major last year? 2. Stephane Panier is the new president of which AOL-owned social network? 3. Who operates the generic top-level domains for .com and .net? 4. What is the next release of Ubuntu, planned for October 2009, codenamed? 5. Whose tagline is ‘It’s a Trust Thing’? 6. Name Samsung Electronics’ new e-book reader launched recently and what was it codenamed? 7. Which cyber-major introduced a short-lived Internet suite named ‘Cyberdog’ in mid 1990s? 8. As per the deal struck with Microsoft recently, how much per cent of search revenue created by its sites during the first five years will Yahoo get? 9. Who is to launch to launch Europe’s first 3D TV channel offering movies, entertainment and sports programming in the UK next year? 10. The first virtual universe with a real cash economy is…? Answers 1. Advanced Micro Devices 2. Bebo 3. VeriSign Inc 4. Karmic Koala 5. Thawte Consulting, the certificate authority for X.509 certificates 6. SNE-50K and Papyrus 7. Apple 8. 88 per cent 9. BSkyB 10. Entropia Universe

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Questions 1. Which telecommunications giant has picked up the wireless assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks for $1.13 billion? 2. In the context of 4G wireless technology, expand LTE. 3. In the context of Google, what is commonly called ‘Omaha’? 4. According to YouTube watchers, what is the number of YouTube video views per day: 403 million, 817 million or 1.2 billion? 5. Which cyber-giant has agreed to acquire the popular Xoopit? 6. Who has announced two open-source initiatives — Open Source Media Framework (to create sophisticated media players to run flash presentations) and Text Layout Framework (to help developers add advanced typography and font layouts to flash apps)? 7. Scott Thompson is the CEO of…? 8. Which browser-maker’s proprietary Web server service is called Unite? 9. What is the significance of the San Francisco Metreon mall in the Microsoft timeline? 10. Which online vendor’s shoe and handbag retail site is called Endless.com? Answers 1. Ericsson 2. Long Term Evolution. 3. Google Update, the software installer and auto-updater for Windows. 4. 1.2 billion! 5. Yahoo! 6. Adobe 7. PayPal 8. Opera 9. It had the only Microsoft retail outlet to date, which closed in November 2001. 10. Amazon Questions 1. Bill Gates has decided to put on Web for free the lectures of which Nobel Prize winning physicist? 2. Who is the author of the newly released book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal”? 3. One more on Facebook. Name the Russian investment firm that put in $200 million into the social network some months ago. 4. Swedish software company Global Gaming is planning to shell out $7.8 million for which file-sharing company? 5. What is the claim to fame of ‘Ami’ introduced by Samna, an Atlanta-based software company in 1988? 6. The Chief Software Architect at Microsoft is…? 7. RedShift, a techno-economic theory, was proposed and named by which cyber-giant’s CTO? 8. Who makes the Inferno OS? 9. Amazon recently recalled two Kindle e-books, leading to an outcry, because the publisher lacked the rights to the book by which author? 10. Who is developing the Theora open video codec as part of its Ogg project?

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Answers 1. Richard Feynman. 2. Ben Mezrich. 3. Digital Sky Technologies. 4. The Pirate Bay. 5. It is considered the first major Windows-based word processor on the market. 6. Ray Ozzie. 7. Sun Microsystem’s Greg Papadopoulos. 8. Bell Labs. 9. George Orwell. 10. Xiph.org Foundation. Questions 1. Name the Indian, vice-president of product management, who broke the news about the upcoming Chrome OS on the Google blog recently. 2. According to Akamai’s latest ‘State of the Internet’ report, which Asian country has the distinction of having the highest average connection speed, at 11 Mbps, in the world? 3. Continuing on the above report, which two countries were the two largest attack traffic sources, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of observed malicious traffic? 4. With whom is Sony partnering for movie streaming to Bravia TVs? 5. The open source project led by Novell to create an Ecma standard compliant, .NETcompatible set of tools is called…? 6. Expand SaaS as used in the context of software delivery method. 7. What is ‘Moonlight’? 8. Which free open source web browser, based on Internet Explorer’s core, has the official site www.morequick.com? 9. In the context of e-mail marketing, what is A/B Split? 10. Which market leader in its field of activity has the tagline ‘Confidence in a connected world’ to highlight its mission? Answers 1. Sundar Pichai. 2. South Korea. 3. China and the US. 4. Netflix 5. Mono 6. Short for Software as a Service. 7. It’s a free and open-source implementation of the Silverlight web application framework. 8. GreenBrowser. 9. It’s a marketing test method where an e-mail subscriber list is split into two groups and every other name in the list is sent an e-mail message and vice versa. 10. Symantec

