sprinkersSprinkler systems that work on a timer/schedule aren’t new. However sometimes such systems aren’t  very smart and could end up wasting water if not checked or managed properly. For example if it just rained an hour ago, does it make sense for your sprinkler system to go off? It doesn’t, right?

Not to mention there are places in the US like the state of California where they are experiencing a bit of a drought. Now if you’d like to keep your lawns fresh but not waste water, a company called ETWater might have the solution for you in the form of a smart sprinkler system which will only water your lawn when it thinks that it needs watering. Read full post →Smart Sprinkler System Will Help Avoid Wasting Water

hiltonA couple of months ago it was reported that the Hilton hotel chain might have been the target of a hack. The company claimed at that time that they were investigating the issue and it looks like we have bad news for you guys. If you have recently stayed at any of Hilton’s hotels, the company has confirmed that they were hacked and that payment information was stolen as a result.

According to Hilton’s Executive Vice President of Global Brands Jim Holthouser, “On behalf of Hilton Worldwide, we sincerely regret any inconvenience related to our recent announcement that we identified and eradicated unauthorized malware that targeted payment card information in some point-of-sale systems at our hotels.” Read full post →Hilton Confirms That Guest Payment Information Was Stolen During Hack

adele 25Last week it was confirmed that Adele’s latest album, 25, would not be available via streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify. However it seems that the singer has decided to make her album available on Pandora instead, but given that Pandora doesn’t operate the same way as Apple Music or Spotify, trying to stream the entire album in one go might be tricky.

In a statement provided by Pandora to EW, “Good news radio listeners, you can now hear all songs from Adele’s latest album 25 on Pandora. It is clear radio listeners love Adele and are coming to Pandora to enjoy her incredible music.” They also shared some stats of the song and how many times it has played since its release. Read full post →Adele’s “25” Album Makes Its Way Onto Pandora

bmw-compactBMW happens to be the dream machine for many a yuppie, and the German automaker has certainly come up with its fair share of interesting rides in the past including the BMW i3. They are about to run out of numbers pretty soon for their range of vehicles, making us wonder whether they will soon have a 10-series or the like. Having said that, BMW has just revealed their latest concept known as the Concept Compact Sedan, which could very well the basis for the upcoming 1 Series sedan.

Read full post →BMW Concept Compact Sedan Debuts In China

lenovo_vibe_x3Lenovo’s Android smartphones are currently being marketed under the Vibe brand, like the recently launched Lenovo Vibe X3. However according to a report from DigiTimes, it has been suggested that Lenovo could be looking to kill off the Vibe brand, and that future devices will be sold under its Lemon or Motorola brand.

This should not really come as a surprise given that last year, Lenovo successfully acquired Motorola Mobility from Google. There was even talks about how Lenovo Mobility (the company’s phone division) could be folded into Motorola which makes sense. After all why create two different brands that would essentially compete with each other, right? Read full post →Lenovo Could Phase Out Its “Vibe” Brand

oneplus x ceramicIt wasn’t too long ago that the OnePlus X was announced. Unlike its bigger brother the OnePlus 2, the OnePlus X is focused more of aesthetics, thus resulting in a phone that isn’t quite as powerful as the OnePlus 2, but at the same time featuring a more elegant design (we guess this would be subjective).

The company had teased earlier that they would be launching a OnePlus X Ceramic version and sure enough they have. This will be a limited edition device and if you want to do your part for charity, the company will be auctioning off 5 units in which the proceeds of the auction will be going towards charity: water. Read full post →OnePlus X Ceramic Goes Up For Auction

zte axonLast month ZTE announced a new ZTE Axon smartphone. The device features a similar design and shares some features of the Axon Pro, except that it is priced cheaper at $330. Now if you’d like to get a new phone in time for the holidays, either for yourself or someone else, you might be interested to learn that the phone has been given a hefty discount.

At the moment Newegg is selling the phone at $330 but if you were to apply the promotional code of “EMCKKNR25” at the checkout, you should be able to pick up the device at a very affordable price of $200. However if you were to miss out on this deal, ZTE is also offering various promo codes that will also knock the price down but the discounts will vary depending on which model you go for. Read full post →ZTE Axon Gets Discounted To $200 In The US

frankenworms1It looks like Frankenstein is a concept that has now crossed its path onto the realm of reality, although thankfully it is not different human parts that are sewn together to become a new creature, but rather, something far more primitive – worms. Scientists have successfully come up with worms that have the heads and brains of other species, and this was achieved through the manipulation of cell communication.

Read full post →Worms Grow Heads, Brains Of Other Species

bloodborneFor those of you who have played Altered Beast at the arcades before, you would know how cool it was to be able to transform from being a regular human being (albeit with your six pack as well as abs, of course) into a beast. Of course, the graphics back then were nothing much to shout about, and the kind of sound effects were rudimentary at best. However, with the best selling Bloodborne title, the latest and only DLC happens to offer a peek into the past, although with far superior graphics and sound effects. Do take note that Bloodborne has nothing to do with Altered Beast, but it is just a conceptual comparison that I am making.

Read full post →Bloodborne DLC Turns You Into A Monster

vine-applewatchIt has not been too long since the Vine app was updated with the spanking new Audio Remix as well as search features, and it seems that the app itself has gained yet another update which will see additional functionality appear over on the Apple Watch. Do bear in mind, however, that the inclusion of the Apple Watch to Vine’s range of mobile device compatibility happens to be rather limited, as one can only check out Featured Vines and Favorite Vines. Still, something is better than nothing, don’t you think so?

Read full post →Vine Gains More Functionality On Apple Watch