It’s easy to see why Microsoft jumped ahead and bought Nokia’s handset business so suddenly. There were many like myself who expected it to happen, but not so soon. The reasoning behind this decision could be due to Nokia’s plan to make Android based devices, and as Microsoft’s only true supporter when it comes to Windows Phone, the software giant would not have wanted that to happen.…Read More »
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Pirate Bay’s domain was seized by authorities, then shortly after, the site is up and running again from a different location. Sound familiar? Thought so.
This time, the site’s most recent home of Sint Maarten (.sx) in the Caribbean has been shut down.…Read More »
If you thought floppy disks were a thing of the past, then you should think again. At least if you plan on working for the US Federal Register. Why? Because the Federal Register still uses the outdated tech to receive documents from other government entities.…Read More »
The government in South Australia has unveiled a new facet in their war on gaming and this one focuses on gambling. According to them, if you gamble in a video game as a kid, it will lead to a gambling addiction later in life.…Read More »
It was just announced that since the PS4 has launched on November 15, there has been over 38 years of gameplay streamed on Twitch and Ustream. There have been 800,000 broadcasts and the system has had millions of spectator sessions.
10 percent of all the content streamed through Twitch has come from the PS4 since its launch and the games that have received the most views include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall.…Read More »
A simple stroll per day is good for your health an also quite relaxing. During these walks, folks like you and I would likely wear sneakers, but Beijing factory owner Zhang is a different kettle of fish. This awesome 52 year old walks around in iron boots that both weighs over 440 pounds on a daily basis.…Read More »
Ben Krasnow, who works at Valve as a mechanical and electrical engineer, has designed two new, interesting, and yet very unconventional controllers. One is controlled in your mouth and the other essentially by your bum.
The tongue mouse is similar to a retainer, works by biting down on it to click the mouse, and you move the cursor by using your tongue to rub it against the plastic, which has a built in sensor.…Read More »
After teasing us with tiny glimpses, we’re finally getting a look at what to expect from Sherlock’s return to television. The third season of the award-winning show arrives next month on January 19th, and the BBC has released a new trailer.…Read More »
During the weekend, the annual VGX (formerly VGAs) was streamed across a variety of websites online. What used to be known as the Video Game Awards has always featured much more than acceptance speeches, and is known mostly for all the new trailers and big game announcements.…Read More »
Google has decided to go with the flow and make Google+ an ad space… sort of. Advertising on Facebook and Twitter is commonplace, with companies having the ability to pay a little money and display the ads as “native ads” to encourage more users to become customers.…Read More »
Some trolls on 4chan have left instructions that supposedly unlock new features on the Xbox One, but in reality, once applied, throw the console into a constant cycle of reboots which essentially destroys the system.
The prank involves several steps and starts by accessing the Developer Console menu and after being followed leaves the Xbox in a state that it cannot recover from.…Read More »
There has been a lot of speculation over the website TheSurvivor2299, and whether or not it was a promotion made by Bethesda to announce the much-anticipated Fallout 4. Over the weekend it was revealed that it wasn’t a hoax when Bethesda confirmed that they hadn’t had anything to do with it and the creator on the hoax has posted on Reddit, saying that “I know I’m a douche.”
Initially the site held a countdown clock as well as hints that Bethesda would announce that Fallout 4 was a reality.…Read More »
Want to be able to download key information from your Google accounts? Well, now you can. Google recently unveiled new additions to their Google Takeout service that allows you to download data from more of your Google accounts to be archived or used elsewhere.…Read More »
It has just been confirmed that Telltale will be working on a video game series for Game of Thrones.
Though details are hazy at this point, it is known that Telltale wants to get it out next year and that it will be based more off the television series than the books.…Read More »
It seems like rumors about a Warcraft movie have been around for years, with even Sam Raimi being attached to work on it at one point. Recently it was revealed that Duncan Jones has been brought in as the director and now we have details on six more cast members.…Read More »
In case you missed the newest Tomb Raider and also have the Xbox One of PS4, you will be able to play a version designed for the newest generation of consoles with Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition.
The newest iteration in the long running video game franchise took the origin story approach and featured a Lara Croft who was younger and not fully come into her own yet.…Read More »
Some guys have all the luck in the world. Vimeo user Subterminally fell from a cliff and could have easily died, but death wasn’t bad-ass enough to take him on that day. What he attempted was just a simple base jump, something he has done on many occasions.…Read More »
GoldenShores Technology offered Android users a free flashlight app — dubbed Brightest Flashlight. Unfortunately, users got more than they bargained for with the app.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the app transmitted device ID data directly to advertisers — an ID considered to be private information by many people.…Read More »
Demand for Bitcoin in China is strong. So strong that it is said investors have embraced the new currency thanks to Chinese demand, which is what has been driving the price so high recently. However, China’s central bank is not as eager.…Read More »
After a series of requests from the Food and Drug Administration to comply with research standards and a letter to cease and desist testing, 23andMe has finally complied, sort of. The company which offered home genetic testing has stopped offering health-focused testing and is instead, offering ancestry testing and raw, uninterpreted genetic data.…Read More »
Kaveh Kamooneh was arrested in Georgia and kept for 15 hours after he “stole” 5 cents worth of electricity from the Chamblee Middle School.
Kamooneh had parked his Nissan Leaf and was charging it at a nearby outlet while watching his son play tennis when a police officer, who was clearly on a very important mission to stop people from taking even the barest amount of electricity without paying for it, told him to stop and then filed a report.…Read More »
Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old who lives in Billborough, which is near Nottingham, UK, spent £450 (roughly US$749.02) on an Xbox One. Or so he thought. Turns out, what he ended up buying was a picture of an Xbox One.
The ad for the Xbox One was posted on eBay and although the ad was a little suspicious, Clatworthy brushed it off anyway because it was still a little cheaper than the rest of the Xbox Ones on there.…Read More »
Applebee’s has reported a plan to purchase 100,000 tablets for 1,800 of its US locations and using them to allow customers to order without having to actually talk to someone.
They plan on buying their tablets from Presto, who specialize in making food service tablets; each tablet will have a normal credit card reader and near field communication (NFC) capabilities that will allow you to connect the tablet to your mobile wallet applications.…Read More »
The first full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released today, and boy was it worth the wait. If you’re a fan of the recent reboot, you’ll be pleased to know that the sequel looks like more of the same — on a much bigger scale.…Read More »
It has just been revealed that Ouya, the company which created the mini-console with the same name, will now be accepting Bitcoin as payment.
The Ouya was released earlier this year and allows people to play Android-based games on their TVs.…Read More »
Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro is scheduled to release this year, but only has a vague release date of “December.” It’s a week into the month and we still haven’t heard anything from Apple about a firm release date. But now a German retailer is claiming they know the big date.…Read More »
Blockbuster has announced that it will be closing 62 more stores in the United Kingdom. This will also mean that 427 previous employees of the company will now be out of a job.
The closure will take place in just a few days, on December 8th, just a month after it was reported that 72 other Blockbusters would be closed.…Read More »