Sci-Tech

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.

Disappearance of wildflowers may have doomed Ice Age giants

(Reuters) – Flower power may have meant the difference between life and death for some of the extinct giants of the Ice Age, including the mighty woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. Scientists who studied DNA preserved in Arctic permafrost sediments and in the remains of such ancient animals have concluded that these Ice Age beasts relied heavily on the protein-rich wildflowers that once blanketed the region. But dramatic Ice Age climate change caused a huge […]

Facebook grants father’s wish to see dead son’s video

(Reuters) – Facebook has granted a Missouri father’s tearful request to unlock his dead son’s social media page and give him access to a video compilation of photos and posts he had been unable to view. This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated “Look Back” videos of users’ social media pages, showing highlights of their time on the site. Users must sign on to their Facebook page to instruct the social […]

Pinoy Developers Win Google Cloud Developer Challenge

Two senior students from University of St. La Salle – Bacolod City have won the Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013 for Southeast Asia. Franz Sarmiento and Katrina Tan Kit, both taking up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science succeeded in the “Social /Personal Productivity/Games/Fun” Category. Last September, Google launched the Cloud Developer Challenge by developing new applications built using the company’s cloud platform. Developers submitted their apps to one of two specially-designated competition categories and only to a […]

Music Apps For All Genres

BY NIKKI VERON CRUZ Are you getting bored of your old playlists? Need some new musical influences? Would you like to refresh your tunes and learn more about different genres, pioneering and upcoming bands as well? Well, now that music from all sort of genres and cultures, is available to all in all mediums, here are a few apps that could get you started on your new musical venture. Here are a few of our […]