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  • Google Drive, Gmail hit by service disruptions

    April 17, 2013 1:23 PM 44

    Google's online e-mail and file storage service are having some access problems, according to Google's status page -- and lots of frustrated users. Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes

  • Can Caesar Rescue Obama's Energy Legacy?

    April 17, 2013 1:16 PM 65

    President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager Teri Quigley, drives a new Chevy Volt, during his tour of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Mich., July 30, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Since they took office, Barack Obama and Steven Chu banked on forms of energy that require good batteries to keep the lights on—electric cars, solar

  • WhatsApp has more users than Twitter and Facebook

    April 17, 2013 12:58 PM 55

    WhatsApp has more users than Twitter and Facebook, its CEO has claimed More than 8 billion inbound and 12 billion outbound messages are sent every day on the free messaging service, although Koum didn't state how many users WhatsApp currently has. Twitter has 200 million users a month, while the quoted 20 billion messages sent and received everyday on WhatsApp

  • HTC 606w shows up in China - Ultrapixels moving to other phones?

    April 17, 2013 12:42 PM 52

    Nice screen, shame about the battery life The HTC 606w may sound like a lightbulb, but it is in fact souped-up HTC First without the tedious burden of Facebook Home to contend with. HTC tried to sneak the device through Chinese regulatory channels but it was spotted by Digi.Tech which managed to skim off some renders of the handset, showing off a natty

  • Jolla's reportedly launching a handset with 'Scandinavian design' next month Mobile

    April 17, 2013 9:07 AM 58

    This year's Mobile World Congress was a rather meaningful one for Jolla, what with the launch of its Sailfish OS SDK. But what's an operating system without a proper fixture, right? To wit, DigiToday is reporting that the team of ex-MeeGo engineers is getting ready to debut its first hardware early next month -- a handset emblematic of a "modern Scandinavian

  • Leap Motion Vulcan mind melds with future HP gadgets

    April 17, 2013 9:02 AM 58

    In the not-too-distant future, selected HP devices will be shipped Leap Motion Controller ready. In another major announcement of collaboration, the Kinect-like device will at first be bundled with selected software-ready HP devices, with further plans of integrating its hardware into future HP gadgets. As mentioned by Leap Motion’s CEO Michael Buckwald

  • Amazon expanding their Android Appstore to 200 new countries

    April 17, 2013 8:28 AM 56

    Amazon has today released news that their Android Appstore will be rolled out to 200 new countries around the world. Currently limited to the U.S, some countries in Europe and Japan, the new list sees markets such as Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Korea and South Africa added for the first time. Even the Vatican City is included. So, even the Pope can get himself

  • Apple Named in China Porn App Investigation

    April 17, 2013 6:44 AM 65

    Apple Inc. is once again in the pages of the People’s Daily, this time in an article listing a number of websites and app stores that have been investigated for providing pornographic content in China. The Cupertino, Calif., company’s appearance on the list (in Chinese), which mostly includes relatively obscure websites, has spurred concern on the Chinese

  • Ricoh unveils $800 GR compact with 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, continuous autofocus

    April 17, 2013 6:25 AM 67

    Following on the Award Winning GR Digital Series the New RICOH GR Camera Features an APS-C-Sized Sensor and Compact 8.6 Ounce Body at Just $799.95. PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today announced the RICOH GR, an ideal blend of image quality, camera size and price; setting a new benchmark for the advanced compact camera category. The new RICOH

  • Toyota says sales of hybrid vehicles surpass 5 million, promises more models

    April 17, 2013 5:10 AM 79

    Renault’s Twin’Z: A car design influenced by nature “What an achievement for this technology to have grown this widespread,” said Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, known as “the father of the Prius” for having led the team that developed the hit model. “I believe there is a lot more room for this technology to grow,” he told reporters at Toyota’s Tokyo