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Atmel acquiring low-power wireless chip designer Newport Media

In a move which will improve Atmel Corporation's `Internet of Things' footprint, the company - which manufactures microcontrollers and capacitive touchscreens - has announced that it is acquiring low-power wireless chip designer Newport Media, in a $140 million cash deal.

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YouTube has Started Putting ISP blame on Slow Videos

YouTube, which is a video sharing service owned by Google has followed the video service Netflix and is now naming (Internet service Providers) ISPs publicly like Australian providers who are guilty of giving slow download speeds.

Most users just blame YouTube when videos take time in... read more

Qualcomm acquires Israeli startup Wilocity to expand its wireless network

In a recent announcement, chipmaker Qualcomm has revealed that it has acquired Israeli WiGig firm Wilocity. The acquisition underscores Qualcomm's efforts in the direction of expanding its wireless network and enhancing the networking and performance capabilities of its processors.

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Pew report says Internet freedom could be severely curtailed in 2025

A new report published by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Internet freedom in 2025 could be severely curtailed; thanks to the several threats which the open nature of the Internet is likely to face in the next ten years.

According to the opinion expressed by the more than 1,400... read more

Apple seeks patent for location-based "smart lock" system

According to report, US tech giant Apple has filed a patent application with the US Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) for a "smart lock" patent for a location-based system which can make adjustments to its security levels as well as other settings based on the location of the users.

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Report hints at new Nokia Lumia 830 handset with ‘Nokia by Microsoft’ branding

A recent report by GSM Arena has revealed that a new Windows Phone handset has been spotted in Chinese search engine Baidu. As per the report, the handset is apparently the Lumia 830 smartphone --- successor to the Lumia 820 handset which hit the markets a couple of years back.

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Bitcoin can help less-prosperous nations build stronger economies: Tim Draper

Even as bitcoin is facing an uncertain future itself, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is betting that digital currencies like bitcoin can help less-prosperous nations build stronger economies.

Draper recently made beat 44 rival bidders to scoop the whole lot of nearly 30,000... read more

Americans replacing their 50-inch TVs with 65 inches and up

Thanks to the falling prices of televisions Americans now increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens around 65 inches and up. As the prices have fallen sharply the hardcore TV watchers and video gamers are finding more and more sets affordable which few... read more

Uber facing Heat from London taxi drivers

Uber the car-sharing smartphone app had a bit of relief as unlike in Pittsburgh, America where the company has been ordered to stop its operations, the London's transit agency gave a decision in favor of Uber. This decision was made against the accusations of violation of transportation... read more

LG G Watch - one of the first Android Wear smartwatches

The LG G Watch is one of the first smartwatches which run Google's new smartwatch platform, Android Wear.

With the Android Wear operating system for wearable devices largely designed around offering up the bare essentials, rather than reaching for needless additions, the $229-priced LG G... read more

FTC accuses T-Mobile for billing customers for services they never authorized

U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a formal complaint against wireless carrier T-Mobile last Tuesday, accusing the company of billing its customers for supposed 'premium' services which they had never authorized. The services for which the customers were fraudulently charged by T-Mobile... read more

Songza acquisition will help Google improve music offerings and put music in online ads

Earlier this week, tech giant Google revealed in an announcement that it has acquired music streaming service Songza. The acquisition apparently underscores Google's efforts to enhance its music offerings, as well as and support the emerging trend of putting music in online advertisements.

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