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Chrome Update Ensures Attackers Won’t Be Able to Hide Malicious Extensions

A recent change made to Google Chrome has many users anxious. Many people aren’t able to piece together why Chrome is showing them icons for all of their installed extensions. For those who are looking for an answer as well, fret not, it is just a security measure from Google. Originally planned last year, Google last week flipped the switch ... Read More »

Fingerprint Scanners Not Foolproof, Can Be Tricked by Inkjet Printers: Report

You may think using a fingerprint sensor is a very secure method to lock down your smartphone, and you’re right, in most cases it indeed is. But don’t mistake this biometric technology as foolproof. Case in point, researchers at Michigan State University have found a way to unlock your smartphone using things like an off-the-shelf inkjet printer. The researchers say ... Read More »

Pay Hikes in 2016 to be Slightly Lower at 10.3%: Study

New Delhi: Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 per cent across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes. According to a research by Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, the 10.3 per cent pay rise across sectors represents a slight dip ... Read More »

Steam Bundles May Soon Be Priced Flexibly

Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam will soon introduce dynamic pricing for bundles, if reports are to be believed. The amount you pay will reflect what you already have in your library.   “With Steam Bundles, if a customer already [owns] some items in the Bundle, they will pay for and receive only the items not already in their account,” the ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Your Xbox One to Be a Gaming PC

Information has been trickling out after Microsoft’s press event last week. While we’ve known that Forza 6 is coming to Windows 10 PCs in Spring and Gear of War: Ultimate Edition finally available on the Windows 10 Store, Xbox head Phil Spencer made a comment worth noting. He feels that consoles should be upgradeable like PCs and that buying a ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »

Employer’s Contribution to PF Above Rs 1.5 Lakh To Be Taxed

While the Budget proposal to tax Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal has stumped the salaried class, two other announcements in the Budget have not attracted much attention so far. The Budget proposes to cap the annual employer contribution to EPF at Rs. 1.5 lakh per year. Currently, there is no monetary limit on the employer contribution under EPF, with only ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Says Pre-Booking Money to Be Refunded This Week

Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, makers of the controversial world’s cheapest smartphone which has promised to return money to 30,000 customers who pre-booked the Rs. 251 (less that $4) device on the first day of the sale, said on Monday that the refund will reach their accounts any time this week. According to Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha, the money ... Read More »