Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Be warned! Calvin Harris, Britney Spears and BOB MARLEY are the 'most dangerous' artists to listen to while driving

If you keep an old Bob Marley compilation in your glovebox, just in case you crave some reggae on the way home, you may want to reconsider. The Jamaican singer, along with Britney Spears, AC/DC and DJ Calvin Harris, are among the most dangerous artists to listen to while driving, according to new research. One in ten young drivers admitted to crashing or having a near-miss because

Take the test that reveals how good you are at spotting a liar

Can you tell if someone is lying straight to your face? Researchers in Montreal say most of us are fairly bad at this. They claim the problem may, in part, be the result of a socially ingrained 'truth bias.' For some people who have conditions like autism, or suffer from diseases like Alzheimer's, separating fact from fiction particularly tricky. Now researchers have created a series

Wow! Very soon, you'll drink the same wine Jesus drank 2,000 years ago. Yes, you read that right

In the bible, Jesus is described as having turned water into wine, but now scientists may be able to perform something close to their own 'miracle' - resurrecting a 2,000-year-old drink. Researchers are using ancient grape seeds and genetic testing to recreate the ancient wines drunk by Jesus Christ, King David and their contemporaries. They have found around 120 unique grape

Read Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla's letter to their new born baby #Max here

A LETTER TO OUR DAUGHTER: ZUCKERBERGS' CHARITY PLEDGE  Dear Max, Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You've already given us a reason to

Mark Zuckerberg names baby #Max and plans to give away 99% of his $45 billion fortune

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed their first child - a baby girl called Max - into the world, and used her arrival to announce plans to give away most of their $45 billion fortune. The Silicon Valley billionaire and his doctor wife shared the news of the baby's birth in a Facebook post entitled, 'A letter to our daughter'.  Included in the

YES or No? iPhone 6S Plus display is 514 TIMES better than the Nokia 5110's

If you were among the 160 million people who owned a Nokia 5110, you probably cherished it for its changeable covers and didn't bat an eyelid at its small and basic screen.   But now there's an interactive infographic that highlights just how far phone screen resolution has come in just under two decades. In fact, it shows that Apple's iPhone 6S Plus is 514 times clearer than the

Forget Messi and Ronaldo! Neymar deserves the #Ballon d'Or prize and here's why

Neymar scored 24 goals in the second half of Barcelona's treble-winning 2014/15 season, and he has become an even more prominent figure during Messi's recent injury absence. The Brazilian tops the Spanish scoring charts with 14 La Liga goals this season, and while Sky Bet make him the third favourite to win the award, Balague thinks he is well placed to usurp Ronaldo. I do feel Neymar is

Main reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the #Ballon d'Or than the others

Ronaldo is aiming for his third consecutive Ballon d'Or after back-to-back successes in 2013 and 2014, although he has his work cut out after ending last season without any silverware. He scored 29 goals in the second half of 2014/15 and became Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer in October, but his performances this season have come under scrutiny. "Ronaldo's influence on games has

Here'shy Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or

Messi has already claimed the award four times and he is Sky Bet's overwhelming favourite to win an unprecedented fifth, having missed out to Cristiano Ronaldo for the last two years. The Argentine led Barcelona to a La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey treble last season, scoring a remarkable 28 goals in the second half of the campaign. He was unable to inspire his country to Copa

BlackBerry has announced that it will stop all its operations in Pakistan over government's user data demand

BlackBerry has announced that it will stop all its operations in Pakistan, and will exit the market. In a blog post related to the matter, the company revealed that back in July this year, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority sent out notifications to the country’s mobile phone operators stating that BlackBerry's BES servers won't be allowed to operate in the country starting

Apple Watch total sales for 2015 might top 12 million...not bad right?

According to Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR & Co., the Apple Watch is on track to reach 6 million sales in the last quarter of this year. If true, this means that total sales of the wearable for 2015 will reach 12 million. That's not bad at all, especially when you compare how the Apple Watch has been doing with the original iPad. Apple sold 3 million of those in the first 80 days, but

Meet the vivo X6 and X6Plus - a melding of metal and AMOLED

And the long wait is over – the vivo X6 and vivo X6Plus are official, coming with lovely metal bodies and AMOLED displays. They have 5.2" and 5.7" screens as is the current norm of phone and phablet as a flagship duo. vivo X6Plus Measuring a slender 6.6mm, the vivo X6Plus comes in Silver, Gold and Rose Gold color options. The 5.7" Super AMOLED display has 1080p resolution making for an

