• Internet
    ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Members Face Hacking Charges

    US authorities Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three members of the so-called “Syrian Electronic Army,” which gained notoriety for hacking into news media outlets and making bogus social media posts. The Justice Departments said criminal indictments named Ahmad Umar Agha, 22; Firas Dardar, 27; and Peter Romar, 36, all Syrian nationals. Arrest warrants were issued […]

  • Software
    Google Working on a Keyboard App for iOS

    Google is said to be working on a keyboard app for iOS devices. The Mountain View giant is being said to do so in order to put its search engine “in a highly used” part of the interface and also increase the number of Google searches on the platform. The Verge, citing people familiar with […]

  • Software
    Google Confirms Chrome App Launcher to Retire in July

    Google on Tuesday announced that it will soon kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Confirming the news, Marc Pawliger, Engineering Director, in a blog post explained that while the app launcher helped easily open Chrome apps outside the browser, Google found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux preferred to launch […]

  • Computing
    Intel Says ‘Tick-Tock’ Strategy Isn’t Working Anymore

    Intel will stop following its two-year “tick-tock” development model, according to details contained within a routine report published by the company. The chipmaker’s most recent form 10-K, a financial document filed annually with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, outlines all of its business operations and any details potentially relevant to investors and regulators. […]

  • Software
    Google Offers Free Calls Via Hangouts to Belgium and Turkey

    Google on Wednesday announced that it will offer free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, or Google Voice to Belgium and Turkey. The announcement came in the wake of Brussels attacks that took place early on Tuesday. People who want to connect with their family and friends in Belgium and Turkey can make free calls using […]

  • Ola Acquires Chennai-Based Qarth Tech for Payment Solutions

    Taxi-aggregator Ola today announced acquisition of Chennai-based Qarth Technologies, an IIT Madras incubated startup that offers multi-bank mobile payment solutions. Teams of Qarth and Ola money will join to further build cutting edge solutions to provide a seamless payment experience for users, Ola said in a statement. Ola is already investing on building digital payment […]

  • Gadgets
    Spotify Plans to Launch Music Streaming Service in India, Japan

    Spotify may have plans to launch its music streaming service in India and Japan. According to a report,Spotify is looking into further expanding its presence in Asia. The company’s decision comes less than a year after its rival Apple launched Apple Music, which is available in a number of Asian countries. The world’s most popular […]

  • Computing
    Apple to Launch 13-Inch, 15-Inch MacBook Models This Year

    Apple may have plans to refresh its MacBook lineup as soon as the second quarter of this year (April-June). According to a new report, the Cupertino-based company plans to launch new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook models. According to a report on DigiTimes, the supposed forthcoming 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook will offer a similar design […]

  • Science Updates
    Scientists Discover ‘Outrageously Luminous’ Galaxies

    Astronomers have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe — objects so bright that descriptors such as “ultra” and “hyper-luminous” don’t even come close. According to lead author Kevin Harrington from University of Massachusetts Amherst, they are calling them “outrageously luminous” because there is no scientific term to apply. The team used […]