The Durian Fruit Could Be The Key To Fast-Charging Your Devices
The durian, also known as the king of fruit, is probably familiar to some of you. To some, it is an incredibly smelly fruit that has been described as the smell of rotting corpses, while others feast on it with gusto where in certain parts of the world, all-you-can-eat durian buffets are actually a thing.

AI Powered Sensor Can Detect Heart Failure In Advance
Our smartwatches have gotten pretty good at being able to detect heart problems, or at least notify the wearer that something could be wrong. This is great because these are problems that might not have been picked up until it is too late, and we have heard multiple stories of how people have had their lives saved due to early detection.

Facebook Messenger Redesign Simplifies The App
Over the years, apps get updated with new features and UI changes and improvements. However, this isn’t always necessarily for the better because what was once a simple app can eventually get too bloated for its intended purpose. Thankfully, Facebook is looking to trim the fat on its Messenger app.

Valve Is Looking For ‘Host Cities’ For Their Next Dota 2 ‘The International’ Tournament
Valve’s The International Dota 2 tournament is one of the biggest eSports event of the year. The prize pool is simply ridiculous where every year, it only seems to be increasing. It also has the ability to draw a huge crowd, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Valve is now taking an Olympics-like approach to the event.

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Diablo IV Will Support Controllers For PC
Last year, Blizzard announced Diablo IV, the latest installment in the Diablo franchise. Unlike Diablo 3, where the PC version came out first and the console version followed later, Blizzard revealed that they will be developing both the PC and console version side-by-side, and that it looks like the PC version will support controller gameplay if that’s your preference.

Facebook Cancels Its F8 Conference Over Coronavirus Concerns
It seems that this year a lot of major events could be in trouble due to the coronavirus outbreak. For example, Sony pulled out of PAX East, MWC 2020 was cancelled, and more recently, an Olympics official has hinted that there is a chance that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games could potentially be cancelled if things do not improve.

Apple Could Release A Smart Keyboard With A Trackpad This Year
One of the selling points of the iPad Pro is the Smart Keyboard accessory that is sold separately. So far it only acts as a keyboard but according to a report from The Information (paywall), it seems that Apple has plans on upgrading it where a new model with a built-in trackpad could be launched later this year.

Shark Tank Host Got Phished Out Of $400,000
Phishing scams are pretty common but for the most part, email service providers such as Gmail typically do a good job at filtering them out. However, it seems that Shark Tank host Barbara Corcoran recently fell prey to such a scam, which resulted in her potentially losing $400,000 after an erroneous wire transfer.

Air New Zealand Unveils Bunk Bed Seats For Economy Travelers
From time to time, you hear about stories about people getting into fights and arguments whenever a seat in an economy class section of a plane is reclined. Due to the extremely limited space, it is understandable that people can get a bit sensitive when others encroach on in their space when there wasn’t that much to begin with.

Family Couldn’t Bear To Say Goodbye To Their Dog, So They Cloned Him
If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know that they are more than just an animal, they are more than just a pet, and for some, they become an extension of the family. This is why whenever a dog passes away, it’s not quite as simple as just going out and finding a new one. However, one family took it to the next level.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Opening Cinematic Is Here And It Looks Fantastic
The original two Baldur’s Gate games have cemented their place as being some of the best RPG games to have been made. Undoubtedly many were sad when the game seemingly came to an end, but if you have been following the news, you might have heard how the folks at Larian Studios have decided to created a third game in the franchise.

Facebook Cracks Down On Ads Claiming To Cure The Coronavirus
At the moment there is no known cure for the coronavirus. While there have been some methods that have been used that seem to show some promise, there is no official cure just yet. The best progress we’ve seen so far is a vaccine that has been sent for human trials, although whether or not it will be approved or work remains to be seen.

What Are Torrent Files And How They Work
You have probably heard or referred to some files on the Internet as “Torrent” files or simply Torrents.Some might think of it as the only means to download copyrighted content and some probably do not know about it.

The Xbox Series X Will Have The Ability To Resume Games After Reboot
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is something to watch out for. However, before launch, we are getting several tiny pieces of information on what it’s capable of.In one of the podcasts, Larry Hryb (Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network) mentioned that a resume feature (for multiple games) will be baked in the new series X console.To further add, the resume feature will help you easily reboot the console and […]

Apple Has A Hi-Tech Car Seat To End All Hi-Tech Car Seats
Whether or not the day will come when Apple unveils their own car remains to be seen, but for now, it seems that the company is definitely showing a ton of interest in automobiles with the various patents we’ve seen the company file for in the past. In fact, here’s another you can add to the list.

Apparently Apple Will Not Let Bad Guys In Movies Use iPhones
Product placement in movies is pretty common. We see it all the time, where sometimes we see characters in movies use computers and phones and cars from a variety of companies, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise if every now and then, you come across a movie where a character is using an iPhone.

Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera Announced With In-Body Image Stabilization
One of the things that many Fujifilm photographers probably wanted in the company’s cameras is probably in-body image stabilization. Fujifilm made this a reality with the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1, but oddly enough the cameras that followed did not adopt the feature, at least until now where Fujifilm has unveiled their latest flagship, the X-T4.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Announced
If you’re a fan of instant print cameras, then you might be interested to learn that Fujifilm has announced their latest camera in the form of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. For those who are unfamiliar, these are cameras that have the ability to snap a photo and print them on the fly, making them ideal for parties and events where people get to take home a photo as a […]

Music Streaming Now Accounts For 79% Of Music Industry Revenue
Over the years, we’ve seen how our consumption of music has changed. It used to be that we would listen to music on vinyl, which later moved to the cassette tape, and then before moving onto CDs, and then digital. These days, digital is still very much the preferred medium, but now it looks like more people are favoring streaming over downloading.

iPhone XR Might Have Been 2019’s Best-Selling Smartphone
When Apple announced the iPhone XR, we were a bit skeptical. After all, the handset reminded us of the iPhone 5c which was kind of a flop, so it felt like Apple was headed that way again. However, we were proven wrong as all the data seemed to suggest that the phone was actually doing rather well.

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