okcupid 640x347Back in June, Facebook revealed that in the past, they had conducted a secret experiment on its users in which they manipulated the News Feed in order to see how it affected the feelings of its users. Naturally this did not sit well and there are some who are calling for Facebook to be investigated over their experiment.

Interestingly enough despite the backlash, online dating website OKCupid has recently announced that they have been conducting experiments on its users as well. In fact OKCupid seems to be pretty brazen with their claims, stating that if you’re using the Internet, there is a good chance that you’re already subject to hundreds of experiments. Read full post →OKCupid Conducted Experiments On Its Users As Well

russiankeyboardAs you’re probably aware by now, China is not the biggest fan of Microsoft and has accused the company of anti-monopoly activities and also to a certain extent, spying. Well it looks like Russia too has fears about spying, although not necessarily from Microsoft. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that the Russian government is asking that Apple and SAP turn over their source code for inspection.

According to the Russian government, they claim that the proposal for the source code of both companies is to ensure the rights of consumers and corporate users are protected in terms of privacy of personal data, as well as to ensure state security. It seems highly unlikely that either Apple or SAP will be turning their source codes over. Read full post →Russia Wants Apple & SAP To Turn Over Their Source Codes

For those unfamiliar, Shazam is an app usually found on phones that allows users to identify songs they hear in clubs, cafes, radio, TV, and so on. Well the good news for Mac users is that it looks like the app has finally made its way onto the platform. As it stands, Shazam is currently available as a Windows 8 app, albeit a full screen one.

The Mac version basically sits in the system tray and does nothing unless you tell it to, making it slightly less intrusive. That being said, users will be able to toggle the app and have it automatically detect songs that it hears in the background. This might come in handy if you’re watching TV or sitting in a cafe with your laptop open. Read full post →Shazam For Mac Now Available For Download

rover recordRecords are meant to be broken, don’t you think so? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might want to celebrate the fact that NASA’s Opportunity rover on Mars has now achieved a brand new record, having completed a longer distance compared to any other vehicle on the surface of a different planet.

Read full post →Opportunity Rover Breaks Extra Terrestrial Distance Record

visioncorrectingWearing a pair of glasses might make you look cool from time to time, but it is not fun at all whenever you are involved in a sporting event, as the presence of sweat tends to make your glasses slip. Here we are with researchers at UC Berkeley laying claim to the creation of a vision-correcting matrix for display screens, which could go a long way in helping office drones work longer at their cubicles with less amounts of eye strain.

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robot broken legCan robots actually know how feelings are like? I suppose if one could boil down feelings to a series of 1s and 0s, then it would be a phenomenal breakthrough, but until then, abstract ideas such as courage and perseverance would be difficult for a robot to “know”. However, robots can be programmed to have a sense of “perseverance”, which would be to go on until it is not physically possible to do so. Engineers have successfully come up with a robot that will reassess its walking options and continue to the destination despite carrying a broken leg.

Read full post →Robot Continues Working Despite Of Broken Leg

diablo 3 640x426Are you still constantly working on a new character branch in Diablo III, or have you already given that particular game a rest? We now have word that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be making an appearance on the likes of the Sony PS3, Xbox 360, Sony PS4 and Xbox One this coming 19th of August, which would be close to the first year since the base game, Diablo III, first hit the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 back in September last year. Those who have “invested” their fair share of time as well as effort into the original title will be pleased to note that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will offers cross-save support.

Read full post →Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Allows Character Imports From PS3, Xbox 360

rogueIt was in March earlier this year that there was report of a new Assassin’s Creed game, where that particular title carried the codename Comet. Comet underwent development to be released on both the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms, and this time around, it looks like there is going to be another Assassin’s Creed title, having listed by a Swiss retailer listed under the guise of Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

Read full post →Assassin’s Creed Rogue Listed

kingsing w8The world of tablets is mainly split into two different factions – on one side of the coin we have the Android platform, while on the other side, there will be Apple’s iOS fighting the good fight. How about having a decent Windows tablet to flood the market? So far, Microsoft’s Surface takes pole position in the Windows tablet market share, and perhaps those might be too pricey for the masses. If you are looking for something that is easier on your wallet, then you might want to check out the Kingsing W8.

Read full post →Kingsing W8 Windows 8.1 Tablet Costs Less Than A Hundred Bucks

laser etched hyrule mapIf you are a real hardcore fan of the Legend of Zelda series that has spawned numerous hits on the Nintendo family of consoles, chances are you are also on the lookout for a range of new Zelda collectibles in order to decorate your home with it. If you love all things to do with maps, then surely you would be pleased as punch to check out this new map of Hyrule.

Read full post →Laser Etched Hyrule Map Looks Stunning