It is time for North Korea to start open up the Internet and connect to the rest of the increasingly connected world; otherwise the country will remain behind, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
After returning from his three-day trip to North Korea, Schmidt took to the company's social-networking platform Google+ to share details about his trip to the isolated country. He paid the visit alongside former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to impress upon North Korean authorities to open up Internet for the public.
Acclaimed electronic giant Sony yesterday introduced the world to its new, ultra-slim Android-based tablet dubbed the Xperia Tablet Z.
The Xperia Tablet Z runs Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, and comes equipped with a full-HD 10.1-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. It has Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, an 8.1-megapixel camera on its rear. This rear-facing camera works with Exmore R technology and is expected to be a star in the company's promotion of the tablet overall.
Now-shuttered file-sharing site Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on Sunday night announced the launch of a new file-sharing website, called the Mega.
Defying the US prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating online piracy, Dotcom unveiled the "Mega" file-sharing site at a lavish gala at his New Zealand mansion.
Dotcom claimed that the new file-sharing site would provide users with greater privacy and enjoy great popularity. As per his claims, around half a million users registered for the new site within its first 14 hours.
Samsung has started upgrading its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet computers to Google's latest operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was the first device in the series to support the multi-windows feature that allows users to run two applications side by side on single screen. Now, after the latest update, this feature comes with a cascade view on the tablet that allows users to freely resize, move and selected applications in multiple views, running at the same time.
Stock in BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) gained more than 7 per cent in pre-market trading on Friday, thanks to an encouraging note from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek.
The Jefferies & Co. analyst boosted his price target on RIM stock from $13 to $19.50 a share, mainly on the back of the company's upcoming BlackBerry 10.
As of mid-morning on Friday, RIM shares were still trading up 4.6 per cent at $15.60 a piece, at the highest level since February last year.
Antivirus software vendor Kaspersky has said that the long-running espionage campaign Red October started unplugging in the hours following its discovery.
The Red October espionage campaign, which reportedly infected several hundred computers installed at government agencies, embassies, energy organizations and nuclear research units, came to light on Monday, after Kaspersky Lab researchers mentioned it in a report.
DmC (Devil May Cry) is a mind-blowing re-imagining of a Capcom series will allow players fit into the boots of popular protagonist Dante, but all set to be released new game is quite a departure from the past games.
Apart from redesigned Dante, players will experience that the new game is a slick, stylish, cool and a fast-paced affair too. Ninja Theory, well-known for its work on Heavenly Sword, has developed the new game and has successfully taken the franchise into a new direction.
Widely-popular social networking platform Facebook has reached its saturation point in the UK and will now suffer contraction in its user base, figures released by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers hinted.
According to newly released figures, Facebook lost around 600,000 users in the UK in December, giving a strong hint that the social networking site has reached its social limit in this country.
Nearly 1.86 per cent of the site's 33 million users in the UK did not log on in the final month of last year, showing that several are beginning to lose interest in the network.
Google has become one of the most prolific developers of apps for the rival iPhone and is still making efforts to expand its reach on the rival platform.
In November 2012, there were around 12 million unique users of a new Google-created YouTube app for Apple's iPhone in the US, and around 6.4 million unique users of its Google Search app. The figures placed the apps in the top 20 list of iPhone apps.
The U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert) Thursday night called on the computers users to disable Java after they discovered a new security hole in programming language that can allow cyber criminals to take remote control of the machine.
The warning emerged as the vulnerability is already being used by cyber criminals in "exploit kits" that can be used to commit online crimes like stealing someone's identity.
Responding to concerns over Windows 8 sales, Morgan Stanley on Thursday downgraded its recommendation on world's leading software firm Microsoft's stock.
Morgan Stanley downgraded its recommendation on Microsoft's stock to Equal Weight - the equivalent of a "hold" recommendation, from it's previously recommendation of Overweight - the equivalent of a "buy" recommendation.
In a research note, the investment banker said it didn't expect a near-term improvement in the global PC market, mainly because corporate sales would weaken.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced that it has pocketed a record profit in the in the three months through December 2012.
Samsung, the world's largest maker of mobile phones and TVs, expects that its widely popular Galaxy range of smartphones has allowed it to make an operating profit of 8.8 trillion won (around $8.3 billion) during the October-December quarter, up 90 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.
Consumer electronics giant Toshiba has introduced the world to its latest innovations: 4K TVs, Cloud TV and Media Box.
At a pre-CES event held at the Mandalay Bay hotel yesterday, Toshiba unveiled its L9300 series of TVs that marks the manufacturer's first foray into the US 4K TV space. This series will be made available in sizes of 58-inch,
65-inch and 84-inch in summer. Pricing will be disclosed before launch.
As had long been expected, Google largely emerged from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation unharmed.
The FTC had been investigating Google's business practices since mid-2011 to determine whether the company was abusing its dominance in search results to keep ahead of rivals. The FTC did uncover some questionable practices on the part of Google, but let it walked away without any major penalties.
However, Google suffered a considerable setback related to Motorola, which the Internet search giant had acquired in the midst of the investigation.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung continues to dominate the U. S. mobile phone market, the latest figures compiled by ComScore revealed.
In the three months ending November, Samsung grabbed 26.9 per cent of the U. S. mobile phone market. The figure represents a gain of 1.2 points from the preceding three-month period.
Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple Inc. emerged at the second spot with 18.5 per cent share of the market. Apple also gained 1.4 points from the prior three-month period.
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