OK so you like Windows Phones, but don’t necessarily want to shell out any money for them. This is a pretty high demand to make, however, you may get lucky this weekend if you visit a Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Stores across across the US will be giving away 8 free Windows Phones handsets per day. Read more »
Can’t get enough Call of Duty action? Well you’ll be happy to know that the official trailer is released and it packs a surprise.
The surprise isn’t necessarily a new weapon or game feature, however, it’s actor Kevin Spacey. Read more »
Nokia Lumia 520 is the real hero of the day! The smartphone has saved a police officer’s life when a bullet was fired at him.
The police officer is said to have arrived at his house while two robbers while looting it. Read more »
There are apps for tracking progress for everything: from running performance, to how you shoot a basketball properly, to surfing, and now, you can add brushing your teeth to that list.
Oral B’s “Smart Series” toothbrush is an electric toothbrush with built-in bluetooth, and a mobile app to help track your teeth-cleaning progress. Read more »
Stephen Elop has some reasons to smile. The former Nokia head has made €24.2 million ($33.4 million) in cash and shares before his return to Microsoft, according to a report from Reuters.
Elop’s compensation ended up 25% higher than what was originally envisaged when Nokia’s acquisition was announced. Read more »
Starting on May 1 Nokia will have a new CEO – Rajeev Suri. Suri has been with Nokia since 1995 and has been the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks (now rebranded Nokia Networks) since October 2009.
Considering Nokia Networks is the big bread earner in the new Nokia, the one after the sale of the phone division, the choice makes sense. Read more »
Microsoft, with the help of its hardware partners, is making a $1 billion donation to schools in the United States to help them modernize and buy desktop PCs. The PCs in question are under $300 each, and that’s where the help of the company’s hardware partners in the face of Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Toshiba is felt most.
Microsoft’s Education CTO Cameron Evans told CNET that because of the donation, he hopes that the children will become loyal Windows fans in the future. However, currently the focus is helping them have access to better technology, which will improve the quality of education. Read more »
When the Raspberry Pi was released, hackers and tinkerers around the world rejoiced at all of the wonderful things they would be able to accomplish with the little $40 computer that could.
You can add create a working cell phone to the list of amazing feats that the Raspberry Pi is capable of. Read more »
Facebook released its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Wednesday. The company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, up by 72% over the same period last year.
The report also revealed that the average revenue per user (ARPU) has been increased across globe as compared to the previous years. Read more »
Tired of having to carry a cell phone charger around, but don’t want to worry about running out of juice?
Well there’s an iPhone case that may have the answer to all of your worries: the Prong PWR Case. Read more »
Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe all found themselves wrapped up in an anti-trust lawsuit that will have them forking over $324m in damages from former employees.
The basis of the lawsuit brought against the aforementioned companies was that they made agreements that they would not hire employees who previously worked from the other companies. For example, an ex Adobe employee wouldn’t be able to secure a job at Google, an ex Apple employee with Intel and so on and so forth. Read more »
It’s been a long time coming but the acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft was expected and was finalized today. And Microsoft isn’t wasting any time with publicly showing the change.
Images from Harri Kiljander (Director of F-Secure Lokki) show what appears to be Nokia House in Finland with a crane truck up front, preparing to take down Nokia’s logo and another photo showing the S and F from Microsoft’s logo, reportedly being prepared for mounting. The “On The Move” sign under the Nokia logo adds an air of irony to the otherwise saddening image. Read more »
Amazon just announced its financial results for the January-Mach quarter and it beat analysts’ expectations with $19.74 billion in revenue, up 23% compared to the first quarter of last year.
The retailer has been making big moves recently – it released a set top box (Fire TV), a tool to make shopping easier (Dash) and made some HBO shows available on its streaming services. It’s rumored to be working on a phone too. Read more »
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President at Google and the father of Google+, has left the company. Gundotra announced his departure from the company in a post on Google+.
Gundotra has been working for Google for close to eight years, and has worked on many projects, the biggest ones being Google+ and Google I/O. He was frequently seen at the latter, giving keynotes at the company’s launch events. Read more »
Qualcomm, maker of chipsets and wireless modems, published its quarterly financial report and the numbers shows an increase in revenue and net income compared to the same quarter last year.
“We delivered another solid quarter, driven by demand for our leading multimode 3G/LTE chipset solutions and record licensing revenues,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. Read more »