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Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Lumia and Surface drive up Microsoft's Q1 2015 revenue

Lumia and Surface drive up Microsoft's Q1 2015 revenue

Microsoft’s Q1 fiscal 2015 earnings report shows a massive increase in revenue, which can be credited to the growth in Surface and Lumia sales.

Barcelona researchers develop hydroceramic, allows buildings to

Barcelona researchers develop hydroceramic, allows buildings to "sweat"

To combat the rise in temperatures, researchers in Barcelona have come up with a material called hydroceramic, which lets buildings sweat. Learn how this helps to naturally cool down rooms, right here.

Facebook's new Rooms app lets you connect with like-minded users

Facebook's new Rooms app lets you connect with like-minded users

The newly launched Rooms app lets you create "rooms", which are not unlike message boards, and converse with users with the same interests.

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Microsoft readies Next Lock Screen for Android devices

Microsoft readies Next Lock Screen for Android devices

Microsoft's Garage team has unveiled its latest project, an Android-based lock screen replacement called Next. The lock screen is designed to simplify the user experience by placing all the important features directly on a device's lock screen.

Xiaomi to move international user data to servers outside of China

Xiaomi to move international user data to servers outside of China

Moving into a global role, Xiaomi's International VP Hugo Barra disclosed that the Chinese company will be moving its international user data to servers outside of China. Users in China will still have their data residing on local servers.

Lenovo considering acquiring BlackBerry

Lenovo considering acquiring BlackBerry

According to reports, Lenovo is planning to purchase BlackBerry. If this is true, it will raise concerns for both the U.S. and Chinese government. Find out more by clicking on the link.

Hoverboard ala Back to the Future can be yours for US$10,000

Hoverboard ala Back to the Future can be yours for US$10,000

Are you a fan of Back to the Future? Whether it's real or an elaborate hoax, Hendo is introducing the world's first hoverboard and hover developer kit.

Inbox by Google is the next step for email

Inbox by Google is the next step for email

Google revolutionized the way we email in 2004 with Gmail. They're attempting to do it again with a new app called Inbox.

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

Soon, you won't have to remember the different passwords you use with Passage

Soon, you won't have to remember the different passwords you use with Passage

There's a chance we won't have to juggle our passwords in the near future. The Passage app is not in its final form, but it could shape up to be an interesting contender for managing those pesky passwords.

Want to know if your Android phone is getting Google's Lollipop update?

Want to know if your Android phone is getting Google's Lollipop update?

The Android 5.0 Lollipop was made public last week, and you must be wondering which Android smartphones might get the update. Look inside to see if your phone is eligible for the upgrade!

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