5 stunning stats about Google Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile — but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) will start selling cell phone service along with its Android phones, according to multiple news reports. This has been a
Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You’re probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you. A new study conducted by online advertising network Chitika found that states with more college graduates tend to also have higher iPhone sales. Alaska (66%), Montana and Vermont have the largest percentage of iPhone users.
Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates has said. The Microsoft founder said he didn’t understand people who were not troubled by the possibility that AI could grow too strong for people to control. Mr Gates contradicted one of Microsoft Research’s chiefs, Eric Horvitz, who has said he
Microsoft Sparta web browser features leaked Microsoft’s plan to replace its Internet Explorer browser was leaked late last month but there has been no word on it apart from a single blurry screenshot that does not reveal any features of the browser. Until now that is. Images
Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire Social network operator Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook and QuickFire did not disclose the terms of the deal. Facebook’s acquisition of
NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters When we imagine the robots of the future, they often look and move like humans, standing up on two legs and using a pair of arms to grab and move objects. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a different kind of robot for disaster response
Gmail activity has flat-lined in China, raising suspicions about further government censorship of the Internet. Gmail traffic in China tumbled to near zero on Dec. 26 and hasn’t budged since, according to Google’s transparency report. Dyn Research, a group of scientists that reports on Internet issues, tweeted that the Chinese government had
Google Unveils ‘Complete’ Driverless Car Google has built its first fully functioning self-driving vehicle and it will be driving the streets of California in the New Year. The search engine giant posted a picture of the bubble-shaped car on its website with the message: “The vehicle we unveiled in May was an early mockup –
Google is starting to show the full text of song lyrics in search results. It’s a clean and quick solution to the current messy method of looking up lyrics. Song lyric sites are notoriously slow, and they inundate you with pop-up ads. The feature, which rolled out last week, seems to be in testing mode.
Mark Zuckerberg Says They Are Thinking About A Dislike Function Facebook is thinking about adding a way to “dislike” posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. Speaking at a Q&A session in California, he said it was one of the most requested features the social network receives from its users.
‘Inception’ Virus Hits European Governments Experts have said the spying bug was made by people with a “great deal to lose if their identities were made public”. An “extremely sophisticated” piece of malicious software has targeted embassies, financial institutions, oil companies and military bases across the globe. Security Company Blue Coat says the
YouTube’s most popular video of 2014 was Mutant Giant Spider Dog S.A. Wardega, a Polish actor, director and Web prankster, scored the top spot with “Mutant Giant Spider Dog,” which had scared up more than 113 million views since he posted it in September. In it, Wardega films people in everyday situations into which
New, kid-friendly versions of Google search and YouTube could be in the works for the tech giant. A Google search for “train” brings up a link to the closest Amtrak station, but chances are that’s not what an eight-year-old is searching for. Kids are probably more interested in Thomas the Tank Engine than the
5 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster Tired of slow Wi-Fi? Fear not: Faster Wi-Fi speeds are possible Wi-Fi is a temperamental technology, and a simple oversight can negatively impact browsing speeds. Unfortunately, changing your router’s settings is rarely fun. But many routers come with apps that take much of the head-scratching out of
Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. He said:”The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” His warning came in response to a
FBI warns of hacking threat after Sony attack The five-page confidential warning was issued to US businesses on Monday, according to Reuters news agency. The warning follows a confirmation from the FBI that it is investigating last week’s hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network. The FBI report did not name any victims in its
Someone Made a Keyboard That Is Nothing but a #Hashtag No matter how insulting the hashtag is to the world’s language purists and social media skeptics, the little symbol is here to stay. And now it’s moving on up in the world, with its own Kickstarter project for a dedicated keyboard. The London-based project
Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant’s exam when he was just five years old. Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network
Caption Editing on Instagram Instagram has introduced a new tool for its iOS and Android users, allowing them to edit the caption of their pictures after posting them. The company said caption editing has been its most requested feature till now. Users can now edit the picture captions by clicking the “…” at the