Technology News

India's Idea Cellular second quarter profit up 69 percent

(2 days ago)
(Reuters) - Idea Cellular Ltd , India's No.3 mobile operator, posted a 69 percent rise in quarterly profit after adding subscribers faster than its competitors and as its data plans attracted more users.

Marc Andreessen to quit eBay board

(2 days ago)
(Reuters) - EBay Inc said venture capitalist Marc Andreessen would quit its board, after the online retailer announced last month that it was spinning off its electronic payment unit, PayPal.

How and where to use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6

(2 days ago)
Roughly one month after we first saw a demo of Tim Cook scanning an iPhone at a cash register to buy stuff, Apple Pay has arrived for the rest of us to check out. But before you go blowing your entire paycheck on everything from big handbags to Big Macs, there are a few things to keep in mind about the platform. Read on to learn more about how Apple Pay works, how to get your iPhone ready for it, and most importantly, where you can go test it out yourself.

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

(2 days ago)
A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous...

Spotify announces family plans for up to 5 users (Owen Williams/The Next Web)

(2 days ago)
Owen Williams / The Next Web:Spotify announces family plans for up to 5 users  —  Spotify has announced new plans designed for families of up to five members, which was one of its most requested features.  —  Pretty much anyone in a family has experienced fighting over a shared account that stops playing music …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

(2 days ago)
The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of...

China Mobile quarterly revenue falls for first time since at least 2009

(2 days ago)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Quarterly revenue at China Mobile Ltd fell year-over-year for the first time since at least 2009 as China's largest telecom provider continued to stumble in the face of rising competition from popular Internet-based messaging apps.

Known NFC spoofing techniques probably wouldn't work with Apple Pay

(2 days ago)
Apple Pay is poised to turn how we pay for goods at a retail store on its head. The new Apple Pay system lets you make purchases with the cards in your iTunes Store account. When you bring your iPhone 6 near an NFC-equipped payment terminal, you'll see your cards in Passbook, and you can authorize a transaction with the Touch ID fingerprint reader. That's it, you're done, and none of your sensitive credit card information was ever shared directly with the merchant.

Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

(2 days ago)
Following the iPhone 6 launch in China, Apple's iCloud service began facing a "man-in-the-middle" style attack in the country, in an apparent attempt to steal username and password information, according to an anti-censorship watchdog group.

EU and China end telecoms row as EU drops threats against Huawei

(2 days ago)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers.

Ello has notifications and the ability to mute that annoying 'friend,' too

(2 days ago)
The newest social network on the block, Ello, has a shiny trick up its sleeve. Next time you log in, you should see a change to how notifications are handled now. Instead of cluttering your Friends and Noise feeds with call-outs about invites,...

Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1 (John Herrman/The Awl)

(2 days ago)
John Herrman / The Awl:Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1  —  The Uncanny Language of Medical Instagram  —  A few months ago I came across an old story about an app called Figure 1.  It was billed as “Medicine's Answer to Instagram,” and had apparently just raised a couple million dollars.

CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team

(2 days ago)
CDC to update protocols for treating Ebola patients, Pentagon readies team to aid US doctors

Industry chiefs including Zuckerberg named to board of influential Beijing business school

(2 days ago)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has added three western business heavyweights to its advisory council including Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook Inc founder who has long sought to enter the Chinese market where his social network is currently banned.

Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

(2 days ago)
New submitter iamacat writes I am thinking of canceling my regular voice plan and using an LTE hotspot for all my voice and data needs. One big draw is ability to easily use multiple devices without expensive additional lines or constantly swapping SIMs. So I can have an ultra compact Android phone and an iPod touch and operate whichever has the apps I feel like using. Or, if I anticipate needing more screen real estate, I can bring only a Nexus 7 or a laptop and still be able to make and receive VoIP calls. When I am home or at work, I would be within range of regular WiFi and not need to eat into the data plan or battery life of the hotspot. Has anyone done something similar? Did the setup work well? Which devices and VoIP services did you end up using? How about software for automatic WiFi handoffs between the hotspot and regular home/work networks? Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Industry chiefs including Zuckerberg named to board of influential Beijing business school

(2 days ago)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has added three western business heavyweights to its advisory council including Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook Inc founder who has long sought to enter the Chinese market where his social network is currently banned.

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

(2 days ago)
Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way...

UK wants tougher prison sentences for internet trolls

(2 days ago)
Online harassers in the UK may soon face much harsher consequences for their scare tactics. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling tells the Daily Mail that a newly proposed measure will let magistrates send cases of internet abuse and threats to crown...

