A few issues plaguing Google’s self-driving car
Self-driving cars are the future and various groups are currently working on perfecting their self-driving cars and preparing them for the masses. Oxford University tested out their own self-driving car system recently to much success. It’s able to perform well on regular commutes and in traffic jams, and the team is currently working on a system that will allow their car to easily map surrounding areas. Google’s self-driving car system is doing well too, being able to perform daily ...
Mass Effect Citadel DLC to be split into two downloads for Xbox 360
While PC and PlayStation 3 gamers will be receiving their Citadel DLC in a single file download, for some strange reason, Xbox 360 gamers will have their Citadel DLC split into two separate download packs. Bioware says that the download size of the DLC is too big compared to the previous DLC packs, resulting in the decision to split the file into two downloads. You will only have to pay for the DLC once though. Bioware posted on its Mass Effect 3: Citadel FAQ, “For Xbox 360 users, the Ci...
Dark Horse to release new Mass Effect comic series
Dark Horse plans on releasing a new Mass Effect comic series titled, Mass Effect: Foundation. The series will be written by Mac Walters, who also helped write Mass Effect 2, and was the story lead writer for Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect: Foundation is said to feature a strong female character, and that the storyline is going to go back to existing stories in the Mass Effect universe and elaborate on them more. Fans will be glad to know that many of their favorite characters will be showing up thro...
Microsoft to release major Windows Phone update around holidays
It seems that Microsoft’s own job’s board is the best place to find out what the company has planned in the future. In a new job posting, Microsoft has leaked information that their new, major update to its Windows Phone series should be coming here just in time for the holidays. The job posting also confirms that there is a “current release” for Windows Phone 8 devices that should be released sometime soon. It may be referring to the Windows Blue update. The job postin...
Nokia Lumia 928 spotted in Verizon Wireless’s inventory
Those of you on contract with Verizon Wireless may be excited to hear that the Nokia Lumia 928 has been spotted on Verizon’s inventory log. The Lumia 928 has actually been placed there way back in January 17th, and it should be coming out sometime in the near future. Verizon’s customers have been waiting anxiously for the Nokia Lumia 920 to make it to their carrier ever since it launched on AT&T’s network, and while there is the Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon’s Network, i...
LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide
LG Electronics has announced that it has just reached another milestone by selling over 10 million of its LTE smartphones. This comes about 6 months after the company reached its first milestone of 5 million LTE smartphones sold. LG says that by including 4G LTE technology in its handsets, they are appealing to the growing needs of consumers who want devices capable of the fastest network speeds. After reaching this milestone, LG is already gearing up for its next milestone. The company wants ...
Eidos Interactive defends Tomb Raider’s Age 18+ rating
The new Tomb Raider is set to come out within the next few days and it has a lot of gamers eager to test it out. Many game critics have given the series reboot positive reviews saying that a refresh to the Tomb Raider franchise has been a long time coming. The game, however, has been receiving some concerned feedback on one aspect, and that’s the 18+ maturity rating it’s labeled with. This reboot is the first game in the entire Tomb Raider series to have an 18+ rating. Despite the ...
SpaceX Dragon successfully reaches ISS
SpaceX‘s second Dragon capsule to run a resupply mission to the International Space Station has been successfully captured by the orbiting platform’s robotic arm, despite launch issues that threatened to leave the cargo shuttle without solar power. Snatched from orbit an hour ahead of schedule, the next step for Dragon is being guided into place to dock with the ISS, at which point nearly a month of loading and unloading will occur. Dragon didn’t go up into space empty-handed...
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailer prematurely leaked
Ubisoft made a teaser for its “world premiere trailer” for the next game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The world premiere was supposed to take place on Monday, but unfortunately for Ubisoft, the trailer was leaked prematurely. The trailer was leaked through GameRadar’s YouTube channel, and taken down soon afterwards, but to Ubisoft’s horror, many more copies of the videos took its place. The protagonist of this game is Capt...
MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th
MetroPCS has moved the date of its shareholders meeting back to April 12th. The special meeting will allow MetroPCS stockholders to vote for the pending T-Mobile merger. Following the meeting and the votes, MetroPCS believes that its merger with T-Mobile will be completed shortly after. MetroPCS encourages all of its shareholders to vote in favor of the proposal using their GREEN proxy card. The MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger has been negatively perceived by many of MetroPCS’s shareholders. Th...
