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Google's [email protected] turns phone into remote control for different appliances

Google's Android@Home turns phone into remote control for different appliancesGoogle used its I/O conference in San Francisco to announce a new [email protected], software that lets different devices, such as light bulbs, thermostats and dishwashers, to discover, connect and communicate with tablets, computers and phones wirelessly, Google demonstrated a tablet that was able to turn lights on and off.

AppCentral 2.0 available for both Android and iOS devices

AppCentral 2.0 available for both Android and iOS devicesSan Francisco-based startup AppCentral has announced the release of version 2.0 of its platform for operating private mobile app stores within the enterprise.

The new version can be used with both Google's Android as well as Apple's iOS-based devices.

Facebook starts “Deals” service in five cities


Multitasking is harder for the elderly: research

abilitiesPeople lose their multi-tasking abilities as they age because older brains have a harder time when it comes to switching between two tasks, a research published on Monday claimed.

Neuroscientists from the University of California, San Francisco, scanned brains of twenty volunteers and found that people aged more than sixty years were less responsive in switching from one neural network to another.

Apple to hold WWDC 2011 from June 6 to 10 in San Francisco

Apple to hold WWDC 2011 from June 6 to 10 in San FranciscoApple has announced that it would hold the much-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 6 to June 10 at the Moscone West in San Francisco.

The company said that it would use the upcoming conference to introduce the future of iOS and Mac OS, demonstrate a horde of applications and to host as many as one hundred technical sessions.

Sony wins right to access Geohot visitors’ details

SonyAnyone who visited the website of PlayStation 3 hacker Geohot, or read his Blogspot/Twitter posts, or watched his videos on video-sharing service YouTube, will see their IP addresses falling into the hands of Sony.

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of San Francisco has granted Sony the right to ask Hotz' Web provider Bluehost and others for the IP addresses of all those who visited the hacker’s site and posts from January 2009 to the present.


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