The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

(2 days ago)
StartsWithABang writes We like to think of the Mercury 7 — the very first group of NASA astronauts — as the "best of the best," having been chosen from a pool of over 500 of the top military test pilots after three rounds of intense physical and mental tests. Yet when women were allowed to take the same tests, one of them clearly distinguished herself, outperforming practically all of the men. If NASA had really believed in merit, Jerrie Cobb would have been the first female in space, even before Valentina Tereshkova, more than 50 years ago. She still deserves to go. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tesla built a sophisticated autonomous driving system, but its advancements are incremental (Chris Ziegler/The Verge)

(2 days ago)
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:Tesla built a sophisticated autonomous driving system, but its advancements are incremental  —  Tesla's autopilot isn't special (but it's still cool)  —  An important non-revolution for self-driving cars  —  “We've been able to accelerate autopilot and bring it to market faster …

SAP cuts profit outlook as more customers switch to cloud

(2 days ago)
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP on Monday cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the Internet rather than as packaged software, delaying recognition of those sales.

Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts: WSJ

(2 days ago)
(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan.

A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

(2 days ago)
Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsoft's very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is apparently on its way-- and coming soon. According to Forbes'...

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

(2 days ago)
In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic...

Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy (Kevin Roose/New York Magazine)

(2 days ago)
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy  —  Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet  —  The Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage on why optimism is always the safest bet.  —  It's not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen.

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

(2 days ago)
The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of...

3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

(2 days ago)
PC World (drawing on an article from 3DPrint.com) notes that inventor Pat Starace has released his plans for a 3-D printable prosthetic hand designed to appeal both to kids who need it and their parents (who can't all afford the cost of conventional prostheses). The hand "has the familiar gold-and-crimson color scheme favored by Ol' Shellhead, and it's designed with housings for a working gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and other "cool sensors", as well as a battery housing and room for a low-power Bluetooth chip and charging port." It takes about 48 hours in printing time (and "a lot" of support material), but the result is inexpensive and functional. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

(3 days ago)
It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses two must-haves for...

Google's revenue falls short despite curbing price declines

(3 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations as growth in Internet advertising slowed in the most-recent quarter, offsetting a modest improvement in ad pricing, sending its shares down about 3 percent.

Getty fails to get injunction on Microsoft image widget

(3 days ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Getty Images Inc [GETTY.UL] has failed to convince a federal judge to halt Microsoft Corp's Bing Image Widget, which it said enabled massive copyright infringement, because the software company had already taken it down voluntarily.

How would you change Huawei's Ascend W1?

(3 days ago)
When I reviewed Huawei's Ascend W1 last summer, I was surprised at how much I liked it, considering its bargain-basement price. Microsoft clearly deserves plaudits for getting Windows Phone 8 to work on such low-power hardware, and Huawei made a real...

Yahoo CEO to detail cost-cutting plan and acquisitions strategy during Tuesday earnings call (Douglas MacMillan/Wall Street Journal)

(3 days ago)
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:Yahoo CEO to detail cost-cutting plan and acquisitions strategy during Tuesday earnings call  —  Yahoo CEO Set to Refresh Turnaround Plan  —  Firm to Release Quarterly Results Tuesday, Detail Its Current Efforts  —  Yahoo Inc. chief Marissa Mayer will seek to fend off a challenge …

Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled (Amy Schatz/Re/code)

(3 days ago)
Amy Schatz / Re/code:Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled  —  When President Barack Obama decided in early September to postpone immigration reform, it marked the beginning of the end of Joe Green's tenure as the head of one of Silicon Valley's most ambitious political groups …

If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

(3 days ago)
fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the new normal? It will be interesting to see if these discoveries result in an outcry, or not. Is it worse than the data collection recently reported in a test version of Windows? Read more of this story at Slashdot.

IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

(3 days ago)
Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, an indication that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

(3 days ago)
Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, raising the possibility that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

Apple jumps to a 5K display with the new iMac

(3 days ago)
The sixth paragraph of the story "Apple jumps to a 5K display with the new iMac," posted to the wire on Thursday, implied that the thickness of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display is uniform. The iMac is only 5 millimeters thick at the edges.

Tor-based anonymizing router gets pulled from Kickstarter for rules violations

(3 days ago)
Anonabox, a piece of home networking equipment designed to allow you to connect to the Internet anonymously, had raised nearly $600,000 in pledges on Kickstarter--blowing its $7500 goal out of the water. But on Friday, Kickstarter suspended the project, according to Ars Technica.

You Should Play: Side-scoller El is all about the powerful storyline

(3 days ago)
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.
Add a source
Share |
| 1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21 |




T:0.2918