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Lenovo Acquires Motorola Mobility from Google

by RJ Kon October 31, 2014
It has been the year of big deals so far among the leading companies. The recent addition is Google selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Google has signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion in the mixture of cash and […]
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WhatsApp Adds Free Voice Calling Feature for its New Release

by RJ Kon September 2, 2014
WhatsApp has become the most demanded, loved app from the day it was launched. It provides the messaging feature at free cost over the internet. So what’s in store for WhatsApp lovers? According to a news report, the mobile messaging application WhatsApp is going to be getting its new feature of voice calls. At the […]

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Google Buys Image Recognition Startup Jetpac for $3.2bn

by Ranjan Yadavon August 17, 2014
Google, Mountain View, California based tech behemoth, has recently acquired the image recognition startup firm Jetpac for $3.2billion. Jetpac, founded in 2011 has its HQ in San Francisco. Jetpac gathers information from the photos that users post on social networks – e.g. Instagram, Facebook – and via an advanced process of artificial intelligence it develops […]
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Softbank’s Pepper robot is human-like, reads feelings and costs $1,900

by Matthew Lucason June 6, 2014
Softbank launched the first humanoid robot called Pepper. The company, owned by Masayoshi Son, says that Pepper is an emotionally attuned robot “powered by love”. Pepper is provided with a chest-mounted 10.1-inch touch screen tablet, which he uses to display images, content or to express his own feelings. Pepper is linguistically agile, and can speak English, French, Japanese and […]

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CCP talks about their ‘new’ game Project Legion

by Ryan Burgesson May 3, 2014
CCP announced yesterday a brand new game they are working on named Project Legion, it is essentially what the PS3 has in DUST514 but different enough to be given it its own identity. CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson said to Eurogamer: a new approach to being a mercenary on the ground It’s almost that experience […]
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Crytek CEO says Mantle will bring CG quality real time graphics

by Ryan Burgesson April 19, 2014
Cevat Yerli Crytek CEO, has said today that he thinks AMD’s Mantle is paving the way to bring CG quality to real time graphics. Yerli said: …with Mantle we think that we can achieve our vision that we had shared with in another keynote where we shared the vision that around 2013-2014 we believe that […]

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DirectX with Granite API can reduce shader complexity and memory usage

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
It looks like this year it will be the battle of the API’s after the DirectX 12 announcement for Xbox One, companies have been capitalising on the weird notion that somehow DX12 will double performance on the Xbox One. Graphine Software seem to be one of these companies piggy backing on the excitement for DX12 […]
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DirectX 12 is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 8, 2014
It was revealed at the GDC that DirectX 12 would be coming to Xbox One and now we have some details on what exactly DX12 will bring to the table for Microsoft. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell had this to say on Neowin about the updated API: The results are spectacular. Not just in theory but […]
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Gamefly introduces their new film rental service

by Ryan Burgesson March 4, 2014
Gamefly are introducing their film rental service alongside their game rentals next month. On April 4th Gamefly are set to send off DVD and Blu-Ray discs to subscribers with a 2 game or higher Gamefly subscription. Gamefly CEO Dave Hodess said: We’re viewing this as test based feedback we’ve received from subscribers who asked for […]

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Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop To Head Microsoft Devices and Studios

by Ryan Burgesson February 25, 2014
Stephen Elop is set to take over from Julie Larson-Green as the head of Microsoft’s Devices and Studios department. Elop himself was a strong candidate to become Microsoft’s new CEO but lost out to Satya Nadella. Microsoft’s Devices and Studios covers a wide range of products from the Xbox to the new feather in Microsoft’s […]
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Apple is Developing Sensors for iWatch That Predict Heart Attacks

by Nick Adamson February 17, 2014
Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Adrian Perica, along with CEO Tim Cook, reportedly met with Tesla’s Elon Musk. Also, Apple’s Tomlinson Holman, the inventor of THX and 10.2 surround sound, has reportedly been looking at ways to detect heart attacks. Both bits of news come by way of Thomas Lee and David R. Baker […]

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iPhone 6 (iPhone Air) Release Date, Price, Specs, News and Rumors

by Nick Adamson February 2, 2014
Will it be called iPhone 6, iPhone Air or something else? (technically it’ll be the 9th iPhone). According to a reputable Chinese analyst, Apple is looking to push production on the much anticipated iPhone 6 to May 2014 and much to surprise of probably everyone, the phone will not be any larger than 4.7 inches. There have been many conflicting […]
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Zynga Announces NaturalMotion Acquisition For $527M And Workforce Cut

by Nick Adamson February 1, 2014
Zynga is purchasing NaturalMotion, a U.K.-based gaming company behind franchises like CSR Racing and Clumsy Ninja, for $527 million in cash and equity. The acquisition of NaturalMotion shows that Zynga is keen on cornering the mobile gaming market. Zynga also announced that it is laying off 314 workers (15% of the company’s workforce) and it looks like the company is shutting down […]

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Apple’s iBeacon May Change The Way We Are Mobile Shopping

by Nick Adamson January 31, 2014
iBeacon has been deployed in its first retail environments. It’s not as flashy as a new iPhone or iPad, but Apple’s iBeacon has the intentional to revolutionize the in-store experience. It opens a door to new set of applications such as indoor maps and in-store marketing, it makes the internet of things a realty and it […]
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Aquion Energy Thinks Its Battery Can Solve Renewable Energy’s Problem

by Nick Adamson January 26, 2014
Sodium battery startup Aquion Energy, founded in 2007, is looking to finally commercialize its battery this year. Aquion Energy also announced that it’s raised another $20 million from investors like Bill Gates, Tao Invest, Kleiner Perkins, Foundation Capital and others, completing a $55 million Series D financing round. The financing round was initially set at $35 million back […]

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Millions of Snapchat Usernames and Phone Numbers Leaked

by Nick Adamson January 2, 2014
Several million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night. The New Year may have only just started, but for Snapchat developers it has already been marked by the greatest security fail in the mobile app’s history. The anonymous group of hackers has compiled and dumped a database containing phone number […]
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Ninja Sphere: The Gadget For Controlling Everything In Your Home

by Anna Johnsonon December 9, 2013
A while ago the remote-controlled home was science fiction, but a Sydney start-up called Ninja Blocks is making it a reality. This new device called Ninja Sphere, an all-white object that could almost pass for a modern piece of sculpture, is controlling almost everything in your home. The gadget aims to keep tabs on things and […]
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Intel, A Clean Millennium Company

by Chris Murphyon July 2, 2013
Intel is taking corporate responsibility a step further, by integrating core renewable responsibilities into employee’s compensation, increasing green power purchases to equal 100 percent of the company’s projected U.S. supply for the year, and achieving its goal of manufacturing “conflict-free” microprocessors for the metal tantalum, an industrial metal used in computer manufacturing. Coltan mining, which […]

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First Lady Opens Tech Door to Service Members

by Chris Murphyon May 2, 2013
Service members face big challenges when they come home. Don’t forget what happened with Vietnam. Now the White House, with a push from First Lady Michelle Obama, has partnered with some of the biggest technology powerhouses in America to get them jobs before they even leave the force. The new program is known as, The […]
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$210,000 for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO

by Chris Murphyon April 26, 2013
Through a charity auction site called Charitybuzz, the top bidder can enjoy a cup of coffee with Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at Apple Headquarters. Proceeds benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, as it has its Spring Auction with opportunities to meet celebrities and experience wonderful opportunities. The current highest bid […]

 
 
 
 

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