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    • Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015 31 minutes ago

      New Delhi: It was in October last year when Google for the first time had announced Project Ara, its plans to let consumers design their own smartphones. The company then had revealed very less about its new project, but Google, at its first Project Ara developer conference this week, showed...
    • Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley to launch budget Obi mobiles in India 1 hour 9 minutes ago

      John Sculley, the former chief of Apple who apparently fired the late Steve Jobs from the company in the mid-1980s, is funding a venture that aims to launch low-cost smartphones in India that will be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 8,000. Sculley is bullish on growth in the Indian...
    • The first Heartbleed hacker arrested; accused of stealing taxpayer data from a Canadian government website 1 hour 52 minutes ago

      Ottawa: Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday. In what appeared to be the first report of an attack using a flaw in...
    • Is this Amazon's first-ever smartphone? 2 hours 41 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Amazon reportedly is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in June, but the phone has already been revealed in leaked images. BGR.com has put up a few pictures of what appears to be a prototype of the yet-to-be unveiled smartphone on its site. The phone in the leaked...
    • Microsoft most attractive employer, Sony India second: Survey 4 hours 22 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said. Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a...
    • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report 4 hours 32 minutes ago

      Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for...
    • Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles 4 hours 39 minutes ago

      San Francisco: Sony sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday. "Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in...
    • Election Watch Reporter app for Android lets citizens report election violations 4 hours 48 minutes ago

      New Delhi: In a bid to clean up the election campaigns in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have released an app named "Election Watch Reporter". The primary objective here is to help citizens report violations of model code of conduct. To...
    • Samsung's messaging app ChatOn now available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 5 hours 23 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry - with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte. "ChatON Version 3.5 is available on all major operating systems-- Android, Apple's iOS, Windows and Blackberry - from...
    • Google launches new Google Camera app with Lens Blur, brings Photo Sphere to non-Nexus devices 5 hours 37 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Google has launched a new camera app - Google Camera - for Android phones and tablets that brings many camera features that were previously available only on the Nexuus range to other Android devices and also includes new feature additions such as the Lens Blur. Lens Blur produces...
    • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 9 hours 36 minutes ago

      More than 25 bigwigs are trying their luck in Thursday's fifth phase of polling. With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. ...
    • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers 22 hours 29 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid mobile for internet usage...
    • AMD launches new processors in India at Rs 2,299 onwards 22 hours 33 minutes ago

      New Delhi: US-based chipmaker AMD launched new processors at price starting from Rs 2,299 in the country, a move that could help manufacturers lower prices of desktop PCs in India. The new APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit), based on AMD's Kabini AM1 platform, promises two times quicker computing and graphics performance...
    • Logitech X100 wireless speaker launched in India at Rs 2,995 23 hours 5 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Logitech India announced the latest addition to its range of Bluetooth audio products - Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker. It is said to deliver crystal-clear sound for its small size. It includes Bluetooth connectivity and has a batter backup of 5 hours. The built-in mic for handsfree phone calls...
    • Lava Iris 504Q with 5-inch display, 10MP camera launched in India at Rs 13,990 23 hours 15 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Lava launched its new smartphone - Iris 504Q+ - in the Indian market. Lava Iris 504Q+ is the successor to the Iris 504Q which was launched in June last year. The Lava Iris 504Q+ has a 10 megapixel rear autofocus camera, which is powered by Sony Exmor RS...
    • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 23 hours 49 minutes ago

      San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
    • Candy Crush game launched in China 23 hours 58 minutes ago

      Shanghai: Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as the UK-based mobile games maker looks to woo new users to support flagging sales in the United States and Europe. The web-based game, which...
    • Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for liquidation: Report Yesterday

      Bangalore: Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. These people cited the complexity of the procedure and the lack of...
    • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expected to file for US IPO next week Yesterday

      San Francisco: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering. Alibaba is expected to file prospectus for the share sale as...
    • Galaxy S5 to outsell Galaxy S4, says Samsung executive Yesterday

      Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets, a top executive said. The world's biggest smartphone maker has slashed prices of the S5, which rolled out...
    • 8 lesser-known built-in Android features that can help you make the most of your smartphone Yesterday

      Android users install a plethora of apps to enrich their smartphone experience, but what many miss on are built-in Android features that can make it even more fulfilling. These eight features come pre-loaded on Android phones running Jelly Bean and above and not all of them may be available on...
    • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones Yesterday

      San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung...
    • Windows Phone 8.1 review: Advances but still remains a work in progress Yesterday

      New York: Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality with Google Now's knack for anticipating what you need...
    • Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, plans to offer more sophisticated data analysis Yesterday

      Bangalore: Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signalling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government. The social media company said separately that it hired a Google executive...
    • Asus launches Fonepad 7 Dual SIM tablet in India at Rs 12,999 2 days ago

      New Delhi: Asus launched the successor to its Fonepad 7 tablet in India. Named "Fonepad 7 Dual SIM", the tablet has a 7-inch IPS display (1280x800) with a 178-degree viewing angle. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor and has slots for two SIM cards. The...
    • Google considers giving more value to encrypted sites in its search-engine results 2 days ago

      New Delhi: Google reportedly is mulling over giving priority in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption. However, such changes are unlikely to happen anytime soon as the plans are still in early stages. "Encrypting data transmitted over the Internet adds a barrier between web users and anyone that...
    • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected 2 days ago

      Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining...
    • 44 per cent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted: Report 2 days ago

      Washington: Around 44 per cent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet, according to a new report. The report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, said that 30 per cent of existing Twitter accounts have only sent one to 10 tweets. Just...