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Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Deems An Acquisition Unlikely

Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Deems An Acquisition Unlikely

Tesla was all over the news recently when it was reported that the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, was in talks with Apple. Some hinted at a possible acquisition deal. Musk has now confirmed that he had ‘conversations’ with Apple but says that an acquisition is very unlikely.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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Yahoo To Spend $10 Million On Creating A Siri Contender

Yahoo To Spend $10 Million On Creating A Siri Contender

One of the key features in top-end smartphones today is a voice-based personal assistant. The notion was initially popularized by Apple’s Siri. Yahoo now plans to spend $10 million in a quest to find a voice-based assistant that is smarter than Siri.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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Facbook Is Buying WhatsApp For A Whopping $19 Billion

Facbook Is Buying WhatsApp For A Whopping $19 Billion

Over the years, Facebook has followed the strategy of acquiring the most popular alternate services on the social media. The social network bagged Instagram some time ago and now, it has sealed a $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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Intel Unveils Heavy-Duty Xeon E7 V2 Server Chips

Intel Unveils Heavy-Duty Xeon E7 V2 Server Chips

Intel has upped the ante on server processing by unveiling the new Xeon E7 v2 line-up. This latest line-up debuts with up to 15 cores, allowing the chips to crunch immense amounts of data in a wink.

By On February 19, 2014 Respond
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Apple And Google Start Rejecting Submissions Of Flappy Bird Clones

Apple And Google Start Rejecting Submissions Of Flappy Bird Clones

Flappy Bird, the wildly popular game that rose to unprecedented success in no time, is gone. And it’s a ripe time for others to cash in on its fame. But Apple and Google have now started rejecting such app submissions which appear or are clones of Flappy Bird.

By On February 18, 2014 Respond
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Report: Apple Working On Medical Device That Can Predict Heart Attacks

Report: Apple Working On Medical Device That Can Predict Heart Attacks

For the past few years, Apple has focused on iPhone and iPad as its key offerings. It has been speculated that sooner or later, the company is sure to expand into more smart devices. A new report now claims that one of these is a medical device.

By On February 17, 2014 Respond
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Google Acquires SlickLogin On The Quest To Smarter Login Technologies

Google Acquires SlickLogin On The Quest To Smarter Login Technologies

Google has been working on trying to find viable security alternatives to passwords. The search giant has now acquired SlickLogin, which may be a step forward towards that goal. SlickLogin has a product that offers a sound-based login method.

By On February 17, 2014 Respond
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Virginia Atlantic Will Now Use Google Glass For Rich Customers

Virginia Atlantic Will Now Use Google Glass For Rich Customers

The glaring disparity between in-travel experience of different airline classes is already a fairly controversial debate. Virginia Atlantic now aims to add some sauce to it by using Google Glass in its Upper Class Wing during a six-week pilot program.

By On February 16, 2014 Respond
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Android Apps On Windows Phone: Good Or Bad?

Android Apps On Windows Phone: Good Or Bad?

The curious case of Windows Phone continues to pique the interest of tech enthusiasts. Rumors have it that Microsoft has plans of somehow offering the Android apps on the Windows Phone devices. The big question is, is this good or bad?

By On February 14, 2014 Respond
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Recently Recovered Time Capsule Contains Steve Jobs’ Computer Mouse

Recently Recovered Time Capsule Contains Steve Jobs’ Computer Mouse

When the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference was convened, its organizers decided to bury certain artifacts from the era in a time capsule. The time capsule has been recovered now and it contains one of Steve Jobs’ Lisa computer mouse.

By On February 14, 2014 Respond
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Two Wireless Charging Industry Bigwigs Join Hands

Two Wireless Charging Industry Bigwigs Join Hands

Wireless charging may still be a budding concept, but it is catching up fast and is expected to become the mainstream charging mode in the next few years. Now, two major wireless charging giants have joined hands.

By On February 13, 2014 Respond
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Disgruntled Apple Designer Quits Job, Slams The Company For Awful Work Environment

Disgruntled Apple Designer Quits Job, Slams The Company For Awful Work Environment

Apple may be presented like the icon of success, wealth, quality products and the best in tech but like all companies, it must have its faults. A mobile designer who recently quit his job at Apple has now slammed the company in a blog.

By On February 12, 2014 Respond
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Foxconn To Invest $1 Billion In Indonesia For Building Factories

Foxconn To Invest $1 Billion In Indonesia For Building Factories

Earlier, we reported that Taiwan technology giant Foxconn decided to invest $40 million in US manufacturing. Lately, it’s been reported that Foxconn has planned to invest up to $1 billion in Indonesia for diversifying production away from China.

By On February 11, 2014 Respond
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Oracle’s Larry Ellison Sees Steve Jobs As An Inspiration

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Sees Steve Jobs As An Inspiration

Steve Jobs is considered one of the most remarkable innovators and visionaries of the tech world. Although he’s gone, he continues to inspire countless people around the globe with his ideas, including Oracle’s co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison.

By On February 10, 2014 Respond
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FCC Says A Building’s Lights In LA Are Messing With Verizon’s Network

FCC Says A Building’s Lights In LA Are Messing With Verizon’s Network

Ernst & Young Plaza, a 41-story building in Los Angeles is apparently messing with the cellular network of Verizon. After investigating the issue, FCC has confirmed this and warned the building owner to resolve this within 60 days.

By On February 10, 2014 Respond
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