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Facebook adds free video calling feature on Messenger app

Facebook adds free video calling feature on Messenger app

Earlier, video calling feature in Facebook was only available with the PC users. Now with the latest update, the social networking giant has introduced free video calling in its mobile messaging platform as well. According to reports, the new feature is currently available to only Android smartphone and iOS users and connections are device-agnostic, one […]

Microsoft to launch Nokia Lumia 840 soon, might replace Nokia Lumia 830 with better specs

Microsoft to launch Nokia Lumia 840 soon, might replace Nokia Lumia 830 with better specs

Microsoft is reportedly in the works of the Nokia Lumia 840 which might replace its predecessor Nokia Lumia 830 which was launched in 2014 alongside the Nokia Lumia 730. It has been announced that in some countries, like India, the Nokia Lumia 830 will be succeeded by the Lumia 840 once the existing stock of the […]

Capgemini to acquire U.S.-based IGATE in $4 billion deal

Capgemini to acquire U.S.-based IGATE in $4 billion deal

French IT services giant Capgemini SA said on Monday it planned to acquire New Jersey-headquartered IGATE Corp in a cash deal for $4 billion that will make North America its biggest market. The technology and services company IGATE with revenues of $1.3 billion in 2014 will be acquired for $48 a share as part of […]

Acer reveals Liquid X2 with 4000mAh battery and three SIM card slots

Acer reveals Liquid X2 with 4000mAh battery and three SIM card slots

Acer is finally bringing a smartphone into U.S. market by launching its latest flagship Android handset, the Acer Liquid X2. The mighty and attractive Acer Liquid X2 was announced at the company’s global press event in New York on Thursday, April 23. The latest flagship Android handset boasts flagship specs improving on its predecessor with […]

Ford to lay off 700 workers at Michigan plant due to a slump in car sales

Ford to lay off 700 workers at Michigan plant due to a slump in car sales

Ford Motor Co. revealed on Thursday it plans to lay off 700 workers at its small-car assembly plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, Michigan, due to slow sales of the small cars, hybrids and electric vehicles. Low gasoline prices have hit the sales of the plant, which manufactures small cars and hybrids. Ford officials said […]

Facebook Launches Hello, The New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Facebook Launches Hello, The New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Facebook launched Hello, a new app that acts as a caller ID instantly matching phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show users details about who they are talking to and also blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers. Currently, Hello is being rolled out for public testing the U.S., Brazil and […]

Google to debut low-cost US wireless network on Wednesday

Google to debut low-cost US wireless network on Wednesday

Internet giant Google has been readying its own wireless service for smartphones, and could possibly unveil the service in the U.S. on Wednesday, according to reports. Google’s service is expected to let customers pay only for the amount of data they actually use every month. Meaning, users will be required to pay only when they […]

YouTube to drop support for older smart TVs and iOS devices

YouTube to drop support for older smart TVs and iOS devices

Video streaming giant YouTube announced this week that it is discontinuing support for its mobile app on a host of devices sold as recently as three years ago and earlier. The reason for dropping support for older devices is due to Google’s decision to upgrade the YouTube Data API in preparation to include more features, […]

Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Back in February, search giant Google had said that it was going to make mobile-friendliness matter more to its search-engine rankings. On Tuesday, the company imposed new tweaks to its search ranking, prioritizing sites that feature mobile-friendly designs. The algorithm update dubbed “Mobilegeddon” is one of the biggest changes in the history of Google’s search engine. […]

Disney Research’s new 3D printer can print fabric objects

Disney Research’s new 3D printer can print fabric objects

3D printers have been pouring into the market, since the last several years. However, older models used plastic instead of other flexible materials like fabric and the objects printed were rigid and hard. Well as it turns out now, 3D printed objects from fabrics could be the future of 3D printing. A team from Disney’s research […]

Xperia Z4

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 […]

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 […]