In a bid to better protect consumers, particularly children, against unexpected costs from in-app purchases, the European Commission (EC) is going to hold a meeting with game developers and executives from Apple and Google.
The Consumer Protection Corporation and member states of the European Union have long been condemning various forms of misleading advertising in games. Consumer activists have been arguing that the use of the word 'free' should only be allowed for only those games that are indeed free.
Tech giant Google Inc is looking at what its potential employees are capable of doing and not at their college degrees.
Laszlo Bock, senior vice-president of people operations at Google, noted in an interview that the company had determined that grade point averages (GPAs) were worthless as a criterion for hiring.
Widely used Wi-Fi networks can be infected with a virus that spreads like a real airborne infection in a densely populated area, a new research has revealed.
A team of researchers at the University of Liverpool have successfully shown that a virus capable of infecting Wi-Fi networks can spread as efficiently as the common cold. They simulated an attack on Wi-Fi networks in Belfast and London by a virus called "Chameleon" and found that it could spread quickly between homes and businesses.
Continuing its buying spree, tech giant Google Inc has acquired a British fraud detection company called Spider. io to strengthen its position against growing online fraud.
Neal Mohan, vice president of Display Advertising at Google, said that the company would utilize its Spider. io's technology to improve the quality of its video and display advertising products.
Acer will soon add two new Android-based smartphones, viz. the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4, to its lineup of international mobile devices.
The Liquid E3 is the higher end smartphone of the two. It runs on Google's Android 4.2.2 operating system with Acer's Liquid UI overlay. Liquid UI is Quick Mode that replaces the conventional Android home screen with a tile-based launcher. It provides quick access to dialer, messages and other often-used applications.
The "Twitch Plays Pokemon" live stream experiment received overwhelming response from gamers that put unprecedented stress on Twitch's servers, the company's customer experience director Jason Maestas said.
Twitch is a game-streaming service that allows users to broadcast videogames to the world. Typically, a Twitch stream offers a passive experience. But last week, the services offered "Twitch Plays Pokemon" that was controlled completely by viewers via Twitch's chat feature.
Some residents and businesses in Brunswick and South Morang are facing risk of being disconnected from phone and internet services unless they apply to their service providers to join the national broadband network (NBN) before their existing services are cut off in May this year.
NBN Co has advised residents and businesses in the regions to make the switch from their existing landline, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services to NBN equipment before 28th of March.
South Korean electronics maker LG's flagship smartphone, the LG G Flex, boasts a number of unique features that allows it steal the show from the likes of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets.
The LG G Flex features a 6-inch curved P-OLED capacitive touchscreen that is also built on plastic substrates instead of typical glass, which supposedly will give the handset better durability. However, its resolution of 720p may be somewhat depressing for some users who really want to enjoy high-quality playback on the device.
Luxury car maker Volvo is developing an innovative system that will enable online shoppers to get their parcels delivered direct to their cars rather than their homes.
Currently, there are a number of services like Amazon and eBay that allow you to shop online, but there must be person at home to receive the parcel and sign for the resulting delivery. What is more ironic is that parcels usually delivered during the day when most people are away at work.
The Spike Aerospace S-512 supersonic jet will allow its passengers to feast their eyes on outside panorama even as it will not have windows.
The upcoming supersonic private jet, which will travel at a speed of up to 1,370 mph, will have displays instead of windows. The giant displays will be created using a number of exterior cameras, which will capture the outside panorama and bring it to passengers through displays.
WhatsApp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has assured that the popular mobile instant-messaging firm will remain autonomous and operate independently even after its merger with Facebook.
On Wednesday, social-networking giant Facebook confirmed that that it was going to acquire WhatsApp for around $16 billion to expand its global reach. The potential merger was revealed in a filing by the company with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
Koum assured WhatsApp users that they should not worry that the service would change because of the merger.
Cloud security startup Elastica has confirmed that it has received $6.3 million in Series A funding from Mayfield Fund.
Elastica, which was launched in 2012, is a cloud application security firm that enables companies to leverage cloud apps & services while maintaining high security. It also announced the launch of its new apps that offer real-time threat detection as well as post-incident forensic analysis.
Popular streaming service Hulu on Tuesday named former Sony executive Tian Lim as its new upcoming Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mr. Lim, who will replace Hulu's interim CTO Brad Sutter, was responsible for content store on Japan-based Sony's PlayStation (PS) platform. More precisely, he was responsible for client & service engineering for the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation4 and Web, and several of the network features of the PlayStation4.
Popular social-networking service can reportedly tell when a user is going to change his/her status from "single" to "in a relationship" even before the user makes the change.
The Facebook Data Science research service has claimed that a study conducted by it in more than three years revealed a few trends on Facebook that showed that the social network could predict the potential change in a user's status.
To reach the conclusion, the research service analyzed nearly 18 million posts by 460,000 couples between 2010 and 2013.
Apple Inc has ditched Samsung as manufacturing partner for its A8 chip in favor of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Taiwan-based TechNews has reported.
According to the report, Apple relieved Samsung of its duties regarding the smartphone chip because its 20nm manufacturing process was delivering low yields. The Taiwanese technology news sites also reported that TSMC has already started manufacturing Cupertino, California-based Apple's next-generation A8 chips.
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