Although Microsoft’s Kinect and the Oculus Rift hardware were both meant for the gaming world, they have found a use in more advanced industries. NASA, for instance, is using both of these components in controlling space-bound robots.
If you’ve already updated to Windows 8.1, then there’s a good news for you. Facebook’s app for the platform has been ramped up with a number of new features. These include a smileys sticker pack as well as notifications of fresh News Stories.
Rockstar Consortium, backed by many tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry, has launched suits against numerous Android partners in the past. Google has now launched a counter-lawsuit, deciding to fight back.
Microsoft has made available an updated version of Facebook for Windows Phone. It now features a second Live Tile, giving a separate window to pin chats, events, groups, pages, photo albums and others.
Microsoft is currently readying a significant update for its mobile platform. Windows Phone 8.1 is still in the test phase but leaked screenshots now suggest that the company may include new on-screen buttons in the update.
Chinese hackers have earned a notorious reputation over the years, hacking into the machines of countless organizations. Now, a report from FireEye reveals that hackers based in China were able to access the computers of European diplomats during G20 meetings.
Although Android is the largest mobile platform right now in terms of numbers, it would appear that Android users aren’t very loyal. Black Friday numbers reveal that nearly 40% of all iPads sold on the day were purchased from Andorid handsets.
With the holiday season on full swing, Microsoft has also come up with its own holiday deal. The company is now offering $25 Windows Store gift card on the purchase of every new Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PC.
Although Internet Explorer (IE) is currently the most used desktop browser, it was losing ground until a while ago. Between October and November though, IE11 gained market share, bumping up IE’s overall use.
Every year, retailers make a windfall profit during the holiday season which is marked with Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. This year, record online sales to the tune of $1.93 billion were mustered on Black Friday.
It has been discovered that a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP allows a hacker to gain access to the kernel mode of a PC. The hacker can then install a malware or perform any other malicious activity.
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