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Google’s ‘Trial Run Ads’ to save lot of your time by offering free game trial

Google’s ‘Trial Run Ads’ to save lot of your time by offering free game trial

‘Try and then install’ is the latest strategy put in use by Google. Earlier, the search engine giant introduced ‘app streaming’, allowing users to first check what an app has to offer and then download it, if you have liked it enough. Now, the same technique has been applied to ads related to games.

Oculus’ newly announced Rock Band VR to debut by March 2016

Oculus’ newly announced Rock Band VR to debut by March 2016

Oculus VR added some virtual reality cheer on the faces of its fans by making the announcement of Rock Band VR. The VR pioneer’s co-founder Palmer Luckey made the exciting announcement at the Game Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Rock Band VR is a new virtual reality game developed in collaboration with Harmonix. Luckey said that the game will most probably be released in March 2016. The company, which was bought by Facebook last year, has even launched a promo of the game showing the Oculus Touch present on the end of the guitars.

Google’s Education Software violates Student Privacy, claims EFF

Google’s Education Software violates Student Privacy, claims EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) alleged that Google is spying on school children through its Chromebooks. The international non-profit digital rights group has now asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Google over the matter.

In a complaint filed earlier, EFF said Google is collecting personal data from kids using the company’s Chromebooks in classrooms. According to the non-profit, Google for Education has been collecting the data and disobeying the terms of Student Privacy Pledge that the company signed earlier this year.

VTech Cyber Attack: Governments to scrutinize firm over its security policies

VTech Cyber Attack: Governments to scrutinize firm over its security policies

Toymaker VTech will be liable to answer the questions of several US states with regard to its security policies after becoming victim to cyber attack considered as the biggest ever cyber-attack targeting children. The attack has exposed the private data of 6.4 million children including their photos and addresses as well as the information of 4.9 million parents.

Ballmer Chides Microsoft to Share Actual Cloud Revenue with Investors

Ballmer Chides Microsoft to Share Actual Cloud Revenue with Investors

Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting ended up on a sad note as the company’s biggest individual shareholder was not happy with the level of disclosure. Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of the company, said that the company should disclose actual profit margins and sales for its cloud and hardware businesses. He added that if the company considers hardware metrics as the key to the company then they should report it.

Uber Join Hands with Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Car-Rental Pilot Program in Denver

Uber Join Hands with Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Car-Rental Pilot Program in Denver

If you are searching for a job and know how to drive a car, then don’t worry any more. This week marks the launch of a car-rental pilot program in Denver, which is a tie up of a ride-sharing company, Uber, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. You can work as driver for Uber with no worry for the car as the company will rent you one for driving, but only in Denver. As per the deal, rental cars will be available to potential Uber drivers by the week or month.

UK Regulator Ofcom launches free Wi-Fi Checker App for homeowners to test internet signal’s quality

UK Regulator Ofcom launches free Wi-Fi Checker App for homeowners to test internet signal’s quality

The UK regulator Ofcom has released a detailed report on varying broadband speeds across the nation, hurdles in the way to enjoy higher-speed broadband in homes, particular sections facing maximum problem of slower connections and launching an app to test coverage in homes

Yahoo Considers Selling its Flagging Internet Businesses

Yahoo Considers Selling its Flagging Internet Businesses

The board at Yahoo will discuss selling the flagging core Internet businesses in a meeting that will be held this week. The Directors of the company will also discuss about a plan to spin off its investment in the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba. The meeting will focus the series of difficulties which the company has been facing since long time. Yahoo will be holding series of board meetings to weight its options on what to do with its flagging Internet business.

OnePlus launches sandstone feel iPhone case for $19.99

OnePlus launches sandstone feel iPhone case for $19.99

OnePlus has launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case with its popular sandstone touch and users buying OnePlus case will get an invite to buy the next OnePlus smartphone. Technology experts have expressed surprise over OnePlus’ move to launch a case exclusively for Apple’ iPhone.

AT&T to Increase Prices of Unlimited Data Plan by $5 per Month by February 2016

AT&T to Increase Prices of Unlimited Data Plan by $5 per Month by February 2016

On Monday, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier confirmed that it is increasing prices of its unlimited data plan by $5 or $35 per month by February, 2016. All the AT&T customers who are already stuck with the old grandfathered data plans will face $5 increase in their monthly rents. This is the latest attempt by the company to convince its customers to leave their old plans even after company stopped offering those plans five years ago. The increase in the monthly rents of the data plans was firstly reported by 9 to 5Mac.

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