jony iveLast year Apple’s Jony Ive was reportedly quoted as saying that Swiss watchmakers were in trouble in the fact of the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch. This sentiment was shared by Swatch’s co-inventor who felt that the Swiss watch industry might have missed the boat on the whole smartwatch market.

However in a recent interview with Jony Ive and Marc Newson at the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference, Ive’s comments seem to suggest that luxury watchmakers have nothing to fear from the Apple Watch. Vogue International’s editor Suzy Menkes asked the duo on their thoughts of how the Apple Watch impacted the luxury watch industry. Read full post →Apple Watch Not A Threat To Luxury Watchmakers, Jony Ive Claims

Going green is all the rage these days and companies with huge operations, like those who run data centers and server farms have started implementing greener ways of generating power, such as through the use of solar panels. That being said who’s to say that other industries or buildings can’t be just as energy efficient as well, right?

Stanford has had such a project in the works for several years now and has recently converted to a new system that relies on heat-recovery to help generate some of the energy it requires, and in turn will also be able to act as a model that large organizations such as utility companies and governments will be able to use. Read full post →Stanford Has A Heat-Recovery System That Makes It Energy Efficient

halo-5-guardians-leakIf you’ve held off on purchasing the Xbox One and are only planning on doing so with the release of Halo 5: Guardians, you might be interested to learn that there will be a limited edition version of the Xbox One that could be launched alongside the game. This is according to Halo 5: Guardian’s studio head Josh Holmes who responded to a question posed by a fan on Twitter.

When asked if there would be a Halo 5 Xbox One, Holmes replied in the affirmative by saying, “There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet.” Unfortunately Holmes did not provide a date as to when we might be able to expect the console to be unveiled, but if we had to venture a guess we’d say that it might be unveiled closer to Halo 5’s launch date. Read full post →Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One Coming

p9984-1-640x217BlackBerry has teamed up with Porsche multiple times over the past few years, resulting in devices being given a makeover and accompanied by a rather hefty price tag. That being said if you were after a BlackBerry Passport that would be given the Porsche Design treatment, you could be in luck.

Recently a couple of images have made their way online courtesy of China-based DT BlackBerry, and they are allegedly that of the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9984 “Keian”. The handset was officially announced at MWC 2015 where the Canadian company revealed their roadmap, but unfortunately apart from its name, not much else is known about the device, although many were hoping it would be the Porsche Design version of the Passport. Read full post →Possible BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9984 “Keian” Leaked

tidalThere are plenty of music streaming services available at the moment, although Jay-Z’s Tidal is probably one of the newer ones that has caught the attention of many due to its CD-quality streaming. However it seems that Apple might not appreciate the new competition and a report from the New York Post claims that Apple might have tried to sabotage Tidal at one point.

According to sources in the music industry who spoke to the New York Post, it seems that Apple had purposely taken a long time to approve the updates made to the Tidal iOS app. Their source was quoted as saying, “Tidal had a new app on Android on April 15, but still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.” Read full post →Apple Reportedly Delayed Approval Of Tidal Updates On Purpose

search_noteSwapping between the desktop and your mobile device should be a seamless transition which is why modern browsers these days allows the syncing of data between the desktop and mobile versions of its software. Now you might recall last week how Google let users send directions from their desktop to mobile devices, and now it looks like they could be enabling a new feature that could allow users to send alarms and notes from their desktop to their phones. Read full post →Google Desktop Search Lets You Set Alarms And Make Notes

LG_WATCH_URBANE_LIFESTYLE_04Last week we reported that LG had announced the availability of the LG Watch Urbane. The smartwatch was to be first launched in its home country of South Korea last week and is expected to make its way to other markets by the end of the month. The good news is that if you were wondering when the watch would make its way stateside, come 28th of April might be the date you’ll want to mark down on your calendar.

According to a leaked document from Verizon that was obtained by the folks at Android Spin, it seems to hint that the wearable will be launched by the carrier on the 28th of April where it will be priced at $350. There’s no way to verify if this information is accurate so we guess we’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled to see if it pans out. Read full post →LG Watch Urbane Could Be Coming To Verizon 28th April

viberThe earthquake in Nepal is a devastating one that has left thousands dead with many more injured and/or missing. So far we’ve seen various efforts from governments around the world who are offering relief, with big name companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google offering up relief of their own, or at least facilitating it in some way. Read full post →Viber Offers Earthquake Victims Free International Calls From Nepal

kids_games1If you were to look at families these days, it is becoming increasingly common to see parents use devices like their smartphones or tablets to entertain their children with. We suppose this is largely thanks to the fact that a single device can do so many things, such as play games, watch videos, listen to audio books, and so on.

This is why it isn’t surprising to find that according to a new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting (via Time) has revealed that more than a third of kids in the US who are under the age of one have experienced what it’s like to use a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet. That number, to be more specific, is a whopping 36%. Read full post →More Than 30% Of Kids Under One Have Used A Mobile Device

facebook_safetyEarlier we had reported that Apple had launched a donations feature through its iTunes Store in which users could choose to donate varying sums of money to the American Red Cross, and where 100% of the donations would go towards the Nepal earthquake relief. It also looks like Facebook and Google have recently launched initiatives of their own.

In the case of Facebook, they have activated their Safety Check feature for the region of Nepal.  For those unfamiliar with the feature, basically it was launched last year with the intention of allowing those in disaster areas to let their friends and family know they are safe. This will be based on your location and Facebook will send users a notification to indicate their safe status, after which family members and friends can launch the tool and check up on their loved ones. Read full post →Facebook & Google Launch Tools For Nepal’s Earthquake Relief