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Vimeo has launched application for Xbox 360

Vimeo, video sharing service after its Windows Phone update and has launched its new application for Xbox 360 and that is for subscribers with live gold package just like Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO GO etc.

Vimeo has launched application for Xbox 360 Vimeo which holds a large number of audience on television that exists in different formats starting from the Apple TV, Roku and Boxee to Phillips and Samsung Smart TVs . Nevertheless, this release will put Vimeo in the hands of countless Xbox users, further extending its reach into the living room.

As far as new application features are concerned both Kinect voice and gesture controls help users to search, select and play movies. Another great feature is that you are also informed of videos your Xbox LIVE friends are watching and you can also share videos on social networks like Facebook.



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Cisco Systems has acquired policy vendor BroadHop

Cisco Systems the networking giant has acquired policy vendor BroadHop. The acquisition seems to be Cisco system strategy to shape the mobile data traffic will buy up for an undisclosed sum.

BroadHop has developed a policy server and traffic management deployed in over 70 mobile carrier networks and wire-line across the world. The sophisticated technology gives flexibility to the carrier to develop service tiers that is based on application or band width . With the help of such policy users who pay more per month can get comparatively high speeds.


Besides speeding up or down your connection by implementing server policy BroadHop’s technology can be implemented in many other sophisticated tiers such as Policy for VoIP plans or video-streaming which will provide priority video or IP communications packets. Based on policy traffic at different speed and different rates will be available to the users.

All these features of Broadhops technology drived Cisco for acquisition of company for better services to customers and to strengthen its revenue.

Hilton Romanski, Vice President of Corporate Business Development, in a statement in the Cisco blog post, said that Cisco’s will acquire BroadHop and make it a part of mobile carrier group and the new technology would serve as a base line for Cisco to built more applications. Romanski hinted that BroadHop tech can be used for mobile video-on-demand service.

Operators like Leap and Verizon are already working on the concept of turbo speed internet technology with just a single click on mobile phones.


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Sony Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now available for Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion and Xperia SL

Sony today released an update version of Android i-e Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its handsets. It also mentioned the handsets that won’t be upgraded beyond Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Astonishingly Sony said that its handsets Xperia Miro, Xperia U, Xperia Sola and Xperia Tipo won’t be upgraded to latest version and at best can have Android 4.0.

Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion

Although the abovementioned list of handsets do not have high price tags but it is a disappointing news for users of all these handsets.

However for owners of high end phones like Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion and Xperia SL the it is a good news as they can upgrade to latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.Other sony models will company after release of update for them in Feb and March of next year.These sets includes Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia TX.

Sports Tennis
ATP does not support US Open’s Monday finish

Tennis governing body ATP has criticized The US Open’s decision to extend the 2013 tournament for one day by conducting men’s final on Monday. The other three Grand Slam are finished on Sunday. ATP has asked the US Open organizers to be in line with the three other Grand Slam tournaments.

ATP not support

Traditionally, the men’s singles semi finals are played on Friday with the final on Sunday. However, seeing the tough physical demands of men’s tennis, the US Open organizers had earlier announced to add an extra day in US Open 2013 by conducting men’s singles final on Monday, with semi final being played on Saturday. On Sunday the women’s singles final will take place with the semi-finals also on Friday. The reason for this was quoted to give a rest day between the semi finals and finals. However, the ATP and its players have not liked the decision.

For the past five years, the US Open men’s final has been played on Monday because of stormy weather in the US.

Cricket Sports
England Win Series in India After 28 years

It took England 28 years to win a test series in India under the captaincy of Alistair Cook. The visitors did that convincingly winning 2-1, with the final test ending in a draw. The brilliant batting display from Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell ensured that the visitors do not lose any more wickets and the match ends in a draw. Both had a stand of 208 runs with both scoring centuries.

England test series

The first innings score of both the teams was almost even. In the second innings, England lost her 3 wickets early on in the final day of the test. Then there was a brilliant partnership featuring Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell which saved the day for the visitors. Trott scored his eighth century and first in nine month. He was however, supporting the team by chipping in precious runs in almost all the tests. For Bell, it was his first test hundred in India and had to wait more than a year for that.

Both the players had a difficulty job to do early on which they did expertly and developed a much needed partnership to ensure that the draw is confirmed. The pair was just 7 runs short of breaking the record of highest 4th wicket partnership for England in India held by Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood in Chennai in 2008 when he was caught out at slip off Ashwin. Bell who was not out in the innings at 116 also displayed true character as he came in at 94 for 3. He was however lucky as Sehwag dropped his catch at slip when he was 75 and at 97, a direct hit could have run him out. No wickets fell for England and it was a frustrating moment for India and a happy one for England. The final score was:

England 330 (Pietersen 73, Root 73, Prior 57, Swann 56, Chawla 4-69) and 352 for 4 (Trott 143, Bell 116*) drew with India 326 for 9 dec (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99, Anderson 4-81)

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Angry Birds Star Wars game now available on Facebook

Rovio has announced its Angry Birds Star Wars game for Facebook. The great Angry birds game is so popular that it hit number one in the Application Store within two hours of its launch just after its release.
Angry Birds Star Wars is already available for different platforms including IOS,Windows, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and tablets like Kindle Fire.

