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Caffeine Alters Sweet Taste Perception And Makes You Crave For Sweets: Study

Caffeine can alter the way we taste food for a period afterward. Although a temporary effect, this means that the taste perception of food or beverages consumed right after caffeine is likely altered.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

US, Canada To Team Up To Find Out What Is Killing Whales

The NOAA and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are teaming up to investigate the deaths of 13 North Atlantic right whales this year. The agencies aim to investigate the 'unusual mortality event' and to look for possible solutions.

SCIENCE August 26, 2017

Women Have More Muscle Endurance Than Men: Study

Men may be faster and stronger but science says women’s muscles can endure activity longer. Women are also less fatigued after enduring long physical activities.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

New Google Tool Can Help Diagnose Clinical Depression

Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) worked together to help Google users who may be suffering from depression. The partnership brings a reliable depression severity diagnosis tool accessible to users.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

Planet Uranus Could Be Full Of Giant Diamonds

Scientists mimicked the intense atmospheric conditions of Uranus to simulate how the ice giant could form diamond rain. The laboratory experiments successfully created tiny gems.

SCIENCE August 25, 2017

Classic RPG 'Secret Of Mana' To Get Full 3D Remake For PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, And PC

Square Enix announced that 'Secret of Mana' will receive a full 3D remake and will be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. What are the changes coming to the classic RPG?

CULTURE August 25, 2017

Human Waste May Be Transformed Into Plastic And Nutrients In Long Space Journeys

Researchers have found a way to recycle biological waste for extended space travel. Astronauts can use their urine and breath to make 3D printer polymers.

SCIENCE August 25, 2017

Should You Buy The Galaxy Note 8, Or Wait For The iPhone 8? Here's Our Answer

Samsung launched preorders for the Galaxy Note 8, while Apple has not yet unveiled the iPhone 8. Should customers in the hunt for a new smartphone buy the Galaxy Note 8 now, or should they wait for the iPhone 8?

TECH August 25, 2017

HTC Still Struggling, So It's Thinking To Sell Or Spin Off Its Vive Virtual Reality Division

HTC, which continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone industry, is reportedly planning to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business. There is also the possibility that HTC will sell the entire company.

TECH August 25, 2017

Xbox Games With Gold September 2017: 'Forza Motorsport 5' And 'Battlefield 3' Are Still Fun To Play

The free Xbox Games with Gold for September 2017 are 'Forza Motorsport 5,' 'Oxenfree,' 'Hydro Thunder Hurricane,' and 'Battlefield 3.' The latter two are for the Xbox 360, but are playable on the Xbox One through the Backward Compatibility feature.

CULTURE August 25, 2017

Missed The 2017 Solar Eclipse? US To Witness One In 2024

Eclipse chasers will not have to wait another century for another total solar eclipse. Some major U.S. cities will witness another total eclipse in April 2024.

FEATURE August 25, 2017

Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table

The Babylonian clay tablet called Plimpton 322 has now been revealed as an ancient trigonometric table. Although it is over 3,000 years old, its mathematical merits still have prospects for improving the modern world.

SCIENCE August 25, 2017

Poor REM Sleep Linked To Increased Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers found that people who experienced lesser amounts of REM sleep are more at risk of developing dementia in the long run. The results of the study show a strong correlation between REM sleep and increased dementia risk.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

KFC's Oculus Rift Game 'The Hard Way' To Be Used To Train Employees, Teach Them How To Fry Chicken

KFC dives into virtual reality, launching an Oculus Rift game called 'The Hard Way.' From the name itself, the fast-food chain intends to use it as a training simulation to teach employees how to make fried chicken the right way.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

This 'Final Fantasy XV' And 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Crossover Is Real: Free Assassin's Festival DLC For FFXV To Launch Aug. 31

Ubisoft and Square Enix revealed that there will be crossover content between 'Final Fantasy XV' and 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' starting this month. In the upcoming free Assassin's Festival DLC, Noctis will be able to move through Lestallum like an Assassin.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

Massive 'Overwatch' Hero Changes Incoming: D.Va Gains New Skill, While Mercy Loses Her Mass Resurrection Ultimate

Massive changes are coming to 'Overwatch' heroes D.Va and Mercy, leading to mixed reactions from players. D.Va will gain a new skill in exchange for a nerfed Defense Matrix, while Mercy will have her ultimate replaced with something better.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

Overwatch Season 6 Will Be Different: What Will Change In The Game's Competitive Mode?

