Disney accused of misusing H-1B visa program to boot American workers
Feb06

Disney accused of misusing H-1B visa program to boot American workers

Things are not quite so chipper in the Land of the Mouse these days. A number of workers in the Disney empire lost their jobs and they’re none too happy about it. In the current economy that’s not much of a shocker, but these folks seem to have a very specific complaint. According to the the allegations heading to court, Disney got rid of a number of American workers in order to replace them with lower cost foreign workers using the...

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Amazon Reveals New Details About Drone Deliveries
Jan30

Amazon Reveals New Details About Drone Deliveries

Amazon can already deliver items to some customers just hours after they’ve been ordered. But the online retailer says that time window will shrink down to just 30 minutes if it can deliver packages via drones through its Amazon Prime Air service. It’s unclear exactly if or when the program will launch, especially since regulators have yet to establish clear-cut rules around commercial drone use. There are also many unanswered...

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How to Erase Everything You’ve Asked Amazon Echo
Jan30

How to Erase Everything You’ve Asked Amazon Echo

The speaker that listens to you doesn’t need to remember forever. The saying, as it goes, is that an elephant never forgets. But an Amazon Echo — now that’s another beast entirely. A wireless speaker with a voice-enabled virtual assistant, Amazon Echo is full of cloud-enabled smarts. Activated by saying the wake word “Alexa,” the Echo is an ideal kitchen companion, able to convert units of measurement, play Beatles music (if you’re an...

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Cyber security expert says Ford’s plans to link cars to home-hubs risks hackers
Jan30

Cyber security expert says Ford’s plans to link cars to home-hubs risks hackers

Ford’s ambitious plans to link cars to household appliances has come under fire from a cyber security expert who said the technology could make it easy for hackers to steal their cars and data. The carmaker wants drivers to be able to switch on their heating, lights and even smart kettles from behind the wheel, but cyber-hack guru Tony Dyhouse said security software in appliances could easily be breached by online criminals....

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Here’s What Microsoft’s iPhone Keyboard Will Look Like
Jan30

Here’s What Microsoft’s iPhone Keyboard Will Look Like

It won’t be long before you can choose an entirely different keyboard experience on your iPhone. The folks over at technology news site The Verge got their hands on an early version of the virtual keyboard Microsoft is developing for Apple’s AAPL iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, and found an interesting feature: One-handed mode. Dubbed Word Flow for iOS, the upcoming app will come with the standard features users have...

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Apple Just Sold More iOS Devices Than Microsoft’s Windows Devices For The First Time In History
Jan30

Apple Just Sold More iOS Devices Than Microsoft’s Windows Devices For The First Time In History

Image | fossBytes Short Bytes: Apple has seen a great jump is its overall product sales in 2015. This has happened due to the enthusiasm of users about new iOS devices like iPhone 6. On the other hand, Microsoft is witnessing a decline in the Windows 10 installation rate after a fierce start. As a result, Apple’s iOS sales have surpassed Windows sales for the first time in history. If we talk about the technology companies that...

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