A San Diego-based biotech firm called Organovo has announced its ambitious target of printing a human liver using 3D technology by the end of next year.
Organovo has claimed that it will use "bioprinting" technology, which lays down layer after layer of live cells, to successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014.
The biotech firm admitted that producing the vascular system that is required to provide a tissue with life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients remained a major stumbling block; but it added that it had conquered that issue to a degree.
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is working on an Android-based smartphone codenamed Normandy, which will be available in a wide range of colours, according to a new leak.
As per the newest leak by Twitter user @evleaks, the Nokia Normandy will be a budget smartphone that will run Google's widely-popular mobile operating system Android, and be available in six colours, viz. white, black, green, yellow, cyan and red.
Apart from the vibrant colours, the leak also revealed the potential phone's profile. According to the leak, the Nokia Normandy will have a Lumia-like profile.
Microsoft has just announced the release of an updated version of the Facebook for Windows Phone 8 that boats toast notifications in addition to revamped primary & secondary live tiles.
The recently released update is a massive one and also includes performance boosters and numerous bug fixes. Microsoft, the world's leading software firm, has promised that users would not miss any conversation or status update with various enhancements.
U. S. wireless carrier Sprint may soon announce a deal to acquire rival network provider T-Mobile USA, according to fresh media reports.
As per a new report by Reuters, Japan-based SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, is the `final stages' of discussions with Deutsche Telekom over the potential purchase of T-Mobile.
The report explained that SoftBank has plans to use Sprint shares to acquire T-Mobile from its German parent firm Deutsche Telekom in a deal worth around $19 billion.
Smartphones equipped with much-hyped enterprise software known as Knox are also vulnerable to hacking attacks, security researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University have warned.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Ben-Gurion University researchers have discovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to access a handset user's emails and other personal information.
While Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc is confident that its recently announced deal with China Mobile will allow it to grab a bigger share of the lucrative smartphone market in the world's most populous country; many analysts doubt that the deal would make a dent in overall smartphone market.
As per an estimate, the deal will help the Cupertino firm sell anywhere between 10-40 million iPhones during next fiscal year. But, some argue that the deal will not make a big difference as the iPhone is already available in China through China Unicom and china Telecom.
Cyber security industry leader RSA has denied the allegation that it had a secret deal with the National Security Agency (NSA) that facilitated the government agency to spy on businesses and individuals.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden recently exposed a new secret document that reportedly revealed a secret agreement between the NSA and RSA. According to the leaked document, the NSA gave $10 million to RSA to place a flawed formula within encryption software that is used by business and individuals to secure their confidential information in computers.
In a recent email sent out to some of the users of Windows Phone software, Microsoft has notified that it is giving them an additional 20GB of SkyDrive storage for one year, over and above the 7GB free storage capacity that is already available to them.
SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service, which competes with two popular standouts, Google Drive and Dropbox.
According to the email sent out by Microsoft, the additional 20GB SkyDrive storage for some Windows Phone users is a holiday gift from the company; and the offer can be availed only by `Windows Phone Enthusiast Users.'
Widely-popular social-networking service Twitter Inc has confirmed that it has made some significant tweaks to its mobile emergency alert system called `Twitter Alerts'.
Twitter Alerts, which allows participant organizations to hurl alerts about emergencies and disasters, was first launched in September this year.
The micro-blogging service yesterday said that users of Android and iOS platforms would be able to subscribe to emergency alerts straight from the participating organization's Twitter profile.
Ubisoft's "South Park: The Stick of Truth" has failed to appease Australian game rates, who have reportedly censored the oft-delayed RPG.
Emerging reports suggest that the Australian Classification Board has nearly banned the game due to its controversial content. The ratings board is reportedly concerned over various scenes, including the one in which characters are examined in their nether regions by aliens.
Multiplatform pay-TV channel Epix has officially announced the availability of its premium content to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 authenticated subscribers.
The Epix app was launched on Windows 8.1 platform on Thursday, December 19, becoming the first premium television network available as an app in the Windows Store.
Announcing the launch of pay-TV channel on Windows 8.1, Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said, "Launching the Epix app on Windows 8.1 expands our collaboration with Microsoft to offer subscribers unparalleled content and experience from any device at any time."
Little-known Chinese handset manufacturer Meizu has revealed its intention to enter the U. S. market, saying there is a room in the American market for another player.
Meizu said it should not be taken lightly when it comes to manufacturing high end smartphones, which was the case with most Chinese manufacturers. It added that it had plans to preview its various smartphones at CES 2014.
The Internet was recently awash with reports about a Yahoo project aimed at offering a competitor to Apple's virtual assistant app Siri; but any inquiry by TechCrunch has revealed that Yahoo was not behind the project.
A video posted yesterday showed a man driving around speaking to an app capable of recognizing his speech. The video prompted many to predict that it was Yahoo's answer to Apple Siri and Google Now.
Games giant Valve has added `VR support' category to its widely popular digital distribution service Steam, making it easier for users to find games for the upcoming Oculus Rift console.
Steam is currently offering a total of 9 games under the VR support category, including the Valve Complete Pack, Strike Suit Zero and Surgeon Simulator 2013.
The absence of Euro Truck Simulator from the list is definitely a bad thing for gamers, but this title could also be made available under the category soon as the game's Oculus Rift support is currently in the testing phase.
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