Google Chrome support for Windows XP will remain available until at least a year after Microsoft's own support for the widely-popular operating system comes to an end.
While Microsoft has declared that it would end all extended support for Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014; Google announced that its Chrome support for the operating system would be available until April 2015.
Google said it decided to extend its Chrome support for Windows XP because hundreds of millions of users were still using the operating system.
All mobile phone networks in Australia can now send emergency text alerts to mobile phone users near an emergency.
Previously, emergency text alerts could be sent only to a mobile phone's registered service address. It means visitors to the area didn't receive these warning text messages.
Optus network and Vodafone Hutchison Australia network will join Telstra, which was thus far the only network able to send emergency text messages.
The change aims at reaching all active mobile phone users, including those roaming on various Australian mobile phone networks.
Victoria Police can now hide their speed camera cars to protect operators from angry motorists, thanks to new rules.
The re-written operating rules state that mobile speed camera cars can be hidden behind vegetation, road signs or street posts.
Superintendent Dean McWhirter said that the re-written camera operating rules particularly aimed at enhancing safety for the operators of the mobile camera.
Renowned consumer electronics giant LG is preparing to LG G Flex curved smartphone sometime next month, fresh reports suggest.
Images of the much-rumored flexible LG smartphone, released recently online, shows that the upcoming device will boast six-inch OLED panel. However, neither hard specs not pricing of the screen was revealed. The precise date of availability of the device is also yet to be revealed.
LG is not the first company to introduce a curved smartphone. Rival manufacturer Samsung has already introduced the world to its curved smartphone - the Galaxy Round.
Apple Inc's next iPhone will feature a significantly bigger screen than that of the recently released iPhone 5S and its cheaper model 5C, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White predicted.
Citing information from an Apple supplier, Brian said that he was confident that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant would launch a bigger-screen iPhone next year.
He predicted that next-generation iPhone, which will most probably be called iPhone 6, will feature nearly 5-inch screen. The latest iPhones, viz. the iPhone 5G and 5C, feature 4-inch screens.
Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has reportedly admitted that it breached its own labour policies using forced labour as part of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) manufacturing operation.
Citing reports published in Hong Kong's Oriental Daily, GamesInAsia website reported that Foxconn forced thousands of student 'interns' from the Xi'an Institute of Technology to work overtime and in night shifts.
The report also revealed that the students were working at the controversial manufacturer's Yantai plant that has gained the contract to assemble Sony's latest game console.
Automobile giant Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday took wraps off a next-generation car featuring an autopilot system that boasts ground-breaking crash-protection technology.
The innovative Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system of the car helps avoid collisions even as the driver is out of touch of the steering-wheel.
The AHDA system allows cars to communicate wirelessly with other vehicles to avoid a collision with each other. It keeps the vehicle in the middle of the road, irrespective of the number of twists and turns ahead.
Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday introduced a new version of its mobile app designed explicitly for Android devices with larger screen.
Twitter announced the availability of the app exclusively for the 2014 edition of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1. The company also announced that it was working with the South Korea-based electronics giant to add features to the new app that are not available in the already existing apps.
Australian scientists have developed a 3D Smart Vision technology that helps users choose the right "specs" online.
Develop by Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation), the Smart Vision system is already being used by Glasses. com under the name of 3Dfit Technology.
To use the innovative technology, a person has to first of all load the 3Dfit app onto his/her iPad, and then has to take photographs of his/her head. Using those photos, the app will then create a 3D model of the person's face.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday announced the availability of its low-cost service data archiving and backup storage service Glacier and fully-managed cloud data warehouse Redshift for its customers in the Sydney region.
Glacier is available at a price as low as $0.01 per GB per month. It helps users store large amounts of data without having to manage hardware; while Redshift is a fully-managed data warehouse in the cloud that promises to significantly lower the cost of a data warehouse as compared with on-premises methods.
Samsung suffered a tough blow on Tuesday after the U. S. White House upheld an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling imposing import ban on some of the South Korean manufacturer's smartphones and tablets.
The ITC imposed the ban on some older-model of Samsung smartphones and tablets in August this year, saying the products infringed patents owned by Cupertino, California-based Apple.
Confirming President Barack Obama administration's lates move, Trade Representative Michael Froman said that the import ban would help protect the country's intellectual property rights.
Redmond, Washington-based software giant
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced its plans to offer discounts on its Internet-based cloud service Azure.
Satya Nadella, cloud & enterprise at Microsoft, announced that the company would offer discounts on its Windows Azure cloud service and also on annual payment plans for customers who sign up for multi-year contracts called Enterprise Agreements, starting November 1.
Fox News has revamped its newsroom set by replacing its traditional desks with new enormous touchscreens, providing its journalists with brand new tools to track developing stories and bring them to viewers in real time.
A video released on Monday showed new Fox News Deck, with journalists sitting behind enormous Windows-based 55-inch Microsoft touchscreen tablets.
The newfangled Fox News Deck was debuted by anchor Shepard Smith, who said touchscreens would be the future of the newsroom.
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