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.
Software giant Microsoft Corp.'s Surface tablet computer will become available in Japan sometime next month, in March, according to a recent Nikkei report.
Citing anonymous sources, the report also says that Microsoft will launch Windows RT-based Surface tablet in the Japanese market. It may be noted here that Windows RT is a cheaper version of Windows 8 operating system.
Announcing its re-entry into the mainstream tablet space, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Sunday unveiled a new Android-based tablet called the Slate 7.
The Slate 7, which is the computer giant's first tablet release since the botched Touchpad tablet, runs Google's Android 4.1 OS and features a 7-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The manufacturer claims that it performs well outdoors as well.
It comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 8 gigabytes of storage, a 3-megapixel photo snapper at its back and a VGA camera on its front for video chat.
The latest generation HTC smartphone, the HTC One, is perhaps the most serious contender to Apple's iPhone and Samsung' Galaxy handsets.
The new HTC One features 4.7-inch, full HD screen, with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels that gives it a density of 468 pixels per inch (ppi). Corning's Gorilla Glass protects the display.
Under the hood, it has a quad-core 1.7 Gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
China has refuted allegations that a Shanghai-based unit of its Army has stolen hundreds of terrabytes of information from U. S. firms.
Computer security firm Mandiant recently accused the Chinese military Unit 61398 of stealing state and industrial sensitive information from 140 U. S. companies.
As expected, the Chinese authorities refuted the allegation, citing lack of any hard legal evidence.
A transparent mobile phone will be launched by the end of 2013, Taiwanese electronics firm Polytron Technologies has promised.
Polytron Technologies, which has already started marketing a transparent multi-touch, showed prototype that uses so-called Switchable Glass technology.
Switchable Glass is actually a conductive OLED that makes use of liquid crystal molecules to show images. When the prototype phone is off, the liquid crystal molecules line up to create a chalky composition, but once the prototype is switched on, they realign to create text, icons and other images.
Software giant Microsoft has confirmed that it would replace Windows Live Messenger, which was originally called MSN Messenger, with Voice over IP (VoIP) service Skype on 8th of April. In other words, Windows Live Messenger will start to be shut down from 8th of April.
Microsoft said that the process of upgrading from messenger to Skype would consume a few weeks to complete, and that messengers would find themselves unable to use the service.
Internet search giant Google on Thursday celebrated Valentine's Day as well as the birth anniversary of George Ferris (the inventor of Ferris wheel) with a single doodle.
The beautiful, interactive doodle featured two Ferris wheels in amusement park. Speaking about the background of the doodle, Google doodler Brian Kaas said, "Romance and amusement parks often go hand in hand."
American engineer George Ferris was born on Valentine's Day, February 14 in 1859, thus yesterday was the 154th birthday of this great engineer, who presented the world with a great way to make fun.
Acclaimed tech giant Apple Inc on Wednesday slashed the prices of its MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display, while boosting the speeds of their processor at the same time.
The Cupertino firm slashed the price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display by $200 to $1,499; while the price of the higher-capacity 256GB version has been dragged down by $300 to $1,699. At the same time, the processor clock speed of the machines has been boosted from 2.5GHz to 2.6GHz.
Korean electronics giant LG has formally confirmed that it has launched an alternate version of the Optimus G Pro smartphone, which was introduced at the end of January this year.
While the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5-inch screen, the alternate version of the devise boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display that offers 2.5D viewing ensuring added depth to games and movies.
Apart from the larger display, the new Optimus G Pro smartphone is identical to the previously launched phone.
Finnish handset maker Nokia's latest offering, the Lumia 620, is part of its efforts to regain its lost market share.
The Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone features a 3.8-inch, WVGA screen, which can surely not be considered over-sized. However, it is what one can expect for a £150-phone.
The manufacturer used its Clear Black screen technology in the development of the phone's screen. Thumbing over the glass fascia is also pleasant. Tests found no problems in reaching any of the four corners using thumbs. Typing is also comfortable, thanks to Windows Phone 8 OS' well sized & spaced keyboard.
The `Best of' guide recently rolled out by location-based check-in social network Foursquare has revealed "the most awesome places" - where people checked into last year - at different cities across the US.
The guide is based on over 3 billion member check-ins, as well as user tips, likes, and dislikes, running into tens of millions. The guide, in particular, shows the top US locations - in 30 cities, including New York, Atlanta, and Honolulu - which the users checked into in 2012.
Apple's iPad 4 lineup - which currently has three models featuring 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities - will soon boast a new addition --- a 128GB version, which marks a two-fold increase in the storage space of the company's biggest model as of now.
According to an announcement pertaining to the new iPad 4 model, the 128GB fourth-generation iPad - which will have increased memory space for storing more music, apps and games - will hit the Apple stores, and will also be available online, on Monday, February 4.
London-based law firm Olswang has confirmed that a group a group internet users is suing Google for tracking them online without seeking their permission.
The petitioners say that they used Apple's Safari browser between September 2011 and February 2012, and Google bypassed the browser's security settings to plant a cookie to skim information from them to personalize ads.
The temporary cookie planted in the Safari web browser was spotted by a Stanford researcher.