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Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to Standard and Poor's. Record sales of iPhones were behind the surge...

Google to start cell phone service

Google to start cell phone service

Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon reports CNN. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) will start selling cell phone service along with its Android phones, according to multiple news reports. This has been a long time coming. For years,...

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Foreign workers seeking renewal of their work permits in Malaysia will have to undergo due procedures over the internet from March this year. The manual service at immigration counters will end from February 28, said Mustafa Ibrahim, director general of Malaysian immigration, today. “Permit renewal procedures will be carried out online from March.” “The temporary...

Windows 10 to be free and get headset

Windows 10 to be free and get headset

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs. It also unveiled a headset that it said would one day project the operating system over views of the real world. In addition, the firm announced that the OS upgrade would be offered free of charge for devices running Windows 8,...

Nasa releases the largest picture ever taken – and it’s mind-blowing

Nasa releases the largest picture ever taken – and it’s mind-blowing

Nasa has released a 1.5 billion-pixel image of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbour, which contains over 100 million stars and spans more than 40,000 light-years. The image of Andromeda galaxy was captured with the Nasa/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the galaxy. Andromeda, otherwise known...

Cope up with technology, public demand, PM tells BTV

Cope up with technology, public demand, PM tells BTV

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today highly praised the role of Bangladesh Television (BTV) in flourishing Bengali culture and heritage across the world asking the national television channel to cope up with technology and public demand. She said, "BTV must produce life-oriented programmes to attract audience. It should not be limited in supplying information. The...

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. He told the BBC:"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." His warning came in response to a question about a revamp of the technology he...

10 rising social networks you should explore

10 rising social networks you should explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network. With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you'll want to keep an eye out. Here's a look...

Why did Google decide to split inbox from Gmail?

Why did Google decide to split inbox from Gmail?

A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently announced Inbox — a major redesign of Gmail was launched. As is the case with all Google products it was first released internally as “dogfood” to let Googlers themselves...

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...

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