March 27, 17
Breaking News

Zomato Closes Urbanspoon 5 Months After Acquisition

Zomato shared the above image [note for ed: There is no spoon pic as story image] on Twitter and Facebook late on Monday night, announcing the final closure of the Urbanspoon brand. It acquired the US-based restaurant reviews site in January, and at the time, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal also wrote a blog post saying that its biggest challenge is ... Read More »

Facebook Death Threat Not Grounds for Conviction

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that a death threat posted on Facebook was not enough to convict its author unless there was explicit intent to cause harm.But the court took pains to make its ruling on statutory grounds rather than address the broader issue of whether such a statement is protected under First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z3+ Price and Availability Tipped

Sony last month launched the Xperia Z3+ as the global variant of the Japan-onlyXperia Z4 smartphone. The company announced that the Xperia Z3+ will be available globally next month without revealing price of the handset.Now, an Italian website is claiming that Sony’s Xperia Z3+ flagship will be available starting June-end (precisely between June 22-26) and will be priced at EUR ... Read More »

Millennials Favour Facebook for US Political News

When it comes to political news, Millennials are more likely to turn to Facebook than their television-watching Baby Boomer elders, a Pew Research Center study released Monday suggests.The Washington-based social research institute surveyed nearly 3,000 online adults to learn how Americans are informing themselves in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. Sixty-one percent of Millennials, aged 18 to 33, ... Read More »

Surveillance Reforms Could Pass US Senate on Tuesday, With Changes

With key post-9/11 surveillance authorities lapsed, the US Senate votes Tuesday on reforms that would end the government’s most controversial spy program, but altering the legislation would put its fate in jeopardy.The USA Freedom Act passed the House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support in May. The Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to begin debate on the bill, hoping to prevent ... Read More »

XCOM 2 Announced for PC, Linux, and Mac Only

Three years since the stellar XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Review), comes XCOM 2. Helmed by acclaimed developer Firaxis Games (responsible for the Civilization series as well as XCOM), it takes place 20 years after the first game. Aliens rule the world and humanity must strike back and reclaim control.While its predecessor found its way to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, ... Read More »

Android Lollipop Now Running on 12.4 Percent of Active Devices

The market share of Google’s latest version of Android, Lollipop, has been slowly but steadily increasing since its launch last year. As per the latest numbers from Google, Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 5.1 Lollipop now cumulatively account for 12.4 percent of active Android devices.Google publishes its Android distribution numbers every month, based on data gathered from the Google Play ... Read More »

Chinese Researchers Develop ATM With Facial Recognition Technology

Chinese researchers have successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology to reduce the risk of theft, media reports said. The developers include Tsinghua University and Tzekwan Technology, a Hangzhou firm in eastern China’s Zhejiang province that provides security protection for financial transactions, South China Morning Post quoted Chinese official media as saying. Tzekwan chairman Gu ... Read More »

Google’s Project Vault Puts a Secure, Encrypted Computer Inside a microSD Card

One of the most interesting announcements made at Google I/O was Project Vault, a security-focused computer concealed within an ordinary microSD card. When plugged into a compatible PC, smartphone or other device, it can enable completely secure end-to-end communications. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group designed Project Vault to protect a user’s most sensitive data, under the assumption that ... Read More »

Nazara Technologies Hires Former Reliance Games CEO Manish Agarwal

Nazara Technologies, one of India’s oldest mobile game companies has announced that erstwhile Reliance Games CEO Manish Agarwal will be joining the company as CEO. Nazara’s current CEO and founder, Nitish Mittersain will continue on as MD. Last week we reported that Agarwal was parting ways with Reliance with Amit Khanduja taking his place. At the time industry sources indicated ... Read More »