Microsoft unveils voice-controlled Cortana digital assistant

Microsoft unveils voice-controlled Cortana digital assistant

At its 2014 Build developers conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, software giant Microsoft unveiled its voice-controlled digital assistant called 'Cortana,' which is similar to Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

T-Mobile offers its BlackBerry users $100 credit toward any device

T-Mobile offers its BlackBerry users $100 credit toward any device

Close on the heels of BlackBerry CEO John Chen's April 1 announcement that the Canadian handset maker will sever its business ties with T-Mobile after April 25, 2014, T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere has recently assured T-Mobile BlackBerry users that the carrier will offer continued support and service even after its fallout with BlackBerry.

Amazon unveils its ‘Fire TV’ set-top box

Amazon unveils its ‘Fire TV’ set-top box

On Wednesday, online retailer Amazon introduced its new set-top box called the 'Fire TV' at a press event in New York. The Amazon Fire TV set-top box will give the users the ability to stream a range of content, including video games, sitcoms, and feature-length films.

European Parliament votes to abolish roaming phone charges by the end of 2015

European Parliament votes to abolish roaming phone charges by the end of 2015

In a recently-held vote, the European Parliament has voted in favor of the abolition of roaming phone charges by the end of 2015.

Nest Labs halts sales of ‘Nest Protect’ smoke alarm due to potential safety issue

Nest Labs halts sales of ‘Nest Protect’ smoke alarm due to potential safety issu

According to an NBC News report, Nest Labs has suspended the sales of its smoke and carbon monoxide detector called 'Nest Protect.' The move to stop the sales of the Nest Protest smoke alarm is a result of a defect which can cause the product to get disabled automatically.

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich announces his decision to step down

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich announces his decision to step down

In a statement released on Thursday, Mozilla's new CEO Brendan Eich said that he is stepping down from his post --- a move which is essentially an outcome of the protests which Mozilla has been facing for Eich's controversial support of a gay marriage ban in California.

Tint Microbes, Not Volcanoes, caused Extinction of 90% Species on Earth: Study

Tint Microbes, Not Volcanoes, caused Extinction of 90% Species on Earth: Study

A new study has revealed that a tiny microbe may have caused mass extinction about 252 million years ago. The study was conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Amount of Water on Moon is much Less than Thought: Scientists

Amount of Water on Moon is much Less than Thought: Scientists

A new study has claimed that scientists might have overestimated the amount of water present on the moon. They based their claim after conducting a study which saw analysis of the lunar rock samples. Study leader Jeremy Boyce from the University of California concluded that amount of water present on the moon is much lesser that it is thought.

Stripes Help Zebras Ward off Biting Flies

Stripes Help Zebras Ward off Biting Flies

Scientists have unraveled the mystery behind stripes of zebra after conducting various studies for years. So many theories have been previously published about why the zebra has stripes, like stripes help zebras to stay protected from predators, they act as camouflage, they regulate body temperature or they help in repelling insects.

GM CEO Mary Barra promises full investigation into the automaker’s recall crisis

GM CEO Mary Barra promises full investigation into the automaker’s recall crisis

On Wednesday, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra told a US Senate committee that a full investigation will be carried out by the automaker into its failure to address the ignition-switch defect in its vehicles for nearly a decade.

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