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Final Fantasy VII's Release Date Could Be Revealed Next Year

It has been a couple of years since Square Enix announced that they will be remaking Final Fantasy VII. This is exciting news because this isn't just some kind of HD remaster, but rather a remake of the original game, which hopefully will be able to live up to the hype and do the original ...

Facebook To Notify Users If They Liked A Fake Russian Account

Recently there have been reports of how Russia is trying to influence events in the US by spreading propaganda through fake accounts on social media. Companies like Google have found Russia-linked ads across its services like YouTube, Google Search, and Gmail. They are not alone as Facebook has ...

Uber Tweaks Its Rating System To Make It More Transparent

Have you ever gotten onto an Uber, reached your destination without incident, but yet somehow walk away with a lower rating than before? Or have you as an Uber driver received a bad rating simply because there were things out of your control, like bad traffic, customers being unnecessarily fussy, ...

Voice Recognition Could Be Used To Transcribe Doctor, Patient Visits

Taking notes and recording a patient's medical history is something that doctors do as it helps them keep tracking of the patient's health, allergies, what medicine they've been given, and so on. However taking down notes and writing up reports can be tedious work, as we imagine most reports are, ...

Detective Pikachu Movie Has Found Its Lead Actor

You might have heard that a live action Pokemon movie is in the works based on Detective Pikachu, and now according to a report from Variety, it seems that the movie has found its lead actor in the form of Justice Smith, who for those unfamiliar starred in movies such as Paper Towns and Netflix's ...

New Android Phone: 7 Ways To Transfer Data

Upgrading to a new Android phone is a refreshing experience. It brings the joy of using new hardware, getting adjusted to a new user interface, as well as trying out a new set of specs. Though, transferring your data and apps from the old phone to its successor can be quite the ordeal - especially ...

Gran Turismo Sport Single-Player Mode Confirmed

Gran Turismo Sport was released a few weeks back and players have already clocked in more than 26 million hours of gameplay across the globe. We now have some updates on what's to come next with Patch 1.06 in November and the launch of the “GT League” next month. All Gran Turismo Sport ...

Galaxy S9 Reveal Reportedly Scheduled For CES 2018

There have been a lot of reports recently that Samsung might unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ ahead of schedule. The new flagship handsets are also expected to be released earlier than expected. A new report from a reputable leakster suggests that Samsung is indeed going to show off the handsets ...

Chinese e-Commerce Platform Auctions Two Boeing 747 Planes

Some of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the world are based in China. While they're commonly used for purchasing clothes, electronics, and other products, you might not expect to see a Boeing 747 jet being auctioned off at one of those platforms. However, that's precisely what China's biggest ...

Razer Phone Camera Will Be Improved In The Coming Weeks

Razer recently released its first smartphone, aptly called the Razer Phone. The company says that while it made sure that the handset has an amazing camera right out of the gate, it continues to test, optimize, and make improvements to its camera software. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has confirmed that ...

Next Samsung Mobile VR Headset Will Have Inside-Out Positional Tracking

Samsung has already made a name for itself in the mobile VR headset market with the Gear VR. The virtual reality headset relies on a supported Samsung smartphone to power virtual reality experiences. Samsung recently launched a more powerful headset that works with Windows 10, it's called the ...

How to Add Signature in Gmail

Chances are that you keep on writing your name/designation/contact information in almost every Email you send . The ability to add a signature in Gmail is a vital feature. It ensures that you do not forget to include your designation or other important details at the end of an email you compose.You ...

How To Delete Your Pinterest Account

Tired of pinning Articles/Images? Maybe the user interface isn't compelling enough to keep adding pins forever. Whatever the reason be - you do want to know how to delete Pinterest account and you have come to the right place to look more on it.You have options to choose from when deciding to delete ...

Facebook Still Allows Advertisers To Discriminate By Race

It was first reported a year ago that Facebook enabled advertisers to decide who would see their ads based on “ethnic affinity.” Facebook doesn't ask its users to dislose their racial identity but it does collect data and assigns preferences for content that is likely to appeal to people ...

Russia May Retaliate If Google Downranks RT And Sputnik Media Outlets

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, recently suggested that Google may downrank results from media outlets funded by the government such as Russia-based RT and Sputnik. That statement appears to have irked the Russians. Roskomnadzor, the country's communications ...

iPhone SE 2 Release Expected Next Year

There have been whispers on the street recently that Apple might be working on the next-generation iPhone SE. A new report today claims that Apple is going to release the iPhone SE 2 in the first half of next year. The company has obviously said nothing about this so far so nothing is set in stone ...

Samsung May Release Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta 3 Soon

Samsung launched an Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 several weeks ago. Users in select markets who have received a spot on the program can try out the beta firmware before Oreo is released for the flagship smartphone. Samsung has released two beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 so far ...

