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Logitech Enters The Home Automation Arena With Harmony Remote And Hub

Logitech Enters The Home Automation Arena with Harmony Remote and Hub

Logitech, the company more famous for keyboards and mice has officially entered the home automation space. The company is exploring ways to connect the rest of the house to create a seamless experience across all home automation equipment. At an event Tuesday night in San Francisco, the company’s CEO Bracken P. Darrell introduced the lineup [...]

The Luxury Edition Porsche Design P'9983

Sneak Preview of the Luxury Edition $2,340 Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone from BlackBerry

Porsche Design and BlackBerry Limited unveiled the all-new luxury edition Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry at an event in Dubai on Wednesday. The resulting extravagance of the P’9983 smartphone comes from the iconic style and timeless minimalism typical of Porsche Design brand and the “fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry 10 technology”. The [...]

Yelp settles FTC Suit over collecting data on children

Yelp settles FTC Suit over collecting data on children

San Francisco based online customer review stalwart Yelp has agreed to pay US $450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges after it was accused of collecting names and email addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents. Earlier on Tuesday, the FTC had brought a complaint against [...]

The Universal Mobile Keyboard will be available in October for $79.95 at the Microsoft Store, along with several other retailers.

Microsoft set to release a Universal Keyboard that works on Android, iOS and Windows devices

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a new cross-platform Universal Mobile Keyboard that’s designed to work with major mobile operating systems available in the market including Android, iOS and Windows devices. “People frequently find they have a mixture of operating system platforms, resulting in them having to carry different accessories for each device,” explained Microsoft spokesperson Suzanne [...]

Jim Goetz, venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley

Docker Inc raises $40M as App Platform Takes Off

Docker Inc., the commercial sponsor of Docker open source project which creates and runs distributed applications in cloud infrastructure, has wowed Sequoia Capital and secured $40 million in series C funding to boost its technology. Docker chief executive Ben Golub said the startup had recently started using the $15 million it raised during a funding [...]

Inside Facebooks Menlo Park Headquarters

Facebook Launches TODO Group to Work on Open-Source Software

On Monday, Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco that it has partnered with a group of large tech companies including Box, Dropbox, Google, GitHub, Khan Academy, Square, Stripe, Twitter, @WalmartLabs and a handful of other companies to launch TODO, which stands for, “Talk Openly, Develop Openly.” The organization aims to make open source easier for everyone offering discussion and best practices. [...]

Inside Google's Headquarters

Google reports 150 percent rise in worldwide government data requests

In the first half of this year, the number of requests increased 15 percent compared to the second half of 2013 and a 150 percent increase since Google first began publishing this data in 2009, the company said in its latest transparency report. Even in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about national surveillance programs, [...]

Tag Heuer planning to launch its own exclusive version of smartwatch

Tag Heuer planning to launch its own exclusive version of smartwatch

Renowned luxury watch brand Tag Heuer will soon be entering the smartwatch arena with its own exclusive version. While mobile device makers are jumping on the wearable device bandwagon by launching smartwatches, a luxury watchmaker will certainly have an advantage over a phone company making smartwatch. In an interview with a local Swiss newspaper, NZZ [...]

The company said it has set 2017 as its target for mass production of the next-generation displays with Qualcomm unit Pixtronix.

Sharp along with Qualcomm aims to mass produce next-gen displays in 2017

Sharp Corp has begun innovation of a new display that says will reduce power consumption in smartphones and tablets. The company said it has set 2017 as its target for mass production of the next-generation displays with Qualcomm unit Pixtronix. Sharp and Qualcomm said the new variant of panel, which is called MEMS-IGZO display technology [...]

HP wants to provide a broad range of cloud computing services and Eucalyptus Systems is a clear move in that direction

Hewlett-Packard acquires private-cloud software player Eucalyptus

On Thursday, Hewlett-Packard announced a deal to acquire Eucalyptus, a developer of open source software for building private and hybrid enterprise clouds. While HP did not disclose financial terms of the deal, the acquisition aims at ramping the California company’s efforts in the growing field of cloud computing. Eucalyptus, which is based in Goleta, California, is [...]

