Microsoft didn’t have a live Gamescom press conference for everyone on the web to watch, but that didn’t mean the company wasn’t planning to come out swinging. To regain respect among hardcore gamers, the software giant chose to collaborate with EA on making FIFA 14 a free game with every Xbox One console pre-ordered in Europe.…Read More »
In addition to announcing a release date for the PlayStation 4 (November 15th!), Sony also made some pretty big announcements regarding its handheld gaming device, the PS Vita.
The first thing, which people have been clamoring for since the launch of the device, is a price drop.…Read More »
Humble Bundle lets you pay whatever you want for high quality EA Games worth over $200, proceeds go to charity
The Humble Bundle is a regular collection of games (now music and eBooks too) that are sold to people at a price of their choosing. Proceeds can go to the developers of the game, the organizers of the Humble Bundle and charities.…Read More »
For a few minutes late last week, Google suffered a pretty serious and as-of-now unexplained outage: All of Google’s services were unable for a few minutes. While a few minutes without Google doesn’t exactly sound catastrophic, the effect it had on the web worldwide was profound.…Read More »
Previously only available in Europe and Japan, Sony has now released a flash-based 12GB PS3 in the US and Canada. Unlike the massive storage options available on other PS3 models (up to 500GB), the 12GB PS3 might not seem too appealing.…Read More »
Microsoft has accidentally announced that its Games for Windows Live service will be discontinued in July, 2014.
In an announcement (which has since been pulled) regarding the closure of its Age of Empires Online game, the company mentioned the end of GFWL:
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“Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014.
We could easily say that iOS is one of the safest mobile platforms due to Apple’s strict app evaluation process. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that iOS is free from malware. According to recent research by scientists at Georgia Tech, it seems like Apple’s evaluation isn’t as tough as we thought.…Read More »
According to Wired, Florida prison officials have blamed a computer glitch for unlocking all cell doors at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami in June. However, a surveillance video obtained by Miami Herald suggests that “the doors may have been opened intentionally.”
As you can see in the above video, two inmates “came out of their cells” as soon as the doors opened as if they were anticipating it to happen.…Read More »
Last week Google has pushed an important update, which provides server side encryption to all data stored on Google Cloud Storage. That is, Google will now automatically encrypt new data uploaded to the cloud before it is written to the server side disk.…Read More »
When Lavabit, the email service used by Edward Snowden, shut itself down, many people were worried that it was the end of secure privacy-focused email. Kim Dotcom has decided to capitalize on that by putting up a ”highly-secure email service to run on a non-US-based server.”
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“The biggest tech hurdle is providing email functionality that people expect, such as searching emails, that are trivial to provide if emails are stored in plain text (or available in plain text) on the server side.
In may of this year, NASA held its International Space Apps Challenge across several cities around the world. The event took place around the course of 48 hours in each city, but at the end of the day, only seven contenders had the chance of winning the top prize.…Read More »
Trying to emphasize just how much activity is going on all over the internet at any given moment is definitely nothing new, but the website One Second on the Internet does the job in an attractive and easy-to-understand manner.
Each icon represents activities like how many Skype calls were made and Tweets that were tweeted every second.…Read More »
One of the biggest selling points for the upcoming Moto X is the ability to customize the phone. You can choose different front and back covers, accents and even have the phone engraved with a custom signature. But it turns out that there are some words that Motorola would rather you not say.…Read More »
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, the long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies was finally released last Thursday. Fittingly called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the game is free-to-play and available only for iOS devices (for right now).…Read More »
So we’re already expecting the iPhone 5S to be announced next month and that it will come with a new fingerprint sensor. But according to mounting reports and claims from various sources, Apple will also be adding a brand new color option to the iPhone: Gold.…Read More »
The never-ending battle between Microsoft and Google continues to roll on, and the sad thing about this little rift is how much the consumer is losing out. Just recently, Microsoft released a new YouTube app for Windows Phone. And, like clockwork, Google blocked Microsoft’s new YouTube app for Windows Phone (again), a move that has garnered a lot of anger from Windows Phone users across the board.…Read More »
Last weekend, the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world wrapped up. Alliance, a Swedish e-sports team, were crowned the champions and the recipients of the grand prize: $1.43 million dollars.
