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Uber Picks Up Its New CEO, But Also A New Scandal: US Department Of Justice Now Investigating Alleged Bribery Practices

Uber has finally decided on Dara Khosrowshahi as its new leader. Should he accept the job, his first new scandal is the company’s alleged bribery practices in other countries.

TECH August 30, 2017

YouTube Gets A Makeover, Vertical Video Support, And A Brand New Logo For The First Time Ever

Google has revamped YouTube desktop website and mobile app, giving it a cleaner overall look and adding in a couple of handy features. The update even includes a new and somewhat overdue logo.

TECH August 30, 2017

The Augmented Reality War Begins: Apple Teases First Wave Of AR Apps As Google Unveils ARCore Toolkit

Google has unveiled a new augmented reality SDK called ARCore, rivaling Apple’s ARKit. Both companies have now made it clear that they have big ambitions for the technology.

TECH August 30, 2017

Updated Google Maps App Now Helps You Find Parking Spots, But Only In A Handful Of Cities

Google Maps for Android has now been updated to include more cities in the parking difficulty feature. It can now also display all available parking spots in a given area.

TECH August 30, 2017

Pet Turtles Blamed For Salmonella Outbreak in 13 States

The CDC and FDA warned the public not to buy turtles as pets or give them as gifts. A multistate salmonella outbreak is now being attributed to handling of the hard-shelled reptile.

HEALTH August 30, 2017

High Fat Intake Linked To Lower Risk For Stroke And Premature Death: Large Diet Study

A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.

HEALTH August 30, 2017

Largest Ichthyosaurus In Fossil Record Was Pregnant At Death

The Ichthyosaurus somersetensis specimen was found in the mid-1990s. Analysis revealed it was pregnant with the third known embryo for Ichthyosaurus when it died in the Early Jurassic period.

SCIENCE August 29, 2017

A Mistake By Google Literally Broke The Internet For Half Of Japan

An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.

TECH August 29, 2017

There Will Be Enough Nintendo Switch Units For Sale In The Holiday Season, Nintendo Says

Nintendo is ramping up production to make sure that there are enough Nintendo Switch units for sale in the upcoming holiday season. However, the company is facing renewed allegations of intentionally limiting the Nintendo Switch supply to drive up demand.

CULTURE August 29, 2017

PlayStation VR Price Drop Is Just The Thing For Late Adopters

The PlayStation VR price drop is what late adopters have been waiting for, giving unsure PS4 gamers all the more reason to jump into Sony's virtual reality platform.

CULTURE August 29, 2017

Destiny 2 PC Beta Now Online: The Wait Is Definitely Worth It

Bungie has rolled out the 'Destiny 2' PC beta, marking the first time that the futuristic shooter is playable outside of consoles. The wait is definitely worth it, as 'Destiny 2' on the PC looks and plays amazing.

CULTURE August 29, 2017

Even Cops Don’t Want Windows Phones: NYPD Officers Switching To iPhones By The End Of 2017

The NYPD has had enough of Windows Phones. Because Microsoft stopped updating its mobile operating system, thousands of New York cops will switch to Apple’s iPhone by the end of the year.

TECH August 29, 2017

Facebook Wages War On Fake News: Pages That Share Them Will Be Banned From Buying Ads

Facebook has launched another attack on its fight against fake news. This time, it will ban pages that share fake news from buying ads but will give back ad privileges if they stop sharing such news.

TECH August 29, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

TECH August 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's Screen Gets An A+ From DisplayMate, Its Highest Grade Ever

Samsung has another A+ from DisplayMate in the bag thanks to the Galaxy Note 8's screen. That just goes to show how impressive the smartphone maker's OLED technology really is.

TECH August 29, 2017

Fitbit Unveils New Ionic Smartwatch: GPS, NFC, Heart Rate Sensor, Onboard Storage, Water Resistance, And More

After many rumors, Fitbit has finally unveiled a new smartwatch called Ionic that follows the Blaze. It’s got everything one could ask for in a smartwatch and more.

