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Google Introduces Smart Voice-Activated Search

Google Introduces Smart Voice-Activated Search

Google has been innovating and improving its search engine for a long while now. The company diligently adds new features to its search and that is the very reason why Google continues to be the top search engine. Now, the company is on the verge of enabling smart voice-activated search.

By On May 17, 2013 Respond
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Google Maps Get A New Look

Google Maps Get A New Look

A few days ago, we reported that Google may be coming up with a major visual and navigational revamp for Google Maps. As it turns out, the search giant did reveal an all new look of Maps at its I/O event. The new look gives more screen space to the Maps and presents information in a far more useful manner.

By On May 17, 2013 Respond
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Send Money As Gmail Attachment Through Google Wallet

Send Money As Gmail Attachment Through Google Wallet

Gmail is currently the most widely-used email service around the globe. Google has also tried to push Google Wallet as a comprehensive financial tool for quite some time. Now, the company is enabling Wallet users to ‘attach’ money in their Gmail drafts and send this money to other contacts.

By On May 16, 2013 Respond
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Google Plus About To Undergo A Major Revamp

Google Plus About To Undergo A Major Revamp

Google Plus has been around for a while now but it has failed to gain much traction. The search giant now intends to launch a major revamp of the social network, offering some exciting new features. These details were revealed by Google at its recent I/O event.

By On May 16, 2013 Respond
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Tweeting Lands Hacker Andrew Auernheimer In Solitary Confinement

Tweeting Lands Hacker Andrew Auernheimer In Solitary Confinement

Andrew Auernheimer was recently sent to prison after a court decided that he shouldn’t have uncovered security loopholes in AT&T systems. Known as a seasoned hacker, Auernheimer was recently moved from regular prison to solitary confinement, apparently for the crime of ‘tweeting.’

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Over the last few years, Wikipedia has emerged as the top go-to place to gather any kind of information. This was possible because it turned into an crowd-sourced encyclopedia which is written and edited by thousands of people around the globe. Wikipedia has recently offered a real-time map which shows who is editing what articles.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

When it comes to digital communications, emoticons are popularly used to express one’s emotions at a given point in conversation. Facebook initially shied away from offering emoticons, but over time started offering a whole range of those. However, according to Facebook engineer Auturo Bejar, this wasn’t a random decision.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

There was an allegation that Bloomberg reporters had been accessing client information through its financial data computer terminals. Lately Bloomberg has confirmed that its reporters had really accessed client information through its financial data computer terminals and now the company has apologizes to clients for data snooping.

By On May 13, 2013 Respond
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Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

The website of Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts experienced a major data breach sometime between September and February. Up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver’s license numbers may have been access by the hackers during the breach. Officials confirmed on Thursday.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet access in Syria has suffered a lot ever since the armed retaliation against Bashar Al Asad ensued. A few months ago, internet traffic from the country declined to zero, indicating a country-wide blockage of internet access. The same seems to be happening yet again.

By On May 9, 2013 Respond
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Spruce Up Your Blog With Ghost, A New Publishing Platform

Spruce Up Your Blog With Ghost, A New Publishing Platform

Ghost is an excellent open-source publishing platform that offers a very easy way of perking up the looks and design of your blog. In a way, the software aims to revolutionize the world of blogging. It was launched as a KickStarter project and has been able to meet its funding goals.

By On May 8, 2013 1 Response
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Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

A number of e-retailers such as eBay, Overstock recently launched a campaign, asking the consumers to strive against a potential internet sales tax. However, despite these efforts, U.S. Senate has passed the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ which effectively places an internet sales tax on online retailers.

By On May 8, 2013 1 Response
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YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

We have known for a while that YouTube has been working on a paid subscription service, although the video site hasn’t launched the service yet. Now, certain sources indicate that YouTube may be on the verge of launching the service for some of the top video channels.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

The virtual currency, BitCoins, has been around for a while. But it didn’t gain a lot of traction, until quite recently. An increasingly large number of vendors seem ready to start making use of BitCoins. In what may be a major win for BitCoins, PayPal is now considering the option of accepting BitCoin payments.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

On 24 April 2013, around at 08:50 am (BD Time), an eight-storied commercial building Rana Plaza, situated at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in which 5 were garments from 2nd floor to 6th floor, collapsed entirely. The incident led more than 550 garments people to death and around 2,500 to injury. Many garments workers have been rescued by cutting off their hands or legs (one or both). At present, life of those survivors of the Savar garments tragedy have come to a stop. So, to help the families of the survivors of the Savar garments tragedy, online crowd-funding Indiegogo has started to gather money.

By On May 5, 2013 1 Response
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