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Thursday, 3 Oct 2013

Google Acquires Gesture Technology Company Flutter

Google Acquires Gesture Technology Company Flutter

Google has recently acquired Flutter, a company that specializes in gesture control technology, and creator of Flutter, a Mac application that lets you control Spotify, iTunes and a few other software using gestures captured by a webcam.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road

The "eBay" for drugs, murder-for-hire and other various illegal products and services, Silk Road, has been shut down by the FBI after two and a half years of business. Its owner, Ross Ulbrict, has also been arrested and faces multiple criminal charges.

Samsung Not The Only One Cheating in Benchmarks

Samsung Not The Only One Cheating in Benchmarks

AnandTech tested some Android devices and reports that Samsung is not the only phone maker to cheat in benchmarks. Apparently, ASUS, HTC and LG are also involved in tweaking the hardware for better performance when running benchmark apps.

Dell Receives Regulatory Clearances to Go Private; Transaction to Complete in October

Dell Receives Regulatory Clearances to Go Private; Transaction to Complete in October

Dell has announced that it has received regulatory clearances to go private. The US$25 billion transaction is expected to close by the end of October.

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013

Samsung Artificially Boosts Processor in Galaxy Note 3 for Selected Benchmarks

Samsung Artificially Boosts Processor in Galaxy Note 3 for Selected Benchmarks

Tech blog Ars Technica reports that Samsung artificially tuned the processor in the Galaxy Note 3 to "high-power CPU mode" when running popular benchmarking apps.

Sony Introducing a 4.3-inch Variant of the Xperia Z1?

Sony Introducing a 4.3-inch Variant of the Xperia Z1?

A leaked NTT DoCoMo document reveals that Sony may be planning to introduce a 4.3-inch variant of the Xperia Z1.

Three Top Microsoft Shareholders Suggest Bill Gates to Step Down

Three Top Microsoft Shareholders Suggest Bill Gates to Step Down

After Steve Ballmer's departure from Microsoft, a few top shareholders at Microsoft are suggesting that Bill Gates too should step down and reduce his presence on the board.

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Battlebox Program

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Battlebox Program

NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce GTX Battlebox program. This 4K gaming initiative is launched in collaboration with top system builders in the US. High-end desktop gaming systems are built to play "combat-focused games at super high resolutions" and with "every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled."

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Metasploit has released an exploit framework that targets a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer into the public domain. Users are advised to install Microsoft's Fix It patch to keep themselves protected.

Microsoft Office Store Exceeds 1 Million App Downloads; Subscription Model Coming Soon

Microsoft Office Store Exceeds 1 Million App Downloads; Subscription Model Coming Soon

Microsoft has announced new plans for its Office Store, including supporting new language apps, opening eight new store fronts, and adding a subscription model.

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