Intel Chip Vulnerability Left Countless PCs Exposed

Intel's Management Engine feature has been concern for many security researchers who feel that this remote administration feature is a ripe target for attackers. While the feature is certainly useful for IT managers, it does require deep system access which makes it a hard to resist target for ...

OnePlus 5T Becomes Fastest Selling OnePlus Smartphone

It appears that quite a lot of OnePlus fans were waiting for the company's new flagship smartphone to go on sale. It started selling the OnePlus 5T yesterday and the company has now said that the OnePlus 5T has become its fastest-selling smartphone ever. OnePlus has actually claimed that its new ...

Galaxy S9 Design Changes Reportedly Not Significant

Samsung is due to launch its new flagship smartphone in a few months. We've already started hearing rumors and predictions about the Galaxy S9. The latest suggests that the Galaxy S9 design changes will not be significant. The upcoming handset is expected to be an incremental upgrade compared to its ...

Costa Rica Has Run The Entire Country On Renewable Energy For 300 Days

Costa Rica is one of the few countries that's winning clean energy accolades for adopting renewable energy in a significant manner. It has revealed that so far this year, the entire country has been run on 100 percent power generation from renewable sources for 300 days. The confirmation comes from ...

Lyft Can Now Test Self-Driving Cars On California's Public Roads

California has already allowed several companies to test their self-driving cars on the state's public roads and it has now added another to the list. Ride-sharing service Lyft has now been allowed to test its autonomous cars on public roads in California. The California Department of Motor Vehicles ...

Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars Edition Might Be Launched Soon

The next movie in the new Star Wars trilogy is going to be released in December. The fans are certainly excited to see The Last Jedi. It's not uncommon for movie studios to team up with other companies to jointly promote their offerings. It seems that Samsung might be taking part in one such ...

AI Used To Spot Art Forgeries By Looking At Brushstrokes

To the untrained eye, spotting an art forgery would be an impossible task, but that's what art experts are there for, right? Unfortunately it seems that sometimes even experts can get stumped, and that's where artificial intelligence comes into play, which is what researchers from Rutgers University ...

Uber Hit With $8.9M Fine For Hiring Drivers With Criminal Records

If you knew that someone has a history of driving under the influence, or driving recklessly, and has been in multiple accidents before, would you feel safe getting in the car with them? Chances are you might have second thoughts, which is perfectly reasonable, and something you expect taxi ...

GameStop Expects Gamers To Hold Onto Their Nintendo Switch Longer

Sometimes gamers buy a console and later they decide they don't like it, or get bored with it, or want something else, so they sell it or trade it in. However with the Nintendo Switch, it seems that GameStop believes that gamers will be holding on to the console longer than the competition.This is ...

State Of Hawaii To Look Into Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes

While EA's Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was a highly-anticipated title following the success of the original Battlefront, the game has been marred in controversy with regards to the loot box feature, which some felt was a bit unreasonable and also felt a bit like gambling. This led to EA pulling the ...

Analyst Claims 2018's iPhones Will Allow For Gigabit Speeds

Ahead of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X's announcement, it was rumored that the new iPhones would not be capable of reaching gigabit download speeds. It turns out that the rumors were true, but the good news is that 2018 is expected to change that, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst ...

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Released

At this time of writing, there is less than a month before Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in cinemas, and we're sure that this is something that many moviegoers are looking forward to. Disney knows this, and to tease fans of the franchise, they have released a new teaser trailer called ...

Apple Reportedly Acquires Augmented Reality Headset Startup For $30M

Apple's interest in augmented reality is pretty well known, and the company has expanded on it with the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the X. The company has long touted the usefulness of AR, so much so that it has led to rumors that Apple could be working on an AR headset of their own.While ...

Uber Discloses Massive Data Breach That Occurred In 2016

If your account got hacked, isn't that something you'd like to be immediately aware of right away? Unfortunately for Uber, the company is only now disclosing a year later that back in 2016, they experienced a massive data breach that saw 57 million user data stolen by hackers, according to a report ...

OnePlus 5T VS iPhone X In Speed Test

Back in 2016 and in the early part of 2017, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus appeared to dominate pretty much all of the competition when it came to speed tests, at least until the OnePlus 5 came along and we had a new winner. However with the iPhone X and its new A11 Bionic hexa-core chipset, how does the ...

Apple Expects To Sell 4 Million HomePods In 2018

A recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that Apple's HomePod speakers has actually been in development since 2012, and isn't necessarily a direct response to Amazon and Google's own smart speakers. However with the speakers being delayed to 2018, could Apple play catchup?According to the same ...

