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Uber, Ola Drivers’ Strike in Delhi Called Off After ‘Some’ Demands Are Met

The 13-day-long taxi strike in the national capital, that had lost much of its steam, on Thursday ended following a meeting of Ola, Uber drivers with the Delhi government and company managements. The Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association of Delhi (SDAD) that was leading the strike claimed that Ola has agreed to its demands, however, the management of the company… Read More »

ZeniMax Seeks to Block Facebook’s Oculus From Using Virtual Reality Code

Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.’s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorised copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. ZeniMax made its request in papers filed on Thursday in federal court in Dallas. It… Read More »

The best free firewall 2017

Free firewalls In the 1990s, Microsoft had a problem: Windows seemed to suffer from endless security problems that hackers and other online villains were quick to exploit. One way to fight back was to install a firewall – an app that blocked malicious and/or unwanted network traffic and that could ensure that dodgy software couldn’t sneak onto your… Read More »

Verizon close to Yahoo deal, price cut of $250-350 million – sources

Verizon Communications Inc is close to a revised deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s core internet business for $250 million to $350 million less than the original agreed price of $4.83 billion, according to a source briefed on the matter. Since last year, Verizon had been trying to persuade Yahoo to amend the terms of the acquisition agreement to… Read More »

Apple Said to Mull China Supplier for Next-Gen iPhone Screen

Apple is in discussions with China’s BOE Technology Group Co. to supply next-generation displays for future iPhones, a key component that’s being provided by a Samsung Electronics Co. unit, people familiar with the matter said. Apple’s been testing BOE’s active-matrix organic light-emitting diode screens for months but hasn’t decided if it’ll add the Chinese company to its roster… Read More »

Sundar Pichai’s Reply to 7-Year-Old Girl’s Letter Seeking a Job at Google

A 7-year-old UK resident, Chloe Bridgewater wrote an adorable job application letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai without any expectations of a reply. However, she was in for a pleasant surprise when Sundar Pichai himself replied to the girl with words of encouragement and motivation. Sundar Pichai told Chloe to ‘keep working hard and follow her dreams’ and… Read More »

What Trump Should Do With Air Force One

I’m starting to get the idea that for the next eight or so years, a lot of what many of us are going to write will have something to do with what Donald Trump tweeted. Granted, since that has been the case for much of the last year, we have gotten comfortable with it. However, when Trump said… Read More »

Rolling Records, Designing Lawns, and Placated Phones

Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that’s stopped shaking its head in disbelief that it’s actually December long enough to cast an analytical gaze over the latest gadget announcements. On the last page of the calendar are a portable record player, a device to craft designs into lawns, and a bed for your phone. Yes, you… Read More »

Fire Emblem Heroes Is Now Available for iOS and Android

While Fire Emblem Heroes – the company’s second smartphone game – will be launched in traditional markets, notable omissions in the list include untapped territories such as India and China. According to the official site for the game, the list of countries planned for the Fire Emblem Heroes launch are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus,… Read More »