facebook-unfollowWhen it comes to videos, YouTube is definitely king, so much so that many individuals and groups have gone on to make a living just by making YouTube videos and living off the ad revenue they get. However it looks like Facebook wants in on video creation and according to Re/code, ad revenue sharing will be arriving on the social network.

The idea is the same in which the revenue made from ads in the video will be split between Facebook and the video’s creators. However there is a major difference here and that is not everyone will be able to participate in it. It seems that only videos part of Facebook’s “Suggested Videos” feature will benefit from the ad revenue sharing, like NBA, Fox Sports, and Funny or Die, for example. Read full post →Facebook Wants To Start Sharing Ad Revenue With Video Creators

xiaomi-mi-band-1s-nccThe Xiaomi Mi Band that was launched last year is a decent device, but it is unable to keep track of your afternoon naps, although it does come with support for Google Fit. Having said that, it is nice to see the folks over at Xiaomi think of a new and improved model, where it should be known as the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S, taking into consideration how the device has already gotten certified in Taiwan.

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xiaomi-mi5The Xiaomi Mi 5 is never too far away from the rumor mill, and even as far back as November last year, there were alleged photos of the handset leaked out that point to a display that has more or less lost all of its bezel, bringing it along the same route as that of modern day flat screen TVs that we see in the living room. Apart from that, there were also whispers of a sapphire display adoring the Xiaomi Mi 5, and this time around, we have more alleged hardware specifications revealed alongside a November launch date being targeted.

Read full post →Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs Revealed With Targeted November Launch

gsnote-5-caseHave you heard of MobileDirect before? They happen to be a company that distributes smartphone accessories, ensuring that your mobile device is well armed, so to speak, for a road warrior like you to be able to handle whatever that is thrown in your direction – including the accidental drop or knock from time to time. Hence, it is far from surprising if they are able to get their hands on images and perhaps even specifications for different and upcoming handsets. A pair of cases for unannounced Android-powered handsets have been revealed, which will point in the direction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Case Revealed (Rumor)

lumia1030-panelJust like how you cannot put a good man down, so too, does news – or rather, in this case, rumors of a handset that many would love to see become reality. I am referring to the Lumia 1030, where it has been touted to be the canceled Nokia McLaren, spotted in leaked photos before, not to mention whispered to come with a whopping 50MP camera, now how about that for a super-smartphone camera? Well, half a year down the road after all these, another alleged Lumia 1030 front panel has been spotted.

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lg-g4-sSo, it looks like LG is about to take a page out of Apple’s playbook now with whispers of a new variant of their current flagship, the LG G4. While Apple has always churned out an iPhone with the “s” suffix behind after the main handset has been revealed, it seems as though LG will be taking a similar route with the latest leaked image of what has been dubbed the LG G4 S. Of course, it does not merge the uppercase “S” with the G4 name as what Apple has done with their smartphones, but the intention is definitely there.

Read full post →LG G4 S Rumored To Be In The Works

iphone6s-moboApple is definitely not a company that rests on its laurels – which is why it is far from surprising to hear of another upcoming model that will follow in the iPhone 3G tradition – that is, to add an “s” suffix at the end. We have had the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5s, and obviously, the iPhone 6s just begs to be released. While nothing official has been revealed just yet, there has been a new leaked image of the motherboard of a device – where it allegedly belongs to the yet-unrevealed iPhone 6s (which the alleged chassis has also been spotted).

Read full post →Alleged iPhone 6s To Feature LTE Cat 6 Connectivity?

vw-robot-deathWorking with robots is nothing new at all – there are plenty of factories around the world that have humans working side by side with robots, especially on the assembly line where human intuition and robotic precision complement one another, especially in the mass manufacturing process. The idea of a killer robot tends to be in the realm of science fiction, but it seems that industrial accidents to happen from time to time, and a robot has reportedly killed a technician over at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany.

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It is said that there are approximately 360 million people around the world that suffer from hearing loss, at least to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and I am quite sure that WHO has done their homework in order to come up with such a figure. Not only that, there is limited access to hearing aid technology worldwide since not everyone is able to afford such technology, especially when many of them happen to live in poorer areas. A bunch of engineering students in Argentina might be on to something here, having developed a hearing tool which will operate through a smartphone app that they have dubbed uSound .

Read full post →Usound App Assists Hard Of Hearing In A Practical Manner

google-photos-gorillaIs this a new kind of faux pas or something? Surely it goes to show that computers and the algorithms that run them are not all that smart, so we can heave a collective sigh of relief that something like Skynet will probably not happen – just yet, anyways. After all, when you have an app like Google Photos offering automatic tagging, you would expect it to make your life much easier when it comes to storing and sorting out your photos. However, when the automatic tagging feature categorizes photos wrongly, it can be a headache searching for that shot. Especially when you or your mates are dark skinned, and they have been tagged as a “Gorilla”.

Read full post →Google Photos App Tags Dark Skinned People As Gorillas