cell phone unlockingBack in 2013, there was a brief period in time in which unlocking your cellphone would be considered an illegal act. This is because a provision in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act had lapsed, although thankfully there are some in the government who worked swiftly to address that issue.

Now about a week ago, a bill to allow the unlocking of cellphones was passed by the Senate, although if there was one thing that it still needed was the President’s signature, which he has recently announced that he will be signing very soon. Read full post →President Obama To Sign Bill That Makes Cellphone Unlocking Legal

arya starkThe Last of Us, for those unfamiliar, is a game created by Naughty Dog for Sony’s PlayStation platform. It is a survival horror game that has managed to develop a very huge and loyal fanbase and if you thought that the upcoming live reading of some of the game’s scenes was a pretty awesome concept, well here’s one that can possibly top it – a live action movie.

Now we know that Sony had already announced that they would be turning the video game into a movie, but speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con, additional details of the movie have been revealed, one of which is that the studio is currently eyeing is none other than Maisie Williams, better known for her role in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark. Read full post →Maisie Williams Considered For A Role In The Last Of Us Movie

facebook unfollowAccording to the CDC, Americans are recommended to exercise for at least 21 minutes a day, but we guess if you have the time and you’re aiming for a particular goal, the longer you spend at it probably wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Interestingly enough it seems that while many find it hard to do that 21 minutes a day, Americans have no problem spending 40 minutes a day on Facebook.

This is according to Mark Zuckerberg who revealed that little tidbit during the company’s Q2 earnings call. According to Zuckerberg, it seems that Americans spend a total of 40 minutes a day on the social network, and that 40 minutes accounts for one in five minutes spent on mobile devices, which as it stands has managed to cross the 400 million active users mark. Read full post →Americans Spend 40 Minutes A Day On Facebook, According To Mark Zuckerberg

artist scanner 640x361Scanners, at least flatbed scanners, are typically used to scan documents and photos, converting them into digital images that we can store on our computers. Sure, you could take the occasional object like a tablet, smartphone, or even a soft toy and scan it if you wanted, although sometimes the results aren’t exactly optimal.

However it seems that one artist by the name of Nathaniel Stern has decided to take digital scanning to a whole new level, by taking it underwater. Wait, do scanners even work underwater? The answer to that question is yes, it does, but only if you house it in a waterproof casing, which Stern did by cobbling together a case made from melted and welded plexiglas, plastic bags, duct tape, and so on. Read full post →Artist Uses Desktop Scanner Underwater To Create Abstract Art

coolest 640x640A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Kickstarter project called the Coolest. For those who might have missed, the Coolest is basically a Kickstarter project for a hi-tech cooler that you can bring with you on picnics, to the beach, barbeques, and so on. It featured a blender, built-in speakers, and even a charger for your smartphone – pretty cool, right?

Well it seems that we weren’t alone in thinking that because it seems that the project has managed to raise a whopping $7.2 million at this time of writing, and with 35 days to go, KickTraq believes that at the rate it is going, it could very well hit or cross the $21.7 million mark by the time the project officially ends – that’s a lot of money! Read full post →Coolest Kickstarter Project Is The Third Most Funded At $7 Million

gta 4 ice 640x340Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV is an old game. It was released back in 2008 and has since been succeeded by Grand Theft Auto V which sports new graphics and an open world gameplay. That being said it seems that there are plenty of gamers who are still playing the game and if you’re one of them, you might be interested to learn that the GTA 4 mod, iCEnhancer, has been updated to version 3.0.

The image above is one of the screenshots from the mod and we can’t say we blame you if you thought that it was a photograph upon first glance. For those unfamiliar with the iCEnhancer mod, it basically tweaks your game and makes it look a lot more realistic. While GTA 4 did sport some pretty decent graphics at its time, safe to say it definitely does not hold up to what we’ve been seeing these days. Read full post →GTA 4 iCEnhancer Mod Updated To Version 3.0

firefox instagramFirefox for Android Beta has been around for quite some time already, and this time round, Firefox for Android Beta will see the introduction of a powerful set of customization features that will certainly be a boon to users and developers alike. In a nutshell, the new features would remain unique to Firefox for Android Beta, and users would be able to take advantage of additional personalization options as well as gain an even greater amount of control over their Web experience.

Read full post →Firefox For Android Beta Offers Customizable Web Experience

More than meets the eye – that should be the exact phrase that is connected to the Wico6, a smartphone that comes right from clone hell itself. After, what looks somewhat like an iPhone ought to operate in a manner that would feature even a fake iOS version, right? Apparently not, as the Wico6 is proud to be a true blue Android-powered device.

Read full post →Wico6 Looks Like An iPhone, Runs On Android

amazon fire phoneThe Amazon Fire phone was officially announced last month, and this time around, AT&T has made it known that the mobile carrier would be offering the first smartphone from Amazon to the masses. In fact, the Amazon Fire happens to be the only smartphone that will sport new breakthrough technologies that include Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (which allows the user to gani access to Amazon’s huge digital ecosystem of over 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, audiobooks and magazines) alongside other features like Mayday, Second Screen and X Ray.

Read full post →AT&T Announces Amazon Fire Phone Arrival

japan selfie standHow far has the selfie phenomenon caught on? Pretty far, especially when you take into consideration how selfie became the word of the year in 2013, not to mention selfies being considered as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. Well, it seems that regardless of your ethnicity or cultural background, there is always the perfect moment to capture a selfie – and the Japanese know how to make the experience an easier one. In fact, folks over in Japan will be able to take advantage of special stands located in popular spots that allows you to leave your smartphone there so that you can capture a selfie, now how about that?

Read full post →Japan Has Selfie Stands Installed In Popular Spots