Low-key style, technical chops helped Sundar Pichai become new Google CEO

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A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, former colleagues said, cementing his successes such as creating the Chrome browser. As part of a major overhaul of its operating structure, Google said on Monday it was creating a […]

Microsoft’s New App Is PowerPoint for People Who Hate…

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When Chris Pratley and his team ask for user feedback on Microsoft Sway, they sometimes have to emphasize that they’re not building PowerPoint all over again.If the idea of formatting a PowerPoint fills you with dread, then you might want to consider downloading Sway, a new presentation app from Microsoft out Wednesday. Rather than overwhelm […]

U.S. Blacklisting of China’s Supercomputers May Backfire!

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When China wanted to upgrade Tianhe-2, currently the world’s fastest supercomputer, it turned to U.S. chipmaker Intel. But the U.S. government has blocked Intel from helping with the tech upgrade and blacklisted several Chinese supercomputing centers over concerns for their involvement in nuclear weapons development. Experts warn that in the long run such a move […]

There’s no ‘happy ending’ to porn ban: BJP has conveniently passed the buck on to ISPs!

A visitor takes pictures of an adult film actress while she performs during the Eros Show in the Bulgarian capital Sofia March 25, 2009. The show, which includes exhibitions of sex products, erotic films and live erotic performances, will run for four days.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov   (BULGARIA ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

When @SuhelSeth said on Twitter “Glad that porn and Maggi have been declared safe on the same day!!!” @timukh quipped “What a day for engineering students!!” But it might be a little premature to break out the champagne (or Old Monk). A closer inspection of the letter that the government sent to ISPs rolling back the […]

Samsung glamour days over-as it fights to save mobile market share

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Seoul, Korea: The success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more sombre for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see […]

Sensex up over 100 points, Nifty reclaims 8,550, VIX up 7%; top 20 trading ideas!

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NEW DELHI: The S&P BSE Sensex surged over 100 points in intraday trade, paying little heed to weakness across major Asian markets. The 50-share Nifty index recouped its early losses and was trading well above its crucial psychological mark of 8,550. Banking stocks witnessed buying spree. CNX Bank Nifty gained over 250 points in intraday […]

Phil Spencer talks the future of: Xbox One and Windows 10

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Given that the fallout from Games For Windows – Live (GFWL) is still being felt eight years after its launch, it takes no little chutzpah to get onstage at the Game Developers Conference and announce a new Windows gaming initiative. But if Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s GDC keynote is to be believed, things are on […]

Is US giving up the keys to the internet?

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The US government recently announced that it would be handing off the reins of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), an organisation tasked with assigning and managing domain names and IP addresses worldwide. While the transfer of power won’t happen until September 2015 and has been planned since the organisation’s creation in […]

The Works’ new study reveals: Australian women are the biggest liars on social media platforms

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While everyone has probably been guilty of exaggeration or telling the odd white lie, a new study has found that Australian women are more deceitful than men when it comes to what they say on social media.The Deceit Algorithm, truth, lies and brand trust in social media research carried out by Sydney advertising agency The […]

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Usher In The ‘Smartphone Election’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently announced he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 6, 2015.(Zach Gibson/The New York Times)

What explains Bernie Sanders’ and Donald Trump’s surge in the polls? Pundits have put forth a wide range of theories, but the answer may be as close as our pockets. It’s a sign of the power of the smartphone. The 2016 presidential election will be the first in which the majority of voters own a […]