Technology Sector

Zuckerberg’s 2017 challenge is to meet & listen to as many people as he can

Excited to explore more of the United States, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to visit and meet as many people as he can across the nation by the end of 2017.

In a post published on Tuesday, Zuckerberg wrote that he would travel to nearly thirty states by year's end to know how people are living, working and what they are thinking about the future.

Google announces 4K version of its Chromecast streaming device

During the course of the Google Pixel launch event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google announced a new 4K version of its hugely popular Chromecast streaming dongle. The new version of Chromecast is called 'Chromecast Ultra.'

In announcing the new Chromecast Ultra streaming device, Google also disclosed its pricing and availability details. The device will become available for purchase in 15 countries across the world in November; and will be priced at $69 in the US.

Rumor rundown of Google’s forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL handsets

Tech giant Google is expected to unveil its two next-generation Android-powered smartphones at an October 4 event, but rumors about the forthcoming handsets have been making rounds on the Internet for quite some time now.

According to the rumors, Google's 2016 smartphones are manufactured by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC; and will come with 'Pixel' branding in place of the 'Nexus' branding which Google has been using thus far for its handsets.

Microsoft: Edge is the most power efficient browser on Windows 10

In a post published on its official blog on Thursday, Microsoft has claimed that its Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 OS is more power efficient than rival browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera Software's Opera.

Apple Pay expanding to three more countries this fall; web version launching Sept. 13

At its new iPhone launch event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, Apple announced that it is expanding the availability of its Apple Pay mobile payments platform to three more countries --- Japan, New Zealand and Russia.

In announcing that the availability of the Apple Pay platform is being expanded internationally, Apple said that the mobile payments service will be launched in the three mentioned countries "this fall."

Daimler may reportedly launch 6-9 “electric” models by 2024

According to a Reuters report, bigwig German car manufacturer Daimler plans to launch at least 6 - and, probably, 9 - "electric" models by the year 2024, to pose a potential challenge to electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla motors and other automakers.

The report -- based on the information shared by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Daimler -- indicates that Daimler is pretty serious about its electric vehicle plans, which it has been talking about quite openly in recent times.