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Google may announce Android-Chrome OS hybrid software at Oct. 4 event

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According to some recent reports and rumors, tech biggie Google may announce its Android-Chrome OS merger at the company's product launch event scheduled to be held on October 4.

Though the forthcoming event is expected to mark the unveiling of Google's two new handsets - likely to be called Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones - as well as the Google W-Fi router, among other hardware, recent reports have hinted that the spotlight at the event will probably be on software, not hardware.

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Google will reportedly announce new home router product on Oct. 4

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 08:38

According to an Android Police report, tech giant Google is apparently getting ready to launch a new Wi-Fi router - likely to be dubbed 'Google Wi-Fi' - next month, at an event in San Francisco.

The new Google Wi-Fi home router product being prepared by Google will reportedly be one of the products which the bigwig tech company will announce at its multi-device release event scheduled to be held on October 4, 2016.

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Rumor rundown of Google’s forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL handsets

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:22

Tech giant Google is expected to unveil its two next-generation Android-powered smartphones at an October 4 event, but rumors about the forthcoming handsets have been making rounds on the Internet for quite some time now.

According to the rumors, Google's 2016 smartphones are manufactured by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC; and will come with 'Pixel' branding in place of the 'Nexus' branding which Google has been using thus far for its handsets.

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Apple includes ‘Portrait’ mode in new iOS 10 beta version for developers

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:19

According to a MacRumors report, Apple rolled out a new beta version of iOS 10 to developers on Wednesday, marking the addition of 'Portrait' mode to the software.

The availability of the 'Portrait' mode in the new iOS 10.1 beta version released to developers means that Apple has started testing out the Portraits feature in the native Camera app on its new iPhone 7 Plus handset. The feature was specifically touted by Apple when it unveiled the iPhone 7 Plus in early September.

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Samsung: There will be 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 replacements in US stores on Wednesday

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:30

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that replacement handsets for nearly 50 percent of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 units will be available in US stores on Wednesday. The disclosure by Samsung came while updating press on the status of Galaxy Note 7 recall and exchange program.

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GoPro unveils a drone; two new camera models

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:32

During an event held at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in California on Monday, action cam manufacturer GoPro unveiled its first drone, and two new cameras.

The drone revealed by GoPro at the Monday event is the Karma quadcopter, which the company has been teasing since May last year. The quadcopter comes with a backpack, and a touchscreen controller which facilitates users in flying the drone as well as giving them a simultaneous live video feed. The drone also includes a detachable Karma stabilizer which can be used freehand for electronically stabilized shooting.

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Larry Ellison: Oracle's future in the cloud

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:26

During the course of an address at Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sunday night, Oracle's former CEO Larry Ellison -- presently the Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of the company -- said that Oracle's future in the cloud.

The statement by Ellison implies that Oracle plans to pose a substantial competition to Amazon - and challenge its dominance - in the cloud services arena; thereby hinting at a major new product direction for Oracle.

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Logitech acquires Saitek in US$13M cash deal

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 07:23

In a recent announcement, bigwig computer peripheral vendor Logitech has revealed that it has just completed its acquisition of joystick manufacturer Saitek, in a US$13 million cash deal.

Saitek -- a company which designs and manufacturers electronics -- was founded in 1979 by Swiss technologist Eric Winkler. In September 2007, the company was acquired by video game developer Mad Catz for US$30 million.

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Mobileye: Tesla allowed hands-free driving over Mobileye’s objections

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 08:13

In its filing with the U.S. Securities Commission on Friday, Israeli firm Mobileye - a company known for its vision systems for vehicles - accused its former partner Tesla Motors of allowing the drivers of its electric vehicles to drive hands-free while using the 'Autopilot' driving assistance system even despite Mobileye's objections.

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Microsoft: Edge is the most power efficient browser on Windows 10

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:06

In a post published on its official blog on Thursday, Microsoft has claimed that its Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 OS is more power efficient than rival browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera Software's Opera.

