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August 30, 2015

Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook


    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for use of its technology, the companies said on Monday, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector. Yahoo has asserted claims on patents that include the technical mechanisms in the Facebook’s ads, […]

Top new smartphones in 2012


    HTC One X   Amazing Camera. Authentic Sound. Entertainment at the speed of sound – Our fastest LTE phone yet Entertainment is delivered quicker and smoother than ever thanks to a super-fast LTE network connection. With this clean, minimalist phone design, you still get a pixel-packed 4.7-inch HD screen. Then there’s the amazing […]

Cheaper Windows smartphone


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Struggling cell phone maker Nokia Corp. has unveiled two new handsets that it hopes will revive its fortunes at the start of the world’s largest mobile phone trade show on Monday. Chief executive Stephen Elop told reporters at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the new phones — a low-price […]

Apple Riding High, but for How Long?


    When Ellie Turner decided she wanted an upgrade from her iPhone 3G, she expected to pay more for Apple’s new iPhone 4S than for the other leading smartphones on the market. Instead, Ms. Turner, a public relations specialist in London, got the fast-selling device free. She consulted Phones4u, a bulk discounter of cellphones […]

Is your App’s Page Optimized for Search Engines?


    TechCrunch reported on February 23 that Apple acquired Chomp, a company founded in 2010 to provide a search engine for mobile apps. They started solely with improving iPhone app results, and in 2011 they expanded to the Android market. Android and iPhone users can download the free Chomp app to search for apps […]

Anonymous targets largest private prison corporations in the US


      Hacker group Anonymous on Friday vandalized the website of a major US prison contractor in the latest salvo in an anti-police campaign. Anonymous subgroup “Antisec” took credit for replacing The Geo Group website home page with a rap song dedicated in part to convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal and a message condemning prisons […]

Pay with any mobile phone anywhere


  (Reuters) – PayPal, the online payments company owned by eBay Inc, just got a new rival in the race to develop a mobile payment service that can be used in physical stores. Boku Inc, a big online mobile payments company backed by venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark Capital, unveiled a new […]

The PlayStation Vita is everything you’d want


   Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC today announced the launch of the highly anticipated PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), the next generation portable entertainment system, available now in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. PS Vita delivers new ways to play games that have never been seen on any device, coupled with rich social features to […]

Barnes & Noble unveiled a new version of its Nook tablet


    US bookseller Barnes & Noble unveiled a new version of its Nook tablet computer Tuesday, a device with the same $199 price tag as Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The seven-inch (17.78-centimeter) Nook Tablet also has eight gigabytes of memory like the tablet released by online retail giant Amazon in November. Apple’s cheapest iPad costs […]

Did Apple unveil OS X 10.8 last week to preempt Windows 8?


  The timing may be suspicious, but the OS looks more to Google than to Microsoft   “Apple Speeds Mac ‘Mountain Lion’ to Take On Windows 8″ Bloomberg Businessweek “Steve Jobs is gone, Windows 8 is coming and Apple panics” betanews As predicted, the tech press spent much of the rest of the week trying […]

Everything you know about dieting is wrong


          Everything you know about dieting is wrong, say US scientists who have devised a new formula for calculating calories and weight loss that they hope will revolutionize the way people tackle obesity. Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the […]

Top-earning movie trilogies of all time


    10. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS- $566,028,876     9. ICE AGE – $568,080,573   8. THE MATRIX – $592,135,491   7. JURASSIC PARK – $766,989,054   6. TOY STORY – $883,194,478   5.THE LORD OF THE RINGS – $1,031,169,477   4. STAR WARS: EPISODES IV-VI – $1,060,476,463   3. TRANSFORMERS – $1,073,748,606   […]