HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Yet another Microsoft exec makes sexist remark

Blowing up aliens in a video game isn't really very womanly, thinks Microsoft. This sexist slip-up comes only a few months after the CEO told women to trust karma for getting a raise. Why do companies never learn?

A Job well done: Apple wins decade-old iTunes update suit

A California jury on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit, which accused Apple of monopolistic practices, by technologically preventing iPod and iTune customers to buy from rival companies.

Never advertised pre-natal sex selection tech: Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd, which runs ‘’ search engine, on Monday submitted before the Supreme Court that it never advertised any pre-natal sex selection technologies on its website in violation of Indian laws.

Password, SMS stealing virus pose threat to Android phones

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android-based smart phone users against an infectious Trojan virus 'AndroidSmssend' which steals vital information from the personal device and can even illegally send SMSes to those on the mobile contact list.

Higgs Boson: Experts seek online help to track explosions

British and American experts on Wednesday launched a new project, inviting online volunteers to spot tiny explosions that could be evidence for new particles that will require new models of physics.

Xiaomi to invest in Indian start-ups; launches Redmi Note

The Chinese phonemaker, on Monday launched its third device in India --the Redmi Note. The device will have two variants -- one with 4G capability (single SIM) and the other without (dual SIM) -- priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

Xiaomi will be India's biggest cell phone supplier in two years: CEO

The four-year-old Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi will become the biggest cell phone supplier to India in two years, the company's top official said at an international internet forum in eastern China on Thursday.

QR codes to generate 3D images on phones without internet

Quick Response codes - the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs and posters - may be used to securely display 3D images on your phone, even without involving the often-untrustworthy internet, scientists say.

5 features that make the Android 5.0 Lollipop a winner

Google has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop, the biggest update in Android's history. If you carry a Nexus device, a Moto X or G, you are in luck as you'll be among the first to be able to upgrade to the swanky new OS. Review

Bio-drone that self-destructs behind enemy lines

Nasa scientists have invented a bio-degradable drone made of fungus, bacteria and wasp saliva that would self-destruct if it crashes in an enemy territory to avoid detection.

WhatsApp ups divorce rates in Italy, says top lawyer

Intimate messaging with strangers on WhatsApp has led to an increase in divorce rates in Italy, according to a leading Italian lawyer. In Italy, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service.

How about Nasa space audio recordings for ringtones?

After decades of collecting celestial sounds - from rocket launches and astronaut dialogue to alien lightning and interstellar plasma - Nasa recently set up a SoundCloud account, letting it stream the audio clips for anyone to hear.

Google 'nanoparticles' to search bodies for early detection of disease

A Life Sciences team at the special projects Google X Lab are experimenting with having 'nanoparticles' hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to sensors people could wear.

Apple, Samsung in midnight slugfest, Diwali buyers cheer

As the clock rang in Friday, the race between Apple and Samsung in India entered a new phase: both companies held midnight sales to launch their latest products in the country, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 respectively.
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