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Japan gets Nintendo's 2DS in limited-edition 'Pokemon' colors

Pokemon is set to turn 20 soon and it seems that gaming giant Nintendo has decided to twist your arm by making use of just nostalgia and bright primary colors. The company on Sunday announced four different 2DSes...


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Steam security glitch reveals personal information of users

The big winter sale of Steam is already on and a huge number of people are browsing, buying, and playing games right now on the platform. Some users however on Friday tripped into a major security hole. Several users...


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Google developing messaging app to take on Facebook Messenger

Google is developing a mobile messaging app to compete with Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, Viber and QQ and WeChat, which are very popular in China and Asia, reported The Wall Street Journal. The report added that...


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Ford, Google in talks to build self-driving cars together

Automobile giant Ford and tech behemoth Google are likely to launch a joint venture to build self-driving cars. It is expected that an announcement in this regard will be made by Ford CEO Mark Fields in January at the...


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No trade-off between security and privacy: Tim Cook

Reiterating his support for encryption, Apple's CEO Tim Cook on Sunday said there was no trade-off between privacy and national security when it comes to encryption. "I think that's an overly simplistic view. We're...


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Blackberry says Priv has been well-received, may launch in 31 countries by Feb

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has reported a "$0.03 per share" net loss in the third quarter of 2015, which is better than the Wall Street estimates of "$0.14 per share loss."


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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book updates improve type cover, keyboard and Surface

Significant updates have been received by Microsoft's Surface Pro 4s and Surface Books recently to fix bugs related to Type Covers and keyboards, and they also restore a critical feature to the Surface Pen.


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Apple promotes Jeff Williams to COO, makes Schiller in charge of App Store

Apple on Thursday announced some major changes to its leadership team, including the promotion of Jeff Williams to COO, a position which was lying vacant since Tim Cook became Apple CEO in 2011. Williams joined Apple in 1998...


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Facebook tweaks controversial 'real names' rules

Facebook has made changes in its controversial 'real names' policy to make it easier for people with pseudonyms or unfamiliar names to use the world's most popular social networking site. Facebook users are required to go...


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Apple developing advanced display tech at secret lab in Taiwan: report

Tech giant Apple is reportedly operating a secret production laboratory in Longtan, Taiwan, to develop a unique, low-power display technology known as Interferometric Modulator Display (IMOD). The lab was earlier...


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Amazon pulls most hoverboards from its US & UK websites

Online retail giant Amazon has suspended sales of two-wheeled personal transportation device known as a "hoverboard" on its websites in the US and the UK following the reports related to explosions and house fires connected...


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Facebook testing more offline features for Android users on spotty connections

Social networking giant Facebook is testing ways in order to make its experience smoother for users and grab the attention of of buyers in developing markets. Facebook is is testing an update to its News Feed on Android...


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Mozilla not to offer Firefox OS through operators

Mozilla on Tuesday announced that it will stop offering Firefox OS phones through operators, thus ending its entry into the rapidly expanding smartphone market. Mozilla's withdrawal has left everyone surprised...


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Dropbox kills Carousel, Mailbox

In an apparent effort to refocus its attention towards business customers, Dropbox on Monday announced that it will shut down its the photo gallery app Carousel and email client Mailbox.


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TAG Heuer ups Carrera connected production to meet rising demand

Luxury watch-making company TAG Heuer on Sunday announced its plan of increasing the production of their Carrera Connected smartwatch to meet the rising demand. Chairman Jean-Claude Biver said that the company will increase...


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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in patent dispute

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has agreed to pay USD 548 million to Apple this month in court-ordered damages. This is going to be first substantial exchange of money between the two companies in the nearly...


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Facebook to block Belgians without accounts from accessing its content

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday said that it follow a court ruling in Belgium requiring the website not to track people who do not have Facebook accounts. The company outlined its plan ahead of the order...


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Facebook boss Zuckerberg leads new approach to charity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes and his announcement was noted immediately for its size - $45billion at the current stock price. Well-known...


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LinkedIn launches revamped mobile apps

Professional social networking site LinkedIn on Tuesday introduced revamped versions of its iOS and Android apps in order to attract more users. The new design which was first previewed by LinkedIn boss Jeff Weiner in October...


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Nokia reinventing itself with a $60,000 virtual reality camera

Nokia had revealed its high-end virtual reality camera Ozo last July. The high-end camera is designed to capture video and audio in full, 360-degree glory. The VR market is still lacking this kind of integrated solution...


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Light-based Internet Li-Fi may replace Wi-Fi in future

Light-based Internet Li-Fi has been grabbing headlines after a startup announced its first commercial implementation. On Friday, it was reported by BBC that Li-Fi, or Light Fidelity, can deliver internet to computers...


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Microsoft rolls out Cortana personal assistant for iOS

Fulfilling its promise, Microsoft is now all set to roll out its beta version of Cortana personal assistant which is seen as a competitor to Siri from Apple and Google Now for those who use iOS devices. An email notification has...


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Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 computer becomes a reality

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has already touched rock bottom. After spending a considerable amount of time to bring down the cost of hobbyist and educational computing, founder Eben Upton says that the company can go...


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Apple buys motion capture company Faceshift

Apple acquired motion capture company Faceshift, whose technology was extensively used to give alien characters realistic facial expressions in the new Star Wars film. Confirming the acquisition to Tech Crunch, Apple...


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FAA task force proposes stricter rules for drone use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday released an updated list of recommendations aimed at better monitoring of drones for recreational use. As per the FAA proposal, most drone owners would...


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Every Tesla Model S recalled, autopilot features disabled in Hong Kong

Tesla Motors has issued a voluntary recall of all 90,000 Model S sedans and remotely disabling the autopilot features of the car in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, some owners of Model S in the former British colony found...


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Google Play to start labelling ad-supported apps

Google Play has already announced which applications have in-app purchases, and things will become clearer in 2016 when it comes to ads. Droid Life reported that the developers have been notified by the company...


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Get hooked to Google Plus again

It is often said that Google Plus, Google's response to Facebook, is dead or dismantled, but the search giant has still kept it online as a connection platform. Google on Tuesday announced a new redesign for the site, sending...


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Google Voice Search now understands complex questions & their meaning

Voice-based assistants are set to become the primary way people interact with devices now and in the future and Google has now upped the ante in this regard between its own voice search functionality and that of rival...


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Apple not to 'converge' iPad & MacBook lines: Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday ruled out the possibility of the the company's iPad and MacBook coming together in a hybrid device, saying converged machines come with inherent compromises. "Apple is intent...


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