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Smartphone and laptop battery life can be used to track web users

Smartphone and laptop battery life can be used to track web users

A team of security researchers have demonstrated that phone batteries can be used to identify their owners and track them around the internet, regardless of the privacy measures taken by them. The issue comes from a piece of software on HTML5, the technology used to allow people read sites on the web, which notifies websites […]

Another big setback for the coal industry; Alpha Natural Resources files for bankruptcy protection

Another big setback for the coal industry; Alpha Natural Resources files for bankruptcy protection

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the biggest coal producers in the United States became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid a devastating industry and wide downturn. The coal industry, by its own admission, is struggling to adapt to the ongoing global conversion to clean energy and stricter […]

Nokia Sells Its Mapping Unit To German Carmakers For $3.1 Billion

Nokia Sells Its Mapping Unit To German Carmakers For $3.1 Billion

Nokia, the Finnish telecommunications company, announced an agreement on Monday to sell its digital mapping unit and location services for $3.1bn to a consortium of leading German car companies comprising Audi, BMW and Mercedes. The announcement comes as Nokia tries to rebound from the demise of its once world leading mobile phone unit, which was sold last year […]

A Record Year of Mega Acquisitions in Global Semiconductor Industry

A Record Year of Mega Acquisitions in Global Semiconductor Industry

Lately, it isn’t just China’s semiconductor sector that is buzzing with mergers and acquisitions activity. In the past couple of months, a lot of mega deals have been struck in the bustling sector around the globe. In the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had collective a total value of $72.6 billion, which […]

AT&T Introduces Its First Wireless Phone and TV Combo Plans After DirecTV Deal

AT&T Introduces Its First Wireless Phone and TV Combo Plans After DirecTV Deal

Following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier AT&T unveiled a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services. The new package will provide special discounts to customers that combine their TV and Wireless Carrier contracts under a one bill plan starting on […]

FireChat messenger allows users to chat without an internet connection

FireChat messenger allows users to chat without an internet connection

On Wednesday, FireChat, Open Garden‘s popular off-the-grid messaging app got a major update that now allows users to send messages privately without the need of a working internet connection or a mobile network. FireChat has been around for quite some time but wasn’t really popular. The app didn’t have the feature of private chats. FireChat […]

Monetization Deals: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Monetization Deals: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

The monetization of WhatsApp has proved to be a hard nut to crack for Facebook. As it was predicted earlier, Facebook is finally preparing itself to pull out some money from its messenger platform. This will set up a stage for Business over Messenger for Facebook. There are over 700 million people using Messenger to […]

Canon's new multi-purpose camera can see in near-total darkness

Canon’s new multi-purpose camera can see in near-total darkness

Taking full colour photos or shooting videos in low light can be very tricky and frustrating no matter how good the camera is. Adequate arrangements will have to be made for lighting to ensure that the video comes out just the way one likes it. However, Canon, the giant multinational corporation has unveiled a new camera that […]

Shell to cut 6,500 jobs as part of a cost cutting exercise to cope with lower oil prices

Shell to cut 6,500 jobs as part of a cost cutting exercise to cope with lower oil prices

Petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell will cut 6,500 jobs and slash its capital spending this year as it seeks to cope with low oil prices which contributed to a 37% decline in the oil and gas group’s second-quarter profits. The Dutch giant announced a steep decline in profits for the second quarter, which sharply fell […]

Yahoo Announces Its New Silent Video Messaging App ‘Livetext’

Yahoo Announces Its New Silent Video Messaging App ‘Livetext’

Though late to the mobile game, Yahoo on Wednesday unveiled a new messaging service called Livetext at an event in New York City. The new cross-platform messaging service is essentially a silent video chat app overlaid with texts and is likely to take on the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and LINE. While users of Yahoo […]

Android Vulnerability Puts Millions of Phones at Risk

Android Vulnerability Puts Millions of Phones at Risk

Researchers at the American security research firm Zimperium have uncovered a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message leaving an estimated 950 million smartphone and tablet users vulnerable to attack. Joshua J. Drake, Zimperium zLabs vice president of platform research and exploitation said […]

Amazon proposes special air zone for delivery drones

Amazon proposes special air zone for delivery drones

US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate airspace zone across the United States dedicated to commercial drones that could deliver goods to customers, according to a proposal the company unveiled on Tuesday at a NASA convention in California. The Seattle, Washington-based company proposed a 200-foot space of air — between 200 and 400 […]

GM to invest $5 billion to develop a new line-up for emerging markets

GM to invest $5 billion to develop a new line-up for emerging markets

General Motors Co. on Tuesday said it will be investing $5 billion over several years to expand its Chevrolet line-up to gain market share and help the company grow in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and Mexico. General Motors Co. will work with SAIC Motor Corp., one of its Chinese joint-venture partners to replace […]

Google Introduces Patent Starter Program To Fight Patent Trolls

Google Introduces Patent Starter Program To Fight Patent Trolls

Web giant Google has announced that it is giving away patents to fifty eligible startups. The company’s Patent Starter Program would offer startups free Google Patents. Besides that, the startups recruited for the program will also be able to view Google’s entire patent portfolio with the option of acquiring further patents. The Google Patent Starter Program will […]

Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH to Open First U.S. Production Facility in Auburn

Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH to Open First U.S. Production Facility in Auburn

German-based manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH announced that it has chosen Auburn, Alabama as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The auto parts maker will build its U.S. manufacturing plant there and production is expected to begin in 2016, Alabama Department of Commerce officials said on Friday. Beginning next year, Schmidt USA will manufacture […]

Xiaomi partners with Uber for smartphone delivery

Xiaomi partners with Uber for smartphone delivery

Chinese phone giant Xiaomi is looking to bolster its profile in global markets. The company is attempting novelty delivery of its phone to customers by the ride-hailing service Uber. The two start-ups have announced collaboration to take on-demand gadget shopping to the next level. Uber Technologies Inc. will deliver Xiaomi Corp’s new Mi Note smartphones to users […]

Mitsubishi Motors plans to end US production, to focus more on Asian markets

Mitsubishi Motors plans to end US production, to focus more on Asian markets

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has reportedly decided to end production in the US, a media report said Friday. On account of declining demand in the United States and an expiring union contract at its only plant in North America, the automaker has decided to withdraw from vehicle production. The Tokyo-based automaker plans to sell the Normal, Illinois […]

Sony is partnering with ZMP to launch drone services for enterprise customers

Sony is partnering with ZMP to launch drone services for enterprise customers

Sony is getting into the drone business market in order to develop robotic solutions for data collection purposes within the enterprise. The electronics giant’s mobile arm is partnering with Tokyo autopilot startup ZMP to launch a drone subsidiary called Aerosense. Aerosense will apply Sony’s networking technology, camera, sensing and robotics technologies from its smartphone range to create aerial […]

Qualcomm to cut thousands of job cuts, eyes a breakup

Qualcomm to cut thousands of job cuts, eyes a breakup

The San Diego, California-based chipmaker revealed more signs of weakness in its latest earnings report on Wednesday. A huge drop in revenues and net income has prompted the company to reduce its workforce under a restructuring plan to cut down annual spending and review strategic alternatives, including a breakup. In spite of all of this, […]