Harsha Mohite

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FX comedy 'Chozen' to debut early on Xbox One

FX will debut its new comedy series <i>Chozen</i> on the Xbox One next week, airing it on the console a week before its television premiere. Though the series won't be a Microsoft exclusive beyond that, getting an early debut still plays into its bigger plans for the Xbox One. Microsoft wants owners to …

US 'concerned' about arson attack at Chinese consulate

The State Department said Thursday the United States was deeply concerned by an arson attack on the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, which took place Wednesday and heavily damaged the structure.<p>"The United States is deeply concerned by reports that the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco was …

Cuba leader Raul Castro warns of 'subversive campaign'

<b>Cuban President Raul Castro has warned that Cuba is confronting "ideological and political subversion aimed at toppling its socialist system".</b><p>In a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, Mr Castro said "global power centres" were "subtly introducing neo-liberal and …

Cantor plans ACA security bill vote

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Thursday that he plans to schedule a vote next week on a measure placing more security requirements on the new Obamacare insurance exchanges. He said he’ll draw from legislation that’s been introduced by Reps. Diane Black of Tennessee, Kerry Bentivolio of …

South Sudan rebels 'forcibly recruiting civilians' amid humanitarian crisis

Aid agencies have warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, where fighting continues in spite of the crisis talks currently under way in neighbouring Ethiopia.<p>On Thursday, as the government accused rebel forces of forcibly recruiting civilians for their attempt to march on the …

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Mozilla's Metro-Style Firefox App for Windows 8 Expected March 18

Windows 8 enthusiasts will be disappointed to hear that Mozilla has now delayed the release of its Metro-style Firefox app until March 18.<p>First announced in February 2012, the streamlined browser was previously slated for a December 10 release alongside Firefox 26. It was then pushed back to …

Surface Pro 2 now shipping with faster processor, just two months after launch

Microsoft has started updating the Intel processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablets. The software giant originally released the Surface Pro 2 on October 22nd, and after just two months the latest retail units now contain a processor clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that …

Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London

Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see commuters gliding to work over rooftops<p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your …

Pope Francis nearly triples Vatican City crowds in 2013

<b>Pope Francis drew more than 6.6 million people to his audiences, Masses and other events in Vatican City during his first year in office, figures show.</b><p>The statistics cover the period from the Argentinean's election in March to the end of 2013, the Vatican said.<p>His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, …

Exploding safe which killed Palestinian ambassador was in daily use

Czech police are conducting forensic tests on a safe which blew up when being used by Jamal al-Jamal<p>The safe that exploded and killed the Palestinian ambassador to the <b>Czech Republic</b> had been in daily use according to a spokesman for his embassy.<p>The ambassador, Jamal al-Jamal, died in hospital on …

China man in balloon bound for disputed islands crashes

<b>A Chinese man flying a hot air balloon to a group of disputed islands had to be rescued after his balloon crashed, Japan's Coast Guard has said.</b><p>The man, who said he was a cook, was heading to an East China Sea island chain controlled by Japan, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.<p>The man …

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Windows 8.x Busts Past 10% Market Share As Windows 7 Rises, XP Falls

According to Net Applications, Windows 8.x crossed the 10% barrier in December of 2013. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89% and 3.60% apiece for a combined 10.49% total market share.<p>In the month, Windows 7 picked up 0.88% market share, as Windows XP fell below the 30 percent mark, …

Skype social media platforms hacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

<b>The social media platforms of Skype have been hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).</b><p>The group posted anti-surveillance messages, including a message telling people not to use email services of Microsoft, the owner of Skype.<p>It claimed "they are monitoring your accounts …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …