“Imagine Google Earth with TiVo capability.” That’s how the impressive, and very high-tech, one company’s real-time surveillance system is sold to interested parties. In short, Big Brother is here, and as time goes on it’ll get only better at seeing everything you do. More →
The recent NSA hack just proved to the world that no system is hack-proof if attackers have what it takes to break the access door. Regardless of whatever protections guarded that NSA server, hackers found a security hole to get in and steal critical documents. The same thing could happen to encrypted services that would feature a backdoor for law enforcement.
But governments around the world still think they’d be able to handle such terrifying scenarios, with France and Germany being the latest nations looking to gain access to private encrypted messages exchanged over the internet by terror plot suspects. More →
Whether or not you have active Netflix or Apple accounts makes no difference to hackers looking to steal precious personal data. But you should be aware of a new Netflix email scam that’s using a fake iTunes bill to fool you into giving your credit card details to scammers, so here’s what you need to know about it so you can avoid it.
Saturday Night Live is always a great source of laughs, featuring a regular cast of great comedians and guest stars that add an extra layer of fun. Some of the greatest SNL sketches aren’t only memorable because of the great jokes and actors playing all sorts of weird characters, however. Instead, they’re memorable because sometimes they’s so hilarious that the cast members can’t even finish their lines without bursting out laughing.
A couple of new videos just uploaded to YouTube feature a compilation of moments where cast members broke character. It’s not a blooper reel since it all happens live, but it is the funniest thing you’ll see today. More →
Google just released the Android 7.0 Nougat update but this year’s Nexus devices are yet to become official. Even if you don’t plan on buying an HTC Nexus model this year, you should still be excited about the phones because the two devices will run Android 7.1, a Nougat upgrade that will bring with it two exciting new features. More →
Niantic on Monday announced that a new Pokemon Go was due, version 1.5 for iPhone and version 0.35 for Android. The new build was supposed to bring over several bug fixes and improvements as well as a brand new feature, one that you could have used from day one. Dubbed Pokemon Appraisal, the new trick will let you view quick stats about your creatures, which are crucial for planning battles. And now, this new version of Pokemon Go is finally available to download.
Apple will not come out with a brand new iPhone redesign this year, that much seems to be crystal clear. But an increasing number of reports claims that at least one of the 2017 iPhones will bring over radical changes. Specifically, Apple is expected to launch a Galaxy S7 edge-like curved iPhone 7 successor next year that will feature a flexible OLED display, a first for the iPhone maker. A new report from Asia indicates that Samsung is already preparing for that rumored iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls it), but not to fight against it with a novel Galaxy S7 successor of its own. Instead, Samsung might become the biggest fan of that new iPhone. More →
Apple inventor and co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for expressing his opinions on Apple’s products and telling it like it is. Unsurprisingly, the legendary programmer has some free advice for Apple regarding the iPhone 7’s most important “issue,” the absence of the headphone jack. More →
Tesla may be at the forefront of the electric car revolution, but there are plenty of companies looking to create similar products. One of them is the recently announced Faraday Future, which plans to launch electric vehicles of its own in the future. One of them might be the following prototype, which was spotted driving around Los Angeles wearing heavy camouflage.
Apple is very interested in augmented reality (AR), Tim Cook recently reiterated without detailing any hardware or software products that would support it. However, a newly discovered patent reveals technology that would use AR for navigation purposes without requiring a GPS or cellular connection to work. Also important is the fact that the patent practically confirms that Apple purchased Flyby Media. More →
Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus devices this year, both made by HTC with similar high-end designs and flagship hardware. The phones will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, meaning buyers will get to experience all the cool features in the new Android OS, including one cool feature that’s not available on any other Nexus handsets. However, it might not actually be a feature you want. More →
One of the stranger things in Netflix’s hugely popular Stranger Things series is that not many people in the town seemed to care about what happened to Barb, the second child who went missing in a matter of days. I mean sure, everyone was relentlessly looking for Will, but when Barb went missing only a few people noticed and cared, including Nancy. And make no mistake, Barb’s disappearance is very important for the series. Without Barb disappearing, Nancy would have never started her investigation, and without Nancy, there’s no figuring out how that monster hunts. Season 2 will do Barb justice – but hey, some spoilers follow below, so you should avoid them if you haven’t seen the show yet. More →
There are just a few weeks left before Apple finally unveils this year’s new iPhones, and we already think we know what the company has in store for us. By all accounts, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to be so much more exciting than you think. Disregarding all the leaks and rumors, and looking at how Apple does things when it comes to the iPhone, I can tell you a few things about the iPhone 7. It’ll have better cameras and a better CPU/GPU than any previous iPhone – and these are two things Apple always insists on while presenting a new iPhone. And while Apple might not make this point on stage, I’ll bet you a rare Pokemon that the iPhone 7 will be the fastest smartphone in town this year. What makes me so sure? It’s all because of that iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy Note 7 speed test video we saw yesterday. More →