Tech

Yahoo increase in revenue at first 2017 quarter

  • 18 April 2017 - 22:51
Yahoo increase in revenue at first 2017 quarter

The giant Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) reported a 22.1 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, ahead of the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), Reuters reported. Yahoo said revenue from Mavens - the mobile, video, native and social advertising units that it...

Cutting-edge Nokia 5 to be released in May, tech leaks say

  • 18 April 2017 - 17:24
Cutting-edge Nokia 5 to be released in May, tech leaks say

The Nokia 5 has been a speculated device as of yet, however, a recent leak report suggests that that the Nokia 5 will be released next month, in May. The infamous leakster going by the alias of “NokiaPowerUser” has recently reported that the Nokia 5 will be released somewhere in the middle...

Italy approves using Uber cars after court lifts block

  • 16 April 2017 - 11:59
Italy approves using Uber cars after court lifts block

An Italian court in Rome suspended on Friday a lower court ruling that had blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars in Italy, Reuters reported. The court accepted an appeal by Uber against the first ruling, made a week ago, which said Uber could not use its Black, Lux, Suv, X, XL,...

Google celebrates April Fool’s Day with “Gnome Speaker”

  • 1 April 2017 - 11:40
Google celebrates April Fool’s Day with “Gnome Speaker”

Google has revealed its April Fool’s Day prank -a Gnome speaker for outdoor – with the product listed on Google’s online store. Of course, users can’t buy the Gnome speaker given its a part of Google’s April Fool’s Day prank and the search giant clearly states the same at the bottom...

iPhone users duped by fake ransomware asking for money to unlock browser

  • 29 March 2017 - 22:34
iPhone users duped by fake ransomware asking for money to unlock browser

  BBC - Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset's browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However...

Samsung mulls relaunching modified Galaxy 7 after burning scandal

  • 27 March 2017 - 23:32
Samsung mulls relaunching modified Galaxy 7 after burning scandal

BBC - Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said. It also unveiled two other proposals for...

Uber withdraws its self-driving cars after crash

  • 26 March 2017 - 22:14
Uber withdraws its self-driving cars after crash

BBC - Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode...

Laptops-on-flights ban in effect from Turkey, Middle East, North Africa countries

  • 25 March 2017 - 14:18
Laptops-on-flights ban in effect from Turkey, Middle East, North Africa countries

A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect, the BBC reported. It added that officials say devices "larger than a smartphone" must travel in the hold because of an increased risk...

Twitter closes more terrorism-linked accounts

  • 22 March 2017 - 18:31
Twitter closes more terrorism-linked accounts

BBC - Twitter says it shut more than 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of last year. It represents a 60% increase on the last numbers provided by the company, which covered the period from February to August 2016. Twitter has faced pressure to do more to stop...

Google to take tough stance on hateful content

  • 21 March 2017 - 18:23
Google to take tough stance on hateful content

BBC - Google has responded to major companies withdrawing online adverts by promising to take "a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content". Philipp Schindler, the firm's chief business officer, said Google would also tighten advertising safeguards. He added that as...