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Samsung Unveils Updated Smart TV User Experience with Samsung Smart Control Remote
- January 07, 2016

While most of our attention during CES is turned toward the latest smartphones and tablets, let's not forget the myriad of other devices that will launch this year to much less fanfare. The smart fridge ought to render sticking Post-It notes a thing of the past, as you can now leave messages for your family on the huge display. The SUHD TV's bezel-free design allows users to focus their attention on the device's display, Tech Radar confimed. (more...)
Huawei targets premium segment with new phone, watch Huawei targets premium segment with new phone, watch
- January 07, 2016

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturing giant targets at the premium segment of smartphones which is now dominated by the tech giant Apple by unveiling a new smartphone under the Mate series. Aside from that, the device also has a fingerprint scanning ability, which is not relatively new to Huawei smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer also claims it can be fully charged in just 30 minutes. (more...)
CES 2016: Fitbit launches its first smartwatch the Blaze CES 2016: Fitbit launches its first smartwatch the Blaze
- January 07, 2016

Over the past one year wearables have improved to provide some enhanced health and fitness features with a number of manufacturers throwing so many devices into the market. The IPO offering by Fitbit was priced higher than expected. While the Fitbit Blaze draws a bit from the Apple Watch, it has its own elements and yes the Fitbit Blaze is a watch that remains focused on Fitness. (more...)
Huawei Unveils Watch models, Golden Nexus 6P, MediaPad
- January 06, 2016

We have to say, Huawei definitely brought the bling to smartwatch design. The other option is the Huawei Watch Elegant , which like the Jewel is pretty much the same as the standard Huawei Watch. Huawei GX8 specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) TFT display with Corning Glass 3 protection and a pixel density of 401ppi. (more...)
Ford creates drone challenge with $100000 prize Ford creates drone challenge with $100000 prize
- January 05, 2016

Ford meanwhile said Tuesday it's tripling its fleet of autonomous Ford Fusion hybrid test vehicles to 30 cars in areas in California, Arizona and MI. But you can also just use it to ask Alexa to perform more simple actions, like check the weather, add an item to your shopping list, or change the music. (more...)
EFF blasts T-Mobile's Binge On, calls for FCC investigation EFF blasts T-Mobile's Binge On, calls for FCC investigation
- January 05, 2016

T-Mobile US' controversial data neutral streaming video service, Binge On is under fire for data throttling according to a new report. EFF took the time to test streaming some video over T-Mobile's network from various devices and found that when Binge On is enabled, T-Mobile throttles all HTML5 video streams to about 1.5 Mbps regardless of whether the provider is a participant in the program. (more...)
Six-inch display for Samsung's Galaxy A9 Six-inch display for Samsung's Galaxy A9
- January 05, 2016

The exclusive access will give a competitive edge to Samsung Galaxy S7 over all other phones at least till the month of April 2016. A patent by Samsung pointed to modular camera pieces, too, though there hasn't been overwhelming evidence that we'll see that in the Galaxy S7 just yet. (more...)
Ubisoft's Official Statement on Assassin Creed Rumors Ubisoft's Official Statement on Assassin Creed Rumors
- January 05, 2016

It's said ti be about three times the size of Black Flag , but presented as a completely open world rather than with city cells. Ever since Assassin's Creed II in 2009, Ubisoft's popular stab-'em-up series has seen at least one major release every year. (more...)
Net Neutrality Debate: Trai to Write Back to Free Basics Supporters
- January 04, 2016

Therefore, one way is to ignore these 14.34 lakh responses, which will be unfair since these many people have tried to involve themselves in one way, so TRAI chose to extend the deadline for the comments to give them another chance to answer to the specific questions on "differential pricing", he added. (more...)
Saudi Arabia has executed 47 criminals today
- January 02, 2016

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Sheikh said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency that the executions announced Saturday were in line with Islamic law and the need to safeguard the kingdom's security. The global rights group Reprieve called the executions "appalling", saying at least four of those killed, including Sheikh Nimr, were put to death for offences related to political protest. (more...)
Prominent Shia Cleric among 47 Executed in Saudi Arabia
- January 02, 2016