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Questions 1. Expand VAIO as in the name for the sub-brand for many of Sony’s computer products. 2. If it is InPrivate for IE and Incognito for Chrome, what is it for Firefox? 3. The domain name gmail.com used to be the free e-mail service offered for fans of which lovable comic book character before its acquisition by Google? 4. What is the claim to ‘infamy’ of George Hotz in the world of telephony? 5. What is the @font-face found in the new Firefox 3.5? 6. Which new Web site brands itself as ‘the definitive source for Athletes First-Person Communication’? 7. Name the founder of Netscape and co-founder of Opsware who has launched a new venture fund along with Ben Horowitz, also a co-founder of Opsware. 8. Which company, now part of the massive Google empire, was founded by Scott Petry in 1999? 9. What is the Google Podium? 10. After which famous scientist is the in-the-works European civilian rival to the US military’s GPS system called? Answers 1. Video Audio Integrated Operation. 2. Private Browsing. 3. Garfield 4. He was the teenage hacker who originally unlocked the iPhone. 5. It is a CSS rule that allows Web designers to reference fonts not installed on end-user machines. 6. Jockipedia, an encyclopaedia for musing from famous sportspersons. 7. Marc Andreessen. 8. Postini 9. It is the Google site where one can find a selection of public presentations made by Google executives. 10. Galileo Questions 1. The second T-Mobile Google Android device, after the G1, is called…? 2. If the second and third are Jaguar and JUGENE, then what is still No.1? 3. With which software legend does one associate Vulcan Ventures? 4. What is the Linpack Benchmark? 5. Which online giant is behind the concept of ‘Do Stuff For Money’ , a fun way to get someone to do things for money? 6. Which legendary hacker was once called ‘computer terrorist’ after making the FBI go on a three-year manhunt for stealing software at Sun, Novell, and Motorola? 7. Which much loved and desired online company recently developed an HR algorithm to assess the number of employees likely to leave the company and how to make the best stay on? 8. Siblings Lars and Jens Rasmussen are the brains behind which of Google’s new offering? 9. Which company is the only one with a two-letter symbol on the Nasdaq-100 Index?

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10. Global Language Monitor has claimed that the millionth Englishword/term is…? Answers 1. myTouch 2. Roadrunner. They are the world’s fastest supercomputers. 3. Paul Allen. 4. It is a measure of a computer’s floating-point rate of execution which is determined by running a program that solves a dense system of linear equations. 5. PayPal 6. Kevin Mitnick. 7. Google! 8. Google Wave. 9. Computer Associates or CA, Inc. The symbol is CA. 10. Web 2.0. Questions 1. Simple way to start. For how much did Oracle get Sun? 2. Name the popular hand-held game created by Gunpei Yokoi, a Nintendo employee, that celebrated its 20th birthday on April 21. 3. Name the MySpace CEO and co-founder who is stepping down from his post. 4. Tim Cook is the COO of…? 5. Name the controversial game, which Apple recently removed from theApp Store, where the user is invited to silence a baby’s cries by violently shaking an iPhone. 6. About what recent verdict did ex-Beatle Paul McCartney say “If you get on a bus you’ve got to pay. And I think it’s fair, you should pay your ticket?" 7. Which is the country, outside of the US, to have most students involved in this year’s Google’s global program ‘Summer of Code’? 8. The OLPC laptop has decided to drop the AMD Geode processor for which chip? 9. The Google Labs ‘web application that organises search results chronologically’ is called…? 10. Which globally famous TV host’s inaugural tweet (in all caps that was pointed out by basketball great Shaquille O’Neal) was ‘Hi Twitters. Thank you for a warm welcome. Feeling really 21st century.’ Answers 1. $7.4 billion. 2. Game Boy. 3. Chris DeWolfe. 4. Apple 5. Baby Shaker. 6. The Pirate Bay judgment. 7. India! 8. Via C7-M. 9. Google News Timeline. 10. Oprah Winfrey.

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Questions 1. If it is AMPAS for Oscars, who is it for the Webbys? 2. Which company that provides tools for identifying digital media was acquired by Sony early last year for $260 million? 3. According to a recent The Wall Street Journal report, which high-profile cyber-czar had a liver transplant two months ago? 4. What is MovieIQ? 5. Which ‘Friends’ TV series star is also a star, co-writer, and co-producer of ‘Web Therapy’ on lstudio.com? 6. Who made this statement and when: “Free... open... Keep one web”? 7. The first processor Nvidia has built for power-frugal handheld devices is called…? 8. Why did Apple pay at least $1 million to one Michael Kovatch? 9. The original specifications for what was developed in 1994 by Jaap Haartsen and Sven Mattisson? 10. What has the Chinese version of Bing been named as because Bing could mean ‘to be ill’, ice, soldier and pancake depending on the tone and character associated with it? Answers 1. IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) 2. Gracenote 3. Steve Jobs. 4. To be part of all new Sony Pictures Blu-ray discs, it’s a service that grabs data similar to one on IMDB from the Internet to show during playback . 5. Lisa Kudrow. 6. Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s acceptance speech for ‘Webby Lifetime Achievement’ Award. 7. Tegra 8. For transferring the iphone.com domain name. 9. Bluetooth 10. ‘Biying’ (which means ‘must respond/answer’). Questions 1. Tim Morse is the new CFO of…? 2. Which Google honcho made this comment on Bing’s launch: “It’s not the first entry for Microsoft. They do this about once a year!” 3. To which ‘vendor’ must Amazon.com pay $51 million to settle a lawsuit which claimed Amazon violated an agreement by allowing other vendors to market similar products on its site? 4. What is the ‘noble’ purpose of Microsoft’s ‘browserforthebetter.com’ site? 5. According to ‘global market share statistics’ provided by Net Applications, which is the fourth most used OS now after Windows, Mac and Linux? 6. Name the Indian, Microsoft’s vice-president in charge of Startup Business Accelerator program, who is quitting after 19 years at the software giant? 7. Which Java software framework is named after the creator’s child’s stuffed elephant? 8. Name the VC which was the initial one to fund Yahoo! in April 1995 with an initial investment of nearly $2 million. 9. Which was the first ‘mouse gesture’ and who introduced it?

