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Flickr is a famous photo sharing website with quite some useful features. Until now, Flickr has been using a pretty much ‘not so detailed’ maps layout for the purpose of geo-tagging photos. (The geo-tagging feature of Flickr lets a user add information about the location of the place where the [...]Read More »
Today the Internet rules the world and the happenings all around the world, with its rise being marked by the mid 1990′s. But, further back, during the 1980′s, France had been laughing at the rest of the world thanks to its ‘state of the art’ Minitels.
To put it in [...]Read More »
As we have reported in many of our posts, there are quite a large number of feature and security improvements in Windows 8, which is expected to release in the last quarter of this year. But, security analysts are now saying that with new features also come some security risks, [...]Read More »
Amid all the commotions and applauses for all the new products and services which Google had brought out during the Google I/O developer meet, a small but significant information about plans of Google regarding Youtube have been revealed.
Over many years, Youtube has turned out to be a website with [...]Read More »
Microsoft has been continuously working on improving Skype; trying to keep it at the top position on the list of VoIP services; tweaking options behind the scenes.
Now, Microsoft seems to be in a stride to provide better, uniform access for users to the VoIP client across multiple platforms. Microsoft [...]Read More »
A number of MacBook Air users have been complaining about their MacBooks crashing unexpectedly while they were using their laptops. The reason behind the problem was confirmed officially with Google announcing that the crashing is being caused by Google Chrome. Google also said that an immediate fix for the problem [...]Read More »
Are you among the ones who have always been worried about the “Made in China” tag on your electronic device(s)? If so, Google is now bringing something new and quite exciting to many classes of the community; Google Nexus Q, to shake off your worries.
Google’s Nexus Q is the [...]Read More »
Are you still excited about the Nokia PureView camera (you know the phone that has a 41 megapixel camera)? If yes, it’s time for you to checkout the AWARE-2, a gigapixel camera developed by the researchers at Duke and Arizona Universities.
Electrical engineers at the two universities had collaborated in [...]Read More »
In a rather interesting as well as concerning note made by a Reddit user, it has came to public light that Microsoft is blocking the page for donation to the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
All the security products of Microsoft are reportedly branding the donation page of the Free Software [...]Read More »
Samsung and Apple have been busy for quite some time now filing suites against each other and blaming the other of copying their products and infringing patents. In a recent development reported by dotTech, a Dutch court had found Apple guilty of infringing one of the four patents Samsung accused [...]Read More »
Mac users have always been considered to be a class above the common PC users, with Mac symbolizing the status of its user; at least in the perspective of a section of the population. It may be ‘pride’ that has now made Mac users specifically targeted by service providers to [...]Read More »
Though Rock, Paper, Scissors might sound childish to many, in Japan it has just the same importance as tossing a coin in the US has in regards to making decisions. So, in Japan, having a Rock, Paper, Scissors master robot on your side could really help you in life. So [...]Read More »
Researchers at the Google’s secretive X Laboratory have developed a neural network that claims to be able to identify cats and ‘learn’ what cats look like, enabling it to almost completely emulate a very small part of work done by human brain. Google, with the help of Stanford University researchers, [...]Read More »
Swype keyboard is one of the most famous and widely used touch-screen keyboards, especially for Android. Swype is popular because it allows a user to enter text by swiping over the letters in the word or phrase you want to type. Though for some users Swype may be more of [...]Read More »
In a step to “enhance its lovingness”, Google has slashed the cost of usage of the Google Maps API beyond the free limit by a massive 87.5%.
Till about 2 or 3 years back, the usage of the Google Maps API was completely free for developers and others who embedded [...]Read More »
With Google I/O 2012 scheduled to start on June 27th, the world is looking forward to see what BIG announcements Google is going to make. At the same time, Firefox had also announced that it’s also having something BIG ready for Firefox for Android. And now, on June 26th, Firefox [...]Read More »
Transfer contacts, messages, and media from an iPhone or iPad to a Samsung Galaxy device with Samsung’s Easy Phone Sync app
Samsung has just made it easy for the “iUsers” (Apple users) to migrate from their device to a Samsung Galaxy phone.
