BlackBerry Is Releasing BB 10.1 Today With HDR Support, Improved Hub, Keyboard Shortcuts
Today at BlackBerry Live, CEO Thorsten Heins announced the availability of BB 10.1 for the Z10. This first major update to BlackBerry’s next-gen mobile platform starts rolling out today and packs a moderate amount of updates. “By the end of this week, the vast majority of our international carriers will offer this update,” Heins detailed. “US carriers will offer it by the end of the month.” This version brings more classic BlackBerry features to BB 10. Phone contact...
Amazon buys Samsung’s Liquavista display subsidiary, hints at possible new Kindle tech
Amazon confirms it has taken over Liquavista from Samsung. Liquavista, which makes electrowetting displays that are low powered, viewable in various lighting conditions, and flexible, could develop new screens for future Kindles.
Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial
It’s well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix. As a part of Apple’s statement recently filed with the US District Court in California, the...
Danity Kane Are Reuniting, Probably
Highly relevant defunct girl group Danity Kane have unofficially unveiled their upcoming reunion via some grainy paparazzi footage and a mostly-dubious TMZ item, but let’s just go with it because we all need a beacon of hope to cling to in these dark, dark days. Four of the five members — Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aundrea Fimbres — were spotted having lunch with their new manager in Los Angeles yesterday (D. Woods was too busy, or hates everyone, or whatever), and T...
Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan given Pakistan contracts and pay rise
Both players, with more than 500 One-Day Internationals between them, were dropped on form for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales, but will be given monthly retainers of around $3,600.
IPL 2013 RCB vs KXIP Live: Gilly, Azhar lay solid platform
All the live, detailed updates from the game between RCB and KXIP. Bangalore are returning to the familiar conditions, where they have not lost a single match, would be a comforting factor
Geek School: Learn How to Use Excel Macros to Automate Tedious Tasks
One of the more powerful, but seldom used functions of Excel is the ability to very easily create automated tasks and custom logic within macros. Macros provide an ideal way to both save time on predictable, repetitive tasks as well as standardize document formats – many times without having to write a single line of code. If you are curious what macros are or how to actually create them, no problem – we will walk you through the entire process.       ...
Angelina Jolie -- I Had a Double Mastectomy
Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy procedure -- the removal of both of her breasts -- in order to minimize her risk of breast cancer ... the actress revealed. Jolie penned an op-ed published in the New York Times, in which she reveals,…
Finnish User Interface Startup Rightware Raises $5.2M Series B
Rightware, the Finnish startup that develops software to build User Interfaces for embedded devices, such as automobile dashboards, as well as other consumer electronics, has announced that it’s closed a $5.2 million series B round. The investment comes from previous backers Inventure, Nexit Ventures, and new investor Finnish Industry Investment, the venture capital arm of the Finnish government. Its series A round announced as far back as January 2010 saw it raise €3 miilion (~$3.9m at to...
Atari’s Breakout celebrates 37th birthday on Google’s image search
Google celebrates the 37th birthday of Atari's classic game Breakout with a playable transformation of its image search feature. Read on for a look back at the series of events that led to its creation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Bulgarian party scuppers idea of broad coalition
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party MRF declined to work with a nationalist party on Tuesday, scuppering chances of a broad coalition government and deepening the political stalemate in the European Union's poorest country. ...
New PayPal Android SDK coming May 15
When it comes to digital payments online, the clear leader in the arena is PayPal. Much of the success PayPal, at least early on, can be attributed to its close ties with eBay and fact that pretty much every transaction on eBay uses PayPal. PayPal has announced that it will be launching a new Android SDK for developers on May 15. That means tomorrow, the new software development kit will be available for Android developers and it promises to make it easier for the developers to accept in-app p...
MS MR’s ‘Secondhand Rapture’: Album Review
MS MR singer Lizzy Plapinger is exactly what you want in a frontman/woman. She has pink hair, or sometimes blue. She has an unconventional voice, husky and noir-ish. Most importantly, she has a keen ear for pop: as co-founder of Neon Gold Records, she released early singles from acts like Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding and Icona Pop. But that cool factor looms large over her project with Max Hershenow, giving skeptics a ready-made argument: that MS MR’s success is built on blind faith from ...
Ailing Sharp sacks chief, vows turnaround on robots, LCDs
Japan's Sharp booked another huge loss on Tuesday, and unveiled its latest turnaround plan, which includes relying on partnerships with Samsung Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group for business, sacking top management, and expanding into new fields such as robotics.Osaka-based Sharp, one of the world's largest LCD screen makers but struggling under massive debt and unused capacity, said its losses for the year ended March 31 reached ¥545 billion (US$5.4 billion), the largest in the compan...
Ailing Sharp sacks chief, vows turnaround on robots, LCDs
Japan's Sharp booked another huge loss on Tuesday, and unveiled its latest turnaround plan, which includes relying on partnerships with Samsung Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group for business, sacking top management, and expanding into new fields such as robotics.Osaka-based Sharp, one of the world's largest LCD screen makers but struggling under massive debt and unused capacity, said its losses for the year ended March 31 reached ¥545 billion (US$5.4 billion), the largest in the compan...
Pollard and the match-winning impact of the six hitter
In Tests, the best batsmen have the best defence. In ODIs, the best batsmen are the one's who can get a single for every ball they face. In T20s, the best batsmen without doubt are the six hitters.
Sweden Wants to Jail Pirate Bay User to Strengthen Anti-Piracy Enforcement
Sweden is known as the birth ground of The Pirate Bay, but it is also the country where some of the most aggressive anti-piracy actions take place. In 2010 a then 25-year old a man was house-sitting for a friend when early one morning he was confronted by police officers looking for the property owner. The police decided to inspect his computer and found that he was sharing 57 movies through uTorrent. The police decided to report this accidental discovery to both the prosecutor and copyright hol...
Nokia officially announces Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 in London
  Nokia has finally lifted the curtain from its long speculated flagship smartphone. Called the Lumia 925, the smartphone runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS just like the other recently launched Lumia devices. The Lumia 925 will be available as early as next month and will be priced at ₤400 before tax, which translates to roughly Rs. 33,500 plus taxes. The device will launch in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China starting June. The Lumia 928 has some minor specification differences ...
GraphLab Raises $6.75M For Data Analysis Used In Consumer Recommendation Services
GraphLab, the open-source distributed database, has received $6.75 million from Madrona Venture Group and NEA for its machine learning technology used to analyze data graphs for recommendation engines. Developed five years ago at Carnegie Mellon University five years ago, the open-source data analysis platform takes semi-structured data that describe relationships between people, web traffic, product purchases and other data. It then analyzes that data for services to provide online recommendati...
‘Welcome to Sandition’ webisodes let viewers decide the fate of unfinished Austen novel
Following the successful "Lizzie Bennet Diaries," that webseries' creators are at it again with a new series based on a Jane Austen creation - But this time, viewers will be invited to do what Austen couldn't: Finish the story.