Android is an increasingly popular OS which, thanks to its open-source nature, has found widespread use. Intel is now hoping to make it big in the PC industry by pushing for such computers which can run both Android and Windows.
4K video streaming has already entered the commercial arena and it is no wonder that YouTube is about to hit the bandwagon. The service will show off 4K video at CES this year, using the Google-owned VP9 codec.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.
Google’s Chromebooks, which were once ridiculed as worthless laptops, are becoming an increasingly popular choice among the consumers. At this rate, these nifty notebooks may soon dominate whatever is left of the laptop market.
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.
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