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10. Which browser had its genesis as a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company, in 1994? Answers 1. Yahoo! 2. The CEO, Eric Schmidt. 3. Toys ‘R’ Us. 4. For every download of IE 8 from that site, the company will donate eight meals to ‘Feeding America’ programme. 5. The iPhone OS. 6. Sanjay Parthasarathy. 7. Hadoop 8. Sequoia Capital. 9. Called the ‘drag’, Apple used it to replace a dedicated move button on the mice shipped with Macintosh and Lisa computers. 10. Opera Questions 1. On June 1, 2009, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono all came together at a press briefing for the announcement of which Beatles product? 2. The legendary creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Pikmin is…? 3. What does the S stand for in the recently unveiled iPhone 3G S? 4. Which ambitious Web site has the declaration ‘An ongoing project devoted to discovering all the words and everything about them’? 5. Fill in the name of a recently deceased individual in this extract from Sergey Brin’s blog: “Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of ____ _____ is behind it.” 6. Why is June 5, 2002, important in the timeline of browsers? 7. Name the pioneering computer-hobbyist group, from which came legends such as Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, that had its first meeting at the garage of Gordon French in Menlo Park, California? 8. Name the first computer to defeat a chess champion in match play, when it beat Garry Kasparov in 1997. 9. What is ‘Project Natal’? 10. Google’s recent launch to present search results in grid format is called…? Answers 1. Harmonix and MTV Games’ ‘Beatles: Rock Band’ set to debut on 090909. 2. Shigeru Miyamoto. 3. Speed 4. Wordnik 5. Rajeev Motwani. 6. Mozilla 1.0 made its debut. 7. The Homebrew Computer Club. 8. Deep Blue.

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9. It is Microsoft’s code name for a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” for the Xbox 360 video game platform. 10. Google Squared. Questions 1. Expand the messaging standard XMPP. 2. Name the now-discontinued ‘lightweight dependency injection framework for Java 5 and above, brought to you by Google’. 3. What important component of the Net was designed by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge in early 1983? 4. In the context of cyber security strategy for the US federal government, if George W. Bush’s document was called ‘National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace’, what is Barack Obama’s just released document called? 5. Frank Warren is the founder of which very popular ongoing community project wherein people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard? 6. In which three European countries is Gmail known as Google Mail? 7. Which international developer and publisher of video games was started by Trip Hawkins in May 1982? 8. The first domain reserved for a non-English Wikipedia was for which language? 9. Who was the President of the US when the idea of ARPA, the forerunner of the Internet, was thought about? 10. What were ‘SNDMSG’ and ‘READMAIL’? Answers 1. eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. 2. Guice 3. Domain Name System (DNS). 4. ‘Cyberspace Policy Review’. 5. PostSecret 6. Germany, Austria and the UK. 7. Electronic Arts. 8. German (deutsche.wikipedia.com). 9. Dwight Eisenhower. 10. The first basic e-mail programs written by Ray Tomlinson at BBN. Questions 1. According to a recent survey, which Asian country has been judged to have the worst online restrictions? 2. What is ‘clickjacking’? 3. By how much is the energy footprint of the Internet growing each year: 6 or 8 or 10 per cent? 4. According to a recent report in the Mail on Sunday, computer games are about to simulate the smell of what activity? 5. According to WSJ, Apple removed its iPhone application ‘Fake Watch’ from its App Store because it allegedly infringed on the trademark of which high-end watch and jewellery maker?

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6. Name the embedded operating system developed by Palm for the Pre smartphone, set to be released on June 6. 7. Tyler Tullock of Bothell, Washington, owns which domain name that Microsoft would wish to own? 8. Who is Tim Cook? 9. Which former Beatle complained and had Google Street View remove a 360-degree view of his multi-million-pound London home? 10. Which South American country’s government launched its own cell-phone ‘Vergatario’ leading to protests that the name could have allusions to the slang (in that country) for the male genitalia? Answers 1. Myanmar 2. Hijacking attacks of your click on the Net, unknown to you, and accomplished by creating an ‘iFrame’. 3. 10 per cent 4. Battle 5. Cartier 6. webOS 7. LiveSearch.com. 8. The COO of Apple. 9. Paul McCartney 10. Venezuela Questions 1. Name the aborted Microsoft product for China which was to be a set-top operating system designed to work with low-end televisions? 2. What famous text used in printing and typesetting industry is said to have its origins in Cicero’s ‘de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum’? 3. In 1991, three cyber giants formed the AIM alliance to create a new computing standard based on the PowerPC architecture. Name the three. 4. What is codenamed ‘Kumo’? 5. What was acquired by Google for $3.1 billion (in cash) from a San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman along with JMI Equity and management? 6. Which co-founder of Sun Microsystems wrote the utilities rsh, rcp, rlogin and the first BSD release of utilities? 7. Jim Safka recently left his job as the CEO of which search engine, only after 18 months in the job, because of personal reasons? 8. In 2002, Google increased the number of URL characters it was indexing just to accommodate the very long URLs of which online giant’s services and products? 9. Which service, which went live recently, calls itself ‘a computational knowledge engine’ rather than a search engine? 10. The precursor to Mozilla’s mobile version of the Firefox browser is called…?

