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Address Resolution Protocol (arp)

ARP Stands for "Address Resolution Protocol." ARP is a protocol used for mapping an IP address to a computer connected to a local network LAN.

Since each computer has a unique physical address called a MAC address, the ARP converts the IP address to the MAC address.

This ensures each computer has a unique network identification.

The Address Resolution Protocol is used when information sent to a network arrives at the gateway, which serves as the entrance point to the network.

The gateway uses the ARP to locate the MAC address of the computer based on the IP address the data is being sent to.

The ARP typically looks up this information in a table called the "ARP cache." If the address is found, the information is relayed to the gateway, which will send the incoming data to the appropriate machine. It may also convert the data to the correct network format if necessary.

If the address is not found, the ARP broadcasts a "request packet" to other machines on the …

India is setting up an IMEI database to Help Track Lost Phones

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India's Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon implement a central register of IMEI numbers to tackle the phone theft menace. The DoT will blacklist IMEI numbers that are reported to it as being stolen or lost, blocking access to cellular networks.

Another objective of the central register will be to make IMEI-based lawful interception easier.

India's Telecom Ministry will soon introduce a Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), which will have a database of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers.

IMEI is basically a unique 15-digit number that makes it possible to identify each mobile phone.

The main objective of CEIR will be to bring down the number of mobile theft cases in the country by a significant margin.

Once the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) is implemented, it will allow consumers in India to inform the Department of Telecom (DoT) that their mobile phone has been lost or stolen with the help of a dedicated helpline number.

After they have f…

Amazon flex: Opportunity to earn money – Here’re the details

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The Amazon Flex programme was originally launched in the US in 2015. Amazon India has announced the launch of Amazon Flex, a program that lets people sign up to deliver Amazon packages part time and earn some cash in the process.

Amazon says you can earn up to Rs. 140 per hour, though you will need at least a two-wheeler to get started.

To sign up for Amazon Flex and start delivering packages, you will need to download an app.

You will also need at least a two-wheeler to get started with delivering packages, though the Amazon Flex website also lets you specify if you own a three- or four-wheeler while signing up.

You will also need an Android phone to get started, as the Android Flex app is only available on Android for now.

Amazon hopes the program "will create tens of thousands of part time opportunities for individuals to further their earning potential by delivering Amazon packages during their spare time."

Amazon Flex has launched in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi, and will exp…

Microsoft launches AI Digital Labs with 10 educational institutes in India

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Microsoft on Thursday launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India.The programme, 'Intelligent Cloud Hub', covers institutes including BITS Pilani, SRM Institute of Science and Technology and Trident Academy of Technology among others."With the right technology infrastructure, curriculum and training, we can empower today's students to build the India of tomorrow," said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.As part of the three-year programme, Microsoft would support the selected institutions with best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, access to Cloud, AI services as well as developer support.The company would also facilitate setting up of core AI infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) hub along with providing access to a wide range of Azure AI services like Microsoft Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning (ML) and Bot Services.Training programmes design…

Google Rolls Out New Menu in Google Search with Icons

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The new search menu now includes icons in addition to regular search category names like News, Images, Shopping, Flights, Videos, and more.
The change was reportedly first seen in March this year when Google was found testing the new look with a limited set of users.

The tweaked Google search page, which seems to have started rolling out broadly earlier today, is now seemingly live for everyone.

Further, Twitter is full of user reports from across the world about the tweaked Google search page.

Search Engine Land was also able to confirm from Google that the new design is indeed live for searchers today.

We have seen reports from UK, Austria, Germany, Latvia, Indonesia, Australia, US, and more.
According to the website, Google has been testing the latest design since March this year.

The latest change doesn't really impact the functioning of the Google Search page and is primary a visual change.

It is unclear why Google has added these icons now as they don't seem to add any value a…

Create 3D games with friends, no experience required

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Google announced Game Builder, which lets you create simple Minecraft-style 3D games for you and others to play. 
Google Game Builder first went live in November 2018 and has been since been under constant development by the Area120 team.

In a blog post, Google on Thursday officially unveiled the Game Builder for the world at large.

Google says you can build a simple 3D game in 10 minutes on the Game Builder and it has been designed for all skill levels, from first time game developers to experts.

The game lets you drag and drop characters and other game elements into an empty sandbox to build your own world.

Then use preset commands to string together how things interact with each other. While you don't need any coding knowledge to build games on Game Builder.

It gives you the ability to add JavaScript code if you want. Additionally, you can collaborate with your friends and other game developers to build a game together.

What's more, your friendly can play the game while you add m…

Flipkart Flipstart Days Sale Starts: Offers on Mobile Accessories,Laptops and a lot more

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The Flipkart Flipstart Days sale will continue through June 3, and the three-day sale will offer deals and discounts on electronics, gadgets, and a lot more. 
The e-commerce site has partnered with Axis Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit card purchases, along with EMI purchases, as well.

Flipkart has listed that there will be up to 80 percent discount on headphones, laptops, power banks, mobile cases, and more. This is the third Flipkart Flipstart sale of 2019.

According to Flipkart, the electronics will see up to 80 percent discount during the Flipstart Days sale.

The e-retailer will also offer up to 70 percent off on headphones and speakers from JBL, Sony, and more.

Flipkart will also provide no-cost EMI options, extended warranty, and exchange offers for products in this category. 

Among other Flipkart offers, TV and appliances will see up to 75 percent discount, with the 32-inch Vu Smart HD TV starting at only Rs. 12,499.

Large summer appliances like air co…