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Yahoo to replace Google for search on Firefox

Yahoo to replace Google for search on Firefox

Tech giant Yahoo will now replace online leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US. Yahoo said it would launch a "clean, modern and immersive design" search engine for Firefox users starting in December. The news comes as Google's arrangement with Firefox maker Mozilla nears an end after a...

Google bus starts journey

Google bus starts journey

Search engine giant Google yesterday launched its "Google Bus" project in Bangladesh to train five lakh undergrads on the use of the internet. The Google Bus will visit 480 colleges and universities in 35 locations across the country for a year to conduct workshops for the students who registered to participate, said State Minister...

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Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus- an educational outreach  program will be launched in Dhaka on 12th November. This initiative aims to educate half a million college and university students from around Bangladesh about the power of using Google tools as a resource to support learning, and collaboration in everyday life. State Minister, Ministry of Information & Communications...

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two days on a single charge and has 10 sensors that can...

Google developing pill that can detect cancer

Google developing pill that can detect cancer

Google X developing digestible pill that contains nanotechnology that works alongside wearable device to spot early signs of cancer and other diseases, reports a UK-based daily. Google is already in our cars, our homes and on our wrists, but now it could soon be inside our bodies too, The Telegraph reports. Google X, the company’s...

Google executive breaks space jump world record

Google executive breaks space jump world record

One of Google’s most senior executives has broken Felix Baumgartner's record for the highest parachute jump in history - making him the second person to break the sound barrier. Alan Eustace, whose title at the company is senior vice president of knowledge, successfully jumped from the edge of space at 135,908 feet on Friday...

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...

Google trials doctor video consultations

Google trials doctor video consultations

A new trial run by search giant Google offers users instant access to a doctor, as the company looks to extend its ‘helpouts’ professional advice service, reports a UK-based daily. Searching for medical symptoms can lead web users to inaccurate self-diagnosis, meaning they either ignore or over-react to their conditions. In what Google describes...

Need privacy? Avoid Facebook, Google and Dropbox, Snowden advises

Need privacy? Avoid Facebook, Google and Dropbox, Snowden advises

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google, reports online tech news TechCrunch. Snowden conducted a remote interview as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what we...

Twitter sues US govt over data-request disclosures

Twitter sues US govt over data-request disclosures

Twitter wants you to know that it is serious about data request transparency, and that is a darn fine good thing. The social company is suing the government for the right to share, in more granular detail, the requests for user data that state makes. The United States government would like such data to...

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