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Answers 1. Microsoft Venus 2. Lorem ipsum 3. Apple, IBM and Motorola 4. Microsoft’s in-the-works update to its Live Search product 5. DoubleClick Inc. 6. Bill Joy 7. Ask.com 8. Amazon 9. Wolfram Alpha 10. Fennec Alpha 1. Questions 1. Simple one to start with. What is the large-screen Kindle e-reader called? 2. The creator of which eponymous ‘law’ said about his assertion recently that it was “as important as Newton’s Law” but would no longer hold true because “you can’t shrink things anymore”. 3. In the world of computer folklore, who were referred to as ‘The Traitorous Eight’? 4. Name the Indian who is Intel’s Chief I/O architect and one of the principal engineers behind the development of the PCI Express and USB. 5. If one is keying in ‘up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter’, one is entering which legendary code? 6. The industry’s most advanced and open Linux-based mobile project created in 2007 is called…? 7. What is the new wireless standard for transmitting data over short distances at around 6 gigabits per second dubbed as? 8. What is the Mozilla Prism? 9. What is IBM’s “integrated suite of tools that combines your network with Web conferencing and collaboration capabilities such as file storing and sharing, instant messaging and chart creation” called? 10. This year’s Webby Awards’ Person of the Year is…? Answers 1. Kindle DX. 2. Gordon Moore. 3. The eight men who left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to form Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. 4. Ajay V. Bhatt. 5. Konami Code. 6. Moblin 7. WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance). 8. It is Mozilla’s ‘Web application as a desktop application’ service. 9. LotusLive Engage. 10. Jimmy Fallon.

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Questions 1. One of the biggest launches in its history has been scheduled by Microsoft for today, i.e. May 11. What is it? 2. What was ‘Operation Baylout’ that made news recently? 3. Which ambitious Web site that “makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world” was launched at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris recently? 4. Satish Jha is the president and CEO of….? 5. Which giant recently announced a breakthrough in holographic storage that will let it store 500 GB or more on an optical disc? 6. Which site was set up recently with the intention ‘to demonstrate the double standard that was exemplified in the recent Pirate Bay Trial’? 7. Mercurial and Git are examples of DVCS. Expand DVCS. 8. Name the maker of the popular iPhone e-book reader ‘Stanza’ which has been acquired by Amazon. 9. Which European country has topped a global index of open source activity based on a research project by Red Hat and Georgia Tech University? 10. Yahoo has decided to shut down which iconic webpage service, which it acquired in 1999, later this year? Answers 1. Windows Mobile 6.5. 2. A campaign, by online activist group Anonymous, against the Web sites of entities associated with the prosecution in the Pirate Bay Trial. 3. www.worlddigitallibrary.org. 4. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) India. 5. GE 6. www.thepirategoogle.com/ 7. Distributed version control systems. 8. Lexcycle 9. France, followed by Spain and Germany. 10. Geocities Questions 1. Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij, and Carl Lundström, who were in the news recently, have been the brains behind which site that has run into trouble? 2. Intel’s first 32-nanometer chip, that has recently been ‘pulled in’ and will be shipping later this year, is called..? 3. Hal Varian is the Chief Economist at which cyber-giant? 4. Whose video site is called Crackle? 5. Whose ‘residents’ logged 124 million hours and economy topped $120 million in Q1 2009? 6. Who recently said he will donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity for World Malaria Day if he is first to 1 million followers on Twitter? 7. Name the recent and popular second-generation P2P tool developed at the University of Washington with the aim of letting file swappers preserve their privacy?

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8. Expand YTMND, the initialism for an online community centred on the creation of hosted Web pages. 9. Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders and Greg & Amanda Goodfried created….? 10. What is/was the nickname for Ubuntu 9.04? Answers 1. Piratebay.org 2. Westmere 3. Google 4. Sony 5. Second Life. 6. Ashton Kutcher. 7. OneSwarm 8. You’re The Man Now, Dog. 9. ‘Lonelygirl15’, the cult interactive web-based video series. 10. Jaunty Jackalope. Questions 1. Vevo, a new music and video entertainment service, set for launch later in 2009, is a tie-up between…? 2. Which test page for Web browsers was developed by Todd Fahrner in 1998? 3. If the layout engine for Firefox is Gecko, what is it for Opera? 4. According to the ‘The Bugzilla Guide - 3.0.8 Release’, what is ‘zarro boogs’? 5. Name the founders of Skype who now want to buy back their creation from eBay. 6. iLike, the social music service, has changed its Facebook application to..? 7. MIT professor Barbara Liskov is the 2008 recipient of which prestigious award that has been awarded since 1966 by the Association for Computing Machinery? 8. With which popular data compression utility is the name of Eugene and Alexander Roshal associated? 9. Expand the acronym yacc as used in the parser generator. 10. Which free BitTorrent client was once known as Azureus? Answers 1. Universal Music Group and Google (specifically YouTube). 2. Acid1, originally called the Box Acid Test. 3. Presto 4. It’s a funny way of saying, by design, that there were no bugs found matching one’s query. 5. Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. 6. Music 7. The ACM AM Turing Award (for lasting and major technical contributions to the computing community). 8. WinRAR 9. ‘Yet Another Compiler Compiler’ 10. Vuze.