Overwatch Season 6 will be different, as Blizzard will be applying several adjustments to the multiplayer shooter's competitive mode. Among the upcoming changes are shorter seasons, better matchmaking, and tier demotions.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

FTC Approves Amazon’s $13.7 Billion Whole Foods Acquisition: Critics Worry Over Antitrust Issues

The Federal Trade Commission has given Amazon the green light to proceed with its acquisition of Whole Foods, a landmark decision that will put Amazon in the brick-and-mortar map. Critics, however, are disappointed.

TECH August 24, 2017

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Leaks Reveal Swim-Tracking Feature, Price

The new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has been confirmed by none other than the company itself, and based on the current leaks, the wearable will have a $199.99 price tag and swim-tracking features.

TECH August 24, 2017

Samsung Says A Smart Speaker Is On The Way, But Bixby Hasn’t Proven Anything Yet

Samsung has officially confirmed that it’s working on a smart speaker to rival Amazon, Google, and Apple. This device, with Bixby at the center, will focus on connecting smart home devices.

TECH August 24, 2017

Uber Did Better In The Second Quarter Despite All The Drama, But Still Needs To Get Its Act Together Soon

Uber did better in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, as the ride-hailing service booked higher revenues. The company improved its performance despite all the drama and turmoil, but it still needs to solve these problems quickly.

TECH August 24, 2017

The Nintendo Switch Version Of 'Rocket League' Will Feature Exclusive 'Super Mario' And 'Metroid Prime' Cars

The Nintendo Switch version of 'Rocket League' will feature exclusive battle-cars inspired by the 'Super Mario' and 'Metroid Prime' franchises. The game will be released in what is shaping up to be a busy holiday season for the Nintendo Switch.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

iPhone 8 To Make Sure You Never Run Out Of Space With 512 GB Storage: Rumor

If a new iPhone 8 rumor is correct, then Apple fans are in for a treat. A treat in the form of a whopping 512 GB of built-in storage for the upcoming flagship, that is.

TECH August 24, 2017

Here Comes The Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Galaxy Note 7 Customers Will Get Discounts, Gear VR Owners Will Need New Headsets

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, with preorders starting Aug. 24 and the release date set for Sept. 15. The arrival of the smartphone will impact former Galaxy Note 7 owners and current Gear VR users.

TECH August 24, 2017

Microsoft Says It’s Still Talking To Sony About Cross-Play, But Here’s Why It Won’t Happen

Sony is still offish about allowing cross-play support between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But the company, which enjoys near-dominance in the home console market, might have a logical reason for it.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

Elon Musk Unveils The Official SpaceX Spacesuit That’s Seemingly Inspired By Sci-Fi

SpaceX is scheduled to send astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the near future. Elon Musk has shared a photo of what they’re going to wear.

SCIENCE August 24, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Animated Short Features Mei And Her Tragic Backstory: I'm Not Crying, Bro! [Video]

Blizzard released a new animated short for 'Overwatch' titled Rise and Shine. The nearly 10-minute video features Mei and her tragic backstory, as she finds herself alone in EcoPoint Antarctica after a nine-year cryogenic sleep.

CULTURE August 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Now Official: Specs, New Features, Price, And Everything You Need To Know

Samsung has finally unveiled the proper sequel to its ill-fated Note 7. The Galaxy Note 8 boasts an Infinity Display, an S Pen, and top-tier specs, but its price will make you squeamish.

TECH August 24, 2017

Want To Buy Nintendo Switch, 3DS, And Wii U Games With PayPal? Here's How

Attention, Nintendo fans: At long last, you can now buy Switch, 3DS, and Wii U games with PayPal, thanks to the latest integration with the eShop.

CULTURE August 23, 2017

Watch Out, Amazon: Google And Walmart Are Partnering To Enable Voice-Based Shopping

Walmart customers will soon be able to use their Google Home smart speaker to order items. Both companies have entered a partnership that aims to define the future of online shopping.