Hewlett Packard Company headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

HP Fined $108 Million for Violating Anti-bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

A U.S. District Judge on Thursday penalized California-based tech goliath Hewlett-Packard Co. and its subsidiaries in Russian, Poland and Mexico a combined sum of $108 million after it conceded to charges of paying off government authorities in Russia, Poland and Mexico to secure huge technology contracts with the prosecutor’s general office in that nation. Northern [...]

Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Nvidia seemingly confirms Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Rumors of HTC returning to tablet manufacturing have been floating around for a little while, but thanks to the processor firm Nvidia, the existence of the Nexus 9 alongside its expected release time frame is almost confirmed now. Nvidia is said to have unofficially revealed the HTC Nexus 9 tablet name in the legal document, [...]

The Liftware stabilizing spoon is one of the main products of Lift Labs

Google expands healthcare focus, acquires health technology startup Lift Labs

On Wednesday Internet search giant Google revealed that it has acquired technology startup Lift Labs, maker of a high-tech spoon to add to its Google X research unit. This would be the search giant’s latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market. San Francisco-based Lift Labs is in the business of manufacturing devices with attachments like [...]

The acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang would be Microsoft’s biggest deals since Satya Nadella took over as chief executive from predecessor Steve Ballmer, in February this year.

Microsoft Nearing a $2 Billion Deal to Buy Cash Cow Minecraft

World’s biggest software company Microsoft Corp., maker of Xbox console is nearing a deal worth 2 billion dollars to acquire Mojang, maker of popular game Minecraft, revealed anonymous sources familiar with the discussion. The deal is expected to reach to an agreement this week, although it is more likely that it may prolong to next [...]

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California

Twitter Testing “Buy” Button On Tweets For Instant Purchases By Its Users

The popular micro-blogging service Twitter is preparing to roll out a Buy button that lets some of its users purchase music and other merchandise without leaving the app. The stimulus here is to make shopping through mobile devices less cumbersome, and to provide Twitter users with deals they won’t find anywhere else. This in turn [...]

T-Mobile Headquarters, Bellevue, Washington.

T-Mobile Sues Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei For Stealing

Wireless telecommunications giant T-Mobile USA has accused Chinese networking and telecommunications services company Huawei Technologies of stealing its design, details and other top secrets for a cellphone-testing robot nicknamed “Tappy”. In a lawsuit recorded Sept. 2 in federal court in Seattle, T-Mobile says employees of the world’s third-largest phone supplier illegally photographed the gadget, attempted [...]

The Google settlement is one of the third cases by the Federal Trade Commission about unwarranted app purchases made by children from the app store

FTC Requires Google To Refund $19 Million For Unauthorized In-App Charges Incurred By children

On Thursday, Federal Trade Commission said Google has agreed to settle charges and pay around $19 million to consumers who were charged for in-app purchases made by their children while playing mobile games without parental consent. The Google settlement is one of the third cases by the Federal Trade Commission about unwarranted app purchases made [...]

At an event at its headquarters in downtown Chicago, the smartphone manufacturer unveiled successor versions of its flagship Moto X smartphone and low-cost Moto G devices.

Motorola Announces their 2014 Portfolio, the new Moto X, Moto G smartphones

Motorola’s most anticipated devices of 2014 have been announced. At an event at its headquarters in downtown Chicago, the smartphone manufacturer unveiled successor versions of its flagship Moto X smartphone and low-cost Moto G devices. Moto X   The new Moto X features a 5.2-inch AMOLED 1920×1080 resolution display (423 PPI), Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, [...]

HTC announces Desire 820

HTC announces Desire 820 with 64-bit octa-core processor, 8MP front camera

HTC has just announced the successor to the excellent Desire 816. The brand new super colourful handset called the Desire 820 is the latest addition to HTC’s Desire 8 series. The Desire device, which was announced at the pre-IFA event in Berlin promises to offer versatility and a good all-round mobile experience at an affordable [...]