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CES 2015 Preview: Nvidia, HP to Make Smart Launches

A CES 2015 preview suggests a slate of new launches and announcements as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to commence. Most of them seem like exciting introductions to the technology industry. Let’s take a look at the preliminary displays done at CES 2015, which very well implicate the flavor of the events that we can expect to unfold: HP’s 4K, 5K curved TVs: Yes, HP is making new inroads in the entertainment sector with the introduction of its first 5K television. Along with that, two new models of the 4K television have also been launched. All of these are priced under $1000. Nvidia’s Tegra X1 superchip for the mobile: We can expect to see high quality gaming on mobile phones very soon if the Tegra X1 graphics card launched at CES proves to be as powerful as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang suggests. Don’t expect Samsung to launch any [+more]

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Google Wants HTTP Sites To Declare Themselves Safe

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HTTP (Hypertext transfer protocol) is generally considered useful while navigating the web and the assumption is true to a certain extent. But it’s equally true that this is an insecure system prone to intrusion by hackers and other notorious elements. To tackle this problem, Google has decided to come up with a radical solution. It is asking all HTTP websites to declare themselves unsafe so that developers use the secure and encrypted HTTPS. By promoting this endeavor, Google wishes to showcase to web users in general that HTTP is not a safe way to browse the internet. Google’s proposal, if implemented, will bring a radical change in the way the internet is used. Three site classifications: a) Secure or fully functional HTTPS systems; b) Dubious or functional HTTPS with authentication errors; and c) Non-secure or standard HTTP and HTTPS with outdated protocols will be the order of the day. However, [+more]

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Facebook Not to Use Bing Web Search Results

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Facebook will not be using results from search engine Bing on its social networking platform. Instead, Facebook has reworked on its search offering and has come up with a tool that will allow the users to find past comments and other information they seek. Microsoft has, however, not reacted to this upcoming development. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had hinted that search was his company’s key growth initiative and over 1 billion search queries originated on the social media network each day. However, Facebook is taking every precaution in dealing with this sensitive issue. A spokesperson for Facebook has pointed that despite the company shrugging off Microsoft, relations between both companies are strong as they have partnerships in many other areas. It is noteworthy that Bing is the second largest web search provider in United States and occupies up to 20 percent of the market share. Microsoft and Facebook have been [+more]

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WhatsApp Web Version Could Be Coming Soon

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Good news is in store for WhatsApp lovers. The messaging service is likely to be available as a WhatsApp web version soon. These rumors gained ground after Pavel Durov, the co-founder of Telegram, another app-based service told TechCrunch that he thought that WhatsApp was working on a web version. He said Whatsapp! had tried to hire web development from Telegram. Though WhatsApp has still to make any official announcement to this effect, a team from AndroidWorld.nl also confirmed Durov’s thoughts. They found that a recent code of WhatsApp update has a mention of “WhatsApp Web”.   10 Reasons Why BBM for Android Fails in Front of WhatsApp – See more at: http://www.techthirsty.com/latest-technology-news/top-news/10-reasons-why-bbm-for-android-fails-in-front-of-whatsapp/#sthash.rH79wW3m.dpuf Besides the mention of WhatsApp Web, the code also has references of logging into a web service and has references that help in tracking of its status online. Though all these facts cannot be taken as a certain [+more]

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Retina Macbook Air and Apple Watch to debut in April 2015

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The long awaited Retina Macbook Air from Apple might be out soon. According to media sources, the Macbook Air along with Apple Watch is likely to be ready for mass production by the spring of 2015. Digitimes has reported that the 12 inch Retina Macbook Air which features Intel’s new Broadwell processor is on its way and could be launched soon. Noticeably, the Macbook Air was being rumored to be in existence since 2012 but was pushed back due to slow supply of components from the supply chain players. A Cupertino based company was assigned with the task of supplying components to Apple for the production of Retina Macbook Air but was not able to meet the supply demands put in by Apple, hence the delay. The new Retina Macbook Air will be ultra thin and lighter than the previous models of Macbook Air. Apple is reportedly planning to launch [+more]

