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.
Australia's consumer watchdog has declared that it would work on new guidelines or set of principles for governing in-app purchases as part of its efforts to protect customers.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) looked at a total of 340 app games being offered by the Google Play and Apple App Store, and found that nearly three quarters of self-described free apps failed to reveal that users will require make in-app purchases.
The watchdog said fewer than 25 per cent of the game apps revealed that real world money could be used to make in-app purchases.
Microsoft has stopped selling boxed retail copies of Windows 7 OS, but the same OS will continue to be available when it is pre-installed or bundled with a new computer till the start of start of November next year.
The Redmond-based software giant stopped offering boxed retail copies of Windows 7 OS on October 30 this year. But, the cut-off date for Windows 7 OS shipping pre-installed or bundled with new computers has been set at November 1,
Hardware venders like HP, Dell and Lenovo will continue to sell PC with pre-installed Windows 7 for around next one year.
There are many smartphones that promise to offer best features for business users, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Apple's iPhone 5S being two of them. Let's have a quick look on their business-friendly features to determine which one is better.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a huge 5.7-inch screen with unmatched clarity and resolution, which allow this handset to easily beat its biggest rival, the iPhone 5S, which has a smaller 4.7-inch screen.
A Seattle restaurant called Lost Lake has confirmed that it ejected one of its customers/patrons because the customer was insisting on wearing Google Glass into the restaurant.
In a post on its Facebook account, the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge declared that its "No Glass here" policy doesn't allow customers to use gadgets like Google Glass inside the restaurant and that its officials had to ask a rude customer to leave because the customer's insistence on wearing the same.
The newly unveiled 345bhp Volvo V60 Polestar car will be available in the UK in June next year, the luxury carmaker has confirmed.
Volvo has unveiled two new high-performance Polestar models, the Volvo V60 Polestar and S60 Polestar. While the company confirmed the V60 Polestar for the UK launch, no such confirmation was given for the S60. The Polestar-tweaked S60 will initially be exclusive to North America, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and The Netherlands.
Virgin Media customers can now enjoy a number of channels on their Android devices, thanks to the release of the TV Anywhere app.
The Virgin Media TV Anywhere app, which is available to all Virgin Media TiVo customers for free, provides access as many as 67 TV channels on Android devices over Wi-Fi. It offers more live TV channels than Sky Go.
Rolling out the app, the company said, "Virgin TV Anywhere offers more live channels than Sky Go, with 90 available online and 67 to watch on mobile and tablets."
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it sold more than 1 million units of PlayStation 4 (PS4) in North America within the first 24 hours of the Japanese entertainment giant’s newest videogame console’s launch on Friday.
The recorded sales figure for the PS4 represents the fastest start for a Sony PS system so far. The impressive figure was disclosed by Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios,
In what was the third fire incident involving electric carmaker Tesla's Model S sedan in the last six weeks, a Model S owned by a Tennessee man caught fire on Wednesday after running over a trailer hitch.
Though none of the three drivers of the Model S sedans involved in fire incidents received any injuries, the occurrence of the incidents in quick succession have apparently delivered a blow to Tesla's image.
Internet search giant Google Inc is building a floating data center on a barge in the San Francisco bay, according to a fresh report published by CNET.
In 2008, Google patented a design for a floating data center. In the patent documents, the Internet firm also revealed plans to utilize seawater in its heat exchange as well as to power the structure of such data centers. The company's high-tech data center in Finland is already using seawater for cooling.
American auto giant Ford on Wednesday claimed that one of its models has become the world's top-selling car, beating rival manufacturer Toyota's widely acclaimed car Corolla.
Citing registration data compiled by research firm R. L. Polk & Co., Ford said that its Focus car sold a total of 589,709 units between start of January and end of June across the globe. The figure represents an increase of 20 per cent in sales of Focus from the corresponding six-month period of last year.
Apple Inc's next iPhone will feature a significantly bigger screen than that of the recently released iPhone 5S and its cheaper model 5C, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White predicted.
Citing information from an Apple supplier, Brian said that he was confident that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant would launch a bigger-screen iPhone next year.
He predicted that next-generation iPhone, which will most probably be called iPhone 6, will feature nearly 5-inch screen. The latest iPhones, viz. the iPhone 5G and 5C, feature 4-inch screens.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the launch of 'texting zones' along the state throughway and highways as part of the government's measures to fight-back distracted driving.
The so-called 'texting zones' along the highways will encourage drivers to pull off the road in case they need to make a phone call or write/read a text message.
Cuomo announced that a total of 300 new signs notifying drivers of upcoming `texting zones' have already been installed. The signs say, "It can wait: texting stop 5 miles."
Software developer Google on Tuesday announced the release of the newest version of its Chrome web browser, Chrome 29, which brings several security fixes and enhancements.
Available for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux OS platforms, Chrome 29 OS brings 25 security fixes, many of which came from the reporting community.
According to a statement by the company, six bugs were reported by four researchers, and three of those six bugs were discovered by a single security researcher, known as cloudfuzzer.
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