According to Valve, the developer of Dota 2, that amount is the biggest single-event prize awarded at a video game event.…Read More »
Hey ladies, you can now purchase your bras from a vending machine. I kid you not. Wacoal, an international lingerie company, revealed to the world a bra vending machine — but it is only available in Japan for now. We’re guessing women who purchase bras from this machine would have to know their bra size, since once you pay and the item comes out, you probably wouldn’t be able to put it back.…Read More »
Feeling awkward peeping through the front door drapes? Have you had one of those moments where you get to the door, only to find out there was no one there? Or maybe you have always wanted the ability to know who rang the doorbell at your home, without you actually having to be at home.…Read More »
A sad day for science, ladies and gentlemen, for the Kepler — a planet locating space telescope — journey has come to an end. At this point in its life, NASA is unable to restore full health to Kepler and has thus chosen to put it out of its misery.…Read More »
Porn is probably the most viewed content on the Internet. Admit it; you’ve likely viewed some porn video or image at least once in the last 12 hours or less, don’t be shy now. If for some reason you have viewed porn content quite a few times in the last 12 hours, you’ve likely viewed either porn on an American server or a naked guy or gal digitally stored in the Netherlands.…Read More »
Google Maps Streetview driver, Deeprom Phongphon, had a scary experience in Thailand recently. While traveling through a village area, a mob accosted him, believing he was a government agent sent to collect information for plans to build a dam. This dam project came under fire from environmental activists and villagers alike, hence the reason why they were so up in arms when they saw this weird looking Streetview car passing through their humble abode.…Read More »
What you are about to witness will blow your mind, please take caution, as we won’t take responsibility of your possible state of shock and surprise.
If you whip out a few old movies from the 1950s, you might see all kind of crazy things, even a rocket taking off, then hovering straight back down to its launchpad, Well, the guys at SpaceX have done a similar thing with a 10-story Grasshopper rocket, and it gave us the chills.…Read More »
It seems like everything around us is getting smarter now. Honestly, who would have thought we would have glasses and watches that are equally powerful as our computers. Ok, that’s an overstatement but generally speaking they are pretty powerful enough to
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the company and Ubi Interactive had worked together to develop a software that literally turn any surface into a touchscreen.…Read More »
Chinese zoo tried to trick visitors into thinking a dog is an African lion, is now China’s biggest troll
It’s a lion… it’s a bear… could it be a tiger? No lads, it’s a flipping dog pretending to be a African lion. We shall call him Tibetan mastiff, the dog who tricked visitors at a Chinese zoo. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a Chinese zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe had a huge dog on show pretending to be a lion.…Read More »
Buying rechargeable batteries is a great way to help save our environment (or at least not hurt the environment as much). You can recharge them over and over whenever they run out of power until they can hold their charge. One thing most people don’t like is the battery chargers.…Read More »
How do you feel about having a computer or mobile phone that lacks a screen? Bet you believe this to be crazy and no one will even attempt it. Well, it is a bit crazy, but, as Quartz points out, that’s not stopping Google from looking to a future where many computer related products are without screens yet still powerful tools.…Read More »
Rumors of Nokia entering the tablet game are on the rise as of late. The latest rumor claims the Finnish giant is working on a Windows RT tablet that is similar in design to the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft. The hardware is the big difference between the two tablets as Nokia’s tablet is more powerful in every way.…Read More »
A California-based artist known as ‘Plastic Jesus’ tried to pass off black plastic boxes as products at five Best Buy stores in Los Angeles, California. This fake product named ‘Useless Plasticbox 1.2′ was displayed with a description that reads “Another gadget you don’t really need”, and “New model out in 4 weeks”… and it had a $99.99.…Read More »
Washington Post, which was recently purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was briefly disrupted by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) this past Thursday. The SEA successfully redirected readers from the Washington Post’s website to its own website.
According to Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor of Washington Post:
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A few days ago, The Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly, subjected Post newsroom employees to a sophisticated phishing attack to gain password information.
Last month, Google took action to dismiss a lawsuit which accused the company of breaking wiretap laws when it scans emails sent from other email providers to Gmail users (for the purposes of serving ads). Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog recently uncovered the filing and says they found a “stunning admission” from the internet giant.…Read More »
If you’re in North Korea and you’ve managed to snag yourself your very own North Korean Android tablet, congratulations. Also, you might be interested in pairing it up with a North Korea’s first Android hand phone. Yes, it’s being called a hand phone and I’m not sure why either.…Read More »