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Software

Amazon to release a Kindle Fire update to address

As Amazon's Kindle Fire slate draws negative feedback from both critics and users, the company has announced that a software update will arrive in a couple of weeks to address some of the user

Software

Android to soon get Instagram photo-sharing app

The popular photo-sharing app Instagram has finally been announced for Google's Android operating system. Instagram allows users to edit and share photographs while on the move, and is currently

Software

Microsoft rolls out Xbox Live app for iOS

Alongside the new, overhauled Xbox dashboard, Microsoft also rolled out an official iOS app for Xbox Live on Wednesday. In a blog post, Larry Hyrb, director of programming for the Xbox Live network,

Security

Google's Eric Schmidt criticizes Carrier IQ

Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has slammed Carrier IQ for its controversial software which lets mobile operators to track smartphone users.

Security

Privacy glitch on Facebook exposes Mark

A Facebook privacy loophole has exposed the personal photographs of none other than the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, marking quite an incident in the ongoing user privacy violation debacle

Security

Two class-acton suits filed against Carrier IQ

Following allegations that Carrier IQ's software tracks its customers' location and other data, the company has found itself under great scrutiny. Reported to be currently investigated by European

Hardware

Scientists create quantum photonic chip

A team of scientists in Bristol have created a multi-purpose photonic chip, which they say can act as building blocks for the programmable quantum processors in the future.

Hardware

Panasonic to launch Android smartphone next year

Panasonic is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone in Europe in 2012. Mobile phones manufactured by the Japanese electronics firm have had little success in markets outside of its home turf, and

Hardware

Samsung finally allowed to sell Galaxy Tab 10.1

After a months-long ban that blocked on the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, a court has reversed the ruling. According to the Australian High Court ruling, Samsung will be allowed to

Mobility

Microsoft clarifies that NFC is not available on

Microsoft has retreated from its alleged previous claim that Windows Phone currently supports the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. A spokesperson for the Redmond-based giant had apparently

Mobility

Apple to launch iPad 3 in February: Report

A new report says that Apple's next-generation tablet, iPad 3 will hit stores in February, 2012. Though the report is widely unconfirmed, but conjecture regarding the successor of the iPad 2 are in

Mobility

Samsung fails to block iPhone 4S sales in France

A court in France has rejected Samsung's request to ban the sales of Apple's iPhone 4S in the country on patent infringement grounds. A court in Paris on Friday dismissed Samsung's request seeking an

Internet

Universities play defensive and block .xxx domain

The creation of the .xxx domain to create a separate colony of pornography on the Internet, has gotten Universities into a very unlikely business of acquiring .xxx Web sites.

Internet

Google's tablet search view gets carousel form

The updated Google Search app for iPad allows users to view images in a carousel view. Users can see more by tapping an image search result, and swiping to the side.

Internet

Twitter redesigns to attract advertisers

As part of quite a big makeover, micro-blogging giant Twitter has been made faster, easier to navigate, and essentially more lucrative to advertisers. Twitter's new redesign is consistent across its

Gaming

Skyrim, Portal 2 bag multiple awards at Spike

The big winners at the ninth annual Spike TV's Video Game Awards show were Valve's Portal 2, and Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City, while the coveted Game of the Year award was won by The Elder

Gaming

Apple announces best iPad, iPhone games of the

Apple has named its best-faring games of the year across its iPad and the iPhone. The one-button iOS game Tiny Wings has been awarded the European App Store's iPhone game of the year by Apple, while

Gaming

Nintendo denies reports of Miyamoto's retirement

Nintendo has issued a quick response to a report which said one of its most influential employees, Shigeru Miyamoto, as saying that he wanted to step down. Wired magazine had reported that Miyamoto