Meerkat-pollsWebsites like Twitch and YouTube Gaming are great platforms to watch people livestream their lives and their gaming sessions. This is usually done from the comfort of their own home, but with apps like Meerkat and Periscope, livestreaming has taken to the streets where anyone with a smartphone can livestream their day to their followers.

That being said, it seems that Meerkat has recently received an update to make it more functional. The update now includes the ability to poll your viewers, so for example if there are burning questions you want to ask your viewers, you can now poll them on that. Or maybe you just want to ask them whether you should grab a blueberry or plain bagel. Read full post →Meerkat Update Introduces Polls And Hashtags

line-launcherWhile LINE might not be particularly popular in the West, over in Asia and other parts of the world, LINE is one of the more popular messaging apps around. Now if you’re an avid user of the app, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently announced that they have launched their own Android launcher.

The launcher is free and available for download via Google Play. Now if you’re wondering why it looks so familiar, it is because the LINE Launcher is basically a rebranded version of the dodol Launcher, as noted by the developers on the Google Play page. What can users expect from this? At its core it is an Android launcher. Read full post →Messaging App LINE Creates Its Own Android Launcher

citrus scooterSay you’re on the way to the market and you have a lot of things to bring back, so you bring a little trolley with you. Makes good sense, right? However if you’d like to get to the market in style and a little faster than usual, you’re in luck as designer Peter Opsvik has created a storage cart that can also double up as an electric scooter.

Dubbed the Citrus, this invention is pretty straight forward. It can either act as a storage art where you can put your items inside of it and drag it behind you like you would a normal trolley. However if you want to get to a particular destination at a faster pace, a little bit of unfolding and tweaking and you’ve got yourself a nice electric scooter! Read full post →This Storage Cart Can Transform Into An Electric Scooter

smoke detectorRecently Apple announced a partnership with Cisco to make a bigger push into the enterprise where they are hoping that more users will adopt the iPhone and iPad. However it seems that Apple wants more than just being a company that provides communication tools to consumers and enterprise users, they also want to protect your home.

According to a recent patent filing discovered by AppleInsider, it seems that Apple has patented an idea in which it would effectively turn your iPhone into a smoke detector. This means that while you’re sleeping at night with your phone next to you, it will at the same time be able to detect smoke and warn you of it. Read full post →Apple Wants To Turn Your iPhone Into A Smoke Detector

linkedin messageUnlike social networks such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram, LinkedIn does not have a messaging feature. They have an InMail feature which as the name implies, is more “serious” and feels less like having a conversation and more like you’re actually sending someone a professional email.

However all of that will change as the company has announced that starting from today, they will be rolling out a messaging feature to its social network. We’re sure many LinkedIn users are happy to see this feature as it will bring about a new way of communicating with people on your network. Read full post →LinkedIn Introduces New Messaging Feature

vw-carplayOne of the ways carmakers are trying to sell you their cars these days is by equipping them with all kinds of tech gadgetry, like fancy infotainment systems, automated systems, and more. All of them sound good and are convenient, but exactly how many of you guys actually rely on them while you are driving?

As it turns out in a survey conducted by JD Powers (via N4BB), 20% of drivers apparently ignore the tech features that come bundled with their cars. Breaking this down further, concierge apps installed in cars are used the least at 43%. On board internet hub technology is ignored by about 38% of drivers, while features such as automatic parking are ignored by 35% of drivers. Read full post →Survey: 20% Of Drivers Ignore The Tech Features Of Their Cars

Despite the Halo franchise switching hands from Bungie to 343 Industries, the latter has done a pretty good job at keeping the franchise and newer titles fresh and exciting. Now if you’re looking forward to playing Halo 5: Guardians, or if you’re still on the fence, the folks at BuzzFeed News have posted an exclusive look at the Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic.

Given the cinematic nature of the video, it does not appear to be using footage from the game and it looks pretty good. The video also does a pretty good job at psyching players up for the game and we have a feeling that Guardians will be a pretty well-received title. The trailer also gives us a look at some of the characters in the game, such as a very realistic-looking Nathan Fillion. Read full post →Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic Released

street fighter 5If you’re a fan of collecting special editions of games, then you might be interested to learn that Capcom has recently confirmed that there will be a Collector’s Edition of Street Fighter V. As expected as is the case with most special or collector’s editions, it will not come cheap as it has been priced at $99.99.

So what can you expect for your money? For starters there will be a 10-inch fully painted Rye statue, if you like collecting those sorts of things. There will also be a 48-page hardcover artbook, code cards that will give you access to bonus content such as digital comics, soundtracks, and a subscription to the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel. Read full post →Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition Confirmed By Capcom

mortal kombat xAre you looking forward to hearing more about what the future of Mortal Kombat X has in store for you? If you are, you might be interested to learn that NetherRealms Studio’s Ed Boon has recently tweeted that this week, there will be some big Mortal Kombat X related news that will be revealed.

Boon also posted a photo of a moon which we can only assume alludes to whatever they are planning on announcing. That being said, we suppose we can only imagine that gamers are hoping that the news is about reversing the decision about bringing Mortal Kombat X onto last-gen consoles. Read full post →Ed Boon Teases Big Mortal Kombat X News This Week

lumia_950_xlIf the recently leaked photos of the upcoming Microsoft Lumia flagship phones are accurate, we have to admit we are pretty excited for them. Not only do they look good, but their rumored specs also makes them one of the higher-end Lumia devices that we have seen in a while that are comparable to Android phones.

That being said according to a new report, the upcoming Lumia phones are expected to come with a nifty feature and that is Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. This is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processors that are allegedly part of the upcoming phones. Read full post →Microsoft’s Lumia Flagships Rumored To Feature Quick Charge