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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama Administration joins the push for diversity in Silicon Valley

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The Obama administration Tuesday joined a push to increase diversity in the tech sector, announcing commitments by an array of venture capital investors and Silicon Valley firms to hire and promote more women and minorities. In the announcement, to be made during the White House’s first Demo Day for startups, 40 venture capital firms including […]

Government May Revoke Ban on Porn, May Block Sites Only On ‘Child Porn’

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The government is planning to set up an ombudsman to keep a check on pornography and other objectionable content on the internet — a move that would be a non-starter right from the start, according to independent experts. This comes within a day of the Centre ordering the disabling of 857 websites.     NEW […]

Public Wi-Fi Users Neglect Basic Security Precautions Against Hackers

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You’ve come to expect it — free public Wi-Fi everywhere you go. But if that Wi-Fi hotspot you use is provided by a con artist, you could wind up paying a steep price for the Internet connection. A quarter of the adults who use the Internet, access it via public Wi-Fi once a week or […]

The $7 Billion Warship To Rule The Waves: US Navy’s Largest Destroyer Ever Built Gets Ready To Set Sail!

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With its fearsome array of weapons, radar evading silhouette and $7billion price tag, this is one of America’s most deadly – and expensive – warships ever. USS Zumwalt – the largest destroyer ever made – is just days away from leaving the specially constructed dry docks and entering the water. Equipped with guns capable of […]

AT&T, as New Owner of DirecTV, Offers TV-Wireless Package

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AT&T is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago. The change isn’t huge, given that AT&T and DirecTV already had cross-marketing deals as separate companies. But Monday’s announcement is “the […]

NYC: Stunning Photos Of Animals Light Up Empire State Building

An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1MPAL

Images of Cecil the lion and a number of the world’s most endangered animals were projected on to the side of the Empire State Building in what has been billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection An image of Cecil the lion is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species […]

HCL Tech shares tumbles 6% post earnings!

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The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,834 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a statement. However, its consolidated revenues rose 16.1% to Rs 9,777 crore in April-June as against Rs 8,424 crore in the same period last year as per US GAAP accounting. Shares of HCL Technologiestoday plunged 6% after the […]