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Infosys To Evaluate Employees To Stay Valued Employer

After Google and Facebook, it’s time for Infosys employees to be evaluated

Staff appraisal practice is soon to begin in Infosys. The company is likely to follow the trend set by Google and Facebook and will start evaluating its employees by October next, in order to select the best of the lot. Infosys, if able to do the process correctly will be able to retain the tag of preferred employer in India. In order to evaluate its 160,000 strong workforce, Infosys is likely to take assistance from its 900 clients in form of their feedback. Individual performance will also be judged on basis of ratings given by team members and other subordinates in the team. Google and Facebook have been using this tactic of employee evaluation since long and though details are always kept secret, yet some information does come in the public preview. The urge to control the attrition rate might be one of the reasons that Infosys is resorting to [+more]

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Flipkart Raises $700 Million, Valued At $11 Billion Now

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India’s largest e-retailer, Flipkart has received an initial investment of $180 million from Hong Kong based investment firm Steadview Capital. This deal when matured completely will lead to bringing in of funding worth $700 million. This will raise the value of Flipkart to $11 billion, bringing it in the league of some of the biggest consumer companies in India. The rise of Flipkart can be understood from the fact that the company is now worth nearly half of India’s fourth largest IT firm, Wipro. Flipkart has been receiving generous investments in the recent past. In May, the company received $120 million from Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s DST Global and $1 billion from South African media group Naspers. All the existing investors including DST Global, Naspers and Tiger Global Management have expressed their interest in investing in Flipkart further once the current round of investments is over. An intense completion seems [+more]

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Instagram Overtakes Twitter In Terms Of User Base And Popularity Too!

Instagram overtakes Twitter in terms of user base and popularity too!

Instagram has overtaken Twitter in terms of user base and perhaps popularity too. Instagram has announced that it has 300 million active users. This has placed it ahead of Twitter. By the end of March, Instagram had 200 million active users. The user base has grown by almost 50 percent in 2014 and over 100 million users have accessed Instagram during the last nine months. Kevin Systrom, the co founder of Instagram has said that a partnership between two friends that began four years ago has now transformed into a strong global community that shares over 70 million photos and videos each day. In the latest innovations announced by Instagram, the users will now be able to see verified badges for brands, athletes and celebrities. They can then connect with authentic accounts just as they do in Facebook and Twitter. These verified badges will be launched in the coming next [+more]

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Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

Several flagship smartphones are available in the market at present that claim to be the best in one department or the other. Some claim to provide the latest specifications, while others claim to offer value for money. However, based on all the parameters, Samsung Galaxy S5 is the best and the most trusted smartphone presently available in the market. Whether you are a high-tech gadget freak or as tech unsavvy as my mom, there are plenty of reasons why the Galaxy S5 is your best choice. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 5.1-inch super AMOLED full HD display having a pixel resolution of 1920x1080p and a pixel density of 440 ppi. The smartphone is powered by Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system, Exynos Octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+ 1.3GHz quad-core), 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128GB. The smartphone also comes with lots of other [+more]

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Latest iPhone In 2015 Could Sport 4-inch Screen

4 inch iPhone to be launched by Apple next year

Though Apple has launched its range of a big screen for its latest iPhones, it seems that the technology giant has not given up on its idea of launching a smaller version of its smartphone. The company is reportedly planning to launch its 4-inch iPhone by the middle of 2015. The news has been confirmed by Electronic times of Taiwan and Apple is planning the move after feedback from its customers who were looking for a smaller variant of the smartphone. The target customers for this smartphone would be women who face problems in carrying a big screen iPhone. Apple has been in news this year as it launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which featured in 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes respectively. Apple has to learn from its history too when it comes to launching new variants of iPhone. Back in 2010, Steve Jobs had launched iPhone 4 [+more]

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