The most effective Lumia line of Windows Phone 8 devices on the market are the affordable ones, so it comes as no surprise to see Nokia putting more focus on this section of the market. The Finnish giant recently announced the Lumia 625, which is an upgrade from the Lumia 620, the first dirt-cheap Windows Phone 8 handset.…Read More »
Any Gmail user who is not blocking ads knows Google has, for the longest time, shown ads in Gmail (as do other email provides, such as Outlook.com and Yahoo). However, those ads have typically been non-intrusive, traditional ads — ads shown at the top or to the side of emails.…Read More »
Underwater exploring robots have been around for decades, but not many are capable of withstanding the strong currents of the sea floor. This means the use of these robotic swimmers are quite limited, but everything could change for the better if this crab looking robot becomes a success story.…Read More »
New REM energy managment system is an innovative approach to storing power generated by renewable energy
One of the problems with energy generated from renewable energy sources is that the energy provided by them can be at times intermittent due to factors such as weather. For this reason it is important to have a means of energy storage.…Read More »
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is testing out a number of new screen sizes for the iPad and iPhone. The company has reportedly been asking its suppliers in Asia for a range of different screen sizes for testing prototypes.…Read More »
Due to Apple’s strict policies for its App Store, playing emulated games on iOS devices just isn’t possible unless you jailbreak your device. It’s the opposite of what it’s like on Android, where emulators can be easily found and installed from virtually anywhere.…Read More »
What if each time someone or something touched your skin, it lit up like a rainbow or celestial light. Well, that won’t happen to humans any time soon, but it will happen to robots in the years to come. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are hard at work trying to design a super-thin skin that reacts to touch by emitting lights.…Read More »
Twitter is preparing to launch a tagging system to help combat pornography that is shared on its service. The company has been called out in the past due to the widespread issue of inappropriate imagery appearing on the site, and is now making plans to implement a Microsoft-developed technology called PhotoDNA by the end of this year.…Read More »
Thankfully it’s nowhere near the month of April, otherwise you would probably think I was joking. In case you haven’t heard yet, DC and Warner Bros. made what was arguably the biggest announce of this year’s Comic-Con over the weekend. A follow-up to this summer’s Man of Steel.…Read More »
We’ve seen plenty of the unreleased Moto X lately. Eric Schmidt showed off the device a little. We might even know when it’s coming out. So it’s not exactly surprising that even more about the phone has just leaked.
Thanks to @evleaks and Android Police, we not only have official renders of the device but benchmarks and specs too!…Read More »
Is porn in the UK becoming a thing of the past? No, of course not, so don’t worry porn master. However, if Prime Minister David Cameron has his way, all Internet users in the UK will have to explicitly opt-in if they want to view porn.…Read More »
According to The New York Times, German security researcher Karsten Nohl has found a huge security flaw in an encryption used by mobile SIM cards currently operating in billions of cell phone devices around the world. The flaw in question is only applicable to cards that use the Data Encryption Standard (DES), an old standard that many SIM card manufacturers have stopped using altogether.…Read More »
Bottom’s up! Swedish engineer Andreas Hammar has engineered a new device capable to taking sweaty clothes, ringing them out and turning the moisture into drinkable water that is actually cleaner than his local tap water.
The machine will spin around and heat the clothing to remove the sweat embedded in it; afterwards, using a technique called membrane distillation, the sweat vapor will then be moved through a special membrane created by Hammar that only leads the water molecules pass.…Read More »
Purdue University professor Vladimir Shalaev explained during a speech at the International Conference for Quantum Technologies in Moscow that as our society quickly evolves more and more into an information-based one, people are beginning to need an increased amount of hard drive space to store their “digital lives.”
In other words, we’re storing more stuff on our computers at an alarmingly growing rate.…Read More »
We have recently read about the Chinese woman who allegedly tragically died after being electrocuted after answering her charging iPhone 5. Another similar case has popped up in China where a man has been in a coma for 10 days after allegedly being electrocuted while plugging in his iPhone.…Read More »
Solid state drives are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world but the cost can be quite prohibitive. Thankfully there are companies like Micron out there who are constantly striving to develop technologies such as this and make them more accessible to everyone.…Read More »
Despite the amount of leaked information regarding the NSA spying on American (and foreign) citizens that was recently released, one would think the agency would take steps to cut down on its actions. But that is not the case. Apparently, the secret court that supervises the NSA’s spying behavior has given permission to proceed to continue on its mission.…Read More »
Tokyo-based company Fasotec has partnered with Japanese clinics to give parents the chance to touch their baby’s face — before they’re born.
