YouTube Drops Banhammer On Dangerous Challenges And Pranks

Videos about challenges and pranks tend to do quite well on YouTube. There has always been a debate on where does one cross a line when it comes to content of this sort as there are more than a few instances where people have taken things to far just for fame and fortune on YouTube. In light of the recent Bird Box-inspired challenges being posted on YouTube, the video streaming […]


Tesla Launches A New Portable Plug-In EV Charger

Tesla has launched a new Wall Connector charger for its electric vehicles that’s portable which means you can take it with you. It’s non-hardwired and has a NEMA 14-50 plug for charging EVs. Tesla says that this home charger can power up a Model S, Model X or Model 3 25 percent faster than its Gen 2 Mobile Connector which comes as standard with its cars.


Kingdom Hearts Themed Hotel Rooms Will Soon Be Available In Japan

You can find a few quirky hotels in Japan. If a robot-staffed hotel isn’t up to your liking, perhaps you’d be interested in rooms that are decked out in Kingdom Hearts themes. If that appeals to you then you’ll be interested to know that Kingdom Heart themed rooms will be opening up in the Disney Ambassador Hotel at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan this March.


Two Forza Horizon 4 Dance Emotes Removed Amid Copyright Lawsuits

Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios has removed two dance emotes from Forza Horizon 4 amid ongoing copyright lawsuits against Epic Games for including virtual versions of dances popularized in real life. The “Carlton” and “Floss” dance emotes are the ones that have been removed from Forza Horizon 4. Perhaps Turn 10 was trying to avoid a lawsuit as well.


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Oppo 10x Zoom Camera For Smartphones Being Developed

Recent rumors had suggested that Oppo was working on a 10x optical zoom system for smartphones. The company has confirmed this much itself. It is indeed developing a smartphone camera system that has a 10x zoom lens. It will be similar to the 5x zoom prototype that Oppo unveiled a few years back, one that never made it to an actual smartphone.


Epic Sued Again Over A Fortnite Battle Royale Dance

One of the things that makes Epic’s Fortnite so relatable to the current generation is that it features and uses dance moves that are popular. However it seems that more than a few celebrities who helped popularize those dance moves aren’t too thrilled with Epic using them without their permission.


DuckDuckGo Will Show Map Results Using Apple Maps

Google is understandably the default search engine for many due to its rich features and algorithms. However there are many who do not appreciate being tracked while they use the internet, which is why DuckDuckGo exists where it prides itself as being a privacy-focused search engine.


Nomad Launches New Natural Leather Accessories For The Apple Watch, AirPods

The nice thing about buying into Apple’s ecosystem is that because Apple has so many customers and its products are so popular that there are plenty of third-party accessories that you can buy. If you own the Apple Watch and you’re shopping about for a new strap and don’t want to pay Apple’s prices, Nomad has you covered.


This Bluetooth Chip Powers Itself Using Ambient Radio Frequencies

As much as newer versions of Bluetooth have reduced the amount of power it consumes, the fact of the matter is that it still needs a battery. However a company by the name of Wiliot has created a tiny postage stamp-sized Bluetooth chip that can power itself without the need for batteries simply be harvesting ambient radio frequencies.


Apple Targeting Owners Of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Emails

The iPhone XS and XS Max are just too damn expensive and Apple knows that. Why do we think that? Simply because according to a report from Reddit (via MacRumors), it appears that Apple is targeting owners of older iPhones with emails asking them to upgrade to the iPhone XR, the more affordable iPhone out of the trio of handsets the company launched last year.


EA Reportedly Cancels Open World Star Wars Game

The open world game concept is one that is pretty popular these days, and we’ve seen it used to great effect on games like Grand Theft Auto V and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just to name a few. Now several years ago, EA’s Visceral Games was said to be developing an open world Star Wars game, but following the shut down of the studio, many wondered […]


YouTube Testing Video Download Recommendations

YouTube has for a while now allowed users to download videos for offline watching. This can come in handy if you’re traveling somewhere and don’t have an internet connection, but want to keep yourself entertained. It can also be useful in developing markets where mobile data is expensive and limited, so saving videos offline while on WiFi lets users watch them later.


Some Verizon Unlimited Plans Will Include Apple Music Subscription

Compared to buying your music a la carte, subscribing to a music streaming service can be cheaper because for around $10 a month, you will get unlimited access to songs whenever and wherever you are. However if $10 a month is a bit too dear for your liking, not to worry because Verizon might have you covered.


Alleged Render Of 2019 iPhone Prototype Revealed

The other day a render surfaced which showed what the 2019 iPhone could look like. It featured a triple camera setup in a rather weird configuration. Now in a new render courtesy of the folks at Compareraja.in and @OnLeaks, it gives us another look at what the 2019 iPhone could look like.


YouTube Testing Recommendation Bubbles Under Videos

YouTube’s recommendations aren’t new and are a way for the company to get users to keep using its website and watch video after video, which in turn generates more ad revenue for its creators and themselves. These recommended videos appear in multiple locations, like to the sidebar of YouTube, or at the end of a clip.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal Editor's Pick

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.


VLC For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered

VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.


Apple’s New Smart Battery Cases For The iPhone Are Official

We have been hearing about Apple potentially launching a new Smart Battery Case for its iPhones. For those who wouldn’t mind the added battery life, you’ll be pleased to learn that the cases are now official and they have been launched with support for all three iPhones from 2018. This includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.


Google To Remove Unapproved Apps That Use Call Log/SMS Permissions

Sometimes when Android apps ask for permission, it can be a little scary and daunting if you’re not familiar with why they are asking for it. For example if a calculator app you downloaded asked for permissions to access your messages and photos, it doesn’t make sense and sounds downright suspicious, doesn’t it?


T-Mobile Will Cover The Cost Of Netflix’s Price Increase

Recently Netflix announced that the price of its subscription has increased, which means that customers will need to pay more money than before to keep using its services. However the good news is that if you’re part of T-Mobile’s “Netflix on Us” program, the carrier will be covering the costs on your behalf.


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