Facebook Acquires Virtual Reality Startup Oculus VR For $2 Billion

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After buying the popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion last month, Facebook has made another big acquisition today. This time the social network has acquired virtual reality hardware firm Oculus VR for $2 billion. Founded by Palmer Luckey, Brendan Iribe, Michael Antonov, and Nate Mitchell, Oculus makes the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset mainly used for 3D gaming.“Mobile...
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LG Unveils Smart Bulb That Works With Android and iOS

After announcing its Android smartwatch last week, LG has now taken wraps of a Smart Bulb. The company has introduced its first ever Smart Bulb that can be controlled using smartphone, tablet or Wi-Fi internet.  It works with devices running iOS 6 and higher, and Android 4.3 and higher, to remotely turn the lights in your house on and off.  Due to ‘LG Smart Lighting’ feature, the 10W...
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Microsoft Working On Next Generation ‘No Touch’ Screens and Gesture Interactive Display

Steve Jobs was a visionary who thought touch screens will be the future and boy was he right. Now, Microsoft is developing a new technology that does not involve any kind of touching. The software and tech company is working on a next generation technology that will allow you to control gadgets without having to touch the screen. Tablets, smartphone and even televisions can be controlled with their...
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ibibo Group Acquires Bus Tracking and Analytics Company YourBus.in

Nasper backed ibibo Group has bought online bus tracking and analytics platform,YourBus.in for an undisclosed sum. As a result of the acquisition, ibibo will integrate YourBus platform with its existing online travel portals viz, redbus.in and Goibibo. Founded by Rajesh Mallipeddi and Satya Padmanabham in 2011 YourBus is a GPS-based bus tracking and analytics platform that provides real-time information...
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Google Will Launch An SDK For Wearables Soon

At the ongoing SXSW festival, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome, Android and Apps announced that the company is looking to launch a Software Development Kit (SDK) specifically for wearable device. He said that the SDK will be released in around 2 weeks.Wearable devices are the new hot trend in the tech circuit and there is a lot of conversation around how these devices will fundamentally change...
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Apple’s CarPlay Lets You Access Your iPhone Content In Your Car

It official! Apple is bringing its popular  mobile voice assistant Siri to your car. Originally announced at Apple’s WWDC conference in 2013, CarPlay lets drivers access their iPhone content and maps from the car’s entertainment system. Unveiled at an auto show in Geneva, Switzerland, the hands free service will enable users to make calls,  listen to voicemails, read out messages and responding...
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Boeing Unveils Self-Destructing Android Smartphone

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US based aircraft manufacturer giant Boeing has unveiled its first Android smartphone that self destructs if it happens to fall into wrong hands. Dubbed as Boeing Black, the security-focused phone is developed for people working in defense and homeland security who need to keep communication secure and avoid data loss. FCC records indicate that it supports two SIM cards, and works on GSM, WCDMA...
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GOQii Is A Fitness Band Which Comes With A Personal Coach

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2014 kick started with introduction of an array of wearable technology ranging from a bluetooth connected toothbrush to contact lens that measures your glucose level. Other wearable technology devices like smartwatches and fitness bands have been in the market for some time now. To compete with the fitness tracking market which is gradually becoming crowded, India entrepreneur Vishal Gondal has launched GoQii...
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Google Acquires Spider.io To Tackle Web Ad Fraud

In a bid to identify and stop online ad frauds, Google has acquired Spider.io, an ad fraud detection technology company. Founded three years ago by Douglas de Jager, Spider.io, provides a fraud-fighting service aimed at ensuring the accuracy of advertising metrics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  All seven Spider team members have already joined Google’s anti-fraud team.The London...
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Could This New Gesture Control Technology Make Payments Easier?

Money in its physical form will soon be a rarity. A new gesture recognition technology has enabled users to just wave wallets at computer screens to carry out payment processes. Seemove is an effort from London startup, Seeper.This technology, strictly speaking form an e-wallet point of view, is a little cumbersome when compared with Google wallet or any other service that integrates your handheld...
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