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  • Look what the Black Widow is riding in the next Avengers

    Look what the Black Widow is riding in the next Avengers

    Harley-Davidson and Marvel Studios have worked together multiple times in the past. Due to this ongoing partnership, the American motorcycle manufacturer has managed to get its products showcased in movies such as “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Avengers”, “Iron Man 3” and most recently in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. The two companies have again teamed up to showcase Harley’s motorcycles in the upcoming superhero film “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. It is a movie based on the fictional superhero team Avengers. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be released on May 1, 2015. The motorcycle that will be showcased on the…

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GameStop gets rid of your unwanted gift cards

GameStop gets rid of your unwanted gift cards

Jul 28, 2014

Sometimes it so happens that you get gift cards from retailers that you don’t ever get to use or don’t have avenues to redeem it. Throwing them away would be a complete waste of opportunity, which is why GameStop has given its customers a unique way to exchange their gift cards through an easy process for an e-gift card by GameStop. GameStop is one of the leaders in the video gaming world. The company has its presence in the electronics and wireless services as well. Having connections with multiple game sites and publications, GameStop has joined hands with a gift…

Robots getting the grip

Robots getting the grip

Jul 24, 2014

In recent years, we have seen innovation in mobile technology gravitating towards wearable technology. Though still in its early stage, consumers have begun to embrace and incorporate these devices into their daily life. These wearable are mainly focused on how people interact with their smartphones. Researchers at MIT have just developed a rather different sort of wearable. Its approach is quite radical, compared to the more conventional form of wearable devices. The wearable is a wrist mounted robotic extension that adds two extra fingers, adjacent to pinky and thumb. This robotic extension goes by the name ‘supernumerary robotic fingers,’ and…

Let's meet Jibo

Let’s meet Jibo

Jul 23, 2014

In the last decade, technology has transformed the way we work, live and communicate. It has taken over our life to such an extent that modern day gadgets and inventions have become a necessity if we are to stay on top of the various aspects of life. Jibo, the ‘first family robot’ as called by its creator Cynthia Breazeal of MIT, is the newest iteration of modern technology, designed to be one’s very own social robot. How is Jibo different from other virtual assistants we have on our smartphones? The answer is simple; at 11-inches tall, it may not look…

Google plans to deliver Wi-Fi from phone booths in New York City

Google plans to deliver Wi-Fi from phone booths in New York City

Jul 22, 2014

Google is taking part in several other ventures besides preparing for its lucrative projects such as Project Ara (code-name for Google’s initiative to develop a free hardware platform to create modular smartphones) and Project Loon (a project involving launching of satellites or balloons to provide internet access to remote areas). The company’s next objective is to provide free internet access from payphone hubs. Google, along with some other prominent companies, has pitched in its efforts and resources to transform phone booth locations in New York City into wireless access points that will be transmitting Wi-Fi signals for free. The other…

Business

Apple acquires startup company Booklamp

Apple acquires startup company Booklamp

The two most valuable companies in the world Apple and Google have been on an acquisition rampage; in the past few months, the two tech giants have acquired both well established companies and startups with the common aim to reach greater heights. During Apple’s quarterly earnings call, which commenced last Tuesday, the company’s CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has acquired a total of 5 companies in a time period of 4 months and Beats Audio is not one of them; two of those five companies are: LuxVue and Spotsetter. The most recent addition to the list of companies acquired…

Yahoo acquires startup company Flurry for $300 million

Yahoo acquires startup company Flurry for $300 million

Yahoo, the advertising company that is just second to Google (albeit trailing by a huge market cap difference), has acquired the San Francisco-based startup company Flurry for a price of $300 million. According to reports, the people who reported the news were asked to keep their identities anonymous as the talks to acquire the startup were not intended to go public just yet. Flurry analyzes the data from users’ smartphone so developers can better understand their audiences. The technology assists brands to start targeting the right kind of eyes on the right devices. Since the usage of smartphones and tablets…

Apple sinks its teeth deeper for iWatch

Apple sinks its teeth deeper for iWatch

Apple has finally stopped trying to hide that it is currently working on its first ever smartwatch. The company’s decision to hire one of the biggest names in the luxury watch industry has made it clear that currently it is focusing on launching a smartwatch. Things became even clearer earlier this month, when the head of LVMH’s luxury-watch division (it includes Swiss brands such as Hublot and TAG Heuer) Jean-Claude Biver told CNBC that their sales director has left the company to join Apple’s iWatch development team. Biver didn’t mention the name of the executive hired by Apple; however, 9to5Mac…

Microsoft explains how it will cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

Microsoft explains how it will cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

After Steve Ballmer’s efforts did not bear any fruit for the multinational software company, Microsoft’s current CEO Satya Nadella is looking to steer the company back to its former glory days. In order to reach that objective, the recently appointed CEO has decided to cut as many as 18,000 jobs in the coming year. According to Nadella, the larger part of the cuts will affect the Nokia Devices and Services division, which Microsoft had acquired in September 2013 for a price of $7.2 billion USD. Nadella wrote that in order to steer the company to former glories, the first step…