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Cablevision Announces Freewheel, Its Wi-Fi Only Mobile Phone Service

Cablevision Systems is entering the wireless market with a Wi-Fi-based low-cost mobile phone service, making it the first U.S. cable operator to launch such an offer. The company’s new wireless Internet phone service will be called Freewheel and aims to give users an option to costlier data plans from other cellular networks. Since 2007, Cablevision [...]

is working on MagSafe-based inductive charging mechanism for the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch details surface, battery supposedly lasts only a couple of hours under active use

Battery life has always remained one of the main challenges for smartwatch makers. Apple did not shed any light on its battery life when the company officially unveiled its smartwatch. According to reports, Apple’s much awaited Apple Watch isn’t going to be any different from other smartwatches in terms of battery life. The company seems [...]

The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March.

EBay To Lay Off 2,400 Jobs Ahead Of Possible Spinoff Of PayPal Business

On Wednesday, eBay announced that it would slash 2,400 jobs or 7 percent of its workforce across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses. The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March. The move comes as the e-commerce giant announced its profit in the fourth quarter rose to US$936 million on US$4.9 [...]

The Beijing-based company would be increasingly investing in media and content

China’s Xiaomi to buy stake in software firm Kingsoft for $68M

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone distributor has agreed to purchase close to 3% stake in Kingsoft Corp., a Beijing-based software company, in which the smartphone maker’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun is an investor. Xiaomi will acquire the shares from Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd. for HK$527 million ($68 million) as [...]

It is possible that the pen will be charged with a Lightning connector.

Apple likely to launch a stylus along with the iPad Pro

Apple is reportedly preparing to take a big step out of Steve Jobs’ prescribed path for touch screen computing. The tech giant is planning to launch a stylus alongside the gigantic iPad Pro, before the end of this year. The latest iPad Pro will be a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch display. [...]

Xiaomi's 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device.

Xiaomi unveils Mi Note to fight the iPhone 6 Plus

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker Xiaomi launched a new iPhone 6 Plus competitor, Mi Note. Xiaomi is called the Apple of the East and has often been said to duplicate the company’s designs. But its 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device. The Mi Note is an entirely new device and [...]

As soon as the translator recognizes the other language, it will display the translated text on the screen.

Google Translate App gets an upgrade with real-time voice and sign translators

Google has announced a significant upgrade to its Translate application. On Wednesday, the search giant released the new update for Android and iOS users. The latest version of Google Translate offers two main features — the ability to interpret and instantly converse with someone speaking in a different language and the capability to translate text [...]

Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS was launched nine months after its Android counterpart.

Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Google on Monday unveiled its latest app for iOS devices. Called Chrome Remote Desktop app, the iOS version allow users to remotely control their computer using their smartphone or tablet. “Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access [...]

say that staying apart from the iPhone could result in poor cognitive performance

iPhone separation anxiety causes psychological problems, study finds

Cellphones have become an extension of our arm. We wake up using alarms that were set on our phones, making it the first thing we look at early morning each day. They have inadvertently become our personal assistants, social calendars, and connection to the outside world. We are dependent on them so much that we [...]

The Galaxy A7 features a metal unibody design similar to Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

Samsung unveils Galaxy A7 complete with 5.5-inch display, octa-core processor and a slim metal body

After innumerable leaks and much speculation, Korean electronics maker Samsung has pulled the curtains off of their latest in the A series of smartphones, the Galaxy A7. In terms of specs, the Galaxy A7 is the most advanced and high-end smartphone of A series. The device features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display that carries [...]

Many users of Weibo, China's microblogging network heatedly discussed the controversy.

China police allegedly purchase hacking software to monitor phones

China’s push for government transparency seems to have gone wrong in one eastern city after a screenshot allegedly shows Chinese police purchasing viruses for the iPhone and Android in order to monitor calls stirring controversy in China. Details of the purchase circulated on Wednesday on China’s popular Sina Weibo social network. But public security officials [...]

Standard Chartered Bank China in Guangzhou

Standard Chartered exits global equities business, to axe 4,000 retail bank jobs

According to reports, Standard Chartered is closing its global cash equities business and is also axing around 4,000 jobs worldwide at its retail banking division in an abrupt move that underscores the bank’s efforts to achieve the cost cuts. The division had struggled to make profit since the bank re-entered the segment in 2010. The [...]

Makerbot will also release the MakerBot Kit for MODO 801, a new 3D workflow system designed in partnership with a software company, The Foundry.

Makerbot products will be able to 3D print objects with metal, limestone and wood

MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry made 3D printed products a novelty in 2014. Now the consumer 3D printer company is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers can actually use. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, MakerBot announced that late this year [...]

The numbers were announced by Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun (pictured) through Weibo

Chinese Tech Firm Xiaomi’s Revenue Doubles in 2014, Plans To Expand To More Countries

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest phone maker has raked in robust sales in 2014 more than doubling its revenue from the year before. The four year-old Chinese smartphone maker’s meteoric growth in 2014 has been astonishing to observe. The company has confirmed that it sold a jaw-dropping 61.12 million handsets during the previous year bringing [...]

The new Acer Chromebook 15 will have modest specs.

Acer Unveils Its First Ever Chromebook With 15.6-Inch Display

Acer hopes to attract more notebook fans with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch Chromebook in the form of the aptly named Acer Chromebook 15. Acer who is the second largest Chromebook seller in the world says the new Chromebook 15 is the industry’s first Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display. With previous [...]

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Google’s Gmail allegedly blocked in China

Internet censors in China have tightened their grip on Google over the Christmas holidays by blocking Gmail entirely in the country. The country’s firewall is being blamed after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, affecting nearly 1.3 billion accounts. On Friday, numerous Gmail web addresses were cut off in China, according to [...]


The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 could feature 4GB RAM

According to reports, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology has started mass production of 4GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S6, which is expected to debut in March of 2015 is said to feature 4GB of RAM which should make it the first Android smartphone released to feature as much RAM as [...]

The fearsome garment has been created utilizing 3D printing, which has significantly provided the outline.

3D-printed robotic spider dress keeps users safe

Technology has certainly progressed beyond anyone’s expectations in the last ten years. Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht’s latest creation is an updated version of the sinister robotic spider dress, which was first unveiled back in January 2013. Wipprecht fuses technology with fashion to mimic a spider’s territorial instincts in this glam sci-fi-esque confection. The dress makes use [...]

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 [...]