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Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday: Is your survival kit ready?

Microsoft has decided to stop providing support for its popular operating system, Windows XP. If you continue using Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work. It will, however, be vulnerable to security threats.

Galaxy S5 to be available in India from April 11, price starting at Rs. 51,000

In India, the Galaxy S5 will be available in four colours - black, white, blue and gold. The phone with 5.1 inch display is waterproof and dustproof. It comes with 16 megapixel rear camera and has 21 hours talk time battery.

Now, track Bollywood's trail in Britain through new app

As part of efforts to attract Indian visitors, Britain on Thursday launched a first-of–its-kind Bollywood in Britain (BiB) Destination Movie Map that locates the venues where songs and scenes of popular songs have been shot.

Idea launches 3G-enabled smartphones; targets youngsters

India's third largest private telecom operator Idea on Tuesday launched a 3G-enabled smartphone, ULTRA II, at a price of Rs. 12,500 focusing on driving data penetration in the country through sale of 3G devices.

Mobile apps showdown: the best of 2013

Mobile apps have become an integral part of our lives like never before. The year 2013 saw many cool apps flooding the market. After going through several of them, we have listed 10 refreshing ones that will add zing to your life.

Star Wars phone lets you talk to 3D hologram images of friends

A Polish telecommunications company plans to create the world's first hologram telephone call, which will allow users to see a live 3D hologram image of the person on the other end of the line.

Micromax unveils dual-OS LapTab; to hit shelves in February

Combining functionality and style, the LapTab further builds on the promise to constantly empower our users with superior technology that directly addresses their needs, Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma said.

Webbed wonders: new wave lifestyle gizmos

There is plenty of geeky stuff happening that makes the present look like the future they talked about in science fiction stories. And the year 2014 seems to be very, very special: it may go down in history as the year when the “internet of things” evolved from a buzzword to reality.

Tech giants gang up to challenge iOS, Android; set to launch cutting-edge OS

A new smartphone operating system developed by a global collaboration of tech firms to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be launched in the next few months, Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo said.

Smartphone app taps Kerala's love affair with liquor

A smartphone app to find the price of foreign liquor in Kerala State Beverages Corporation Outlet (Bevco) has been created by Malayalees. The app includes options like maps to the nearest liquor shop, and more.

Firefox OS challenges Apple, Google; set to power $25 smartphones

Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system that aims to challenge the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based nonprofit Mozilla Foundation said on Sunday.

Latest PS4 owners to see `great surprises` in 2014: Sony exec

Sony's latest gaming console Playstation 4 (PS4) owners are likely to witness a number of 'great surprises', as said by the company's executive.

An eye for 360° detail

A new device can bring an extra level of excitement and interactivity to any action video or simply be used to ensure absolutely everyone is in frame when taking a family photo.

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand 2, priced starting Rs. 22990

Samsung today launched its latest offering 'Galaxy Grand 2' in a price range of Rs. 22,990 to Rs. 24,990. The dual-SIM smartphone will be available in the market from first week of January next year.

Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried.
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