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Selfie-stick sellers face fines in South Korea

Dec 02, 2014 at 01:32 | Source: BBC

In South Korea, selling a selfie stick that lets people photograph themselves could mean a fine of up to £17,300 if the gadget is unregistered. South Korea's radio management agency has issued guidelines outlawing the sale of unregistered self...

Obama and daughters hit bookstore for Small Business Saturday

Nov 30, 2014 at 09:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and his teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia, went to an independent book store in Washington to buy books as a way to promote Small Business Saturday, an event aimed at boosting small businesses.&quo...

Mockingjay, Part 1 review: Hunger Games' Katniss & co's exploits aren't tedious at all

Nov 28, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: FirstPost

by Aditya KundalkarMaking sequels cant be easy. Maintaining the fragile arc of a story for the duration of one film is hard enough. Thats where the makers of the Hunger Games movies have an advantage. The books, and therefore, the story arcs, already...

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill to battle escalating jihadist threat

Nov 27, 2014 at 08:51 | Source: FirstPost

London: Britain today unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill has alr...

BlackBerry to iPhone users: Please take $550 cash and switch to BlackBerry Passport

Nov 26, 2014 at 15:31 | Source: FirstPost

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.The promotion was announced late Monday and will be available starting next month until ...

India is the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia: IDC

Nov 26, 2014 at 14:41 | Source: FirstPost

India is the fastest growing market in Asia Pacific with a quarter-on-quarter growth of 27 percent in Q3 2014 (July-September). According to IDC, the market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shi...

Selfie stick makes it to Time's 25 best inventions list

Nov 24, 2014 at 17:28 | Source: FirstPost

The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014."If 2013 was the year in which sel...

It adds genuine value? Selfie stick makes it to Time's best inventions list

Nov 23, 2014 at 12:40 | Source: FirstPost

The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014."If 2013 was the year in which sel...

Micromax Unveils YU Brand, Smartphones Based On CyanogenMod Targeted <b>...</b>

Nov 23, 2014 at 06:00 | Source: Money Rediff News Report

The second largest handset manufacturer in India, Micromax, announced its decision to launch a new smartphone brand Yu, which will be sold online ONLY – a take-off on the popular Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi&#39;s business model. The new brand w...

Gorilla Glass 4 to toughen smartphone screens

Nov 22, 2014 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Glassmaker Corning Incorporated has unveiled the super tough Gorilla Glass 4, the latest version of its hardened glass covers that save smartphone and tablet screens from damage.The new material is about twice as tough as Gori...

Selfie stick in Time magazine's best inventions list

Nov 22, 2014 at 21:30 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014."If 2013...

BlackBerry Scores Free Ad as Obama Retrieves Smartphone

Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: Bloomberg

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) got a free advertisement today from one of its favorite, longtime customers -- President Barack Obama. White House reporters today spotted Obama walk back off the Marine One helicopter shortly after boarding and return to the ...

Alcatel OneTouch Flash &#39;selfie&#39; smartphone launched for Rs 9999 in India <b>...</b>

Nov 21, 2014 at 20:00 | Source: VC Circle

Unveiled in May this year, Huawei&#39;s flagship smartphone Ascend P7 is now up for grabs in India. A successor to the original Ascend P6, the device runs on the Android KitKat operating system and sports a slightly bigger 5 inch display (in comp...

Javadekar says 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work

Nov 21, 2014 at 17:19 | Source: FirstPost

Gandhinagar: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.Through his recorded video message at 'Wastech', an international summit on waste management org...

Google, Rockstar settle Nortel patent litigation suit

Nov 21, 2014 at 03:02 | Source: BBC

Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - have agreed to settle a patent litigation suit, according to a court filing. The settlement terms were not disclosed. In 2011, Rockstar paid $4.5bn (£2.9bn) for thousands ...

WhatsApp behind half of Italian divorce cases: Attorney group

Nov 21, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

Rome, Nov 20 (IANS) Almost half of the divorce cases in Italy rely at least in part on information gathered through the instant messaging service WhatsApp, according to the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers.Analysts say social media is playi...

India is becoming our largest overseas market, says Xiaomi CEO Jun Lei

Nov 20, 2014 at 20:00 | Source: VC Circle

Jun Lei, co-founder and CEO China&#39;s smartphone maker Xiaomi, has said that India is becoming its largest overseas market and the firm has the opportunity to become the number one brand in the world, Bloomberg reported. He made the remark at W...

After Snapdeal, it's Flipkart: Man gets empty box instead of pen drive, thrice

Nov 20, 2014 at 11:49 | Source: FirstPost

Bad experiences with e-commerce are not uncommon: your products are not delivered, sometimes they are lost and sometimes they are delivered to you, but not in one piece.Recently, Snapdeal delivered one man a soap and a brick instead of the smartphone...

Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

Nov 19, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.The bloodstains had been washed aw...

Nokia launches N1 Android tablet, an iPad lookalike

Nov 19, 2014 at 13:30 | Source: FirstPost

Finland's Nokia launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple's iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft for over $7 billion.Nokia, a name which ...

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