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LG unveils 55-inch ultra-HD TV

LG TV

LAS VEGAS: LG unveiled a  55-inch TV that sports “ultrahigh-definition” resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest super-clear format at the annual International CES ...

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Huawei unveils world’s biggest smartphone

Washington: Chinese phone-maker Huawei Technologies havs unveiled two phones, terming them the world’s “biggest” and the “most powerful” smartphones. The Ascend Mate and the Ascend D2 were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Xinhua reported. The company ...

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Now, flexible ‘paper tablet’ that can be rolled up

PaperTablet

LONDON: Researchers have developed a revolutionary tablet screen as thin as a sheet of paper that can be twisted and dropped without damage – and it could replace your laptop within five years. Developed by Queen’s University in  Canada in ...

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Samsung offers two shows at once on new OLED tv

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Monday unveiled a new television that lets two people watch two different shows at the same time. The F9500 television is the first in the world to offer this feature, dubbed ‘multi-view,’ the company said ...

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Google continues ‘war’ on Microsoft users

Microsoft vs Google

    It looks like Windows phone users did not have a peaceful weekend and the reason for their anguish was an ongoing rivalry between Google and Microsoft. On Friday, many Windows Phone users reported that while trying to access ...

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Google ‘alternative’ for tablet users is here

SAN FRANCISCO: The makers of Blekko believe they’ve built a great alternative to Google, but they’re also realistic. They know their two-year-old internet search engine won’t ever supplant Google as the most popular place to search on laptop and desktop ...

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Facebooking at work is ‘corruption’ in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants and staff of government-linked companies (GLCs) surfing social media or engaging in personal matters during working hours may be categorized as having committed corruption, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said. According to MACC deputy chief commissioner ...

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Facebook launches voice calling for iPhone

LONDON: Social networking giant Facebook is planning to launch a new feature for its Messenger app that allows users to place free voice calls to friends. The feature is so far available only to iPhone users in Canada. The feature ...

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2013, the year of free mobile roaming

NEW DELHI: A new communications era is set to dawn in 2013 – mobile roaming will be made free and number portability, limited to circles, will become borderless. If you are in Chennai and shift to Ahmedabad, you will be ...

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Anti-virus industry’s dirty secret revealed

AntiVirus Softwares

SAN FRANCISCO: The anti-virus industry has a dirty little secret: Its products are often not very good at stopping viruses. Consumers and businesses spend billions of dollars every year on anti-virus software. But these programs rarely, if ever, block freshly ...

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Samsung Galaxy phones get price cut

Samsung Galaxy SIII

NEW DELHI: Here’s some good news for Samsung fans in the country. Samsung Galaxy S III, the current flagship model of the company, has received a price cut and is now available for Rs 30,490 on the internet. The official ...

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Aakash 3 may have SIM slot, will be launched in 2013

New Delhi: The third version of low cost tablet ‘Aakash’ will be a delight for its users as developers are likely to equip it with a SIM slot and more exciting apps, all within the existing price band. About 50 ...

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India will have 165 mn mobile Internet users by 2015: report

New Delhi: India is expected to have close to 165 million mobile internet users by March 2015, up from 87.1 million in December 2012 as more people are accessing the web through mobile devices and dongles, a report by Internet ...

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Apple begins testing iOS 7 with developers: report

As the new year begins, the Apple rumours are back. According to this TheNextWeb report, developers have shared references to the next Apple OS: iOS 7 and it seems the Cupertino-based company is already testing out some apps on the ...

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