Month: November 2015

New Tracker to Monitor Health of Guide Dogs

Researchers have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs in order to keep tabs on the health and well being of their canine companions. “Dogs primarily communicate through their movements and posture, which makes it difficult or impossible for people who are blind to fully understand their dogs’ […]

Android Wear v1.4 App Reportedly Causing Issues; Users Lament Pulled Features

It appears the Android Wear v1.4 update for the companion app, which rolled out earlier this month, and packed in more features than anticipated, also has some bugs that you weren’t expecting. Several users are reporting issues on their Android Wear watches after installing the recent software update. Many users have taken to Google Play […]

Google+ Revamped With Focus on Communities and Collections

US Internet colossus Alphabet on Tuesday revamped Google+ online social network focused on people’s interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets. “We’re starting to introduce a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities and Collections front and center,” director of streams Eddie Kessler said in a blog post. “Now focused around interests, the new Google+ is […]

Anonymous Hackers Claim to Take Down 5,500 IS Accounts

The hacker group Anonymous claimed Tuesday to have taken out 5,500 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. The loosely organized hacking collective made the claim in a tweet one day after launching #OpParis campaign, which stepped up an earlier effort to shut down social media accounts […]

Microsoft Gets Serious About Security as Apple Eyes Enterprise Market

In the mid 2000s, Microsoft’s security reputation was so bad that Apple parodied it as part of its famous “Get a Mac” commercials. “You okay?” a casually dressed Justin Long, representing a Mac, asked a sneezing, suited PC stand-in John Hodgman in one spot. “No, I’m not okay. I have that virus that’s going around,” […]

Taxi Owners, Lenders Sue New York City Over Uber

Taxi owners and lenders on Tuesday sued New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation of the popular ride-sharing business Uber was destroying their businesses and threatening their livelihoods. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accused the defendants of violating yellow cab drivers’ exclusive right to pick up passengers on […]

Google Searches Itself to Build More Productive Teams

Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grouse about their jobs and bosses as they struggle to get assignments done. The Internet company tackled the puzzling problem with a study that concluded how teams work together is more important than who is on […]

Ola Raises $500 Million From SoftBank, Didi Kuaidi, and Others

Taxi aggregator Ola has raised $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,299 crores) from Baillie Gifford, Tiger Global, SoftBank Group and others to fuel capacity building and drive new use cases as it up the ante to compete with rivals like US-based Uber and homegrown Meru. Ola has closed the Series F funding, raising $500 million from […]