In an Oracle court proceedings against Google, it was revealed that the search engine company could be paying Apple at least $1 billion in revenue-shares. The payment was made to keep Google's search bar on Apple devices. A source named the sharing percentage for Apple to be 34 percent, but it's yet to be officially confirmed nor denied.
Dish is accused of making more than 55 million telemarketing calls and telemarketing robocalls to landlines and mobile number based on a complaint receive by the Department of Justice dated as far as 2008.
A group of students in University of Oslo set a Guinness World Record by lifting a 134.5 pounds (61 kg) payloads with drone. The drone is a multi copter drone made of eight drones chained together.
Facebook has come out with yet another special feature, this time, exclusively for the sports fans. Its Sports Stadium will be a virtual hub for millions of sports fanatics to get together and post photos/videos, like them, look at a dashboard full of stats and, most importantly, chat about the games, all the while getting access to expert commentary by celebrities and their teams. Currently, this space has only been rolled out for iOS in the US.
Apple just released iOS 9.2.1 that fixes an iOS bug allowing malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting the read and write access to website cookies.
KAIST, a Korean science and technology institute has developed the Fireproof Aerial RObot System (FAROS). FAROS is a sort of drone capable of locating humans’ position trapped inside a sky scrapper through its inbuilt thermal imaging camera. The research team, that invents fire fighting drone, has demonstrated the feasibility of the localization system and wall-climbing mechanism in a smoky indoor environment.
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus Rift company have to stand in court in a lawsuit against him. The plaintiff is Total Recall Technologies that accused the 23-year old to use its data illegally.
Sony has unveiled the portable ultra short throw projector first in the IFA Show during September last year. The product is going to be released in the Japan market on February 13 and will be available for around ¥93,000 ($798). Reason for enthusiasm about the tiny projector is that the device is capable of beaming image on wall from very short distance.
Motorola has unveiled its Moto G3 smart phone in July 2015 and now released in the market. The concept for making budget conscious smart phones has been attracted by other mobile giants including its mother concern, Lenovo. Lenovo expects to grab the budget phone market shortly with its self developed similar products.
Amazon introduced the Dash Replenishment service on selected devices. The devices powered by Amazon Dash Replenishment program could enable customers to order everyday fundamentals automatically from Amazon.
The AC power cables linked to Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets of selective three generations pose fire risks due to overheating. Though a limited number of overheating issues have been reported, Microsoft is taking no risks and going to recall for a global voluntary replacement. Details on replacement procedure will be furnished in the Microsoft website sometimes later this week, possibly on Friday.
The self-propelling stroller, introduced by the crowdfunder Indiegogo, is said to revolutionize the concept of a perambulator. Keeping in mind the needs of a parent, the stroller boasts of features like automatic movement controlled via sensors, built-in rocker, bottle warmer, canopies to weather different climatic conditions, to name a few. Its maker, Guillermo Morro, has also addressed all the safety concerns by assuring his audience that his highly capable team has always treated this as a top priority.
AMD said that it expects Polaris architecture based GPUs to begin shipments in the middle of 2016. According to the reports one version of Polaris GPU is aimed for light and thin laptops as well as entry-level desktops, while the other is designed for high performance.
Microsoft is probably going to bury the business with Lumia handsets and going to introduce the last smart phone by February, the Lumia 650. The Lumia 750 and 850 are still in line, but the tech giant intends to concentrate on surface phone. Burying the “Lumia” name, most likely means Microsoft has something else in mind for the near future.
Amazon is currently working on its Prime Air drones, which will revolutionize the concept of online shopping completely. These drones have an in-built sense-and-avoid technology that allows them to reach their destinations unharmed, and deliver online orders within an unbelievable 30 minutes.