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Amazon’s $99 Android-based micro console – ‘Fire TV’

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:39

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In a last-week announcement made during a Wednesday event in New York, online retail giant Amazon forayed into the streaming entertainment arena with the launch of its Android-based micro console called 'Fire TV.'

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Samsung adds two anti-theft solutions to Galaxy S5

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:39

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Bigwig electronics device make Samsung revealed in a Friday announcement that it is adding two anti-theft safeguards to its latest handset - the Galaxy S5, which is set to hit the markets next week.

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Qualcomm Atheros’ new technology can triple Wi-Fi download speeds

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:34

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In a recent announcement, Qualcomm Atheros has claimed that its new technology can lead to a three-fold increase in downloads speeds over Wi-Fi networks.

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Amazon announces small handheld barcode reader – ‘Dash’

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:13

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Online retail giant Amazon has recently announced that it is testing a small, handheld barcode reader called 'Dash.' The new standalone gadget from Amazon is basically a remote control for purchasing groceries.

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s resignation reflects tech community’s intolerance

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 08:59

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's Wednesday decision to step down from his post, due to sustained outrage against his financial support of California's anti-gay marriage initiative in 2008, is apparently a reflection of the astonishing intolerance of the tech community in Silicon Valley.

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Microsoft unveils voice-controlled Cortana digital assistant

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:38

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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.

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

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:30

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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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Apple attorney to jurors: Apple feels it deserves nearly $2 billion from Samsung

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:28

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According to a Reuters report, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny told the jurors on April 1 - in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit trial in a federal court in San Jose, California - that Apple feels it deserves roughly $2 billion from Samsung for copying its popular iPhone handset.

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Google updates Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, and Keep apps for Android

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:18

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On Wednesday, Google released updates for its Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, and Keep apps for Android.

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Yahoo has encrypted all of the traffic to its data centres

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:45

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In a noteworthy security measure evidently resulting from the US surveillance disclosures in late 2013, Internet firm Yahoo has recently revealed in a blog post that it has encrypted all of the traffic to its data centres.

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Amazon announces its $100 set-top box – ‘Fire TV’

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:41

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Online retail giant Amazon has recently unveiled its set-top box - called the 'Amazon Fire TV' - which has chiefly been designed with the objective of challenging Google Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV.

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Build 2014 conference: Microsoft demonstrates ‘Cortana’ digital assistant

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:38

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At the Build 2014 conference on Wednesday, software giant Microsoft demonstrated onstage the capabilities of the much-reported Windows Phone digital assistant - 'Cortana.'

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Lenovo announces 4 new models in its A-Series Android tablet lineup

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:11

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In an announcement which marks the expansion of Lenovo's A-Series Android tablet lineup, the company has recently announced four new A-Series models -- the Lenovo A7-30, A7-50, A8-50, and A10-70 tablets - which will be available in a wide range of configurations.

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Unidentified supply chain sources say new iPhone 6 screens to enter production in May

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:47

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New rumors and leaks about the Apple iPhone 6 started making rounds on the Internet over the past weekend, with some unidentified supply chain sources claiming that the mass production of the iPhone 6 displays will be commenced by Apple suppliers as early as May.

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Apple updates iWork productivity suite for desktop, mobile, and cloud

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:42

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According to a 9to5Mac report, tech giant Apple updated its iWork suite of productivity apps on Tuesday.  The update brings along the addition of several new features to the desktop, mobile and cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

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Facebook spending $2 billion to acquire Oculus VR

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:22

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Social network Facebook has revealed in a recent announcement that it is acquiring Oculus VR - the manufacturers of the Rift virtual reality headset - in a $2 billion cash and stock deal.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces new executive appointments

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:19

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Software giant Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella sent an email to the company's employees on Monday, announcing a series of executive appointments; in a move evidently aimed at shaping the company.

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Latest installment of Apple-Samsung patent dispute kicks off with jury selection

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:16

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On Monday, the latest proceedings in the Apple vs.  Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit kicked off with the selection of the jury.  With the two tech giants having been accusing each other of patent infringement, the jury will decide which company has violated the other's patents and how much money is due in damages.

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Google kicks off April Fools' Day gags with ‘Pokémon Challenge’

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:14

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In keeping with its long-standing tradition for April Fools' Day hoaxes, Internet search giant Google pulled the trigger early its Fools' Day gags this time round, by announcing a 'Pokémon Challenge' in their Google Maps app on Monday, March 31.

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Yahoo reportedly planning to develop its own video platform to challenge YouTube

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:54

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According to a recent Re/Code report, Internet firm Yahoo is apparently planning to come up with its own video-sharing platform to challenge rival Google's YouTube service. The report has also revealed that Yahoo is probably courting some of the top YouTube stars, persuading them to leave YouTube and join the Yahoo platform.

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