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OnePlus 2 Confirmed to Sport Snapdragon 810 v2.1 That’s ‘Cooler Than Ever

OnePlus has finally announced it would be using the Qualcomm’s top-end mobile processor, the Snapdragon 810, in its upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone. The Chinese startup is however using a newer version of the SoC, to avoid the heating issues involving the first generation Snapdragon 810. The firm in its blog post addressed the overheating issue of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and ... Read More »

Amazon Appstore Removes Kodi (XBMC) Over Piracy Concerns

Amazon last week removed the media centre Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) from its Appstore. The app was removed because of concerns over piracy, according to reports. As per Amazon, Kodi can be used to facilitate piracy and illegal downloads of content, which is not allowed on Amazon’s Appstore. That’s not exactly correct, and in fact, the XBMC Foundation, which ... Read More »

Apple Music Streaming Service Terms Dismay Indie Record Companies

Apple’s new streaming music service will not arrive until June 30, but the company has already upset independent record companies because of its proposed licensing terms.The new service, Apple Music, includes downloads for sale and a $10-a-month subscription streaming feature along the lines of Spotify or Rhapsody. Apple has said that at least 71.5 percent of the revenue from the ... Read More »

Twitter Buys Artificial Intelligence Group Whetlab

Twitter on Wednesday acquired the artificial intelligence startup Whetlab, bolstering the analytics capacity which is becoming increasingly important for social networks.Terms were not announced for the deal, which was disclosed in a tweet by the Twitter engineering team and on the website of the Massachusetts-based Whetlab. Twitter did not comment on its plan for the service, but artificial intelligence can ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB Variant Price Slashed to Rs. 14,999

    Xiaomi India, soon after slashing price of the Mi 4 64GB model, has now announced the same for the 16GB model, making the smartphone Rs. 5,000 cheaper than its launch price. The Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB variant will be available now at a price of Rs. 14,999, down from its most recent price tag of Rs. 17,999. To ... Read More »

Anonymous Hackers Attack Canada Government Websites

Hackers disrupted Canadian government websites for several hours on Wednesday, senior officials said, but denied that any personal data had been compromised in the cyber-attack.The hacker collective Anonymous took responsibility in an online video, saying it was done in protest of a controversial anti-terror law that dramatically expands the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency. The government’s public website ... Read More »

German Carmakers Reportedly Ready Offer for Nokia’s Here as Deadline Looms

Germany’s premium auto makers BMW Daimler and Audi are preparing an offer for Nokia’s maps business, as binding bids are due by end of Thursday, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters.The binding offers will be used as a basis to pursue negotiations for making a final offer, one of the sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Finland’s Nokia started ... Read More »

Scientists Plan Risky Move to Get Rosetta Spacecraft Nearer Comet

    European scientists are planning a risky manoeuvre to get their Rosetta spacecraftcloser to the comet it is orbiting, so it can communicate with its robotic lander on the surface and start experiments that could unlock some of the universe’s secrets. The lander, called Philae, surprised scientists at the weekend by waking up and sending a signal to Earth. ... Read More »

Uber Ruling Fuels Debate Over Workers

In a ruling that fuels a long-simmering debate over some of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing technology companies and the work they are creating, the California Labor Commission said that a driver for the ride-hailing service Uber should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor.The ruling ordered Uber to reimburse Barbara Ann Berwick $4,152.20 (roughly Rs. 2.6 lakhs) in expenses ... Read More »

4 Microsoft Executives to Leave in Top-Level Shake-Up

Four senior Microsoft executives, including Stephen Elop and Mark Penn, will leave the technology company in the biggest organizational shake-up yet under Satya Nadella, its chief executive.In an email sent to Microsoft employees Wednesday morning, Nadella said that three of the departures were related to his decision to organize the company’s engineering efforts into fewer groups. The three executives leaving ... Read More »