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Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony Corp's PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored.

Of gadgets and gizmos: What we shopped for in 2014

2014 made us wish we had a machine we could print money with -- there were so many great gadgets to choose from! Here's what we busted out our credit cards for this year.

2014: iOS vs Android is a worthy fight at last

Years after they first launched, iOS and Android, Apple and Google's smartphone and tablet operating systems, are finally at par, both in terms of design and features. What's next?

Turn your skin into a smartphone display

A wearable device that projects the image of a Android tablet on your skin will be a reality soon.

Why 2014 was Apple's breakout year

Just when everyone was writing Apple off for its phones with miniscule screens and tightly-closed operating system, the Cupertino giant silenced critics by releasing radical new products and services.

Why Google and Apple are warring for your wrist this year

The last seven years have seen Google and Apple duke it out for supremacy in the smartphone and tablet space. 2015 will see both companies launch their first offensive in the war for your wrists.

What we learnt about technology in 2014

Phablets are here to stay; hacking an ATM is disturbingly simple; and even Apple's walled garden isn't safe enough to protect your naked pictures.

Why 2014 was Microsoft's comeback year

Microsoft Office is now on a rival platform like the iPad; the XBOX One and the Surface Pro 3 are runaway successes; and Windows 10 is shaping up to be the best version of Windows yet: Microsoft is a new beast in 2014.

What we loved about tech in 2014

Smartphone prices plummeted, 3G became affordable and everyone has finally given up strapping their phones to their arms while jogging for sleek, cutting-edge fitness bands, thank heavens.

The biggest tech personalities of 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the company to new heights; Whatsapp founder added billions to his fortune; and Jack Ma became the richest man in China. Here are the five people in tech who created headlines this year.

HC lifts ban on sale of OnePlus handsets

The Delhi High Court lifted the December 16 ban on sale of OnePlus handsets embedded with Cyanogen software and asked its single judge who had passed the earlier order, to hear it afresh two weeks from now.

Apple planning a smaller iPhone for 2015

The current iPhone is barely three months old, but the rumors and reports about what we can expect from its replacement -- which won't be unveiled until September 2015 -- have already begun in earnest and are pointing to an iPhone 6S with a smaller screen.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.

How 'touch' smartphones change our brains

A new study has revealed that use of Smartphone shapes the part of our brain that controls our finger movement in a similar way as learning to play violin.

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.
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