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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 […]

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 this summer, adds biometric authentication

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 this summer, adds biometric authentication

Microsoft is getting ready for a widespread rollout of its Windows 10 operating system. The tech giant announced that it is going to launch Windows 10 in 190 countries and 111 languages in the summer of 2015. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s head for the operating system division said that Windows 10 will be available in the […]

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo users needn’t fear about forgetting their password anymore or having to change it every time a company they do business with is hacked. Yahoo on Sunday announced that it is now introducing “on-demand” email passwords. The new feature does not require users to remember their password, but simply log-in by a unique generated code, which […]

BlackBerry

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to launch a high-security tablet

Canadian company BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market with an aim of extending the range of its secure mobile devices. On Saturday, at the CeBIT tech conference in Germany the company launched a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Secusmart, a Germany-based security-software maker BlackBerry acquired last […]

VAIO’s First Ever Android Smartphone Launched In Japan

VAIO’s First Ever Android Smartphone Launched In Japan

VAIO Corporation, which was sold by Sony Corp as part of their restructuring process has apparently decided to get into the smartphone game. Vaio will launch its first Android smartphone in Japan in collaboration with one of the country’s smaller carriers, b-mobile, on March 20th. Being associated with Sony has given Vaio the brand recognition […]

Alibaba has made an investment in Snapchat

China’s Alibaba to invest US$200m in photo-messaging app Snapchat

According to reports, China’s online shopping giant Alibaba has made an investment in Snapchat that could value the messaging service at a whopping $15 billion. Rumors of Alibaba’s interest in Snapchat emerged as early as July last year. Following a string of previous investments in U.S. tech companies, Alibaba Group has invested US$200 million in […]

Amazon Exclusives store

Amazon Launches Exclusives Store in Online Marketplace for Selling Innovative New Products

E-commerce titan Amazon is providing consumers a place to get a first look at the company’s fledgling brands and products, including products featured on the TV show Shark Tank. Amazon on Wednesday launched a virtual marketplace called Amazon Exclusives store. The branded store within Amazon’s own digital storefront offers consumers a wide range of new […]

Apple donates over $50 million to boost diversity in technology sector

Apple donates over $50 million to boost diversity in technology sector

In an effort to make its workforce a lot more diverse, Apple is pledging millions of dollars to various initiatives. Denise Young Smith, human resources chief at Apple said on Tuesday that the company will partner and donate more than $50 million to several non-profit organizations in an effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, […]

Baidu may unveil a self-driving car this year

Baidu may unveil a self-driving car this year

Baidu, the owner of China’s largest internet search engine often referred to as China’s Google is planning its own self-driving car this year, making it the latest company to have entered the connected vehicles space. The search engine who has been researching its own smart car in collaboration with auto manufacturing partners now joins several companies […]

Samsung Milk Music

Samsung Milk Music Now Available on the Web

Remember how 8tracks, the music oriented social network expanded its presence from simply being on the web to launching as an IOS app, and later in November 2011, debuting in the Android market. Samsung’s music streaming, service, Milk Music has done something similar, although in Samsung’s case, the process happened in a rather opposite way. […]

Twitter acquires Periscope for slightly less than a $100 million

Twitter acquires Periscope for slightly less than a $100 million

According to people familiar with the deal, Twitter has acquired the yet-to-launch live-streaming application, Periscope which is still under its beta testing. All of this was done in the most discreet fashion ever. Periscope is not the first pre-launch startup Twitter has taken over. In 2012 Twitter acquired another pre-launch start up, Vine, when Jack […]

Meg Whitman

HP Acquires Aruba Networks for $2.7B to Expand Wireless-Networking Business

Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to acquire Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about US$2.7 billion, in what amounts to the biggest acquisition deal for the world’s No. 2 PC maker since its disastrous purchase of Britain’s Autonomy Plc in 2011. The Sunnyvale, California based Aruba makes Wi-Fi networking systems for corporate campuses, […]

IKEA

IKEA launches a new line of furniture with integrated wireless charging for phone

  A revolutionary range of furniture has been developed that can charge smartphones, which will help remove redundant elements and get rid of the cable clutter everywhere. Swedish furniture maker Ikea International has come out with a range of futuristic furniture with built-in wireless charging spots. The announcement was made on Sunday at Mobile World […]

Google decided to expand the program running it throughout the year to make it more accessible to people.

Google’s Offers ‘infinity million’ dollars to find bugs in Chrome

The Pwnium vulnerability reward program, Google’s yearly bug hunting event where security experts flag up vulnerabilities will now be running all through the year instead of a one day affair. Previously, Pwnium was held by the company annually at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver to find security problems in its Chrome browser, Chrome OS […]

Google Chrome beefs up security from unwanted softwares, to warn users against visiting such sites

Google Chrome beefs up security from unwanted softwares, to warn users against visiting such sites

Tech giant Google recently announced that it has added more protection from unwanted softwares. The company’s Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads and start warning users before visiting sites that might prompt them to download programs or malware that could ruin their computers or otherwise disrupt their […]

Pebble Smartwatch

Pebble launches a new smartwatch with color-display and new timeline interface

Pebble, the Palo Alto-based startup has launched Pebble Time, its third-generation smartwatch with an all new design and a color e-paper display ready to take on the Apple Watch. Incidentally, the new smartwatch was teased this week by a countdown clock that expired Tuesday on Pebble’s website. Unlike its two previous models, which had black […]