After ten years of sparking conversations and forging connections, we have decided it’s time for us to start saying goodbye to Orkut. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, we’ve decided to focus our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.
We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014. Until then, there will be no impact on you, so you may have time to manage the transition. You can export your profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout (available until September 2016). We are preserving an archive of all public communities, which will be available online starting September 30, 2014. If you don’t want your posts or name to be included in the community archive, you can remove Orkut permanently from your Google account. Please visit our Help Center for any further details.
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Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin has unveiled a prototype self-driving car that can get people from one place to another without requiring any physical user input. The all-electric vehicle doesn’t have a steering wheel or pedals or even an accelerator, instead users have to just push a button and they’re on their way. Continue reading Google unveils self-driving car, with no steering wheel, accelerator or pedals
Details about Nokia’s next X-series smartphone, dubbed the X2, have surfaced online. The Nokia X2 is expected to come with improved hardware specs as compared to its predecessors X and XL. Continue reading Nokia X2 rumoured to feature Qualcomm MSM8210 processor, 1GB RAM
Thanks to a particularly busy year, Google has now shot up to the top of the list of the 9th “Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands” published by BrandZ, pushing Apple to second place. Unlike standard top lists that just take into account a company’s financials, the BrandZ list considers a brand’s value to its customers, its contribution to its parent company’s value and financial performance. Not surprisingly, the Top 100 list is primarily comprised of tech and consumer brands. Continue reading Google overtakes Apple to become most valuable brand in the world
Today is World Password Day, a holiday that’s here to remind us that our privacy is as safe as we make it be.
The day was first created by Intel Security and support for the idea has picked up. There are currently some 170 organizations, including Toshiba, Dell and Microsoft, and they’re asking Internet users to make sure that they change their passwords. Continue reading It’s World Password Day, Change Yours
Numerous Windows users are looking to also try a Linux operating system without deleting the one they are already using. They will be happy to know that this can
be done quite easily and that Linux OSes are usually more friendly towards other operating systems that share the same computer. Continue reading How to Install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the Same Computer
f you feel that you want more control over your Android device with some extra physical buttons, then you need Dimple; provided you have NFC in your phone.
Customization in Android is about to reach a new level as more ideas of additional (optional) physical buttons are coming into the scene. Last year, a Kickstarter project called Pressy was introduced which claimed to give Android users an additional thin physical button that can be inserted into your headphone jack. It can be programmed to do just about anything such as starting your camera or any specific app. Now, guys at Dimple.IO have taken it to a whole new level by introducing a little sticker that uses NFC technology and features, not just one, but four physical buttons. Continue reading Dimple will let you add 4 physical buttons to your Android device
Chinese handset manufacturer, Oppo, has launched its 5-inch Android smartphone Oppo R1 in India. The smartphone is available via online retailers for Rs 26,990. Continue reading Oppo launches R1 smartphone in India for Rs 26,990