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Microsoft to end MSN Messenger in China by October

London, Aug 30 : Microsoft will be switching off its Windows Live Messenger service in China from October.

Computer games enhance English vocabulary!

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has revealed that people who are good at computer games have a larger English vocabulary.

Google to no longer support authorship markup in search results

Washington, Aug 29 : Google announced Thursday that it will not display names of authors associated with articles anymore.

New software focuses more on context than quantity of event-based tweets

Washington, Aug 28 : Researchers have developed a new software that analyzes event-based tweets and measures the context of tweets rather than just the quantity.

HTC unveils world's first 64-bit Android phone 'Desire 510'

Washington, Aug 28 : HTC has announced Desire 510, the first Android phone to run a 64-bit processor.

Now, see your tweet traffic in real time

New York, Aug 28 : Now, you can see how your tweet traffic is doing in real time as the microblogging site Twitter has opened up its analytics dashboard for all users.

Spotify finally supports free music streaming on Windows

Washington, Aug 27 : Music streaming app, Spotify has rolled out an update for Windows phones, which includes free ad-supported streaming and it will allows users to stream playlists and music in shuffle mode.

Ravi Shankar Prasad unveils dot Bharat domain name

New Delhi, Aug 27 : Telecommunications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday unveiled the dot Bharat domain name, an official statement said here.

Amazon buys video-game streaming site Twitch for 970 million dollars

London, Aug 26 : American international company Amazon has bought a video-game streaming service Twitch for 970 million dollars.

Facebook to scale down click-bait stories from users' newsfeed

Washington, Aug 26 : Facebook has reportedly decided to scale down the number of so-called click-bait stories that appear high on people's news feeds.

Mozilla's low-cost Firefox OS smartphone debuts in India at Rs. 1999

Washington, Aug 26 : Mozilla's new smartphone that features Firefox operating system has reportedly gone on sale on the website Snadpdeal.com, India's largest e-shopping website, the company said.

Facebook the leader but Google apps hot favourites

New York, Aug 25 : Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores.

Breakup updates on Facebook ruining relationships

New York, Aug 24 : Has your ex-partner conveyed all personal details of your breakup to common friends on Facebook, leaving you embarrassed? Well, you are not alone.

App to add 3D backgrounds to your photos

New York, Aug 24 : It is time to jazz up your photo albums with 3D sunsets or other scenic backgrounds on photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr or Tumblr.

Twitter best firm on culture and values: Report

New York, Aug 24 : Micro-blogging site Twitter has received the highest rating from its workers in terms of corporate culture and values, according to a new report.

Why most people are not downloading apps

New York, Aug 23 : Most apps are free and even when these come with a price tag, the amount is nominal. Even then, people are not downloading them. Why?

Now, upload video from any source on Vine

Washington, Aug 22 : Twitter owned six second video app Vine has announced that users can now import video from any source, as long as the file can get to their iOS camera roll.

Soon, Google may provide 'one stop shop' for 'entire' human knowledge

Washington, Aug 22 : Google is planning to build a vast knowledge bank, which promises to include complete human knowledge, it has been reported.

Researchers successfully hack Gmail app 9 out of 10 times: Report

Washington, Aug 22 : A team of researchers have identified a flaw in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems which allowed them to hack several apps including Gmail with a success rate of 82 to 92 percent.

Google's Voice Search app now understands more languages simultaneously

Washington, Aug 22 : Google has recently updates its Voice Search app, which will now support more than one language at a time.

Google testing 'self driven car' in 'Matrix-style' virtual world

Washington, Aug 22 : Google is testing its self-driving car in a 'matrix-style' designed digital simulation of the entire Californian road system, and seeking state's regulators for certification based on this virtual driving rather than real driving.

Microsoft set to roll out Windows 9 on September 30

Washington, Aug 22 : Tech giant Microsoft is planning to release its latest addition to the Windows series, Windows 9, next month.

Researchers hack into Gmail with 92 percent accuracy

Washington, Aug 22 : A team of US engineers has developed a method that allows them to successfully hack into apps including Gmail up to 92 percent of the time.

Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 mn times: Report

New York, Aug 20 : Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store.

Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?

New York, Aug 20 : There are reports that Google may be working to legally allow children under 13 to use its services.

Twitter experiment shows lesser tweets, leaves users disappointed

Washington, Aug 18 : The social micro-blog website Twitter has been carrying out experiments changing the way 'favorite' feature works, leaving users disappointed.

Facebook adds 'Satire' tag to fun articles

New Delhi, Aug 17 : For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed.

Microsoft to showcase Windows 9 preview next month

Washington, Aug 16 : American multinational corporation Microsoft is expected to showcase an early preview version of Windows 9 in September, say reports.

Facebook mobile app users complain about new changes in online reviews

Washington, Aug 16 : Facebook users have started complaining in online reviews about the social networking site's shift from the main mobile application to the new messenger app, say reports.

Twitter to improve harassment policies following Zelda Williams online abuse controversy

Washington, Aug 15 : In the wake of online abuse of Zelda Williams after her father's death, social network Twitter has vowed to improve its harassment policies.

Do you fake to look authentic on Facebook?