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Questions 1. With which American giant has Intel announced an alliance to develop and market home-based health technologies to help seniors? 2. The first two letters in any EXE program that runs on DOS, OS2 or Windows NT are MZ. Expand MX. 3. What is Google’s newly launched venture capital arm to invest in a diverse array of industries called? 4. What is the ‘Expectation Minute’ on sites such as Anyfiles or Letitbit? 5. Which much-used free Java software framework was created by Doug Cutting and named after his child’s stuffed elephant? 6. One of Google’s famous April Fools Day pranks was Project Virgle. What was/is Project Virgle? 7. James Bidzos is the CEO and Chairman of…? 8. Paul V. Mockapetris is the co-inventor of which hierarchical naming system? 9. A dorm-room venture ‘PCs Limited’ changed its name to have the name of the founder in it. Name the founder. 10. What was CADIE? Answers 1. GE 2. Mark Zbikowski, the Microsoft legend who designed the DOS executable file format. 3. Google Ventures. 4. In the case of non-subscribers, the waiting time (in the form of an advertisement page) before the download link becomes available after one has entered the captcha. 5. Hadoop 6. It was/is teaming up with Virgin Galactic to come up with the first permanent human colony on Mars! 7. VeriSign 8. Domain Name System (DNS). 9. Michael Dell. 10. Dubbed “world’s first ‘artificial intelligence’ tasked-array system”, it was an April Fools’ joke from Google this year! Questions 1. Whose smartphone brand is called ‘Pre’? 2. The inventor, founder, & chairman of Twitter is…? 3. According to tagline, which two cyber giants ‘bring the Internet to Television’ with its Widget Channel? 4. David L. Smith has the dubious distinction of writing which famous virus, which debuted on March 26, 1999 and was named after a lap dancer? 5. Name the new decision-making site that gets smarter the more it’s used, launched by Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr. 6. What is the designation of Robert Bernard in Microsoft? 7. Google recently started a free MP3 download service in China in association with www.top100.cn, a Web site co-founded by which popular NBA star?

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8. Which very popular global magazine’s archive, covering the years 1954 to 2007, has been put up for free access through a partnership between Microsoft and Bondi Digital Publishing and is viewable through Microsoft’s Silverlight viewer? 9. ‘See what the world is searching for’ is the tagline for…? 10. Name the ex-Microsoft legend, and head of Intentional Software, who became the first tourist to do a second trip to space recently. Answers 1. Palm 2. Jack Dorsey. 3. Intel and Yahoo! 4. Melissa 5. Hunch.com 6. Chief environmental strategist. 7. Yao Ming. 8. Playboy! 9. Google Insights for Search. 10. Charles Simonyi. Questions 1. What are Futhark and Carakan? 2. Quietube has been one of the more popular downloads recently. What is it? 3. Name the former CEO of ZDNet and COO of Yahoo! who is to take over as CEO and President of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise. 4. Which cyber-giant recently announced a $590-million acquisition of Pure Digital Technologies, the maker of the popular Flip Video mini camcorders? 5. With whom has Sony announced a partnership that will bring a half-million classic books to its Sony Reader Digital Book? 6. What is the ‘Wolfram Alpha’? 7. As of March 23, which is the only Asian country to have a fully functional Google Street View? 8. What is the ‘accelerators’ in the recently launched IE8? 9. What is the general term used for software with no great or null benefit, sold using unethical marketing practices, and designed to cause threat, anxiety or shock to an unsuspecting user? 10. Motorola’s equivalent of the T9 feature in Nokia is called..? Answers 1. Javscript engines used in the Opera browser. 2. It’s a new Firefox add-on to enhance YouTube-watching experience where one can watch just the video, with none of the other YouTube page elements. 3. Dan Rosensweig. 4. Cisco 5. Google (who else!).

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6. It’s a new Web service described as ‘computational knowledge engine’ which answers factual questions by relying on analytical methods instead of human-generated documents. 7. Japan 8. It helps perform Web-related tasks directly from a page by simply right-clicking a word or phrase. 9. Scareware 10. iTap Questions 1. Which computer-maker is touted as having the ‘greenest family of notebooks’? 2. Which Indian, part of the Google family, is associated with US tech outfits such as 24/7 Customer, Frontline Wireless, Zazzle.com? 3. Apple’s term for the text-to-speech engine built into Mac OS XLeopard to help visually-impaired users is called…? 4. Flickr photographers can license their images to paying customers through which famous stock photo agency? 5. If Firefox 3.0 was codenamed Gran Paradiso, what was Firefox 2.0? 6. Derrick R. Meyer is the CEO of…? 7. The first web syndication format to be called ‘RSS’ was…? 8. Which reputed British newspaper is launching an open platform for free content and data in exchange for carrying the publication’s advertising? 9. Which MS product is to come in frost white, eggplant purple, deep olive green and marine blue, apart from the existing red and black? 10. Google’s web clipping application for saving online research on which it has stopped development recently is called..? Answers 1. Apple (for its MacBook). 2. Kavitark Ram Shriram. 3. VoiceOver. 4. Getty Images. 5. Bon Echo. 6. AMD 7. RDF Site Summary. 8. The Guardian. 9. Arc Mouse. 10. Notebook. Questions 1. Wilber is the official mascot of… 2. Which retailer recently paid $5.1 million for the Toys.com domain name? 3. What was once dismissed by Steve Jobs by saying “the whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore?” 4. Expand TTL, which tells a router if packet has been in the network too long and should be discarded.

