Google unveils Google Maps Gallery, a way to find rich maps

Google unveils Google Maps Gallery, a way to find rich maps

Google builds up on its Google Maps Engine public data program which was introduced last year and launches the Google Maps Gallery.

Google Maps Gallery will allow governments, nonprofits and businesses to publish their valuable maps to the gallery which can be discovered by users more easily.

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World Wide Web turns 25 today

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We have been using it for years but we hardly realize how World Wide Web(WWW) has grown over the years. WWW came into existence back in 1989 and it turns 25 today.

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a British programmer working for CERN at the time proposed a system to communicate, access and manage information by hyper-linking pages. This system was adopted by the world and went on to become the World Wide Web where anybody in the world could access the information by using their web browsers.

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Hulu selling its Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu selling its Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu announced in a blog post today that it will be selling its video on demand services in Japan to Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV).

Hulu started its operations in Japan 3 years ago and now it feels that it has reached a point where it is best to sell the business to some company who will carry forward it with more efficient strategy.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 arriving on April 8th

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 arriving on April 8th

Microsoft will be doing a major update to its Microsoft Windows 8.1 and the Update 1 will be arriving on April 8th. Coincidentally, it will also be the day when Microsoft will kill its Windows XP operating system.

While others will have to wait until April 8 to get the Windows 8.1 update, MSDN users can get it on April 2nd.

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Microsoft offering 100GB OneDrive storage for free

Microsoft offering 100GB OneDrive storage for free

Microsoft in an attempt to attract you towards its cloud storage service, OneDrive, is offering 100GB of free storage space for a period of one year.

If you are smiling wickedly thinking this is a good deal, you just did not listen to the whole story. There is a catch. You need to exchange 100 Bing Reward points to get the free 100GB OneDrive storage.

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3 Samsung Galaxy S5 features you need to know

3 Samsung Galaxy S5 features you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced on Monday, February 24, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona but there were 3 worth knowing features that did not get a mention at the Unpacked 5 event.

CNET discovers these three features while digging deeper into the settings of the new Galaxy S5. The three features that would make your life a little more easier with Galaxy S5 than it already is are: Toolbox, Quick Connect and an array of new camera settings.

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BlackBerry CEO thinks $19B for BBM is a good deal

BlackBerry CEO thinks $19B for BBM is a good deal

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, told CNBC in an exclusive interview that if a deal worth $19 billion to sell BBM is offered, he would convince shareholders to take it.

BBM is a moderately popular messaging service from BlackBerry and has 85 million active users. BlackBerry is seeing a downfall in the OS market share and the future seems unpredictable. Under such circumstances, if BlackBerry gets someone to buy BBM for $19 billion, it really would be pretty good deal.

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Goodbye Facebook Email

Facebook Email Shutting Down

Facebook has announced on Monday that it will be closing down the Facebook Email address system. The reason for the shutdown is because of very less number of people actually using the service.

Now that system is being discontinued, all the mails coming to your ‘@facebook.com’ email address from here on will be forwarded to your primary email address which you used during the sign up process.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Unpacked with fingerprint scanner at MWC 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unpacked with fingerprint scanner at MWC 2014

Samsung revealed the most anticipated phone at Mobile World Congress 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5, in Barcelona on Monday.

After numerous leaks and rumors, here is the Samsung’s next flagship device. The device has a swipe-enabled fingerprint scanner for better security. It is also water and dust resistance, thanks to IP67.

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Sony Xperia Z2: A waterproof smartphone with 4K recording

Sony Xperia Z2: A waterproof smartphone with 4K recording

Sony announced its best ever smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona on Monday.

Xperia Z2 is a premium waterproof smartphone capable of recording inside water as well. With support for 4K recording and Digital Noise Cancellation feature, this surely seems to be Sony’s best ever smartphone. It is well designed to give you a natural feel when held in your hand.

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