Partnering with a robotics subsidary of Softbank, Nestlé Japan is rolling out a humanoid robot named Pepper in Japanese home appliance stores to sell Nestlé's coffee machines.
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Consumers in Italy who purchase computers with the Microsoft Windows OS pre-installed are now entitled to refunds on their Windows licence if they don't want the OS, as per the Italian Supreme Court.
If you use Apple SIM and select AT&T as your carrier, you can no longer change the carrier to something else, effectively ruining the Apple SIM. It is a broad yet unsurprising move from AT&T.
D-VASIVE by John McAfee is an app that sits in the background of your phone and alerts you whenever another app tries to access your mic or camera, as well as tells you which apps are tracking you.
With Google Inbox invites being so scarce, opportunists have taken to selling the invites on eBay. One auction so far has reached $205.00 + shipping, and others are averaging around the $50.00 mark.
Inbox is an invite-only re-imagination of the standard Gmail. It intelligently groups specific types of mail together and learns your habits to display more important mail above the rest, and more.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been refreshed into the Galaxy S5 Plus, receiving a chipset upgrade to the latest Snapdragon 805 which provides performance increases across the board.
Alibaba, also known as the "Amazon" or "eBay of China," has teamed up with Philips to create their flagship YunOS-powered smartphone, which has some pretty interesting specs.
OnePlus has posted a video showing the testing process of the OnePlus One, putting it through a series of challenges. One of the challenges includes a "sit test," likely referring to #bendgate.
The most recent court case between Microsoft and Samsung has been unredacted, and aside from the 6.8 million Microsoft feels it is owed, it reveals that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in 2013.
Leading the pack, Pioneer Electronics have released a firmware upgrade to their NEX in-dash multimedia range of car head-units which provides support for Apple's CarPlay, including things like Siri.
Students that use Google Apps for Education are getting quite the free upgrade with things such as unlimited Google Drive storage and support for file sizes of up to 5TB.
Third-party software doing a wildcard search for Windows 9* installations might be the reason why Microsoft skipped over the name altogether, according to a redditor claiming to work for Microsoft
In an effort to combat software availability on Chromebooks, Google has joined forces with Adobe to start providing the Photoshop suite on Chromebooks in a scheme called 'Project Photoshop Streaming.'
Expanding their bug bounty program, Microsoft is now offering a minimum of $500 as a reward for exploits found in their online services such as Office 365, Outlook, Yammer and Lync.