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RBS planning to restructure Ulster Bank unit

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:28

RBS planning to restructure Ulster Bank unitThe Royal Bank of Scotland has indicated that it is planning a restructuring of its Ulster Bank unit, a move that will allow the bank to sell some of the government's stake.

The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is owned by the state, is working to attract private equity into Ulster to boost its capital position before its business is merged with another Irish bank.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update available for developers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:35

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update available for developers Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has finally announced the availability of new Windows Phone 8.1 update for all registered developers.

The update, which is only available for those who have registered for the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program, aims to help developers get the new mobile operating system ahead of its roll out for the masses.

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Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:31

Google acquires drone maker Titan AerospaceTech giant Google Inc. on Monday announced that it would acquire New Mexico-based startup Titan Aerospace - the producer of solar-powered flying drones.

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Less than Twitter of users do not tweet, report

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:30

Less than Twitter of users do not tweet, reportAccording to the latest figures released, about 44 per cent of the Twitter users haven't tweeted on the micro blogging site.

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NSA was aware of "Heartbleed" bug for two years

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:25

NSA was aware of "Heartbleed" bug for two yearsIt is believed that the US National Security Administration (NSA) was aware of the dangerous "Heartbleed" bug for more than two years.

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San Antonio to host PAX South in January 2015

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:54

paxThe city of San Antonio in Texas will play host to the new PAX South in January of 2015 after participants complained over having to travel all the way to Boston for PAX East due to lack of a similar event in the region. The first PAX South will be held in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from 23 to 25 of January, 2015, according to the Penny Arcade panel that organises the event.

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Instagram users’ complaint over outage on Twitter

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:52

twitterA number of users of photo sharing service, Instagram have taken to micro blogging site, Twitter to complain over an outage in the service.

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A quick look at Sigma’s new 50mm Art lens

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 21:31

A quick look at Sigma’s new 50mm Art lensThe newly launched Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens features the same black matte coating that the company's other lenses in the Art line-up have, but it boats several other features that allow it to be unique.

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Private firms can share information on cyber threats: James Cole

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:59

 James ColePrivate-sector companies can share information on cyber threats to prevent potential hacks without violating antitrust laws, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) declared.

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Zuta Labs lunches Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Pocket Printer project

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:46

printerJerusalem-based Zuta Labs has lunched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its Pocket Printer project, a project that aims to create mini mobile robotic printers to revolutionize the mobile office.

As the name suggest, Zuta Labs' Pocket Printer is so small that you can keep it in a pocket and carry it anywhere. The company claims that the mini printer can print from a smartphone on a paper of any size.

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Twitter adding pop-up notifications feature to its website

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:44

twitterTwitter users will soon start seeing pop-up notification alerts whenever some other user has replied to, favorited or re-tweeted one of their tweets on the website.

The widely popular social network on Thursday announced that it would add a notification alerts feature to its website. The new feature, which will show notification alerts in the lower right corner of the screen, will be rolled over to users over the next few weeks.

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“Heartbleed” bug could put sensitive data at risk

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:20

heartbleedSecurity experts have said that damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is not determined yet but pointed out that it might put sensitive data including millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at the risk of beings stolen and misused.

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Comcast voted the "Worst Company in America"

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:18

comcastIn a newConsumerist poll yesterday, the nation's largest cable and broadband provider Comcast was named the "Worst Company in America".

The cable giant has indicated that it has not rated the bottom on some other ratings. The company is has worked to train its call centre employees and increased reliability for the company to reach customer's home one- and two-hour appointment windows.

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U.S. tech giants’ heavy spending on startups surprised even experts

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:57

apple-googleU.S. tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook have spent billions on acquiring startups that have almost no revenue, leaving even veteran Silicon Valley insiders rubbing their eyes in surprise.

Startup Oculus VR, the company behind the much-hyped virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift, was recently acquired by social-networking giant Facebook for a whopping $2 billion.

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Cincinnati Bell to exit wireless industry

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:52

cincinnati-bellCincinnati, Ohio-based telecom operator Cincinnati Bell has confirmed that it would remove itself from the wireless industry by selling entire of its wireless spectrum to Verizon Wireless for $210 million, a move that will lead to further shrinkage of U.S. cellular market.

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Amazon A9 search executive Benoit Dupin joins Apple

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:06

Amazon A9 search executive Benoit Dupin joins AppleCupertino, California-based tech giant Apple Inc. has reported hired former Amazon A9 Search Executive Benoit Dupin to revamp search feature specifically related to Apple Maps.

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Microsoft’s Skype TX: at a glance

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:58

 at a glanceRedmond-based tech giant Microsoft Corp.'s just announced Skype TX is a pro-level, high-quality service designed keeping the needs of the broadcast market in mind.

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Thunderbolt will support Ethernet traffic of up to 10Gbps: Intel

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:54

 IntelThe next version of Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect platform will not only support 20Gb/s connections for peripherals but will also support Ethernet traffic of up to 10Gb/s, Intel said at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas.

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LatentGesture promises to make mobile devices more secure

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:05

LatentGesture promises to make mobile devices more secureCyber security researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology claimed to have developed a new security system called LatentGesture that promises to make mobile devices more secure.

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Samsung’s Graphene breakthrough paves ways for new era of wearable technology

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:09

Samsung’s Graphene breakthrough paves ways for new era of wearable technologySouth Korea-based electronics giant Samsung has claimed that its scientists have discovered a new way of developing "Graphene," which is expected to play a crucial role in bringing about a new era of wearable technology.

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