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Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox’s default search

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo will supplant Google’s search engine on Firefox’s Web browser in the US, signaling Yahoo’s resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the…

Facebook’s newest free app unbundles Groups feature – New tech news page launched

NEW YORK: Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they’re based on…

Toyota rolls out world’s first mass market fuel-cell car

TOKYO: Toyota said yesterday it would start selling the world’s first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an…

Camera taken to space in ’60s sold for $275,000

BOSTON: The camera that “would forever change our view of Earth” from space more than a half century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000, the auctioneer says. The…

Google Glass future clouded

SAN FRANCISCO: After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google cofounder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into…

Japan smartphone ‘zombies’ wreak havoc on the streets – Cellphone addicts turning cities into hazardous hotspots

TOKYO: When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan’s capital, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their…

No cash, no cards, just mobile pay for a week – Mobile payment systems getting active

  NEW YORK: Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work…

Tech leaders share latest insights at E-Gov Forum in Kuwait

KUWAIT: For the second year in a row, Microsoft Kuwait was a key participant at the EGovernment Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber…

From earphones to jet engines, 3D printing tech takes off – Customization adds to benefits

NEW YORK: Many manufacturers are at an early stage of discovering the benefits of 3D printing, but one of the clearest strengths is customization. At Normal, consumers can use a…

WhatsApp blue checks unpopular – Know when message is read with WhatsApp new feature

Forget being ignored. Forget pretending you didn’t read a friend’s text. Now WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in Kuwait and in the whole world, will now tell users when…

Survey: People text and drive knowing dangers

WASHINGTON: Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said…

Google going where no search engine has gone before: Singhal

NEW DELHI: Google search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be “a perfect personal assistant”- knowing what you want, when you want it. Although people can…

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