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Viber Offers Free Non-Viber Communication To Philippines Typhoon Victims

Viber Offers Free Non-Viber Communication To Philippines Typhoon Victims

A devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan tore into Philippines recently, taking a tragic toll of thousands. Viber, the notable instant-messaging VoIP service has now announced that users in Philippines can use a new feature called ‘Viber Out’ to reach out for relief and help. The feature allows Viber users to dial phone numbers of non-Viber users.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Siri Chief Goes To Samsung To Work On ‘Internet Of Things’

Apple’s Siri Chief Goes To Samsung To Work On ‘Internet Of Things’

Luc Julia is known for his role as the development engineer for Apple’s Siri technology. He was tasked with overlooking the development of the voice-based personal assistant. Julia has now moved over to Samsung and has been working on linking together the different components of an ‘Internet of things.’

By On November 11, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Files A Patent For Folding Batteries

Nokia Files A Patent For Folding Batteries

There are many companies at present, who are planning to invent folding batteries. In the mean time, mobile maker Nokia has patented a file for folding batteries.

By On November 9, 2013 Respond
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McDonald’s Plan To Use 3D Printers To Build Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s Plan To Use 3D Printers To Build Happy Meal Toys

3D printers are excellent at making little plastic figurines. Now, McDonald’s is planning to utilize 3D printers in its restaurants in the future to build Happy Meal Toys.

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Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Currently, Facebook has four engineering offices, scattered around Seattle, Menlo Park, New York and London. The social network is now gearing for a new office and has announced that it will soon be setting foot in Boston.

By On November 8, 2013 Respond
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New Startups Like ThirdLove Decide To Solve The Bra Problem

New Startups Like ThirdLove Decide To Solve The Bra Problem

For long, Victoria’s Secret has been the key brand considered synonymous with intimate parts of the female dress. But the tech startups seem determined to overturn this hegemony now. Initiatives such as ThirdLove, for instance, aim to offer customized bras and other apparel accessories.

By On November 8, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Starts Using Next-Gen Streaming Technology ORBX

Amazon Starts Using Next-Gen Streaming Technology ORBX

Streaming complex, high-quality content that requires significant graphical prowess is not an easy task. But Amazon is now making it possible by offering Amazon Web Services (AWS) using a new JavaScript codec ORBX.

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Twitter Goes Public, $26 Share Now Going At $45

Twitter Goes Public, $26 Share Now Going At $45

Twitter’s expected IPO had been causing a lot of stir in the tech-finance arena for quite some time now. The company announced a share price of $26 and hoped for an $18.3 billion valuation. But as soon as Twitter went public, there was strong investor interest and the share price surged up to $45.10

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Apple Uses ‘Warrant Canary’ To Say It Received No Info Requests Under Patriot Act

Apple Uses ‘Warrant Canary’ To Say It Received No Info Requests Under Patriot Act

In recent times, we have witnessed a number of instances where US government forced major tech companies to provide personal data about their users. Apple has now cleverly employed the ‘warrant canary’ method to hint that if it ever receives a request under Patriot Act, users should know about it.

By On November 6, 2013 Respond
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Acer’s Downward Spiral Continues, CEO Resigns Now

Acer’s Downward Spiral Continues, CEO Resigns Now

Acer hasn’t exactly been doing great in the past few years. The company, once a very profitable PC vendor, has been on a downward spiral, reporting quarterly losses and declining sales. Amidst all this chaos, Acer’s CEO J.T. Wang has now decided to step down from his position.

By On November 6, 2013 Respond
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Faulty Helmets Leave $100 Million RAF Pilots Temporarily Blinded At Speeds Of 1000mph

Faulty Helmets Leave $100 Million RAF Pilots Temporarily Blinded At Speeds Of 1000mph

Recently, three RAF pilots who were flying highly costly Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) planes were left blinded during their flights. The reason for this temporary disability was a faulty headgear which was meant to provide them technical information about their flights.

By On November 4, 2013 Respond
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Pepsi Vs. Coca-Cola Reach A New Level With This Scariest Halloween Advertisement!

Pepsi Vs. Coca-Cola Reach A New Level With This Scariest Halloween Advertisement!

Advertising that directly mentions a competitor is always a bit risky. But Belgium-based ad agency Buzz In A Box has dared to do such thing in collaboration with soft drink maker Pepsi. Lately an ad has been made where it is shown that Pepsi is wishing its competitor Coca-Cola a “scary Halloween.”

By On November 4, 2013 Respond
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Steve Wozniak Thinks Apple And Google Should Team Up

Steve Wozniak Thinks Apple And Google Should Team Up

Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has many claims to fame, among which is a knack for candid conversations and unusual views. In a BBC program recently, Wozniak stated that he thinks Apple and Google should work together and be partners.

By On November 4, 2013 Respond
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Lockheed Martin Developing SR-72 Blackbird, The Successor To SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed Martin Developing SR-72 Blackbird, The Successor To SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird is an advanced, long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft built by aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Now the company is developing the successor to SR-71 Blackbird.

By On November 3, 2013 Respond
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Google’s Secret Data Center In SF Bay Will Be An Exclusive Showroom!

Google’s Secret Data Center In SF Bay Will Be An Exclusive Showroom!

Remember the report Google is secretly building a huge floating data center? Well, it’s going to be way cooler than a data center. Lately reports have it that this barge of Google will include luxury showrooms and a party deck, and it will be used to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients.

By On November 2, 2013 Respond
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