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Facebook Launches Hello, The New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Facebook Launches Hello, The New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Facebook launched Hello, a new app that acts as a caller ID instantly matching phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show users details about who they are talking to and also blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers. Currently, Hello is being rolled out for public testing the U.S., Brazil and […]

Google to debut low-cost US wireless network on Wednesday

Google to debut low-cost US wireless network on Wednesday

Internet giant Google has been readying its own wireless service for smartphones, and could possibly unveil the service in the U.S. on Wednesday, according to reports. Google’s service is expected to let customers pay only for the amount of data they actually use every month. Meaning, users will be required to pay only when they […]

YouTube to drop support for older smart TVs and iOS devices

YouTube to drop support for older smart TVs and iOS devices

Video streaming giant YouTube announced this week that it is discontinuing support for its mobile app on a host of devices sold as recently as three years ago and earlier. The reason for dropping support for older devices is due to Google’s decision to upgrade the YouTube Data API in preparation to include more features, […]

Chinese government officially halts implementation of banking-technology rules

Chinese government officially halts implementation of banking-technology rules

The Chinese Government has put on hold bank-technology rules policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies to move out of the country’s banking sector. The notice, dated Monday and issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the rules intended at improving banking technology security […]

Segway acquired by Xiaomi-backed Chinese startup Ninebot

Segway acquired by Ninebot, Xiaomi-backed Chinese start-up

Beijing based transportation robotics firm Ninebot announced on Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, manufacturer of self-balancing electric scooters. Once the deal is completed, Ninebot will use electric driving, mobile Internet and man-machine interaction technologies for upcoming products, Ninebot chief executive officer Gao Lufeng said at a press conference in Beijing. Both […]

NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways

NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways

NASA unveiled its new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype, which is actually a futuristic EV that can drive sideways and also capable of some remarkable drifts. Developed by the space agency at the Johnson Space Center in partnership with the car industry, MRV is designed to build new technologies for vehicles both on Earth and in […]

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

The European Union is set to file formal charges against Google for illegally using its dominant search engine to highlight the company’s own online services over others. European Union commissioner, Margrethe Vestager is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday in Brussels about Google violating antitrust laws and has decided to pursue a case that […]

Nokia in advanced discussions to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia in advanced discussions to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia is in advanced talks to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile networks unit to strengthen its telecommunications-equipment business especially in the United States and China. Both companies provide equipment, infrastructure and support to the telecommunications industry. The firms confirmed Tuesday that they are in advanced discussions about the agreement, but warned any potential deal […]

Chinese government accused of decade of cyber attacks on Southeast Asia

Chinese government accused of decade of cyber attacks on Southeast Asia

According to the California-based security software firm FireEye, the Chinese government is behind a newly discovered set of malware attacks against businesses, government agencies and corporate companies across India and Southeast Asia over the past ten years. FireEye released a 69-page technical report on the group, which it calls APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) 30. The report claimed the cyber spying […]

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Search giant Google has reportedly involved itself in the research and development of better battery technology for smartphones, wearables and other stuff with reports claiming that the technology is being developed in the search engine giant’s highly secretive Google X research lab. Google has been expanding its avenues lately and has entered into sectors such as […]

LinkedIn acquires education site lynda.com for $1.5 billion

LinkedIn acquires education site lynda.com for $1.5 billion

The career social network LinkedIn announced Thursday that it was acquiring lynda.com, a company that specializes in online professional training videos and tutorials in a cash-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion. Founded in 1995, lynda.com has since emerged as a leader in professional training videos. The deal is LinkedIn’s largest acquisition till date and connects […]

Researchers develop aluminum battery that could charge smartphone in 60 seconds

Researchers develop aluminum battery that could charge smartphone in 60 seconds

Stanford University scientists have developed a high-performance aluminum battery that’s safer, quick charging, long lasting and affordable. Researchers of the new energy storage device say the first aluminum-based battery offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. Hongjie Dai, a chemistry professor at Stanford University said that the rechargeable aluminum battery […]

Bionic Ant

3D printed Bionic ants could replace tomorrow’s factory workers

German automation company Festo has created two new animal-inspired robots, butterflies and ants made with 3D printing techniques that could probably be the future of the factory production systems. Every year, Festo unveils new animal-inspired robots. In the previous years, the animals have included kangaroos, dragonflies, seagulls and floating air jellyfish. The ants, known as […]

OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS for its OnePlus One phone

OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS for its OnePlus One phone

OnePlus announced Saturday that its first operating system is ready and rearing to go. OxygenOS, based on Android Lollipop OS is currently available for download. The company officially launched its own Android ROM, following issues with Cyanogen’s commitment to Micromax YU platform in India. Rumors of OnePlus planning its own ROM began circling in January. […]

Google disqualifies Chinese internet security certificates after trust breach

Google disqualifies Chinese internet security certificates after trust breach

Google announced on its official security blog on Wednesday that it will not recognise security certificates issued by the official China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) anymore, following a major breach of trust. Last month, China’s Website Certificate Authority issued valid security certificates for a number of domains, including Gmail and several other Google domains without their […]

Facebook is reportedly testing app for advanced call blocking

Facebook is reportedly testing app for advanced call blocking

It appears that Facebook is keen on expanding the way people use the social network and its apps to communicate with each other. After it was reported that Facebook’s WhatsApp was testing a mobile calling feature, it was leaked that Facebook might also be expanding its communication features, as well. The social networking giant has announced […]

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Internet giant Google has announced plans to add two new features, on-body detection and smart lock that allow the smartphone to remain unlocked as long as it is in the user’s possession and lock itself whenever it’s not. The feature which is under testing is aimed at cutting down the number of times the user […]

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Yahoo decides to shut operations in China, lays off hundreds

Yahoo is reportedly shutting down its Beijing research center, a move that is expected to eliminate 200 to 300 jobs. Yahoo which has been consolidating offices and trimming staff around the world, informed employees based in the Beijing office of the closure on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Yahoo offered no local products in China, and […]

Carbon3D Unveils Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique

Carbon3D Unveils Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique

Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D has developed a new 3D printer that is set to revolutionize the industry. The company’s CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology uses a photosensitive resin that reacts to UV light and oxygen that could possibly help transform the manufacturing sector by improving production quality and expediting the printing process by up […]