Author archives: Olivia Miller

Facebook Opens the Door to Free Internet via Satellite in Africa
Eutelsat Communications, a French satellite operator company and the social media goliath Facebook declared earlier on Monday, that they are integrating in order to work closely on their mission to bring broadband internet via satellite in sub-Saharan Africa’s more than fourteen countries. Both the organizations revealed that they have tied a multi-year contract with Spacecom, a satellite communication company, to utilize AMOS-6 satellite’s intact payload broadband and deliver coverage to larger parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It will id...
Feeling Lazy to stand in a long queue at Starbucks? Pre-Order on Starbucks App
First the US, and now it’s turn for the UK. Starbucks first began the pre- ordering system for the customers in the US to order food and drinks, but only last month the application was made available to both Android and iOS users all over the country. Meanwhile, the coffee mammoth has finally made up their mind to include the Brits, by rolling out Mobile Order & Pay from today across 150 flagship stores in London. Starbucks launched this feature for pre-ordering their items in the United States in December, ever since then it has ...
Blackphone 2, Dark, Secure & Privacy Focused Android Smartphone
Blackphone 2? Founded by Geeksphone and Silent Circle, the Blackphone was power packed with lots of impressive technical privacy features in order to help keep customers secure and safe. It is claimed to be the world’s first ever secure by design mobile handset that offered default full device encryption. Now they have launched the Blackphone 2, its successor, which operates almost in a same but with updated and improved specifications. This runs on PrivatOS that is a Security-Conscious Android and comes preloaded with the phone, pri...
Robots at your service people! Popcorn, Pizza or Pancakes?
If robots rise up and takeover our jobs, we might have to blame ourselves- at least those who share the knowledge about how to perform certain human tasks online. One of the main challenges we are facing in new-age robotics is making robots that behave like us. Although, advanced Artificial Intelligence technology are granting machines a better knowledge of how to navigate surroundings, still there is a huge barrier in the way they work in association with humans. Whenever we have tried to learn how to do a certain thing, be it ...
Key to disentangle the unsolved cosmic mysteries- Neutrinos
It seems like the long anticipated subject for cosmic researchers has finally managed to get a positive boost. The Antarctic scientists have sealed their confirmation over the existence of Neutrinos. They do exist. Neutrinos are mystery particles that float from the Milky Way and further beyond that. These ghostly, minute and energetic fragments carry messages from various distant galaxies we haven’t ever heard of, and it could potentially aid in solving the different speculated cosmic mysteries. According to the scientists, the...
A Spur in IoT industry- Amazon Echo and SmartThings Merger
It seems that Amazon has planned to collaborate with SmartThings to power different home automation specifications with the Amazon Echo, a personal assistant device that is voice-powered. According to a Google website of the SmartThings, Amazon Echo will very soon be able to power SmartThings suited devices in the home via simple shout-out. This involves non-SmartThings varieties that are plugged into a Power Outlet of SmartThings, as well as lights and switches from the company. Recently a software development kit (SDK) has bee...
An insight into Surveillance Software Weapons
The Stuxnet computer worm, discovered in June 2010, was the first, menacing weaponized software in history. Its discovery brought back to surface the fiery debate on cyber warfare and the perils of cyber weapons. Today, we see the cyberspace at an increasing canine risk and danger.                                                                                                            The United States is on the verge of making sure that surveillance software doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. According to security experts, the pro...
Microsoft takes a leap on iOS and Android for Windows 10 compatibility
The Herculean software company, Microsoft’s new strategy to collect users from its cloud-based assistance progressed to bloom recently due to better and improved offers on the wearable space. The newest update to Outlook on the iOS platform increases the flexibility and performance of email application on an interface of Apple Watch. The Cupertino digital timepiece users will have an easy time to go through their own emails on the wrist, and they can revert back to messages by clicking on the notification symbol. This opens a true-...
Corporate Gamification! Microsoft adds Incents’s FantasySalesTeam to its shopping basket
Microsoft announced the acquisition of Gamification software developer Incent Games. This company also happens to be the developers of FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform. It will work as a startup with winning way of utilizing game play to increase the performance track of sales team. The sales gamification was founded by Incent Games in the year 2012, and it has raised $1.4 million through external funds from investors. It grants organizations, the permission to run contests similar to ones initiated in fantasy spo...
Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes for $3 billion
Nokia confirmed it will sell its HERE maps unit to a German motoring consortium made up of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes for around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion). According to Nokia, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016 and is subject to regulatory approvals. Companies like Baidu and Uber were initially said to be amongst the potential buyers of Nokia’s digital mapping and location services business, albeit in recent weeks the German automakers emerged as leading acquirers, and perhaps, the only bidders. ...