Teardown of Blackberry #Priv shows screen easily replaceable

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has put out a new video. You’ve probably heard of him as he was recently covered all over the smartphone blogs for his Nexus 6P bend test videos. Anyway, a video of his went live today tearing down the Blackberry Priv. The battery and screen replacements are quite easy to perform. As with any other repair, we don’t recommend you try this if you don’t know what

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (US version) now available for just $300

When the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra went on sale in the US last week, only international variants were available for purchase. Now, a US version of the device has been listed on Amazon, and is already available at $50 discount. This means that the selfie-centric handset - which carries a regular price tag of $349.99 on the e-commerce website - can currently be purchased for $299.99. It's

Oops! WhatsApp blocking all Telegram links on Android

Facebook-owned popular messaging service WhatsApp has been found blocking links to rival messaging app Telegram. Although you can send/receive Telegram links, they appear as non-clickable (just plain text) and you cannot copy/forward them (see screenshot below). In general, it looks like any link having 'telegram' as a sub-domain is affected. Only WhatsApp's Android app is currently

Samsung appoints Dongjin Koh as new president of mobile communications business

Samsung has appointed Dongjin Koh as the new president of the company's mobile communications unit. He was previously the head of the tech giant's mobile research and development division. Koh replaces JK Shin, who has been in charge of Samsung's smartphone business since 2011. While Shin - who is also the co-CEO of Samsung Electronics - is stepping down from his current role, he will

The Nokia OZO VR camera is now available for pre-order, if you have $60,000 to spend

Post-phones Nokia is still looking for a new challenge and this July it introduced a new VR camera, the OZO. Yesterday, the camera became available for pre-order, though it's really, really not a consumer product – at least not the kind of consumer that doesn’t have $60,000 to spend on a VR camera. No, there's no typo, there are five digits in the price. You have to pay a $5,000 deposit

#Windows 10 Mobile for Xiaomi Mi 4 officially launching this week

Windows 10 Mobile for the Xiaomi Mi 4 will be released this week - on December 3, according to a new teaser (shown below) posted by the Chinese company’s Founder and President Lin Bin on Weibo. This comes nearly nine months after Microsoft and Xiaomi entered into an agreement to provide support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview on the Mi 4 handset. For those who aren't already

T-Mobile adds eleven more music services to its Music #FreedomRevolution

The following eleven music services have been added to T-Mobile’s “approved” list of content providers that won’t count against your monthly data allotment: High-fidelity internet radio Dash Radio DJ-driven radio, zero commercials, 24/7 DatPiff Mixtapes, hip hop music, videos and underground Jango Internet radio that plays music you’ll love KCRW Music discovery, NPR news,

BlackBerry Priv receives first OTA update, including monthly security patch

The BlackBerry Priv gets its first monthly maintenance patch via a 475 MB OTA update. While this particular update isn’t a Marshmallow overhaul, it does offer a bunch of new changes, improvements, and optimizations. BlackBerry’s official blog outlines the major changes in the update including: An improved camera: We’re implemented a number of tweaks that improve the speed of our

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Artificial intelligence tool from #Google that can reply to your email automatically

Google is putting a different twist on the concept of 'automated reply' with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent responses to your email. The technology is part of an update to Google's Inbox app for managing and organizing email.  It gives users a choice of three responses to choose from. 'Smart Reply suggests up to three responses based on the emails you get,'

Interesting stuff here this evening: Facebook now wants to create an Artificial Intelligence software that would virtually 'help you understand the world'

Facebook is studying the ancient Chinese game of Go for insights as it works on building an artificial brain - one that it hopes to turn into a virtual personal assistant that can also sort through a mountain of photos, videos and comments posted by its next billion or so users. Called M, it is believed to have been named after James Bond's secretary, Moneypenny.   Facebook's

Would yew believe it! he oldest tree in Britain has started to change sex. Lol

The oldest tree in Britain has started to change sex, it has been claimed. The 5,000 year old Fortingall Yew, in Perthshire, Scotland, has for hundreds of years been recorded as 'male', meaning it produces pollen, whereas female yews produce red berries. But in a 'rare and unusual phenomenon' baffling scientists, it has started to sprout red seeds, suggesting that part of the tree

Paul Pogba needs to improve, his reading of the game is poor. Really?