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5. Name Amazon’s self-publishing service wherein any US citizen can sign up for an account, upload and sell eBooks through Amazon. 6. Gutsy Gibbon, Hardy Heron and Jaunty Jackalope are codenamed for…? 7. What is a Web beacon? 8. What is ‘Vishing’? 9. The name of Bruce Artwick is linked with the first successful virtual reality software application. What was it? 10. Fill in the blank with the creator’s first name to give part of the name of one of the most downloaded free applications: ______ Skiljan Answers 1. GIMP 2. ToysRUs 3. Kindle 4. Time-to-live. 5. Digital Text Platform (DTP). 6. Ubuntu, the open source Debian-based Linux distribution. 7. A file object, usually a graphic image, which is embedded on a webpage/e-mail message to monitor user behaviour. 8. VoIP phishing. 9. Flight simulator. 10. Irfan (of Irfanview fame). Questions 1. Fill in the blank: Austrian jewellery designer Peter Aloisson has created the most expensive _____, which costs $2.5 million and is ‘made of solid gold and 138 brilliant cut diamonds apart from a strategically-placed big single diamond.’ 2. Name the Mozilla Labs experiment that aims to give developers the ability to edit local or remote code via a browser that is making a buzz. 3. Tiversa, an Internet security company, recently claimed which country had taken advantage of a computer security breach (via P2P) to obtain full information about Marine One, President Barack Obama’s helicopter? 4. Name one of the largest media conglomerates in the world which has developed an ereader for newspapers and magazines, such as Amazon’s Kindle for books. 5. Randy Falco is the CEO of ? 6. Which Google service’s Web site has the tagline ‘Show your favourite places.’? 7. Recently a phishing attack that spread through IM, including GoogleChat, directed victims to which Web site? 8. In the world of torrents, what is ‘POwr, Broccoli and Kopimi’? 9. Microsoft’s client software for the Identity Meta system, once codenamed InfoCard, is now called? 10. Which Google service has the service name ‘writely’? Answers 1. iPhone 2. Bespin

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3. Iran 4. Hearst Corporation. 5. AOL 6. Panoramio 7. “ViddyHo.” 8. The “manifesto” released by the founders of The Pirate Bay, now involved in a legal trial. 9. Windows CardSpace. 10. Documents List Data API. Questions 1. Apple recently said no to which TV show’s iPhone App because it might be “potentially offensive”? 2. What milestone was achieved in the world of Unix Computers on February 13 at 23:31:30 GMT? 3. In 2005, which cyber-giant paid $2,50,000 as bounty money to two people for identifying the teenaged Sven Jaschan as the writer of the Sasser worm? 4. ‘Keitai shosetsu’ is a new literary genre in Japan and has become a craze. What is it? 5. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij founded which controversial but popular file sharing site? 6. Name the world’s lightest cell-phone that has now innovated to have changing skins which can make it take different sizes and shapes? 7. To which Indian mobile technology developer did Nokia Siemens Networks sell its Music2You (M2Y) music download and subscription service recently? 8. Following Skype’s recent tie-up with Nokia, which flagship device of the cell-phone maker will be the first to have Skype embedded in it? 9. The site, a joint effort by Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health and other global health organisations, which will be a new model “of how the world will assemble, maintain, critique and access medical knowledge” is called…? 10. Name the smaller social network site to which Mark Zuckerberg is said to have paid up to $65 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he stole the concept for Facebook? Answers 1. South Park. 2. The ten-digit clock used by Unix computers displayed all ten decimal digits in sequence. 3. Microsoft 4. Mobile-phone novel. 5. The Pirate Bay. 6. Modu 7. IMImobile 8. N97 9. Medpedia 10. ConnectU, founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra.

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1. Which planet and which earth-feature has the recently unveiled Google Earth 5.0 covered? 2. Name the two Silicon Valley leaders (a legendary VC and a President of a software major) who have been inducted into Obama’s Economic Advisory Board. 3. Google’s new software that lets mobile phone users share their location with close contacts is called…? 4. One more on Google! What snafu did the search engine do on January 31 between 6:30 and 7:25 a.m. PST? 5. Which cyber legend opened a jar of mosquitoes on stage at the elite Technology, Entertainment, Design conference recently to draw attention to the plight of malaria victims? 6. Which visionary initiator of cheap computers said recently about the low-cost netbooks: “they didn’t copy the right things from us, but they exist. We had to build the first laptop because no one else would do it?” 7. What is ‘Larrabee’? 8. Name the Juventus superstar and Italian WC winner who is pulling up Facebook for profile which purports to be his and carries links to Nazi propaganda sites. 9. Whose tagline on its Web site reads ‘Innovations that move the world forward’? 10. Reed Hastings is the CEO of…? Answers 1. Mars and the oceans. 2. John Doerr of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Charles Phillips, president of Oracle. 3. Latitude 4. It listed every site on the Internet as malware with the message ‘This site may harm your computer.’ 5. Bill Gates. 6. Nicolas Negroponte. 7. Intel’s many-core x86 Intel architecture which is being touted as an industry first. 8. Alessandro Del Piero. 9. Intel 10. Netflix Questions 1. Fill in the blank: According to a new study from McAfee, cyber-crime has cost firms ______ globally in 2008. 2. How did Symbolics Inc become part of the Internet lore on March 15, 1985? 3. Patrick Pichette is the CFO of…? 4. Name the Indian behind the creation of RDF Site Summary, the first web syndication format to be called ‘RSS’. 5. In 1928 it was founded as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. How is it known today? 6. What role did eminent sumo wrestlers ‘Akebono’ and ‘Konishiki’ play as regards the genesis of Yahoo!? 7. Name the three Indian cities where Amazon has software development centres? 8. Expand BASH as in the most popular shell on GNU/Linux systems.

