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  • Group led by Apple and Microsoft sells about 4,000 technology patents for $900 million 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    San Francisco: A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million. The deal announced marks another shift in the ownership of a patent portfolio auctioned off in 2011 after telecommunications company Nortel Networks went bankrupt. Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry,...
  • Smartphone touchscreen use leads to greater brain activity 16 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: Your smartphone touchscreen can actually change the way your thumb and brain work together, a new study has found. More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips are touched, researchers found. "I was really surprised by the scale of the...
  • Google, Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google and Microsoft have joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers. "Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day," Google chief legal officer...
  • 'Tis the season! Google highlights travel during the holiday season in its third Happy Holidays doodle 18 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 'Tis the season! Celebrating Christmas in its own distinctive style, Google has posted a video doodle - which is also the third doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The animated doodle highlights travel during the holiday season. Explaining the doodle posted on Thursday, doodler...
  • Ban on sale of OnePlus One handsets in India lifted by Delhi HC 18 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court lifted the December 16 ban on sale of OnePlus handsets embedded with Cyanogen software and asked its single judge who had passed the earlier order, to hear it afresh two weeks from now. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog while setting aside the single...
  • Ferrari Testarossa driven in the hit 1980s series 'Miami Vice' available on eBay for $1.75 million 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Miami Beach: Procrastinating holiday shoppers can now grab one of Miami's most iconic two-seaters: the all-white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by TV cops "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs in the hit 1980s series "Miami Vice." The car is available on eBay through January 7 and is being offered for $1.75...
  • 'The Interview' released on digital platforms; here's where you can watch the movie online 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    You don't need to leave your house to watch "The Interview." Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms. The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to show the movie after hackers stole internal documents and emails from Sony. The US said North...
  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery 20 hours 23 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with...
  • 'Mobile phone exports from India may drop to nil in 2015' Yesterday

    New Delhi: While government is pushing to make India hub for electronics manufacturing with 'Make in India' programme, a report has said that exports of mobile phones are estimated to crash to zero in 2015. "Mobile market grows by 32 per cent or to $12 billion in 2014 but imports take...
  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • Fx0: A transparent Firefox phone launched; the most expensive Firefox handset yet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mozilla in association with KDDI (with LG a silent partner) has announced the launch of what is the first Firefox phone in Japan. Named Fx0, the USP of the phone is its transparent shell and the golden Firefox logo adorning the home button. The phone that has been designed...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year Yesterday

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • 'Tis the season! Google marks Christmas Eve with second Happy Holidays doodle Yesterday

    New Delhi: Celebrating Christmas Eve, Google has posted the second doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The doodle posted on Wednesday features a man, who is probably heading for his home to celebrate the holiday season, in a red ski suit pulling a sleigh laden with his...
  • Huawei's smartphone sales shoot up after copying Xiaomi's online strategy Yesterday

    Beijing: China's Huawei Technologies has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi. Given the early signs, Huawei executives hope to emulate the phenomenal growth of...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras Yesterday

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with curved edge display launched at Rs 64,900 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note Edge smartphone in India. The phone that has a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps carries a price tag of Rs 64,900. The phone will be available in India from the...
  • Alibaba claims to have spent $161 million fighting fakes since 2013 2 days ago

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce company, spent over 1 billion yuan ($160.7 million) combating fake goods and for improving customer protection from the beginning of 2013 to the end of November, the firm said Tuesday. "From Alibaba Group's perspective, we bear a serious responsibility in this...
  • Sony threatens to sue Twitter if it doesn't ban accounts that are spreading hacked emails 2 days ago

    New York: Still recuperating from the embarrassing disclosure of several emails stolen in a hacking attack by a group called Guardians of Peace, Sony has reportedly threatened to sue Twitter unless it bans accounts that are linked to the leaks. According to The Verge, the threat was made in a letter...
  • Reading e-books before bedtime may adversely impact your sleep, overall health 2 days ago

    Washington: Use of a light-emitting electronic device such as e-books in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact sleep, overall health, alertness and the circadian clock, a new study has found. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) compared the biological effects of reading a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) compared to...
  • Micromax Yureka vs OnePlus One: Cyanogen has not been fair to both the companies, observes Delhi HC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology told the Delhi high court that its version of the Cyanogen operating system (OS) is different from the one that Micromax has an exclusive licence to for use in India. Shenzhen was recently restrained by the High Court from selling its devices in India...
  • Apple pushes first-ever automated security update to Macs; aims to protect them against newly identified bugs 2 days ago

    Boston: Apple has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines. The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of...
  • 'Tis the season! Google posts a Happy Holidays 2014 doodle 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Marking the beginning of the holiday season in many countries of the world, Google has posted an animated doodle that features a reindeer-driven sleigh with three child passengers and a driver dashing through the snow. The doodle has a Google logo placed on top of it. The doodle...
  • Government may review technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering a review of technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet, the previous UPA government's trumpeted low-cost computing device project. The first and second versions of the Aakash were shipped by vendor Datawind for Rs 2,276 and Rs 2,263 per unit. The Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY), which...
  • North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack 2 days ago

    Washington: North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumours of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's...
  • Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness 3 days ago

    New York: Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today's devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates as well as steps. Fitness experts predict their popularity and usefulness will...
  • India to be the second largest smartphone market by 2016: Report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will surpass the US as the second largest market for smartphones globally by 2016, helped by device makers offering affordable handsets, research firm eMarketer said. According to eMarketer, increasing penetration of affordable smart mobile devices in emerging markets will help smartphone users worldwide surpass the 2 billion-mark in...
  • Motorola launches 32GB Moto X (2nd generation) in India at Rs 32,999 onwards 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Motorola has now launched the 32GB variant of its new Moto X (2nd generation) in India. The 32GB Moto X is priced at Rs 32,999 for the base variant and Rs 34,999 for the wood finish and the leather back panel versions. The new model is also exclusively...
  • Selfie, the new-age autograph 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Clicking selfies became an urban cultural phenomenon in India during 2014 leaving autographs outdated. Whether it was about flaunting a new hairstyle, telling the world about a brush with a celebrity, a party with friends or visit to a landmark place, clicking selfies was the choice of millions. When superstar Shah...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 3 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...