acer-c720p-chromebookWhile you probably can’t play full fledged games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and etc. on Chromebooks, they are still pretty good devices that are value for money. They are good enough for students who are simply looking for a computer to take with them to classes or to type up assignments, or for the business user who just needs basic functionality while on the go.

This is why it isn’t all too surprising to discover that Chromebooks have made up the top 3 Amazon laptop sales. According to Amazon’s listing, the top selling laptop is the Acer C720 Chromebook, followed by the ASUS Chromebook C300 in second place, and HP’s Chromebook 11 coming in third place. Read full post →Chromebooks Top Amazon’s Laptop Best Seller List



oldpiratebayA couple of weeks ago, Swedish police raided the offices where The Pirate Bay’s servers were being kept, essentially knocking them offline. Well unsurprisingly in the process, many The Pirate Bay copies have sprung up, one of them courtesy of the folks at IsoHunt who have also released The Open Bay.

For those unfamiliar, The Open Bay basically allows anyone, regardless of their knowledge of how the internet works, to deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay using backup databases of the original The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, and Kickass Torrents. Of course there are probably all sorts of legal ramifications to someone who decides to deploy their own The Pirate Bay, but the point is that anyone can do it. Read full post →372 The Pirate Bay Copies Surface As A Result Of The Open Bay Project



touchid-scan-fingerprint2-20130910ouch idYou would think that your fingerprints are pretty secure. After all unless someone went through all the effort to lift your prints from objects that you have touched, there’s no where else that someone else could get their hands on them, save for forcing you to give it to them. Well unfortunately it looks like that may no longer be the case.

According to the Chaos Computer Club, they claim that they are able to reproduce your fingerprints simply based on photos alone. Speaking at the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club, Jan Krissler explained how he had managed to copy the thumbprint of Germany’s Defense Minister based on a photo. Read full post →Hackers Claims They Can Reproduce Fingerprints Based On Public Photos


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Lizard Squad, a hacker group, has been pretty busy over Christmas. First it knocked down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, bringing online gaming on PlayStation and Xbox consoles to a standstill, and then set its sights on an anonymity network called Tor. Lizard Squad shifted its focus over the weekend, saying that it would “no longer attack” gaming services, and instead go after Tor with a zero-day exploit. Simply put, a zero-day exploit is one that leverages an unknown vulnerability.

Read full post →Tor Users Were Not At Risk During Attack


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Sledgehammer Games, also known as the folks behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, have announced a new game mode for this title. The team-based mode is called One Shot and it features the Mors Railgun Sniper. Moreover, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is also getting Double XP over this weekend while gamers play in the new mode.

Read full post →Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gets Sniper-Only Mode


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Each year Apple conducts a special retail store event for people who are based in Japan. The event actually stems from the tradition known as Fukubukuro where retailers will fill a bag with mysterious products and sell that bag for a lot less than the original price, customers only get to know what’s inside the bag once they’ve purchased it. Apple follows this tradition and has given away MacBooks and iPads in the past as part of its Lucky Bag event.

Read full post →Apple Lucky Bag Event For Japan Kicks Off January 2nd


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We are just a few days away from 2015, the new year is going to bring a lot of new technology and gadgets that we will certainly love getting our hands on. Apart from launching a flagship smartphone in the first few months of 2015 it is being rumored that Samsung is also going to introduce a new tablet, a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 5 to be precise.

Read full post →10-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 Rumored


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Last week it was reported that Sony had reached out to Apple to get its controversial movie “The Interview” released through iTunes, arguably one of the biggest digital distribution platforms out there, but the Cupertino-based company had declined. Four days after The Interview was released online looks like Apple has finally agreed which is why this movie is now available for rent and purchase through iTunes.

Read full post →‘The Interview’ Is Now Available On iTunes


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Christmas may have come and gone but Rockstar isn’t going to stop giving out gifts in Grand Theft Auto Online. As part of the GTA Online Festive Surprise update gamers would have received Christmas Day inventory gifts but due to unforeseen circumstances many gamers were unable to take advantage of this, which is why Rockstar has taken the right step to extend this gesture.

Read full post →Rockstar Extends Christmas Gift Giving In GTA Online


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Samsung has a habit of releasing multiple variants of its flagship devices. Usually there’s little difference between these variants, the most common being Samsung’s own Exynos processors instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, and these are distributed as per particular market requirements. Some variants tend to be limited to one country, take the Galaxy note 4 S-LTE (SM-N916) for example, which is destined for launch in South Korea next month.

Read full post →South Korea Gets Another Galaxy Note 4 Variant Next Month