Samsung has partnered with Mushroom Media to help users port their iOS device (iPhone, iPad) to an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, by helping users to import their [...]Read More »
One among the most useful features of Google Maps is traffic data which provides users with real-time information about the traffic conditions. The feature started off in the USA but is now available for users of several other countries.
Google uses both its own and third-party data for the purpose [...]Read More »
Making it the breaking news of the day, some small but significant details of the next iteration of Android operating system, Jelly Bean, has been accidentally revealed by Google.
Legend has it an XDA user was interested in purchasing a Galaxy Nexus, Google’s latest ‘Nexus’ device. While comparing prices of [...]Read More »
Justice Mordy Bromberg, a Federal court judge of Australia, has found Apple guilty of deliberately misleading its iPad customers about the product’s capability. As a result, Apple has been fined AU$2.25 million (roughly US$2.29 million) along with being told to pay AU$300,000 (roughly US$305,450) for costs.
The advertisement which brought [...]Read More »
I have good and bad news for you all today. Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8, the next version of their Windows Phone operating system. That is the good news. The bad news is Windows Phone 8 has major changes from Windows Phone 7; changes that require specific hardware components, [...]Read More »
Anyone who is familiar with Youtube and has been watching and/or hearing music online would be quite familiar with such instances where we see many websites implicitly infringing copyrights (as touchy as this subject may be). Some websites even consider their activity to be something heroic.
Though there have been [...]Read More »
Making a mark on one of the major ‘smartphone wars’, Samsung won a patent infringement case against Apple. A Dutch court has held Apple guilty for infringing on a patent owned by Samsung.
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With the iPhone 4S, Apple has infringed on a Samsung patent that governs an “apparatus for encoding
NVIDIA has replied to the recent comments made by Linus Torvalds about the lack of support to Linux by NVIDIA.
While attending a forum hosted in Finland, on June 14, Torvalds spilled out his distaste for the lack of support of Linux by NVIDIA. He said that even though NVIDIA [...]Read More »
The past week has witnessed quite a number of revelations by some of the giants concerned with the computing world. With Apple revealing iOS 6, Microsoft revealing Surface Tablets, leakage of Xbox 720 and Kinect 2 details, and many more, Mozilla has just jumped into the fray with ‘Junior’, a [...]Read More »
Recently, ‘Flame’ had become a very familiar word to almost all among us. Flame has been named by security experts to be the most complicated malware the security world has ever encountered till now. Flame makes use of a vulnerability in the computers running Windows operating system, enacting itself to [...]Read More »
In another move to strengthen in its stance in the social networking field, Facebook acquired a facial recognition service, Face.com. The acquisition is somewhat of a harmonious one for Facebook since Face.com already has two useful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) integrated with Facebook. The first API, [...]Read More »
Every so often Google voluntarily releases reports in regards to requests made by governments across the world to access private user data. The recently released bi-annual report by Google notes there has been an increase of around 37% in the requests for private data of users by the US government.[...]Read More »
As expected, Microsoft has announced its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 tablets. The surprise, however, is Microsoft not only announced a Windows RT tablet (the version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based processors) but it also announced a Windows 8 Pro tablet. Windows 8 Pro is the ‘traditional’ version of [...]Read More »
Linus Torvalds has often been known for his ‘openness’. In a forum hosted by Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaniemi, Finland on June 14, he shared his thoughts on Nvidia (again).
When asked by a woman about the lack of support from Nvidia for Linux systems, Linus Torvalds expressed his [...]Read More »
Microsoft had recently added results from many third-party content providers, such as Encyclopedia Britannica and Qwiki, to enhance Bing search results. A recent announcement by Microsoft has reported that users of its search engine, Bing, will be getting enhanced local-oriented results thanks to a new integration of Yelp.
According to [...]Read More »
Along with all the big happenings around Apple, such as the WWDC 2012 coming to a conclusion; there’s yet another news related to Apple that has just hit the stands. Sotheby, an auction house, has just auctioned an Apple I (the motherboard, cassette interface, and its BASIC programming manual) for [...]Read More »