Scrapbooking social network Pinterest has tweaked the power of some of its pins so that everyone, including businesses, can get more details on the showcased items.
Pinterest has allowed users to organize and collect or pin things from around the Internet. It has worked really hard to make pins more useful by adding germane information to certain sorts of pins and allowing users to pin using mobile apps.
Netflix and YouTube consume nearly half of internet capacity at peak hours in the U. S., according to a fresh bandwidth study by Sandvine.
According to the Sandvine Networks Internet Phenomena, popular video streaming service Netflix accounted for 32.5 per cent of total downstream traffic on U. S. fixed line networks as of the first half of 2013.
With 17.11 per cent share, Google's video service YouTube emerged as the second biggest guzzler of the internet capacity in the U. S.
Google is well known for its marking special days and occasions, and this week it added "Atari Breakout" into Google Image Search to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the popular arcade video game.
When a user types in "Atari Breakout" in Google image search, the search engine recreate the classic arcade video game allowing the user to play the game through the various levels; instead of displaying numerous rows of images.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has asked tech giants to detail what efforts they are making to tackle the rising problem of device theft.
Schneiderman has sent out letters to the chiefs of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, stressing on the urgent need to tackle the problem of device theft.
The city has been suffering a drastic increase in violent street crimes called "Apple Picking," which refers to the theft and snatching of smartphones and other devices.
Amazon, one of the world's leading sellers of both e-readers and tablets, has confirmed that it has hit a deal with Samsung to acquire display manufacturer Liquavista.
Liquavista makes use of electrowetting technology to produce colour displays for portable media players and e-readers.
Confirming the deal, Amazon said, "We are always looking for new technologies we may be able to incorporate into our products. The Liquavista team shares our passion for invention and is creating exciting new technologies with a lot of potential."
Google is all set to announce the launch of a centralized gaming hub for Android, a leaked APK obtained and published by Android Police suggests.
Android Police claimed that it got its hands on a just-released APK for Play Services, which suggests that Google would soon announce the launch of gaming hub for Android.
Code in the leaked APK also suggests that the new platform will offer matchmaking, in-game chat, achievements, invitations, leader-boards and all that. It will also feature game data cloud saving feature that will allow players to pick up from where they would left off.
Software giant Microsoft has announced its plans to make enhancements and additions in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the company's popular Office suite, within the next twelve months.
The Redmond-based software firm said that their main objective behind making the planned enhancements in the Office Web Apps was to enable users to create polished Office documents from the very start to finish, all from the Web.
The new features will enable real-time co-authoring of documents as well as of the apps in Android tablets through mobile Chrome browser support.
Two popular apps for windows Phone, viz. YouTube and Foursquare, yesterday received major updates.
The update issued by Microsoft gave a new look to popular video-sharing website YouTube, in addition to a number of new features. The list of new features that update for Windows Phone 8 version of YouTube has brought includes the ability to pin videos, channels, playlists, and searches to the Start screen as Live Tiles and a new playlist design.
U. S. Cellular has confirmed that it has signed a contract with Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple to sell widely popular iPhones.
As per media reports, the announcement was made by U. S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon during his address to investors & analysts on Friday last week. As per the terms of the contract, U. S. Cellular will purchase nearly $1.2 billion worth of Apple iPhones over a period of three years starting later this year.
CenturyLink Inc, the incumbent phone firm in Omaha, has announced that it would provide nearly 48,000 homes and businesses in West Omaha with Internet speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1Gbps) under a pilot high-speed fiber network initiative.
The Internet speed of 1Gbps is around 100 times faster than average broadband speeds in the state.
The company claimed that it new service would allow subscribers to download high-definition (HD) movies in seconds and also provide them with instant access to cloud services and apps on demand.
The much-awaited Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock has finally become available for purchase for $299.99.
The Mac accessory, which was unveiled in January 2012, provides users with instant access to a total of eight ports by connecting merely one high-speed Lightning cable to their Mac computer.
As per Belkin's claims, the Thunderbolt's high speed enables users to download a high-definition (HD) feature film in just 30 seconds, or sync one year's worth of constant music in just 10 minutes.
Technology giant IBM on Monday announced the launch of a new appliance that can manage data from a great number of mobile devices and sensors.
Designed keeping the auto, traffic management, healthcare, home appliance, oil & gas industries in mind, the IBM MessageSight appliance is based on the MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) technology.
Microsoft is considering cleaner and trendy logos for its various brands like Xbox, Skype and Bing.
The announcement about Microsoft's plans to introduce new logos, Windows Phone design studio GM Albert Shum and Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons at the Design Day 2013 Event, which recently took place in Norway.
The duo discussed the Redmond-based software giant's efforts to renovate its design identity. Mr. Simmons indicated that Microsoft products like Xbox, Skype and Bing would see new logos soon.
South Korean electronics giant LG has announced the launch of the Optimus F5 smartphone in France, and said several other markets, including Commonwealth of Independent States, South & Central America and Asia will get the new handset over the coming few weeks.
The Optimus F Series is family of Android OS-based smartphones that boasts LTE connectivity as well as affordability. The F5 handset features a 4.3-inch IPS display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor and a 2,150 mAh battery.
Online daily deals site LivingSocial has requested its customers to immediately rest their passwords as their existing passwords could be misused in wake of recent hacking attack.
The Washington, D. C-based site on Friday confirmed that it became a victim of a powerful cyber hacking attack, which affected personal data of its more than 50 million customers.
The daily deals service wrote on its website, "Important notice for customers. If you haven't already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now."
Finnish handset maker Nokia on Wednesday introduced the world to its the Asha 210, Windows Phone handset that boasts QWERTY keyboard equipped with a dedicated hard key for SMS rival WhatsApp.
The Asha 210 comes preloaded with WhatsApp, and the dedicated key in the QWERTY keyboard of the handset provides users with direct access to the free messaging service.
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton said they were focused on delivering the best free messaging experience to the maximum possible number of people.
Verizon on Tuesday announced that it would offer Android-based Pantech Perception starting Thursday, 25th of April.
The Pantech Perception is an entry-level, pocket-friendly, handset that features a 4.8-inch HD (720p) super AMOLED screen, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
In addition, the new handset boasts 3D gesture sensing technology onboard and 4G LTE connectivity.
BeagleBoard. org, open-source board manufacturer, on Tuesday introduced the world to its bare-bones PC BeagleBoard Black that starts at just $45.
The Beagleboard Black, which is a follow-up to the original BeagleBone, is the size of a credit card, and runs Canonical's Ubuntu and Fedora, in addition to Android.
The tiny computer is powered by a 1GHz AM335x Cortex-A8 processor, two PRU 32-bit RISC CPUs, PowerVR SGX graphics, 2GB of onboard storage, 256MB of DDR2 memory plus an ARM Cortex-M3 for power management.
Rumors are flying that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc may fire its CEO Tim Cook and fill the vacant position with a more dynamic leader.
The latest rumblings came from Wall Street reports that the iPhone-maker may be looking to shake-up its top management.
On Sunday, columnist Gene Marcial claimed that sources told him that a move like replacing Tim Cook was afoot, but then he conceded that there was no available evidence that the tech giant's board was officially in such a game-changing mode.
Google Now, which is generally regarded as an alternative to Apple's popular personal assistant Siri, may be rolled out wider-than-previously expected platforms.
The Siri rival was originally launched last year as part of the company's Jelly Bean version of Android operating system, and it is widely expected to become available on Chrome as well as iOS sometime this year.
But, the search engine giant recently dropped several hints of the feature's upcoming availability on a wider scale.