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Hackers hold Hollywood hospital's computer network hostage, demand $5 million

A hospital in Southern California is working without any access to email, digital patient records, and some internet-connected medical devices following a cyberattack which allowed some hackers to take the computer...


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Lumia 650 is a budget Windows phone with a pretty face

Microsoft's latest Windows Phone, the Lumia 650, is a stylish budget phone, which is expected to find many takers. The phone boasts of a 5-inch OLED screen and an aluminium frame. Priced at USD 200, the Lumia 650 is significantly...


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Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India after TRAI debacle

Facebook today withdrew Free Basics from India, just three days after Indian telecommunications regulator TRAI prohibited the differential pricing of data depending on the content or application that is being accessed.


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Google's self-driving cars get a major boost from NHTSA

In a major boost for Google's self-driving cars project, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ruled that the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be...


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Google Hangouts users receive P2P connections update

It's been over two years when Google announced some major upgrades for its Hangouts messaging app. At that time, the company told Android users to use Hangouts for text messaging, file sharing, etc (similar to iMessage...


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Google reportedly building new non-Cardboard VR headset

It seems that the success of Cardboard virtual reality technology has encouraged Google to develop another VR headset made of sturdier stuff. There is no denying the fact that Cardboard has proved a worthy...


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BlackBerry announces 200 layoffs across Canada & Florida

The second month of the new year has already started and Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is yet to witness any good luck thus far. It was thought that the BlackBerry Priv would emerge as the face saver for the company as...


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Google expands its self-driving tests to Kirkland

Tech giant Google on Wednesday announced that was expanding its self-driving car testing program to Kirkland, Washington. It is to be noted that the autonomous cars manufactured by the California-based firm have...


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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey, creator of the predictive mobile keyboard app

Microsoft on Tuesday finally confirmed that it has acquired London-based company SwiftKey, which has developed the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name. Both the companies preferred not to disclose...


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WhatsApp touches a billion monthly users

Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp has hit the one billion users mark, Facebook reported on Monday. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and it has now outperformed the social network's own Messenger mobile app...


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Samsung announces Galaxy Unpacked event, teaser hints focus on Gear VR

Samsung is all set to unveil some new Galaxy phones, and it has now become clear that the company has accepted the fact that virtual reality is the way forward when it comes to mobile strategy.


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Apple gets cracking on Virtual Reality

Apple's virtual reality plans are for real as the Cupertino-based firm has created a new research unit dedicated to virtual reality. The new unit's main task is to develop prototypes of a possible VR headset.


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Facebook's profit crosses $1 billion

Social networking giant Facebook's income continued to rise with the company announcing that it has grossed a net income of USD 3.69 billion in 2015 from its operations. The company has posted more than USD 1 billion...


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Oculus 'Quill' changes VR painting into performance art

Art need not to be an end product. Oculus' new internal creation tool, Quill, allows the illustrators to draw in virtual reality and give a chance to the audiences to see their creations come to life stroke by stroke...


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Apple to open first iOS App development center in Europe

Apple today announced its plans tom open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy. The company said the opening of the new centre would help the European developers in honing the practical skills and...


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Microsoft to donate $1 billion in cloud services to NGOs, researchers

Microsoft has announced to donate USD 1 billion in cloud services to nongovernmental organizations and researchers in the next three years in order to provide access to these services to communities who are...


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Temporary outages hit Twitter in Europe, Japan, Africa

Microblogging site Twitter was today hit by temporary outages in several parts of the world and the company said that it was working to resolve the issues. According to external monitoring sources, the problem...


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HoloLens to run up to 5.5 hours on a single charge: Microsoft

Microsoft's upcoming augmented reality headset HoloLens will work for around 5.5 hours on a single charge. Addressing Wan event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bruce Harris stated that the HoloLens's battery...


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US Supreme Court to hear Microsoft's appeal in Xbox 360 case

It seems that the console wars are far from over, as Supreme Court of the United States today announced that it would hear an argument relating to Microsoft's Xbox 360. At issue is whether or not the Redmond-based...


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Samsung to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

Qualcomm Inc today announced that it has reached a deal with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd under which the South Korean electronics giant will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip.


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Google appoints Clay Bavor to lead virtual reality business

Google on Tuesday confirmed that its virtual reality team will be led by Clay Bavor, VP for product management and one of the execs behind Google Cardboard. The California-based company confirmed the news after Re/code...


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T-Mobile CEO apologizes to the EFF, publishes open letter

T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday published an open letter on the website of the company. Experts maintain that the move is a desperate bid by Legere to control some damage after getting some real backlash. The...


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Tesla limits autopilot feature, but Musk claims better than human driver

Tesla Motors said Sunday its Model S sedans will receive the update of the Autopilot driving systems in order to put new limits on its hands-free operation. According to Tesla, the function will now be restricted on residential...


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GM unveils Bolt electric car

General Motors on Wednesday unveiled the production version of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car. With this vehicle, the US-based automaker aims to attract the consumers looking at a more affordable price tag...


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Sony shows off light-bulb speaker, high-tech turntable at CES 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is dominated by modern technology. Japanese electronics giant Sony once again managed to leave its mark at the 2016 CES with a high-fidelity turntable. The new turntable...


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Mystery electric car startup unveils first prototype

Mystery electric car startup Faraday Future on Monday unveiled its first prototype vehicle, offering few details on its ownership and structure. The motto of Faraday Future is to "redefine mobility."


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NVIDIA announces DRIVE PX 2: Pascal power for autonomous cars

The first major press conference at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show belonged to NVIDIA. In the recent past, the company's press conferences would be dedicated to consumer mobile parts - the Tegra division, in other words...


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Can WhatsApp video calling challenge Skype?

WhatsApp is without doubt one of the Internet success stories; a messaging app that has become hugely popular across the world and the platform was sold for millions of dollars within a matter of years of launching.


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Samsung smart TVs will be IoT compatible from next year

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Tuesday announced that all its smart TVs from next year will be Internet of Things (IoT) compatible. The announcement sends a clear message that the company is focused...


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Samsung Pay to launch online payments In US

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is planning to expand its mobile payment service to more users in the US next year, and the company will also allow the users to use Samsung Pay when shopping online.


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