Some Of The World's Most Popular Sites Are Recording Your Keystrokes

Keyloggers are usually tools you might typically associate with hackers trying to steal your credit card information and passwords, but it seems that some of the world's most popular websites employ the tool, at least that's according to researchers from Princeton's Center for Information Technology ...

Belgian Authorities Calls Loot Boxes Gambling, Wants Them Banned

About a week ago, Belgian authorities launched an investigation into loot boxes found in video game to determine whether or not such features are considered gambling, and now they are back with their findings and according to VTM News , the country's Gaming Commission has announced that it is ...

Uber Wants To Fix Motion Sickness In Self-Driving Cars

With self-driving cars looking to become the future in which how we are ferried from one location to another, it also means a potential boost in productivity, where instead of focusing on driving, people can focus on work, replying to emails, finishing up a presentation, all while being driven to ...

You Can Now Request To Join A Friend's Instagram Live

Last month Instagram announced a new feature in which it allowed users to invite their friends to join them on their Instagram Live video. However the invite only went one way, meaning that you could invite a friend, but they couldn't make a request to join you, but that has changed as Instagram has ...

Apple's HomePod Has Been In Development Since 2012

When Apple announced the HomePod at WWDC earlier this year, it felt like a me too' moment in response to Amazon launching the Echo series of speakers, and Google launching the Google Home. However a recent report from Bloomberg has suggested that the HomePod is actually something that Apple has been ...

Google Collecting Location Data Even Location Services Is Disabled

Imagine your house has a light switch that you can turn on and off, and on the surface it appears to work. However secretly even when your switch is set to off, it is secretly on anyway and racking up a huge electricity bill for you. That's pretty much what is happening for Android users right now ...

Current OnePlus Devices Won't Support Google's Project Treble

The problem with Android is timely updates, where unless you own a Pixel handset, chances are you'll have to wait months before the next major update finds its way onto your phone, and for those who own devices that are 2-3 years old, there might even be a chance that your OEM could skip on updating ...

YouTube TV Picture-In-Picture Mode Live On Android Smartphones

The YouTube TV standalone online TV streaming service continues to expand to more platforms. Google is also improving the user experience on platforms where the service is already available. Those who subscribe to YouTube TV and use an Android smartphone to stream TV online will be delighted to find ...

Facebook Messenger Gets Support For Up To 4K Resolution Photos

Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used cross-platform messaging services. It's used by hundreds of millions of people across the globe daily to send messages, photos, and more. Facebook heard from the community that users would like the ability to send and receive high resolution photos ...

YouTube For Amazon Echo Show Is Back

Google decided to cut the Amazon Echo Show's access to YouTube back in September. The Echo Show is the first Alexa-powered device from Amazon that comes with its own display. This enables the device to more than what you can do with any other Echo device. It was possible to view YouTube videos on it ...

Apple's Netflix Rival Predicted To Launch In A Few Years

Apple gained an enviable position in the music streaming market relatively quickly and if a new prediction is to be believed, it's not content with just having a presence in the music streaming market. Apple is actually expected to launch a proper Netflix rival in two to three years which will offer ...

OnePlus 5T Goes On Sale

The much-rumored new flagship smartphone from OnePlus was officially unveiled just a few days ago. The OnePlus 5T is now available for purchase in a handful of markets including the United States. OnePlus fans who have been waiting for this handset to arrive can now place an order for it online. ...

New Leica CL Mirrorless Camera Gives Off Vintage Vibes

Leica today announced the launch of a new camera that gives off some serious vintage vibes. The new Leica CL is a APS-C class mirrorless camera that's actually quite similar to the TL2 that it launched earlier this year. Both cameras have the same image sensor and offer similar performance overall. ...

Alexa Can Stream Spotify On Sonos Speakers Now

It was previously not possible to stream music from Spotify on Sonos speakers using Amazon's Alexa digital personal assistant. That changes today. Sonos has confirmed that its customers can now stream music from Spotify on its products using Alexa. To take advantage of this feature, they will first ...

Students May Have Worked Overtime Illegally To Assemble iPhone X

Apple's longtime manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly been employing students to work overtime illegally at its factories for assembling the iPhone X. The Financial Times has heard from six high school students in China who told the scribe that they regularly work 11-hour days to assemble ...

PayPal Invoices Can Now Be Sent Via Facebook Messenger

PayPal previously integrated its service with Facebook Messenger to enable users to send money to each other using Facebook's cross-platform messaging service. It's expanding its partnership with the world's largest social network to enable its users to send invoices through Facebook Messenger as ...

Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch Looks Quite Good

A new hybrid smartwatch has been launched today by Misfit and it actually looks quite good. It's similar in function to Misfit's previous hybrid smartwatch, the Phase. Hybrid smartwatches aim to provide customers with the best of both worlds. They get an analog wristwatch that has some smart ...