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Yahoo! admits giving over 13,000 user data to US spy agencies

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Major US internet corporation Yahoo has announced that American law enforcement agencies had made between 12,000 and 13,000 demands for user data over past six months, in the latest case of tech firms admitting to their involvement in the massive US electronic spying bid. In an effort to restore confidence in its users after revelations of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM electronic surveillance... 

EU to probe Google's below cost licensing of Android: Courtesy Microsoft Nokia

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Microsoft, the company which created abusive monopoly in the PC desktop space and did not leave any room for a single player to breath and survive for almost three decades is now crying wolf when competitors are doing better. Microsoft and it’s pizza delivery boy Nokia filed complaints with the EU, via is proxy body FairSearch, against Google’s free and open source Android OS. According... 

Soldiers of the future coming to Russia

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State-of-the-art military equipment “Ratnick” for army soldiers may be put into service next month in Russia. This was announced by the curator of the military-industrial complex, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. All leading armies of the world have been testing such systems, and the Russian Federation had to create its own set of gear for “the soldier of the future”... 

Sales of iPhone 4 could be blocked in US as Samsung wins Apple patent dispute

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Samsung has won in another round of its long running patent battle with Apple. It could see a ban on sales of the iPhone4 and iPad tablets in the US. However, Apple says the victory won’t affect its business, as those restricted aren’t core products. The US key trade regulator – the International Trade Commission (ITC) – agreed Apple violated a patent of South Korean rival Samsung. The... 

Repairable electronic devices bring huge losses to their makers

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Electronic devices are becoming increasingly less repairable. The paradigm of disposable products and planned obsolescence of long-term devices is profitable for producers and therefore is widely applied. Even Apple does not shy away from abusing its fans, as it did with the iPods, whose batteries died immediately after the expiration of the warranty period. The scandal has forced Apple to introduce... 

Alcatel Idol X to seriousely tackle Samsung Galaxy S4

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Alcatel is an EU, French cell phone company which 13 years ago was competing against giants such as Nokia. After Nokia released its Symbian-based N series, Alcatel somehow got intimidated by Nokia and focused their attention only on low-budget cell phones. It’s understandable that Alcatel focused its attention only on low budget phones when Nokia bought Symbian for its own and transformed it... 

Chinese man uses Google maps to locate family 23 years after being kidnapped

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Yaojiaba, China A Chinese man has used Google maps to locate his family, 23 years after he was abducted. Luo Gang, who was kidnapped when he was just five years old, used the online tool to locate two bridges – the only landmarks he remembered from his hometown. Luo, 28, was snatched in a small town in Sichuan province while on his way to kindergarten. He was then taken hundreds of miles east,... 

US Navy's liquid hydrogen drone flies for record 48 hours

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A drone developed by the US Navy has broken its own endurance record by staying in the air for just over 48 hours. The ‘Ion Tiger’ used a new cryogenic tank for the liquid hydrogen fuel feeding its fuel cells to achieve the breakthrough. Keeping a drone in the air as long as possible is a chief task for a UAV operator, especially in surveillance. One approach is to use fuel that packs... 

US Air Force one step closer to global strike capability as aircraft exceeds Mach 5

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The US Air Force completed a nearly decade-long test program this week with the successful launch of an unmanned aircraft into hypersonic velocity, flying at more than five times the speed of sound. Air Force officials announced Friday that the X-51A WaveRider flew for more than three minutes Wednesday, a one point hitting a speed of Mach 5.1, according to the Associated Press. The successful flight... 

Vonino Spirit S the tablet that promises Much but has Nothing

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Vonino was perhaps the strangest tablet we’ve reviewed so far. Although the brand proclaims itself to be an “American Company”, we haven’t found a single Vonino product anywhere in the US, not on eBay, nor on Amazon, Google Shopping, nor on any other US online shop for that matter. Vonino products can be found only throughout the EU, and mostly concentrated in Central and Eastern... 

Scientists create artificial skin that emulates human touch

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A robot with artificial skin U.S. and Chinese Scientists used zinc oxide vertical nanowires to generate sensitivity. According to experts, the artificial skin is “smarter and similar to human skin.” It also offers greater sensitivity and resolution than current commercially available techniques. A group of Chinese and American scientists created experimental sensors to give robots artificial... 

Iran to unveil indigenous S-300 missiles

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A Russian S-300 missile defense system. A senior official of Iran Army says the country will unveil an indigenous Bavar-373 missile defense system, which is similar to the Russian S-300, during the next Iranian calendar year which begins March 21, 2014. “Although because of US stonewalling efforts, Iran failed to purchase the S-300 system [from Russia], this system is being developed in the country... 

GoClever R83, the Best Price-Performace Tablet You Can Get

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GoClever R83.2 is perhaps one of the best tablets you can get at a reasonable price. GoClever is an electronics company from EU, Poland, with its main factories in China, Shenzhen, of course, just like with all other Western companies. The R83 is not a single product but a series of three, R83, R83.2 and the R83.3 which is quite rare for some strange reason. We’ve only found a few models of... 

Microsoft reveals tens of thousands of users data disclosed to governments

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Microsoft received 75,378 government requests in 2012 to disclose user information, a report reveals. The company joins the likes of Google, which handed over troves of user data to governments last year, raising concerns over privacy violations. The software giant claims the requests come from the FBI and as such the disclosure of the information can be justified. Microsoft revealed in its transparency... 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Officially Launched, Prices Revealed

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Samsung has officially launched today in New York City its new Galaxy smartphone, the long anticipated Galaxy S4. The new Galaxy S4 brings new great features such as two Quad Core CPUs, oddly, at different speeds, a Quad Core CPU Cortex-A15 clocked at 1.6GHz, and a second Quad Core CPU Cortex-A7 running at 1.2GHz. The CPUs are running together with the Exynos 5 Octa chipset and the PowerVR SGX 544MP3... 
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