Latest Surface Phone rumors hint at possible specs, expected availability

Latest Surface Phone rumors hint at possible specs, expected availability

Recent rumors from China have hinted at the expected specifications of Microsoft’s much-anticipated ‘Surface Phone’ handset, which will be powered by the company’s Windows operating system.

The latest Surface Phone rumors from China are now making rounds on the Internet despite the fact that Microsoft has recently hinted at its unwillingness to compete in the consumer smartphone market for long.

‘No Man's Sky’ fans sending death threats to game’s developers over its delayed launch

‘No Man's Sky’ fans sending death threats to game’s developers over its delayed launch

With game developer Hello Games having revealed in a recent announcement that the North America launch of the much-awaited ‘No Man’s Sky’ science-fiction-themed game has been delayed from June to August, several reports have revealed that the game’s developers are receiving death threats from ‘No Man’s Sky’ fans infuriated by the delay in the game’s launch.

Study: Product recalls across almost all product categories are on the rise

Study: Product recalls across almost all product categories are on the rise

According to the findings of a survey carried out by an insurance company, the scope and complexity of product recalls has been on the rise in recent years, across almost all categories of products.

Going by the latest statistics shared by the insurance company, there has been a two-fold increase in the number of annual food recalls since 2002. The study also showed that, on average, at least one recall is announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - the primary products watchdog of the US government - almost every day.

Google app for iOS updated; adds support for AMP pages

Google app for iOS updated; adds support for AMP pages

Tech giant Google announced the rollout of an updated version of its Google app for iOS on Friday. The update enhances Google’s iOS app -- for Apple’s popular devices like iPhone and iPad -- with the inclusion of some interesting new features.

One of the most useful additions which Google has made in the updated version of its Google app for iOS is that the app now boasts support for Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project.

Three outlines its plans to block ads on mobile devices

Three outlines its plans to block ads on mobile devices

On Friday, UK wireless carrier Three outlined its strategy for blocking advertising on mobile devices.

The move comes a few months after reports released in February hinted that Three is working on ad-blocking initiative, in partnership with Shine, an enterprise which boastfully claims that it has the requisite mechanism to ad-block "all of the mobile Web."

ACLU asks federal judge to allow it to join Microsoft in US data gag order lawsuit

ACLU asks federal judge to allow it to join Microsoft in US data gag order lawsuit

On Thursday, civil rights non-profit American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a request with a federal judge to allow it to join software giant Microsoft in the company's 'gag order' lawsuit against the US government.

Microsoft has filed the 'gag order' lawsuit against the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in April, challenging the use of gag orders by government authorities to tech companies, for preventing the companies from informing their customers about the authorities' user-data demands.

Microsoft announces new mini game for console edition of Minecraft

Microsoft announces new mini game for console edition of Minecraft

Microsoft has revealed in a Thursday announcement that it is launching a new mini game -- called 'Battle' -- for the console version of Minecraft.

The new 'Battle' mini game will become available to gamers for free in June. The game will be playable by up to four local gamers using split screen mode, or up to eight gamers connected online through Xbox Live.

Microsoft will reportedly unveil two streaming devices at E3

Microsoft will reportedly unveil two streaming devices at E3

In a recent report, Petri’s Brad Sams has revealed that tech biggie Microsoft will likely unveil a pair of streaming devices at the forthcoming 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month.

The two streaming devices which Sams expects Microsoft to introduce at the E3 event include a Chromecast-like media stick; and a Roku-like, stripped-down version of the Xbox One which will probably be dubbed ‘Xbox TV.’

House Republicans release plan to slash FCC’s budget by $69M

House Republicans release plan to slash FCC’s budget by $69M

This week, House Republicans tabled a budget bill which proposes a $69 million reduction in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s budget.

The plan released by House Republicans is aimed at preventing the enforcement of Net Neutrality regulations by the FCC. In addition, the proposal also attempts to prevent "rate regulation" by the FCC, and to hinder the agency's plans to bolster competition in the set-top box market.

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