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SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple is replacing a "very limited" number of new iPhones after finding a manufacturing defect that has limited battery performance. "We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5s devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result...
Facebook is introducing a feature that will let people “hide” their updates from their profiles – making them appear within the news feed but without attaching themselves to people’s profiles. The site will let people post just into Facebook’s feed, meaning that they’ll show for friends and will be visible...
A hacker from Palestine found a Facebook glitch that allowed anyone to post on a stranger’s wall, but when the company ignored his warnings he took them all the way to the top by posting about the issue on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. Khalil Shreateh first contacted the Facebook security team...
Facebook has helped push wages up $1,677 a week in the Silicon Valley suburb where its headquarters are now based, new figures suggest. Since the company moved to San Mateo, California, at the end of 2011, the county has risen to become the highest paid in the U.S. Wages in the county,...
BIG BROTHER really is watching you. A series of revelations over the past week has revealed the extent of the US government's snooping. But there are ways that the average citizen can avoid the prying eyes of the state. Last week, whistleblower Edward Snowden – a former contractor with the National Security Agency...
You might own an Android phone that’s splash-proof. You may even own one that’s dust-proof, submersible, and impact-tolerant. But you probably don’t own an Android phone that’s certified against explosions like the Pixavi Impact X. Before we go any further, let’s clarify. The Impact X is not, in the words...
The smartphone war between Samsung and Apple is set to intensify in 2014 with Apple trying to hit back at the South Korean company with a larger iPhone. Reports indicate that Apple could release the 5.7-inch phablet-sized iPhone in an effort to take on the Note 3. The 5.7-inch  Galaxy Note...
Luxury brand TAG Heuer has paid tribute to its Middle East market with the worldwide launch of its MERIDIIST II mobile phone at an exclusive event in Dubai. In the new edition, TAG Heuer has given the iconic design a slight facelift. The contemporary version is thinner, lighter and more...
Red Bull is one of the world's most successful brands at marketing itself on social media. Its posts, particularly on YouTube, tout its daredevil, extreme image and frequently become viral content hits with fans of action sports and crazy videos. But, as with many brands, Red Bull seemed to struggle with...
A NEW mobile phone company has given a whole new meaning to "customisable". Meet Phonebloks, a phone which lets you control the phone's hardware, allowing users to pick and choose the parts of the phone according to their lifestyle. The phone is made up of blocks which plug in to a...
Companies are switching to HIC model due to its simplicity. Gone are the days when users would be forced to plan, build, and implement three-tier architecture around their storage, servers, and other components of networking. Users now use advanced options to merge these functions HCI appliances. However, there is...
These strange underwater pyramid structures at a depth of two thousand meters were identified with the help of a sonar according to oceanographer Dr. Verlag Meyer. Studies of other structures like Yonaguni in modern day Japan have allowed scientists to determine that the two giant pyramids, apparently made of...
Make little changes and be amazed how much money they save you by simply switching off instead of leaving appliances on standby. Just think what these other green home habits could do… Kitchen  When cooking veg, cut food up into smaller pieces, use a smaller pan with only the water you...
Dell computer company agreed to issue replacement vouchers to thousands of customers who complained about a powerful smell of cat urine emanating from new Latitude E6430u laptops. According to the Guardian, customers in multiple countries complained about the odor, which Dell blamed on “a manufacturing process that has now been changed.” According...
The moon isn’t terribly far away compared to other heavenly bodies, but it’s still far enough away that it’s a costly and expensive trip for even the smallest probes. Humans haven’t walked on the moon in decades and robotic missions have been sporadic as more tempting targets in the...
Egypt plans to block widely-used applications Viber and WhatsApp on economic and security concerns, a state telecommunication senior official tells Ahram Online on Saturday. Head of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Amr Badawy said a committee has been formed to monitor those mobile applications and will decide whether to...
Google Inc is releasing a new version of its YouTube video app for iPhones that will for the first time feature advertising but won’t have the benefit of being pre-loaded on Apple Inc’s popular smartphones. The new YouTube app will be available for download at Apple’s App Store beginning on...
SEATTLE — Disclosures last week about network intrusions at the New York Times and the Federal Reserve demonstrate that some companies have begun taking progressive steps to detect – and limit damage – from persistent cyberintruders. Thieves and spies are hacking into company networks as intensively as ever. But some large organizations...
However, it’s worth noting that the highest-res screen we’ve seen is Dell’s new 5K monitor, which hasn’t even been released yet and will sell for $2,500. Also, old Windows apps will scale up to look better on high-resolution displays. Also, at this point, it doesn’t appear that Microsoft will...
The Justice Department is seeking to acquire government oversight of Apple’s iTunes and App Store – a move that would give feds control over content ranging from books to music to television shows and movies. After winning an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple in July, the Department of Justice is attempting to gain...
The evolution of the Internet technology throughout the globe has permitted the development of new communication tools for organisations and working individuals. As far as the social media channels are concerned, in the last few years their progress in the form of different types has really overturned the means...
Last year, when Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone spoke publicly about her struggle with depression, she started an important discussion on mental illness, a subject that remains socially taboo in the country. Now, Facebook has launched updated support tools to help users with suicidal tendencies in India, in collaboration with...
If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the...
The auto industry has always been known as being a very competitive economic sector, but recent advances in technology have increased competition to very high levels. The impact of this heightened competitive stance are being immediately felt in the marketplace; for the most part, drivers are reaping the benefits,...
New Google Glass app InSight takes the experience of spotting your friends to the next level, as it recognizes your peers by their clothes and accessories – matching specific color patterns and textures to the user. This new human recognition software makes it impossible to lose your friends in a...
SAN FRANCISCO — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passengers will soon be able to check in, get flight updates, make travel changes and talk to customer service reps straight from Facebook's Messenger chat app. KLM is the first airline and the first major European partner for Messenger, which is used by...
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Miscommunication between both is bound to occur, but technology has come to the rescue with the launch of a new smartphone app that translates what women say into “English.” Mystified men simply have to type in the cryptic phrase their better...
AMMAN — Jordan is set to break ground on a nuclear research reactor this December in what energy officials are describing as a “milestone” in the country’s atomic energy programme. A consortium comprising the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo is scheduled to begin construction on a 5-megawatt nuclear...
SOUTH Korea says a deal with the United States to more than double the range of its missile systems to cover the whole of North Korea - in a move sure to infuriate Pyongyang. The agreement will allow the South to deploy missiles with a range of 800 kilometres, up...
A commercial spacecraft owned by California-based company Space Exploration Technologies splashed into the Pacific on Sunday after leaving the International Space Station five hours earlier. The cargo ship, named Dragon, is the only supply ship capable of returning items to Earth because others burn up on re-entry. It brought back...
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