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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Activist Investor Elliott Nominates Directors at Family Dollar

Paul Singer’s Elliott Advisors Ltd. revealed a 4.9 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc., and is pushing America’s second largest retailer to sell to Dollar General Corp., a scenario quite similar to the Carl Icahn scene that happened recently. According to a statement yesterday, Elliott encouraged the opinion by assigning seven directors. A revitalized [...]

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FBI Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption Technology, Says Encryption Hurts Law Enforcement

Recent news that both Google Inc and Apple Inc providing default smart device encryption for their respective mobile devices has the intelligence community on edge. U.S. FBI Director James Comey on Thursday demanded that Congress should pass a law banning the use of default encryption, arguing that law enforcement efforts to crack murder cases could [...]

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Starbucks to roll out “Pay-Ahead” Smartphone service in 2015

Starbucks, one of the largest coffee chains in the world, announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a new feature which will let its customers across the country order ahead of time on their smartphones by 2015. The Seattle-based company stated that it will pilot the feature in Portland in the coming months, before [...]

Will.i.am launches the Puls, a sensor-packed wearable fashion line

Will.i.am launches the Puls, a sensor-packed wearable fashion line

The latest wearable device is not coming from a tech company but rather from the award-winning musician and tech entrepreneur Will.i.am. During the Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, Will.i.am launched Puls; a massive app-infused watch that he hopes will be successful enough to bring him some tech-industry credibility. “This is not [...]

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Skype launches video messaging app Skype Qik for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

On Tuesday, Microsoft-owned Skype released Skype Qik, a new social app that makes sending short videos extremely easy. The app is free and available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Microsoft originally acquired video-streaming service Qik back in 2011 for $150 million. Qik was known for offering a video streaming service like YouTube for [...]

Google Shopping Express Service

Google Expands U.S. Shopping Service To Multiple Cities, Introduces Membership Fee

Google, which launched their Google Shopping Express service last year is now changing the way the service works and also expanding it to more cities. Just like Amazon Prime, Google will now start charging membership fees from customers for its fast online shopping delivery service, the company said Monday. The service lets shoppers order products online from [...]

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Apple Pay is scheduled to go live on October 18 in Walgreens stores, leaks claim

Apple Pay which was announced alongside the iPhone 6 last month is going to be available in Walgreens stores across the United States beginning Saturday, October 18, according to a leaked memo intended to inform Walgreens store managers. “In preparation for the launch of Apple Pay on October 18, we would like you to cover the following material,” reads the [...]

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Samsung claims a WiFi breakthrough, the incredible new technology can transfer 1GB in seconds

Large scale South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung on Sunday announced a Wi-Fi breakthrough that could revolutionize wireless transmission speeds. The company claims to have developed a new 60GHz Wi-Fi technology which would be capable of wireless data transmission at up to 4.6 gigabits per second or 575 megabits per second (Mbps), which is incredibly fast. [...]

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Global Economy Mess Could Wipe Off $3.8 Trillion: IMF Warns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), renowned worldwide for its draconian lending policies, issued a timely warning on Monday, of a losses of US $3.8 trillion due to climbing interest rates by Federal Reserve and geopolitical tensions that will affect global bond portfolios. Easy-going monetary policies and rising non-bank lending has brought over excessive risk taking. [...]

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Google Nexus 6 with 5.9in High Resolution Display Launches October 2014

Google’s much-anticipated next Nexus smartphone is set for a launch in October 2014, intensifying competition in the big-size smartphone segment known as phablets. The device which is code-named Shamu after a killer whale will reportedly feature a 5.9-inch screen, a high-resolution display and will ship alongside a new version of Android. The new phone will be [...]

Amazon Inc. tills may soon start ringing on Fifth Avenue, NY

Amazon Inc. tills may soon start ringing on Fifth Avenue, NY

Fifth Avenue in Manhattan where the tills never stop ringing and where customer is the ultimate king is now welcoming a Martian in high spirits. America’s hugely successful e-tailer Amazon Inc., is now taking the conventional route by opening its first brick-and-mortar store in 34th Street Manhattan, New York. Quite an unusual way to spread some [...]

Gartner Inc., revealed top ten trends for 2015 and beyond at the Symposium/ITxpo 2014 at Orlando's Walt Disney World resort.

Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2015 that businesses need to look out for

Technology research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.’s Symposium/ITxpo 2014 at Orlando’s Walt Disney World resorts turned out to be a thrilling event. Filled with bits and pieces and quotes from remarkable keynotes and sessions, it gave attendees a peek into the ever-changing digital world. While no Gartner event is complete without its sure-fire predictions, we [...]

The idea behind AirSig is that it lets users wave their gadgets around in any particular defined motion, something along the lines of a magic wand

Avada Kedavra! AirSig technology that was created to kill text passwords

A Taiwanese start-up has developed an innovative replacement for text passwords: “AirSig”. The idea behind AirSig is that it lets users wave their gadgets around in any particular defined motion, something along the lines of a magic wand as a means of a secure password. The breakthrough technology utilizes gyroscopes, which are usually found in [...]