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9. If IBM gave us the 8" diameter floppy, who was behind the 3-1/2" diskettes? 10. Len Adleman, a professor of computer science at the University of Southern California, is credited with coining which ‘dreaded’ term amongst computer users? Answers 1. $1 trillion! 2. On that date its domain name (symbolics.com) was created to become the first .com site. 3. Google 4. Ramanathan V. Guha. 5. Motorola 6. ‘Akebono’ was Jerry Yang’s workstation where Yahoo! first resided and the software was lodged on David Filo’s computer ‘Konishiki’. 7. Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. 8. Bourne Again Shell. 9. Sony 10. ‘Virus’ Questions 1. When asked to comment about an occasion that occurred on January 24, Steve Jobs said: “If you look backward in this business, you will be crushed. You have to look forward.” What event is being talked about? 2. Whose first post on tube had the message in Italian ‘You must find ways to spread — in a new manner — voices and pictures of hope, through the Internet, which wraps all of our planet in an increasingly close-knitted way”? 3. What new feature was introduced in the new, remodelled White House Web site after Obama’s assumption of office? 4. What was the nickname of the ‘The Small Scale Experimental Machine’, the first computer to contain memory which could store a program, inaugurated in June 1948? 5. Which family of network worms, creating havoc recently, has names such as kido or downadup? 6. Expand JIDL. 7. The Web crawler from Yahoo! that obtains content for the Yahoo! Search engine and is based on search technology Yahoo! acquired when it purchased Inktomi is called? 8. Pseudo.com was the first….? 9. At which noted film festival did ‘We Live in Public’, a look at the Web’s impact on our lives, take the Grand Jury Prize for documentary films recently? 10. ‘Share what you know’ is the tagline for…? Answers 1. The silver jubilee of Apple Macintosh 2. Pope Benedict XVI 3. A blog 4. ‘Baby’ 5. Conficker 6. Java Interface Definition Language.

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7. Slurp 8. Internet television network. 9. Sundance Film Festival. 10. Google’s Knol. Questions 1. When asked to comment about an occasion that occurred on January 24, Steve Jobs said: “If you look backward in this business, you will be crushed. You have to look forward.” What event is being talked about? 2. Whose first post on tube had the message in Italian ‘You must find ways to spread — in a new manner — voices and pictures of hope, through the Internet, which wraps all of our planet in an increasingly close-knitted way”? 3. What new feature was introduced in the new, remodelled White House Web site after Obama’s assumption of office? 4. What was the nickname of the ‘The Small Scale Experimental Machine’, the first computer to contain memory which could store a program, inaugurated in June 1948? 5. Which family of network worms, creating havoc recently, has names such as kido or downadup? 6. Expand JIDL. 7. The Web crawler from Yahoo! that obtains content for the Yahoo! Search engine and is based on search technology Yahoo! acquired when it purchased Inktomi is called? 8. Pseudo.com was the first….? 9. At which noted film festival did ‘We Live in Public’, a look at the Web’s impact on our lives, take the Grand Jury Prize for documentary films recently? 10. ‘Share what you know’ is the tagline for…? Answers 1. The silver jubilee of Apple Macintosh 2. Pope Benedict XVI 3. A blog 4. ‘Baby’ 5. Conficker 6. Java Interface Definition Language. 7. Slurp 8. Internet television network. 9. Sundance Film Festival. 10. Google’s Knol. Questions 1. Which popular social media service was founded by Dalton Caldwell and Jan Jannink (formerly of Napster)? 2. Name the oldest digital library, started way back in 1971 by Michael Hart, a University of Illinois student. 3. Name the Chinese e-mail and messaging company that IBM is acquiring and which will be part of its Lotus’ Bluehouse project.

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4. What ‘new’ concept did Richard Stallman dismiss as an industry bluster saying “it’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign”? 5. Which project, launched in November 2008, is Google going to terminate on February 28? 6. Which educational and research institution hosts the ‘Digital Library of India’ in cooperation with CMU, IIIT, NSF, ERNET and MCIT for the Government of India and 21 participating centres? 7. Microsoft has sold its complete stake of 150.9 million shares in which giant cable company? 8. What is ‘Project: Direct’? 9. If Apple has iPhone 3G and T-Mobile G1, then who is going to launch the Ocean 2? 10. In which Asian country has Apple launched an online shop selling second-hand Apple products? Answers 1. Imeem 2. Project Gutenberg. 3. Outblaze 4. Cloud computing. 5. Print Ads. 6. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 7. Comcast 8. YouTube’s short film competition, now in its second year, in which the prize is a trip to Sundance Film Festival. 9. Helio 10. China Questions 1. Jason Kilar is the CEO of which online video venture? 2. According to a researched study, what is considered by many to be the most used application in Windows? 3. Which ‘leader’ signed off his first text message, sent out in the middle of last year, as ‘BXVI’? 4. If Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP was ‘Polaris’, what is it for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista? 5. Name the new CEO of Yahoo who will get a $1 million base salary, as part of a lucrative $19-million compensation package? 6. Graham Joyce, the British author who has penned 14 novels and 26 short stories, has been tapped by the developer of which very popular game to write its next version? 7. Who tout themselves as ‘the world’s largest online movie rental service’? 8. What is common to Jaiku, Dodgeball, Notebook and other Google projects? 9. The former landlord of Nintendo’s NY office building in the early 1980s has given his name to which character? 10. Akamai’s data showed the biggest spike in Internet usage in the US (till end 2007) happened on November 4 when over 8 million visitors per minute went online. What was the occasion?

