News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 7 Jul 2011
Google+, as most tech geeks know, started out as a limited-invites-only social experiment. The invite option was opened for a short while to people already with an account, but was temporarily suspended due to the insane demand. Has Google decided to allow invites again, in lieu of Facebook's recent Skype-related revelation?
Smartphone maker HTC is buying S3 Graphics from VIA Technologies for a reported sum of US$300 million.
It's official: Facebook will be introducing video chat functionality to its social network through Skype. Some sees this as a rebuttal against the recently launched Google+'s integrated video chat feature.
Amazon has announced that for the price of US$20 a year, customers can store unlimited amount of MP3 and AAC music files to its cloud server, Cloud Drive.
New research suggests that instead of tablets cannibalizing on laptops, it may be the other way around, signalling a convergence of the two categories.
Google secretly embedded NFC functionality into its Google+ app for Android and gets exposed by local software developer.
Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011
Fake Google+ invitations spread due to huge demand from users eager to get onboard Google's latest social networking site.
Word on the web has spread about Google rebranding its Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Blogger to in lieu of Google+'s appearance.
It looks like Facebook is now blocking a Google Chrome extension that lets you export your data contact out of Facebook to Google Contacts or CSV.
A Duke University grad has come up with a way to double battery life in Wi-Fi devices.