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BlackBerry unveils New Phone, The Classic

The one time giant in the smartphone market, BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Classic on Wednesday which meant to bring the company back to its roots and lure back traditional customers. The Canada-based company said that it is planning to work in collaboration with various carriers all over the world in order to reach more [...]

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American Apparel officially ousts founder Dov Charney, hires a woman CEO

American Apparel Tuesday announced veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as the company’s new CEO and said controversial founder Dov Charney would no longer be employed by the company following an investigation of his conduct. The California-based company’s board suspended Charney on allegations of misconduct on June 18 and launched an investigation into alleged infringement of [...]

Google Shopping Express

Google planning to launch Amazon-like ‘buy’ button and two-day shipping to retailers

While Google does not want to become a retailer like Amazon, it does aspire to become a major marketplace. The difference is, retailers requires a major investment in inventory and a place to store it all, whereas being a marketplace will only enable the sale of goods and services. Google is apparently planning to enter into the e-commerce segment through [...]

Intel IoT

Intel unveils IoT platform that includes hardware, software and partnerships

Intel announced the release of a new platform called Intel IoT Platform, which it claims is an end-to-end reference model of its products, offering a foundation to unify and simplify connectivity and to deliver data to the cloud and build on the value of analytics. Intel’s focus on Internet of Things seems a rational decision [...]

PLayStation

Sony’s PlayStation Network Possibly Disrupted by Hack Attack

Sony has been hit by a second cyber attack in less than two weeks after its online PlayStation store went offline globally for more than two hours on Monday morning. The recent blackout comes after Sony Pictures got hacked last month with a bunch of high profile movies illegally leaked on piracy websites, including its [...]

GoPro

GoPro to roll out consumer drones late next year

Action camera maker GoPro is reportedly looking to broaden its horizons by developing consumer drones that’ll come equipped with high-definition cameras. The multi-rotor helicopters are expected to hit the market late next year and will be priced anywhere between $500 and $1,000 depending on features and quality, less than half the price at the low [...]

Microsoft

China Levies $140 Million Tax Settlement on Microsoft Corporation

Tech giant Microsoft needs to pay the Chinese government a huge amount in fines, a first major case in the country concerning cross-border tax evasion as regulators build up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. According to an article published by China’s Xinhua official news agency, China has levied about 840 million yuan ($140 million) in [...]

Google Play

Chinese app developers can now offer paid Android apps via Google Play store

Google Inc. has announced merchant support for Chinese developers, meaning they can now offer free or paid apps for Android users in over 130 countries via its Google Play store. They however cannot earn any money in China, as the Play Store is unavailable in the country. Nonetheless, this is a small step towards giving Chinese [...]

McAfee presents the 12 Scam of Christmas

McAfee Announces Its Annual “12 Scams Of The Holidays” List To Warn Consumers Of Cybersecurity Threats This Holiday Season

Security software firm McAfee announced its annual “12 Scams of the Holidays” list to bring awareness among the public on the most popular ways cyber scrooges scam consumers during the holiday season as they surf their digital devices. This holiday season, sales are expected to rise to around $616.9 billion, while e-commerce sales are predicted to [...]

Android booth on the floor at Google I/O in San Francisco.

Google Maps on Android, iPhone gets Material Redesigned

Google has announced that it will roll out its new Material Design-inspired Maps app soon to fit the style of Android 5.0 Lollipop, bringing some additional features with it as well. The makeover follows those for Android, Chrome OS, the web and other apps such as Google Calendar. Material Design has introduced bright solid colour [...]

Jawbone Wearable

Jawbone launches new wearable fitness trackers: $49 Move and $179 UP3

Wearable tech startup Jawbone on Tuesday unveiled two new devices to complement its current line-up of fitness bands and expand its wearables range from an entry-level device to the world’s most advanced multi-sensor tracker. The two new devices in its UP line are the $49 UP Move and $179 UP3. With a $49 price tag, the new wearable [...]

Nixie Selfie Taking Drone

Meet Nixie, world’s first selfie-taking wrist mounted drone

Wearables have become the new modern gadgets. From GoPro camera to Google Glass wearable eyepiece, every company in tech is either making them or designing businesses around them. But now the developers of a new quadcopter drone have developed what could be the world’s first wearable drone that can fly high to take photographs. Called Nixie, this [...]

Carnival Corp. revealed that its entire 101-ship fleet, spread across nine brands around the world, will eventually use the hybrid wireless network.

Carnival Corporation Launches Hybrid Wireless Network At Sea

Owing to the growing use of social media by cruise passengers, the world’s largest cruise company Carnival Corp. on Monday announced it has developed a new wireless network that will deliver an enhanced high-speed Wi-Fi to passengers and crew. Carnival Corp. said its entire 101-ship fleet, spread across nine brands around the world, will eventually [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]