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Xbox One updates patch with UI changes and customization

NEW YORK:  All users are now using the updated patch of Xbox One this is one of the biggest updates yet and it comes with a slew of new features including UI changes and customization options. After slowly rolling out to users in the preview program, the ability to customize the background of your dashboard is now available to everyone. ... Read More »

Posts players are angry with Advance Warfare

TOKYO: Posts of players are annoyed about the multiplayer lag in the newly released game of Advanced Warfare therefore they are sending texts on Activision’s Twitter account. The issue mainly includes the message that is shown in the game screen which is “service is not available”. Due to this, the game disconnects, and lag that leads to missed shots and ... Read More »

Intel’s Broadwell Unlocked Caims overclocking enthusiasts

NEW YORK:  Intel’s Broadwell Unlocked is a high-end desktop CPU aimed at overclocking enthusiasts, and will be compatible with existing motherboards designed for current Haswell CPUs. Unfortunately, for fourth-generation Broadwell Unlocked, the same leaked slide shows the fifth-generation Skylake coming out at almost the exact same time. This Gigabyte motherboard is Broadwell-ready—assuming Broadwell comes out in a socketed version, that ... Read More »

iPhone 6 Plus crashed, millions of smartphones at risk

NEW YORK: iPhone 6 Plus with 64GB and 128GB variant is finally crashed. But don’t worry fans, Apple has stepped in to address the issue instead of ordering a mass recall. iPhone maker is ready to deploy fixes that will resolve complaints of nagging bootloops and crashes involving mainly the 6 Plus in higher storage configuration. A quick fix and ... Read More »

Facebook to be a video site in 5 years

New York: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared “the social networking site will be mostly video in next five years.” Responding to a question about why Facebook launched Messenger, he said that Messenger is a better experience and will get people faster responses from friends. “Asking everyone in our community to install another app is a big asks. But Facebook thought ... Read More »

Nvidia, Ubisoft collaboration aims at gaming development

NEW YORK: An American global technology company Nvidia has declared a joint venture with Ubisoft, a French multinational video game developer and publisher, aimed at PC gaming development to enhance gaming experience of its consumers. By incorporating NVIDIA’s superior Game Works technologies, such as HBAO+ for realistic shadows, TXAA for cinema quality smoothness, as well as enhanced 4K support, Ubisoft ... Read More »

Facebook restricts access: Pakistan, Turkey & India become world leaders with 1773, 1893, 4960 pcs

NEW DELHI: Facebook has restricted access to nearly 1,773 hate contents on social media in the first six months of 2014 on the request of the Pakistani government and other agencies. Similar steps were taken in Turkey (1,893) and India (5,000) during the period, Facebook said in its Government Requests Report. During January-June 2014, Facebook said it had received 4,559 ... Read More »

WhatsApp introduces double blue check marks

NEW DELHI: Messaging app WhatsApp has introduced a new feature which will show double blue check marks next to messages that have been read by recipients in a conversation. While some users are still wondering about what the blue ticks mean, others are trying to come to terms with it. There are a couple of users who are happy with ... Read More »

Mercedes sales in China rise 33%, Audi sales up 17%

FRANKFURT: Germany’s top auto makers scored another month of high sales in October due to strong demand in Europe and Asia for new models and the popularity of sport-utility vehicles. Audi AG said its sales rose 11% to 146,200 cars in October from the same month last year. Daimler AG said its sales of Mercedes-Benz cars rose 12% last month. ... Read More »

Twitter to open office in Hong Kong despite China curbs

BEIJING: Despite the fact that social networking is banned in China, Twitter has confirmed its plans to open an office in Hong Kong next year. The company said the Hong Kong office is set to become operational in the first quarter of 2015 and will mainly house sales staff as it moves to tap opportunities in greater China. Twitter was ... Read More »

Honda recalls more vehicles on faulty Takata air bags issue

TOKYO: Honda is adding more vehicles to its recalls after Takata air bags issue that can injure passengers in an accident. The recall includes certain 2001-2006 model year vehicles, most of which have been mentioned before in a “safety improvement campaign,” into a formal recall, the automaker said. The recall now involves 13 states and U.S. territories where high humidity ... Read More »

Apple Store adds bent device option

NEW YORK: Apple Store POS has added an additional option whether the device was bent, while going through the return process. The publication also cites a “trusted source” who confirmed the bent iPhone option has recently been added to the POS systems. In the past, the screen asked for the reason for the return but did not list any specific ... Read More »

Amazon launches Echo device

NEW YORK: Amazon has launched Echo, a tube-shaped device that is a hybrid between a speaker and personal assistant. Amazon said the device, which currently requires an invitation to purchase, are capable of hearing voice commands from across a crowded room due to seven microphones that can recognize voices coming from any direction. And enhanced noise cancellation lets the device ... Read More »

Microsoft Corp decides to provide free Office on iPad

NEW YORK: Microsoft Corp has decided to facilitate the users of its Office suite on Apple iPad to create and edit documents without paying any subscription. The move, in a bid to capture more mobile users, is the latest and one of the most dramatic in Microsoft’s new strategy of getting customers to use their services regardless of device or ... Read More »

Samsung updates Galaxy S4 handset with Android Lollipop

TOKYO: Samsung has decided to updates its older smart phones. Samsung Galaxy S4 has been one of its bestsellers in 2013-2014; therefore Korean company has finally promised that the handset will be updated with Lollipop. According to Sam Mobile, Samsung has promised that the Galaxy S4 Korean and Exynos versions will receive the Lollipop update. Yes this includes the Indian ... Read More »

Facebook wages war on Ebola thru News Feed

NEW YORK: Facebook has announced to start war against deadly Ebola virus that has killed thousands of people in West Africa. To tackle Ebola, Facebook has announced three initiatives including an addition of a new donation notification, which will appear at the top of every Facebook user’s News Feed over the next week. It’ll be a simple message with an ... Read More »

Bionic bird can fly 100 meters away from owner

PARIS: Bionic bird is a groundbreaking gadget controlled by an app which can fly up to 100m away from its owner (and their phone), its future versions will be fitted with an HD camera. Made from foam, the Bionic Bird gets its power from a charger shaped like an egg, and can fly for ten eight minute slots on a ... Read More »

China develops laser weapon to hit drone

Beijing: China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude. The machine has a two-kilometer range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target. Xinhua showed pictures of large metal boxes in camouflage paint and the wreckage of a small drone, some of it burning. ... Read More »

Infosys to hire 2,100 graduates in US

NEW YORK: Info Ltd said that it is planning to hire over 2,100 people in the United States as the company is working to scale up its global presence. It wants to boost key work areas like client relationship management and consulting. Like most rivals, India’s second biggest IT services provider gets the major chunk of its business from clients ... Read More »

Facebook bans 1,773 hate contents in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Facebook has restricted access to nearly 1,773 hate contents on social media in the first six months of 2014 on the request of the Pakistani government and other agencies. Similar steps were taken in Turkey (1,893) and India (5,000) during the period, Facebook said in its Government Requests Report. During January-June 2014, Facebook said it had received 4,559 ... Read More »