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Answers 1. Hulu 2. The Solitaire game! 3. Pope Benedict XVI 4. Aurora 5. Carol Bartz. 6. Doom (for Doom 4). 7. Netflix 8. They are either getting the axe or being exported to other features. 9. Mario (from Mario Segali). 10. It was election night 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the President. Questions 1. Which iconic piece of hardware made its debut 25 years ago on January 24 to start a major revolution in the PC industry? 2. What was codenamed ‘Coltrane’ after John Coltrane? 3. In which two Indian States has Google decided to reward top five panchayats with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, with the ‘Google.org Gram Panchayat Puraskar’ initiative, for doing more good in their communities? 4. Till now, which is the only letter of the alphabet that isn’t used to begin a top-level Internet domain? 5. What would happen if one sent an SMS to 9-77-33-00000 in India? 6. The first OS that Microsoft has named according to the version number is…? 7. What was the reason given by Steven Jobs on his decision to stay away from Macworld 2009? 8. On the above theme, who did the honours instead of Jobs? 9. Which post on the official Google blog alone had 1,735,093 unique visitors and generated 12 per cent of the total-year pageviews on the blog? 10. According to industry figures, which video game passed the sales of Super Mario Bros, at 40.24 million units, in the last week of December 2008 to become the bestselling video game of all time? Answers 1. The legendary Apple Macintosh. 2. Wordpress 2.7 released in early December. 3. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. 4. X 5. One would be using Google’s SMS search service. 6. The upcoming Windows 7. 7. That he’s dealing with a hormone imbalance and chose to spend the holiday season with his family rather than ‘intensely prepare’ a keynote address! 8. Phil Schiller. 9. The post on the earlier-than-planned unveiling of Google Chrome. 10. ‘Wii Sports’.

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1. Name the first World Wide Web browser written for Windows PCs that debuted on June 8, 1993. 2. Who created/invented the dreaded official 404 (Page Not Found) HTTP specification? 3. What was founded in 1994 at MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science with support from DARPA and the European Commission? 4. Citrix is a portmanteau of which two words? 5. Safra Catz is the President and former CFO of…? 6. Of the five generic font families defined in HTML and CSS, three are serif, sans-serif and cursive. Name the other two. 7. The film ‘Takedown’ is a fictionalised account of which legendary hacker’s capture by the FBI? 8. Fill in the missing word in this 1976 seminal work: ‘______: Distributed PacketSwitching For Local Computer Networks.’ 9. According to experts, the ‘Gavilan SC’, a portable computer, was the first to be referred to which now ubiquitous term for such computers? 10. Amongst video game freaks used to cheat codes, ‘up-up-down-down-left-right-leftright-B-A-Start’ sequence is fondly called…? Answers 1. Cello, which was written for lawyers. 2. Sir Tim Berners-Lee. 3. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 4. Citrus and UNIX. 5. Oracle 6. Fantasy and Monospace. 7. Kevin Mitnick. 8. Ethernet 9. Laptop 10. ‘Contra Code’. Questions 1. What is the name of the new computer by Dell that many experts believe will rival Apple’s MacBook Air? 2. Which telecom giant was awarded $33.2 million in a lawsuit against OnlineNic, an Internet services company, for ‘cyber squatting’ with domain names having trademarks of the former? 3. Why was Michigan-based networking company, Cygnus Systems, in the news recently? 4. Mozilla’s mobile equivalent of Firefox is called…? 5. Whose new manufacturing entity is being ‘The Foundry Company’? 6. According to an article in ‘Fortune’ magazine, what typically “weighs 3 pounds, has a 9-inch screen, offers a wireless Internet connection, runs Microsoft Windows XP, uses an Intel chip and costs less than $400”? 7. Chris Liddell is the CFO of…? 8. Name the YouTube celebrity who has now been signed up by Visa to promote its product.

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9. Gina Bianchini is the chief executive of a site for creating social networks that she founded along with the famous Marc Andreessen. Name it. 10. Fill in the blank with the name of a browser: “..first comes the Navigator, then Explorer, and then the _____” Answers 1. Adamo 2. Verizon 3. It filed a lawsuit against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for ‘alleged’ violation of its patent on the use of ‘thumbnails’ or document-preview icons in its OS. 4. Fennec 5. AMD 6. A netbook. 7. Microsoft 8. Matt Harding of ‘Where the Hell is Matt’ fame. 9. Ning 10. Konqueror.

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