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Apple in danger: Palo Alto Networks discovers WireLurker malware

NEW YORK: Palo Alto Networks Inc has discovered another family of malware. It can infect Apple Inc’s desktop and mobile operating systems, underscoring the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers. According to Ryan Olson, intelligence director for the company’s Unit 42 division; The “WireLurker” malware can install third-party applications on regular, non-jailbroken iOS devices and hop from ... Read More »

$199 BeOn bulb stores energy, smokes alarm

YOKYO: In fact Smart lighting and alarms are not new, but one firm is hoping to combine the two to provide the ultimate in home security. A BeOn bulb learns your habits and replicates them when you’re on holiday, it stores energy in reserve, and it responds to doorbells and smoke alarms. They’re not cheap – prices start at $199 (£124) ... Read More »

iPhone 6 smashes Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3

LONDON: The iPhone 6 has smashed Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3 through highest sales for a second consecutive month. The success of Apple’s 4.7-inch handset capped off a trio of podium finishes for the tech giant, with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in second and third place respectively. And the iPhone 6 Plus made it four ... Read More »

Google’s Amit heading closer to his dream of answering computer

NEW YORK: Head of Core Ranking Team and Senior Vice President in Google, Amit Singhal, was always fascinated with Star Trek, the magical American fiction TV and (later) movie series about galaxies and spacecraft. He used to imagine about a computer which can give answers to any question you throw at it. When he joined Google, he knew exactly what ... Read More »

$5,000 Apple’s gold Watch to hit market on Valentine’s Day ’2015

NEW YORK: Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, on the launching ceremony of the company’s hi-tech watch in September, revealed its price starting from $349. But now news about new price is surfacing on Internet and the stainless steel model will be available from $500, while the gold version will cost the customers $5,000 when it will hit the market next year. ... Read More »

Amazon, Google’s Tablet functions not the same

NEW YORK: New tablet computers from Amazon and Google run on Google’s Android operating system, but the function of both devices is not the same. In the new Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon continues a practice of modifying Android extensively to drive users to Amazon services. While Google’s new Nexus 9 offers pure Android experience to drive users to Google service. ... Read More »

Rock Star Games says GTA V to get first person mode

TOKYO: The maker of the popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA)  franchise, Rock Star Games, clarified that the release of Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will come with an optional first-person view mode. The gaming firm released a trailer video on its blog post showcasing the first-person mode, and announced it will also come to ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Office 365, Dropbox facilitate users for storing crucial documents

NEW YORK: Soon people will be able across the world to easily access, save, share and collaborate on their Office 365 documents stored on Dropbox without leaving Office. Office 365 is Microsoft’s paid cloud version of Microsoft Office. But wait, there’s more. Dropbox will also be available as an option for Microsoft’s freebie version of Office in its cloud, known ... Read More »

Intel Corp awards $500,000 to wristband developer

SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp awarded $500,000 to a group of do-it-yourselves who developed a wristband that turns into a camera-equipped drone. They won a contest that the chipmaker hopes will help guarantee it a leading position in the emerging market for wearable computing devices. Like a boomerang, it returns to its owner and then syncs with the owner’s smart phone. ... Read More »

Computer sold by Steve Jobs in 1976 could fetch $1m at auction

CALIFORNIA: Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs sold one of his early computers in 1976 from his house garage for $600, but now this computer could fetch about one million dollars at an auction in December as an early computer of Apple sold for $905,000 last month. The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts and being ... Read More »

Nvidia to launch 8GB version of Maxwell card

TOKYO: By the end of November or early December Nvidia will launch an upgraded 8GB version of its Geforce GTX 980 GM204 Maxwell card. Nvidia’s GTX 980 8GB will be expected to further increase the market demand for its Maxwell-fuelled graphics cards, not that the current GTX 970 and GTX 980 models were not selling in high volumes. The upcoming ... Read More »

13-yr-old boy invents $350 Lego braille printer

CALIFORNIA: Shubham Banerjee, a 13-year-old US boy, has invented a low cost Braille printer. After reading a fundraising flyer about the blind, Banerjee felt inspired to turn a high-tech version of Legos, the toy building blocks, into a device that could print in Braille. One day, he wants to mass-produce the printers and sell them for about $350, far less ... Read More »