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.
Continuing its buying spree, Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday announced that it was acquiring a small California-based content delivery start-up called PeerCDN.
Like other content delivery companies, PeerCDN own servers and other information technology (IT) resources to deliver various sorts of content, particularly streaming video, while ensuring fast response times and low bandwidth costs. Content delivery companies are based on content replication, where several copies of content are positioned on purposefully detached servers.
Oculus VR recently raised $75 million in funding, taking a big leap towards its aim to make its virtual-reality headset for video games, the Oculus Rift, available everywhere. But, many experts believe that it will not be easy for the California-based start-up to make a dent in the existing video game world.
Researchers at New York's Cornell University have successfully used 3D printing technology to create a working loudspeaker.
The researchers seamlessly integrated the plastic, conductive as well as magnetic components of loudspeaker and the consumer electronic product was ready for use almost as soon as it came out of the 3D printer.
Apoorva Kiran and Robert MacCurdy, graduate students in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, led the project under the supervision of Prof. Hod Lipson.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram recently unveiled a new service that allows its users to share their private photos as well as videos with their friends and relatives.
The Instagram Direct allows users to send private photos and videos to their select friends and family members that they do not like to share with others on the network.
The new service was unveiled by Kevin Systrom, the founder of the photo-sharing service, in front of media persons in Manhattan. Systrom stressed that the new service had been created with a sole aim to foster intimacy.
The most recent prolonged, multiday Yahoo Mail outage has hiked the level of difficulty that the Internet firm has been facing in retaining the loyalty of the service's users.
The technical glitch erupted on Monday night, when many users of the service reported that they were unable to deliver messages. The webmail system continued troubling many of its users by Thursday, with several of the emails that had been sent during the down time still unable to find their recipients. Yahoo engineers were not able to pin down right away what was the cause of the issue.
Tech giant Google Inc. has confirmed that it has acquired Boston Dynamics - the maker of some of the world's most sophisticated robots, including "BigDog" and "Atlas".
Founded in 1992 by Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics best-known four-legged robot BigDog can carry heavy loads of several hundred pounds, even over rough terrain. It is perfect for use in combats and relief works. In 2008, Boston dynamics had posted a video of BigDog on Google popular video-sharing site YouTube. The video had gained more than 15 million hits.
Smartphone chip giant Qualcomm Inc. on Friday announced that its chief operating officer (COO) Steve Mollenkopf would be its next chief executive officer (CEO).
Mollenkopf will succeed current Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, which will step down next year.
The announcement may be a setback for Redmond-based software giant Microsoft, which was reportedly considering Mollenkopf as one of major candidates to replace retiring Steve Ballmer. Mr. Ballmer, who has been leading Microsoft from around 13 years, announced in August that he would retire within a year once a perfect replacement is found.
Yahoo has apologized to its Mail users for the recent outage, admitting that the outage was much more complex than it initially appeared.
Issuing an apology to Yahoo Mail users for the inconvenience caused by the long-drawn-out, multiday outage, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in the company's official Tumblr blog that it took them several days to resolve the issue because of the issue's more complex nature than originally estimated.
Blue Goji has introduced a video game system called Goji Play, which has purposely designed for the gym; rather than for the living room.
The $99 Goji Play is a five-piece set of video game peripherals & accessories which work wirelessly with iOS-based devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
More precisely, it is compatible with iPad 3 and later, iPhone 4s and later, iPad mini and later, and fifth-generation iPod Touch and later. All these devices must be running on at least 6.1 version of Apple's mobile operating system.
Widely popular video-sharing service YouTube has confirmed that it is opening up live streaming to all verified accounts.
Confirming the move, YouTube said that anyone with a verified YouTube account would now be able to stream live videos to the Web. Users will also be able to launch a Google+ Hangout on Air straight from the YouTube Live events manager. Therefore, they will be able to have an easier access to their followers on the Internet search giant's social network.
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