Computer giant Dell on Thursday introduced the world to its new education-geared range of laptops called Latitude 13, which can efficiently withstand the common knocks & tumbles to which school children often subject their devices.
Available immediately with starting price tag of $539, the Latitude 13 laptop features a 13.3-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. Processor options range from Intel's Celeron Dual Core chip all the way to a powerful Core i5.
A U. S. Court has one again rejected Apple Inc's request to ban more than twenty Samsung devices, giving a tough blow to the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant's chances of winning the patent legal battle against Samsung Electronics Co.
U. S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose rejected the request saying that Apple had not met a more fundamental requirement that its patented touchscreen software boosts demand for the handsets in question.
American meat & cold cut production firm Oscar Mayer has come up with an innovative small device that can transform an iPhone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.
When plugged into an iPhone's headphone jack, the device emits the sound as well as smell of sizzling bacon. Users can use Oscar Meyer-created mobile app to set an alarm to wake up to the smell of bacon in the morning.
Leading photo provider Getty Images has announced the launch of an Embed tool that allows people to use million of photos free of cost for noncommercial purposes.
Getty Images, which is well-known for the premiere collection of professional quality images on the Internet, previously used to charge licensing fees from people who wanted to access its extensive portfolio.
Microsoft has finally completed the rollout of its Skype on Outlook. com feature, allowing users of the webmail service to make Skype video and voice calls straight from their Outlook inbox, regardless of where they are located in the world.
Previously, the service was available in a few markets, including Britain, Germany and the United States.
Karen Tong, senior product marketing manager for Skype, yesterday confirmed the development, saying it would enable users worldwide to place Skype video and voice calls and launch chats straight from the browser window.
Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which allows startups to raise funds to transform their ideas into realities, has finally hit the $1-billion-mark in pledges.
On Monday, the company said in a statement that it had received its billionth dollar in pledges. The crowdfunding platform also said in the statement that a total of 5.7 million people had thus far pledged money to various projects posted on the platform.
Social gaming giant Zynga on Monday announced three new mobile games, viz. Farmville 2: Country Escape, New Words with Friends, and New Zynga Poker.
The "FarmVille 2: Country Escape" game, which is already available PC, challenges gamers to raise crops in a coastal setting on their mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It has rewards system similar to that of existing FarmVille 2. It also offers "Social Control" options to prevent you from spamming all your friends and family with your progress. What makes it more worthwhile is that it works offline.
A woman was verbally and physically assaulted as well as robbed outside a bar in San Francisco, California because she was wearing Google's high-tech internet-compatible spectacles called Google Glass.
Sarah Slocum, a social media consultant, said that some Google Glass haters threw things outside the Lower Haight bar and when she ran after one of them another person stole her purse and cellphone wallet.
Network provider has selected Alabama's Carbon Hill and Florida's West Delray Beach for trialing transition of the company's copper wire line customers to phone service delivered wirelessly or over internet.
The planned trials will have to get approval from the U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If all goes as planned, the company will carry out transition of all of its landline customers over to wireless or VOIP (voice over internet protocol) delivery for phone service.
The Internet world is enthusiastically waiting to celebrate the first quarter century of the World Wide Web (WWW) as it is turning 25 on 12th of March this year. While the exact date of the creation of the WWW is quite debatable, it is widely believed that the WWW was born on 12th of March 1989.
The Pew Research Center on Thursday released a survey report showing how far the web has come over the past two and a half decades.
The Google Now launcher, which was launched for the Nexus 5, is now available to more Android-based devices, thanks to its availability through the Google Play Store.
Google on Thursday brought the same launcher to its digital store Google Play as a free download.
The Google Now Launcher provides the company a way to update the home screen experience without any need to update Android operating system. The etch giant has applied this philosophy to some of its applications like Gmail and YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
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