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Apple Starts Using iBeacons Across Its 254 Retail Stores In US

Apple Starts Using iBeacons Across Its 254 Retail Stores In US

Apple has started using iBeacons at all of its 254 retail stores in the U.S. The new technology enables Apple customers to instantly purchase new items at the store and enables any iOS device to send push notifications to another iOS device nearby.

By On December 7, 2013 Respond
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After Winning Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung, Apple Asks For $16M In Legal Fees

After Winning Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung, Apple Asks For $16M In Legal Fees

The patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung have dragged on for many years now. This year in November, a jury awarded Apple $930 in damages. Apple has now filed a motion, seeking another $16 million from Samsung for legal fees.

By On December 7, 2013 Respond
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Google May Beat Amazon’s Drones With Its Self-Driving Cars

Google May Beat Amazon’s Drones With Its Self-Driving Cars

The social media has been abuzz with Amazon’s plans of launching delivery drones and the subsequent statement by UPS citing a similar plan. However, Google may beat them both by using it’s self-driving cars.

By On December 6, 2013 Respond
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For 20 Years, US Nukes’ Launch Code Was 00000000

For 20 Years, US Nukes’ Launch Code Was 00000000

When it comes to nukes, the general perception is that they are the most guarded war arsenal. But a new revelation that the launch code for US nukes was 00000000 for 20 years, suggests otherwise.

By On December 5, 2013 Respond
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Icahn Asks Apple To Ramp Up Its Stock Buyback Program, Yet Again

Icahn Asks Apple To Ramp Up Its Stock Buyback Program, Yet Again

Carl Icahn is one of the leading investors in Apple’s stock, thus holding certain power in swaying the company’s stock-related decisions. Icahn has now called upon Apple to increase its buyback program, a suggestion he has repeatedly made in the past too.

By On December 5, 2013 Respond
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Google Testing Fleet Of Humanoid Robots For Various Purposes

Google Testing Fleet Of Humanoid Robots For Various Purposes

If Amazon plans to deliver packages via drones, how far behind can Google be? Earlier we have seen Google materializing many of its projects like Google Glass, autonomous car or Project Loon. And now the company has said it’s testing a whole fleet of humanoid robots for various purposes.

By On December 5, 2013 Respond
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UPS Is Also Working On Delivery Drones, Much Like Amazon

UPS Is Also Working On Delivery Drones, Much Like Amazon

In what was described by many as a publicity stunt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently talked about using small drones to deliver packages. It would appear that others in the game, such as the world’s largest parcel service UPS, are also working on similar ideas.

By On December 4, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Prime Air: Drone To Deliver Packages For Amazon Within 30 Minutes

Amazon Prime Air: Drone To Deliver Packages For Amazon Within 30 Minutes

Now a days, many things are delivered by drones. In continuation to delivery trend, online retailer Amazon has planned to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes or less after they hit the “buy” button online using drones. Amazon is calling this new delivery system, Prime Air.

By On December 3, 2013 Respond
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Hard Drive Prices, Hiked Since 2011 Thailand Floods, Finally Coming Down

Hard Drive Prices, Hiked Since 2011 Thailand Floods, Finally Coming Down

Ever since hard drives were conceived, they have been improved and their prices have steadily gone down. This trend was disrupted when in 2011, Thailand sustained heavy floods and damage to its hard drive industry hiked the prices.

By On December 2, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Black Friday Deals: Great Or Disappointing?

Apple’s Black Friday Deals: Great Or Disappointing?

Every Black Friday, major tech vendors tend to dish out the sweetest of deals. This year, Apple has announced gift cards if you buy select Apple products on Black Friday. Do you think that’s a good enough deal?

By On November 30, 2013 Respond
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Google Want All Of Its Employees To Use Mac Machines, Not Even Chromebook

Google Want All Of Its Employees To Use Mac Machines, Not Even Chromebook

In today’s world of multiple computing platforms, competitors usually tend to diss each other’s products. Not in the case of Google, apparently, which requires all of its employees to use Apple’s Mac machines.

By On November 29, 2013 1 Response
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YouTube App Code Hints At Ad-Free ‘Music Pass’ Streaming Service

YouTube App Code Hints At Ad-Free ‘Music Pass’ Streaming Service

YouTube is currently the largest video-sharing site online. A look into the code of the recent YouTube app for Android hints that YouTube is preparing a subscription-based music service.

By On November 28, 2013 Respond
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Five Poor Decisions By Giant Tech Companies Which Ruined Them

Five Poor Decisions By Giant Tech Companies Which Ruined Them

Tech industry, which started out at a humble pace, has grown into a rapidly evolving arena. Today, tech companies need to evolve constantly or face doom. Given below are five worst decisions by tech companies which wrecked them.

By On November 28, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Works On Research About Next-Gen Virtualized Mobile Networks

Nokia Works On Research About Next-Gen Virtualized Mobile Networks

Virtualization, coupled with cloud-based systems, has radically changed enterprise structures in recent days. Nokia is aiming to import this revolution to the telecom sector by researching on next-generation virtualized mobile networks.

By On November 27, 2013 Respond
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Alliance Of Japanese And US Companies Work On Next-Gen MRAM

Alliance Of Japanese And US Companies Work On Next-Gen MRAM

In recent years, we have seen a number of researches working on devising better storage technologies. Few have, however, focused on the future of RAM, the temporary storage that lets us access and execute files and programs quickly. An alliance of US and Japanese companies is now working on next-generation MRAM which seems promising.

By On November 26, 2013 Respond
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