Lizard Squad: The hacker group who bought down Sony, Xbox One

On Christmas day, Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Networks experienced userconnection problems for which a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility. While Xbox Live was back after a day, Sony’s PlayStation Networks experienced an outagefor nearly three days and it was only yesterday that the company confirmed that the network was back up … Read more

Google Android M operating system will be built directly into vehicles


Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google’s current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of … Read more

Google plans to open its own permanent campus in Hyderabad


Internet giant Google plans to open its own “permanent and big” campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government shortly to take up the venture. “We are likely to sign MoU with Google. They are likely to open their campus here in Hyderabad. It will be the third campus they … Read more

Google self-driving car prototype ready for road test


Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. “We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year,” the Internet titan’s autonomous car team said yesterday in … Read more

Facebook-WhatsApp, Apple-Beats, Google-Nest: Top five tech acquisitions in 2014

The year 2014 saw some major acquisitions in the tech world with big guys like Apple, Facebook, Google brokering important deals. The biggest shocker was, of course, Facebook’s buyout of the popular messaging app WhatsApp. Then, Apple finally closed the deal on Beats, the music company. Where Google was concerned, it sold off Motorola’s mobile … Read more

Samsung launches the Ultra Slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy 3 smartphones

Samsung has announced it’s new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, which are full metal unibody, extra-slim, mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy A5 and A3 are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring refined full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin, respectively. ​“The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a beautifully crafted full metal unibody, slim … Read more

Facebook to launch a ‘Safety Check’ tool to notify family and friends during natural disasters

Facebook Inc is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called “Safety Check,” will be available worldwide to the social network’s 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic “feature” phones many people still use to access … Read more