vivaldi browserThere are multiple browsers available at the moment for computers to choose from. For example you have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and these are just some of the more well-known ones. However it looks like we can soon add another challenger to that list in the form of Vivaldi.

Vivaldi is a new browser that made its debut today. Now if you’re wondering if Vivaldi has the chops to take on the big boys, it should be noted that the company behind the browser was Opera’s former CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner. However unlike most browsers which target the more mainstream user, Vivaldi wants to target the power user who might demand more features and functionality. Read full post →Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi Browser, Targets The Power User

xboxone-360-emuGiven that the Xbox One controllers are wireless, it is understandable that they will take a few seconds to pair with your console when you turn it on. It’s not a big deal and for the most part, we’re sure most gamers will probably not think too much about it. However if you don’t like the wait, then the latest firmware update is something you should take a look at.

Microsoft has recently released a firmware update for the Xbox One controller. The update will actually improve the time it takes for the controller to connect to your console. Previously it had taken about 5 seconds to connect, but with the firmware update, it will now take about 2 seconds for it to connect. Read full post →Xbox One Controller’s Firmware Update Makes It Connect Faster

facebook-audience-networkAccording to an earlier report, it was suggested that Facebook and Instagram’s brief time offline could have been due to an attack by the Lizard Squad hacker group who probably launched a DDoS attack on the services affected. For those who might be worried that this could be the tip of the iceberg and that more damage could have been done, you can rest assured.

Facebook has since released a statement to The Verge claiming that the downtime was not a hack, but rather a change made on Facebook’s end that affected their systems, causing them to go offline. According to Facebook, it was “not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.” Read full post →Facebook Outage Due To Changes Made Internally, Not Because Of A Hack

samsung z1Earlier this month, Samsung finally took the wraps off their first-ever Tizen handset in the form of the Samsung Z1. The specs of the Samsung Z1 weren’t particularly impressive, but then again the handset was meant for emerging markets, such as India where the phone was released. So how is the phone doing since its release?

Well a report from Business Korea (via SamMobile) has suggested that Samsung managed to sell 50,000 units of the Samsung Z1 within 10 days of its launch. According to Asim Warsi, vice president of Mobile and Information Technology at Samsung India, “The sales volume of the Z1 exceeded our expectations. I think that the new model widened consumer choice in terms of prices and product performance.” Read full post →Samsung Z1 Sold 50,000 Units Within Its First 10 Days

saygus_v2_6You might recall that earlier this month during CES, we reported on a handset called the Saygus V2. Now if the Saygus brand isn’t familiar to you, we guess it’s understandable, but what made the Saygus V2 stand out from the competition was not only its pretty decent hardware specs, but the fact that it packed a whopping 320GB of storage under the hood.

320GB of storage is a lot for a mobile device – heck, there are some Ultrabooks these days that don’t even come with half that storage, so safe to say if storage is an issue or priority for you, then the Saygus V2 is a handset you should be looking at, but when can you get your hands on it? The good news is that you should be able to get it soon. Read full post →Saygus V2 Pre-Orders Kick Off On The 29th Of January

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Update – Facebook released a statement claiming that it was not a hack, but due to changes they made to their configuration system.

In case you weren’t aware, earlier Facebook and some of Facebook’s other services such as Messenger and Instagram went offline for a very brief period of time, which has been estimated to have been about an hour. So what was the problem? Maintenance? A server error? Or could it have been a DDoS attack?

While Facebook has yet to comment on the reason why their website and services were taken offline, the hacker group Lizard Squad has come forward and claimed responsibility for it. According to the hackers, it seems that it wasn’t only Facebook’s services that were taken offline, but other online services too such as Tinder, AIM, Hipchat, and MySpace. Read full post →Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility For Knocking Facebook Offline [Updated]

minecraft-moneyAfter Microsoft picked up Mojang officially for $2.5 billion last year, there were certainly quarters who were wondering whether Microsoft made a mistake in picking up the company for that huge amount of cash. Well, it did look like a rather strange decision, actually, taking into consideration how Mojang can be deemed to be a “one game company” by most. Well, Microsoft’s most recent financial results have shown the wisdom in the company’s acquisition of Mojang, where the former has already begun to reap some results from the latter.

Read full post →Microsoft’s Minecraft Beneficial To The Company

colorware-24k-soldoutWhen it comes to coloring your particular device or mobile gadget in the way that you would want it to, then there is no company better than ColorWare – or at least that most folks are aware of, in delivering a custom paint job which would make you look good. Well, ColorWare did introduce a limited run of the 24k gold-plated controllers for the PlayStation 4 from Sony as well as the Xbox One from Microsoft, and even with a price of $300 a pop, these have already been sold out.

Read full post →ColorWare’s 24k Gold Plated Gaming Controllers All Sold Out

super-gorone-deskThere are working desks, and then there is a special breed of working desks, too. Having said that, if you happen to be one who spends a whole lot of time with your laptop or notebook, you will be able to figure out the most optimal odd angles that you would have to contort yourself and the notebook in order to work your best. After all, one will need to take care of the prized family jewels, since the laptop can get rather toasty in the long run. Here is a unique desk for your lounging needs – which comes in the form of the Super Gorone Desk.

Read full post →Super Gorone Desk Lets You Work Comfortably

Dropcam Pro Front_R11_whiteMore often than not, companies will not do too much on your behalf once they have announced that they intend to drop support for a particular device. Of course, there will be a letter or a statement that ferries the rather melancholic feeling across, but other than those sappy words, you would most probably be directed to purchase the latest devices or range from said company. Dropcam takes a different route, however, with this Google-owned (or rather, Nest-owned, depending on how you look at things) company, despite dropping support for its original home security camera as well as the Echo this coming April 15th, will still go ahead with a replacement program that will net you a free Dropcam HD – should you happen to own one of the legacy models.

Read full post →Dropcam Introduces Legacy Camera Replacement Program