One way or the other ridesharing service Uber always finds itself in the news, whether its due to protests in a country where it’s trying to operate or the behaviour of some driver. Yesterday a report claimed that Uber shows “ghost cars” to users in its app to give the impression that a large number of cars are available for them to catch a ride on even when users are given long waiting periods for requested rides. Uber is denying that it does this.

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From the looks of things drones are going to have a major presence in our lives just a few years down the road whether we like it or not when the technological challenges are overcome and regulatory hurdles are cleared. Amazon is already calling for drone-only airspace while it tries its hand at delivering packages using drones. A Johns Hopkins doctor is conducting a new study to see if it would be feasible to have drones carry blood to emergencies.

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As modern vehicles become connected they also become vulnerable to attacks from hackers. Only recently it was demonstrated how hackers can remotely gain access to a Jeep and run it into a ditch even while being miles away from the car. Hacker Samy Kamkar has discovered a vulnerability in OnStar which can allow hackers to remote unlock and start the car.

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It was rumored a few months back that Samsung might be developing a new variant of the Galaxy S5, its 2014 flagship and while there has been no official confirmation from the company as yet multiple reports and leaks have revealed that it carries model number SM-G903F and is called Galaxy S5 Neo. This handset has been spotted today at a Dutch online retailer where it’s available for purchase with plans being provided by three of the country’s major carriers.

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Microsoft may have released Windows 10 for PCs but there’s a version of this operating system that’s still being anxiously awaited by many people across the globe, Windows 10 Mobile is poised to arrive in a couple of months and today Microsoft has confirmed the models of Lumia handsets which will be the first to receive this new update. This is where you cross your fingers and hope that your Lumia device has made it on the list which is available after the break.

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It was reported last week that Huawei appeared to be on track to overtake Microsoft as the world’s third largest smartphone vendor and today there are concrete numbers to support its rise, Huawei has indeed taken this position from the Redmond-based company. The latest data from market research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Microsoft has lost considerable ground to Huawei over the second quarter of this year.

Read full post →Huawei Is Indeed World’s Third Largest Smartphone Vendor


Gambia, West Africa-based The Wife Project has launched a new Kickstarter campaign today to create a mobile application and website which is going to help connect female farmers in Gambia connect and sell their produce directly to customers in urban markets. The Wife Project engages 300 rural women farmers in gardening, farming and entrepreneurship to reduce their poverty and helps them create a better life for themselves.

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Shooting a video in low light can be very tricky and frustrating no matter how capable of a camera you’re using, you have to make adequate arrangements for lighting to ensure that the video comes out just the way you like it. Canon wants to rid you of those worries though, it has developed a new camera that sees much better in the dark than you do, it can shoot full HD color footage even if it’s almost completely dark.

Read full post →Canon Has A New Camera That Sees Better In The Dark Than You Do


Android OEMs have a habit of preloading many applications on their devices which might appeal to some users but are just a source of nuisance for others because they end up taking valuable storage space, particularly on devices that don’t support external memory expansion. Samsung is quite famous for preloading multiple applications so much so that it was sued by a committee in China for this practice, the company has now said that it will allow users in China to remove these apps for good.

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If you’ve been following the news this week then you might have heard about Stagefright, a flaw discovered in Android which can allow hackers to access a target’s device by simply sending a MMS message. It appears that this is not the only video-related vulnerability present in the leading mobile platform, there’s another which uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in websites or apps to basically put the Android device into a vegetative state.

Read full post →Another Android Security Flaw Discovered