Monthly Archives: February 2014

Google debuts online education tool Oppia to help anyone create interactive activities for teaching others

Google launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people from around the world through a Web interface, without

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New Skype users can now sign up with a Microsoft account

In addition to including Microsoft account support in its Windows Phone app, Skype today also started letting new users signing up on Skype.com to register with a Microsoft account (in addition to a Facebook account). Here are the advantages of doing so, according to the Microsoft-owned company: Less to remember with just one email address

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Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on: A promising rival to the Samsung Galaxy S5

Just six months after the Xperia Z1, Sony is back with another flagship Android smartphone. Given the short space of time that’s elapsed between the two announcements, it’s understandable that the Xperia Z2 offers small, understated improvements over its predecessor. The 5.1-inch full HD (1080p) display is a fraction larger and brighter than the Xperia

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Samsung Gear Fit: The Most Promising Wrist Wearable to Date

At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung didn’t just double-down on its investment in wrist wearables, it tripled-down, with the unveiling of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. Of the three products, the Gear Fit is the most interesting — not just in terms of its design — but in terms of its

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Twitter will now display Promoted Accounts in search results

Twitter is continuing to ramp up its monetization efforts, after it confirmed that it’s introducing Promoted Accounts to search results. Given that Promoted Tweets were already visible through search, this move isn’t all that surprising. And it’s one more way for Twitter to offer eyeballs to companies advertising against related search terms. So now, not only will you

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Samsung S5 Vs Samsung S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5: What’s New?

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S5, the successor to the Galaxy S4, during its Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona. After all the rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled its fifth flagship smartphone to take on Apple and Microsoft, as well as the many other Android OEMs. Before you run out and buy the latest and greatest

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LinkedIn Shows You Who Visits Your Profile adding personalized tips for how users can generate more profile views

LinkedIn updated the “who’s viewed your profile” section of its platform on Monday, adding personalized tips for how users can generate more profile views. The new layout includes more detailed analytics about which LinkedIn members visit your profile page. Now users will be able to see which industries their viewers work in, and whether or not

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WhatsApp will add voice calls in Q2 2014 after passing 465 million monthly active users

WhatsApp will add voice calls in Q2 2014 after passing 465 million monthly active users

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum today has revealed that voice calling will be added to the cross-platform messaging service during Q2 2014. While we don’t know which platform it will be landing on first, or exactly how it will be implemented, it signals the first significant evolution of WhatsApp following its $19 billion acquisition by Facebook.

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Huawei launches pocket-friendly MediaPad X1 and M1 Android tablets at MWC 2014

Huawei has announced two new Android tablets – the MediaPad X1 and MediaPad M1 – at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona today. The MediaPad X1, which was heavily rumored ahead of the event, has a 7-inch, 1080p HD display (323PPI) and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. Internal storage is pegged at 16GB, there’s on-board 4G LTE connectivity and

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