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Sony’s new flagship, Xperia Z2, now available in US

Sony’s new flagship, Xperia Z2, now available in US

Sony has revealed in a recent announcement that its newest handset - the Xperia Z2 - has finally hit the US market, after delays. The availability of the Xperia Z2 handset in the US comes months after the device became available for sale in other regions.

Google, Microsoft to activate theft-deterring ‘Kill Switch’ in their mobile operating systems

Google, Microsoft to activate theft-deterring ‘Kill Switch’ in their mobile oper

A recent report by the 'Secure Our Smartphones Initiative' has revealed that Google and Microsoft will soon sign a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to activate the theft-deterring 'Kill Switch' in their respective mobile operating systems - Android and Windows Phone.

Investigation in Progress on Trading Patterns of Icahn and Mickelson

Investigation in Progress on Trading Patterns of Icahn and Mickelson

Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who has sizable stake in many companies, mentioned that he is not aware of any investigation that involves him and Phil Mickelson the golfer, in relation to trades concerning Clorox Co. and Dean Foods Co. He called a report that was published by the Wall Street Journal, “completely irresponsible.”

First Award to Boston Student at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

First Award to Boston Student at Intel International Science and Engineering Fai

Intel has awarded eight Indian students as the winners at International Science and Engineering Fair. However, first prize was given to Nathan Han, a 15-year-old Boston native for developing a machine learning software tool capable of studying mutations of a gene associated with breast cancer. The programme was held to kindle interest of youth in science and its brilliant implications.

Ignition problems lead to 824,000 cars recall by General Motors

Ignition problems lead to 824,000 cars recall by General Motors

Ignition problems in the General Motors cars that supposedly have resulted in 12 deaths and 30 accidents have led to recall of more than 824,000 cars by General Motors. Last month, the company sent out a note to recall 1.6 million cars with industry analysts questioning the delay in recalling the vehicles when the company knew about the defect way back in 2001 itself.
 

Lingering labour problems force Toyota Kirloskar to declare lockout

Lingering labour problems force Toyota Kirloskar to declare lockout

The failure of discussions between the labour union and the management of Toyota Kirloskar over wage concerns has led to the lockdown of two Toyota manufacturing plants in Bangalore. For the last 25 days, production work at two manufacturing units, with the combined production capacity of 3,10,000 units has come to a standstill.
 

Password protection for updated Google Play Store

Password protection for updated Google Play Store

The rising instances of people “accidentally” downloading paid applications from Google’s Play Store has prompted Google to come up with the password protect feature in its updated version.

License Fee for Microsoft OS for Smartphones to go

License Fee for Microsoft OS for Smartphones to go

The competition between Google and Microsoft, two giants in the IT industry, seems to be heating up with each one keen on establishing their supremacy in the smartphones sector. This can be deduced from the fact that Microsoft is creating a version of Microsoft Windows that can be used by tablet and smartphone users free of charge.

Console wars intensify with the successful launch of Xbox One

Console wars intensify with the successful launch of Xbox One

In over twelve countries around the world, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One is selling like hot pancakes, as the war between Sony and Microsoft to capture the video gaming and home entertainment market continues.

US ban on BP for new contracts lifted

US ban on BP for new contracts lifted

Post the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the United States had placed a ban on the British energy giant BP from applying for new contracts. The current decision to allow BP to apply for the new contracts follows a lawsuit filed by the energy major against the US government for its unjust penalty for the 2010 oil spill.

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