Abhishek Salunke

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People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

Angry Birds' falling profits show the perils of being a one-hit wonder

The bad news for Rovio, the company that makes <i>Angry Birds</i>, is that gaming sales were down slightly over last year. The worse news? The private company now has 300 more employees, meaning it made less than half the money it did in 2012. Still, Rovio claims it isn't worried about falling profits, …

Land Rover invention makes front of car 'transparent'

As part of Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Motor Show this week, the manufacturer has unveiled technology …

Facebook will punish publishers who ask for Likes and Shares

In its continued efforts to clean up and optimize your News Feed, Facebook today announced plans to start penalizing pages that bait users into liking and sharing content. Facebook specifically pointed to three kinds of posts it plans to pull from user feeds: "Like-baiting" posts that ask users to …

Robotic Pocket Printer sits in the palm of your hand

Computers keep getting smaller and sleeker, but printers, not so much. There's been a fundamental flaw in the thinking about printers that's kept them from becoming truly mobile: till now, they've operated on the idea that you have to feed a sheet of paper through them. Normally, this means the …

Samsung beaten to the punch on next-gen mobile screens

While Samsung said in January that it's hard at work on a QHD (that's 2,560 x 1,440) AMOLED panel, it won't be the first to show one off. That honor goes to AU Optronics, a Taiwanese display company that makes screens for numerous device manufacturers, Samsung included. The 5.7-inch display …

Sony: stop using our VAIO laptop or risk fire

The new VAIO Fit 11A laptop has a serious battery issue<p>Sony is warning owners of its new VAIO Fit 11A to stop using them immediately after discovering the hybrid laptops are at risk of catching fire, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company is currently in the process of notifying over …

WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon

WhatsApp users may not have to wait much longer for the chance to make phone calls directly from the app.<p>Volunteers who translate the Hindi language received new translation requests this past week, according to a tip received by Windows Phone Central. Text strings seen in the translations point to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 pops up 2 weeks early in Korea, borking the global launch

The long-awaited global launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 missed its launch date. It was not delayed; rather, it started selling two weeks ahead of schedule.<p>This was pulled off by Samsung’s distribution partners in Korea – SK Telecom and KT Telecom. SK Telecom was the first to start selling the device on …

Delta to equip flight attendants with Nokia Lumia 1520s

The Lumia 820 just reached EOL at Delta. The airline's 20,000 flight attendants will be stepping up to the significantly larger Nokia Lumia 1520 "phablet" come this fall, matching the larger form factor that AA currently has in the sky. The 1520s will include flight manuals and can support on-board …

Is your car infested with spiders? Mazda has a software update for that

Mazda has a spider problem, and now it's issuing a voluntary recall to implement a "bug fix" in every sense of the word. A certain species, known as the yellow sac spider, is spinning webs in the vent lines of Mazda 6 sedans. The spider is attracted to gasoline and other hydrocarbons, and despite …

Virgin Mobile cuts excess data charges

<b>Virgin has announced new pricing structures around excess data costs for post-paid customers.</b><p>The changes drop the per MB excess charges from 20.5 …

30-second smartphone charge demonstrated using biological semiconductors

I’d find this video hard to believe were it not for its credentials. The <i>WSJ</i> reports that StoreDot, the start-up behind the technology, has its background in the Nanotechnology department of Tel Aviv University, and it’s been demonstrated at Microsoft’s <i>Think Next</i> conference.<p>Ultra-fast battery …

Updated Moto X may be called Moto X+1, feature leather back

A couple of tantalizing clues of Motorola’s plans for this year came our way over the weekend, courtesy of good old <i>@evleaks</i>.<p>First, the pro leaker published an image that suggests Motorola is going to use the “X+1” name for the successor of the Moto X. As usual, <i>@evleaks</i> doesn’t provide any details …

Coming Soon To The iPhone 7s, 0% To 100% Battery Charging In Under A Minute?

Sick of waiting for your iPhone to finish charging? By 2017, your iPhone could completely charge from 0% to 100% in just 5 minutes, in a portable, consumer-friendly package that will make long charging times a thing of the past.<p>An Israeli startup called StoreDot has demonstrated new technology at …

Nvidia's Shield console can now stream games over the web

Promised two weeks ago and delivered today, Nvidia's big April software update for Shield is highlighted by the introduction of remote game streaming. Until now, the Android-powered handheld was capable of playing graphically intensive games that were being processed by and streamed out of your …