The complete story behind the reported Facebook $3 billion offer rejection by Snapchat appears to have been let out of the bag, thanks to the Sony email hack. If the leaked emails (via BusinessInsider) between Snapchat and Sony Entertainment are to be believed, it seems that the Facebook offer was...
Wassily Kandinsky, full name Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, was a Russian painter born on December 16, 1866. Tuesday marks his 148th birthday and Google has commemorated the day with a doodle. Kandinsky was one of the most influential painters and art theorists of the previous century. Although Wassily Kandinsky was born...
The world's most popular social mobile messaging app is rumored to be developing a PC version of its service. Dutch blog AndroidWorld.nl has uncovered references to a web client version of WhatsApp while sifting through code connected to the current Android smartphone app. The code in question also suggests that rather...
Survey of India on Saturday filed a complaint with police against Google Maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. Dalanwala Police station in charge Anil Kumar Joshi said that the Survey of India, in its complaint, said that Google Maps is depicting India's international boundaries in a "wrong"...
YouTube v6.0 for Android, which introduced the Material Design UI to the app, brings an interesting new feature. It adds the Live Chat option on mobile for live streaming videos - an option that was earlier limited to the desktop. The Live Chat option is seen at the bottom of...
Microsoft on Thursday has announced that the company has scheduled 'The Next Chapter' of Windows 10 for next year on January 21, where it is expected to unveil the consumer preview of the upcoming OS. The Windows blog notes that at the January 21 event, the senior leaders from the...
Google has announced the names of most popular apps, games, movies, music, news and books of 2014 on Google Play. The Mountain View giant in an infographic titled '2014: The Year in Entertainment' has revealed some of the interesting downloads from Google Play this year. According to Google, the most downloaded...
A new website created by LifeChurch.tv pastor Bobby Gruenewald allows users to see where and when people are reading the story of Jesus' birth in the Bible. The interactive map is the Christmas Story Tracker, and derives its data from the YouVersion Bible app. The tracker displays a star for...
Polaroid, a company that’s synonymous with old-school instant cameras, is bringing its products into the social media age with the Polaroid Socialmatic. Now available for preorder through Amazon, the Socialmatic combines a classic instant camera with the ability to upload your photos to your favorite social media platforms —...
Google Inc plans to roll out child-friendly versions of its most popular products in a bid to be "fun and safe for children", USA Today reported, quoting Pavni Diwanji, the company's vice president of engineering. The company will likely create specific versions of its search, YouTube and Chrome products for...
A team of biomedical engineers has developed the world's fastest camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second. The current ultrafast imaging techniques are limited by on-chip storage and electronic readout speed to operations of about 10 million frames per second. "For the first time,...
Sony has formed a new division under the name of Fashion Entertainments and created a simple watch made entirely from e-paper. The watch, codenamed Fes, adopts a retro design and features 24 patterns which mimic a wide range of traditional watch straps and faces. The unit also responds to...
Windows 8 has been a massive disappointment for both Microsoft and for PC owners around the world. But it looks like we’re getting closer to the next edition of the company’s operating system. According to The Verge, Microsoft will show off the consumer version of its upcoming Windows 10 during...
Dubbed "Cyber Monday", some online stores offer discounts for consumers ramping up their Christmas shopping. The first two Mondays of December tend to be the busiest online shopping days, after browsing over the weekend. Cyber Monday comes after the frenzy of Black Friday offers - which some stores have carried over...
If lining up outside stores in the cold isn’t your idea of a nice Thanksgiving night, Cyber Monday may be your savior. It’s the less-turbulent (and safer) online alternative to IRL Black Friday, and the day (now even week) of online shopping can offer prices that are just as...
Want to turn your living room into a rave for the holidays? All you’ll need is a $300 L3D Cube and about half an hour. The L3D Kickstarter project delivers a crude 3D display in a DIY kit, allowing you to build what the L3D Cube team calls a “volumetric”...
Amazon has announced its Free App of the Day bundle again for Android and Kindle users worldwide. This time the company has stated that it will make over 30 paid apps and games worth more than $130 free to download as a part of the programme. Some of the paid...
The most popular book of all time may be celebrating a bit of a renaissance. Thanksgiving Day marks the first anniversary of the Bible App for Kids, developed by YouVersion in partnership with OneHope. The app has been downloaded in 200-plus countries and nearly 5 million times. "This app literally brings...
Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co...
Pebble is now rolling out a firmware update for its smartwatch alongside the launch of updated apps for both Android and iOS. Announcing the news, Pebble on Thursday in a blog post said, "Today, we've got love to share on three fronts: Firmware, Android, and iOS." The new firmware version 2.8...
Belts are so darn boring. However, without them, our ill-fitting pants would be down by our ankles most of the time, not a good look if you’re walking into a job interview or delivering an important speech. Thankfully, Nifty — a UK-based startup that made a name for itself with...
To help eradicate serious illnesses like ebola and cholera by spreading health education amongst the poorest of poor, the charity Literacy Bridge in association with Unicef and mobile chip-maker ARM is going to distribute Talking Book mobile devices to deliver health education to 40,000 vulnerable people living in Ghana....
It looks like a smartphone tucked in your pocket, but the Taurus Curve is a gun with a laser target system and holds seven .380 calibre bullets. The $392 (roughly Rs. 24,410) gun designed by the US gun firm Taurus has no external safety clip or sights to ensure a...
The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz. The blockbuster video-sharing site in November 2013 debuted the YouTube Music Awards, with a live streamed show from New York that appeared aimed at creating...
Love the way Apple’s iPad mini looks, but can’t cut ties with Google’s Android operating system? Well, Nokia’s new N1 tablet just might be the one for you. Unveiled today, the Nokia N1 tablet runs Android while also looking so much like Apple’s iPad mini that you might not...
More Africans have access to cellphone networks than basic services like tap water and education, according to a survey released Wednesday. According to polling group Afrobarometer, 93 percent of African communities had mobile phone coverage, while access to critical sewerage infrastructure languished at 28 percent. The study sampled communities in 34...
Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
Facebook on Tuesday launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources. "The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists that care about and cover tech," Facebook said in...
Google on Monday has announced the updated Google Play services 6.5 for Android developers that includes several new features for Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Wallet, and Google Fit APIs. The company said that it will be rolling out the new Google Play services 6.5 over the next few...
Twitter on Tuesday has once again added support for sharing URLs via direct messages (DM). The Twitter support page till Monday had a message noting that the company is updating its backend and infrastructure when describing the lack of the URL sharing ability in direct messages, reports The Next Web. According...
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