fb giftsFacebook, one of the world’s most popular social networks, as well as the company that made founder Mark Zuckerberg extremely rich in the process, has certainly expanded its reach beyond that of being a normal “connecting you to friends” thing. In fact, Facebook has experimented with different implementations and services in the past, where Facebook Gifts was introduced a few years back, allowing you to give real gifts to your virtual friends. However, it does not look as though Facebook Gifts has the pace to last the distance, which is why Facebook will finally kill off this service when the 12th of August comes around.

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samsung galaxy avant 640x346Heads up T-Mobile customers, if you were in the market for a new handset that won’t cost you too much money, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Avant. The handset has been rumored about several times in the past but we guess it is official now.

The Galaxy Avant isn’t the most high-end smartphone we’ve seen from Samsung or T-Mobile, but considering that the handset will cost customers $9 a month over 24 months, or $216 if they were to buy it outright, we guess we can’t really complain. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Avant Announced By T-Mobile

facebook unfollowRevenge porn is nasty business and it seems that in several parts of the US, it has actually been banned. For those unfamiliar, revenge porn is usually where an ex-lover posts intimate photos and/or videos on the internet for the whole world to see, usually as “payback” for breaking up with them.

While there are plenty of revenge porn websites around, it seems that the last place one would expect it would be Facebook, but yet according to a recent report from TheWrap, the social networking giant has been slapped with a whopping $123 million lawsuit over a revenge porn page. Read full post →Facebook Hit With $123 Million Lawsuit Over Revenge Porn

imac27 mid2014 640x224Earlier we reported that thanks to an Apple support document for the Boot Camp software, a certain mid 2014 Mac Mini was spotted. It was interesting because the last time Apple released a Mac Mini, it was way back 2012, suggesting that a refresh is definitely in order. However it seems that another Apple computer has been sighted in the support document, as spotted by the folks at Consomac.

As you can see in the screenshot above, it references a 27-inch iMac for mid-2014. Considering that the last iMac refresh took place last month and it was for the 21.5-inch iMacs, we guess it is also about time that Apple refreshed their 27-inch iMac as well. However Apple has yet to make any announcement and last we checked, the Apple Online Store’s listing has not changed. Read full post →Mid-2014 27-inch iMac Listed In Apple Support Document

nokia z launcher androidBack in June, Nokia launched their first Android launcher called the Z Launcher. What made the Z Launcher so unique compared to other launchers is the fact that users would be able to swipe and perform gestures in the launcher itself to launch apps. For example drawing the letter “M” could bring up apps like Mail, Messages, and so on.

The launcher has also been designed to display your most used apps at a glance, so users won’t have to dig through their app drawer or folders to find their apps. Now the good news is that the launcher was launched in beta and recently Nokia announced that they have made some updates to the launcher as well as opened up the beta to more users. Read full post →Nokia Z Launcher For Android Updated

google search updateOne of the handy and convenient features of Google is that it knows your searches based on your previous searches. It also knows what you’re up to based on emails you’ve received, which is why sometimes Google Now will display reminds for upcoming flights and so on. Some might think it’s creepy, but others find it useful. Read full post →Google Search Suggestions Will Take Hotel Bookings Into Consideration

ea access 640x286Just yesterday EA announced EA Access which is basically where Xbox One gamers can gain access to EA’s catalogue of games by paying a subscription fee of $4.99 a month. Given that sometimes games can be pretty expensive, $4.99 a month does seem like a pretty good price to pay, right?

Well unfortunately not everyone feels that way, at least not Sony who is Microsoft’s direct competitor as far as gaming is concerned. Speaking to Game Informer, Sony felt that the EA Access subscription program was not representative of good value to the PlayStation gamer, which is why they decided to pass on it. Read full post →Sony Passes On EA Access, Claims It Doesn’t Represent Good Value

lg g vista verizon 640x394So we have been hearing a lot about the LG G Vista. According to the rumors, the handset could be headed Verizon’s way and according to the folks at Droid-Life, they claim that according to their sources, the handset could be released as soon as this Thursday. The handset is expected to be priced at $99 with a new two-year contract, or $499 for those who’d rather not be tied down. Read full post →LG G Vista Rumored For Thursday Launch On Verizon

volvo self driving 640x426In some ways it is understandable that some governments are a little apprehensive about self-driving cars. After all humans themselves make errors while driving, should we trust a computer to be behind the wheel? Well for those living in the UK, you might be pleased to learn that according to a report from the BBC, it seems that self-driving cars will be allowed on public roads come January 2015.

According to Business Secretary Vince Cable, “Today’s announcement will see driverless cars take to our streets in less than six months, putting us at the forefront of this transformational technology and opening up new opportunities for our economy and society.” Ministers will also be ordering a review of the UK’s road regulations to help provide appropriate guidelines for self-driving cars. Read full post →Self-Driving Cars To Be Allowed On UK’s Public Roads In 2015

iphone 6 clone 1 640x473It has long been rumored that Apple could be turning to the use of sapphire for the iPhone 6’s displays. As it stands, only the Touch ID component and camera lens cover uses sapphire, but with the iPhone 6, the entire front display could feature the material. However according to recent report from market research firm, TrendForce (via AppleInsider), that is apparently no longer the case.

They claim that if Apple had plans to start using sapphire in a larger way, they would have begun shipment of the material to their assembly partners in June, assuming of course they are planning on launching their iPhones in September. However given that those shipments have yet to surface, they believe that either we will see a delayed release of the iPhone 6, or that quantities could be constrained. Read full post →Sapphire iPhone 6 Displays Unlikely, Market Research Firm Claims