Angry Birds Facebook
The launch of Angry Birds Star Wars for Facebook is expected to attract huge number of gamers and spread like a virus. The Facebook users will now directly compete with each other through their Facebook connections.

The Facebook application will also offer other features like weekly tournaments with additional five new levels for users every week.

Bird-flingers will also include additional power-ups. Rovio has also added a Lightsaber Sling (high-powered flinging), Blaster Droid (laser destruction) and Thermal Detonator (forexplodes on command).


Sprint Nextel Corp. to acquire wireless carrier Clearwire Corp. for $2.2 billion

Sprint Nextel Corp. has finalized a deal to acquire wireless carrier Clearwire Corp. for $2.2 billion said Sprint Nextel Corp on Monday.

After acquiring Sprint’s Clearwire Corp and get regulation from federal regulators Sprint will be able to compete agrisively with larger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. Currently,Sprint Nextel Corp is the country’s third largest carrier.

Sprint Nextel Corp acquires Clearwire Corp.
Chief Executive Dan Hesse said that the finalization of deal marks another significant step by Sprint to compete its rivals and offer customers better products and services with more.
In early hours on Monday Sprint’s stock slided down slightly. Sprint already has 51 percent of Clearwire shares. Sprint offer for the company was $2.60 a share for the remaining of company shares that it offered last month which it later on Thursday upped to $2.90 a share. With this offer the overall bid was worth $2.1 billion. However Sprint further gearing up and rised the share value to $2.97 a share to finally secure the deal.

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Samsung to announce Galaxy S4 phone in Monaco in February,2013

After Samsung announcement of major revelations on its annual Forum day the speculations of launch of new Samsung Galaxy S4 phone in Monaco in February,2013 are on rise.


The current model Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched just few months back in May this year. Samsung has previously denied the rumors of launch of Galaxy S4 at CES in Las Vegas in January.

The Samsung Forum event is going to take place next year from 4-6 February in Monaco and sources say that in event some major announcements by Samsung are expected.

So far no specifications of Galaxy S4 have been revealed, although the name S4 has benn confirmed by a Samsung executive.

Although Samsung has revealed flexible displays but so far these displays are not ready for mass production. However main features expected for S4 are an HD display and a high resolution 13MP camera with phone supporting the wireless charging and mobile payment options.

Even if Samsung announces its next smartphone S4 in February the mass production will only be possible in second quarter of 2013.

Samsung at CES, will mainly focus on televisions rather than smartphone business as it did last year at European Forum in Prague focusing on Smart TV and network devices.

In 2011, Samsung Electronics achieved high sales of $143 billion beside achieving top market share in ten product categories.


BT announced agreement worth’s £60m with Gloucestershire and Herefordshire councils

BT broadband has announced of signing a joint agreement which worth’s roughly £60m with Gloucestershire and Herefordshire councils.

Under the deal BT will provide the entire homes and businesses centers with a minimum connection of 2Mbit/s with 24 Mbit/s and above for all those want it by 2018.

BT broadband

The overall contract worths £56.6m and BT is that main share holder with £20.9m. Other companies like Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) will invest £18.17m and £10.1 million from Herefordshire Council whereas £7.5m from Gloucestershire County Council.

The project will bring a number of economic benefits as agreed by council chiefs of twin districts.

The project will attract more businesses to county while helping existing ones to nurture and will connect rural properties, said John Jarvis Herefordshire council leader.

BT will now work on the project road map by analyzing the process of reaching all 1,40,000 premises across the two cities to get more and more people connected in less span of time.


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Samsung Galaxy S III hit by new Android malware exploit

Alephzain of XDA Developers claims that they have discovered vulnerability in a number of Samsung devices that can gives access to physical memory of these devices. The potential flaw hackers can completely wipe out Samsung devices data or get access to complete data using different tools.

Samsung SIII exploit

The first device which was subjected to test by Alephzain was Samsung Galaxy S III and he found flaws in it. He says that flaw also exists in other Samsung devices like Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note II and the Meizu MX. He also hinted that other potential devices with flaw are those that feature Samsung kernel or an Exynos processor (4210 & 4412).

So far Samsung has issued no official statement on this critical security vulnerability. However the flaw has already being exploited. A moderator called Chainfire has already created an APK file using Alephzain’s exploit to gain root access on any Exynos4-based device.

The post shows a list of following compatible Samsung devices
Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (with locked boot-loaders)
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010.