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...
Today’s invention: Bluesmart smart suitcase The claim: This carry-on allows you to lock, weigh, and track your baggage, all from an iOS or Android app on your smartphone. It also doubles as a charger. Oh, and you can tote stuff around in it, too. Price: $250 Goal: Seeking $50,000 Status: Bluesmart has already...
If your head’s been spinning trying to work out exactly which of Google’s unlimited music streaming services you’re going to fork out for, then take heart — the company has moved to clarify some of the fine print in the light of the arrival of YouTube Music Key. Sign up...
Microsoft has patched a bug that went undetected for 19 years. The security hole was discovered in May by IBM researchers, who then teamed up with Microsoft to fix it before publicly releasing its existence, BBC News reported Wednesday. The Windows bug, dubbed WinShock, could be used to remotely run...
BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co and other high-profile tech players on Thursday, broadening the reach of its new mobile-device management and security platform, and sending its shares 7 percent higher. BlackBerry and Samsung, the world's No. 1 smartphone maker, will offer a "highly secure mobility solution" for Samsung's...
One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy and explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people share on its site, along with the apps they use and the outside websites they visit, to...
The hugely popular YouVersion Bible App recently hit the 1,000 mark in terms of number of Bible translations, with over 700 languages available, and creator Bobby Gruenewald said he hopes the milestone will help draw attention to the amount of dedication and effort it takes to translate the Bible...
This can’t possibly end well. Wax on, wax off never sounded so terrifying. In a move that humanity will surely regret, the engineers at a Google division have developed a robot that can imitate the famous “crane” stance from the 1980s classic movie “The Karate Kid.” According to the Daily Mail, which...
Intimate messaging with strangers on WhatsApp has led to an increase in divorce rates in Italy, according to a leading Italian lawyer. "Forty percent of divorce cases that cited adultery have used WhatsApp messages swapped by unfaithful spouses and their lovers as evidence," Gian Ettore Gassani, president of the Italian...
Google launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 (roughly Rs. 61 crores) million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one. In addition, Google chief executive and co-founder Larry Page said his family's foundation is contributing $15 million...
Facebook on Monday announced that its Messenger app has hit the milestone of 500 million monthly active users, growing steadily from 200 million active users in April. "This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder...
The micro-blogging site has launched a tool that will allow women to report abuse and harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours. Developed with the help a non-profit organisation known as Women, Action and Media (WAM), the tool ia another weapon in Twitter's fight against online...
If you have unwillingly accepted friend requests from annoying acquaintances who occupy unnecessary space in your Facebook News Feed, you could now 'unfollow' them without 'unfriending' them. Facebook has launched a News Feed settings tool to let you control posts that you do not want to see, the company said...
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