It looks like Ridley Scott has reconsidered his stance on sequels. Not only is he making a sequel to Prometheus, which itself is a prequel of the Alien saga, but he’s working on a trilogy set to debut with Alien: Covenant. The trilogy should explain what happened to mankind between Prometheus and the original Alien movie, and how the aliens appeared. More →
Remember all the recent reports saying that while the iPhone 7 won’t have an OLED display, it’s likely that Apple will come out with an OLED iPhone by 2018? Now, there’s one more hint that Apple’s iPhone is about to go OLED when it comes to screen technology: LG confirmed that it will invest no less than $8.4 billion in a new OLED plant that seems to suggest the Korean giant is preparing for a big boost in demand for OLED displays. More →
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are supposed to help users protect their online privacy. VPN services obfuscate the user’s real IP address by routing traffic through other international servers. There are plenty of online companies who offer free or paid access to VPN subscriptions that many users rely on to avoid geofences (read: access Netflix U.S. content from anywhere in the world), download pirated content or just to simply mask their online activity to enhance privacy protection.
However, a discovery has revealed that VPN services aren’t as secure as you’d think, as a huge security flaw can apparently expose the real IP address of their users.
After this year’s busy Black Friday 2015 shopping spree, you’ll have less than a couple of days to rest before the next significant chapter of your Christmas 2015 shopping season begins. Many Cyber Monday deals have already been announced that cover all sorts of products – see a selection of tech deals at this link – but in what follows we’re going to focus on a different category of products: Travel and vacation bundles.
Various rumors have claimed that one of the main features of the next year’s iPhone will be a waterproof design. Sure, the iPhone 6s already has certain design elements that make it more water-resistant than any of its predecessors, but Apple isn’t labeling it as a waterproof iPhone. It’s not even marketing these particular features, which were discovered accidentally during careful teardowns.
It’s Black Friday today, so you’re probably buying all sorts of gifts for the holiday season, including many gadgets and tech-related products. In case you’re looking for sales that cover digital products, then you should absolutely check Amazon’s huge Cloud Drive promotion that offers customers a year of unlimited cloud storage for just $5. More →
With Black Friday 2015 upon us, you probably have a pretty good idea what products you’re hoping to buy at discounted prices this holiday season, and where to get them. The largest retailers out there have already leaked or published their official Black Friday ads (see a collection of full ads at this link), so you know who’s selling the hottest products in town, especially when it comes to gadgets.
The problem is that you probably won’t be able to get to every store you want on Black Friday. And you won’t do all your shopping online. But there’s a way to get the products you want at the prices you’ve seen advertised, as long as you’re willing to do a little research to take advantage of the price matching policy many retailers have in place. More →
Disney and Lucasfilm decided to offer a surprising Thanksgiving treat to Star Wars fans by releasing a brand-new TV commercial that feels more like a trailer. Slightly longer than the previous Star Wars: The Force Awakens ads, the one-minute clip shows glimpses of what The Dark Side might be up to. More →
We’ve seen a bunch of interesting tech deals this Black Friday season, with retailers trying to outdo one another when it comes to price cuts and promotions. Google has now joined the fun and it’s ready to offer some great discounts on its own hardware, including new Nexus 5X smartphone and the second-generation Chromecast. This new sale is in addition to its Google Play Cyber Weekend sale that lets users buy apps, movies, and music for significant discounts. More →
It’s finally Black Friday which means you’re probably busy executing your fine-tuned plan for hunting some of the best bargains around. But not all doorbusters and special deals will be available online, so you’ll have to fight the crowds in actual retail stores to get your hands on some of the best deals out there.
Some stores have opened retail doors on Thanksgiving afternoon, but all of them will be open on Black Friday though some deals will likely expire soon after shoppers assault stores. More →
In a few weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere in cinemas across the world. Given this, we can expect the Star Wars universe to expand significantly as it adds many new characters, including a cute robot we’ve fallen in love ever since we saw him appear in the movie’s first trailers.
BB-8 is the robot in question and he has already became a hit toy with fans and has sold out in stores well before the movie’s launch.
And now, you can even 3D print your very own BB-8 Christmas decoration, using the following instructions. More →
Amazon will soon give customers one more reason to join its special membership program: access to even better TV content than what’s already available to Prime subscribers. The company is apparently working on adding various other online on-demand networks to Prime in a move that’s likely meant to help it better position itself against rivals including Netflix and Hulu but also Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and others. More →
You’ve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space.
Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear Tyson give his two cents on the most recent developments in space travel. In case you somehow didn’t hear about them, Blue Origin and SpaceX are privately funded space companies (by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk, respectively) that made enormous progress towards private space travel.
Blue Origin just beat SpaceX when it comes to successfully landing a reusable rocket, and SpaceX rockets will soon be used to send people to the International Space Station.
But the renowned astrophysicist isn’t so sure that SpaceX and similar companies will lead the space frontier. More →