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Upgrade fixes 25 Flaws in Google Chrome

Upgrade fixes 25 Flaws in Google ChromeInternet giant, Google has announced a new update for the stable version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux operating system platforms.

The new version 29.0.1547.57 for various platforms will fix at least 25 security flaws in the browser, improve Omnibox search capability and also offer a new browser reset feature. The company has credited four researchers for the discovery of six flaws with the Chrome 29.0.1547.57 release. Three of these flaws were discovered by a researcher working under the name, "cloudfuzzer."

Facebook now offering embedded posts to all users

Facebook now offering embedded posts to all usersSocial networking giant, Facebook has announced that the new embedded posts feature, which was available to a few publishers, will now be available to all the users of the site.

The company has updated a new post detailing how to use the new feature and how to embed. The users who were earlier using WordPress will have to upgrade their Facebook plug-ins for accessing the feature. The users of the largest social networking giant will now be embed their status updates, current photos and video, or just popular updates and promotions.

Microsoft to offer ad-free Bing at schools

Microsoft to offer ad-free Bing at schoolsSoftware giant, Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Bing for Schools services allowing add-free access to the search engine for school children.

The company has said that the initiative is "designed to improve digital literacy for students by putting technology in classrooms, helping students learn how to use the power of search, and making sure they can do it in a safer, ad-free environment".

Tivo’s Roamio DVR to aim for TV and online video

Tivo’s Roamio DVR to aim for TV and online videoTiVo is aiming to provide a host of services including recording TV shows as well as access to internet videos through its new units called, Tivo Roamio.

The new TiVo Roamio will now allow users to record more than one show at a time. Many services now allow users to record shows at a time including Cable, DirecTV or DISH Network or even many PC's but the new device allows users to record multiple shows at a time without the need for an additional device.

More details about Sony’s DSC-QX100 & DSC-QX10 lenses leaked

More details about Sony’s DSC-QX100 & DSC-QX10 lenses leakedNew details about Sony's eagerly anticipated DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses have appeared online.

Citing a leaked manual, a commenter dubbed PhoneArenaUser on PhoneArena claimed that the yet-to-be-unveiled Sony DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses would come equipped with a power button, a microphone as well as display panel.

The display panel will purportedly be capable of showing the remaining battery power as well as whether or not the card is inserted.

Microsoft to do away with MS Points

Microsoft to do away with MS PointsMicrosoft on Friday announced its decision to do away with Microsoft Points (MS Points) on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, in favor of local currency.

Marc Whitten, chief product officer at Microsoft, confirmed on Xbox Wire that Xbox 360 and Xbox One users will have to use their local currencies to purchase games and videos from Xbox stores, after the release of next 360 system update.

Apple’s board wants CEO Tim Cook to speed up innovation

Apple’s board wants CEO Tim Cook to speed up innovationTech giant Apple Inc's board of directors is reportedly concerned over the alleged lack of innovation under CEO Tim Cook's leadership.

The Cupertino, California-based company has failed to introduce any new revolutionary products since 2012. The company's laptop lineup got a refresh several months back.

Some of its members of the board, including Disney chief Robert Iger, Intuit chairman Bill Campbell, J Crew's Millard Drexler and former US vice president Al Gore, are reportedly not pleased with the sluggish pace of innovation at the company.

Google adds 79 more patents to OPN Pledge list

Google adds 79 more patents to OPN Pledge list In order to help foster innovation in the field of open source software, Internet search giant and software developer Google has added 79 more patents to the list of patents for which the company has pledged not to sue any user, unless first attacked.

The new patents added to the company's Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge cover software used in operating data centers, including database management, middleware and distributed storage and alarm monitoring.

Facebook completes Graph Search roll out for all English-speaking users

Facebook completes Graph Search roll out for all English-speaking usersSocial networking giant Facebook has finally completed the roll out of its new advanced Graph Search tool to all English-speaking users in the United States. The company first started rolling out the feature for English-speaking users around a month ago.

Unveiled in January this year, the Graph Search feature provides users with a new way to mine the massive social network for getting personally relevant information.

