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Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Friday defended his decision to question President Vladimir Putin in a televised phone-in over the extent of Russia’s surveillance activities.   Snowden, writing in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, said he was taken aback at criticism of his decision to take part in the show during which Putin greeted him, […]

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Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November.

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Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can’t make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.   “The response from the global gaming community for PS4 (PlayStation 4) has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled […]

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Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

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Canonical has released the latest version of Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS and desktop and server installers are available on the Ubuntu website for download. The Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years and is also known as Trusty Tahr, as per Canonical’s naming scheme.   Not only will 14.04 […]

The post Tablet-friendly Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ 14.04 out: Windows XP replacement? appeared first on Tech2.

So Google has gone ahead and revamped its Camera app and now we can expect more features to be added in at a faster pace than earlier. Since its launch on the Play Store, we have seen quite a few people download the new app and one of the key new features is Lens Blur, […]

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ZTE has announced the Star 1, its LTE enabled Android KitKat phone in China. This single SIM phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC having a quad-core 1.6GHz processor.   The ZTE Star 1 is priced at Chinese Yuan 1399 which works out to approximately Rs 13,545. ZTE hasn’t announced any India launch […]

The post ZTE announces Star 1 with LTE support, Android 4.4.2 and a 5-inch full HD screen appeared first on Tech2.

The adoption of Google Android operating system by smartphone lovers has had a direct impact on its mobile app ecosystem as well. Android has a ton of exclusives now, which was one of the biggest selling points for its main rival, iOS.   As Android smartphones are becoming cheaper and Apple not relenting on their […]

The post Google Play Store still top in downloads, narrows revenue gap with Apple App Store appeared first on Tech2.

Naturally, everyone wants a piece of one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. India has seen a number of new brands make an entry in the smartphone market last year alone. From Chinese companies such as Gionee and Oppo, to American PC giants HP to brands such as Japan’s Panasonic, which has […]

The post Here’s how John Sculley’s Obi could succeed in the Indian smartphone market appeared first on Tech2.

When we first heard about John Sculley headlining an effort to launch a new smartphone brand in India, we must admit to being a bit sceptical. The former Apple CEO was said to have hired top talent from the Indian smartphone industry, but was going to be playing in a tough price point. The brand […]

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Smelling foul-play, local people and opposition party workers allegedly beat up Marshghai BDO Pati.
Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan said that the Census process was completed in 2011.
With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Shawan Sen visits various places in Mumbai to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Mumbai will vote on April 6 in the sixth phase ok Lok Sabha elections.
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The Supreme Court held that the CAG can audit the account books of private telecom companies that share revenues with the government for using spectrum.
Smelling foul-play, local people and opposition party workers allegedly beat up Marshghai BDO Pati.
Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan said that the Census process was completed in 2011.
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Research reveals that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 per cent.
The Lumia 2520 tablet was among the last products Nokia developed before deciding to sell its phone and devices unit to Microsoft.
The latest changes brought in by Windows 8.1 Update will give potential buyers fewer reasons to resist Windows 8.
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