If you ever want to feel old, you should know that Pac-Man, an all-time arcade classic and favorite, has recently turned 35 years old. Yes, there are probably some of us who weren’t even born when Pac-Man was first introduced, and there are probably some of us who were in our teens when the game was launched.

That being said the game is getting a makeover in celebration of its 35th birthday. The folks at Bandai Namco have recently tapped developers Hipster Whale to recreate the game. The end result is a title called Pac-Man 256 which is based on the original game’s infamous glitch at level 256. Read full post →Bandai Celebrates Pac-Man’s 35th Birthday With New Pac-Man 256 Game

chrome_for_androidWe’re sure there are many users out there who rely on Google’s Chrome browser for their Android devices. After all with it being able to sync with the desktop version and its deep ties and integration with Google’s services, it is only natural that heavy users of Google’s products and services can see the benefits of using Chrome.

However it isn’t necessarily the perfect browser, but what if you wanted a Chrome-like browser without the issues? Wouldn’t that be ideal? As it turns your wish could be granted. Google’s Chrome Android Software Engineer Aurimas Liutikas has recently announced on Reddit (via OMG! Chrome!) that the Chrome browser for Android is almost entirely an open source platform. Read full post →Chrome For Android Is Almost Entirely Open Source

philips ledApple’s iBeacon platform is one of the ways that many believe will change the way we do our shopping in stores. Basically for those unfamiliar with the technology, it uses Bluetooth to detect when a customer is nearby, which in turn could prompt them on their phone with announcements such as discounts on a particular food product, and so on.

However Philips might have something up their sleeves too with the company’s LED bulbs which can also be used as an indoor navigation system. Recently over in France, a Carrefour supermarket has become the testing ground of Philips’ LED navigation system. How it works is that the LED bulbs can transmit codes via light waves. Read full post →Philips Uses LEDs To Guide Shoppers Indoors

appletv-hbo-go-watchespnOne of the perks of subscribing to cable TV or using devices like Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, or the Apple TV is that you get access to non-local content and content on demand, which is kind of why customers choose to subscribe to such services to begin with. However it seems that Apple could be thinking of working backwards.

According to a report from Re/code, it has been suggested that Apple is thinking about including local TV stations in its upcoming Apple TV refresh. The idea behind it is that it will help distinguish the Apple TV from the competition as we’re sure that there are customers out there who don’t mind on-demand content but wouldn’t mind having the option of switching to local TV stations too. Read full post →Apple Rumored To Include Local TV Stations In Upcoming Apple TV

google_project_fiLast month Google officially announced Project Fi. For those who missed the news, basically Project Fi is Google’s attempt at being their own carrier, although to be fair they will be relying on T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks for coverage. That being said customers who were interested then could request for an invite, but at the number of invites Google has since received, it is not surprising that there are some users who have yet to be confirmed.

Thankfully this is something that Google is working on as the company has recently confirmed via emails to its users that the rest of the invites should have reached everyone who has requested for one by mid-summer. The company states that they are sending out invites as fast as they can, but they won’t compromise on quality which is why there are still some users who have yet to receive theirs. Read full post →All Project Fi Invitations Should Have Gone Out By Summer

AndroidWhen you want to sell off an old handset or give it away to a friend or family member, what you’d usually do is perform a factory reset on the phone. You do this under the assumption that the factory reset would delete all your photos, contacts, apps, saved app data, settings, and more, and that usually seem to be the case when you check your phone post-wipe.

However according to researchers at Cambridge University (via BGR), it turns out that factory resetting your phone does not completely wipe its data, and that hackers or computer experts who know what they’re doing can still retrieve some of the data that’s left behind. Read full post →Researchers Find Factory Resets Doesn’t Really Wipe Everything

google_image_searchFrom time to time Google makes a variety of changes to its design of its websites. It’s usually nothing huge or drastic, but rather subtle changes meant to help improve the ease of use of its services. Recently it seems that Google has been testing out a new design for its image search results on mobile devices.

As you can see in the screenshots above, the image to the left is the original design where Google would place the image you selected against a black background. However as you can see in the image to the right, Google has changed the background color to a brighter color making it easier on the eyes. Read full post →Google Reportedly Testing New Mobile Image Search Results Design

LG-G-Watch-R-12Recently Google released a list of Android Wear devices that would receive WiFi compatibility with an upcoming update to the platform. Oddly enough several LG wearables were left out of the mix, such as the LG G Watch and the LG G Watch R, although the good news is that LG has since clarified the matter.

According to a post on AndroidWorld (via Ausdroid), the reason why some of LG’s wearables are not supported is because the functionality was not built in the first place. Based on the translated statement from LG, “Regardless of what HAS BEEN Reported, the latest version or [sic] Android Wear does not automatically providence [sic] Wi-Fi support Unless the device was designed with this functionality in place at the time of sale.” Read full post →LG G Watch R WiFi Compatibility Coming Q3 2015

bionic-lens-20150518The future is here because according to Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, he claims to have invented a bionic eye that will give its wearer vision three times better than 20/20 and the good news is that it will last you an entire lifetime. Speaking to CBC News, Webb claims that this is a project that was 8 years in the making with $3 million worth of funding.

Speaking about how clear the Bionic Lens would be, “This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before. If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away.” Webb is also claiming that the device will not require a long procedure and will only take 8 minutes to install. Read full post →Bionic Eye Promises To Give Its Wearer Vision Better Than 20/20

oculus-inviteTotal Recall, a Hawaii company, has recently sued Oculus VR (the company that recently sent out a special invite). Grounds for this legal entanglement? Total Recall claims that Oculus VR has misappropriated confidential information and proprietary technology. This particular lawsuit was filed at the U.S. District Court in Northern California, where it claimed that they hired Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in 2011 in order to come up with a prototype for a head-mounted display. Needless to say, it has been alleged that Mr. Luckey eventually made use of the information to come up with the Oculus Rift headset.

Read full post →Total Recall Brings Oculus To Court