BlackBerry LogoWhen the name Boeing is mentioned, chances are you probably think of planes, but recently the company has decided to venture into the smartphone market with the release of the Boeing Black smartphone, a smartphone aimed at users who prioritize privacy and security above all else.

These are also features which BlackBerry used to be known for back in the day, which is why the idea of both companies coming together doesn’t seem particularly surprising. This partnership was recently announced by BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen during an interview with Bloomberg. Read full post →BlackBerry And Boeing Team Up For Self-Destructing Phone

touch id pattern lock 640x386Touch ID is a feature Apple introduced in the iPhone 5s that allowed users to unlock their phone and enter their Apple ID password without having to type anything as it uses fingerprint recognition. While it does seem to be pretty secure enough, could it be even more secure? Well an Apple patent discovered by AppleInsider seems to suggest so.

According to the patent filed by Apple, it seems that they are considering combining the use of Touch ID along with pattern unlocking as you can see in the image above. From what we can tell, basically you can draw out the pattern via Touch ID meaning that there would be a double layer of security (your fingerprint and the correct unlock pattern). Read full post →Apple Patent Hints At More Secure Touch ID Unlocking

rockstar gta5 freebieSwatting is a process in which someone prank calls the police and informs them that a shooting or hostage situation is going on in another location, thus forcing the police to react by bringing out all their big guns and ultimately scaring the pants off the innocent victim in the process. Well it looks like over in the UK, a man by the name of David Helens did the same thing, except that he called the police to the house he was in.

According to a report from the Mirror, Helens made the call to the police after what was a reportedly long session of Grand Theft Auto V. During the call, he claimed that his “friend” Max had suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest and was slipping in and out of consciousness, and that he was bleeding badly and thought that he might be dead. Read full post →Man Confused While Playing GTA 5, Calls Cops To His House

apple pay 002 640x360A few months ago Apple launched Apple Pay, the Cupertino company’s take on mobile payments. We guess one could say Apple is a bit late to the game given that other companies have already launched similar services, but we guess it’s thanks to the Apple marketing machine that has allowed Apple Pay to become mainstream news.

So how popular is Apple Pay? Well according to a recent report from research firm ITG, they are suggesting that Apple Pay accounts for 1% of all digital payments. While 1% isn’t a lot, we should point out that there are plenty of other digital payment options out there. Also to put it into perspective, Google Wallet which was launched a few years ago currently accounts for 4% of digital payments. Read full post →Report Suggests Apple Pay Accounts For 1% Of All Digital Payments

project ara teaserMost of you guys have probably heard of Google’s Project Ara by now. For those who haven’t, this is an upcoming smartphone by Google that will feature modular components. What this means is that users will be able to swap out certain components depending on their need, so for example you could swap out a camera module for one with a better sensor, or one that records video better, and so on, all the while keeping the rest of the phone’s specs intact.

That being said if you’re wondering which SoC Google will be going for, it turns out that they have chosen a few that users can choose from. Previously Google revealed that they would be using a Rockchip SoC and now according to a new Google+ post, Google has revealed other options which will include a Marvell PXA1928 SoC and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset which can also be found in the recently released Nexus 9. Read full post →Google Announces Marvell And NVIDIA Chipset Options For Project Ara

While ASUS might not necessarily be a company known for their mobile devices, the company has released a steady stream of smartphones and tablets over the years, and come CES 2015 it looks like ASUS has new products in store for us. The company has recently posted a new teaser video on its Facebook page which seems to tease an upcoming ZenFone device.

The official announcement is expected to be made at CES 2015 which is taking place early January next year, so we guess we only have a few weeks to go until it is all made official. That being said the teaser seems to show off the rear-facing cameras of its upcoming device. Interestingly enough there are dual rear-facing cameras. Read full post →ASUS Teases ZenFone With Dual Camera Setup

samsung curvedWhen it comes to display technology, you can be sure that Samsung ranks right up there with the very best of them where everyday consumer electronics are concerned. With the Samsung SE790C Curved Monitor, however, we are introduced to a brand new category of monitors that was previously limited to curved TVs only. The Samsung SE790C does come with optimized curvature, picture quality and complementary features which are capable of delivering a best-in-class viewing experience regardless of whether one is talking about entertainment or multi-tasking

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I would like to think that this was just in the pipeline, waiting to happen simply because the reason to exists. What am I referring to? Why, Markus “Notch” Persson’s $70 million purchase of what is deemed to be the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, having gone through a recreation in where else but Minecraft, the very game that made “Notch” insanely wealthy in the first place.

Read full post →Notch’s Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

When it comes to the number of talented people out there where the performing arts are concerned, you can be sure that there are way more than the amount we know – simply because they have not “broken out” into mainstream consciousness. Most of the time, fans to a certain video game or movie franchise have plenty of passion, and are not short on talent, too. This is why we have seen a remake of a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where it uses the Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) engine to get the job done. Kudos to Powerlight-13 of YouTube to come up with this amazing recreation, not to mention superb aerial choreography.

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halo3 freeHow does one right a wrong? Why, by making amends, of course – although an apology is certainly more than welcome. Apparently, those who have experienced the many issues that plagued the Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch will be pleased to hear that they will be on the receiving end of Halo 3: ODST for free – and why not throw in a new map into the mix too, right?

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