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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 [...]

The documents were provided to the website by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

NSA and UK agency hack Gemalto to secretly monitor cellphones

Britain’s electronic spying agency, along with the U.S. National Security Agency reportedly hacked into the computer networks of a Dutch company to steal encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications to spy on mobile phones worldwide, according to new documents provided by the former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden. The news comes [...]

Outlook

Outlook for Android and iOS gets new security features

A couple of weeks after releasing Outlook for Android and iOS, Microsoft this week announced some security enhancements for end users as well as new IT controls for its Outlook apps running on Android and iOS devices. The new updates can now be downloaded for free on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. [...]

LoopPay

Samsung acquires LoopPay to compete with Apple in mobile-payments

Samsung announced that it has acquired LoopPay, a US-based mobile wallet startup as it tries to gain a share in the mobile payments market to compete with archrival Apple’s recent offering in the form of Apple Pay . The South Korean electronics company will acquire the Massachusetts-based firm for an undisclosed sum. With the new deal, LoopPay’s team will [...]

Apple Watch

Apple had to zap key health features from its smartwatch due to reliability issues

Earlier it was believed that Apple Watch would come with ten sensors to track health and fitness data. However, Apple has now ditched plans to make its first generation Apple Watch a health-monitoring device following consistency problems with the technology and regulatory issues, according to reports. According to reports, the final version of the Apple Watch will [...]

Kaspersky claims that the attackers used other methods to infect targets when hard drives were not affected.

Russian researchers expose embedded spying software in computer hard drives

A new report from Kaspersky Lab has found a suite of surveillance platforms that can hide spying software embedded deep within hard drives made by leading manufacturers. The attackers, dubbed Equation Group are the most advanced that the researchers have encountered to date. Kaspersky said it found personal computers in at least 30 different countries holding [...]

Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky

Hacking ring reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks, Kaspersky report says

In spite of the increased online and mobile banking security, more often banks are being targeted by hackers. A hacking ring dubbed Carbanak made off with up to 1 billion dollar from a number of banks and financial institutions around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking heist known, according to [...]

Infosys

Infosys buys automation technology provider Panaya for $200 mn

Infosys, India’s second biggest IT outsourcer on Monday announced that it has signed a definite agreement to acquire US-based automation technology company Panaya, in an all cash deal for $200 million or Rs.1,250 crore, marking CEO Vishal Sikka’s first acquisition move after joining the company last June. This is the IT major’s second largest acquisition after it [...]

Bing Loyalty Program

Microsoft launches a Bing loyalty program, offers 100GB of OneDrive storage free for 2 years

Cloud storage is truly resourceful as it provides users the access to files wherever they are and at any time, provided that they have internet access and log on to account that are linked to cloud storage. In an apparent effort to entice customers, software giant Microsoft is offering users a somewhat insane cloud storage deal for storing [...]

Orbitz and its companies will join other travel sites owned by Expedia that include like Hotels.com and Carrentals.com.

Online travel giant Expedia to acquire rival Orbitz for $1.6 billion

Just three weeks after acquiring Travelocity for $280 million, online travel giant Expedia has agreed buy Orbitz Worldwide in a deal valued at $1.6 billion, continuing its online travel acquisition spree. Expedia is paying $12 a share for the Orbitz acquisition that includes CheapTickets, ebookers and HotelClub brands in addition to the flagship Orbitz.com and the [...]

Yelp

Yelp buys food-ordering service Eat24 for $134 million

Local business networking website, Yelp Inc announced Tuesday the acquisition of leading online app-based food-ordering company, Eat24 for $134 million. The company plans to expand its product portfolio beyond consumer reviews into one of the hottest sectors of the online economy. The San Bruno, Calif. food delivery service has nearly 20,000 restaurants on its platform [...]

About 3,300 of the job reductions are likely to be made in Siemens’s German operations, according to reports.

German engineering giant Siemens to axe about 7,400 jobs worldwide

German engineering giant Siemens plans to cut about 7,400 jobs worldwide as Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser tries to reduce costs as part of Vision 2020 program. The cuts, representing about 2 per cent of the Munich-based company’s workforce, may be announced as early as this week. About 3,300 of the job reductions are likely [...]

HOtel Hen-na

New Japanese hotel will be operated almost entirely by robots

Japan is set to open a hotel that claims it will eventually be staffed almost entirely by humanoid robots. The Hen-na Hotel is scheduled to open inside the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki in Japan. The two-story hotel Henn-na, which means Strange Hotel in English, will operate under the motto “A commitment for evolution.” The Hen-na Hotel will initially [...]

British Telecom offices in Fuencarral-El Pardo district in Madrid (Spain).

BT seals £12.5bn deal to buy UK wireless carrier EE

Telecoms giant BT is officially returning to mobile. After months of talks, BT has agreed to buy UK’s biggest operator EE for £12.5 billion ($18.9 billion, 16.7 billion euros), it said Thursday. EE which was a partnership between Orange and Deutsche Telekom is the biggest 4G LTE carrier in the UK. The £12.5 billion will be paid [...]

Energizer is hoping that more recycling plants will process them and by 2025.

Energizer debuts world’s first high performance battery made from recycled batteries

Suburban St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings is again leading the battery industry with its latest innovation. The nation’s largest battery maker on Tuesday introduced Energizer EcoAdvanced, described as the first disposable AA and AAA alkaline batteries made with four percent recycled batteries. “Industry experts long believed it was impossible to create a battery made with recycled [...]

Apple

Apple to invest $2 billion to convert failed Arizona sapphire plant into a data center

Apple Inc will invest $2 million in the state of Arizona to convert a failed sapphire glass plant into a data center. In a press release, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the facility will employ 150 full-time Apple employees and will require 300 to 500 construction and trade jobs. The new data center will “serve as [...]

Uber

Google preparing to enter ride-sharing market

Google is working on its own app-based ride-sharing service, putting it in direct competition with Uber. And it may be in accord with the tech giant’s heralded driverless-car program. Google is one of the biggest investors in Uber. In 2013, Google Ventures invested $258 million in Uber and was also part of a later funding round. [...]

Google Earth Pro now available free for all users

Google Earth Pro now available free for all users

Search giant Google announced on Friday that Google Earth Pro, which was previously available for a staggering $399 every year, is now available for free for everyone to download and use. In a blog post, Google product manager for Google Earth Pro Stafford Marquardt said people who are interested to use the software will have to request a [...]