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri described Paul Pogba's performance in the 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach as "important" but called for more from the midfielder. Following Fabian Johnson's opening goal for the hosts, Pogba delivered a spectacular, perfectly-weighted lob to set Stephan Lichtsteiner up for an equalising goal that he struck with relish, having just returned to the

Although PSG lost against Madrid, they played well and especially Angel Di Maria

Laurent Blanc singled out Angel Di Maria for praise after Paris Saint-Germain pushed Real Madrid all the way in Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat. PSG were the better side prior to Nacho's 35th-minute goal and continued to threaten thereafter, but failed to force a deserved equaliser in the Group A clash. Di Maria had the best two chances of the second half for PSG, forcing a one-on-one

Per Guardiola begged to join #Arsenal, but I refused: Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Bayern Munich boss Josep Guardiola wanted to sign for the Gunners during his playing days. The 44-year-old was one of Europe's outstanding defensive midfielders during his time with Barcelona, before leaving the club for Brescia in 2001. But Wenger says Guardiola was keen on a move to Arsenal, only for the Frenchman to decide against pursuing a deal.

Mothers live 20% longer than women who don't: Go get married and become a mother now

If you have ever endured the sleepless nights, endless feeding and constant worrying that comes with having children, you may find this hard to believe. But having babies can actually mean you live longer. A UK study found that women who are mothers are 20 per cent less likely to die early at any given point than their childless counterparts. Breastfeeding is also linked to a longer

Ashley Young is “embarrassing” he can’t get rid of diving - Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has branded Ashley Young “embarrassing” after the winger’s dive in Manchester United’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. With the match goalless in the second half and United heading for their fourth consecutive 0-0 draw, Young looked to win a penalty after colliding with Georgy Schennikov inside the CSKA area.Young was not booked for simulation but Scholes

Bored? Not anymore. Google launches 'Who's Down' tool to find people near you who want to go out

An app that tells you which friends are free and want to meet has been released by Google. Dubbed 'Who's Down', the app is available for free download - although it is currently invitation-only. Once you've confirmed you're 'down' for an activity, nearby friends will see your status and be given the option to join you. You do this by sliding a switch that makes you available for three

Ronaldo has a contract with Real negotiations with PSG

Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has hinted at his side's interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. After the French champions were beaten 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League, Al-Khelaifi responded to reports of their pursuit of the Portuguese by insisting that they "respect" his contract with the Spanish club.Though denying that PSG have had any

Chimpanzees develop a 'Scottish accent' after moving to Edinburgh Zoo

If you live in a foreign country, it helps to learn the local lingo. And this holds just as true for apes as it does for humans, scientists claim. Chimpanzees that had lived for years in a Dutch safari park adopted a ‘Scottish accent’ after they moved to a new home in an Edinburgh Zoo alongside nine local chimps, the researchers argue. The Dutch apes would make high pitched grunts

#Microsoft removes unlimited storage on OneDrive, reduces capacities across the board

If you are a heavy user of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service, you are not going to love this. Microsoft has announced that it is getting rid of the unlimited storage option for Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. The storage is now limited to 1TB. Additionally, 100GB and 200GB plans will no longer be available to new users, and will be replaced with a 50GB plan

Study of #eHarmony subscribers shows that older people above 60 still enjoys and wants to have sex

You might assume that those approaching their twilight years may no longer have the spark for passion-filled romances. But, according to research, the older generation still regard desiring their partner as an important factor in their love lives. In a study which separated a person's needs from the length of their relationship, psychologists found that, although there was a slight drop

Apparently, only Some Huawei Honor phones to get Marshmallow update in February 2016

Last month, Huawei released a list (although not final) of devices which the company said are scheduled to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but there was no information on when exactly the update would roll out. The good news is that now the company has revealed the exact time frame for the update, although only for select Honor-branded smartphones. As per a tweet sent out by

Google to begin packaging and delivering #Drones by 2017

Google plans to begin delivering packages by drone in 2017, the firm has revealed. It is set to face fierce competition from Amazon, Wal-Mart and others, all of whom are developing competing systems. 'Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017,' David Vos, the project lead for Google's Project Wing, told an audience at an air traffic control convention outside

New Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 firmware update is aimed at fixing screen flickering issues

Microsoft has started rolling out a new firmware update to the recently-released Surface Book laptop and Surface Pro 4 tablet. The "System Firmware Update – 11/2/2015" brings several improvements and fixes, including the one for screen flickering issue. As per the change log, the HD Graphics 520 driver (v20.19.15.4308) has been updated to fix the flickering issues, and the display audio

Pay attention ladies. Men prefer to date intelligent women in long-distance relationships

Men prefer women who are far more intelligent than themselves - but only in long distance relationships, researchers have found. They say that in 'live' interactions, men were generally less attracted to women who were smarter.  Researchers say it sheds new light on why opposites attract - but only sometimes. 'We found that men preferred women who are smarter than them in

Official: #BlackBerry #Priv will be available from AT&T on November 6

AT&T has just announced that it's going to be the first US carrier to sell the BlackBerry Priv. This, as you may know, is BlackBerry's first smartphone to run Android, and it has a sliding form factor, complete with the trademark BlackBerry physical keyboard. BlackBerry has essentially been unveiling the Priv bit by bit, little by little, for the past few months. So it's good to see it

According to a survey, Teenagers spend on average 9 HOURS dailyon media. Question many hours do you spend?

Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend screen time. One concern: the number of youngsters who feel comfortable multi-tasking while doing homework. Two-thirds of teenagers said they listen to music every

#CandyCrush developer acquired by Activision for $5.9 billion, developer of highly popular puzzle game Candy Crush, has been acquired by Activision for $5.9 billion. Activision, or rather Activision Blizzard, owns many popular franchises, most notably the Call of Duty series, along with many of Blizzard's titles such as Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft. While the amount may seem staggering in light of other recent acquisitions, such as $

The world is changing and Mood swings are actually a good thing. They help adapt

Moody people are often baffling to those of us with steadier emotions. But scientists argue that changing moods – as seen in sulking teenagers, grumpy spouses, or bad-tempered parents - serve an important purpose. Rather than being a weakness, they are nature's way to of helping us adapt to an ever changing world. So when times are good and spirits are high, we take more risks at a

The wait is over. Asia giant #Xiaomi enters African smartphone market this month

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will begin selling its handsets in Africa this month, with South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya becoming the first African countries where the company's devices will be available for purchase. The smartphones that'll go on sale include the Redmi 2 and Mi 4. As for the price, while the former will carry a tag of around $160, the latter will set you back

Steven Gerrard to return to return to #Liverpool. Yes, you saw that right

Steven Gerrard is in line for a return to Liverpool following several telephone discussions with manager Jurgen Klopp. <!-- document.write(''); // -->

Twitter favorites are no more. and similar to #Facebook, Likes are depicted on Twitter with a heart icon

As of today, Twitter favorites are no more. They've been killed by the social network in favor of likes. With the death of favorites, the star icon used for them is now gone too. Likes are depicted on Twitter with a heart icon. For whatever reason, Twitter's decided to let go of one of its oldest features - favoriting tweets. This was done by clicking or tapping on the star icon. Since

Breaking! Abramovich rejects Monaco's £35.5m bid for Mourinho. Says they should bring €100 million

Monaco have had a €50 million (£35.5m) bid for Jose Mourinho rejected by Chelsea, according to a minority shareholder for the Ligue 1 club. Alessandro Proto, an Italian businessman, claims to have met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in London for talks about Mourinho’s availability."We offered €50 million to have the coach immediately, but the request was €100m and that figure seems

#Vertu has been sold to Hong Kong fund and private investors

Vertu changes hands yet again. The luxury phone maker is going to Hong Kong-based called Godin Holdings and private investors, three years after being sold by Nokia to investment fund EQT VI. The deal has received the required approvals. It seems that Vertu will keep its manufacturing plant in Hampshire in the UK, but it is parting way with CEO Massimiliano Pogliani. Pogliani was

Following it's new update, Firefox for Android now comes with a built-in ad blocker

In a very interesting twist, the latest version of Firefox for Android basically has a built-in ad blocker. The Mozilla-made browser has obviously been no stranger to ad blocking before today, but it's so far performed such actions via dedicated extensions such as AdBlock Plus. From this point on, however, the functionality is there without the need for any add-ons. You just have to use

Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature a 12MP camera with a type 1/2" sensor

In an interesting turn of events Samsung might be taking a step back from the megapixel race and equip the Galaxy S7 with a 12MP primary camera. The flipside is that the sensor will have a rather large by phone standards 1/2" size, if the rumor turns out to be true, that is. Previously rumored to come with a 20MP ISOCELL sensor, next year's flagship has also been mentioned in the same

Too bad, Samsung to allegedly discontinue its line of digital cameras

Tech giant Samsung has been leading several industries including phones, tablets, home appliances, and TVs with no sign of slowing down, until now. An article released by the popular Korean news outlet Asiae reports Samsung is going to suspend its camera division by moving employees around to its medical, optical, and smartphone departments. Perhaps this is for research and development

ZUK Z1 gets a special edition with oak wood back cover

The ZUK Z1 now has a special version that comes with a back cover made from oak wood. This has been announced in China as a limited edition, priced over there at CNY 1,799 ($283 or €259 at the current exchange rates). That's just CNY 100 ($15, €14) more than what the normal iteration of the phone now goes for. So you're not paying a big premium for the exotic material on the back. The