Technology Sector

Samsung to offer new safety measures on Galaxy S5

South Koren electronics giant, Samsung has said that it will offer new safety measures on its latest smartphone in order to prevent smartphone theft.

The company said that it is aiming to reduce the increasing theft of smartphones with its new anti theft features. Samsung, whic is now the world's largest smartphone maker, has said the users will be able to activate the security feature for free. The company is offering "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features on its Galaxy 5 S, which is expected to be released soon in the market.

Nest disabling a faulty feature on its Protect smoke alarm

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Nest Labs has confirmed that it is disabling a feature on its popular Nest Protect smoke alarm due to the risk that users could unintentionally turn off the alarm with the wave of a hand.

The Google-owned company's Nest Wave technology allows owners to turn off the smoke plus carbon monoxide alarm from a distance. However, the company's researchers found in recent laboratory test that a unique combination of circumstances could cause the feature to become accidentally activated.

Amazon Fire TV available for $99

Tech giant Amazon's newly unveiled set-top box 'Fire TV' has become available for purchase through the online retail giant's official website Amazon. com for $99.

The Fire TV, which allows users to stream video games, feature-length films etc, offers free Netflix and Amazon Prime access for the first month.

EU member states determined to end roaming charges

European travelers will be able to use their mobile phones in other EU countries without incurring additional charges by the end of next year as the European Parliament has voted to eradicate roaming charges.

Welcoming the vote, Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly stressed that it is very important in this digital ear that all consumers get access to the mobile technology and internet at reasonable prices when they are in other countries.

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, said they were just one step away from putting an end to roaming charges across the region.

Ex-Microsoft employee pleads guilty to leaking trade secrets

A former senior architect at Microsoft accused of leaking the company's trade secrets to a blogger has finally pleaded guilty to the charges.

Alex Kibkalo was last month accused of stealing and leaking early copies of Windows 8 operating system to a French blogger in August 2012.

According to the Redmond-based software giant, Kibkalo leaked information about Windows 8 RT software updates and the Activation Server software development kit (SDK).

Google celebrates April Fools’ Day with Pokemon challenge

Continuing its tradition of playing pranks on April Fools' Day, Internet search giant Google on Monday launched a Pokemon Challenge and asked web users to capture a bunch of little monsters to get the newly available position of Pokemon Master.

In the accompanied video, Google executive Brian McClendon joked that recruits must capture all 150 Pokemons from their far-flung hideouts from around the globe.