London, Aug 15 : Do you photoshop your image to impress your Facebook friends? Join the fake social media club.

Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app

New York, Aug 15 : The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

e-Greetings portal launched

New Delhi, Aug 14 : An "e-Greetings Portal" was launched Thursday as part of the government's "Digital India" initiative, an official here said.

Yahoo acquires local search startup 'Zofari'

Washington, Aug 13 : Yahoo on Friday has acquired a local search startup 'Zofari' to strengthen its offerings around search.

Web browsing improves memory

London, Aug 13 : Before you cite age as an excuse not to learn how to send an e-mail or search a recipe, take note that learning to browse the web may help you arrest memory decline.

Microsoft launches low budget 'Nokia 130' for just NZD 30

Washington, Aug 12 : Microsoft has launched a low budget phone 'Nokia 130', which can play music and videos but no internet capabilities, available for just 30NZ dollars.

Cortana digital assistant to accompany Windows 9

Washington, August 12 : Microsoft is set to include Cortana digital assistant in the next major version of Windows, which is expected to be named Windows 9.

Microsoft faces 400m dollars loss on Xbox One

Washington, Aug 12 : Tech giant Microsoft has recently reported a 400 million dollars loss on its gaming console Xbox One, since the time it was launched.

'Indian Internet users to surpass US in 2014'

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Indian Internet users will surpass the number in the US by the end of this year and around 500 million people will be online by 2018, Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India said here Tuesday.

Yahoo News' Twitter account hacked, sends panicking Ebola threat

Washington, Aug 11 : The Twitter account of Yahoo news was reportedly hacked on Sunday, and the hackers sent out a tweet announcing Ebola breakout in Atlanta.

Secure websites to get priority in Google search

New York, Aug 11 : Secure website connections will now get a priority in Google search results.

Google Doodle celebrates spectacular meteor shower

New York, Aug 11 : The search engine Google has created an interactive doodle to celebrate the Perseid meteor shower that occurs every August.

Android Wear users will now respond to Facebook messages on their wrist

Washington, Aug 08 : You may soon be able to respond to Facebook messages on your Android Wear with Facebook adding support for the app to its Messenger.

New human brain-like computer chip to power drones

Washington, August 8 : Pentagon researchers have created a computer chip inspired by the human brain to power unmanned aircraft or robotic ground systems.

After Google, Yahoo set to bring end-to-end encrypted emails by 2015

Washington, Aug 8 : Yahoo Chief Information security officer Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that users will soon have the option to send end-to-end encrypted emails next year, enabled via a browser plugin.

9 out of 10 websites found vulnerable to hackers

Washington, Aug 8 : A new research shows that more than 90 percent of the websites are vulnerable to hackers, including some of the biggest brands.

Beware of Facebook's colour changing app scam

London, Aug 8 : A Facebook app that promises to offer the ability to change colour scheme of one's profile page and header is actually a scam that hacks into one's computer and download malicious software.

Microsoft plans to finally kill support for IE in Jan 2016

Washington, Aug 8 : Microsoft is planning to cut support for Internet Explorer 8 and 10, which means users would be forced to use the latest version of IE, after January 12, 2016.

Leaked images show Nokia's 'selfie' Windows phone

Washington, Aug 8 : Windows Phone Central has published images of the speculated Nokia's 'selfie' Windows phone.

Twitter offers new advertising options

New York, Aug 8 : Twitter has made it easier for advertisers to get and pay for exactly what they want.

Facebook messages to move to messenger app

New York, Aug 8 : Smartphone users will soon see their messages disappear from the main Facebook app to the new Facebook messenger.

Facebook 'colour change' virus is back

New York, Aug 8 : Have you tried to change the colour scheme of your Facebook profile lately? Beware of virus attack as a "colour change" malware is back and has already affected over 10,000 people around the world.

25,000 users to sue Facebook over breach of privacy

London, Aug 7 : A data privacy campaigner Max Schrems accused Facebook of violating European Union laws in a class action over online privacy gathering support of 25,0000 users.

Too much twitter may drive you crazy

London, Aug 7 : If you have a tendency to read and post tweets for several hours a day, watch out for psychiatric disorders.

Facebook advertisements now cost more

Washington, Aug 7 : Facebook advertising has become costlier but the social networking site has cut down on the number of advertisements, media reports said.

Monkey owns copyright for selfie, Wikipedia tells photographer

New York, Aug 7 : A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.

Buy Microsoft's Xbox video games on Amazon

Bangalore, Aug 6 : Global software major Microsoft Wednesday announced that its range of Xbox video game consoles would be available for sale from Sep 1 on the world's largest etail platform Amazon.in.

Microsoft rolls out first update to Windows 8.1

Washington, Aug 5 : Tech giant Microsoft has released the first update to Windows 8.1, for developers.

Now, use Internet with 'no power' Wi-Fi

Washington, Aug 5 : A new communication system called Wi-Fi backscatter uses the signals of radio frequency as a power source and reuses the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet connectivity to battery-free devices.

Do not obstruct anti-trust probe, China warns Microsoft

Washington, Aug 05 : China has reportedly warned Microsoft that any attempts to obstruct its anti-trust investigation would be a bad move.

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