• Software
    Uber Offers Hackers ‘Treasure Map’ to Find Bugs in Its Systems

    Uber, the high-flying transportation firm, is releasing a technical map of its computer and communications systems and inviting hackers to find weaknesses in exchange for cash bounties. While so-called “bug bounties” are not new, Uber’s move shows how mainstream companies are increasingly relying on independent computer researchers to help them bolster their systems. It also […]

  • Internet
    Google’s Cloud Business Nabs Home Depot as Client

    Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google’s cloud. The deal, flagged Tuesday by Google executive Greg DeMichillie in a briefing and expected to be announced formally on Wednesday, highlights the momentum Google […]

  • Tech Updates
    3D Printer, ‘Gecko Grippers’ Head to ISS

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket loaded with supplies and science experiments blasted off from Florida on Tuesday, boosting an Orbital ATK cargo capsule toward the International Space Station. The 194-foot (59-meter) rocket soared off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11:05 p.m. EDT/0305 GMT. United Launch Alliance is […]

  • Internet
    ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Members Face Hacking Charges

    US authorities Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three members of the so-called “Syrian Electronic Army,” which gained notoriety for hacking into news media outlets and making bogus social media posts. The Justice Departments said criminal indictments named Ahmad Umar Agha, 22; Firas Dardar, 27; and Peter Romar, 36, all Syrian nationals. Arrest warrants were issued […]

  • Software
    Google Working on a Keyboard App for iOS

    Google is said to be working on a keyboard app for iOS devices. The Mountain View giant is being said to do so in order to put its search engine “in a highly used” part of the interface and also increase the number of Google searches on the platform. The Verge, citing people familiar with […]

  • Software
    Google Confirms Chrome App Launcher to Retire in July

    Google on Tuesday announced that it will soon kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Confirming the news, Marc Pawliger, Engineering Director, in a blog post explained that while the app launcher helped easily open Chrome apps outside the browser, Google found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux preferred to launch […]

  • Computing
    Intel Says ‘Tick-Tock’ Strategy Isn’t Working Anymore

    Intel will stop following its two-year “tick-tock” development model, according to details contained within a routine report published by the company. The chipmaker’s most recent form 10-K, a financial document filed annually with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, outlines all of its business operations and any details potentially relevant to investors and regulators. […]

  • Software
    Google Offers Free Calls Via Hangouts to Belgium and Turkey

    Google on Wednesday announced that it will offer free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, or Google Voice to Belgium and Turkey. The announcement came in the wake of Brussels attacks that took place early on Tuesday. People who want to connect with their family and friends in Belgium and Turkey can make free calls using […]

  • Ola Acquires Chennai-Based Qarth Tech for Payment Solutions

    Taxi-aggregator Ola today announced acquisition of Chennai-based Qarth Technologies, an IIT Madras incubated startup that offers multi-bank mobile payment solutions. Teams of Qarth and Ola money will join to further build cutting edge solutions to provide a seamless payment experience for users, Ola said in a statement. Ola is already investing on building digital payment […]