Widely popular social-networking site Facebook on Wednesday announced the launch of refurbished its `Like' and `Share' buttons, and ditched the iconic "thumbs up" button.
Facbook buttons, which can be seen on millions of websites, allow users to connect with Facebook regardless of where they are on the Web.
The "thumbs up" button that used to drive Facebook referral traffic has been ditched. The refurbished `Like' button now features the same format as its `Share' counterpart. More precisely, the new `Like' button features a blue and white rectangle with the company's logo.
Google Inc has expressed its displeasure over the recent French court ruling that directed the Internet search giant to remove links to images of former F1 chief Max Mosley with prostitutes.
A court in France on Wednesday ruled that Google must remove links to 9 images of an orgy that involved Max Mosley.
Responding to the court ruling, Google argued that such a ruling would be a matter of worry for all those who support freedom of expression on the internet.
Daphne Keller, associate general counsel at Google, also said that the company would appeal the ruling.
Lavabit secure email service's former operator Ladar Levison has announced the launch of a Kickstarter project for raising funds to release the site's code as an open-source project.
It may be noted here that the Lavabit secure email service was once used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Lavabit was shutdown in August this year. It is widely believed that Levison decided to release the code as an open-source project under pressure from a subpoena to turn over his users' data.
Media reports have indicated that the US Carbon Emissions fell to 1994 Levels during 2012 mainly due to fracking and horizontal drilling revolutions in the country.
Fracking involves creating little explosions underground and then flooding with water and chemicals to obtain gas trapped in shale rocks. There were concerns that the controversial fracking technique for extraction gas trapped under the rocks could damage the environment and pollute the ground water.
Rockstar Consortium, the acquirer of Nortel Networks' patents, recently filed patent infringement suits against a number of global tech giants; including the U. S.-based Internet search giant Google and South Korean consumer electronics maker Samsung.
The suits filed in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Rockstar and its subsidiary MobileStar Technologies accused Google, HTC, Samsung, and five other firms of infringing several of the patents that it acquired from Nortel.
A young man from Atlanta along with a two-man crew set a new record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles.
Ed Bolian, 28, his co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang set the new record by finishing the 2,813-mile trip from New York City to Los Angeles in just 28 hours and 50 minutes.
The trio used a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG for the drive. They left New York City's Red Ball Parking Garage on 31st Street at 9:55 p. m. on October 19 and arrived at Marina in Redondo Beach, California at 11:46 p. m. local time on October 20.
San Diego-based Intel Corporation on Wednesday announced the commercial availability of its eagerly-awaited LTE modem targeted for smartphones and tablets, posing a major threat to rival chipmaker Qualcomm.
The Intel XMM 7160 modem supports 4G and also allows mobile devices to switch back to 3G and 2G networks when LTE network is not available.
The XMM 7160 is not the first Intel 4G modem. The company's first LTE modem was launched 2012. But, that modem didn't support the ability to switch back to 3G and 2G technologies. But, the new modem fixes that problem.
Google's social-networking platform Google+ enjoyed an impressive increase of 58 per cent in the number of users in the half-year period, a senior executive from the Internet search giant claimed.
Vic Gundotra, head of social at the company, yesterday revealed fresh data claiming the company's social network now has 300 million monthly active users, as against 190 million in May this year.
Gundotra added that the total number of Google+ users who have interacted socially with any of Google services in the last 30-day period jumped from 390 million in May to 540 million now.
Linkedin's new Intro practicality, started by CEO Jeff Weiner prior without much fanfare, is proposed to make the business systems administration more versatile well disposed.
James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research for against malware organization Sophos, says in an online journal posting that Linkedin has "set up a huge sign promoting to digital offenders, country states and others 'hack here, we've got loads of succulent information'. "
The New York Times said the administration intended for portable apparatuses might require around USD 10 a month for a commercial free administration and might rival administrations, for example Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody.
According to media reports, Google's motion picture imparting arm Youtube is getting ready to start a paid music administration in the not so distant future going up against other streaming outlets, with the included characteristic of film.
Internet search giant Google Inc is building a floating data center on a barge in the San Francisco bay, according to a fresh report published by CNET.
In 2008, Google patented a design for a floating data center. In the patent documents, the Internet firm also revealed plans to utilize seawater in its heat exchange as well as to power the structure of such data centers. The company's high-tech data center in Finland is already using seawater for cooling.
Mozilla on Friday announced the release of a new tool that allows Firefox users to know which companies or marketers are monitoring their online browsing activities.
The Lightbeam add-on for the Firefox browser maps information regarding visited websites as well as their third parties that often represent brands and advertisers.
American auto giant Ford on Wednesday claimed that one of its models has become the world's top-selling car, beating rival manufacturer Toyota's widely acclaimed car Corolla.
Citing registration data compiled by research firm R. L. Polk & Co., Ford said that its Focus car sold a total of 589,709 units between start of January and end of June across the globe. The figure represents an increase of 20 per cent in sales of Focus from the corresponding six-month period of last year.
Facebook, the world's most popular social-networking site, has finally removed the gruesome video of a beheading that was pointed out by BBC on Monday.
The social-networking site removed the controversial video citing changes in its policies around the posting of graphic content involving images and videos that was posted some time ago.
Previously, the site allowed the video in keeping with its goal to provide people with a platform for free expression. The company previously also noted that the video was condemning the gruesome act of beheading rather than celebrating it.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc on Tuesday unveiled an array of its new products, including new, sleeker iPad tablets.
The company's top-of-the-range tablet, the iPad Air is 20 per cent slimmer than the existing tablet. This 9.7-inch iPad Air tablet screen is 7.5mm (0.3in) in thickness and just 469 grams in weight.
As per Apple's claims, the iPad Air tablet is the lightest full-sized tablet computer on the market.