The popularity of existing domains ending in .com, .net and the like may soon take a dip as new global top-level domains (gTLDs) are all set to be available to the public as soon as next week.
James Cole, a spokesperson for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), has announced that gTLDs would be available on 4th of February.
It may be noted here that gTLDs will connote everything to the right of the dot in an online address, such as .bike, .book and .wed.
Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple Inc has plans to turn its Apple TV device into a gaming console later this year, sources close to the company's future plans revealed.
According to the sources, Apple is preparing to offer gaming content through its Apple TV device within the first half of this year. They said the gaming content would be enabled with a major update to the device in conjunction with the roll out of new Apple TV hardware and an improved iOS-based operating system.
Manufacturers and telecom operators in South Korea will not be able to sell any device that has uninstallable bloatware from April this year, thanks to new guidelines issued by the Asian country's government.
South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning has declared that all "bloatware" on mobile devices must be uninstallable by the end-user as of April 2014, with just a few applications exceptions to the rule.
Mobile payment services like PayPal and Square are facing a potentially big challenge as Apple Inc is reportedly preparing to enter the field in the near future.
Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Eddy Cue, the head of Apple's App Store, has met with several payments executives to discuss the tech giant's interest in erecting a payments business of its own.
Tech giant Google Inc has been awarded a patent for ad-based taxi services that will provide people free or discounted taxi ride when they are heading to an advertiser's business location.
According to the tech giant's patent application, filed with the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office, the new Google technology will allow companies to advertise a deal and then provide consumers a free or discounted taxi service to get them to their destination.
Twitter's six-second mobile video-sharing app Vine is now officially one year old. This widely popular service celebrated its first birth anniversary on Friday, January 24.
Vine was acquired by Twitter in October 2012. The micro-blogging service rolled out the app for the masses on January 24, 2013.
On the occasion of its first anniversary, Vine collected together 180 of its favorite six-second masterpieces for its users' enjoyment.
Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions' recently launched storage product Vertex 460 SSDs promise to offer a blend of high performance, reliability and ample storage space at relatively lower prices.
Designed for performance-demanding users, the Vertex 460 SSDs comes equipped with the firm's proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND flash memory.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Thursday announced the availability of two new server processors - the 12-core AMD Opteron 6338P and the 16-core Opteron 6370P. The new processors further lengthened the company's the widely acclaimed Opteron 6300 Series.
Codenamed Warsaw, the new processors are specifically designed for enterprise use. The new processors are fully compatible with the company's existing Opteron 6300 Series chips. Equipped with AMD's Piledriver core, they promise improved power efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Renowned chip-maker Intel has unveiled a new Android-based tablet PC that promises to prove `transformative' for the education sector.
Unveiled at the BETT 2014 Education Technology Show in London on Wednesday, the Intel Education Tablet runs on version 4.2 of Google's widely popular operating system Android, and features a 10.1-inch IPS LCD 5-point multi-touch display that offers a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels.
Continuing their protest against the increasing dominance of tech giant Google, a group of people in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked in a Google employee at his house.
The group, possibly the same one that last month attacked a bus full of Google employees, shown up to the house of Anthony Levandowski - the leader at Google's self-driving car project.
China's homespun operating system, China Operating System (COS), aims to break the monopoly that foreign operating systems are currently enjoying.
COS, which has been developed by the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in partnership with Shanghai Lian Tong Network Communication Technology Inc, will compete with well-established Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
The Incipio Cashwrap case adds a new functionality to Apple's widely popular iPhone - near field communication (NFC), which essentially turns a mobile device into a digital wallet.
It may be noted here that the Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has not yet equipped its smartphones with NFC chips that enables users to make payments for their purchases at select locations through their smartphones.
Any sharing of account passwords by HBO GO users in not a matter of concern for the company, HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler said.
Mr. Plepler said HBO was aware of the fact that many HBO Go users were sharing their account passwords for the pay service's widely acclaimed TV Everywhere app, but that was not troubling for the company because it was not material to its business. In a recent interview, he said, "It's not that we're unmindful of it, it just has no impact on the business . terrific marketing vehicle for the next generation of viewers."
Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has released the revamped firmware update for the Surface Pro 2 tablet, and earliest reports suggest that the re-released update is free of the issues of the past.
Late last year, Microsoft had suffered unprecedented backlash from several users of the Surface Pro 2 tablets for the problems that they had suffered after updating their devices to the firmware update released at that time.
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