A new study done by the University of Glasgow has found that there is no direct link between playing video games and bad behavior in children.
The study was conducted in Britain and had a very large test sample, with 11,000 kids participating.…Read More »
A $7.4 billion acquisition deal between Microsoft and Nokia for Nokia’s devices and services department must have weighed quite heavily on both Nokia and Microsoft: Microsoft contending to cover new grounds in the smartphone industry, and Nokia letting go of what really made Nokia so beloved.…Read More »
Car shows are lands of wonder and amazement for people. Some people may not get as mesmerized by car shows as car aficionados, but Tokyo Motor Show this year has simply enthralled each and every attendee. Concept cars are what people are most fascinated by, and the feeling is exacerbated by the fact that concept cars never make it to roads.…Read More »
Verizon has a new option for those who like to use their mobile devices away from Wi-Fi and still want faster speeds. Now you can get a prepaid plan that allows you to use up to 300MB a day. It only costs $5 a day.…Read More »
This fall and till the summer of 2014, every tongue will be wagging about PS4 and Xbox One, debating whether one is better than the other. Since it is a norm that gaming consoles are released along with their intricate accessories, this time, as last time, Evil Controllers is launching custom made joysticks for Xbox One and PS4.…Read More »
There are several water repellent surfaces out in the wild, but nothing compares to this new material that could very well be seen as a miracle. According to an extensive research published in Nature, this new water repellent surface is capable of repelling water way beyond “what was previously thought possible.”
With this new repellent system, water will bounce completely off the surface as fast as possible, leaving no trace of H2O whatsoever.…Read More »
Activists have revealed that there are weaknesses within the system that allows China to control their internet, popularly know as Great Firewall of China.
They had done so in response to further Chinese censorship of both the Reuters as well as Wall Street Journal websites that are in the Chinese-language.…Read More »
Angry Birds seems to have made its way to North Korea, however, the makers of the popular game have no idea how it got there. According to a statement by a Rovio representative, “Angry Birds Rio has not been localized into Korea, and Rovio Entertainment has no affiliation with the version of the game being shown on the Samjiyon tablet.”
Samjiyon is the tablet North Korea released earlier this year, and has been getting fairly rave reviews since.…Read More »
Drones, the name itself brings out ominous connotations that make most people cringe. However, there is a group of designers at Frog that believe the drone doesn’t have to be a dark, frightening sight. Instead, they believe, that by the year 2020 drones could have a place in our everyday lives and not a single person will be harmed.…Read More »
There’s a new island off the coast of Japan, and guess how it got there? Yup, by means of an exploding volcano. The new island is around 650 meters in diameter, and it looks quite awesome. It’s as if we are witnessing how our own lands were formed back in the day before humans had any smarts, or before we even existed.…Read More »
Iran introduces new Fotros drone with 1,700 miles range, 30 hours flight time, and capability to fire air-to-surface missles
Iran’s place in the drone race continues to excel. Recently the official Iranian IRNA news agency reported that there is a new drone being produced with the operational range of 2,000 kilometers, or approximately 1,700 miles. This drone, the Fotros, is the latest in a line of missile ready drones capable of going great distances.…Read More »
Probably the most interesting and funny response to the information revelation that Adobe had saved its users password hints, as well as emails, in just a plain text format, is the fact that someone has created a series of 10 crossword puzzles which use the top 1000 bad passwords revealed by the leak.…Read More »
It seems as if Steve Ballmer, who has just stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO, decided on this decision after a lot of pushing from his fellow board members to go “faster”.
Ballmer recently gave an exclusive interview to the Wall Street Journal and explained that despite trying to work with the board and trying to find ways to compete with the Android and iPhone markets, his board members thought he just wasn’t going fast enough.…Read More »
MediaTek officially announced the creation of the world’s first true octa-core mobile processor. The small chip contains eight low-powered Cortex A7 cores and uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. All of the cores can operate at the same time and runs at up to 2GHz.…Read More »
Kawasaki’s unveiling of its concept car, J Vehicle, at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, captivated many hearts and minds, and drew some gasps from those who were in attendance. On first look, a person is bound to think whether the bike has 2 or 3 wheels.…Read More »
Just like last time, when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were launched, video games aficionados came across two new errors, the “Yellow Light of Death error” in PS3 and “Red Light of Death error” in Xbox 360, this time also Sony PS4′s explosive launch has been beset by the “Blue Light of Death error.”
