During the course of a talk at the Hot Chips engineering conference at Stanford, one of the Google Glass creators - Babak Parviz - told the audience about the reasons behind Google's move to venture into the wearable computers arena, why the Glass device was designed, and what Google plans to bring up in the future.
On Monday, Feedly publicly launched its premium Feedly Pro service; thereby offering a new alternative for the now-discontinued Google Reader. To be available over the Web or via iOS and Android apps, the Feedly Pro service comes at a monthly cost of $5 or a yearly charge of $45.
The much-speculated September 10 launch event of the latest iPhone - the iPhone 5S, as it is being referred to - has triggered a lot of rumors about the forthcoming handset; with the most recent report suggesting that the next-generation iPhone will be much faster than the existing iPhone 5.
Announcing a new initiative to make Internet more affordable by lowering the cost of data per megabyte, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has partnered with some bigwig telecom companies - including Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Mediatek, and Opera software - for the Internet. org project.
According to reports, tech giant Apple has acquired the Matcha. tv social TV startup, which was shuttered down in May this year. The acquisition is an indication of Apple's attempts to beef up its TV efforts, and it underscores the increasing consolidation in the social TV arena.
According to some Internet reports, the public website of the New York Times went offline for two hours on Wednesday. The site became inaccessible at around 11 a. m. Eastern time; with the outage spanning nearly an hour in some parts of US, and a longer duration in some other parts.
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- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki