tesla model s batteryTesla has rolled up their sleeves and are more than ready to kick off their battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle. Basically, this particular “campaign”, if you can call it that, would allow users to swap out their battery instead of charging it whenever they are on the road – providing them with an option for a quick fill up which surprisingly, would take less amount of time as opposed to filling up a standard car with gas at the station. This pilot program will launch in Harris Ranch, California, where it is happening at a new facility that is located directly across the street from the Supercharger within the vicinity.

Read full post →Tesla Set To Kick Off Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program

lenovo p70tWhen it comes to the modern day smartphone, most of the time we would have to charge up our handset before we sleep at night, so that our smartphone will be ready to rock and roll the next day. Apart from that, heavy smartphone users tend to carry a powerbank of sorts with them these days, because their handset has the tendency to run out of juice by the time lunch is over due to all the wheeling and dealing done. It looks like a smartphone with super long battery life is more than welcome, and the upcoming Lenovo P70t does seem to be able to deliver in this aspect.

Read full post →Upcoming Lenovo P70t Looks Set To Be A Marathon Runner

texting1Bill shock” cases do not come across as shocking anymore these days, and here we are with yet another case which will involve someone of a higher office in life – the mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, cited ignorance when it comes to the matters of mobile billing, with international roaming in particular, and certainly received the shock of his life when his phone bill pointed to data roaming charges that was in excess of CAD$20,000 after a trip to Rome, Italy.

Read full post →Quebec City Mayor Picks Up More Than CAD$20,000 Tab In Data Roaming Charges

markus notch perssonMarkus “Notch” Persson, the creator of the insanely popular game Minecraft, has set a new record this time around – although it has nothing much to do with the gaming community, but touches on real estate instead. Basically, Notch has picked up a mansion in swanky area that we all know and love as Beverly Hills, California, for a whopping $70 million.

Read full post →Minecraft Creator Purchases Mansion For $70 Million

Everyone has probably heard by now that the hackers behind the Sony Pictures hack have successfully managed to force Sony to cancel its theatrical release of The Interview, a movie that showed the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. With the movie having been pulled from cinemas, that should be the end of that, right?

Well as it turns out the hackers aren’t satisfied and according to a report from CNN, the hackers want Sony to delete any data related to The Interview in an effort to make it seem like the movie never even existed at all, although we reckon that this would be a fool’s errand because if anything, the recent spate of hacks have turned the movie into a “must watch” for those wondering what all the fuss is about. Read full post →Hackers Want Sony To Remove All Signs That “The Interview” Movie Ever Existed

PC cases come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like those for gaming, tend to be huge due to their ability to house larger and multiple GPUs, plenty of storage, and also to allow for better ventilation. Then you have smaller PCs design to take up less space on the table or in the room. Well if none of these options are suited for your needs, you might be interested in Lian Li’s new O series.

Unlike most other PC cases, Lian Li’s O series of PC cases will allow you to mount the chassis on the wall! We’re not sure why you would want to mount it on the wall, perhaps to accompany your wall-mounted TV, perhaps, but either way it’s an option if you want to take it. Otherwise it looks like the O series can be used like a regular chassis. Read full post →Lian Li Unveils O Series Of Wall-Mounted PC Cases

instagramYou’ve probably come across Instagram accounts which have hundreds of thousands of followers and you’re probably wondering how on earth does one amass that many followers? Well in some cases these followers are real people who truly enjoy that person’s Instagram posts, but in some cases, these Instagram followers are purchased to make that person seem more popular than they really are.

Well it looks like Instagram has had enough of these bots and fake accounts and made good on their promise by purging these inactive and fake Instagram accounts. So exactly how big of a purge are we talking about? Well in the case of some celebrities like Kim Kardashian, they have lost as many as 1.3 million followers following the purge. Read full post →Instagram Purge Sees Celebrities And Users Lose Millions Of Followers

the interviewAs many of you guys might have heard by now, Sony has decided to cancel The Interview from being shown in cinemas. This is no thanks to the hackers of Sony Pictures who actually made physical threats of what they would do to theaters that screen the movie, thus forcing theaters to pull out and Sony ultimately giving into the hackers’ demands.

Was that the right call? After all better safe than sorry, right? Well it seems that President Obama does not agree with Sony’s move. In a statement released by the President, “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said. “If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing if they see a documentary they don’t like or news reports they don’t like.” Read full post →President Obama Doesn’t Think Sony Should Have Pulled “The Interview”

sony pictures hackedJust yesterday there was more speculation that North Korea could be behind the hack on Sony Pictures, and now it looks like the FBI has confirmed it, despite an earlier report also from the FBI that suggested that there was no evidence of North Korea’s involvement, but we guess further investigation probably uncovered additional information.

According to the FBI’s statement, “As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” This is based on evidence found in the code of the malware, which apparently are similar and have been used in previous North Korean attacks in the past. Read full post →FBI Confirms North Korea’s Involvement In Sony Hack

We’re sure you’ve probably seen this in movies and TV shows where the good/bad guy attempts to hack a computer network or system just by plugging in a USB drive. Once the USB drive has been plugged in, the hack seems to run without a hitch and if you’re wondering if that’s just the imagination of movie writers, apparently it is pretty damn real.

Samy Kamkar, a developer, apparently wears such a device around his neck. Called the USBdriveby, it’s basically a USB microcontroller that is small enough to be worn as a necklace. It will connect to computers via USB and is designed to take advantage of the security flaws found in USB ports. Read full post →This USB Necklace Is Able To Hack Your Computer In Minutes