Sony has asserted officially that only 1 percent of the consoles have the “Blue Light of Death error”, which makes it a total of roughly 10000 consoles, given 1 million PS4 sales on the first day of release.…Read More »
The legal drama over patent infringement and how much Samsung owes Apple plays on. Samsung asked for a mistrial in the most recent case, a retrial of last year’s patent infringement battle, because of a remark made by Apple’s lead counsel during closing arguments.…Read More »
The Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) case against the NSA was not brought before the Supreme Court like they had hoped. In a shocking — or maybe not so shocking — move, the high court declined to hear the case against the National Security Agency (NSA) brought by EPIC.…Read More »
The Internet giant Google has made yet another major change in wake of NSA spying. Originally, their goal was to enact new security certificates with a 2,048 bit encryption by the end of the year. They beat their deadline by over a month.…Read More »
China is well known for its great wall and its hacker community, but there is something else you might have never thought China is capable of. What’s that you wonder? Well, China builds supercomputers, and according to BBC, China’s supercomputer is the fastest in the world right now.…Read More »
The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group has banned the use of all smartphones in Barawe, Buula-burte, and Elbur areas of war-ravaged Somalia. Residents in these areas have been warned that if they are found with a smartphone they will be punished. People living in the area, who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons, declined to explain what punishments offenders would face should they be caught with the contraband phones.…Read More »
Apparently Microsoft, one of the most popular computer companies, does not have any data encryption when it comes to “server-to-server communications”. This means when your data is passing from one Microsoft server to another Microsoft server, it isn’t being encrypted. The news comes from Dorothee Belz, who is the Microsoft Corporation European Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs.…Read More »
IBM will be giving developers access to their supercomputer, Watson, in 2014.
Developers will be able to program apps which would build off of Watson’s language skills as well as it’s database. The supercomputer has 4 terabytes of storage that contains around 200 million pages of information.…Read More »
Feeling over ran by card after card in your wallet? Well, the makers of Coin hopes that is the case. This new card is designed to hold up to 8 debit, credit, and loyalty cards. You can easily swipe the card to pay for purchases or use it at an ATM just as though it was the actual card.…Read More »
For a very long time, scientists have been looking for renewable sources of energy and researching ways for conservation of energy. While we may not have come across substantial gains in the science of energy conservation that could shoulder the energy needs of entire countries or entire industries, but we have seen small steps taken into that territory.…Read More »
Researchers at Oxford University were recently able to keep a quantum system alive for 39 minutes. In the realm of quantum computing, those 39 minutes are a life time. Quantum bits typically only survive at room temperature for a few seconds.…Read More »
Thanks to a successful mail-in campaign in the UK, Google has decided to do something about the way it displays sex abuse and child pornography. Google is now going to start restricting the way it displays the search results for queries about sexual abuse.…Read More »
Luxemburg data protection commissioner has found that Microsoft and Skype have not broken any European privacy laws when they sent customer data back to the United States. The decision of the National Commission for Data Protection claimed that the data transfer was indeed a legal move.…Read More »
Researchers at Finland’s University of Helsinki have developed a new algorithm that could be helpful to the future of city planning and development. The algorithm can determine how mobile users get around by analyzing their velocity and frequencies of their starts and stops.…Read More »
The activist group known as Anonymous, sometimes referred to as hacktivists given that their members are known to hack to into various institutions when trying to get a specific point across, are gaining the FBI’s attention for hacking into American government networks and systems and stealing information.…Read More »
In a move to make the internet more secure, the Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, have started the discussion on how to encrypt… everything.
It is more imperative than ever since the knowledge of government spying and the ease of which they can do so especially with much of the internet using “plaintext” format to publish their pages in.…Read More »