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.

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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”.

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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.

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lg g pad global 1The LG G Pad 10.1 that was first announced in May earlier this year before it was introduced to the masses a month later, has finally appeared from under the covers in the US – albeit via a single channel only, and that would be Best Buy. Do take note that this particular model on offer would be the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, without any whisper on when there will be a LTE-capable model rolling out, so prepare $249.99 if you so desire to pick up the LG G Pad 10.1 from your nearest Best Buy.

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htc sense inputThere are some manufacturers these days who intend to push out updates in the form of apps on platforms such as the Google Play Store instead of rolling out these changes in the form of a firmware update. This move would allow the app to be downloaded at the user’s convenience without having to wait (patiently at ties) for a carrier update. HTC has jumped aboard the bandwagon with their HTC Sense Input app that can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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hiv virus deletedThere is a first time for everything, but this particular achievement would definitely be of interest to many – it seems that scientists have managed to ‘delete’ the HIV virus from human DNA, paving the way for a possible cure for HIV and AIDS patients.

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halo nightfallSPOILER WARNING: If you mind minor spoilers, then stop reading this article immediately.

Microsoft did announce that they will be cutting up to 18,000 jobs not too long ago, and that particular bit of news did not thrill various governments around the world. Well, with that announcement also came plans to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, the legendary division that was responsible for rolling out original ideas for the Xbox gaming platform. Halo fans, however, were reassured by Microsoft that the two live-action series that are in production at the moment will remain unaffected. In fact, Halo: Nightfall is said to be a precursor to the Halo 5: Guardians release, where it details the story of the ‘mystery Spartan’ who is called Agent Locke.

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bitlit ebookEbooks are starting to gain traction these days, that is a given. After all, nobody would like to lug around a behemoth of a novel that surpasses the 1,000 page mark – it would take up too much space in your suitcase or hand-carry luggage. However, there is one major advantage that physical books have over an ebook – you can never run out of batteries when you need to read it in a lighted environment. Still, publisher HarperCollins intends to push the ebook agenda further forward by letting you purchase an ebook edition of an existing print copy of the book on the cheap – as long as you are able to prove that you already have a print copy of the book.

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huawei honor h60It does look as though the folks over at Huawei are working on a new smartphone that some have called it the Huawei Honor H60. The Huawei Honor H60 will be powered by an octa-core 1.7GHz processor, sports 16GB of internal memory, and has a Full HD display to keep it company to boot, accompanied by 4GB RAM, of course, ensuring that this is going to be a mobile powerhouse that ought to zip through your smartphone productivity apps in a jiffy. Details on the Huawei Honor H60 were spotted on China’s TENAA website, which is more or less the equivalent of the FCC in that part of the world.

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playstore newGood things come to those who wait, but for those of us out there who are tapping our fingers impatiently in the direction of Google as we heard whispers of a Material Design update for its entire range of products on the Android system, that day when such an update is rolled out officially cannot come soon enough. Well, it does seem as though Google is not going to sit around and wait for Android L to send out such updates to different products, as it looks like the Google Play Store Material Design makeover has arrived, albeit partially.

Read full post →Google Play Store Material Design Makeover Arrives In Part