safetiThe world is a dangerous place these days – and one would definitely have to do their bit to ensure that one is aware of the surroundings, especially at night when it can be hard to tell whether there are threats lurking around every corner. Having a personal safety device might be useful, and the Safeti is one of them. Specially designed to trigger a customizable alert which will be sent automatically to emergency contacts, not to mention one’s GPS location, this unique tool has an added advantage – it will not require itself to be connected via Bluetooth to another smartphone in order to work.

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windows-phone-logoIt has been known for quite some time now that those who are going to rock to the Windows 10 operating system will be able to enjoy native access to the lossless audio format known as FLAC. Well, having said that, what about smartphones which run on the Windows Phone platform? Good news for audiophiles as well as those who would want close to perfect playback of their music – Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has tweeted the confirmation that support for FLAC files will also eventually make their way to the Windows Phone platform.

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Bing-Venue-MapsGetting around these days are a whole lot easier than ever before, especially when there is this thing known as GPS. Dedicated GPS navigation devices are just about extinct, as we rely on other apps like Google Maps to get around. Microsoft knows that this can be quite the lucrative sector, which is why their Bing Maps program ain’t too shabby at all, too. For those of you out there who intend to make your way to Phoenix for the Super Bowl later this year, you would definitely need some help to navigate through a monstrous venue like the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is home of the Arizona Cardinals. Bing Maps has been updated by Microsoft to help you find your way to – as well as in and around the University of Phoenix Stadium itself.

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bootchessCertainly this French coder would most probably still think that 640k is enough for everyone – especially when you see that his chess computer program is stored on jst 487 bytes of code. That is certainly an insanely small amount of memory no matter how you look at it, and even more so in this day and age where a game would take up a few gigabytes’ worth of data. Known as BootChess, the 487 bytes’ worth of source code is so magical, it can run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers to boot.

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mate7compact-leakIt was not too long ago that we did bring you word about the Huawei Mate7 Compact, where there has been whispers going around that this particular handset is all set to receive an unveiling over at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, later this coming March 1st. In fact, invitations to the event have already been sent out, and the Huawei Mate7 Compact is widely tipped to be less unwieldy compared to the full-sized version of the smartphone, for obvious reasons – where one can also tell from the name itself. Needless to say, this is all relative, since the handset still carries a 5.5” display, while being smaller than a 6” display, is still not as compact as a sub-5” handset. Yet another two photos of the alleged Huawei Mate7 Compact have leaked as you can see above.

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amiibo-preorderIt looks as though the upcoming batch of Nintendo’s amiibo figurines are in the pipeline, which means you might want to be one of the early birds out there to obtain the proverbial worm. The upcoming sextet of toys were specially designed for Mario Party 10, and those who are interested will already be able to place a pre-order from Amazon. After all, collectors who are serious will definitely go for this more-or-less done deal, without having to worry about missing out on a single amiibo later on.

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tetris-beatWhen it comes to a game like Tetris, there does not seem to be any way to beat it – regardless of how fast your reflexes are coupled with impeccable hand-eye co-ordination for human standards, or so we think. Master Tetris player Kevin Birrell was the one who managed to achieve the seemingly impossible “MasterM” ranking in Tetris the Grand Master 3: Terror Instinct, where he even had to contend with Tetris pieces that turned invisible when the game’s credits started to roll. Birrell did not stop there, however, as he unlocked the “GM,” or Grand Master, ranking. This would make him the 6th person in the world, and first outside of Japan to do so.

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Crossovers are more often than not a double edged sword – it can cut both ways, for good and for bad, depending on how it is executed. We have seen crossovers in the comics world for many decades now, and sometimes, the entire shebang just works, while in others, it turned out to be a terrible decision where not even the best storyteller is able to salvage the situation. Having said that, those who happen to love everything about the Game of Thrones series as well as Minecraft might want to do their level best to check out what WesterosCraft is all about, as seen in the video above.

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I am quite sure that a fair number of us have already watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer for more than a few times, making it one of the most highly anticipated films in due time. After all, how many of us have already healed from licking the wounds caused by the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace? It might have been in 1999, but wounds do take time to heal, especially if they were inflicted by Jar Jar Binks. Still, we have high hopes that J.J. Abrams at the helm would change things, and here is a recreated Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in full neon.

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facebook logoSocial network giant Facebook has seen a surge in their quarterly profit – we are looking at a figure of 34% alongside a revenue increase of up to 48%, now how about that? Still, the executives over at Facebook have remained rather modest about their achievements, citing Wednesday’s earnings announcement that they are but getting warmed up – just. In three months that ended on December 31, 2014, Facebook recorded a profit of $701 million, while revenue touched the $3.85 billion mark. Annual net profit saw an increase of 96% to $2.94 billion.

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