TCS to start developing 100-acre Indore facility on Aug. 10

TCS to start developing 100-acre Indore facility on Aug. 10Information technology giant Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has announced that it would start developing its 100-acre Indore facility on 10th of August.

The TCS facility will be developed in the Super Corridor area on the fringes of Indore city.

The decision about the development of the TCS facility was announced after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with some senior government officers visited the Super Corridor area for reviewing arrangements.

iiNet planning to acquire Adam Internet for $60 million

iiNet planning to acquire Adam Internet for $60 millionIINET has said that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Adam Internet for $60 million after Telstra failed in its bid to acquire the firm.

The agreement comes just weeks after Telstra scrapped its plans to acquire the budget broadband brand from South Australian as the company was unable to convince the regulators that the acquisition would not affect competition. The regulators have said that the acquisition would give Telstra an unfair advantage over its rivals.

Google invites testers for Google Glass trial in the US

Google invites testers for Google Glass trial in the USInternet giant, Google has invited a number of beta testers to review its new Google Glass in the US ahead of its possible in the country.

The wearable eyeglass-type computing device is the new and upcoming technology from Google.  The company invited current "Glass Explorers" to encourage their friends to become a Google Glass owner by spending $1,500 for the device. It is believed that the device is with about 10,000 people, including about who 2,000 ordered a pair at the 2012 Google I/O conference several others won the device in tis `ifihadglass' contest.

Zynga sues ‘Bang With Friends’ for trademark infringement

Zynga sues ‘Bang With Friends’ for trademark infringementGaming giant, Zynga has filed a lawsuit against casual sex app `Bang With Friends' claiming that the app violates its trademark rights.

Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive trademark

Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive trademarkSoftware giant, Microsoft has said that it is looking to rebrand its online storage service, SkyDrive following a settlement over the trademark issue.

Microsoft has indicated that it is planning to rename SkyDrive service after reached a settlement with British Sky Broadcasting Group. The UK firm had accused the software giant infringed on its "Sky"  trademark by using the "SkyDrive". Under the settlement, Microsoft will be allowed to use the SkyDrive name until its rebranding exercise is complete.

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U in second quarter

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U in second quarterJapanese gaming major, Nintendo has seen a slowdown in the demand for its newest latest games console during the second quarter in the global markets.

Samsung dismisses suggestions that Galaxy S4 is designed to fool tests

Samsung dismisses suggestions that Galaxy S4 is designed to fool testsSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has dismissed allegations that it has deliberately designed the new Galaxy S4 chip to trick performance tests to get favourable reviews.

Microsoft to allow self publishing on Xbox 360

Microsoft to allow self publishing on Xbox 360Software giant, Microsoft is planning to allow developers to self publish their games on Xbox One gaming device.

The company might be planning to revise its policy to allow independent developers to publish their games on the platform to expand their reach and developer base. The company said that self-publishing will also be opened up to Xbox 360 after allowing them to publish on the console.

Hackers exploit flaws in new Google Chromecast

Hackers exploit flaws in new Google ChromecastGoogle TV enthusiast web-portal, GTVHacker has been able to exploit vulnerabilities in the Google's new Chromecast.

The group exploited bugs in the device on the first day of its release and modified the system and activate shell access "to better investigate the environment as well as give developers a chance to build and test software on their Chromecasts." The group said that the device is more associated with Android than ChromeOS.

Huawei controls UK's pornography filtering system

Huawei controls UK's pornography filtering systemIt is known that the Chinese company Huawei controls a pornography filtering system for the internet, which was recently raised by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Security hacker Barnaby Jack passes away in San Francisco

Security hacker Barnaby Jack passes away in San FranciscoBarnaby Jack, a security expert hacker, has passed away at the age of 35 in San Francisco but the conditions surrounding his death are not known.

Jack was expected to present his findings into the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices. His research has forced many pharmaceutical companies to rethink their devices as it was proven that hackers could easily cause harm to the people. He has exposed security flaw in insulin pumps forcing the firms to review security on the devices.




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