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