Chinese tech firm’s idea of annual bonus is ‘a night with a porn star’

By on February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Chinese tech firm’s idea of annual bonus is ‘a night with a porn star’

It’s not uncommon for companies to give bonuses to their best employees. The bigger the company the better are the bonuses — cars, foreign trips or the latest iPhone to name a few. But a Chinese company has reportedly trumped all these gifts. More →
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HTC releases “Hold the Crown” rap video featuring a dancing One (M8), and it is woeful

By on February 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM.

HTC releases “Hold the Crown” rap video featuring a dancing One (M8), and it is woeful

Be it Robert Downey Jr. or Gary Oldman, HTC is known for spending millions on shoddy promotional videos. Sticking to this dubious tradition is a new video featuring rapper Doc G, who’s written a song called Hold the Crown. More →
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After Apple’s Aperture icon, Xiaomi rips-off copyrighted photos

By on July 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

After Apple’s Aperture icon, Xiaomi rips-off copyrighted photos

Xiaomi may deny being a “copycat”, but the evidence just keeps piling up to prove otherwise. After using Apple’s Aperture icon on the Xiaomi Mi 3 feature page, it now seems to have resorted to using copyrighted images. It was yet again spotted by John Gruber. More →
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Nokia’s wireless charging trousers takes wearable tech to a whole new level

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:37 PM.

Nokia’s wireless charging trousers takes wearable tech to a whole new level

These days there is a lot of hubbub about “wearable technology,” which is considered to be the next big thing. While the word wearable is generally associated with smartwatches or Google Glass, Nokia (or Microsoft Mobile) is trying to completely redefine the word. Enter the first ever pair of trousers that can wirelessly charge your smartphone. More →
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Nokia reportedly paid millions in ransom to stop blackmailers from leaking Symbian source code

By on June 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Nokia reportedly paid millions in ransom to stop blackmailers from leaking Symbian source code

Nokia reportedly paid millions of Euros in cash to blackmailers who stole the source code for Symbian. The incident occurred some six years ago when Nokia was the world's largest smartphone vendor riding on the success of its smartphones running on Symbian platform, Reuters reports citing Finnish TV station MTV. More →
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Tim Cook tweets photo of Apple Mac Pro being manufactured with iMacs running Windows

By on June 7, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Tim Cook tweets photo of Apple Mac Pro being manufactured with iMacs running Windows

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Austin, Texas manufacturing facility where Apple manufactures the "Made in USA" Mac Pros. He sent out a couple of tweets with embedded photos about his trip, applauding "a team loaded with American manufacturing expertise." However, Apple's otherwise hawk-eyed PR machinery failed to notice one "tiny" problem. More →
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