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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Intel and SMS Audio releases ’50 Cent’ branded ‘smart’ headphones

Collaboration with SMS Audio, Intel has unveiled a new series of fitness ‘wearable’ headphones that allows you to measure hear rate. This smart headphones will come with a brand name of famous entertainer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. The smart headphones powered with fitness metrics, technology and fashion that gives an excellent look and comforts to the users. Intel and SMS ...

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Google acquires ‘Jetpac City Guides’ iOS app for an undisclosed sum

Google has acquired Jetpac, an expertise in image recognition for an undisclosed sum. Jetpac City Guides iOS app has been a successful venture of the company, Jetpac. It’s time for Jetpac to board its final flight to the silicon valley. It is unknown that whether Google has decided to integrate Jetpac’s own image-recognition technology in its searching services or not. ...

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Sam Lessin, VP of Product Management of Facebook is Leaving

This week, Sam Lessin, Vice President of Facebook Product Management has announced on his Facebook page that ‘he is leaving the social network.’ Sam Lessin joined Facebook after Facebook acquired his Drop.io in the year of 2010. Now, The Key Employee of Facebook has mentioned that he is leaving and he mentioned it on his Facebook page with mixed emotions. ...

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Motorola to launch Moto 360, Moto X+1and Moto G2 on September 4

Motorola has planned to launch the next generation Moto X+1, Moto G2 and Moto 360 at its launch event scheduled for September 4th. According to the reports, the launch event of Moto 360 and two phenomenal smartphones in Chicago, USA. In the Invite, Motorola has used an awesome method to invite others via Cootie Catcher. It comes with multi-colored origami art ...

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Apple iPhone 6 release date, specifications and more [Updated]

We have summed up some of the leaked information and rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone, including the release date, specifications and more. Let’s go through the information we have till date. The next generation Apple iPhone 6 has been expected to unveil on September 9, 2014. Previously, rumor says that iPhone 6 will launch on September 19th, but Re/code ...

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Microsoft launches WindUp against Snapchat for Windows Phone users

Microsoft really made a huge impact over the hearts of Windows mobile users by introducing WindUp application for windows mobiles. Microsoft Research has developed this application, especially for the windows mobile users. This application was basically built to support text, audio and video messages similar to other application and also user can send disposable message similar to Snapchat. But Microsoft ...

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Samsung acquires ‘Internet of Things’ startup SmartThings for $200 million

Samsung has just announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired an ‘Internet of Things’ technology start-up SmartThings, reportedly for $200 million. The so-called SmartThings used to build and sells various home automation kits for the customers. SmartThings sell automation kits that come with motion sensors and also with moisture sensors; these sensors used to send all information to a central hub. ...

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Microsoft mocks Apple MacBook Air in new Surface Pro 3 commercial

Microsoft’s recently launched Surface Pro 3 is a bridge between the laptop and a tablet. Microsoft has launched a new set of advertisements this weekend, which says that Surface Pro 3 will be a good choice for the people who want to use their laptop wherever they want, especially, better than Apple MacBooks. In those set of advertisements, Microsoft targets the users of ...

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Facebook messenger isn’t spying on you, and not stealing your data

Most of the internet blog started to tweak about “don’t trust Facebook”, since the Facebook app pushes its users to download Messenger app. The permissions required by the Messenger app sounds ominous and the Facebook app is forcing its users to download Messenger app, if they were going to send private messages from the Facebook app. Facebook Inc., uses its ...

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Time Warner Cable fans can win an exclusive Scotland experience

outlander

Time Warner Cable has announced the exclusive launch of STARZ Outlander sweepstakes today. Facebook Fans of Time Warner Cable can win a chance for Vacation trip to Scotland and also they can win a one-year subscription to STARZ. Grand Prize will be given to one by selecting one participant and the Grand-Price consists of Nine-night trip for two to Edinburgh, ...

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