Cooking up something new in the lab #EarlyStages #TopSecret

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Cyanogen has been making waves lately especially after their comments about wanting to take Android away from Google, so we have to admit that we’re very curious as to what they might be up to when the company posted an image onto their Instagram account where they appear to be teasing an upcoming secret project.

According to the caption it reads, “Cooking up something new in the lab,” which was accompanied by “EarlyStages” and “TopSecret” hashtags. The image clearly shows a phone that is running on CyanogenMod but interestingly enough, it seems that the model number of the phone has been blurred out on purpose, perhaps to obscure what make and model it could be. Read full post →Cyanogen Teases Upcoming Secret Project



lg g4 leatherBased on leaked images and teasers, we know that the upcoming LG G4 will feature a leather back, but is this going to be the same faux leather design that Samsung used in the past? Or will it be the real deal? For those who aren’t fans of the faux leather design, you can rest assured knowing that LG will be using real leather.

In a recent post on LG’s website, the company revealed that the leather used on the upcoming LG G4 will be made using cow leather. Apparently this is more than just slapping a piece of leather onto the back of the phone because according to the company, it is a carefully crafted piece of material that takes a total of 12 weeks to complete. Read full post →LG G4’s Leather Back Apparently Takes 12 Weeks To Complete



google logoEarlier today we reported that it was spotted on Google Maps the Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. It is unclear how it got there and it is speculated that it might be a user upload by the name of “nitricboy”, at least according to his profile on Map Maker. That being said the prank was done in bad taste and while Google might enjoy the occasional jab at Apple, even they felt it was too far.

So much so that the company has since apologized for it and promised to handle spam on its Map Maker better in the future. “Handling spam is a complex issue and we’re continuously working on ways to improve our systems, including new ways of preventing, detecting and taking down incorrect edits. We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly.” Read full post →Google To Improve Spam Detection After Google Maps Prank


BitTorrent

BitTorrent has reportedly sacked few of its employees in the US. It has been revealed by the Buzzfeed along with many anonymous sources that the company has dismissed around 40 employees out of total workforce of 150.
Read full post →BitTorrent Reportedly Sacked 40 Employees In The US


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Remember the Google Glass? Well, we don’t blame you for the sudden amnesia. Anyway, the news is, Glass is coming back to life.

It was around last month when Google and Luxottica came into partnership for co-making Google Glass. The foundation behind the collaboration was to turn the Glass into high-fashion lifestyle and innovative technology. Luxottica’s premium brands such as, Oakley and Ray-Ban were highlighted as being a part of the program.
Read full post →Google Glass Is Coming Back Soon And It Will Be High On Fashion


apple_watch_sport_chargerIn the photos and videos, Apple has shown the Apple Watch to feature a magnetic charger made from metal. This lent itself to a more premium look and feel and in some ways, we suppose it might even justify the price of the Apple Watch which begins at $350 for the Sport version. Unfortunately it turns out that isn’t the case.

According to a handful of users who have received their Apple Watch, it seems that they were given a plastic magnetic charger instead of the metal one. Apparently this is the charger that will be given by default to Apple Watch Sport customers, while the metal charger will be reserved for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition units. Read full post →Apple Watch Sport Charger Will Be Made From Plastic, Not Metal


kickasstorrentsEver since The Pirate Bay had its servers raided, users who downloaded torrents had to seek alternative websites for their torrenting needs, and one of the more popular options available was KickassTorrents (KAT). The website enjoyed a surge in popularity before authorities were quick to seize its domain which at that time was registered in Somalia, hence the .so suffix.

The website then launched itself at a .to domain suffix owned by the government of Tonga and recently it looks like that domain has been seized as well. In fact when the group tried to redirect users to its other website that ended in .im, it seems that those efforts were futile as well, largely due to the Isle of Man whose government has a zero tolerance policy towards copyright infringement. Read full post →KickassTorrents Has Its Domain Named Seized


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Update - It appears that Google has removed the image when you navigate to those coordinates. No official statement has been made either.

It is no secret that Google and Apple are rivals. Both have mobile operating systems of their own, both have regular operating systems, both offer similar services, so safe to say that both companies are competing with each other in more ways than one. Both companies have also not been shy about offering up disparaging comments about their rivals.

However according to a recent sighting by Team Android, it seems that Google has taken their rivalry with Apple to an all-new low. It seems that if you were to key in the coordinates to N 33°30’52.5″ E 73°03’33.2″ on Google Maps, it would take you to the outskirts of Rawalpindi, which is a city located in northern Pakistan where you will also be greeted by the imagery above with the Android mascot taking a leak on Apple, unless of course we are clearly mistaken and Google is helping put out a fire of sorts. Read full post →Android Mascot Peeing On Apple Logo Spotted On Google Maps [Update]


skyrim_paid_modYesterday we reported that Valve announced that they would be allowing gamers to sell their mods on Steam where they were free to upload whatever they wanted and price it however they wanted. However it seems that the idea might not have been thoroughly considered because it seems that one of the early paid mods has run into some copyright issues already.

It was discovered that one of the mods uploaded used content found in another mod and they used it without its creator’s permission. However according to the modder, they claim that Valve had told that if the content used was free and separate to begin with, it was alright to be included in their mod and sold for a price. Read full post →Paid Mods On Steam Have Run Into Copyright Issues Already


microsoft__logoProject Spartan is the upcoming browser that Microsoft will be including in Windows 10. We expect that the browser will have its fair share of issues right off the bat as any new software would, but it looks like Microsoft wants to nip it in the bud before it becomes out of hand. So much so that they have recently announced that they will pay cash to whoever can hack their browser.

It should be pointed out that the browser has yet to be finalized but like we said, we doubt Microsoft wants to be at the cusp of release only to have to delay it due to a glaring security issue, hence the bounty program. So far it looks like the highest amount Microsoft is offering is $15,000 which is only given to hackers who can prove that remote code execution is capable. Read full post →Microsoft Wants To Pay You To Hack Its Spartan Browser