amtrakBy now many of you guys have probably heard of the recent Amtrak crash in which a train jumped its tracks on a corner where the speed limit was 50mph. However according to the investigation, the speed of the train was supposedly going at 106mph at that time and while black box technology should tell us the whole story, apparently it isn’t enough.

So much so that Amtrak has since announced that they will start installing video cameras inside of the train cab to help paint a better picture in the event of an accident. As it stands, there are cameras placed on the outside the train and there is also black box technology, but hopefully with cameras installed inside the cabs, it will be able to tell a better story to investigators as to what went wrong specifically, and if the driver could have been at fault. Read full post →Amtrak Train Cabs Will Have Video Cameras Installed In Them



Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is coming up with fresh DLC and Activision has already started teasing some information about the new pack. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced the latest DLC pack of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, named as “Supremacy”, it will be debuting on June 2 for the platforms such as Xbox One and Xbox 360. The new expansion pack comes with four maps along with the continuation of Exo Zombies.
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Shopping for new laptops for school or maybe for work? Well if you are, you might be interested to learn that Lenovo has recently announced the Lenovo Z41 and Z51 consumer laptops. These laptops pack some pretty decent specs and are priced rather decently too, so if you’re not looking for anything out of this world, perhaps they might be worth your consideration.

Now for the most part, the Z41 and Z51 laptops will feature similar hardware specs. The main difference is really its size, weight, display, and choice of GPU. The Z41 is a 14-inch laptop while the Z51 is a 15-inch laptop, but both will sport Full HD 1080p resolutions, so in theory the Z41 should be sharper. Read full post →Lenovo’s New Z41, Z51 Laptops Feature Intel’s RealSense 3D Camera


lenovo ideapad 100It used to be back in the day that laptops were considerably a lot more expensive than desktops, but fast forward to today and we have plenty of affordable laptops to choose from. If you’re in the market for such a device and you’re on an extremely tight budget, you’re in luck as Lenovo has officially announced the Ideapad 100, a Windows-based laptop that can be yours from $250.

Yup, for $250 that sleek-looking laptop you see in the photo above can be yours! But what about its specs? Did Lenovo cut a ton of corners in order to make it so cheap? Based on what we can tell, it does not seem to be the case. For starters Lenovo has offered up the laptop in 14-inch and 15-inch sizes. Read full post →Lenovo’s Ideapad 100 Is A $250 Windows Laptop


s6 batteryWith every major phone release, the company behind the phone usually tries to improve upon its battery life. This usually comes in the form of battery-saving features and better optimization, or the good old fashioned way which is to pack a larger battery into the device. The latter option is more straightforward but at the same time can come at the expense of the device’s size.

However it seems that Samsung does not want batteries to be the reason they compromise their phone’s design, which is why the company has recently announced that they are working on creating higher energy density batteries along with thinner camera sensors, all of which will allow the company to create slimmer handsets in the future. Read full post →Denser Batteries, Slimmer Camera Sensors Being Developed By Samsung


whatsapp-logo-newWhatsApp is easily one of the most popular messaging platforms at the moment. We know that the company was bought over by Facebook for a whopping $19 billion, and last we checked the platform boasted 800 million active monthly users. That being said there’s definitely more to the company than meets the eye.

For those who might be interested in WhatsApp, an infographic about the company was recently released and along with it, hopefully there might be some information there about WhatsApp that you might not know about, starting with the fact that WhatsApp’s 800 million user base grew from what seems to be almost pure word of mouth. Read full post →WhatsApp Infographic Reveals Interesting Facts About The Platform


Apple’s Messages app is where users send and receive regular text messages as well as iMessages. It’s a simple app and rather straightforward in nature, but it seems that despite its simplicity, a recent bug has been discovered that basically causes the app to crash continuously. In more serious cases, it can even cause your iPhone to reboot suddenly.

It should be pointed out that the crash only occurs when a particular strand of text is being received. What this means is that it is unlikely that you will receive such a text by accident and if you do, chances are you are being targeted by someone, like a friend trying to mess with you or an attacker looking to cause some chaos. Read full post →Weird Bug Causes iOS Messages App To Crash Continuously


AndroidWithout fail, Google has issued an update to its Android platform on an annual basis, although in terms of versions Google made an interesting choice with Android KitKat which shared the same version as Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the form of version 4.x. For those who are wondering about the future of Android, you can rest assured as Google has you covered.

Speaking in an interview with Fast Company, Google exec Hiroshi Lockheimer confirmed that not only will we be getting a look at Android M, but he also confirmed that from here on out we can expect to see major Android updates released on an annual basis. We suppose this is more or less confirmed given Google’s history, but it’s good to be reminded about Google’s commitment every now and then. Read full post →Google Exec Promises Major Yearly Android Releases


halo3-freeFor fans of the Halo franchise, you guys must have been thrilled when last year, it was announced that a remastered version of Halo 3: ODST was in the works. Now the question stops being about “if” the game will be made, but rather “when” it will be released. The good news is that it will be released in a couple of days.

This is according to a recent listing on the official Xbox website (via IGN) in which the game was listed as having a release date for the 29th of May 2015. Whether or not the date was meant to be revealed or if it was simply used as a placeholder remains to be seen, but given that we’re only a few day away, we won’t have wait too long to find out. Read full post →Halo 3: ODST MCC Release Date Revealed On Xbox Website


snapchat-150m-photosOne of the ways Snapchat has managed to prevent users from taking screenshots of snaps that have been sent is by implementing a hold-to-view feature. Basically what this means is that in order to view the snap, users would have to press and hold the display in order to view the photo or video that was sent.

However it looks that feature could soon be removed. This is according to Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel who spoke at the Code Conference in Los Angeles this evening. Spiegel was asked by the conference’s hosts Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about the feature in which Spiegel said that the reason it was introduced was to circumvent the lack of a Screenshot API on the iPhone. Read full post →One Of Snapchat’s Key Features Could Be Going Away