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Wi-Fi router's 'pregnancy setting' creates controversy in China

A Chinese technology company has launched a wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women. It says that the setting can help to reduce potentially dangerous radiation emitted by the router but other companies have accused it of scaremongering.

Microsoft launches a 1TB Xbox One with a revised controller

Microsoft has launched an updated version of the Xbox One which now includes 1TB of internal storage. A refreshed controller has also been revealed which features a full-size 3.5mm headphone jack for use with gaming headsets.

Contactless payments to be accepted in 'every' EU store by 2020

Mastercard's head of emerging payment products has said that contactless payments with cards and phones will be accepted at every store in the UK and Europe before 2020, sparking a debate on whether this will actually be possible.

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced Tuesday it will be acquiring AOL in a landmark $4.4 billion deal.

Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is an all-purpose Bluetooth speaker

The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker is a high-performance, portable wireless speaker for audiophiles listening to music while at home and on the move. It gives good sound quality while still being small enough to take out with you.

Google's wireless service 'Project Fi' revealed in leaked app

Google's plans to create a subscription-based wireless mobile service controlled entirely through an app have been fully revealed in the best possible way - a leaked version of the under-development app called Tycho.

Review: The Inateck BR1001 lets you stream music to any speakers

The Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth audio receiver lets you play music wirelessly from a mobile device through any set of speakers. It is a useful addition to the home of any tech-lover and can also be used while on the move.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

Woman powers robotic arm wirelessly

Pittsburgh - A paralyzed woman has used her brain to move a robotic arm wirelessly. This is said to be the most dexterous movement yet accomplished via a brain-machine interface.

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

New York City hit by 'Invasion of the Data Snatchers'

New York - After a news report this week, New York City says about 500 advertising beacons will be uninstalled from Manhattan phone booths.

LifeCHARGE equips wireless charging to iPhone 5/5S Battery Case

Wireless charging and battery packs often come at the expense of one another. For example, having a battery pack integrated in your smartphone's case, wireless charging capabilities will be non-existent.

Apple most likely working on wireless charging for peripherals

Wireless charging hasn't taken off with tremendous popularity. Well, not yet anyways, but the race to go wireless will be on very soon.

Rescue drone can plow through forests and wreckage with shield

A new drone uses a cage-like device as a shield to smash through intervening trees and disaster area wreckage in order to rescue victims. This new "dronernaut" (Juggerdrone?) may be our next real-life action hero.

Starbucks begins rollout of wireless rechargers in stores Special

San Jose - Not getting enough charge from your morning Starbucks? Have no fear! Now, your wireless devices can get charged, too! The world's largest chain of coffeehouses has begun offering wireless device recharging stations in its stores.

Google, Facebook drive gains in mobile advertising

Washington - The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9 billion and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker said Wednesday.The research firm eMarketer said mobile ad spending increased 105 percent l...

Google Chromecast hits Europe, Canada with a new way to watch TV

Paris - Gone are the days of squinting at your smartphone as you try to make out what is happening in your favourite film.

Google expands Android platform to wearables

San Francisco - Google said it was bringing Android to wearable devices, as LG and Motorola started the countdown to Internet-enabled watches based on the dominant platform for smartphones.

Google expands Android platform to wearables

San Francisco - Google announced Tuesday it was bringing Android, the dominant platform for smartphones, to wearable devices.The move allows developers to create apps for smartwatches, the first phase of the Android Wear platform."We've barely scratched the surface of...

AT&T wins clearance to buy Leap Wireless

Washington - US regulators conditionally cleared AT&T's $4 billion deal for Leap Wireless on Thursday which gives the telecom giant more spectrum and the Cricket prepaid phone franchise.The Federal Communications Commission said that it agreed to the takeover a...

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted...

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, toute...

Gotta pee? There's a website for that

Washington - It has been the ruin of many a pleasant outing: Nature calls, but there's nowhere to go.Now, a new website is making it easier for tourists to get much needed relief when traveling in an unfamiliar city or town.The site, Airpnp, is modeled after the po...

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Singapore - Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to s...

German court throws out lawsuits against Apple

Berlin - A German court threw out on Friday two copyright violation lawsuits against US tech giant Apple by German firm IPCom."Both suits were rejected. IPCom can now appeal against the verdict," a spokesman for the court in Mannheim told AFP.

US military ready to share some airwaves with industry

Washington - The Pentagon said on Thursday it would take steps to share some airwaves in coming years to accommodate the wireless industry, which is clamoring for more bandwidth.Unveiling a strategy for the military's use of spectrum, officials said the approach is...

U.S. coalition calls for expansion of Wi-Fi airwaves

Washington - A newly formed coalition of U.S. technology firms and advocacy groups called Thursday for the expansion of Wi-Fi, saying airwaves are getting congested for a key pathway to the Internet.The new coalition calling for expansion of Wi-Fi.

Apple claws back share in US with new iPhones

Washington - Apple has regained ground in the US smartphone market with its latest iPhone release, a survey showed Tuesday.The California giant captured 41.8 percent of smartphone sales in the final three months of 2013, up from 40.

S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service

Seoul - South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday announced a 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service quick enough to download full-length films in a second.

Flagship Motorola smartphone headed for Europe

San Francisco - Motorola announced Tuesday that its flagship Moto X smartphone is heading for Europe.Moto X will arrive in France, Britain and Germany with the start of February, according to the Google-owned firm.
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