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PayPal Interested in NFC Payments? Making Tests in Stockholm

PayPal Interested in NFC Payments? Making Tests in Stockholm

PayPal hasn’t been asleep all this time and actually has been working on something really great. According to sources quoted mobilepaymentstoday.com the company is reportedly testing a new NFC mobile payment application over in Sweden. The trial will be extended over the holiday period and should enable the introduction of NFC payments to the points of sale.

By On December 22, 2011 1 Response
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Wow! YouTube Registered 1 Trillion Playbacks in 2011

Wow! YouTube Registered 1 Trillion Playbacks in 2011

YouTube has some fascinating figures to share with us. Google just announced that in 2011, there were more than 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) playbacks on YouTube. This actually means that every person on this Planet gets a slice of 140 videos. And we have another bit of news. Apart from professionally shot music videos by major label companies, the most popular video out there in YouTube territory was Rebecca Black’s Friday.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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Google to Remain the Default Search Engine in Firefox for 3 More Years

Google to Remain the Default Search Engine in Firefox for 3 More Years

Here’s some sweet news: Mozilla and Google have decided to extend for another three years their jolly partnership. Even if we heard reports about the two companies distancing themselves from one another in recent months, it apparently didn’t mean that the two were headed for a nasty divorce.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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Finally, AT&T Confirms the Merger with T-Mobile, What’s Next?

Finally, AT&T Confirms the Merger with T-Mobile, What’s Next?

AT&T just dropped a major bomb. It looks like it has agreed to buy off T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for the fair sum of $39 billion. If this deal goes through we could be seeing the birth of the largest wireless carrier in the United States, that will sure affect the industry.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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Qualcomm GPS Finds your Phone with Accuracy Using the GLONASS Satellite

Qualcomm GPS Finds your Phone with Accuracy Using the GLONASS Satellite

While everybody is locked in their laboratories coming up with new ideas and testing new solutions, CEO Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm just announced in San Diego that the company has developed a wondrous new technology that enables smartphones to user either GPS or Russia’s Glonass satellite for location possibilities.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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Samsung To Launch 3D YouTube App For Its Smart TVs?

Samsung To Launch 3D YouTube App For Its Smart TVs?

Starting from this week, Samsung Electronics put out a new app that has been dubbed “YouTube on TV” and is intended for the Samsung Smart TV customers worldwide. This app will enrich your movie library with about 8,000 more HD movies, dramas and videos that are available on YouTube.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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AMD Updates A-Series Processors, Includes Unlocked Chips

AMD Updates A-Series Processors, Includes Unlocked Chips

Chipmaker AMD release updates to its A-series desktop and notebook Fusion processors with bumping clock speeds and adding overclocking to the desktop line. The two unlocked editions are the AMD A8-3870K and AMD A8-3670K. Both chips can be overclocked by about 500MHz on the CPU side, and 200MHz on the graphics processor side (GPU). There is a difference in the number of GPU cores between the two: 380 vs. 400. There is 6 desktop and 8 laptop processors have been announced.

By On December 21, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Buys SkypeSexFinder.com Domain

Microsoft Buys SkypeSexFinder.com Domain

You might find this piece of information odd, but apparently Microsoft just acquired the domain name SkypeSexFinder.com after it expired and become available for public bidding. Fusible made the discovery and announced that the domain currently forwards to Microsoft’s Bing search engine. It goes on to search for “skypesexfinder” and brings up results that might please somebody looking for internet fun.

By On December 20, 2011 Respond
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Sprint Disables Carrier IQ Software, Trying to Protect User Privacy

Sprint Disables Carrier IQ Software, Trying to Protect User Privacy

Suddenly, Sprint has decided to block the Carrier IQ’s diagnostic software, due to the increasing problems related to user privacy. Sprint issued a statement saying that it weighted costumers concerns and came to the conclusion that it’s for the best to disable the use of the tool, so that diagnostic information and date will no longer be collected. Another source stated that apparently Sprint ordered all its hardware partners to remove the Carrier IQ.

By On December 20, 2011 Respond
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Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game Become Much Popular Among Children

Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game Become Much Popular Among Children

Play your favorite app game in real life with the Angry Birds: Knock on Wood Game! The age-old battle between Angry Birds and the egg-stealing pigs continues, and the birds will have their revenge. Draw cards, build castles, and knock them down in this hands-on version of the touchscreen hit. First one to 100 points wins!

By On December 20, 2011 Respond
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Apple Working on Computers That You Can Wear

Apple Working on Computers That You Can Wear

According to New York Times, Apple researchers are busy in developing the prototypes of such products which you can wear. Product which you can wear on your wrist, for instance, and they may send information back to iPhone. These products will also be compatible with other Apple devices such as iPad and iPod. According to the article, Google is also working on similar products for Android smartphones.

By On December 20, 2011 2 Responses
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Apple Gears Up Plans For A Future TV

Apple Gears Up Plans For A Future TV

Rumours about Apple planning to launch a TV are getting more frequent. According to reports, Apple is discussing the different aspect of TV content with media companies. The plan, according to the reports, is that Apple may release an actual TV which can access content through wi-fi and can even store content at and access it from iCloud. No official statement from Apple has come so far.

By On December 20, 2011 Respond
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Curly Cable For iPhone & iPad is Now Reality Via KickStarter

Curly Cable For iPhone & iPad is Now Reality Via KickStarter

Did you too felt your iPhone or iPad cable is too small? And you dont want the hassle for carrying a 5 feet cable. Then Curly cable might be best option for you. But there is no Curly cable for Apple device, so what? Here comes this handy Curly Cable for Apple device. Like a lot of dedicated Apple user Luca Mainini-Manuel Manuel also felt that, and they made the project ready and got 800%+ funded in KickStarter even 40 days before the end date. Here we have a details product details, video and how you could also get one cheap.

By On December 18, 2011 1 Response
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Apple vs Samsung: Samsung Continues The Battle Over Four New Patents

Apple vs Samsung: Samsung Continues The Battle Over Four New Patents

When Samsung recently discovered that the patent violation it had been so doggedly accusing Apple of is not really a violation since it was covered under a license, some thought this may put to rest the case from Samsung’s side. However, that is not to be. Samsung is back with four other patent violations against Apple, hence continuing the unending legal tussle.

By On December 18, 2011 Respond
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Apple’s A5 iPhone Chip Made At Samsung-owned Factory in Texas

Apple’s A5 iPhone Chip Made At Samsung-owned Factory in Texas

The tech industry indeed works in strange ways. While Apple and Samsung are locked in a bitter legal battle all around the world, they continue to rely on each other for different components, which is kind of inevitable too. In a recent revelation, it has been found out that Apple’s A5 chips, critical for iPhone and iPad, are being made at a Samsung-owned factory in Texas.

By On December 17, 2011 Respond
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