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Google Adds Microsoft Word, Excel Editing to Latest Chrome OS Build

Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS. The addition means Chrome OS users on the latest build of the company’s browser-based operating system can now experiment with editing Microsoft Word and Excel files.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and …

For Microsoft, it's Haswell that ends well

Throughout their history, Intel and the x86 architecture for which it is known have played a pivotal role in the platform war between Apple and Microsoft.<p>IBM's decision to use Intel chips for the original IBM PC led to Microsoft supporting that landmark computer, and Windows grew on the back of …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

BlackBerry posts $84m loss for Q1 2014, despite 13% revenue growth and 6.8m smartphone shipments

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has reported its first quarter fiscal results for 2014 (ending 1 June) revealing that total revenue and smartphone sales were growing in comparison to its previous quarter.<p>In total, revenue was up to $3.1bn representing a 15 percent increase from its last Q4 …

Samsung to close its desktop PC business? Not so fast

Samsung Electronics is making a huge variety of devices, from MP3 players to refrigerators, and that’s not counting the products of other companies from the Samsung group. Among this myriad of products, Samsung manufactures several desktop computer models, including All-in-One models and the only …

Pakistan says Pervez Musharraf should face treason trial

Pakistan's new prime minister has delivered a tough message to Pervez Musharraf saying his government would prosecute the country's former military dictator for treason, a crime which carries the death penalty.<p>The decision risks bringing the civilian government into conflict with the powerful …

Video Killed The Instagram Star

Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it (and parent Facebook) sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app, Vine. The hope was to give its users a whole new way to share what is happening around them with friends. But while it …

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …

Boot up: Google v DuckDuckGo, porn 'stats' v truth, Glass at Wimbledon and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>DuckDuckGo's post-PRISM growth actually proves no one cares about "private" …

HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 928 (video)

The HTC One, next to the Galaxy S4, is one of the best handsets of the year. The hardware is extremely impressive, and the new and fresh look that Sense 5 brings was much needed. The HTC One is truly one of the best handsets that Android has to offer.<p>On the other side, we have the Lumia 928 — one …

Phones

Microsoft pumps $678M into massive Iowa data center

Microsoft is reportedly investing $678 million to expand its data center in West De Moines, Iowa.<p>The expansion is expected to create 29 new jobs in the local area and has already been awarded $20 million in tax benefits. The plan, dubbed Project Mountain, was revealed by the board of the Iowa …

Facebook reportedly working on a news reader

In a social media-driven world, we share and consume news on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.<p>To encourage this behavior, Facebook is reportedly working on a news-delivery service to add to its mobile offering. Sources familiar with the matter told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that the company …

If Not Together, What's Ahead For Nokia And Microsoft?

Poor Nokia.<p>Once the darling of the mobile phone business with market share above 40%, it has become one of the red headed step children in the super competitive smartphone space. Mixing Nokia’s 1Q 2013 Lumia smartphones sales of 5.6 million units with IDC’s smartphone shipment figure of 216.2 …

Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App

While larger competitors struggle to differentiate themselves with different video lengths, Snapchat could use a different weapon to be the first camera app opened: speed. And unlike filters, this one will be more difficult to copy.<p>Snapchat has a patent, “Single mode visual media capture,” on its …

Why Instagram’s videos are 15 seconds long

“I don’t think that number was made up out of thin air.”<p>Instagram launched video yesterday, as everyone and her social dog knows. But why 15 seconds long, when Vine, the massively growing video-based social network that premiered the medium, is six seconds?<p>“They said it was to give people time to …

Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV

Antennas aren’t just for grandma’s boob tube anymore: 19.3 percent of all US TV households get their TV fix from free over-the-air broadcasts, …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>Liz Fields<p>June 21, 2013 9:32pm (UTC)<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. …

Google lets developers try building applications with on-premise version of App Engine

Google (s goog) is looking to help more companies develop applications in the Google App Engine way — except on companies’ own servers, not on Google …

HTC's 2012 Was So Bad That Execs Had Their Pay Cut In Half

In 2011, top HTC executives earned a combined NT$1.36 billion (about $50 million), according to its annual report released in Taiwan on Friday and cited by Dou. In 2012, they were paid NT$660.5 million (about $22 million) including salary, retirement pay, bonus and profit sharing.<p>Both HTC CEO Peter …

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on what the company and others call the Internet of Everything.<p>That's the idea that more than half of the people and 99 percent of the things on the planet are …

Tourists killed at north Pakistan mountain camp

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988962_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532494060_395efe9dd9a76d1aa553f4f4d82b9c78<p><b>Gunmen have killed 10 people, including at least nine foreign tourists, after storming a hotel in northern Pakistan.</b><p>The nationalities of the victims …

Extremism

Pirate Bay founder faces jail over Swedish hack attack

<b>Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, co-founder of the Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to two years in a Swedish prison for hacking into a bank's computers.</b><p>A Swedish court found Warg guilty of the hack attacks and associated charges of fraud.<p>The attacks were carried out against the Nordea banking group and …

Personal Data

Chinese supercomputer is world's fastest at 33,860 trillion calculations per second

A Chinese university has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost doubling the speed of the US machine that previously claimed the top spot and underlining China's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.<p>The biannual TOP500 listing of the world's fastest supercomputers released yesterday …

Tweet Becomes An 'Official Word' In Latest Oxford English Dictionary Update

For all the talk of multi-million dollar valuations, one to one interactions, and a steadfast refusal to speculate about a flotation, Twitter finally has something that could impress even the most technophobic grandparent. ‘Tweet’ is now an official word, and is included in the Oxford English …

It’s Good for Microsoft, but Are New Windows Stores a Smart Bet for Best Buy?

When Microsoft and Best Buy this week announced the forthcoming launch of 600 Windows Stores within its retail locations, much of the initial …

Best Buy

Microsoft Plans To Build 'Windows Stores' Inside Hundreds Of Best Buys

The plans call for Windows Stores to showcase Microsoft hardware and software in 500 U.S. stores and 100 in Canada. The stores will launch beginning in late June through September, according to a blog post on the company's website.<p>On the Windows website, Chris Capossela, Microsoft's Chief Marketing …

Customer Experience

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Google May Have Won the Waze War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Popular mapping-app Waze has been a hot commodity in the tech world recently, fetching offers from …