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socialmedia-082814.jpg A new study suggests that people don't find Facebook and Twitter to be open, democratic forums for airing their opinions, especially if the users hold minority views on controversial issues. Researchers from the Pew Center surveyed 1,801 persons, more than half them social media users, chiefly on...

Appleipad-082814.jpg Apple is set to begin producing its largest ever iPad in the first quarter of next year. Sources tell Bloomberg that the Cupertino based company has designed a device, the iPad Pro, with a screen measuring 12.9 inches - a significant increase from its current devices, the iPad Air and Mini, which measure 9.7 and 7.9 inches.

Xiaomi-082814.jpg Xiaomi Corp, the smart phone maker that outsmarted Samsung and Apple premium brands in China, is all set to establish a toehold in India, on a wider plan to conquer other parts of the globe. The decision of the Chinese smart phone maker to establish research and development division in Bangalore is vital as India, along with China and Brazil would account for one third of smart phones users by 201

Instagram-082814.jpg Instagramers can now shoot steady videos on their mobile with a professional touch. An impressive standalone app called Hyperlapse has been unveiled to work wonders for the photo sharing enthusiasts who are going to love its simplicity and the unique time lapse feature. With Hyperlapse, users can...

HPpowercords-082714.jpg Hewlett-Packard has recalled the AC power cords for its HP and Compaq notebook computer, citing a tendency to overheat, causing a potential fire and burn hazard. HP requests that consumers stop using the cord immediately and contact them to order a replacement cord free of charge.

Mozilla-082714.jpg Intex Cloud FX, a smartphone running on the Firefox OS, has arrived in India, the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, with an ultra-low price tag. Intex Technologies, an India-based smartphone maker, has also launched other phones powered by the Firefox OS at higher price points, which are,...

Apple has offered to replace iPhone 5 batteries which may be defective. On its official site, the Cupertino based company explained the problem: "Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently."

BlackBerry-082614.jpg Number of BlackBerry users in the United Kingdom will fall by 35.2 percent to 2.4 million this year, below that of Windows Phone whose presence will grow on the back of Microsoft's Nokia acquisition and HTC partnership, according to research firm eMarketer. eMarketer expects dominant rivals Android...

WhatsApp-082514.jpg Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp has crossed 600 million monthly active users, according to its CEO and founder Jan Koum. The Facebook-owned service had 200 million users in 2013, while by January 2014, it had added another 200 million to its network. The app's closest competitors include...

Twitter-Stripe-082514.jpg If everything goes well, Twitter will soon be able to realize its dream of integrating shopping into its services, enabling its users to buy stuffs right from a tweet, says a report by the Tech site Re/code. The social media giant has teamed up with  payments start-up Stripe for  launching  its "in-tweet"...

Internet Search Engine giant Google has acquired Gecko Design Inc., a California company that focuses on special industrial designs. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The Northern California based Gecko was founded in 1996 and focuses on consumer electronic products. Jacques...

Microsoft-windows9-082214.jpg Software giant Microsoft is planning to release the latest avatar of its Windows OS series in the month of September, says a report by The Verge. The company plans to launch a preview version, which is likely to be named Windows 9 to developers on September 30. Windows 9 , codenamed "Threshold" is...

Micromax-samsung-082114.jpg The Indian smartphone market, whose price sensitivity grows sharper with every replacement cycle, is witnessing a surge in local players who are fighting tooth and nail for dominance in the ultra low cost segment. While recent estimates put Chinese handset makers in top positions near Samsung in their...

Google-kids-082014.jpg Internet is definitely not-so-safe a place for kids to explore, especially with a lot of cyber bullies lurking around and random content that can mess up their innocence. Keeping this in mind,  search giant  Google is getting set to overhaul its online services for its much younger audience, says a report...

lenovo-081914.jpg Lenovo has reportedly received clearance from the US Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), to move forward with their proposed $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business.