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Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Although Nokia still has a huge sales volume in developing countries such as India, the company seems on the very brink of leaving the country. Apparently, Nokia has run into tax trouble in India and blames the government for trying to impose illegal taxes on its operations.

By On August 24, 2013 1 Response
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Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

HTC has long been cited as the sick child of the smartphone market. The company started with an excellent potential and a brand value that put it up there among the top players but over time, HTC’s smartphone market and its stock value has plummeted. Now, rumor has it that the Chinese company Lenovo may acquire HTC soon.

By On August 23, 2013 Respond
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PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal is somewhat of a leader in the arena of e-commerce payment solutions. The company is now exploring the possibility of using face verification for mobile-payment transactions.

By On August 22, 2013 Respond
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Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

This year, Intel has been gearing up to focus on the smartphone and tablet market with its upcoming ‘Silvermont’ architecture. Now, however, DigiTimes has reported that the chip-maker will be launch the next generation of its tablet processors, touted as Cherry Trail lineup, in 2014.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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3D Model Of Hyperloop Transport System Revealed

3D Model Of Hyperloop Transport System Revealed

We already know that Colorado-based company Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3) is determined to make a Hyperloop transport system, to be more specific, a high-speed tube train, that would be able to take us from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes! Although Elon Musk, the person who brought the idea of futuristic high-speed tube train Hyperloop, revealed more details of Hyperloop, now 3D model of Hyperloop transport system has been revealed.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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North Dakota Intends To Become The National Drone Test Site

North Dakota Intends To Become The National Drone Test Site

Drones are increasingly being used for a whole range of tasks. And while such uses are still mostly confined to testing, it is expected that they would soon become legitimate, mainstream aerial vehicles. In anticipation of this, North Dakota has launched multiple initiatives to win the bid for the national drone test site.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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Tattoos Turned Into 3D Art Using Augmented Reality

Tattoos Turned Into 3D Art Using Augmented Reality

Art and artists are increasingly making use of technology to push new frontiers of creativity. This was manifest in a recent exhibition where technology was used to turn tattoos into live, 3D art.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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Lockheed To Build Ocean-Water Thermal Energy System In China

Lockheed To Build Ocean-Water Thermal Energy System In China

For decades, Lockheed has invested on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in which the temperature difference between warm surface water and cold deep water is leveraged to produce electricity. Now, Lockheed is partnering with a Chinese resort developer to build a 10-MW pilot plant off the coast of southern China.

By On August 18, 2013 Respond
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Apple Acquires Matcha, Eyes Its Video Recommendation Algorithm

Apple Acquires Matcha, Eyes Its Video Recommendation Algorithm

Matcha has recently risen in the ranks of content recommendation sites, witnessing a massive surge in its user base in recent days. However, Apple recently acquired the startup and reports have it that the company intends to make use of the video recommendation algorithm of the service.

By On August 16, 2013 Respond
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Apple Stock Rises To $500 For First Time Since January

Apple Stock Rises To $500 For First Time Since January

Apple stock has seen some really good days, going as high as $700 in the past. However, since long, the stock’s value has been looming low but in the light of the recent comments by the prominent billionaire, Carl Icahn, it has surged yet again to $500, for the first time since January.

By On August 15, 2013 Respond
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DrinkSavvy Makes A Date Rape Drug Detecting Cup, Coming Soon

DrinkSavvy Makes A Date Rape Drug Detecting Cup, Coming Soon

Remember we reported DrinkSavvy was developing a cup that would be able to detect drug-mixed drink? At then DrinkSavvy said that this special cup would prevent girls from possibly being the victim of drug-facilitated sexual assault. However after long effort, DrinkSavvy has made that cup (prototype).

By On August 14, 2013 Respond
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This NFC Ring Can Unlock Doors And Smartphones

This NFC Ring Can Unlock Doors And Smartphones

Rings have long been a part of the most popular jewelry manifestations. However, a new project now aims to change the way rings work. A KickStarter campaign is proposing an NFC rings which can unlock doors and smartphones.

By On August 9, 2013 1 Response
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos All Set To Purchase Washington Post

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos All Set To Purchase Washington Post

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is considered among the most popular businessmen in the Silicon Valley. Reports have it that Bezos is now planning to buy the widely popular and read paper, The Washington Post.

By On August 6, 2013 Respond
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Apple Launches USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Apple Launches USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

In the recent past, it has been found that in a number of unfortunate incidents, consumers were harmed because of a counterfeit Apple charger. To help Apple users avoid any such happenings, Apple has now launched the USB Power Adapter Takeback Program.

By On August 6, 2013 Respond
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The Fate Of Apple’s iPhone And iPad Ban Depends On Obama

The Fate Of Apple’s iPhone And iPad Ban Depends On Obama

Apple and Samsung have been involved in a legal battle that has extended over many years. In the past, Apple was able to score a significant victory over its rival. But in another ruling, Apple stands the danger of having many of its products banned from the U.S. Unless President Obama intervenes and grants pardon to the company.

By On August 3, 2013 Respond
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