Rohit Sanyal

30 Added | 2 Magazines | 3 Followers | @spdpolice | Keep up with Rohit Sanyal on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rohit Sanyal”

Overstock.com Exceeds $1M In Bitcoin Transactions In Two Months

Surprise! People have bitcoins and want to spend them, a fact that Overstock.com quickly discovered after they started accepting bitcoin payments.<p>“We did not expect to hit this milestone so quickly,” states Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick M. Byrne. “Bitcoin customers are good customers, and …

Weathered old HTC HD2 dresses up like a Nokia X

You may remember the HTC HD2 from posts such as "will it play Tekken 3?" and "wait, it runs Windows RT now?" Despite the handset's age, a stalwart community keeps it relevant by getting anything and everything to run on the developer favorite. It's only fitting, then, that the HD2 be one of the …

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …

Autos

WhatsApp apologises to users for system crash

By Declan Harvey<i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p>WhatsApp has apologised to users after its system went down for more than two hours on Saturday evening.<p>The team behind the instant messaging service blamed "server issues" for the crash.<p>WhatsApp has more than 450 million global users every month.<p>On Wednesday …

Mark Zuckerberg

LG is reportedly building Google's smartwatch

LG is building Google's long-awaited smartwatch, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Citing "a person familiar with the situation" in Barcelona, the <i>Journal</i> claims that LG's hardware partnership with Google will soon expand to include the wrist-worn device. But it may not be the only manufacturer …

First of 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets arrives, this one from HP

Hewlett-Packard's latest tablet is described as the new "64-bit ElitePad" -- a sign that Windows 8.1 tablets running on Intel's Bay Trail chip will begin to go 64-bit.<p>Hewlett-Packard is one of the first to offer 64-bit compatibility on Windows 8.1 with a tablet using Intel's latest mobile …

IPad Air

Currents officially transitions to Google Play Newsstand with latest update

When Google Play Newsstand made its debut back in November, the folks in Mountain View let us know that Currents would be merged with the new app. Well, the day has come when Currents officially bites the dust. With a recent update, users are prompted to click through to Newsstand when trying to …

Japan Is The Most Potentially Lucrative Market For Gaming Apps, Says Distimo

Mobile analytics firm Distimo just released a new report showing how the most successful apps monetize around the world. According to it, the five most potentially lucrative markets for gaming apps are Japan, Australia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, in that order. In …

Google Now smartwatch reportedly one of three upcoming HTC wearables

HTC will demonstrate the first of three upcoming wearable products next week, a source tells <i>Bloomberg</i>. The Taiwanese manufacturer will show a smartwatch prototype to carriers at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The source says the watch, which HTC has "no plans to show publicly" in Barcelona, …

Here's why Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion (£11.3 billion) in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>Revealed …

CES 2014: A Portable Battery That Can Charge A Phone...And Jump Start A Car

Your new roadtrip companion<p>Amidst the never-ending phone accessories at CES, this one stood out: A portable battery that can charge your phone AND jumpstart your car. The PowerAll is a rechargeable 12000-mAh battery with two USB ports (it holds roughly six charges for a smartphone) and a built-in …

Gear & Gadgets

CES 2014: Lenovo's Horizon 2 Tabletop PC Is A Media-Sharing Monster

Just when you thought desktops were passe, Lenovo pulls you back in...<p>Just when you thought it was time to give up on desktops, Lenovo has made one worth at least a little notice. With a large 27-inch touch display, Intel Core i7 internals, a battery, and the ability to function as a standard …

Intel Corporation

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Playlist

Review: LG's Flexible and Self-Healing Smartphone

Curved smartphones have hogged the limelight this year in the gadget world for their groundbreaking technology in hardware — Samsung became the first to roll out a smartphone with a curved display screen in October this year, and LG followed shortly after with the G Flex.<p>The G Flex is LG’s take on …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

Tech Names Dominate List of World’s Most Valued Brands as Apple and Google Top the List

Valuing brands isn’t necessarily an exact science, but each year the folks at Interbrand do their level best to engage in this sort of alchemy.<p>The …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

California

Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto 5 game

Three teenagers charged after victim, 23, was attacked on way home from launch event for violent video game<p>Three teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who had bought the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 only 80 minutes earlier.<p>The 23-year-old man was attacked as he made …

LG G2: A Solid Performer Held Back by Design, Software Flaws

When people ask me for phone-buying advice, more often than not the question goes something like this: Apple or Samsung? And it’s not surprising to …

HP’s 4 new Slates are BFFs with Android

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This holiday season, HP(s hpq) will have not one single new Android(s goog) tablet available. That’s because it will actually …

Moto X is coming to Republic Wireless for $299 with $5 monthly plan

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Motorola<p>Republic Wireless is best known for offering unlimited talk, text and data for just $19 per month. But up …

Tim Cook: Apple Will Never, Ever Make a Cheap iPhone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many had expected that with iPhone saturation in richer places like America and Europe, Apple would …

The Ubuntu Edge campaign is in trouble, and here’s why

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>The more I track how Canonical is handling the crowdfunding campaign for its Ubuntu Edge smartphone, the more I think it’s …

Microsoft Office for Android now available, but not for tablets

Microsoft is extending its Office mobile software to Android this week, bringing basic editing to smartphones running Android 4.0 or higher. Following the release of Office for iPhone, the Android variant is almost identical in what it provides and its requirements. You'll need to sign into the …

Samsung Denies Inflated Galaxy S4 Performance for Tests

Samsung has denied claims that it tweaks its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to help create inflated perform scores during benchmark tests.<p>AnandTech claims the company set the device to yield an 11 percent performance enhancement for benchmarking applications, which does not carry over into regular …

HP launches Android-based SlateBook 'PC'

HP's Android 'PC' has arrived. It packs Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on July 30, 2013 1:39 PM PDT. It has been updated to include confirmation from HP.<p>The SlateBook x2, Hewlett-Packard's foray …

Android News

The Galaxy S4 Is Samsung’s Fastest Shipping Smartphone Ever

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset is on track to become the company’s “bestselling” smartphone. As long as you define “bestselling” as “bestselling to …