mastercard_sendIf you have ever sent money to someone before using internet banking or PayPal, you know that sometimes the transfer of funds isn’t exactly instant. It can sometimes take a couple of hours to even a few working days before the amount is successfully credited to the other person’s account, but it looks like MasterCard wants to speed things up.

The credit card company is looking into a new system called MasterCard Send. According to MasterCard’s description of this new feature, “MasterCard Send enables funds to be sent and received typically within seconds – far superior to existing solutions that either limit transfers within a closed-loop network or that involve ACH which can take several days for funds to be received.” Read full post →MasterCard Send Will Help Speed Up Money Transfers

lol justiceNo matter what kind of game you play, there is always a chance that you will encounter a troll within the game that will make your life miserable. Sometimes you might run into abusive players too who will fly off the handle at the slightest mistake and start making threats. This is the unfortunate reality of the online world we live in.

However the folks at Riot Games are hoping to curb such behavior in League of Legends. Considering that the MOBA is making a lot of money for the developers, we’re sure the last thing they want is for gamers to quit due to a few bad apples in the game, so much so that they have started to test out a new justice system in which will dole out swift punishment to players with bad behavior in as fast as 15 minutes of the game ending. Read full post →League Of Legends Testing Out Swifter Punishments For Players

Kinect-learning-game-780x439As we all know, the Microsoft Kinect technology can be used for gaming, even educational gaming, but is there really a huge difference between gaming on the Kinect and gaming on your mobile? Apart from the fact that both are different platforms, a recent study conducted by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University found that gaming on the Kinect was more effective.

According to the study, the researchers found that giving children a Kinect and getting them to build block towers proved to be a more effective way of learning, as opposed to merely gaming on an equivalent screen-only experience. The children were given a tablet, a laptop, and real-world objects with a project screen and a Kinect for sensing purposes. Read full post →Kinect Educational Games Found To Be More Effective

The Apple Watch Edition costs an insane amount of money starting at $10,000 and can even go up to $17,000. Naturally not many of us will be willing to spend that much on a watch, let alone a smartwatch, which is why enterprising jewelers have come up with ways to gold-plate your Apple Watch for a fraction of the price.

Now in case you’d still rather not spend hundreds giving your Apple Watch a gold makeover, you’re in luck as there is now a $100 DIY kit which will give your wearable a 24K gold makeover for well, $100. Dubbed the Midas Touch, this is a Kickstarter project put together by chemist Eric Knoll that is looking for funding so if this sounds like something you might be interested in, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details. Read full post →$100 Kit Gives Your Apple Watch A 24K Gold Makeover

toshiba-chromebook-cb30-007While Google’s Chromebooks aren’t exactly powerhouses or are feature-packed, they do have the advantage in the sense that they are generally more lightweight in terms of its operating system which in turn makes it faster and less complicated to use. It is also cheaper which is ideal for students who might need a laptop to surf the web and type up assignments.

This is why it does not come as a surprise to learn that a report from Gartner has revealed that the firm is estimating that sales of Chromebooks this year will rise to 7.5 million. This is an increase from 2014 in which Chromebook sales amounted to 5.7 million, so for it to rise an additional 1.8 million in 2015 is pretty impressive. Read full post →Chromebook Sales Expected To Hit 7.5 Million This Year

htc-one-m9-live-5When it comes to smartphones, safe to say that Apple and Samsung usually produce handsets with the best cameras. Last year the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were found to have the best camera, although come 2015 it saw the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge usurp their position. While HTC might be able to compete in terms of industrial design, it seems that its camera department still needs a lot of reworking.

According to a recent review of the HTC One M9’s camera by DxOMark, it seems that the device found itself ranked 21st, thus putting it way behind the rest of the competition. It seems that despite being launched a year after the HTC One M8, HTC has not done much to improve its optics as the handset barely shows an improvement over its predecessor. Read full post →DxOMark Ranks The HTC One M9 Way Below The Competition

nokia-lumia-1520-review-1If you’re a fan of the Windows Phone platform and if you’re looking for a phone with a large display, Microsoft could have something for you. According to a recent sighting on Zauba (via Windows Central), an Indian import/export website, there is some evidence to suggest that Microsoft could be working on a 5.7-inch Windows Phone handset.

The listing on Zauba points towards a 5.7-inch phone in the making. However it does not mention a platform nor does it mention any brand. However it has been speculated that the device could be a Windows Phone handset as the country that the device was shipped from is Finland which is where Nokia operates from. Read full post →5.7-inch Windows Phone Could Be In The Works

nexus-9-review-7The Google Nexus 9 tablet was released last year and it basically introduced a new form factor to the Nexus tablet lineup which includes 7-inch and 10-inch options. So in 2015, what can we expect from Google on the Nexus tablet front? A larger tablet? Refreshed specs? Well as it turns out, neither.

This is according to a report from Android Police who has heard from their sources that there is no new Nexus tablet planned for 2015. What this means is that for those looking to get their hands on a Nexus tablet, it seems that the Nexus 9 will still be your best bet as no new device is in the works, so the Nexus 9 will remain Google’s flagship tablet for the year. Read full post →No Nexus Tablet Planned For 2015 [Rumor]

nexus-6-review-heroGoogle I/O 2015 will be taking place later this week and we expect that Google will most likely announce the next version of Android which many believe will be known as Android M. That being said what can we expect from the upcoming update? While we expect that there will be tons of new features, the folks at Android Police are reporting that battery and RAM management will be the focus of Google’s next major update to the Android operating system.

Starting with the battery, apparently it seems that Google is looking into Android M being more efficient at managing its power. What this means is that Google will be looking into better performance from apps and also the smarter use of features that would not drain your battery too much, and given that Android phones typically feature pretty sizable batteries, hopefully these improvements will lead to an even more impressive battery life. Read full post →Android M’s Focus Will Be On Battery And RAM Management [Rumor]

flipboard-on-webSome of you guys might be familiar with Flipboard, a magazine-style app that delivers news onto your smartphone and tablet based on the topics you might be interested in. It’s a pretty nicely-designed app that makes reading the news more fun, and if the rumors are to believed, it seems that Twitter might be interested in acquiring the company.

This is according to a report from Re/code who claims to have heard from their sources that Twitter and Flipboard have reportedly been in a series of talks, although their sources have told them that recently these talks have stalled somewhat. The talks, which began earlier this year, is apparently thanks to press from Wall Street who has been pushing Twitter to grow its audience and innovate its products. Read full post →Twitter Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Flipboard