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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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Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Studio rebranded; includes support for building Windows 8 apps

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:16

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In an announcement made at its Build developer conference on Thursday, software giant Microsoft has revealed that it has extended its last-year-released pushbutton App Studio GUI development kit for Windows Phone to include support for developing apps for Windows 8 as well.

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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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5-year-old San Diego boy discovers Xbox security flaw

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:11

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According to a report which was recently aired on San Diego's KGTV television station, a five-year-old San Diego boy - Kristoffer Von Hassel - has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's popular Xbox gaming system.

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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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Epic Games to release Unreal Engine 4.1 update “later this month”

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:40

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In a Thursday announcement, Epic Games said that it will release the Unreal Engine 4.1 update "later this month." The forthcoming update will bring several noteworthy features, assets, new platform supports, fixes, and enhancements to the Unreal Engine, which is one of the industry's most prominent game engines.

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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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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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Leaked screenshots hint at radical redesign of Gmail mobile version

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:09

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Tech site Geek. com has disclosed in a recent report that Google is apparently working on an update for the mobile version of its Gmail service; radically redesigning the popular email service to make the service cleaner as well as more user-friendly.

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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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Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:27

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Chinese firm Imagination Technologies has recently announced the release of a new mini-computer called 'Newton,' which is capable of running a full version of Android and will facilitate the creation of wearable devices.

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OkCupid dating site protests against Brendan Eich’s appointment as new Mozilla CEO

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:15

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Protesting against Mozilla's last-week move to promote chief technology officer Brendan Eich as the company's new CEO, dating website OkCupid is asking the users of the Mozilla Firefox browser to ditch Firefox and switch to another browser.

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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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