Technology

Facebook Live Gets Touted 2-Person Broadcasting Feature

HIGHLIGHTS It is only available to US users for now Only verified pages will be able to use this feature Users must have an iOS device for this feature to work At the annual VidCon conference in June, the social giant had announced that it will roll out a bunch of new capabilities to Facebook Live. This included scheduling, two-person ... Read More »

Google Chrome 47 Finally Removes Desktop Notifications Centre

As promised back in October, Google with Chrome 47 for Windows, Mac, and Linux has removed the desktop notification centre. Several bug fixes also come as part of the update. The search giant has also rolled out Chrome 47 for iOS with some new features. Chrome 47 for Android is expected to hit Google Play soon. Google in October announced ... Read More »

Culture Shock: Samsung’s Mobile Woes Rooted in Hardware Legacy

Efforts to revive its once stellar smartphone fortunes may be doomed if Samsung Electronics cannot overcome its dominant engineering culture, according to serving and former executives and those who have dealt with the company. This culture, they say, has stymied many previous efforts to develop software and service platforms to support the smartphone business. In the past year several such ... Read More »

No, Microsoft Won’t Be Upgrading the Xbox One

During Microsoft’s Xbox Spring Showcase, Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a few statements implying that the company is planning to have add-ons to the Xbox One akin to the Nintendo 64’s memory upgrade pack or peripherals like the Sega 32X. To many it seemed that the Xbox One’s hardware roadmap might mimic what you’d expect when you put together a ... Read More »

Microsoft Contributes Its Sonic Linux Networking Suite to Open Compute Project

Microsoft is taking a major step in the world of free, open-source software. The Windows maker has announced that it is giving away Sonic, its own designed software, to users for free. At the Open Compute Project US Summit, Microsoft announced that it is proposing to contribute Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (Sonic) to the project. The suite ... Read More »

Creo Teases Mark 1 Smartphone, Promises Monthly Feature Updates

Creo has just posted a video revealing the Mark 1 smartphone on its social media feeds. While specifications aren’t forthcoming at this point, judging by the video, the Mark 1 phone has a contemporary look with a curved metallic rim and slim glass back, and is about the size of an iPhone 6 Plus. Rather than compete on specifications or ... Read More »

Intel SoCs Get Built-in Speech Recognition; May Help Apple Bring Siri to OS X

Intel SoCs will soon have native support for speech recognition features. This capability comes as the chipmaker partners with Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on machine learning techniques. The announcement further intensifies the speculation about Apple bringing Siri to its OS Xdesktop operating system. Dubbed TrulyHandsfree, the always-on, always-listening voice triggering component and low-power sound detector will be a ... Read More »

Infibeam to Set Up Data Centre at Gandhinagar

To strengthen technological capabilities to pursue new business opportunities, online shopping portal Infibeam Inc Ltd plans to set up tier-III cloud data centre at Gandhinagar. “We believe that a Rs. 350-crore tier-III data centre at GIFT city, Gandhinagar will enable increased efficiency and adaptability in our search processes, ensure faster and more user-friendly user interfaces and deliver effective, customized, personalised ... Read More »

Google’s New Chromecast, Chromecast Audio May Launch Soon in India

When Google unveiled the refreshed Chromecast alongside the Chromecast Audio in September last year, the Mountain View giant was expected to bring the devices to India as well, as the first-generation Chromecast was already officially available in India. Seven months have passed however, and there’s no update from Google on the availability of its new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. Now, ... Read More »

Pokemon Go a Campaign Weapon for Presidential Candidates

The global phenomenon Pokemon Go has made its way onto the US presidential campaign trail with the staff of both major candidates appealing to users of the smartphone game to catch voters. The viral game uses smartphone satellite location, graphics and camera capabilities to overlay cartoon monsters on real-world settings, challenging players to capture and train the creatures for battles. ... Read More »