ALL POSTS BY Erik Pineda

Fortnite Battle Royale's Success Could Spell The Doom Of Epic Games' Other Game 'Paragon'

Epic Games said 'Fortnite Battle Royale' is a monumental success, which could lead to the likely death of the 'Paragon.' The latter is yet to become a “mainstream success” and progress has slowed down, no thanks to the rising popularity of 'Fortnite.'.

Video Games

Apple Rolls Out Sixth iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5 Beta Builds To Developers

Apple has released beta 6 of iOS 11.25 and tvOS 11.2.5 that mostly consist of low-key feature enhancements and bug fixes. The OS beta versions are available to developers and public testers, hinting of an upcoming release date.


Apple Employees Get $2,500 Bonuses In Stock Following New Tax Law

Apple will give out $2,500 bonuses in the coming months that will come in the form of restricted stock units. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that 'all individual contributors' to the company business will be eligible for the stock award.


Google's Arts & Culture App Goes Viral, But Raises Privacy Concerns

Google’s Art & Culture app has gone viral for its cool feature of matching ordinary user selfies with famous artworks. Its newfound popularity, however, came with concerns that the app could end up as a serious threat to privacy.


Google Chrome Hit By Malicious Extensions, Reached 500,000 Combined Downloads Before They Were Removed

Four malicious extensions have been detected recently on Google Chrome web browser that potentially exposed 500,000 users. The extensions were believed to have been used for a click-fraud scam operation, security firm ICEBRG reported.

Google January 17, 2018

Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' DLC Q&A Reveals Release Date And More Details

Ubisoft will provide two DLCs for the 'Assassin’s Creed Origins' starting next week. 'The Hidden Ones' will arrive on Jan. 23 while 'The Curse of the Pharaohs' will deploy on March 6, costing $10 and $20, respectively.

Video Games January 17, 2018

Some 2019 Toyota, Lexus Vehicles Will Feature Apple's CarPlay

When the 2019 Toyota Avalon rolls out next year, the Apple CarPlay will be part of the package. CarPlay will make Toyota-made car models, which include Lexus vehicles, more smartphone-friendly and will allow the carmaker to catch up with rivals.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

It's Been 10 Years Since Steve Jobs Unwrapped The MacBook Air

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air in January 2008 and was hailed a game-changer and harbinger of things to come from Apple. The super-thin notebook still sells but it’s just a shadow of what it used to be.

Apple January 16, 2018

LG G7 Delayed To April As CEO Orders Employees To 'Start Over' With Flagship Phone

The LG G7 will not unveil at the MWC 2018 in February. LG is reworking the upcoming flagship, indicating both the introduction and release date will be pushed. The handset debut is not expected until April this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2018

Xbox One Guide: How To Pin Games, Apps To Your Home Screen

Take control of the Xbox One Home screen by creating pins for games and applications. Pins provide a way to reorganize and personalize the gaming console, and at the same time provide easy access to preferred contents and items.

Microsoft January 15, 2018

Google Home Max Owners Report That Smart Speaker Kills Wi-Fi Networks

Multiple users have reported of networking issues that apparently were caused by the Google Home Max. The smart speaker appeared to be crashing the TP-Link Archer C7 router, a problem that Google has confirmed and is currently investigating.

Google January 15, 2018

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Ford Ranger With Trail Control, Automatic Emergency Brakes Unveiled

Ford is reintroducing the 2019 Ford Ranger. Revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the midsize truck will impress with Trail Control and Emergency Brakes as headlining features and will duke it out with the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado.

Car Tech January 15, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Heading To The Nintendo Switch, Bringing Funky Kong Along

Nintendo will rerelease the 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze' for the Nintendo Switch platform with 'Funky Kong' as part of the package. Revealed via the Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast, the game release date is set on May 4.

Video Games January 12, 2018

It's Official: Skype Is Getting End-To-End Encryption

Skype plans to soon roll out Private Conversations, a new messaging feature protected by end-to-end encryption. Microsoft is collaborating with Signal Protocol to make privileged communications possible with Skype, and perhaps catch up with rivals Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Apps/Software January 12, 2018

Google Compiles List Of Chromebooks Vulnerable To Meltdown: Here's What You Need To Know

Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.

Google January 12, 2018

Asus Unveils The ROG Bezel-Free Kit That Melds Multiple Monitors Into One

Asus unveiled the ROG Bezel-Free Kit at the CES 2018 this week. The solution will blur the seams between interconnected monitors, creating an illusion of continuous widescreen display with the use of polymethylmethacrylate lenses.

Gadgets January 12, 2018

New macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allows Access To App Store System Preferences With Any Password

A security bug on the macOS High Sierra was detected on version 10.13.2. The App Store System Preferences will easily unlock when logged in as an administrator and using any password as claimed in a bug report on Open Radar.

Apple January 12, 2018

Future Samsung Phones To Have Unlocked FM Radio Chips: What This Means For You

Samsung will unlock the FM radio chip on new Samsung handsets, possibly starting with the 2018 flagship Galaxy S9. The deal with NextRadio is poised to make Samsung phones an indispensable emergency tool in the United States and Canada.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 11, 2018

Future Toyota, Lexus Cars To Come With Amazon Alexa On Board

Alexa is coming to select Toyota and Lexus models soon. Amazon’s personal digital assistant will be part of the car features for new vehicles that Toyota will introduce this year, as announced at the CES 2018.

Car Tech January 10, 2018

Xbox One Update Preview Reveals Next Achievements, Do Not Disturb, Mini Game Hubs, And More

Microsoft said the Xbox One is getting an update soon and beta testing of the feature jumps have already commenced. Testers of firmware update 1802.180105-1503 stand to experience a more exciting gameplay, courtesy of the cool new features.

Gadgets January 10, 2018

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