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Sid Meier’s new Civilization game heads to space (video)

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments


We were so happy to see that legendary game developer Sid Meier is once again venturing into space. Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming in the second half of the year, and we can’t wait.

The last time Meier created a game set in space it was a huge success – Alpha Centauri did really well. Publisher Electronic Arts still holds the rights to the Alpha Centauri name (which was a Civ spin-off), so this is developer Firaxis’ effort at a sequel. (more…)

Amazon Phone coming in September with glasses-free 3D

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments


Rumours about Amazon making a smartphone have been circling the web since 2012 and we might actually finally see it this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is already showing off prototypes of the handset to developers. Not only that, but they want to announce it in June to be released in September.

The report also adds that Amazon wants to differentiate itself from other top-of-the-line flagships by adding four cameras with retina-tracking tech, making it possible to project 3D images without needing glasses. (more…)

Who Pays The Price? Short film sheds light on your smartphone

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments


We are all too comfortable with our luxuries like the smartphone. We all know most are made in the East, but do we really know what the people that build them are put through? Check out this short documentary film that is trying to start the conversation for people to take action. Take a look after the break and share your thoughts in the comments below. (more…)

This is where Windows XP’s famous wallpaper comes from

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments


Most of us will recognize the Windows XP default background wallpaper in a heartbeat. Considering that Windows XP was one of Microsoft’s best selling operating systems, that iconic wallpaper has gotten a lot of screen time all across the world.

The wallpaper is actually entitled “Bliss” – a name that very accurately describes the photo, lush green valley, blue skies et al.

Contrary to popular belief, the photo is not a fake and is, in actual fact, a real photograph. What’s even more amazing is that the photo has not been edited or Photoshopped in anyway. It’s the real deal. (more…)

A device that charges your phone in 30 seconds? Yes please

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments

 STOREDOT charger

One of the biggest issues for smartphone users worldwide is, of course, battery life. With smartphones offering so many different applications, its obvious that your faithful companion will run out of juice sooner than you’d want.

Having to charge your phone also takes time. Time that many of us don’t have (or have the patience for). What of there was a device that could charge your smartphone full in under a minute? Well, there is.

StoreDot is an Israeli startup that may have just solved one of the digital world’s biggest problems. The company has developed a battery that can charged, from 0 – 100%, in 30 seconds. For real. (more…)

Twitter brings pop-up notifications

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments


It certainly is a heavy news week for Twitter. Earlier in the week, we reported about Twitter’s redesign that looks awfully like Facebook, and now they are rolling out a new way of sending users notifications when they are on the web.

The notifications are real-time, but you will also receive a pop-up when going to Twitter.com in the case that there are any messages, replies or retweets. You’ll be able to favourite, retweet and reply to interactions directly from notification windows. (more…)

BlackBerry will stop making phones if they have to

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, 7 Comments


The Canadian company is willing to do anything to become profitable again, even if that means they stop making smartphones – the business that brought them to prominence in the first place.

In a recent blog post CEO John Chen said that “I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon.” He then told Engadget the following: (more…)

Microsoft’s Les Miserables parody by team OneNote

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments


What can we say, we’re a sucker for these kinds of random techy geeky fun. Microsoft’s OneNote engineering team have a message to share with you – this time around not through a monotonous media release.

The team have parodied a famous piece from the hit Broadway and Box Office musical, Les Miserables. Take a look in the video below, we definitely think its noteworthy: (more…)