acer xb270hu 2When it comes to building gaming rigs, hardware gamers will take all sorts of factors into consideration, such as cooling, cable management, RAM speed, speakers, sound card, GPU, and let’s not forget their displays. Now some gamers are perfectly fine with a regular Full HD display, but there are those who care about the minor details.

Well if you’re looking to get your hands on a gaming monitor, it seems that Acer is working on a 27-inch display that is expected to be announced really soon. This 27-inch model will be part of Acer’s XBO range of gaming displays and will feature NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. For those unfamiliar, this technology basically syncs up your GPU and monitor’s refresh rates, thus prevent screen tearing. Read full post →27-inch WQHD Acer Display With G-Sync Reportedly In The Works

fastest internet 640x640As if people weren’t already paranoid or suspicious that their government could be tracking them or spying on it, it seems that over in the UK, the government has proposed a new bill that would make it official in which internet service providers are expected to keep records on their users, thus allowing them to hand over user-information to law enforcement agencies upon request.

The idea is to link internet protocol (IP) addresses to specific devices, like smartphones, laptops, tablets, and so on, in hopes that they will be able to identify who is using what and when. The goal is to combat terrorism threats and the growth of online child sexual exploitation, which while noble in concept, has led to civil liberties campaigners to compare it against an earlier bill that had been dubbed a “snoopers charter”. Read full post →UK Government Wants ISPs To Start Keeping Records Of Its Users

nokia lumia 925 review 1 640x424If you’re the owner of the Nokia Lumia 925 or the Lumia 1020, it seems that there are reports that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 bug that has affected quite a few users of either device. This is a bug that supposedly freezes the phone where the device fails to wake up from its sleep mode, thus prompting users to force a soft reset in order to get it to work again.

This is affecting devices that run either the developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 or the carrier update version, so it does not seem to be build-specific. The good news is that Microsoft has since acknowledged that there is a problem and that they are looking to fix it, although no word on when that will be. Read full post →Microsoft Acknowledges Freezing Bug In Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 Handsets

sony a7 II 2014 11 20 01You might recall that just last week, Sony made a surprise announcement when they unveiled the Sony A7 II full frame mirrorless camera. Not many people had seen this coming, but it did turn out to be a pleasant surprise as the upgraded features on the camera sounded pretty good, at least on paper.

That being said, Sony had announced that the camera would be sold starting in Japan come 5th of December, but they had also neglected to mention when we might be able to expect the camera to make its way stateside or to other parts of the world. Well according to Sony Alpha Rumors, word on the street has it that the camera has been pegged for a release in January/early February in 2015. Read full post →Sony A7 II Expected To Arrive In The US Jan/Feb 2015

huawei mate 2 review hands on 090 640x426Earlier this year Huawei introduced us to the Ascend Mate 2, a handset with decent specs and a even more decent price at $300. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately you might have also heard the news from last month that Huawei had decided not to bring Android 4.4 KitKat onto the phone, which also meant that chances of it seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop was slim, if not no chance at all.

Well the good news is that if you are the proud and happy owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, it looks like Huawei has had a change of heart. First of all, no, the handset will not be seeing the Android 4.4 update. Instead Huawei has announced that the Ascend Mate 2 will be getting an upgrade to Android 5.0! Read full post →Huawei Ascend Mate 2 To Get Android 5.0 Update In 2015

A laser fitted into a watch that can actually do some damage; sounds like the stuff right out of spy movies, right? Well thanks to technology, such a device now exists. Put together by Patrick Priebe, this is a watch that can actually fire out a laser that is strong enough to burst balloons, and presumably burn some skin in the process if you’re not careful.

The watch features a 1,500-milliwatt blue laser that unfortunately is a very huge battery drain. According to its creator, it seems that the laser can be used for around the 5-10 minute mark before it finally kills the battery, so safe to say that you should only use it in emergency situations when you find yourself trapped and you’re trying to laser your own exit. Read full post →Laser-Firing Watch Will Fulfill All Your Spy Fantasies

samsung logo 640x480While in the past the headlines would be about Samsung versus Apple in a patent dispute legal battle, things are changing as it now seems to focus on Samsung versus NVIDIA. You might recall that earlier this year NVIDIA filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent infringements, but then Samsung sued them back claiming falsified benchmarks of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset.

The ITC was expected to get involved and look into Samsung but now it looks like the tables have turned because according to reports, Samsung themselves have filed a complaint with the US ITC and are requesting that the body block the importation of NVIDIA’s GeForce and Tegra chipsets into the US market. Read full post →Samsung Asks ITC To Block NVIDIA’s Products From The US Market

os x yosemiteIt seems that whoever does the quality control over at Apple in the software department really needs to do their job better. Not only have users been plagued with buggy iOS 8 updates, it looks like OS X is no exception to the rule. In fact you might recall that it wasn’t too long ago that OS X 10.10 users were complaining of WiFi issues.

Apple had issued an update that was supposed to fix it only that it didn’t work that way for some users, and now according to reports it looks like there could be Safari-related issues as well. The reports are claiming that they are experiencing a sudden incompatibility with YouTube while trying to view it from the Safari browser. Read full post →OS X 10.10 Safari Users Complaining Of YouTube Incompatibility

Square POS 130220 640x367There are several different payment methods available at the moment, such as Square which many thought would be competing against Apple Pay. However as you might recall, Square decided to embrace Apple Pay and announced that they were planning on building registers to support Apple’s mobile payments solution.

Well according to Square’s founder Jack Dorsey, it has been announced that Square’s registers that will support Apple Pay are expected to roll out in 2015. No specific dates were mentioned but Apple Pay customers can look forward to it come next year. Read full post →Square’s Apple Pay Support Registers Arriving In 2015

acer chromebook 13 nvidia k1  01 640x426If you need a laptop just to send emails, chat, surf the web, type up some documents, you don’t have to spend thousands on an Ultrabook or a super heavy duty laptop. Instead you could always turn to Chromebooks which offers those functions. In fact come 2015, users could very well start to stream Photoshop onto their Chromebooks, so that’s worth taking into consideration!

That being said, if you don’t mind picking up a Chromebook for yourself, you might be pleased to learn that Google has unveiled a Chromebook offer in which they will be offering users 1TB of free Google Drive storage for the next two years. This will apply to any Chromebook purchase in-store, online, or through Google Play itself. Read full post →Google Giving Away 1TB Drive Storage With Chromebook Purchases