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October, 2015

  • 24 October

    Social Apps Are The Biggest Resource Killers on Smartphones: AVG

    AVG has released its quarterly report which lists apps with the highest data consumption, battery consumption and performance reduction when used on smartphones. While some of the apps have retained the spot, there have been some new entrants in the list.  The software ranks all apps into four different categories based on the data received from its AVG app users …

  • 24 October

    Google Now Provides An Explanation On Why It Blocked A Site

    So far the norm for Google when it blocks a site is to do it without giving much into the details. All you see rather is a blood-red home page with a little warning notice but that is about to change now.  As of today, Mountain View has tweaked its Transparency Report to include a new Safe Browsing Site Status …

  • 24 October

    Privacy Safety: Are Security Backdoors Worth It?

    A security backdoor is exactly what it sounds like: a secret entry point. It allows entrance into a computer program, giving the person access without having to go through the usual security mechanisms. It is usually installed by the programmers to control trouble shooting, debug and test programs. However, legitimate use of backdoor is now being contested due to risks …

  • 21 October

    Investment of Google in Chinese artificial intelligence firm

    WASHINGTON: Google has taken a stake in a Chinese artificial intelligence startup which is aiming to develop smart wearable technologies, the companies said Tuesday. As we know Google Inc. has bet tens of millions of dollars on a Chinese search-and-smartwatch company that marks a rare deal in China and renewed interest in a market it mostly exited in 2010. Now …

  • 21 October

    Texas teen ( Ahmed ) arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    DALLAS: A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb will be moving with his family to the Middle East so he can attend school there, his family said Tuesday. Ahmed Mohamed’s family released a statement saying they had accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for his high …

  • 20 October

    How self-driving cars will be the mapmakers of our future cities

    LONDON — Here Maps is plotting a course for its future. The destination: becoming an engine of the new era of self-driving cars It’s the latest company to jump into the hot arena of autonomous vehicles, which has attracted everyone from tech giant Google to traditional automakers. The mapping specialist is now nestled in among those car companies. In August, an …

  • 20 October

    From sadness to wow, Facebook launches reaction buttons beyond like

    Like it or not, Facebook Inc’s trademark “like” button is set to get more expressive. Users will soon be able to do more than “like” posts. They will be able to love them and express sympathy, anger or sadness with animated emoticons. The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of “Reactions,” with users able select …

  • 19 October

    In the world’s first underwater nightclub, you’re as likely to encounter a killer shark as a DJ killing the dance floor.

    It was Saturday night in the Maldives and the dance floor was heaving. The DJ, who had flown in from the capital Malé, was cranking out hit after hit – Jump by Kriss Kross, Coolio’s remix of Stayin’ Alive, Fat Man Scoops’ Put Your Hands Up–and I was doing my best to impress my dance partner, throwing retro Travolta moves, …

  • 19 October

    China’s economic growth slows to 6.9%

    China’s economy grew 6.9% in the third quarter, the weakest rate since the global financial crisis. The year-on-year growth rate is also below the government’s 7% target. Though slightly above expectations, the data is expected to raise pressure on policymakers to step up monetary policy to stem the slowdown. China’s economy has been hit by extreme stock market volatility over …

  • 19 October

    Apple patent case: Wisconsin university wins huge damages

    The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the verdict was important to guard its inventions from unauthorised use. The jury had earlier decided that Apple incorporated patented microchip technology into some iPhones and iPads without permission. Apple said it would appeal. The company declined to comment further. The amount was less than …