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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 [...]

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 [...]

Google has seen the largest drop in its share of the search market since 2009.

Google’s search dominance in U.S. is crumbling, Yahoo on the rise

Google’s iron grip on the search market has been entrenched for years. However, a partnership between Mozilla and Yahoo to make Yahoo the default search tool in Mozilla’s Firefox browser seems to have loosened Google’s grip just a little bit. Google has seen the largest drop in its share of the search market since 2009. At [...]

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 price of HTC One M9 has not been revealed yet but HTC’s devices are usually cheaper than Samsung and LG.

Rumored HTC Hima or One M9 Specifications Appear Online Again

The AnTuTu benchmark app gives us a look at what appears to be the upcoming flagship smartphone from the Taiwan-based HTC that is being codenamed as the HTC Hima which may be the One M9. If the images are to be believed the new device looks very similar to the current HTC flagship – the [...]

Previous hacks of fingerprint sensors have generally required either access to the finger.

Hackers group claims they can reproduce fingerprints from people’s public photos

Security has always been a huge deal for everybody around the world when it comes to keeping our personal information safe. In recent years, fingerprints are commonly used by most people to secure mobile devices and computers. Fingerprints are perfect because they are quite easy to enter and each has a unique set. However, hackers claim [...]

Windows 10 is designed to operate across a huge range of devices.

Microsoft to replace Internet Explorer with a new web browser

A new report claims that Microsoft will debut with an entirely new web browser in Windows 10. The new browser is said to be an overhauled version of the Internet Explorer (IE) and the Redmond giant plans to keep Internet Explorer 11 around for backward-compatibility’s sake. The company might as well show it at the scheduled ‘The Next Chapter’ event [...]

Samsung

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 [...]

Hyperloop is a brainchild of the famous innovator Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX.

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Idea May Soon Become Reality

A group of expert engineers have come together to make Elon Musk’s dream of the Hyperloop, a conceptual high-speed transportation system that would transport passengers at over 800 miles per hour around the U.S. a reality. The developers said it should be ready for travel use in ten years from now. Hyperloop is a brainchild [...]

Electronics factory in Shenzhen

New Investigation Finds Apple’s Failure To Protect Workers In Chinese Factories

In a documentary aired Thursday night called Apple’s Broken Promises, BBC One reports multiple instances of poor working conditions of employees inside the factory’s production line tasked with assembling Apple’s latest iPhone 6 smartphones. At a Pegatron factory just outside the outskirts of Shanghai, one of Apple’s main supply chain partners in China, there were routinely [...]

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 [...]

Moto E

Motorola Moto E second generation android smartphone specs revealed

Earlier this year, Motorola came out with the second generation model of the Moto G and Moto X with few improvements and tasted more success with both. Looks like it’s time for the Moto E now. Motorola’s Moto E proved to be an immensely successful smartphone in developing markets where it also went on to [...]

Google Drive

Google Offers 1TB of Google Drive Storage Free With Selected Chromebooks Ahead Of The Holiday Season

While Chromebooks haven’t been the most popular devices lately, Google announced a new promotion designed to allure customers to purchase a Chromebook. Anyone purchasing a new Chromebook notebook computer this holiday season will receive a free 1TB of data storage on its Google Drive cloud storage system. In order to receive the great deal, customers will need to [...]

The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.

FTC says web privacy firm deceived consumers about recertification program

TRUSTe, the provider of privacy certifications for online businesses skipped follow-up audits of some companies that had received its seal and allowed it to be falsely portrayed as a nonprofit corporation, even after it became a for-profit business in 2008, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a settlement announced Monday. The San Francisco-based TRUSTe firm [...]

The Blackberry BES Platform

BlackBerry and Samsung come together for better Android security

BlackBerry Ltd announced partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co. to provide a new level of security on Android devices, broadening the reach of its new mobile-device management and security platform. Early in 2015, Samsung will integrate BlackBerry’s BES12 end-to-end encryption service, into its own Knox security software that will add an extra layer of security to [...]

Microsoft Lumia 535

Microsoft releases first Lumia smartphone without Nokia name

Microsoft has finally bid goodbye to Nokia branding for its Windows Phones. The first handset to drop the Nokia label is the new Microsoft Lumia 535, an entry-level device with everything one might expect from a modern day smartphone. In April, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion in a deal that permitted the division to [...]