TECH August 29, 2017

On Its First Day Owning Whole Foods, Amazon Slashes Prices Dramatically, Sells Discounted Amazon Echo Devices In-Store

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition has taken effect. Not only has Whole Foods slashed down prices of some products, but it has also begun selling Amazon Echo devices inside physical store locations.

TECH August 29, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review Roundup: More Than An Odd Crossover

When the internet had learned Nintendo and Ubisoft were developing a Mario and Rabbids crossover, the reaction wasn’t pretty. Both developers, however, are more than happy to prove critics and gamers wrong.

CULTURE August 29, 2017

iPhone 8 Announcement Date Set For Sept. 12: This Could Be The Most Important Apple Event In Years

A report claims that Apple will hold the iPhone 8 announcement event on Sept. 12. This could be the company's most important event in years, as it is also set to unveil a variety of other devices.

TECH August 28, 2017

Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Here's What You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Trade-in Promo

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 trade-in promo is just the thing for former Galaxy Note 7 owners, allowing them to get discounts of up to $425, but it's not exactly black and white.

TECH August 28, 2017

Apple Aggressively Shutting Down Popular Apps In Iran, Where The Company Does Not Exist

Apple has aggressively moved to shut down apps created by Iranian developers for owners of the company's devices in the country. Ironically, Apple officially does not exist in Iran due to sanctions by the United States against it.

TECH August 28, 2017

Menat The Fortune Teller Set To Join 'Street Fighter V' Roster: What Do We Know About The All-New Character?

Capcom revealed Menat, the fortune teller from Ed's story mode, as the next character in the growing 'Street Fighter V' roster. She carries with her a crystal ball, and her attacks are heavily based on the item.

CULTURE August 28, 2017

Entropia Universe Gaming Achievements: Guinness World Records, Investor Successes, And More

Entropia Universe, launched in 2003, has come a long way, earning both the game as well as its creator, several accolades. We take a look at some of the achievements.

Sponsored August 28, 2017

Did You Preorder A SNES Classic Edition On Amazon? You Might Not Get It On Launch Day Because Of Delays

Some customers who preordered a SNES Classic Edition are now getting emails telling them their order will be delayed. If you ordered one from Amazon, better check your email.

CULTURE August 28, 2017

Apple Watch On iOS 11 Will Track All Kinds Of Workouts: Bowling, Dancing, Surfing, And Many More

Hidden within iOS 11 beta code are clues that the Apple Watch will soon support and track more kinds of Workouts. The theory is that new sensors in the next Apple Watch will make it possible to monitor these activities.

TECH August 28, 2017

The New CEO Of Uber Is Expedia Chief Dara Khosrowshahi, And He Has A Tough Job Ahead Amid Company Scandals

Uber’s two-month search for a new CEO has come to an end. The company has picked Expedia Chief Dara Khosrowshahi to replace Travis Kalanick, but actually, it’s not a fabulous job.

TECH August 28, 2017

Devs Give Away A Torrent Link For ‘Darkwood’ Because They Know Not All Players Are Rich

Video game developers do everything to make sure players don’t pirate their games. But Acid Wizard Studio, the team behind horror-survival title 'Darkwood,' decided to give the game away for free via a torrent link.

CULTURE August 28, 2017

Toyota Tipped To Unveil New Sports Car Lineup Next Month, But You Won’t Be Able To Buy One

There will be a new slew of sports cars from Toyota next month, which could be, in theory, the company’s equivalent of Lexus’s performance F series. These cars, however, might remain in Japan.

TECH August 28, 2017

Possibility Of 'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' Coming To The Nintendo Switch 'Certainly Not Zero,' Director Says [Video]

'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' could be coming to not only your phone but your Nintendo Switch too, as 'Final Fantasy XV' director Hajime Tabata says 'there is certainly a chance' of that happening.

