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Facebook owned instant messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its web interface that was launched earlier this year in January, to include a handful of new features that enable increased control over your chats and group conversations that take place on your browser. WhatsApp on Web, the browser version, that allowed users to carry out WhatsApp chats via a desktop or laptop had major setbacks and was pretty-much simplistic. The newly added features will help users use more options, such as editing their profile photo and status mes...
IBM Research announced the most powerful chip ever created - the world’s first fully-functional 7 nanometer chip, with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips. Relatively, competitors like Intel have been struggling for years to shrink their consumer chips down below 14-nanometers. The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker is making Herculean efforts to commercialize 10-nanometer chips. The research advance was made using silicon-germanium instead of pure silicon in major regions of the molecular-si...
On July 5, 2015 an anti-surveillance crusader blazoned a ginormous, 400 gigabyte chunk on Bit Torrent of internal documents from the mysterious Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team on the company’s official Twitter feed. Five days after suffering the massive attack, the security firm is still scrimmaging to cap the damage and figure out how exactly the perpetrators racked up the data breach. The anonymous hacker hijacked HT’s official Twitter account and continued to post screenshots of email communications, client lists – includ...
The nasty cat-and-mouse game between cybercriminals and their guileless targets is getting abominably nasty. Cybercriminals are getting better and better at ducking firewalls and antivirus programs. A legion of hackers are turning to ransomware, planting virus-loaded ads on legitimate sites, while others potentially harness their efforts in exploiting lame bugs in the webiverse. Lame, you say? It’s still worrisome. Security researchers have found a bug in Google’s Chrome browser which allows a website to masks its address, pretendi...
A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple Inc. to pay $532.9 million in a patent infringement case brought by a Texas company regarding patented inventions that the company said iTunes used without permission in software and games. Apple pledged to appeal. The plaintiff, Smartflash LLC claimed that Apple infringed three patents related to digital rights management and inventions comprising data storage as well as managing access through payment systems, and alluded their use in apps such as Game Circus  LLC’s 4Pics 1 Movie and Coin...
If you’re one of those tin-foil-hat-wearing theorists desperately hoping for the preservation of Internet security, then you will sooner or later have to compromise with your ideals and dreams. The future of internet privacy looks shady and policymakers and technology pioneers have a huge task to accomplish, once they’re likely to bungle. It happens to be one of the larger discoveries of blanketing research done by more than 2,500 researchers by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. "The Future of Privacy" is ...
Xiaomi, world’s third largest smartphone markers has fished in $1.1 billion in its coffer in the latest round of fund-raising which has the company valued at $45 billion, Lei Jun CEO of Xiaomi, said in a post on Weibo, China's Twitter-like Microblogging site. Xiaomi, has claimed the No.1 position in China’s smartphone market, which happens to be the largest in the world is now considered worth more than companies like Sony or Nokia and almost as much as Yahoo’s current market value Xiaomi, established in 2010, has outstripped bo...
Microsoft and Sony battled to counter a conspicuous cyber attack on their video games networks over Christmas, leaving millions of customers unable to access entertainments and play games. Microsoft’s Xbox Live network and Sony’s PlayStation store faced blackouts on Christmas, with serious interruption to the systems persisting on Boxing Day as well. Around 24 hours after the reports of an assault, Xbox said its core services had come back to normal. Similarly, Sony said it had resolved the issue. However, the attacks have yet again...
A lawsuit had been filed on January 6, 2014 claims that Beats Electronics co-founders Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre conspired against Monster CEO Noel Lee in order to gain absolute control of the technology behind its popular product line Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Beats Electronics submitted a case of corporate double-crossing against Monster, which had been its partner in launching Beats headphones in 2008. According to Lee, in an executive interview during the Monsters’ annual awards party and concert at the Consumer Electronics...
For many productivity equals 7 hours of internet surfing and 30 minutes of accomplishing whatever tasks they can in the office. For others internet gets in the way of their productivity. According to a new online survey of American workers by the nonprofit Pew Research Center, nearly half of the respondents surveyed revealed that the Internet, email and related technologies have made them far more productive. Only 7 percent of respondents said that the rise of technologies has made them less productive. Unsurprisingly, 61 per...