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  • Sony Mobile head says division is not being sold

    2 March, 2015 9:07 PM 19

    PARIS (Reuters) - The head of Sony Mobile told French daily newspaper Le Figaro that the division is not being sold, only two weeks after Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said he would not rule out considering an exit strategy."At the beginning of February there was speculation about a sale of Sony Mobile," division head Hiroki Totoki was quoted

  • Connecticut launches probe into Lenovo use of Superfish software

    2 March, 2015 8:21 PM 21

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's office said on Monday it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd's sales of laptops preloaded with Superfish software, which the U.S. government last month warned made users vulnerable to cyberattacks.The office said that Jepsen last week sent letters to Lenovo, the world's biggest

  • Iran's Guards increase monitoring of social media

    2 March, 2015 5:44 PM 30

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran monitored 8 million Facebook accounts with new software and will watch other social media sites for content that contravenes the Islamic Republic's moral codes, state television reported on Monday. The Centre for Investigation of Organised Crime, a branch of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), accused Facebook of spreading

  • Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own

    2 March, 2015 11:38 AM 36

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, known for its U.S. political thriller "House of Cards", also plans to look at exporting

  • Sun has maximum impact on climate when Earth is cooler

    2 March, 2015 10:49 AM 114

    London: The impact of the Sun on Earth's climate has greater significance when our planet is cooler, a new study has found. An international team of researchers shows that, during the last 4,000 years, there appears to have been a close correlation between solar activity and the sea surface temperature in summer in the North Atlantic. Since the end of the Last Ice Age about

  • Bradley Horowitz to run Google's Photo and Streams products

    2 March, 2015 10:47 AM 18

    REUTERS - Google Inc's Bradley Horowitz will run the company's Photo and Streams products, in a move that indicates the company may be reorganizing its Google+ social networking site.Horowitz, vice president of product management since 2008, announced the move in a Google+ post late on Sunday. ("It's important to me that these changes

  • No new Microsoft flagship devices till Windows 10 release: Report

    2 March, 2015 9:57 AM 49

    New Delhi: Following the launch of its two new budget smartphones, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, at the Barcelona event, Microsoft has announced that it will not be rolling out new flagship devices till its latest Windows 10 is officially unveiled later this year. A report in The Verge quoted Microsoft's director of phone marketing, Neil Broadley, saying

  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: How the new flagships measure against each other

    2 March, 2015 9:41 AM 196

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours around its next flagship phones, both Samsung and HTC on Sunday launched their new high-end smartphones in the Galaxy S and One series, respectively. While the South Korean giant introduced two variants of the latest Galaxy S6 phone - one with a flat display and the other with a dual-curved screen (Galaxy

  • With Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Samsung ditches signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass

    2 March, 2015 5:39 AM 138

    New York: Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that information

  • HTC launches HTC Re Grip fitness tracking band for the serious athletes at $199

    2 March, 2015 2:31 AM 31

    New Delhi: Along with its latest HTC One M9 dual-tone smartphone, the company also rolled out its HTC Re Grip fitness band in collaboration with the Under Armour Record app for iOS and Android at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The digital fitness tracking band for the serious athletes has multi-sport tracking feature and social media