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. In the video above, Google shows a drone making its first successful delivery of a bunch of Cherry Ripe chocolate bars on Aug. 13.

Google Drone Delivers Chocolate in Australia

Google now hopes to deliver aid following natural disasters and revealed that it is currently experimenting with flying drones. Project Wing has been running at semi-secret facility Google X Lab for last three years, the same arm that created self-driving cars, internet-connected balloons and flying power generators. On Thursday, Google revealed that it hopes to [...]

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston

Dropbox intensifies Storage Price Wars: Pro plan Gets a Major Update, Boosts Storage and Security Options

Competition within the cloud storage industry has intensified with Dropbox offering its latest business focused storage plan, which promises to offer one terabyte of data for $9.99 per month and added controls for document sharing and security. With new pricing and updates, the Pro account plan is aimed at freelancers, business customers, contractors and other [...]

Twitch is a multi-channel online network service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play.

Amazon Acquires Gaming Website Twitch in $970 Million Deal

E-commerce giant Amazon and streaming platform Twitch have officially announced the deal, which will see Amazon buy all outstanding shares of Twitch for nearly $970 million in cash. The deal has been approved by Twitch’s shareholders and should be completed in the second half of 2014. Google had previously been in talks to buy the [...]

Time Warner Inc. headquarters building at Columbus Circle

Time Warner Cable Working to Fix Nationwide Outage (Update: Outage Restored)

Nationwide outages of Time Warner Cable customers have been reported on Wednesday morning.  Customers are complaining that their cable and internet service is down from both the sides of the coast and an outage map floating on Microblogging site Twitter shows that the outage has affected every customer in TWC’s trail. Majority of those issues [...]

Snapchat's 24 year-old co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel

Snapchat’s Massive Valuation of $10 Billion is no Big Deal for Investors

Several news outlets today broke the news that Snapchat which has no potent revenue source is raising funds from investors based on a valuation of $10 billion. The Wall Street Journal’s Evelyn Rusli and Douglas Macmillan citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter reported that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the best-known VC [...]

NSA headquarters building in Fort Meade

NSA Built Own ‘Google-Like’ Search Engine To Share Communication Records With Government Agencies

The National Security Agency has built a Google like search engine that allows multiple government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, cell phone locations, emails, internet chats and other communications, according to documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The search tool, dubbed ICREACH was developed [...]

Google will now have to equip its fleet of cars with manual control before can be taken out on public roads in California.

DMV Orders Google to Add Steering Wheel and Pedals for its Driverless Cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has introduced a new road safety rule, where all vehicles need to be equipped with a steering wheel and pedals – including notorious  Google’s self-driving car so that a human can have immediate physical control in case of severe software setback. The new rules will be effective from September [...]

Government building in Fuyang, China.

Hello Jingoistic Dreams! Chinese Designing OS to take on Apple, Microsoft and Google

Following U.S. surveillance concerns and a monopoly probe of Microsoft, China will be shipping the first version of its own homegrown PC-based operating system (OS) by October, Xinhua reported. Computer technology put a certain strain on relationship between China and US after escalating tensions over data privacy and industrial espionage including a number of run-ins [...]

AT&T announced on Wednesday, that Cupertino, California is the first city in Silicon Valley that will get its 1gbps fiber service.

AT&T to Deliver Super-Fast Internet Service in Silicon Valley

Telecommunications giant AT&T said that Cupertino, the home of tech goliath Apple, will be rolling out super-fast broadband service in the coming months. AT&T is as of now offering the broadband service, which delivers 1Gbps downloads and additionally 1Gbps transfers, in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Furthermore it has affirmed plans to deliver the [...]

Intel Headquarters, Santa Clara, California.

