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Google's Android N is now 'Android Nougat' Google's Android N is now 'Android Nougat'

Technology giant Google on Thursday announced on Snapchat that the latest version of Android operating system Android N will now go by "Android Nougat".

 Apple may disable iPhone from clicking photos, videos at concerts Apple may disable iPhone from clicking photos, videos at concerts

Now soon you may not be able to click photos or shoot videos at live concerts using your iPhone. Apple is planning a technology tthat may block the phone from doing the same.

Microsoft CEO Nadella's debut book to come out in 2017 Microsoft CEO Nadella's debut book to come out in 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's debut book will hit stores next year with the writer saying it is neither a 'how-to-succeed' book nor a memoir but about change.

Facebook to give more prominence to family and friends, not media Facebook to give more prominence to family and friends, not media

In a move that could be a major setback for the media which rely on social network to draw readers, Facebook on Wednesday said would give more prominence to family and friends on user feeds.

Is Facebook stalking you to suggest new friends? Is Facebook stalking you to suggest new friends?

The accuracy that this feature shows has surprised as well as disturbed Facebook users for some time now.

LED bulbs can connect Internet of Things

Consumer-grade light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs can, with some modifications, be used for connecting devices such as appliances, wearable devices, sensors, toys and utilities that could comprise the Internet of Things (IoT).

Uber and Pandora partner to offer music to drivers Uber and Pandora partner to offer music to drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber is integrating online radio station Pandora into its app for drivers for easy listening on trips, the companies announced on Monday.

Google may launch its own handset to take on Apple Google may launch its own handset to take on Apple

 In an apparent move to take on Apple`s dominance in the lucrative high-end smartphone market, search engine giant Google may release its own brand of handset by the end of this year, according to a media report.

India's spectrum proceeds seen way below target at $10-$12 bn: HSBC India's spectrum proceeds seen way below target at $10-$12 bn: HSBC

Proceeds from spectrum auction are likely to top no more than $12 billion, falling way short of the government`s target, as few companies have the money to justify the costs involved with varying demand for bands on offer, says a HSBC Global Research report.

From Modi to Obama, know which smartphones are used by top world leaders From Modi to Obama, know which smartphones are used by top world leaders

Let's have a look at the smartphones that are are used by top world leaders.

Sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone segment in India to grow 44% in 2016: CMR Sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone segment in India to grow 44% in 2016: CMR

The under Rs 10,000-smartphone segment is expected to grow 44 per cent this year, constituting 70 percent of the market, a CMR report said.

Reliance Communications to use Jio's network from next week Reliance Communications to use Jio's network from next week

Customers of Reliance Communications` high-speed data services will be able to use Reliance Jio Infocomm`s 4G network from next week, sources said.

Now ''like'' 360-degree videos in VR on Facebook Now ''like'' 360-degree videos in VR on Facebook

With social networking giant Facebook-owned Oculus launching 360-degree video reactions for the Gear VR headset, it is now possible for users to "like" a video while watching it.

Twitter selling its NFL ad spots for over $50 million Twitter selling its NFL ad spots for over $50 million

Micro-blogging website Twitter is planning to sell the ad packages linked to US National Football League (NFL) games streaming -- which it purchased for $10 million back in April -- for nearly $50 million, a media report said on Thursday.

Cabinet approves Rs 5.66 lakh crore mega spectrum auction plan Cabinet approves Rs 5.66 lakh crore mega spectrum auction plan

Gearing up for the biggest auction of mobile phone radiowaves in the country, government Wednesday cleared sale of spectrum in seven frequencies estimated to be worth about Rs 5.6 lakh crore.

Idea to provide one month free internet access under new initiative Idea to provide one month free internet access under new initiative

Through the initiative, Idea plans to empower all the Idea prepaid consumers and retailers by giving them one month of free Internet access to Internet non-users.

Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down

On Wednesday, millions across the globe woke up to find that Google's insanely popular video site, YouTube was down.

Cabinet approves mega spectrum auction plan Cabinet approves mega spectrum auction plan

 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the mega-spectrum auction plan in which airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore will be put for sale.

Samsung takes fight to Apple with mobile wallet strategy

Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics has for years been a spectator as Apple built a services "ecosystem" supporting its products. But now, as the two develop the market for mobile payments, the Korean tech giant is taking the fight to its U.S. archrival.

Facebook signs deals with media firms, celebrities for Live:

Facebook Inc has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Now charge your phone via KFC’s new 5-in-1 meal box –Watch video Now charge your phone via KFC’s new 5-in-1 meal box –Watch video

So next time your phone's battery runs out of charge, don't worry, just order  KFC’s new 5-in-1 meal box.

Meet Nanu, the app that offers free calls on landline numbers Meet Nanu, the app that offers free calls on landline numbers

Nanu, a new mobile app offers free calling services both on mobile numbers as well as landline numbers or connections.

Google launches 'Gboard' for iPhone users in India Google launches 'Gboard' for iPhone users in India

Online search engine giant Google on Tuesday launched a new keyboard app 'Gboard' for Apple iOS users in India that lets users search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more -- right from their keyboard.

Facebook decides to give Mark Zuckerberg full control Facebook decides to give Mark Zuckerberg full control

Facebook has approved the creation of 5.7 billion new shares of Class C stock that will keep its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in control as long as he is associated with the social networking giant.

Dell software deal flexes Elliott's newly developed buyout muscle

Elliott Management Corp`s deal to acquire Dell Inc`s software assets shows how the U.S. hedge fund and prominent activist investor is stepping up its private equity practice, and positioning itself for more takeovers in the tech sector.

Facebook investors OK new share class to keep Zuckerberg at helm

Facebook Inc shareholders approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting shares, a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media company he founded.

India opens the door for Apple retail with new FDI rules India opens the door for Apple retail with new FDI rules

Apple Inc could open its first stores in India and might eventually start manufacturing in the country under new foreign investment rules for retailers outlined on Monday.