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Sony announces its first 4K UHD Blu-ray player

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:42

On Wednesday, Sony announced its first 4K Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray player --- the UBP-X1000ES, which has the capability to spin virtually all kinds of discs. The 4K Blu-ray player is especially aimed at high-end videophiles.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray marks the newest disc-based standard; and it boasts the inclusion of some highly notable features like 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels), high dynamic range (HDR) and improved color depth.

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Nintendo announces new ‘Pokémon Generations’ animated series

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:30

In a Tuesday announcement, Nintendo has revealed that a new Pokémon animated series -- titled 'Pokémon Generations' - will soon be released on the Internet, in a lead up to Pokémon Sun & Moon games which are scheduled to be launched in November.

The Pokémon Generations anime will mark the newest entry to the Pokémon series; and will chiefly cover the most important events from the whole of Pokémon series, starting with Pokémon Red & Blue.

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‘The Last Guardian’ release delayed from October to December

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:21

On Monday, SCE President Shuhei Yoshida said in an announcement, made via a post on the PlayStation Blog, that the launch of 'The Last Guardian' game has been delayed by slightly more than one month.

According to the disclosure by Yoshida, Sony has delayed the launch of 'The Last Guardian' from its earlier-announced October release date, to early December. The game is now scheduled for launch on December 6, 2016.

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Samsung’s shares drop after company warns Galaxy Note 7 users to turn off their smartphones

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 07:59

Samsung Electronics Co. and US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a warning to the users of its latest Galaxy Note flagship smartphone - Galaxy Note 7 - to immediately turn off their handsets and stop charging them.

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Chrome will start warning users about unsecure websites with effect from Jan 2017

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 07:08

In a recently released post on the Google Security blog, Google has revealed that its Chrome internet browser will soon start warning users about unsecure websites. The move will essentially mark a crusade by Chrome to crack down on websites which do not use encryption.

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US wireless carriers roll out free iPhone 7 offers

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 07:16

Close on the heels of Apple's official introduction of its next-generation iPhone - iPhone 7 - at a September 7 event, bigwig US wireless carriers have started rolling out a number of promotions around the forthcoming handset.

The rash of iPhone 7 promotions being rolled out by wireless carriers is an indication of the fact that the carriers are still keen on subsidizing the upcoming new iPhone, even though they otherwise push their customers into paying the full cost of high-end handsets.

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Airbnb announces policies to combat discrimination on its site

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:11

On Thursday, San Francisco-based short-term rental startup Airbnb releases a comprehensive 32-page report which unfolds its potentially across-the-board anti-discrimination policies. The policies underscore the most forceful actions taken by Airbnb thus far in fighting discrimination on its site.

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Apple Pay expanding to three more countries this fall; web version launching Sept. 13

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 07:58

At its new iPhone launch event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, Apple announced that it is expanding the availability of its Apple Pay mobile payments platform to three more countries --- Japan, New Zealand and Russia.

In announcing that the availability of the Apple Pay platform is being expanded internationally, Apple said that the mobile payments service will be launched in the three mentioned countries "this fall."

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Microsoft is reportedly working on creating a Slack competitor

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:03

According to MSPowerUser, software giant Microsoft is working on a new service which will directly challenge Slack enterprise group messaging app. The service, which Microsoft is reportedly working on together with Skype, is called 'Skype Teams.'

The report has revealed that since the Skype Teams service will not only resemble Slack, but will also come with a number of Slack's familiar and much-liked group messaging features including video and voice calling.

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Daimler may reportedly launch 6-9 “electric” models by 2024

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 08:14

According to a Reuters report, bigwig German car manufacturer Daimler plans to launch at least 6 - and, probably, 9 - "electric" models by the year 2024, to pose a potential challenge to electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla motors and other automakers.

The report -- based on the information shared by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Daimler -- indicates that Daimler is pretty serious about its electric vehicle plans, which it has been talking about quite openly in recent times.

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