50 Cent and Intel collaborate to develop heart rate monitoring headphones

Music mogul 50 Cent and Santa Clara chipmaker Intel have announced collaboration for the development biometric headphones that incorporate wearable technology and fitness tracking. With the company SMS Audio, an audio headphone and accessories brand backed by Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as the rapper 50 Cent, Intel will produce a new line of headphones that [...]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Users disappointed with Twitter experiment showing ‘Favourite’ tweets in the timeline

Its Twitter’s turn this time around to get its users flustered with a new experiment. The social micro-blog website has been tweaking its features for a while now and in its most recent platform experiment, Twitter has been changing the way favourite feature works. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that [...]

Jetpac was founded in 2011 and secured a $2.4 million financing round in 2012

Google Acquires Travel Guide App JetPac

Google has eyed up, JetPac, a San-Francisco based travel startup that analyses Instagram photos to generate city maps or a traveler guide for public use. JetPac delivers relevant results to you of places of interest by searching through Instagram photos on Facebook using an algorithm to study pictures content. You may questions then, what’s so [...]

The new Live App Testing tool by Amazon rivals Google's app testing service for developers - Google Play Developer Console.

Amazon Launches Live App Testing for Developers

Amazon has launched a new tool to boost its growing mobile developer base, a live app testing. The live app testing tool lets developers test their apps on a customized set of testers before it is submitted to app stores for general availability such as Google Play and Amazon appstore. “We’re excited to announce a [...]

Apple has been facing criticism over its industrial facilities, after a string of worker suicides in 2010 by its supplier Foxconn Technology Group

Apple Bans Use of Two Harmful Chemicals from Assembly Plants

Recently, Green American and China Labor Watch approached Apple Inc to remove the utilization of benzene and n-hexane from its hardware manufacturing process. Both the chemicals are known to be extremely poisonous, yet are still being used in Apple’s industrial facilities during assembly and a few other processes. Benzene and n-hexane are found as common [...]

War Kitteh, is a new hi-tech cat collar designed to sniff out insecure Wi-Fi connections and showed the audience how they too, can turn their pet into a Wi-Fi hacker.

Mixing pets with computer security, War Kitteh sniffs out insecure Wi-fi networks

This year’s Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas showcased some unique and strange security tools including mixing pets with computer security. Security researcher Gene Bransfield demonstrated his War Kitteh, a new hi-tech cat collar designed to sniff out insecure Wi-Fi connections and showed the audience how they too, can turn their pet into a [...]

URS HÖLZLE, Senior vice president of Technical Infrastructure at Google Inc (Image Courtesy: Sabine Wunderlin)

Google Invests $300M in Mega Fast Trans-Pacific Cable

Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecommunications firms have teamed up to build and operate a $300m undersea cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support increasing bandwidth usage and better connection with its data centers in various parts of the world. The trans-Pacific optical fiber system has been named “Faster”, will have [...]

Yahoo and Gmail users can now send safe and secure messages between the two services.

Yahoo and Google in Joint Effort to Create a Secure, Encrypted Email System by 2015

On Thursday, Yahoo announced it will join Google Inc. to create a secure email system by next year that could make it almost impossible for hackers or ISPs and law enforcement to read users’ messages. Yahoo and Google together make up the vast majority of webmail users. Right now, there are over 425 million Gmail [...]

(Image: IBM SyNAPSE chip)

IBM Unveils revolutionary ‘Brain-like’ Chip

Researchers at IBM have created a one-of-a-kind chip/processor named TrueNorth that may in the long run exceed expectations of calculations done by today’s supercomputers. Details of the chip were first published in an article on Thursday in the journal Science. The chip’s electronic “neurons” can indicate when a sort of information, light, for instance, passes [...]

Verizon Office in Washington D.C.

Verizon Responds to FCC’s Letter over Unlimited Data Throttling

Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission have turned quite combative over Verizon’s practice of limiting ‘throttling’ broadband connection speeds for users who, in Verizon’s perspective, abuse or utilize more than a decent amount of bandwidth at top hours of the day. On July 30, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler inked an exhaustive letter to Daniel Mead, [...]