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Li states losing Alibaba signifies need for change

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:21

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Charles Li, the head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, has said that losing Alibaba clearly shows the need for a change. Letting go of something that might possibly be the largest internet offering in the history of China is not the right sign for a country that is seeking to be a lucrative investment gateway for the second largest economy in the world.

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Plans of 12 inch iPad shelved by Apple

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:18

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The advent of iOS 7.1 for all gadgets from Apple has tech enthusiasts grinning from ear to ear. The latest operating system has not only fixed all the bugs found in the previous version, but has also enhanced the user friendliness.

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Valve’s redesigned Steam Controller prototype to be displayed at GDC

Company News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:59

Valve’s redesigned Steam Controller prototype to be displayed at GDCThe newly redesigned Steam Controller prototype which Valve announced over the weekend will be displayed by the company at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco this week.

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LA subway dig reveals new information about California’s prehistoric past

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:34

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Excavation work for a subway extension in Los Angeles led to revelation of new information about California's prehistoric past.

During the digging work on an extension project for Los Angeles Metro's Purple Line, close to the vicinity of the LA Country Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits, workers uncovered fossils from the last great ice age.

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Channel 4, National Geographic provide live view of Earth from space

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:30

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Channel Four recently enthralled millions of viewers when it delivered a lap of the planet via the International Space Station (ISS).

Viewers got a rare chance to see the Earth from an altitude of 250 miles. It also provided live insight from ISS commander Koichi Wakata and U. S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio.

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Nearly 25,000 cards compromised at Sally Beauty Holdings

Spain News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:13

Sally Beauty Holdings, the retailer and distributor for beauty and hair care products, has revealed the credit cards of less than 25,000 customers may have been accessed illegally. In a statement made today, Denton, based in Texas said that Verizon Communications Inc. and the United States Secret Services are helping with the ongoing investigations. The company also mentioned that it is focusing on extenuating and rectifying the various concerns that have arisen due to this violation.

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Sony PS4 outsold Microsoft Xbox One in February

New Zealand - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:03

Sony PS4 outsold Microsoft Xbox One in February According to the newly-released sales figures for the latest Microsoft and Sony gaming consoles during the month of February, the Microsoft Xbox One console has been outsold by the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) console. Both the consoles were launched in November 2013.

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Sony PS4 outsold Microsoft Xbox One in February

New Zealand Business - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:03

Sony PS4 outsold Microsoft Xbox One in February According to the newly-released sales figures for the latest Microsoft and Sony gaming consoles during the month of February, the Microsoft Xbox One console has been outsold by the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) console. Both the consoles were launched in November 2013.

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Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazard

New Zealand - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:59

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazardIn a Friday disclosure, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that Honda Motor is issuing a recall of 886,815 Odyssey minivans because of potential fire hazard related to fuel-pump defect in the vehicles.

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Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazard

New Zealand Business - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:59

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazardIn a Friday disclosure, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that Honda Motor is issuing a recall of 886,815 Odyssey minivans because of potential fire hazard related to fuel-pump defect in the vehicles.

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Female GitHub programmer quits due to “gender-based harassment”

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:56

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Julie Ann Horvath, one of the most prominent female programmers at open-source coding startup GitHub has recently announced her decision to quit the company because of alleged "gender-based harassment."

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Google drastically drops price for storage on Google Drive

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:51

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In an aggressive price-cut move, Google has recently announced that it is slashing the cost of its Google Drive cloud storage solution drastically, along with increasing the capacity for consumers.

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List of top 5 free and paid Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps, as of March 16

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:47

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The most recent mid-March information available for the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps in the respective app stores has revealed the apps which are the top-ranking apps based on their popularity among the consumers.

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Microsoft to launch cheaper version of Office software

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:24

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Microsoft has recently revealed in an announcement that it will be offering a more affordable version of its popular Office suite of productivity tools in the coming months.  The new offering will be a cheaper version of Microsoft's existing cloud-based Office 365 program; and will be called Office 365 Personal.

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China Plans major Infrastructure and Transport Network Improvement

US News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 06:18

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China has announced 2014-20 urbanization plan which includes major expansion for transport network and urban infrastructure in the country. The plan includes major investments in infrastructure development as the country aims to increase per capita income with urbanization drive.

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