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UNITED STATES

Cheap smartphones boost Android platform
Cheap smartphones boost Android platform

WASHINGTON, USA: A rise in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped Google's Android platform extend its dominance in the mobile market in the second quarter according to a survey released this week.

15 Aug 2014 09:10

UNITED STATES

Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM
Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) has recalled another 300,000 vehicles, most of them to address ignition problems, taking to over 29m the number of GM cars recalled this year.

12 Aug 2014 05:38

UNITED STATES

Chip mimics brain for super-computer speeds
Chip mimics brain for super-computer speeds

WASHINGTON, USA: Researchers unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering super-computer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.

8 Aug 2014 08:52

UNITED STATES

Large-screen iPhone: 9 September's the day
Large-screen iPhone: 9 September's the day

NEW YORK, USA: Apple has scheduled a 9 September event to unveil its long-anticipated large-screen iPhone, the online news site Re/code reported.

7 Aug 2014 13:35

UNITED STATES

Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US
Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is suing its long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean company of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the smartphone market.

5 Aug 2014 06:17

UNITED STATES

Smartphones from China sell record numbers
Smartphones from China sell record numbers

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Chinese smartphone manufacturers racked up big gains as the global market for Internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said.

31 Jul 2014 10:36

UNITED STATES

US vulnerable to serious cyber-attacks
US vulnerable to serious cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON, USA: The United States has failed to sufficiently adapt to new cyber-security threats, exposing itself to potential terror strikes as devastating as September 11, authors of the report on the 2001 attacks have warned.

25 Jul 2014 07:32

UNITED STATES

Android's market share rises
Android's market share rises

WASHINGTON, USA: Global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics said.

24 Jul 2014 12:34

UNITED STATES

Apple's profits of $7.7bn in June quarter
Apple's profits of $7.7bn in June quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Apple reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in its iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results.

23 Jul 2014 09:19

UNITED STATES

On-the-go gamers get new Tablet
On-the-go gamers get new Tablet

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US computer chip manufacturer Nvidia has launched a high-performance tablet aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device on whch to play games.

23 Jul 2014 09:02

UNITED STATES

Google's profit of $3.42bn in three months
Google's profit of $3.42bn in three months

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google reported its quarterly profit rose to $3.42bn and revenue climbed to $16bn for the year, an increase of 22%.

18 Jul 2014 11:06

UNITED STATES

Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs
Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would axe 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority coming from the integration of Nokia bought by it earlier this year.

18 Jul 2014 08:38

UNITED STATES

Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum
Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum

WASHINGTON, USA: - Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1m to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla.

14 Jul 2014 09:16

UNITED STATES

Malware aimed at disrupting US and Europe's energy supplies
Malware aimed at disrupting US and Europe's energy supplies

WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber-attackers, possibly even state sponsored, have been targeting energy operations in the United States and Europe since 2011 and were capable of causing significant damage, security researchers have claimed.

1 Jul 2014 09:10

UNITED STATES

Low-cost smartphone coming from Google
Low-cost smartphone coming from Google

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

30 Jun 2014 11:19

UNITED STATES

With new technology, precision farming gains traction
With new technology, precision farming gains traction

WARWICK, USA: At Little Bohemia Creek Farm, a tractor pretty much drives itself, weaving through rows of corn using GPS technology as it injects carefully dosed amounts of fertiliser into the lands.

30 Jun 2014 08:57

UNITED STATES

Activite: a smartwatch that fuses fashion and fitness
Activite: a smartwatch that fuses fashion and fitness

NEW YORK, USA: Smart gadget specialty firm Withings introduced a fashionable Swiss-made time piece that doubles as a fitness tracker.

26 Jun 2014 08:56

UNITED STATES

Android software to be used in cars, watches, TVs
Android software to be used in cars, watches, TVs

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has set out to expand its Android operations beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions.

26 Jun 2014 07:56

UNITED STATES

Amazon sets 'Fire' to smartphone market
Amazon sets 'Fire' to smartphone market

WASHINGTON, USA: Amazon has unveiled its "Fire Phone," a high-end handset boasting what it claims are "breakthrough technologies" in a move aimed at challenging Apple and Samsung.

19 Jun 2014 07:59

UNITED STATES

Tesla patents available to 'open source movement'
Tesla patents available to 'open source movement'

WASHINGTON, USA: Electric car manufacturer has Tesla announced it was giving up its patents on technology used in its vehicles to "the open source movement," to help spur electric vehicle technology.

17 Jun 2014 08:23

UNITED STATES

Samsung's new high-end tablet may challenge iPads
Samsung's new high-end tablet may challenge iPads

NEW YORK, USA: Samsung began selling a new line of high-end tablet computers that are aimed directly at the market-leading Apple iPad.

17 Jun 2014 06:39

UNITED STATES

Valeant's higher offer rejected by Allergan again
Valeant's higher offer rejected by Allergan again

NEW YORK, USA: Botox manufacturer Allergan has rejected, for a third time, a takeover bid from Canadian drugs maker Valeant, claiming the increased offer still substantially under-values the company.

11 Jun 2014 06:53

UNITED STATES

Chrysler's US sales jump 17% in May
Chrysler's US sales jump 17% in May

WASHINGTON, USA: Chrysler's US sales of cars and truck climbed by 17% in May from a year ago as Jeep and Ram brands racked up strong gains.

4 Jun 2014 10:13

UNITED STATES

Apple unveils HealthKit, HomeKit and new operating systems
Apple unveils HealthKit, HomeKit and new operating systems

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple has unveiled new operating software it hopes will create a seamless experience for users flitting between its coveted mobile devices and the popular Macintosh computers.

3 Jun 2014 07:45

UNITED STATES

Ford recalls almost 1.4 million cars in North America
Ford recalls almost 1.4 million cars in North America

WASHINGTON, USA: Ford Motor Company has issued safety recalls for nearly 1.4m cars in North America, mostly in the US, to fix potential steering and other problems.

2 Jun 2014 08:51

UNITED STATES

LG launches new flagship G3 smartphone
LG launches new flagship G3 smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, US: LG Electronics went big in style with a flagship G3 smartphone aimed at turning heads away from market dominators Apple and Samsung.

29 May 2014 10:50

UNITED STATES

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 computer and tablet
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 computer and tablet

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Pro tablet designed as a powerful all-purpose computer fit to replace a laptop.

22 May 2014 11:37

UNITED STATES

Microsoft to negotiate with China after Windows 8 ban
Microsoft to negotiate with China after Windows 8 ban

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by Beijing.

21 May 2014 11:54

UNITED STATES

Android out to conquer businesses with startup Divide
Android out to conquer businesses with startup Divide

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google confirmed that it has bought a startup specialising in helping employees using their personal smartphones or tablets securely for work.

20 May 2014 12:00

UNITED STATES

Hyundai recalls 140,000 SUVs over airbag issue
Hyundai recalls 140,000 SUVs over airbag issue

WASHINGTON, USA - South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is recalling 140,000 vehicles in the United States and Puerto Rico because of an air bag problem, according to documents filed with US safety regulators.

20 May 2014 09:49

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