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Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

Jun 26, 2014 at 03:52 | Source: BBC

Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live - both featuring rectangular screens - mark an attempt to standardise the way Android weara...

Nest reveals tie-ups with Jawbone, Mercedes and others

Jun 26, 2014 at 03:52 | Source: BBC

Google's Nest division is to allow its smart thermostats and smoke alarms to communicate with third party products. Initial tie-ups include letting Mercedes cars and Jawbone Up wristbands turn the heating on, and allowing Lifx's wi-fi conne...

US high court rules Aereo 'violates copyright law'

Jun 25, 2014 at 23:52 | Source: BBC

The US Supreme court has ruled against Aereo in a landmark case that pit the start-up TV company against some of the biggest US broadcasters. Aereo uses thousands of tiny antennas to pick-up TV signals and transmit them to subscribers who pay as litt...

Sky cars to be built in Tel Aviv

Jun 25, 2014 at 21:47 | Source: BBC

An elevated network of sky cars is to be built in Tel Aviv. A 500m loop will be built on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) followed by a commercial network, according to skyTran, the company that will build it. Two-person vehicles will ...

Police must get warrant before searching cellphones, rules US court

Jun 25, 2014 at 20:48 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: A unanimous US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants in a strong defense of digital age privacy.Cellphones are powerful devices unlike...

Microsoft to release Android-powered Nokia X2 handset

Jun 24, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

Microsoft has unveiled its first phone after completing its takeover of Nokia's handset division - and the device is powered by Android. The operating system, developed by Google, is usually seen as a rival to Microsoft's own Windows Phone ...

Hundreds of thousands vote in Hong Kong democracy "poll" in defiance of Beijing

Jun 23, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authori...

Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32 | Source: BBC

Google and Microsoft will add a kill-switch feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems. The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless. Authorities have been urging tech f...

Minnesota introduces kill switch bill for mobile theft

Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32 | Source: BBC

Minnesota has become the first US state to introduce so-called kill switch legislation. It means that all smartphones sold in the state from July 2015 must be fitted with anti-theft software. Such software allows owners to remotely disable and wipe t...

Marketers at FIFA World Cup setting up real-time rooms to engage with football fans globally

Jun 20, 2014 at 08:57 | Source: Economic Times

CANNES: The FIFA World Cup is arguably the biggest topic all marketers are currently obsessing about. The main course is the big budget commercials directed by awardwinning filmmakers for brands like Nike or Adidas. Or the five-minute-plus videos fea...

Four day wonder: Kanye-Kim wedding pic rules Instagram

Jun 19, 2014 at 20:09 | Source: FirstPost

The Vogue cover of April 2014 referred to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. The #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple got married on 24 May in Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in a private ceremony. Whether they are the mo...

Blackberry shares jump on surprise $23m profit

Jun 19, 2014 at 19:37 | Source: BBC

Shares in Blackberry jumped 12% in early trading on Wall Street after the troubled smartphone maker reported a surprise profit. Net profit for the three months to the end of March was $23m (£14m), compared with an $84m loss a year earlier. Revenue w...

eBay pulls sales of Chinese 'spyware phones'

Jun 19, 2014 at 19:37 | Source: BBC

EBay is barring listings for a smartphone after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware in its Chinese factory. A German security firm reported on Tuesday that the Android-powered Star N9500 sent personal data to a computer server in China, a...

Fire Phone: Can Amazon make us fall in love with 3D?

Jun 19, 2014 at 19:37 | Source: BBC

With the launch of a new 3D smartphone, Amazon has ventured into a market where few still dare to tread. A series of failures have led handset-makers to all but abandon 3D tech, but the US giant is betting on finally making us desire the extra dimens...

Branding the Mahatma: From Gandhi-inspired bedrooms to guesthouses

Jun 19, 2014 at 11:37 | Source: FirstPost

Love Mahatma Gandhi? Know that he stood for Swadeshi, Satyagraha and Self-sufficiency? Dont know what all that means. Never mind, you can now just create your ideal Gandhi-inspired bedroom claims, RedModelista website, with the title screaming, Steal...

Amazon Fire Phone: The best web reaction

Jun 19, 2014 at 02:32 | Source: BBC

We'd known it was coming for some time - and on Wednesday, Amazon finally did it: it launched a smartphone. Not just any smartphone, the company would have you believe, but a game-changing one, with 3D visuals and innovative software that will c...

Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D views and gesture controls

Jun 19, 2014 at 01:12 | Source: BBC

Amazon has unveiled its first handset, offering 3D effects - thanks to four face-tracking cameras on its front - and gesture controls. The Fire Phone allows its user to change an image's perspective by moving their head, rather than creating a p...

Facebook launches app to share short-lived photos, videos

Jun 18, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New York, June 18 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot that allows people to share short-lived photos and videos with one another.Slingshot requires users to share something before they can view images from o...

EBay pulls sales of Chinese 'spyware phones'

Jun 18, 2014 at 21:17 | Source: BBC

EBay is barring listings for a smartphone after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware in its Chinese factory. A German security firm reported on Tuesday that the Android-powered Star N9500 sent personal data to a computer server in China, a...

Malware makers 'tailor' Android threats geographically

Jun 18, 2014 at 21:17 | Source: BBC

Cyber thieves who target Android phones are getting more sophisticated, suggests a report. Malware makers are tailoring their creations to make the most of conditions in each territory, said the report by mobile security firm Lookout. In some places ...

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