satya nadellaA few days ago, we reported that according to a Microsoft job listing, it seemed that the Redmond company was entertaining ideas about unifying their operating systems. As it stands, Microsoft has several different operating systems, like Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox, so it will be interesting to see how Microsoft plans on accomplishing it.

However it seems that the job listing was spot on the money because according to a report from Business Insider, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the unification. According to Nadella, Microsoft will “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.” Read full post →Microsoft CEO Confirms Plans For Unified Operating System

michelle phan 640x360About a couple of days ago, we reported that YouTube star Michelle Phan was hit by a lawsuit from Ultra Records for alleged copyright infringement. For those unfamiliar with Phan, she’s a famous YouTube star who creates makeup tutorial videos (amongst other things). Her videos have garnered her millions of hits, and it seems that Ultra Records, a label for EDM music is not happy about her using their artists’ songs as background music.

At that time Phan remained quiet about the lawsuit, but according to the BBC, Phan and her reps have since responded. According to one of her representatives, Ultra Records had apparently given Phan the right to use their music. “Ultra agreed to allow Michelle to use the music and Michelle intends to fight this lawsuit and bring her own claims against Ultra.” Read full post →YouTube Star Responds To Ultra Records’ Lawsuit

Let’s face it, whenever we see a sexy photo or video pop up on our Facebook News Feed, we get curious, especially if the title is extremely engaging, but it looks like there has been a piece of malware making its rounds on Facebook. According to an online security firm, Bitdefender, it seems that there have been certain posts popping up on Facebook which you can see in the screenshot above.

As you can see, the video looks pretty intriguing and most might click out of curiosity, but Bitdefender is warning users against doing that. Apparently it is a malware which they believe was developed in Albania and has been designed to look like a YouTube video. However when the link is clicked, it will lead them to websites that try to get them to install the malware under the pretense that it is an update for Adobe Flash. Read full post →Malware Discovered On Facebook Masquerading As A YouTube Video

While Watch Dogs is a beautiful game, no doubt about that, it certainly looks different from the demo that Ubisoft showed off back in 2012. However as you might recall, one modder discovered hidden files in the game that basically unlocked the high-res texture and graphics, thus making the game look closer to its 2012 demo.

Well the good newsis that according to Eurogamer, the modder, Federico “TheWorse” Rojas has put the finishing touches on the mod, thus releasing the finished version of the mod at version 1.0. Or at least the version that is most stable. Previously the mod was still in the process of being completed, but was still available for testing. Read full post →Watch Dogs’ Hi-Res Graphics Mod Gets Final Release

A few months ago, we reported that in an effort to test the durability of the Samsung Galaxy S5, someone decided to take a hammer and beat the heck out of it. No prizes for guessing correctly that the handset was destroyed, but in the process, the person filming the video accidentally hammered onto the battery.

The battery started to hiss and spouted out a ton of black stuff while expanding dangerously. Thankfully nothing else happened, but in a new video that surfaced, someone decided to test whether or not batteries explode when a hammer is put to it. The battery used in the video was a Samsung battery, but presumably this is the result that one can expect from most, if not all, li-ion batteries used in smartphones. Read full post →Hammer Versus Samsung Battery, Results Unsurprising

bang mini speakerThe problem with most speakers on mobile phones these days is that the minute you take it to a crowded or noisy environment, you can’t hear anything anymore. We suppose that’s what headphones are for, but if you’d rather have your music and videos blasting on speakers for your friends and family to enjoy, then perhaps portable speakers are the way to go.

Along with the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 530, Nokia took the wraps off a new set of portable speakers from Coloud. Dubbed the Bang mini speakers, as you can see in the image above, the speakers are almost half the size of the phone itself, meaning that you could slip it into your pocket just fine. Read full post →Nokia Unveils Bang Mini Speakers By Coloud

nokia lumia 530Just yesterday we reported that the Nokia Lumia 530 had been spotted on a Vietnamese retailer’s website. We weren’t sure if the retailer was simply listing it as a placeholder, especially since we have been hearing rumors about it for a while, but as it turns out, the retailer might have jumped the gun because Microsoft has officially announced the Nokia Lumia 530.

The handset is the successor to the Nokia Lumia 520 which was one of Nokia’s cheaper handsets, but yet managed to end up being one of Windows Phone’s best selling handsets to date. As expected, its successor is still a pretty low-end affair and if you wanted a more powerful Windows Phone handset, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Read full post →Nokia Lumia 530 Is Microsoft’s Attempt At Budget Smartphones

google maps store listingsWe have seen changes made to Google Maps from time to time, and most of the time, such changes are more than welcome. At the moment, those of us who simply are unable to live without Google Maps in our everyday life, already depend on a slew of information concerning nearby stores whenever one is hunting down a particular store, but advertisements themselves, one of Google’s “bread and butter”, so to speak, has not gotten the kind of treatment that Google wanted them to have – until now, that is.

Read full post →Local Stores See Google Maps Offer Detailed Ads

leagueoflegends toxic banWhen you play alone, there is no worry of offending anyone with your words other than yourself, although it does lack the element of teamwork and socialization. However, along with the good comes the bad, and that includes callous name calling which could lead to racist comments. League of Legends intends to bring such behavior to a halt as toxic players and racist comments could eventually serve a 14-day ban if deemed “guilty”.

Read full post →League Of Legends Introduces New Protection Measures

yahoo new logoYahoo is a company that still retains a huge command of users although the growing dominance of Google across many different spheres in the virtual world has made it pretty difficult for Yahoo to remain to its pinnacle, back in the early dot-com days. Well, this does not mean that Yahoo is too poor to purchase other companies – they did pick up Vizify earlier this March, while snapping up mobile analytics firm Flurry this week.

Read full post →Yahoo Purchases Flurry, A Mobile Analytics Firm