On Wednesday, Google sent out invitations to the media for a July 24-scheduled event to be held in San Francisco; thereby hinting that the company is apparently set to introduce its next-generation Nexus tablet.
The press event for which Google has sent out the invitees will be hosted by Google executive Sundar Pichai, who oversees the company's Android and Chrome operating systems.
There has been a sharp rise seen in the number of monkeys used in laboratories in the UK and in 2012, the number of animal experiments carried out in the UK topped four million.
According to the Home Office statistics, the university carried out about 4.11million experiments. Apart from the university, the experiments were carried out by charity and commercial labs in 2012. As compared to 2011, this showed an 8 per cent jump.
Within a week of the launch of a revamped Maps application for Android users, Google has now announced the roll out of the overhauled Google Maps for iOS app. The company started rolling the Google Maps 2.0 update for iOS users on Tuesday.
The version 2.0 of Google Maps for iOS is now available in the App Store in Asia; and is likely to be available in the US store soon. Meanwhile, the older version of the Google Maps app has been removed from the iTunes App Store in the US, but will probably be brought back shortly.
With Chinese news outlet Xinhaunet revealing in a recent report that a 23-year-old Chinese woman - named Ma Ailun - was electrocuted last Thursday while using her iPhone 5 which was recharging, tech giant Apple said that it will "fully investigate" the electrocution-by-iPhone report.
Though news agency Xinhua has confirmed that the death of Ma Ailun, in the north-western city of Xinjiang, is being investigated by the police officials, it also added alongside that the police has not yet verified if the iPhone 5 was the cause of the unfortunate incident.
Finnish handset-maker Nokia's new flagship handset - the high-end Lumia 928 - is fairly similar to the company's previous top-of-the-line smartphone, the Lumia 920. Despite the fact that the Lumia 928 has been launched by the company after six months of the Lumia 920 launch, there are hardly any noticeable distinguishing features in the new handset.
South Korean device maker LG Electronics said in a Friday announcement that it has launched two new Ultra high-definition (Ultra HD) TV sets, with smaller panels, in the US. The launch of the new Ultra HD models, which the company started selling in Los Angeles on Thursday, is part of LG's efforts to expand its presence in the US.
Photo-sharing service Instagram revealed in a Wednesday announcement that users with public profiles will now be able to add Web embeds; a move which will make it easier for them to share their pictures and videos on the Web.
With Web embeds added to Instagram service, it will now be possible for users to embed content - photo or video - into any Web page, by visiting the content using their favorite Internet browser.
A two-week formal training should be a pre-requisite for healthcare assistants, HCAs. A report has stated that before taking up basic duties, HCAs must take a two-week formal training.
A journalist has filed the report, which stated that no minimum standard of care has been decided for these employees before they start doing their work or they are permitted to work.
The journalist stated that only a training DVD is given before a new position is started and it was also suggested by the journalist that a Certificate of Fundamental Care should be earned by HCAs.
With Microsoft reportedly set to announce a major reorganization of the company on Thursday, COO Kevin Turner said that Microsoft will "keep fighting" its competitors in services as well as devices arena.
Addressing nearly 15,000 attendees at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston on Wednesday, Turner said that his company has "high respect but no fear of competitors"; and added that the company is "doubling down and making sure we are fighting and evangelizing our story."
In a Monday announcement, no-contract wireless carrier MetroPCS revealed that it has enhanced its 4G handset lineup, with the addition of the Samsung's latest flagship smartphone - the popular Galaxy S4.
According to a report by US security software maker McAfee, South Korea military secrets are apparently being targeted by a mysterious hacking group which wiped tens of thousands of PC hard drives in the country earlier this year.
Following a gallbladder surgery, a woman had a sciatic nerve in her leg that was damaged as she stayed in a hospital. The woman is said to be suffering from the `foot orgasm syndrome'.
The report has claimed that the woman who is 55-years-old experienced orgasmic sensations six times a day and these were triggered by her left foot and she has now been cured.
The lady is known as Mrs A and experienced peaks of sexual excitement that she enjoyed with her husband by just walking or even when she stood still.
Close on the heels of the last-week release of the first press images of the forthcoming Motorola Droid Maxx handset, a picture of the white model of Motorola's Verizon-bound Droid Ultra handset has now been leaked over on XDA developer's forum.
The image of the white Motorola Droid Ultra was leaked by a user called xavierk75, who is a member of the XDA developers' forum. It is the first picture to be posted by the mentioned user; and it does not carry any other details about the white version of the Droid Ultra handset.
According to reports, Apple has expanded the beta of iWork for iCloud service - which was announced at the company's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference last month - to free tier developers, after having initially limited the service to those who had a paid developer subscription. The service brings Apple's iWork suite at par with Google Docs and other similar offerings.
With struggling social-game maker Zynga having revealed recently that it has hired the game-industry veteran - and former Microsoft executive - Don Mattrick as its new CEO, a Reuters report has disclosed that the base salary which Mattrick will receive in the first year of his appointment with Zynga will be $1 million. In addition to the salary, Mattrick will also get a sign-on bonus of $5 million and a bonus of $2 million.
In a move which underscores Yahoo's apparent quest for more brilliant ideas in mobile applications, the Internet firm revealed on Monday that it has acquired Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions.
Yahoo's Bignoggins acquisition deal - the financial terms of which have not been disclosed officially - marks the latest purchase for the Internet company, which has inked a number of small deals since CEO Marissa Meyer took over the reins of the company almost a year back.
Gardeners could soon be looking for the finest slug-killing products. This product is used as an attack of Spanish "killer slugs" that has taken over the UK.
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