The company is using a technology called BioTexture, which generates 3D print-outs of the child’s face using ultrasound. This means that parents that just can’t wait can literally get their hands on their baby (or what he/she is supposed to look like at least) before the mother is due to give birth.…Read More »
Windows users are well versed in the art of malware — viruses, trojans, randsomware, etc. Mac users? Not so much. However, Mac users have recently been the target of a particularly annoying piece of malware or ‘ransomware’ — a preview of which we shared with you a few days back.…Read More »
Just recently, two U.S. lawmakers announced plans to build a National Park on the Moon to protect artifacts left there by the Apollo missions. Now we have a private venture aiming to put a telescope on the Moon to gaze into the stars… or gaze on us here on Earth.…Read More »
Rumors have it that Warner Bros. is playing with the idea of creating a Batman film based on the Batman Beyond cartoon. The idea was pitched to the company a few years ago; however, Christopher Nolan’s take on Batman took center stage instead.…Read More »
Modders have created a radically new instrument known as The Spine. The device illustrates a never before seen means of interacting with an instrument in order to create music. The Spine is attached to the body of a dancer and their body movements produce musical sounds.…Read More »
A robot being developed by a Nikko Technos and Yaskawa Electric is capable of circumventing human interaction in order to take care of up to 300, 000 lab mice. In addition to saving researchers tons of hours it will be much less likely to potentially influence the results of experiments being carried out.…Read More »
Microsoft Kinect can help deaf people use sign language on the computer, translate gestures into text or speech
When Microsoft releases the Xbox One this November, it’ll come packaged with the next-generation of the Kinect sensor. It’ll be more accurate than ever and do things that weren’t even possible on the previous hardware — such as reading your heartbeat.…Read More »
Not content with announcing a new sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio is also bringing over the first game to consoles. Every. Single. Console.
When Angry Birds Star Wars makes its console debut this October, it’ll be available on every major current platform in video games.…Read More »
VLC fans rejoice! Two years after being removed from the App Store due to copyright issues, VLC for iOS has returned. The new app is a complete re-write and is now fully open-source. It also packs a bunch of new features that make it even better than the last time around, some of which are:
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Wi-Fi Upload - Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
The next generation of cash machines is upon us; no longer would it be required for users to waste time by pressing buttons when a facial recognition device is in place. For now, this whole idea of no longer using a debit card at the ATM machine is just a concept, but with enough funding, it could become the new way of withdrawing cash.…Read More »
In a tough situation, many people tend to defend themselves by using their keys as a weapon; it is indeed a viable alternative if you lack the necessary tools to protect yourself from danger. However, when you’re in panic mode with sweaty palms and a frantic beating heart, gripping your keys probably might become an issue.…Read More »
Rumors have been pointing to a July release for the inevitable next-generation of Google’s Nexus 7. But just a little under a week before Google’s official event on July 24th, where its widely expected to make an appearance, AndroidCentral has managed to get their hands on the updated tablet.…Read More »
Google is hosting an event on July 24th for Android and Chrome. What do you think they will announce?
When Google I/O came and went without even a hint of Android 4.3, people were understandably disappointed — but all that could be changing next week. Google has sent out invites for press to an event with the senior vice president of both Chrome and Android, Sundar Pichai:
Google plans to broadcast the entire event on YouTube, so we can all see it unfold live.…Read More »
While HTC is rumored to be coming out with a bigger HTC One this September to compete with the inevitable Galaxy Note III, this month it’s all about the little guys. After numerous leaks, the company has officially announced the HTC One mini.…Read More »
With all the negativity facing the Xbox One, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if many gamers have no interest in taking another plunge with Xbox Live for another year. However, if you are a die-hard fan, a one-year free Xbox Live Gold subscription could be yours, granted that you purchase Office 365.…Read More »
Chris Reynolds was just a a father of three, and an all-around normal guy living in Delaware. He’d use PayPal to buy and sell items from eBay and would spend around $100 each month with it. But when he checked his monthly statement from PayPal last Friday, he saw a very shocking number.…Read More »
A recently started Kickstarter campaign has been started which aims to generate electricity using shoe insoles in order to charge mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, tablets, etc. The project goes by the name of SolePower and was started by former Carnegie Mellon University students, Matthew Staton and Hahna Alexander while they were pursuing Mechanical Engineering studies.…Read More »