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Samsung working on a stand-alone smartwatch: Rumor

Samsung working on a stand-alone smartwatch: RumorWashington, Apr 9 : Samsung is reportedly adding a new product to its wrist worn gadget list.

According to Greenbot, if rumours are to be believed Samsung is working on a wrist gadget with integrated SIM and will allow users to make and receive calls without pairing it to any other mobile device.

This watch will work independently and will be a different device altogether.

Samsung has filed a patent for the Gear Solo name though there is no information whether this will be the name of the device, if launched.(ANI)


Apple seeks over $2 bln for patent infringement from Samsung

Apple seeks over $2 bln for patent infringement from Samsung Washington, Apr 9 : Samsung should pay about 2.191 billion dollars in damages to Apple for patent infringement, an expert for the iPhone maker has argued.

Apple earlier said it wanted about two billion dollars, but the testimony marks the first time the precise total and the factors that went into the calculation have been revealed.

According to CNET, Christopher Vellturo, an economist and principal at consultancy Quantitative Economic Solutions, said he reached the 2.191 billion dollars figure by calculating reasonable royalties and lost sales and profits.


Now, beer made from yeast of 35-million-year old whale fossil

Now, beer made from yeast of 35-million-year old whale fossilWashington, Apr 4 - A Virginia beer maker has created a beer which is made from the yeast on a 35-million-year old whale fossil.

The creation, called Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, is said to taste sweet like Belgium beer and it has a 4-to-5-percent alcohol by volume (ABV) --slightly lower than regular beer, Fox News reported.

Jason Osborne, co-founder of Paleo Quest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing paleontology and geology, teamed up with Jason Akerboom from the Lost Rhino Brewing Company to create this vintage brew.


Microsoft launches Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 to answer Siri

Microsoft launches Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 to answer Siri Washington, April 03 : Tech-giants Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly features a new software named Cortana as an answer to Apple's Siri, Samsung's S Voice, and all the other voice assistance software suits out there.

Microsoft's corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore said that he is thrilled for everyone to now meet their truly personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, as he introduces the Bing-powered Cortana voice assistant.


Google says Turkey ISPs blocking its DNS service

Google says Turkey ISPs blocking its DNS serviceWashington, March 31 : Google has reportedly alleged that Turkish Internet service providers are blocking its public DNS service by setting up masqueraded DNS servers.

The company confirmed that Turkey is actively blocking Google's public Domain Name System (DNS) service that translates numeric Internet Protocol addresses into the more human-readable domain names.

According to Cnet, software engineer Steven Carstensen wrote on Google's security blog that Google received several credible reports and "confirmed" with its own research that its DNS service is being intercepted by most Turkish Internet service providers (ISPs).


Apple placing battery orders for iPhone 6

Apple placing battery orders for iPhone 6Washington, March 28 : Apple is reportedly set to begin iPhone6 production, for which, it has already started placing battery orders.

The iPhone company is rounding on Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone.

Apple has placed orders with Simplo Technology and Desay Battery Technology related to the future iPhone, Cnet reported.


Apple wins another legal bout against Samsung in patent row

Apple wins another legal bout against Samsung in patent rowWashington, Mar. 26 - Apple has won another legal bout against Samsung in its ongoing patent row.

The move comes as Tokyo District Court Judge Koji Hasegawa ruled that Apple's iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPad 2 did not infringe on patents held by Samsung related to data communications.

After the ruling, in a statement, Samsung said it will analyze the decision and possibly appeal it, addi The company added that it is disappointed with the court's ruling.

According to CNET, Samsung had argued that the devices were violating its intellectual property and it should be compensated in damages for the alleged infringement.


'Bankrupt' exchange Mt. Gox finds 200,000 'lost' bitcoins in old wallet

'Bankrupt' exchange Mt. Gox finds 200,000 'lost' bitcoins in old walletWashington, March 22 - The bankrupt Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has reportedly said that the company has found nearly a quarter of the bitcoins, previously thought to be lost or stolen, in its disused electronic wallet.

