2016-nissan-leaf-2How many of us have gritted our teeth and have shaken our fists at cars with modified exhausts, revving so loudly for no reason other than to show off? It is also why many of us can also appreciate how quiet electric/hybrid vehicles are when they run. However it turns out that maybe we might be taking the noise from cars for granted.

For those who are blind and who might be hard on hearing, the noises from cars is what tells them that a vehicle is there or is approaching. This is why it wasn’t too long ago there was a ruling in which regulators proposed a rule that would require carmakers of electric and hybrid vehicles to install systems that would make their cars sound noisy, but unfortunately it seems that the ruling has been delayed. Read full post →Rules For “Noisier” Electric Cars Delayed Until 2016

iPhone6s-2Up-HeroFish-PR-PRINTA couple of days ago a report out of South Korea revealed that Apple would be making the shift to OLED displays for their iPhone come 2018. This seems to suggest that Apple’s switch will be earlier than expected, at least according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who predicted that Apple will be sticking with LCD displays for at least the next 3 years.

That being said, it looks like more “evidence” has surfaced to suggest that Apple will be making the switch. This time it comes from Japan via a report from Nikkei (via AppleInsider) in which they claim that LG could also be one of the potential suppliers of OLED display panels to Apple. It seems that Apple had already informed LG of their intent and the company is said to be ramping up its production capacity accordingly. Read full post →LG Rumored To Be Potential iPhone OLED Supplier To Apple

It looks like Microsoft has not quite forgotten about those who happen to want a phone and yet are on an extremely tight budget. Since action speaks far louder than words, the release of the Nokia 230 as well as the Nokia 230 Dual SIM happen to deliver a basic handset that also does its bit to keep up with the times – that is, enabling you to snap selfies regardless of the time of the day, and coming out looking rather dapper, we might add.

Read full post →Nokia 230 And Nokia 230 Dual SIM Announced

hackIt looks like a computer hacker who goes by the moniker “mr.grey” has made him or herself a wanted person by the FBI. The offence? “mr. grey” has made off with login information for more than 1.2 billion online accounts. Apparently, this particular hacker has been linked to numerous stolen logins via a Russian email address.

Read full post →FBI: Hacker Made Off With 1.2 Billion Logins

doa3-usThe Dead or Alive series has always raised an eyebrow or two, depending on who you show the game to, mainly because it does pay a whole lot of attention to the female form. In fact, the Dead or Alive 5 costume pack is said to be rather risque in nature, and this time around, we have word that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will not be available outside of Japan. That might not be too much of a news, but publisher Koei Tecmo’s translated Facebook comment did not go down too well with many people.

Read full post →Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 Won’t Get US Release

shield-x1-benchWhile we brought you word earlier this month concerning the folks over at Nvidia bringing back the Shield Tablet as the K1, here we are with a spotting of the Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 over on GFXBench, and the main reason for such a naming convention is pretty simple – it all boils down to the kind of chipset that is used. Apparently, in the GFXBench ratings, the presence of the Tegra X1 SoC has been confirmed.

Read full post →Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 Spotted On GFXBench

oxygenos-updateFor those of you who happen to be rocking out to the OnePlus X smartphone from the folks over at OnePlus, here is news for you – it seems that there is a new software update that is well on its way to the mobile device, and guess what – there will be no Marshmallow involved, but rather, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will remain as it is after the update is applied. However, the introduction of Oxygen OS 2.1.3 will bring along with it a slew of enhancements where the microSD memory card support on the device is concerned.

Read full post →Oxygen OS 2.1.3 Update Hits The OnePlus X

galaxy-a9-listYou know what they say – until there is an official announcement of a particular device, you can never be too sure of its availability or even existence. Having said that, this has not stopped us from speculating whenever there is a new leak of an upcoming device, especially when said leak points to something from the FCC. Well, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has certainly gone through a fair amount of rumors in the past, which means the overall release is imminent, and thankfully there is yet another new listing for the Samsung Galaxy A9 on the Iran website of Samsung.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy A9 Spotted In A New Listing

airbus patentCompared to driving, flying is much faster and therefore more efficient. However there are aspects about the entire process that could be improved upon. For example after arriving at your gate (and assuming you’re early), you will need to wait to board the plane. When it’s finally your turn, you will have fall in line and also wait for everyone to get on board, put away their luggage, allow flight attendants to do their last minute checks before you are ready to fly.

This has been the way for decades and while we might be used to it, it doesn’t mean we can’t improve on it. That’s pretty much what the folks at Airbus have envisioned. In a recently discovered patent, the planemaker has patented the idea of a plane that can have its cabin detached, as you can see in the diagram above. Read full post →Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins, Wants To Save You Time

o2-storeA couple of days ago, UK carrier EE announced that they were exploring the idea of ad blocking, where the carrier would block ads on behalf of its customers as opposed to customers having to try and come up with their own solutions. It seems that they’re not alone because according to another UK carrier O2, they too are interested.

According to a report from Business Insider UK, O2 executives have told the publication that they are in the advanced stages of looking at technology that could block ads on a network level, meaning that O2 will be the one blocking the ads on behalf of their customers. Alternatively if that doesn’t pan out, the carrier is also looking at possibly offering ad blocking apps or browser extensions. Read full post →UK Carrier O2 Also Looking Into Network-Level Ad Blocking