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Friday, 18 Oct 2013

BitTorrent Search Website Isohunt to Shut Down; Will Pay MPAA US$110 million

BitTorrent Search Website Isohunt to Shut Down; Will Pay MPAA US$110 million

Popular BitTorrent search website Isohunt has agreed today to shutdown all of its operations worldwide after losing its legal battle against the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The company, founded by Canadian Gary Fung, has also agreed to pay the movie studios that sued it US$110 million.

Ubuntu Launches on Mobile

Ubuntu Launches on Mobile

The Ubuntu Edge may have failed to see the light of day, but you can now create your own Ubuntu smartphone with the release of Ubuntu “Saucy Salamander” 13.10, the first Linux distribution to explicitly support smartphones and tablets (as well as desktop PCs).

Twitter to List on New York Stock Exchange, Shuns Tech-Heavy Nasdaq

Twitter to List on New York Stock Exchange, Shuns Tech-Heavy Nasdaq

Twitter will file its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) instead of the tech-heavy Nasdaq. Its amended S-1 form, a requisite for IPO proceedings in the United States, revealed the company's intentions.

Google Nexus 5 Appears on Google Play Store, Priced at US$349 for 16GB Model

Google Nexus 5 Appears on Google Play Store, Priced at US$349 for 16GB Model

Google's upcoming Nexus 5 appears on the Play Store and comes with a price tag of US$349 for the 16GB model.

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet Unveiled; Runs Windows 8.1, Has an IPS Screen

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet Unveiled; Runs Windows 8.1, Has an IPS Screen

Acer has announced the Iconia W4, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. Powered by an Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor, it now comes with an IPS display for wide viewing angles. Prices start from US$330.

Thursday, 17 Oct 2013

Sony Rolling Out Software Updates for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Rolling Out Software Updates for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

Sony will be rolling out software updates for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra starting from 15 October. The updates are expected to bring performance and stability improvements. Hit the link to find out more about the tweaks.

Apple Cuts iPhone 5C Production; Increases 5S

Apple Cuts iPhone 5C Production; Increases 5S

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has told manufacturers it will reduce orders for the iPhone 5C in the final three months of the year, while increasing production of the iPhone 5S.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to be Powered by 64-Bit Exynos 6 Processor

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to be Powered by 64-Bit Exynos 6 Processor

South Korean news site Digital Daily reports that Samsung's next generation Galaxy S flagship model will be running on a 64-bit Exynos processor.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plagued by Battery Bloating, Draining and Overheating Issues

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plagued by Battery Bloating, Draining and Overheating Issues

A number of Samsung Galaxy S4 users in Germany are reporting serious draining issues and bloated batteries. We did a check on HardwareZone forums and uncovered several users in Singapore facing similar issues.

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Involved in Two New Medical Initiatives

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Involved in Two New Medical Initiatives

IBM Research has announced the participation of Watson supercomputer in two new medical initiatives with the Cleveland Clinic faculty in the United States. IBM's supercomputer will be tasked with assisting faculty members make more informed diagnoses by making use of its natural language capabilities.

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