The company located 200,000 bitcoins worth around 485 million dollars in one of its old wallets.

According to the Verge, Mt. Gox said that it now holds approximately 202,000 bitcoins, with 650,000 still missing, warning that the figure missing was still subjected to change along with the suspected reasons for their disappearance.


Ibibo acquires online bus tracking Indian startup YourBus.in

Ibibo acquires online bus tracking Indian startup YourBus.inWashington, March 20 - The ibiboGroup has reportedly acquired India based bus analytics startup YourBus. in.

The company, however, did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction.

A GPS-based bus tracking and analytics platform, YourBus. in provides real-time information to travelers and bus operators.

According to Tech Crunch, the group plans on integrating the YourBus platform with both its existing online travel properties, redBus. in and Goibibo. com, while the YourBus founder and his team will be joining redBus.


US warned of 'cracking problem' in Boeing-777s

US warned of 'cracking problem' in Boeing-777sWashington, March 13 : The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned of a "cracking" problem on Boeing-777 airplanes, just days before the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing.

However, the FAA "airworthiness directive (AD)", dated March 5, only applied to Boeing 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER, and -777F series airplanes, and not the B777-200ER, which is the model of the missing Malysian Airline flight MH370.


Google likely to enter set-top box industry with Green Throttle Games acquisition

Google likely to enter set-top box industry with Green Throttle Games acquisitionWashington, Mar 13 : Google has reportedly acquired assets and some of the key talent of a recently defunct gaming company, hinting towards an upcoming move by search giant into the set-top box industry.

The news has reportedly renewed discussions that the web giant is working on a set-top box to rival Apple TV as well as a possible offering from Amazon.


Apple, Android top sellers in US mobile market: Report

Apple, Android top sellers in US mobile market: ReportWashington, Mar 08 : Apple and Android are reportedly the top leaders in the US mobile space, a new report by comScore has revealed.

The firm revealed that Apple dominated as the top US smartphone maker for the start of 2014, while Android was the top US mobile platform.

According to Cnet, Apple's iPhones capture 41.6 percent of the US market, while Samsung came close second with 26.7 percent share, followed by LG with 6.9 percent.


Zuckerberg wooed WhatsApp CEO with invitation to home

Zuckerberg wooed WhatsApp CEO with invitation to homeWashington, Mar 06 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently purchased the popular messaging service, WhatsApp, for a mega 19 billion dollar deal finalized over a weekend at his home.

The uber hot deal between the two companies took years of courtship to reach final stages and it all started with an email from Zuckerberg in the spring of 2012.

According to The Verge, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum accepted the offer, a day after Valentine's Day at Zuckerberg's home and the two chiefs celebrated by opening up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and hugging one another.


Samsung claims Apple leaked confidential documents in licensing row

Samsung claims Apple leaked confidential documents in licensing rowWashington, Mar 06 : In a series of longstanding disputes among the two tech giants, Samsung has reportedly claimed that Apple leaked confidential information about the company in a licensing row.

It was earlier Apple who had claimed that Samsung had leaked the very information about itself, prompting court to fine the South Korean manufacturer.

According to The Verge, the dispute centered on a licensing agreement between Apple and Nokia that Samsung's lawyers accidentally leaked to the company's employees, for which the South Korean giant was found guilty of.


Target's tech head quits over mega security breach

Beth JacobWashington, Mar. 06 - American retailer Target Corp.'s head of technology, Beth Jacob, reportedly resigned from her role after late last year's mega security breach.

Touted one of the largest data breaches in retail history, the Target breach exposed personal data of about 110 million customers due to bugged PoS systems.

According to The Verge, Jacob served as Target's chief information officer and executive vice president of technology services since 2008, and is vacating both positions and departing the company immediately.

In her resignation letter, Jacob said that choosing to leave Target was a 'difficult decision.'


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