Tokyo Testing Technology That Predicts Tornados 30 Minutes In Advance

New technology is being tested in the Tokyo metropolitan area which is capable of predicting downpours and tornados 30 minutes in advance. The hope is that the system will prove to be robust enough so that it can provide earlier warnings of inclement weather in the future. The technology relies on broadcasting airwaves to make quick and precise predictions.


Drone Sighting Halts Flights At Dubai Airport

Dubai International is one of the busiest airports in the world. Any delays at DXB can have a knock on effect that can be felt across the globe. Drone disruptions are thus the last thing that the airport needs but it had to put up with that earlier this week when departures were halted for some time after a drone sighting.


Marriott Lets Users Check If They Were Affected By Starwood Hack

Global hotel chain Marriott has now started allowing people to check if they were a victim of the massive Starwood hack. The company has put up a service which lets guests look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the set of unencrypted passport numbers that were leaked last year.


Samsung Will No Longer Release Blu-ray Players In The U.S.

It has been a while since Samsung launched a new Blu-ray player in the United States. There’s actually a good reason for why we’ve not heard anything about such a product from the company in recent months. Samsung has decided that it’s going to exit the U.S. Blu-ray market altogether.


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Razer Game Store To Shut Down On February 28th

It has been less than a year since the Razer Game Store was launched. The company tried its hand at digital distribution but it hasn’t taken Razer long to decide that this isn’t something it wants to continue doing. The company has thus confirmed that it will be shutting down the Razer Game Store for good on February 28th.


LG V50 ThinQ Breaks Cover In Leaked Render

Samsung may be hogging the limelight these days due to the upcoming Galaxy S10 launch but many of its rivals will be headed to Barcelona in the following week to show off their latest devices. LG is one of them and the company’s much-awaited V50 ThinQ smartphone has now broken cover in a leaked render. As expected, it’s a 5G device.It was reported previously that LG will be releasing a […]


Samsung To Open Three New U.S. Experience Stores

Samsung is going all out with the Galaxy S10. This is the first flagship from the company that includes three separate models in the lineup in addition to a fourth one which will have 5G support. Samsung is also expanding its retail presence in the United States after the Galaxy S10’s launch by opening up three new Experience Stores in the country.


Visa And Mastercard Transactions Could Get More Expensive In The U.S.

Ever wondered how card networks like Visa and Mastercard make money? They charge processing fees from merchants. They have to pay a small fee to the bank that issued the customers’ card while the customers’ bank pays a fee to the company operating the card network. As it turns out, Visa and Mastercard are looking to raise some of those fees.


JPMorgan To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Major financial institutions have been slow to adopt cryptocurrency but they are gradually opening up to it. According to a new report, JPMorgan Chase will be launching its own cryptocurrency. The financial giant is looking to launch a digital coin which will be used to settle transactions between clients of its wholesale payments business instantly.


Website Uses AI To Continuously Generate Fake Faces

Artificial intelligence is good at a lot of things, and as it turns out now, it’s also good at generating an endless stream of fake faces. It doesn’t come news that AI can be used to generate fake visuals. This has been done for quite some time now and nothing informs us more of that ability than ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com.


Apple Rumored To Be Preparing Red iPhones Exclusive To China

Apple’s CEO has recently acknowledged that demand for the iPhone is weak and that China is one of the markets that the company is struggling in. However it seems that the company might have a way to turn things around by pandering to the Chinese market by launching a red iPhone XS and XS Max.


Apple Sued Over Fatal Fire Caused By Defective iPad

Due to the fact that the majority of our electronics are powered by lithium-ion batteries, it carries the risk of the device exploding and catching on fire. For the most part the number of devices exploding and catching on fire is pretty low in the grand scheme of things, but when it happens, it can be disastrous.


Twitter Discovered To Not Be Deleting Direct Messages For Years

When you delete your private direct messages on Twitter, it is safe to assume that many would probably assume that they are deleted for good. As it turns out it might not be the case. In a report from TechCrunch, it has been discovered that Twitter actually holds onto old and deleted direct messages for years.


Apple Reportedly Acquires Voice Assistant Startup Pullstring

When it comes to the digital assistant space, Siri is clearly behind the likes of Google Assistant and Alexa, both of whom are commanding pretty large market shares, largely thanks to their smart speakers. However it seems that Apple has plans to help improve on Siri with their latest acquisition.


Google Makes It Harder For Sites To Detect Chrome’s Incognito Mode

One of the main reasons behind Google Chrome’s Incognito mode is to allow users to browse the web in private, where their information will not be saved by the browser, and that certain identifying information about the user won’t be shared with websites. This is done by logging users out of their accounts such as Facebook, Google, and so on.


Apple Will Let Users Gift Apple Music Subscriptions To Their Friends

While a subscription to Apple Music isn’t particularly expensive, we understand that there might be some hesitation when it comes to signing up for a subscription. That’s why Apple Music is giving users a free three-month trial to test out the service before signing up, but in case that wasn’t enough, not to worry.


Test Compares The Cellular Speeds Of iPhones Over The Years

Over the years Apple has made improvements with each and every iPhone release, but for the most part, the company usually glosses over the more technical details and focuses more on the mainstream features, but this does not mean that they have not made changes under the hood.


Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.


Nerf’s Fortnite Guns Will Be Launched Next Month

Last year Hasbro announced that they would be making a series of Nerf guns based on Fortnite. This isn’t the first time that Hasbro has collaborated with video game developers, as previously they had created some Nerf guns based on Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise. For those who are looking forward to these toys, you’ll be pleased to learn that they will be made available for purchase next month.


AirPods 2 Could Launch This Spring In A Black Color Option

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on a second-gen set of AirPods headphones, and now according to a report from Economic Daily News (via AppleInsider), it seems that the AirPods 2 will be launching this spring alongside the AirPower charging mat.


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