TECH August 23, 2017

ReplyASAP Freezes Your Kid’s Smartphone Until They Reply: Parents, You’ll No Longer Be Ignored

Frustrated about his son ignoring him, a dad created a messaging app that is both annoying and useful at the same time. It’s called ReplyASAP, an app you can’t close or silence until you respond to the message.

TECH August 23, 2017

DJI Spark Drones Will Not Fly Starting Sept. 1 Unless Owners Install Mandatory Firmware Update

DJI will roll out a firmware update for the Spark after reports that some drones were falling out of the sky. For safety, DJI will prevent Spark drones that have not upgraded their firmware from taking flight starting Sept. 1.

TECH August 23, 2017

Bixby Finally Rolls Out To Over 200 Countries, But Is It Any Better Than Google Assistant?

After facing several months of delays, Samsung has finally rolled out Bixby worldwide to all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners. Its future, however, remains uncertain in part because of Google Assistant’s huge market share.

TECH August 23, 2017

The SNES Classic Edition Features A Secret Trick Gamers Will Love: Here’s How Rewind Works

The SNES Classic Edition is just a little more than a month away, but Nintendo has confirmed several new features ahead of release. One such feature is the ability to rewind games to make sure you don’t die.

CULTURE August 23, 2017

How To Download Android Oreo On Your Pixel Or Nexus Phone Right Now And Why You Should

Android has officially unveiled Oreo, the next major update after Nougat. It’s not available for everyone yet, but you can download it now if you have a compatible device.

TECH August 23, 2017

Alternative Cancer Treatments More Than Double Risk Of Death

Cancer patients who opted to use alternative treatments were found to be at greater risk of dying early compared with their counterparts who use standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Steve Jobs used alternative cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer.

HEALTH August 23, 2017

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition To Launch For Mobile Devices This Year: Touchscreen Controls, Cute Characters, But With The Same Story

Square Enix will launch 'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices this fall. The mobile game will feature the full 'Final Fantasy XV' story, but with Japanese Chibi-style graphics and casual touchscreen controls.

CULTURE August 23, 2017

Bethesda Tags 'Doom,' 'Fallout 4,' And 'Skyrim' VR Editions With 2017 Release Dates

'Doom VFR,' 'Fallout 4 VR,' and 'Skyrim VR' now have release dates, and they're slated for a 2017 launch. In other words, Bethesda is keeping its promise to launch these VR editions before the end of the year.

CULTURE August 23, 2017

NBA 2K18 Needs To Change Its Cover After Kyrie Irving Trade To Boston Celtics: What Can 2K Games Do?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. What will 2K Games do with the cover of 'NBA 2K18,' which features Irving in a Cavaliers uniform?

CULTURE August 23, 2017

Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador SV In Drag Race, Sets Quarter-Mile Record For SUVs

The Tesla Model X outraced the Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race arranged by DragTimes. The electric SUV zoomed through a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest SUV over that distance.

TECH August 23, 2017

New Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Will Throttle All Videos: Net Neutrality On Its Way Out The Door

Verizon replaced its $80 unlimited data plan with new ones that throttle videos. Quality is capped at 480p for smartphones under the $75 Verizon Go Unlimited plan, while the cap is at 720p for the $85 Verizon Beyond Unlimited plan.

TECH August 23, 2017

Google Is Reportedly Developing Smart Headphones: Will It Suffer The Same Fate As The Google Glass?

The latest version of Google’s mobile app has revealed what’s seemingly a new device. Several strings of code in the APK suggest that Google might release a pair of smart headphones, which it refers to as 'Bisto.'

TECH August 22, 2017

Celebrate 10 Years Of 'BioShock' With This $200 Collector's Edition And A 'Return To Rapture' Party

2K Games is celebrating 10 years of 'BioShock' with a $200 collector's edition and a party at PAX West. The developer also created a new YouTube channel, which might soon host the trailer of a new 'BioShock' game.

CULTURE August 22, 2017

What Should You Do With Your Solar Eclipse Glasses? Here Are A Few Do's And Don'ts

With the the phenomenon having come and gone, many are wondering what to do with their solar eclipse glasses. Here are a few do's and don'ts for the special eyewear.

SCIENCE August 22, 2017

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