Sci-Tech

Entering the Realm of Blogging

By Nikki Veron Cruz AT this point, we are very much familiar with the terms “blogging”, “blogger”, and “blogs”. I would usually approach the concept of blogging with vague indifference simply because I feel that everyone now has the opportunity to claim that he is an online writer. Lately I have realized the infinite hub of useful, useless, insightful information that blogging sites cater on. Which led me to the elementary conclusion that yes, the […]

Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

SEATTLE Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:11pm EST (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Thursday, is the first that Microsoft has made public for more […]

LG Electronics unveils larger-screen phone to take on Samsung, Apple

SEOUL Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:47pm EST (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Electronics unveiled a revamped version of its large-screen smartphone G Pro on Thursday, seeking to woo customers ahead of a rival offering from market leader Samsung Electronics later this month. Apple Inc is also widely expected to launch its new iPhone with a bigger screen this year. The G Pro 2 boasts a 5.9-inch screen, bigger than the 5.5 inch screen of the […]

Rumor: iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design

Speculation about iPhone6 with a bezel-free design Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design that puts more features behind the glass. Korea Herald latest speculation said that Apple may bring out an iPhone 6 with a free bezel design. that supports fingerprint scanning and Sony FaceTime camera feature. Apple is said to be testing prototypes of the so-called “iPhone 6” that lack bezels surrounding the devices’ displays, according to the Korea Herald. Rumors of an iPhone […]

Apple, Time-Warner in talks over new Apple TV device: report

SAN FRANCISCO Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:08pm EST (Reuters) – Apple Inc is in talks with Time Warner Cable and other content partners for a faster TV set-top box with a new user-interface that could be revealed as soon as April, Bloomberg cited sources familiar with the matter as saying. The iPhone maker, whose $99 Apple TV box competes with similar streaming devices from Roku and Google Inc, intends to have its new device in […]

Best Tracking Fitness Apps

If part of your New Year’s resolution is to stay physically fit, then you must start tracking your fitness activity and exercise to stay healthy and do more. To keep track of your fitness activities, it is important nowadays to have an instant data to see how much you’re moving. It comes with applications available in iPhone market and Google Play Services. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android chick we’ve got something for you to […]

Number of young U.S. technology companies falls: report

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:11am EST (Reuters) – Sluggish growth among young technology firms could bode trouble for the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Kauffman Foundation. The number of technology firms aged five years or younger – key drivers of job creation – has fallen to below 80,000, down from a high of 113,000 in 2001, according to the report. Today’s levels are roughly on par […]

Sony in talks to supply more camera sensors to Apple: Nikkei

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:22pm EST (Reuters) – Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported. Sony supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone 5S’s rear-mounted main cameras. Apple could be looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the front, which […]

Alibaba to launch U.S. e-commerce website

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to launch a U.S. e-commerce website through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, which are in turn part of the Alibaba.com business group, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The 11 Main (11main.com) site is an online shopping businessthat offers “interesting, quality products” from “hand-picked shop owners” such as fashion, tech and jewelry goods. Alibaba has been ramping up its international expansion with various acquisitions, including leading a roughly $200 million investment […]

Truck Made Of Ice “Ice Truck”

If you are looking for a unique vehicle, a truck made from 11 thousand blocks of ice can be found in Canada. The ‘ice truck’, which is a replica of the 2005 Chevy Silverado, is fully functional. According to various reports, the truck was built by Hensall, Ontario-based Icedculture, using a real truck chasis and running gear. Its battery can reportedly resist temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees celsius. Last year, the truck set a […]

Types of Facebookers

In honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary, let us define the different kinds of Facebook commenters we usually encounter. Sometimes, we tend to notice someone’s personality by reading its comments to any of our posts, and we usually scan comments by others when our favorite artists posted something in their fan pages. Here are 4 types of Facebookers we usually encounter on Facebook. Please no hard feelings and don’t be offended. 1. The Liker They are […]

Google buys Lenovo shares worth $750 million

(Reuters) – Internet search company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China’s Lenovo Group Ltd last month for $750 million, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Google acquired 618.3 million Lenovo shares at $1.213 per share on January 30, the stock exchange said late on Thursday. Lenovo agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division last week for $2.91 billion in a cash and stock deal.