Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI:  Nokia NOK1V.HE is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. Once the world s biggest maker of mobile phones, the Finnish firm was wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and […]

Spectacular' meteor showers to light up the sky

Spectacular’ meteor showers to light up the sky

PARIS: The Perseid meteor shower — an annual display of natural fireworks — should be particularly spectacular this year, with extra-dark skies expected to create optimal stargazing conditions, astronomers said Friday. When the celestial show hits its peak overnight Wednesday next week, up to 100 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky for […]

Gates leads the Richest list

Gates leads the Richest list

WASHINGTON: Microsoft s Bill Gates was the unsurprising leader of the first Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his personal fortune surge. The Forbes survey released Wednesday found US-based tech magnates made up 51 of the 100 richest people in technology, with 33 from Asia and eight from […]

Virtual reality to get real at E3 Game Show

SAN FRANCISCO: Virtual reality and the battle to stream play online will take center stage at an Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game extravaganza kicking off in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Blockbuster video games will once again be the main event at the industry s biggest trade show, but in the wings attention will go to the promise of stepping […]