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Sony officially unveils new flagship Xperia Z4 smartphone

Sony Corp on Monday unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z4. The announcement of the device was made on their Japanese website, disclosing the specs and slating it for a mid-year release in Japan. Even though the smartphone maker has not yet announced an international launch date, the device is clearly meant for global […]

Best Buy Co Inc announces trade-in deal for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Best Buy Co Inc announces trade-in deal for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface 3 laptop-tablet hybrid from Microsoft which was launched recently will now be available for purchase in the coming month. Best Buy along with other retailers has already started receiving the pre-orders for Surface 3. Best Buy is offering users a minimum $200 trade-in value for their old working tablet if they use it […]

Chinese government officially halts implementation of banking-technology rules

Chinese government officially halts implementation of banking-technology rules

The Chinese Government has put on hold bank-technology rules policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies to move out of the country’s banking sector. The notice, dated Monday and issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the rules intended at improving banking technology security […]

Segway acquired by Xiaomi-backed Chinese startup Ninebot

Segway acquired by Ninebot, Xiaomi-backed Chinese start-up

Beijing based transportation robotics firm Ninebot announced on Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, manufacturer of self-balancing electric scooters. Once the deal is completed, Ninebot will use electric driving, mobile Internet and man-machine interaction technologies for upcoming products, Ninebot chief executive officer Gao Lufeng said at a press conference in Beijing. Both […]

NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways

NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways

NASA unveiled its new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype, which is actually a futuristic EV that can drive sideways and also capable of some remarkable drifts. Developed by the space agency at the Johnson Space Center in partnership with the car industry, MRV is designed to build new technologies for vehicles both on Earth and in […]

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

The European Union is set to file formal charges against Google for illegally using its dominant search engine to highlight the company’s own online services over others. European Union commissioner, Margrethe Vestager is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday in Brussels about Google violating antitrust laws and has decided to pursue a case that […]

Nokia in advanced discussions to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia in advanced discussions to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia is in advanced talks to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile networks unit to strengthen its telecommunications-equipment business especially in the United States and China. Both companies provide equipment, infrastructure and support to the telecommunications industry. The firms confirmed Tuesday that they are in advanced discussions about the agreement, but warned any potential deal […]

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

On Monday, Pepsi announced that it had signed a multi-year, North American partnership deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing Coca-Cola in the process, which held the sponsorship for 28 years. The new agreement includes the WNBA, NBA Development League and USA Basketball. Pepsi’s Chinese partner Tingyi will become the official sponsor for the NBA […]

Chinese government accused of decade of cyber attacks on Southeast Asia

Chinese government accused of decade of cyber attacks on Southeast Asia

According to the California-based security software firm FireEye, the Chinese government is behind a newly discovered set of malware attacks against businesses, government agencies and corporate companies across India and Southeast Asia over the past ten years. FireEye released a 69-page technical report on the group, which it calls APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) 30. The report claimed the cyber spying […]

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Search giant Google has reportedly involved itself in the research and development of better battery technology for smartphones, wearables and other stuff with reports claiming that the technology is being developed in the search engine giant’s highly secretive Google X research lab. Google has been expanding its avenues lately and has entered into sectors such as […]

Consumer Advocacy Group Seeks Ban On the Word Diet From Diet Soft Drinks

Consumer Advocacy Group Seeks Ban On the Word Diet From Diet Soft Drinks

After research surfaced that diet soda and other artificially sweetened products actually lead to weight gain instead of weight loss, a consumer-advocacy group is asking federal regulatory agencies to investigate whether soda manufacturers including Coca–Cola and PepsiCo have engaged in deceptive or misleading advertising. The Oakland, California based group, U.S. Right to Know, on Thursday […]

LinkedIn acquires education site lynda.com for $1.5 billion

LinkedIn acquires education site lynda.com for $1.5 billion

The career social network LinkedIn announced Thursday that it was acquiring lynda.com, a company that specializes in online professional training videos and tutorials in a cash-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion. Founded in 1995, lynda.com has since emerged as a leader in professional training videos. The deal is LinkedIn’s largest acquisition till date and connects […]

Dell Launches Venue 10 7000 Tablet, Starts At $499

Dell Launches Venue 10 7000 Tablet, Starts At $499

After successfully launching the ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet in Australia earlier this year, Dell has yet another gorgeous tablet for customers to consider. Dubbed as Venue 10 7000, a relatively high end device that comes with Intel Atom processor and focuses at business that enables users to separate work data from personal data. The […]

Meld Brings Smart Stove Technology That Can Control Temperature Automatically

Meld Brings Smart Stove Technology That Can Control Temperature Automatically

The smart home has already got products like the Nest thermostat and August smart lock making the home safer and smarter. Next on the list of smart home devices is Meld, a new way to ensure food is cooked at the right temperature. The Meld smart knob can turn the existing hob into an app-connected […]

Royal Dutch Shell in advanced discussions to buy Britain's BG Group

Royal Dutch Shell in advanced discussions to buy Britain’s BG Group

According to reports, Royal Dutch Shell PLC is in advanced talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group PLC, which has a market value of £47 billion. Indicative of the adverse impact of the dwindling energy prices, this could be the largest energy deal this year and also the first big merger between energy companies […]

Researchers develop aluminum battery that could charge smartphone in 60 seconds

Researchers develop aluminum battery that could charge smartphone in 60 seconds

Stanford University scientists have developed a high-performance aluminum battery that’s safer, quick charging, long lasting and affordable. Researchers of the new energy storage device say the first aluminum-based battery offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. Hongjie Dai, a chemistry professor at Stanford University said that the rechargeable aluminum battery […]

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks Corp. announced on Monday that it would offer full four year college tuition assistance program to every U.S. employee of the company. The move marks a major expansion of the coffee giant’s previously-announced educational commitment. According to the company, employees who put in at least 20 hours of work a week will be eligible to have […]

Bionic Ant

3D printed Bionic ants could replace tomorrow’s factory workers

German automation company Festo has created two new animal-inspired robots, butterflies and ants made with 3D printing techniques that could probably be the future of the factory production systems. Every year, Festo unveils new animal-inspired robots. In the previous years, the animals have included kangaroos, dragonflies, seagulls and floating air jellyfish. The ants, known as […]

OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS for its OnePlus One phone

OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS for its OnePlus One phone

OnePlus announced Saturday that its first operating system is ready and rearing to go. OxygenOS, based on Android Lollipop OS is currently available for download. The company officially launched its own Android ROM, following issues with Cyanogen’s commitment to Micromax YU platform in India. Rumors of OnePlus planning its own ROM began circling in January. […]