1. Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

    The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps.

    Google, however, has never provided details or a time frame for its long-term plan to put Android...


  2. The unprecedented H@ck of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyber-attack ever inflicted on an American business.

    The fallout from the H@ck that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails and other company materials.

    Federal investigators believe there is a connection between the Sony H@ck and the...


  3. The Sony Pictures cyber-attack has seen several juicy nuggets leaked to the Web, with the publishing of a number of the company's emails causing much furore across industries, apart from the leak of several movies ahead of release. The most recent of these leaks revolves around Sony's next flagship smartphone, the device expected to be called the Xperia Z4.

    Earlier this week, a draft script of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, was leaked to the Web, and film producers Eon Productions confirmed it was an early version of the official script. The movie is set to launch in November....


  4. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the H@cking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the H@ck on the communist government.

    Speaking of executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Obama said at a year-end news conference, "I wish they had spoken to me first. ... We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship."

    Obama said he...


  5. Reality star Kim Kardashian has become the most followed person on Instagram by surpassing Justin Bieber, after he lost more than 3.5 million followers in a fake follower purge. Bieber, 20, originally had 23.8 million followers, which went down to 20.3 million losing his first place to the
    'Keeping Up With the Kardashian' star and is now on third place after the singer Beyonce Knowles, reported Ace Showbiz. Kardashian, 34, also lost around 1.3 million followers after the purge, closing the day at 22.2 million followers. Knowles also lost around 866,000 followers and is currently on second...


  6. Gameloft has launched Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War, the latest game in the Brothers in Arms franchise. In this you playSergeant Wright and lead your band of highly trained brothers and use their special abilities in the heat of battle. You can experience a dramatic, life-changing journey in the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, says Gameloft.

    Highlights of Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War
    • Utilize your brothers’ arsenals to gain a tactical advantage!
    • Employ their diverse abilities: Air Strike, Molotov Cocktail, Rocket Blast, Mortar Fire and many more....


  7. Rockstar Games have finally launched the Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for Android. In the game, you play Huang Lee searches for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world after being left to die. The game was launched for iOS four years back. The latest update for iPhone and iPad brings new highly customizable touchscreen controls, physical controller support, high resolution widescreen display on supported devices and...


  8. Samsung SM-J100H, an unknown smartphone has surfaced on official website in the form of user agent profile. This reveals WVGA display and and 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor, but the GFXBench listing reveals detailed of the smartphone that includes a 4.8-inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1908 processor with Vivante GC7000UL GPU and Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS....


  9. Yahoo! has updated its Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad with new animated effects. The Android app now shows animated effects for rain, snow, fog, heat, lightning and frost and the iOS app that already had some animated effects now shows lightning and frost in addition to those. These effects are animated through leveraging bleeding-edge graphics technology typically only seen in video games, says the company.


    In addition to new animated effects, the update also adds new designs...


  10. Google plans to roll out Android 5.1 update by February of 2015, according to a report from AndroidPIT. Google started rolling out the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update for the Nexus devices last month and recently rolled out a minor Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) update to fix some bug. According to the report, the Android 5.1 would bring new features such as update with Silent Mode, changes to the Material Design color palette, improved RAM management and more.

    The report says that the details have been confirmed by couple of...