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China’s Xiaomi rises to become world’s third-largest smartphone vendor

Despite facing criticisms for its security practices, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has outpaced rivals to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing Samsung and Apple, according to a latest report by the market research firm IDC. Since recruiting former Google executive Hugo Barra, Xiaomi has been making impressive strides by more than doubling its [...]

Microsoft Band, a $199 fitness band goes on sale Thursday!

Microsoft launches a new multi-platform fitness band for $199

Microsoft has finally entered the crowded wearable-computer market with its first major wearable device. It’s called Microsoft Band, and it comes with both watch and fitness tracker features that analyse health, sleep data and more. “This is just the beginning of a multi-year vision for Microsoft in the health & fitness and wearables category,” the [...]

United States Postal Service (USPS)

US Postal Service Approved Nearly 50,000 Unauthorized Requests to Monitor Mail

It has emerged that the United States Postal Service approved almost 50,000 requests from law enforcement agencies and its own mail-inspection wing to secretly monitor the mail of American citizens for criminal investigations and national security concerns last year, according to a 2014 audit. The audit found that in most cases the Postal Service approved requests to spy on an individual’s [...]

Droid Turbo

Motorola’s New Droid Turbo Smartphone Specifications and Features Leaked

Motorola and Verizon have geared up to officially unveil the Droid Turbo that is expected to hit the shelves very soon. New images of the smartphone have leaked and the new Droid looks a lot like the second-generation Moto X and Nexus 6. Motorola recently teamed up with its previous owner, Google on its upcoming [...]

Cancer Pills

Google[x] Lab’s Bold Ambition: Pills that can detect cancer

Innovations pay off when they make life more apt for people around us in cogent ways. Google[x] innovation lab, devout to finding prodigious solutions to global problems is in the news yet again for a startling disclosure. The semi-secret facility behind innovations such as self-driving cars, stratospheric internet balloons, flying drones, Google Glass, and seamless [...]

XYZprinting launches all-in-one 3D printer and scanner

Taiwan’s XYZprinting launches all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for just $799

Taiwanese manufacturer of the world’s most affordable consumer grade 3D printers XYZprinting launched its ambitious next step, The Da Vinci 1.0 AiO or all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $799. “With 3D printing continuing to gain traction across a variety of markets, including education, design, fashion, medical and automotive, the possibilities [...]

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi

India basking in Spotlight after SoftBank invests $837 Million in eCommerce

It seems to be quite a rosy day for Snapdeal.com, one of India’s biggest e-tailers, having raised $627 million in fresh capital earlier this week. That said, Japanese SoftBank Internet and Media Inc’s (SIMI) too is sitting pretty after it announced on Monday that it intends to invest nearly $10 billion in India over the [...]

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing to the Moon and far beyond!

Cloud computing is no longer a state-of-the-art paradigm, but an alternative to a growingly powerful and established technology with even more advancements materializing in the area every single day. It’s inherent efficiency, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, scalability, and pay-per-use characteristics make it a highly attractive technology changing the way business works. It’s not just business that are [...]

Twitter headquarters, San Francisco

Twitter acquires TwitPic’s domain and photo archive to keep it alive

TwitPic, a photo and video sharing service announced that it is getting acquired by Twitter. The deal will give Twitter ownership of its expansive photo archives and the TwitPic domain which was set to shut down on Saturday. TwitPic added that the deal meant that the users will continue to have access to their photos [...]

Google Acquires Firebase

Google acquires Firebase to boost its mobile momentum

Google Inc announced that it has acquired a San Francisco startup Firebase, adding to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup is a backend cloud service that can be used to build apps for iOS, Android and the Web that store and sync data in real time. Terms of the deal were not revealed. [...]

Apple iCloud

Apple issues security warning for iCloud following reports of hacks in China

On Tuesday, Apple posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a determined effort to intercept customer information and other data from people who use the service in China. “We’re aware of intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information, and we take this [...]

Flicker Ad

Is Digital Age Burying the Advertising Industry?

On May 12 at the 4A’s annual conference in 1994, Ed Artzt, the CEO of Procter & Gamble, America’s biggest advertiser, delivered a sensational speech that is still buzzing in the advertising industry’s corners today. The lionized speech that was rendered much before the internet took over, cautioned of a time in the future where [...]

William C. Dudley

Dudley Warns U.S. Banks to Curb Culture that Breeds Misdeeds or Be Broken Up

William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has warned banks to change the way employees are compensated and to undertake a few more measures to fix their corporate culture that breeds misdeeds or acclimatize to being broken up. Dudley roughed out a few ideas at a workshop on Monday attended [...]

Mozilla Firefox Hello

Mozilla Rolls Out A New Browser-Based Video Chat Service Firefox Hello

Mozilla, the maker of popular Firefox browser has a brand new feature coming very soon. It’s gearing up to take on services like Skype and Viber with a new browser-based video and voice chat feature called Firefox Hello. The new software is still in beta stage and is scheduled to get its public rollout in [...]

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You’re living in the Future if Websites can Design Themselves

The thesaurus really needs to consider adding one expression – ‘building a website’ equals ‘a labyrinthine task’ to keep a track of our emotions and millions of tears that were shed by amateur site owners. The world of web development now looks a little grim, doesn’t it? The good side of this torturous territory is that [...]

OnePlus Smartphone

OnePlus One pre-orders to kickoff on October 27 – but only for an hour

The OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus has mesmerized gadget enthusiasts since early this year, primarily for two reasons: the high-end handset has a ridiculously low price tag and secondly the handset can only be purchased through invite. But that’s all about to change as the OnePlus One will be within reach of everyone starting next week. According to an announcement from [...]

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett could possibly lose $1 billion as IBM Stocks Tumble

This come just after Warren Buffet admitted to having made a “huge mistake” by buying a near four percent stake in Tesco PLC. The plunge in IBM’s shares on Monday has left Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, the latest company with a 7 percent stake in the technology giant, to possibly lose over $1 billion. Buffett, of [...]

Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung Unveils Chromebook 2 With Intel Celeron Processor

On Friday, Samsung announced a revamped version of its budget Chromebook 2 laptop, with an improved chipset on board that promises to keep loyal Samsung fans intact. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Chromebook 2 with an Exynos 5 Octa SoC and the new variant features an Intel processor, the Celeron N2840. The company is taking [...]

Philips Headquarters in Amsterdam

Philips Posts Losses of $142.82 million

Dutch technology giant Philips has reported a loss of 104 million euro ($142.82 million) at its third-quarter earnings call, chiefly because of the expensive infringement lawsuit against American medical technology company Masimo and the abating markets in China and Russia. Chief executive officer, Frans van Houten, took the opportunity to express his general disatisfaction stemming [...]