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GoDaddy to acquire Host Europe for $1.82 billion

US-based website domain name provider GoDaddy Inc on Tuesday announced that it would acquire Host Europe Group (HEG) for 1.69 billion euros ($1.82 billion). The deal will also involve the debt of HRG.


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Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan to go live

Google's underwater internet cable measuring 9,000 kilometre and connecting US and Japan is about to go live today. The cable is set to boost internet speeds throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US...


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Google empowers teachers with Cast For Education, improved forms for quizzes

Google is literally taking classroom learning to a new dimension. The Google for Education service is aiming for a more "seamless" and "immersive" learning experience than ever before, with the introduction...


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Boston Dynamics introduces SpotMini, robot pet that does dishes too

Boston Dynamics recently released a video introducing SpotMini, a smaller version of its Spot quadruped robot. In the video, SpotMini can be seen loading a dishwasher, which means it can be a useful robot.


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Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma' between passengers and pedestrians

The idea of driverless cars has created a safety "dilemma" between passengers and pedestrians. A new study has found that autonomous vehicles should be programmed to be "utilitarian." The findings of the study were...


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Oculus removes controversial headset check DRM

It seems that Oculus cannot get a break this year, as the tech firm faced some serious ordering and shipping problems this winter and spring. Now the summer has arrived and focus has now shifted to DRM and platform...


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Facebook paying over $50 million to publishers and celebs for live streaming:

The live streaming platform of social networking giant Facebook is emerging as a significant source of income for some media companies. "A document" reviewed by the Wall Street Journal shows that the social network is...


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Tumblr introduces live video streaming capabilities

Microblogging platform and social media network Tumblr jumped on to the live video streaming bandwagon on Monday by launching a new feature. The details about this announcement can be found at livevideo.tumblr.com, which...


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Google's Waze helps in steering difficult intersections

Alphabet Inc Google has upgraded its mapping and navigation app in order to help drivers in Los Angeles to navigate tricky intersections easily. Now, the Waze will help in solving the Left-hand turns which often becomes a safety...


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Five new 3D Touch features coming to iOS 10

Since the debut of 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, app developers have been working overtime to add 3D Touch gestures into their software. Apple continues to add 3D Touch functionality across...


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Twitch sues bots makers that boost viewer counts

Some bots are helpful, like the NBA bot of popular networking site Facebook, which is capable of finding your favorite footage so you don't have to. But some bots mean well even if they fail, like Tay of Microsoft...


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'Spam King' Sanford Wallace gets 2.5 years in prison

"Spam King" Sanford Wallace, who got infamous after sending ton of spam messages on Facebook a few years ago, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Wallace kept on sending a link to people from 2008 to 2009...


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Facebook's suicide prevention tools now available to all users

Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tools and the company is now releasing the tools for its users across the globe. The tools allow people flag posts from friends who may be at risk for self-harm or suicide...


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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash. LinkedIn boasts of around 433 million users. The boards of both...


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WWDC 2016: The 10 biggest announcements from Apple

Apple kickstarted its World Wide Developers Conference - WWDC 2016 - on Tuesday with some major announcements. After the recent fall in sales, the WWDC is seen as an important event for Apple. Here's a quick recap...


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Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, and more: EA unveiled all this at E3 2016

E3 2016 is the first time that gaming giant Electronic Arts will not set up its booth but the company will hold its own alternative event called EA Live right around the corner from convention center.


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What to expect at Apple's WWDC 2016

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to start on Monday, June 13 with a keynote event at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. It is expected that during the keynote event, Apple CEO Tim Cook will show off the...


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Apple revamps App Store; may still fail to convince developers

Apple on Wednesday unveiled several much-awaited improvements to its App Store on Wednesday, but it is unlikely that the new features will placate those developers and analysts who say that the App Store model has...


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US Navy develops DAVD HUD for augmented reality underwater

The US Navy recently announced its latest research program involving a Divers Augmented Vision Display which is capable of using augmented reality on a head-up display. The US Navy is hopeful that the new gadget...


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Google's Magenta explores AI's music-writing abilities

Machine learning has already been used by artificial intelligence (AI) of Google to beat a human champion at Go - a complex game - and create psychedelic images in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. The company has...


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Facebook's new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write

If Facebook knows about your status update, it will be able to show it to people who care about that topic. If the social networking giant manages to detect that you're trying to sell something in a status update...


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Cluster of 'megabreaches' compromises 642 million passwords

At least three more breaches have been discovered by security researchers involving MySpace, Tumblr, and dating website Fling, less than two weeks after over 177 million LinkedIn user passwords were compromised...


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Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon Wear chips for specific wearable devices

Qualcomm is getting ready to launch a new set of Snapdragon Wear chips for targeted wearable devices. The announcement was made by the company at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The new Snapdragon Wear 1100 chips...


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Google Photos update hints at unlimited free storage for Nexus users

An Android Police teardown of the Android application package (APK) for the next update of Google Photos hints that some new tweaks and features are in the offing for the backup and storage service, including something...


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No Man's Sky gets a new delayed release date

The fans of PlayStation 4 and PC gaming were left disappointed this weekend after it was officially confirmed that No Man's Sky has been delayed. But would-be space travelers have no reason to feel worried as they...


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Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

Amazon has put its voice-powered AI software Alexa found in the Echo, Dot and Tap, right inside the browser with the launch of Echosim.io. After logging in with an Amazon account, you can start asking...


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PayPal drives fresh nail into Windows Phone and BlackBerry coffins

PayPal had launched a new version of its mobile app, 6.0, in February and the company now wants iPhone and Android users to upgrade their devices to the new until the end of next month, But Windows Phone, BlackBerry...


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Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

Automakers Toyota and Volkswagen on Tuesday announced separate partnerships with rideshare companies Uber and Gett. Japanese firm Toyota has inked a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration...


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Facebook apologises for banning ad featuring plus-sized model

Social networking giant Facebook has apologized banning an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image. Facebook had banned the ad claiming the depiction of the photo was...


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Jaybird releases Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Buds

Jaybird on Sunday launched the Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Buds. Jaybird was recently acquired by Logitech --The "smart" headphones are designed for active people and offer up to eight hours of battery life. These headphones...


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