Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has claimed that it has received an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices from one of its established partners.
The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement that the order for 1 million devices - the biggest order in the company's history - was a tremendous vote of confidence in its new BlackBerry platform.
Lenovo is interested in acquiring troubled device maker BlackBerry but it would first evaluate the market, the computer and Android-based smartphone maker's chief executive Yang Yuanqing hinted.
In an interview with French financial newspaper, Yuanqing said the acquisition of BlackBerry could make sense, though he would first have to evaluate the market as well as the Canadian manufacturer's standing.
Speaking on the topic, he said that the deal "could possibly make sense. External growth is all about opportunities. But first I have to analyze the market well."
Your Facebook `likes' can predict your personality, a study by Cambridge University researchers revealed.
The researchers analyzed around 58,000 volunteers who provided their Facebook "likes," demographic information as well as psychometric testing results that were designed to underscore their personality traits. They fed volunteers' Facebook likes into algorithms and matched the information with their personality tests.
The researchers were surprised to find that they were able to paint volunteers' accurate personality portraits with the help of Facebook likes.
The newly introduced matchbox-sized device, dubbed RAC Advance, will revolutionise the way how RAC deal with its members, technical director David Bizley said.
In case of a breakdown, the RAC Advance automatically alerts a patrolman with the car's location and the nature of the glitch.
The device, which slots into a scart socket alongside the steering column, is capable of detecting engine and gearbox issues, imminent battery failure, and battery drain.
Various sources suggested over the past few months that Facebook is preparing to introduce video ads in News Feed, but many believe that it would not be easy for the social-networking giant to put the video ads without angering users.
Last month, Hillside Partners analyst Rory Maher reported that Facebook was beta testing a video ad product, which would automatically start playing in News feed and would max out at 15 seconds.
Google Inc has confirmed that it has reached a licensing agreement with MPEG LA over patents related to the internet search giant's streaming media technology WebM.
The agreement cleared the way for wider adoption of Google's VP8 video codec. Via the agreement, Google gained the right to sublicense the VP8 and also the techniques in the next version VP9 codec.
As part of the deal, MPEG LA also agreed to ditch its efforts to create a VP8 patent pool, which would have permitted it to cross-license its video patents.
BBC's instant streaming service iPlayer will soon become available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform also, a spokesperson for the broadcaster said.
Cyrus Saihan, head of Business Development at BBC Future Media, said that the BBC iPlayer would be made available on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 platforms in the next few months.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 510 is believed to be announced to fill the gap left between the 5+ inch phablets and the 10+ inch tablets.
Announced last week on the occasion of the Samsung Forum 2013 in Hyderabad for the Indian market, the Samsung Note 510 features an 8-inch display, which prompted many to call it an Apple iPad Mini killer.
The 8-inch TFT LCD display offers a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, at 189 pixels per inch (ppi) density. Visuals presented by the display are quite detailed and impressive.
Google has refuted reports that it is worried about the increasing dominance of Samsung and that its relationship with the South Korean manufacturer has become strained.
Speaking at a recently held Morgan Stanley investment conference, Google CFO Pichette claimed that the company had a very strong relationship with Samsung, and that the reports about the alleged strain between the two companies were created by journalists who loved big headlines which sell newspapers.
The Internet is abuzz with reports about the screens shots and release date of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, though developer Ubisoft is yet to make an official announcement regarding that.
Based on a leaked trailer for the fourth-generation Assassin's Creed game, unconfirmed reports claim that the eagerly-awaited game will be available from October 29 this year.
The leaked trailer also claims that the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will also become available on next-generation gaming consoles.
According to the findings of Nielsen's Mobile Consumer Report, 97 percent of the UK population owns a mobile handset, with nearly 61 percent owning a smartphone. More than half of the smartphone users in the country have said that they have never received any adverts when their handset in is use.
The Nielsen report's revelation that nearly 53 percent of the UK smartphone users haven't got adverts while using the phone implies that either mobile advertising is easily ignored by the users or it is apparently an underused marketing channel.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and some other technology veterans starred in a short film directed by Lesley Chilcott to promote computer code learning in schools.
In the short film titled "What most schools don't teach" Gates, Zuckerberg and others recalled the time when they had first introduced themselves to coding. While some said that they started computer coding as early as in sixth grade, Facebook's first female engineer Ruchi Sanghvi said she started computer coding in college.
Dish Network Corp.'s effort to acquire wireless broadband operator Clearwire Corp may get a major setback as wireless broadband operator is reportedly planning to tap financing from Sprint Nextel Corp.
Dish placed a bid to acquire Clearwire for $3.30 a share. But, Dish also indicated that it would withdraw its offer if Clearwire took financing from Sprint.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is employing its own Advertising Identifier technology to have more control over the way advertisers gather user information from mobile devices, according to TechCrunch.
Citing unnamed industry sources, TechCrunch reported that Apple's App Review team is preventing apps that make use of "cookie tracking," a move that hints that the tech giant is going to implement its own technology to identify advertising.
Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox browser would soon start blocking cookies from third-party advertisers by default.
The move will prevent advertising networks from tracking internet users' online activity.
While Firefox users already have the ability to manually disable advertising cookies, the new patch will enable the browser to mechanically block third-party advertisers.