Meanwhile, Syrian Information Minister Omran Zohbi described the executions as a crime, saying they were "an assassination of freedoms and human rights". "I ask that the Shiites of Saudi Arabia...show courage in responding even through peaceful demonstration, and the same Shiites in the Gulf, so as to deter injustice and government terrorism in the future", he said on his website. (more...)
Trai to write back to people who commented via Facebook template
- January 01, 2016

The authority had requested stakeholders "to provide comments on the specific questions raised in the consultation paper with justifications so as to formulate appropriate policy guidelines on differential pricing for data services". The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) also voiced its opinion on Wednesday and said the differential pricing violates principles of net neutrality. (more...)
Chibok girls: Nigeria ready for Boko Haram negotiations
- January 01, 2016

It was in April 2014, however, that the global community began to take notice when 279 schoolgirls were kidnapped from Chibok, a town in Boko Haram's stronghold of north-eastern Nigeria. Slumping prices of oil, the country's top source of state revenue, have also led to a continuous deceleration of economic growth. A week after President Buhari's declaration, a group of female suicide bombers struck Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and hometown of the Boko Haram terrorist group, ... (more...)
Facebook's free Internet service shut down in Egypt
- January 01, 2016

The date has been extended at a time when social network Facebook has launched a massive campaign in support of its Free Basics service. Facebook says more than 3 million people in Egypt had signed up for the free service. The group of executives in its letter said that differential pricing for access to Internet would lead to just a few players such as Facebook with the Free Basic platform playing the role of gatekeepers. (more...)
SpaceX rocket lands safely back on earth
- January 01, 2016

The rocket's massive first stage executed a series of maneuvers that brought it back to Cape Canaveral in Florida. "Welcome back, baby!", Musk said in a celebratory tweet . The historic touch-down was fourth vertical rocket landing attempt by the Elon Musk-headed company this year, and the only one that didn't end in a fiery landing pad explosion. (more...)
Giant squid spotted off Japan's coastline Giant squid spotted off Japan's coastline
- January 01, 2016

A local diver also took the opportunity to swim with the creature. The squid that showed up there is estimated to be about 12 feet long, although scientists have previously captured footage of giant squid measuring up to 43 feet (13 meters) long. (more...)
Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller to be limited through March Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller to be limited through March
- December 31, 2015

When he says lightweight, he's talking not about a svelte, streamlined version like the Xbox 360's slim edition, but something less powerful - get your jokes about the current Xbox One's power ready for the comments section - and less expensive. (more...)
A Reddit user turned Facebook's Free Basics ads into 'brutally honest' ones
- December 31, 2015

For instance, investor and entrepreneur Mahesh Murthy wrote in The Wire that the company which "tried to silently slime this thing through last year" is trying to "con us Indians this year again". Zero-rating platforms violate Net Neutrality, says IAMAI. Critics point out that in India, as reported by The New York Times , "the program offers free Web searches using Microsoft's Bing service but Google searches incur a charge". (more...)
Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault of PA Woman in 2004 Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault of PA Woman in 2004
- December 30, 2015

The charges stems from allegations made by a former employee of Temple University in Philadelphia, who says Cosby assaulted her at his home near the East Coast city in 2004. He stands, at best, as a betrayer of trust of who admitted under oath to buying Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to bed, and at worst, as a serial sexual predator who, if convicted, could die in behind bars. (more...)
Facebook is testing topic-based news feeds on mobile Facebook is testing topic-based news feeds on mobile
- December 30, 2015

Both the added News Feeds and the Marketplace features are still in its testing phases and it might be awhile before the majority of users will be able to try it out for themselves. Of course, earlier reports have indicated that the social networking giant has already been experimenting with a similar feature on its website for the past few months, whereby a new "Topics" button can now be found in the website's sidebar. (more...)

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