5 year old accidentally spends $2570 on iPad in-app purchases
It was only a few days ago when Apple settled a lawsuit involving in-app purchases made by children. The lawsuit offered affected users a $5+ iTunes gift card, and those who’s children purchased more than $30 worth of in-app purchases will receive a full cash refund. The lawsuit is said to cost Apple around $100 million. A family in England is an example of the types of things that go on when you leave your child unattended with your iOS device. Danny Kitchen wanted to play Zombies vs. N...
SpaceX Dragon to dock with International Space Station on Sunday
SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is officially confirmed to be docking with the International Space Station beginning Sunday, March 2nd, at 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, or 3:00AM Pacific Standard Time. The attachment should be completed around 10:00AM EST/7:00AM PST. Dragon experienced some issues shortly after entering orbit, which resulted in a one-day delay of its arrival. But the ISS should be receiving their supplies come tomorrow. Dragon will be bringing new equipment and supplies to the...
Yahoo preparing to shut down 7 services
It looks like the work-at-home program isn’t the only program Yahoo is shutting down. Yahoo is also planning on shutting down 7 other products that aren’t bringing in the kind of success Yahoo needs right now. Along with these products, Yahoo also plans on reducing their number of mobile apps from 60-75 to a measly 12-15 apps. Jay Rossiter, Yahoo’s executive VP of Platforms, stated, “The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that s...
MakerBot Replicator 2 hands-on with Nokia Lumia 820/520 shells
This week at Mobile World Congress 2013 we’ve seen Nokia‘s own Lumia 820 and 520 getting their own custom casings (not just covers, that is) with the MakerBot Replicator 2 – live and in-action! While it was just this January when Nokia first released their own 3D case printing files for the Lumia 820, MakerBot quickly revealed their own MakerBot Replicator 2 Destkop 3D Printer optimized shell that Nokia uses this week. This ultimate team-up showed what it could do with the publ...
Microsoft Office 365 to be updated every 3 months
Microsoft Office 365 is slated to receive updates every 3 months, according to Kurt Delbene, the president of Microsoft’s Office division. He states that, “We already have the mechanisms in place to update the service on a quarterly basis.” The quick updates should make subscribing to Office 365 more appealing to consumers. Delbene was a bit more evasive about whether or not Office 2013 would be updated quarterly as well, but he did say that it’s possible. DelBene state...
Apple’s stock drops to a new low
Shareholders were a bit upset when Apple’s stocks dropped all the way down to $443.77 a few days ago. They voiced their opinions at Apple’s annual shareholders meeting and suggested that Tim Cook increase the amount of dividends shareholders received. Tim Cook reassured shareholders that Apple has a few tricks up their sleeves that would excite its consumers and also improve stock prices. Shareholders were worried because $443.77 is a 35% drop from the $702.10 stock price peak that A...
NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD demos Burn Zombie Burn
NVIDIA gives us a sneak peak at one of their “5 games optimized for the Tegra 4” by demoing it on their portable gaming device, Project SHIELD. The game, titled Burn Zombie Burn, is a title that originated from the PlayStation 3 and is now finding its way onto mobile devices. The game developer, Tick Tock Games, wanted to delve into the mobile gaming industry, and the NVIDIA Tegra 4 allows them to do that without needing to sacrifice quality. In fact, the NVIDIA Tegra 4 helps them ad...
Facebook ready to unveil NewsFeed new look on March 7
News Feed a featured section of Facebook is in the news once again. Journalists have been invited for seeing the latest look of this section at Menlo Park in California. In September 2011 Facebook lastly updated the NewsFeed and after that feed directly incorporated the ads. After that company mainly concentrated on the mobile version [...]Facebook ready to unveil NewsFeed new look on March 7 is a post from: New Gadget ...
Evernote hacked: Emails, encrypted passwords stolen
Cloud notetaking service Evernote has been hacked, the company has revealed today, with an unidentified attacker compromising servers and extracting usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. The attack has forced a mandatory password reset, meaning all users must change their password before they can log back into their account, but Evernote says there is no evidence of either notes being viewed by a third-party, or payment details of Evernote Premium or Business users being accessed....
Goodbye keyboards: Wristband recognizes words you write in the air
Ask any writer, and there’s a good chance he or she will tell you how great it feels to physically write words on a piece of paper. While typing is much faster, and a lot more efficient, something just feels so good when putting pen to paper. In the case of tablets — which tend [...]