twitch logo 640x312A couple of months ago, it was reported that Google owned YouTube was thinking about acquiring Twitch. Considering that both YouTube and Twitch are video-related, it sort of makes sense. Well according to a report from VentureBeat, it seems that the deal has been confirmed, at least according to their sources who are familiar with the matter.

Both Google and Twitch have declined to comment on it, but VentureBeat did point out that both companies are slated to appear at their GamesBeat event in September, so perhaps we will learn more then, although it does seem to be a pretty long wait. Their sources have informed them that the deal had closed for $1 billion as per the earlier rumor. Read full post →Google’s Acquisition Of Twitch Reportedly Confirmed



Jimmy Kimmel, the late night talk show host and comedian has once again taken to the streets on Hollywood Boulevard, tricking people into believing that the product he shows them is something else. We’ve seen Kimmel do this with devices like the iPad mini where he convinced customers it was the iPhone 5s. He also managed to convince people that the iPhone 4S was really the iPhone 5. Read full post →Jimmy Kimmel Convinces People That A $20 Casio Watch Is The iWatch



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The largest member from Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 family is the new addition to the tablet lineup that Verizon has on offer. The carrier today formally announced the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. It is available for purchase online starting today and will make its way to the carrier’s stores by tomorrow. Its a mid-range tablet with a 10.1-inch display and compatibility with Verizon’s nationwide LTE network.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Launched By Verizon


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I can’t believe it has been one full year since Google unveiled Chromecast, its $35 HDMI streaming dongle. It was off to a great start in the U.S. with Google selling more units than it had originally anticipated. After a few months the dongle was finally sold outside of the company’s home turf and it performed well in other markets as well. Google is now celebrating the first Chromecast birthday by offer users in the U.S. free All Access subscriptions.

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Apple came through on its promise of opening up a public beta of its next major Mac update. Yesterday it asked people who were interested in trying out the software to sign up for it. Apple is only going to allow the first one million people who signed up yesterday to download OS X Yosemite beta. The process has now been completed and those that have received their redemption codes from Apple can now download OS X Yosemite beta from the Mac App Store starting today.

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The meteoric rise of messaging applications have made emojis and stickers very popular. Some people would now find it hard to have a conversation through a messaging app without having emojis to rely upon, they have become such an integral part of conversations now. If you find that the standard set of emojis that come preinstalled on an iPhone aren’t enough for you then you should take a look at the Imoji for iPhone application. It is capable of turning any image into a custom emoji.

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playstation 4 ps4 psn subscriptions tiered 640x280It seems that Sony has decided to settle for a $15 million preliminary settlement when it comes to a class-action lawsuit concerning the 2011 data breach that happened to the PlayStation Network (PSN), Qriocity as well as Sony Online Entertainment services. That was certainly an event that reverberated around the world, with Sony UK slapped with a £250,000 fine a couple of years later even. Sony, however, has maintained their denial on allegations that Sony’s network did not have the proper security measures in place that resulted in the hack eventually.

Read full post →Sony: PSN Hack Suit Settled, Denies Allegations


gs5 alpha 1 359x640We did talk about leaked images of the purported Samsung Galaxy Alpha yesterday, and in our rantings, we did mention how the alleged Samsung Galaxy Alpha could arrive with a display that carried either Full HD capability or cater for Quad HD performance instead. It made much more sense sticking to Full HD resolution considering the screen size which would be overkill if Quad HD resolution were to be implemented, but it seems that 720p resolution might seem to be a more plausible solution.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Alpha Could Feature 720p Display Instead


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The Federal Aviation Administration is tasked with coming up with regulations for the use of commercial and personal drones in the U.S. and while its deadlines loom, a new report suggests that President Obama will issue an executive order in the meantime in order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in the U.S. The order is reportedly going to put the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a wing of the Commerce Department, in charge.

Read full post →President Obama Will Reportedly Issue Executive Order On Drone Privacy


the pirate bay piratebrowserPirate Bay, which is worthy of laying claim to being the most censored site on the Internet, has seen it go through some rather tumultuous times, having been blocked by national firewalls in different countries worldwide, is not fazed by it all. In fact, you can more or less say that more and more folks tend to make use of it each day, so much so that over the course of the past three years, traffic to the Pirate Bay has doubled.

Read full post →Pirate Bay Traffic Doubles In 3 Years