CULTURE August 28, 2017

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Will Be Slower And Incompatible With Current Charging Pads: What Gives, Apple?

A report claims that the iPhone 8 wireless charging feature will be slower than standard speeds, and will be incompatible with the charging pads that are currently in the market. Will Apple really do this?

TECH August 28, 2017

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Officially A Go, But Here’s Why It’s More Than A ‘Yakuza 2’ Remake [Trailer]

After a remaking the first 'Yakuza' game, Sega has announced that it’s also remaking 'Yakuza 2' as 'Yakuza Kiwami 2' for the PlayStation 4, launching early December. However, it’s more than an HD re-release.

CULTURE August 28, 2017

There Were More Players On 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Than 'DOTA 2' On Steam: Here's Why That's Impressive

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' reached a peak player count of nearly 880,000 users, beating 'DOTA 2' and 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' on the Steam platform. Here's why the achievement is a very impressive one.

CULTURE August 27, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.

TECH August 27, 2017

4K And HDR Won’t Save Apple TV: Here’s How The Company Can Turn Things Around

Rumors say Apple will come out with a 4K and HDR-capable Apple TV soon to compete with Amazon, Google, and Roku. Apple’s tendency to keep its devices premium, however, might only hurt it in the end.

TECH August 26, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Will Feature The Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Chip, Rumored To Launch Oct. 5

A new rumor claims that Google will announce the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on Oct. 5. The flagships feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC but will allegedly drop the headphone jack.

TECH August 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Preorders For Accessories Show That The World Has Already Forgotten The Exploding Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has seemingly achieved the impossible of making the world forget the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco through the Galaxy Note 8. Mobile Fun revealed that preorders for Galaxy Note 8 accessories are trending higher compared to the Galaxy Note 7.

TECH August 26, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Turn Off Audio For Websites

An upcoming Google Chrome feature will allow users to permanently turn off audio for certain websites. The feature is currently undergoing testing, so it should roll out to the internet browser soon.

TECH August 26, 2017

Zebrafish Willingly Work To Get Opioid Doses: Study

Researchers experimented on zebrafish to observe the science of drug addiction and withdrawal. The addicted fish voluntarily worked harder to gain access and self-administer opioids.

SCIENCE August 26, 2017

iPhone 8 Price Starts At $999, Report Claims: Apple Fans, Are Your Wallets Ready?

A report claims that the iPhone 8 price will start at $999, which would make it the most expensive Apple smartphone ever released. The price tag could go as high as $1,199 for the top-end model of the device.

TECH August 26, 2017

The Xbox One X Killed The Original Xbox One: Project Scorpio Edition Preorders Outpace All Other Xbox Models

Microsoft is no longer selling the original Xbox One on its online stores. The company has shifted its focus to the Xbox One X, which set a record pace for preorders of the Project Scorpio Edition.

CULTURE August 26, 2017

Aetna Mailers Accidentally Expose HIV Status Of Thousands Of Clients

On July 28, possibly 12,000 Aetna clients received mailers from the health insurance provider, exposing private medical information. Clients are taking legal action as a result of the serious privacy breach.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Furniture Can Lower Chances Of Successful IVF Pregnancy: Study

Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Samsung Heir Apparent Jay Y. Lee Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Bribery: Is This The End For Samsung?

Samsung heir apparent and de facto leader Jay Y. Lee has been sentenced to five years in prison. What does this mean for South Korea, and does this mean the end of Samsung?

TECH August 26, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launches Taiwan's Earth-Observation Satellite From California

SpaceX successfully launches FORMOSAT-5 satellite aboard its Falcon9 rocket on Aug. 24. Taiwan’s satellite will observe the Earth’s terrain and atmosphere for natural disaster management.

SCIENCE August 26, 2017

Lack Of REM Sleep Linked To Higher Dementia Risk: Signs You Do Not Get Enough Sleep

People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

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