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Smartwatches let you do a lot of things right from your wrist, such as checking and sending messages, getting directions, taking notes, playing music, taking calls and much more. You do need to tap on the screen to make these functions work and if your free hand is full then it’s a bit of a stretch to get anything to work. The Aria module seeks to solve this problem by enabling gesture controls on your Android Wear or Pebble Time smartwatch.

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NVIDIA had promised recently that later this month it’s going to release the Android 5.1 update for Shield tablet and the company has followed through on its promise. Update 3.0 is now rolling out for the tablet, this update is based on Android 5.1 which is the most current iteration of Google’s mobile OS. NVIDIA released the update first only for the Wi-Fi variant but followed it up soon enough with the release for the LTE variant.

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We know that Google likes to name major Android releases after desserts and with the successor of Android 5.0 Lollipop expected in a couple of days at I/O 2015 speculation has started to mount regarding the moniker of Android M, the next major Android release that Google will unveil at I/O 2015. If a new report is to be believed, internally Android M’s codename is MNC or Macadamia Nut Cookie.

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It has been a couple of weeks since LG unveiled its latest flagship smartphone and while all major carriers in the country have committed to selling the device not all of them have provided details about pricing and availability, which is what potential customers anxiously want to know. If you have no qualms about picking it up from the third largest carrier in the country then you’ll be happy to know that Sprint has confirmed the LG G4 release date for its customers.

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Many people tend to get creative with the selfies they take so they bring in props or other objects that could somehow add more depth to a picture of their face. Apparently that’s what a 21-year old Russian woman was trying to do as she pointed a 9mm handgun at her head only for the purpose of taking a selfie, what followed next was not what you’d expect.

Read full post →Woman Taking Selfie Shoots Herself In The Head Instead


starbucks cardsGift cards are handy if you don’t know what to buy someone. It can also be used like a prepaid system like iTunes Gift Cards where you can purchase a $50 card for yourself and limit your app purchases to that amount. However it seems that security research Egor Homakov has found a way to hack the Starbucks gift card to create unlimited amounts of money.

According to Homakov (via Business Insider), he claims that this is done by exploiting a bug in payments software systems known as “race conditions”. There’s a bunch of code involved in explaining how this works, but basically it involves transferring the money from one card to the other and because of the bug, he found out how to increase the amount which in turn let him transfer more than what he really had. Read full post →Man Hacks Starbucks Gift Card, Creates Money Out Of Thin Air


BlackBerry-LogoblaWhile it is possible that BlackBerry could one day find themselves performing like how they used to in their glory days, it certainly does not look that way at the moment. In fact the company which is known for its handsets has recently announced that they will be laying off an undisclosed number of employees in their device division.

The layoffs are part of the company’s strategy in which they will be refocusing their efforts towards the development of smartphone software and applications. It is also part of their goal to increase its margins which in turn will help to fuel its growth, which is actually an interesting direction that the Canadian company is headed towards. Read full post →BlackBerry To Layoff Some Employees In Its Device Business


If you love cars, racing, and just random acts of destruction, then Mad Max: Fury Road is a movie you’ll want to check out. Let’s not forget the movie also features a pretty impressive cast of actors and actresses, such as Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult. That being said YouTuber Kris Sundberg has decided that the trailer of the movie could use a rework, and that’s exactly what he did.

Given that the trailer of the movie featured a lot of car chase scenes and cars being blown up, tossed in the air, and so on, Sundberg decided that a mashup with Nintendo’s Mario Kart was a good idea and we have to admit that it is hilarious. The trailer features parts of the movie interspersed with elements from the Mario Kart game. Read full post →Mad Max Meets Mario Kart In Hilarious Mashup


etsyAmazon is a great place to go if you’re looking for more mainstream commercial goods, but if you’re after some handcrafted or unique, then chances are you will turn to Etsy which plays host to a ton of independent artists who sells handmade goods on its website, ranging from fashion, to toys, to accessories for your smartphone, and so on.

However according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon might be thinking of taking Etsy on with a new platform called Amazon Handmade. Apparently this is according to emails that Etsy sellers have been receiving from Amazon, inviting them to test out Amazon’s upcoming Handmade marketplace. Read full post →Amazon Handmade Wants To Take On Etsy


As gamers might recall, a couple of weeks ago Konami took P.T. down from the PlayStation Store. The company also later confirmed that Silent Hills had been officially cancelled, but this does not mean that P.T. has to die off completely, does it? Well as it turns out it doesn’t as P.T. has been remade in none other than Minecraft.

In the video above you can watch the folks at Eurogamer playthrough the Minecraft version of the game. Surprisingly despite the Minecraft version being more blocky and cartoony, there is still a rather scary element to it. Perhaps we’re just recalling the original game which is why it still feels a bit scary, but that being said this fanmade version is pretty close to the real thing. Read full post →P.T. Recreated In Minecraft, Surprisingly Just As Scary