Facebook can tell when a user will change status from “single” to “in a relationship”

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 ditches Samsung as chip manufacturer: report

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.


Flappy Bird creator deleted the game because it was too “addictive”

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has said that he had pulled the game from Apple's App Store because it had become a problem and ruined his simple life.

The free gaming app was No. 1 across all app stores until it was deleted. It was reportedly generating at least $50,000 per day through advertisements until it was pulled out of App Store.

In an interview with Forbes, Nguyen said Flappy Bird had become an addictive product. He found that sort of overnight success overwhelming and he could not sleep.


No credit-card data of any kind accessed by hackers: Kickstarter

Popular fundraising platform Kickstarter has confirmed that it hackers breached its cyber security system and slipped away some of its users' personal data. But, the crowd-funding site assured that hackers could not access any kind of credit-card information of its users.

Confirming the hacking attack, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler said law enforcement officials contacted alerted the company about the breach on Wednesday night last week. They told the company that hackers had gained unauthorized access to some of the company's customers' data.


HTC to release Android 4.4 KitKat update for One Max and One Mini

HTC's two smartphones, viz. HTC One Max and HTC One Mini, will get the latest Android 4.4 KitKat software in a couple of months time, the Taiwan-based handset maker has confirmed.

The American arm of HTC has announced that the KitKat updates for the two devices are already in the works, adding that the HTC One Max would likely get it in March, while the HTC One Mini would get it in April.



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