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Microsoft may open-source Windows in future

At the annual ChefCon conference held in Santa Clara this week, Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich hinted that the software giant may open-source its Windows operating system in the future.

In response to a question by panel moderator Cade Metz - who is the business editor at... read more

Apple iPhone 6 might offer Secure Mobile Payment System

Apple has reached a deal with American Express and the latest iPhone 6 will have payment system as per report published in technology news website Re/Code. Apple will launch the new iPhone model during an event planned for September 9.

The report said that sources close to the deal have... read more

Google Testing Delivery Using Drones

Google is working on ‘Project Wing’ for goods delivery using drones. The company said that the project is in initial stages and might need years for development into a full service for good delivery. Online retailer Amazon.com has already tested its drone-technology for faster delivery of... read more

Two California counties file lawsuits over marketing of painkillers

California's Orange and Santa Clara counties and the City of Chicago have accused the drug industry of fueling an outbreak of addiction by pursuing "aggressive marketing" for prescription opioids.

In two separate lawsuits, the plaintiff city and the two counties also alleged that five... read more

Enterprise storage maker HGST previews new architecture for SSDs

At the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, a new architecture for solid-state drives (SSDs) is being previewed by bigwig enterprise storage firm HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary.

The new architecture for SSDs which HGST is previewing allows applications to provide quicker... read more

Apple OS X Yosemite Available for Download

Apple has released the OS X “Apple Seed” beta testing program today and the company has encouraged users to download and test the system before it will be officially launched later this year. Apple has shifted its strategy to include the common Mac users to provide feedback to make the operating... read more

Abandoned pet turtles at Overfelt Gardens facing tough time

Abandoned pet turtles in draught-hit California's Overfelt Gardens may soon perish as the level of water in the park's ponds is declining fast and the decorative ponds are really low on the priority list of water distribution authorities.

A number of people, particularly children, in the... read more

Google acquires Skybox Imaging for $500 million

In a noteworthy announcement made last week, Internet search biggie Google revealed that it has acquired Skybox Imaging - a startup which captures high-resolution images and video of the Earth by using small satellites - in a $500 million deal.

Google - which forayed into the terrestrial... read more

Intel hikes revenue forecast as business demand picks up

Chipmaker Intel Corp. on Thursday raised its revenue forecast for the current year, saying it noticed a stronger-than-expected demand for personal computers used by businesses.

Buoyed by an improvement in demand for personal computers, Intel raised its revenue forecast for second quarter... read more

More than 2,600 whooping cough cases reported during Jan-May period

Cases of persistent and sometimes deadly cough disease called pertussis (whopping cough) have increased to an alarming number in California, with more cases being reported in just first five months of this year than in the whole 2013.

The California Department of Public Health's latest... read more

AMD announces two new FX laptop processors

After having offered its high-performance FX processors exclusively for high-end and gaming desktops for years, AMD has revealed in a recent announcement that it is coming up with its first FX laptop processors --- the 35-watt FX-7600P, and the 19-watt AMD FX-7500.

The two chips were... read more

Apple makes changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8

Apple has disclosed in a recent announcement that it has, in its latest iOS 8 version, introduced some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols, including simple file-sharing mechanism AirPlay and video and audio streaming protocol AirDrop.

The changes announced by Apple come as... read more

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