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Top 5 Best Technology Law Firms in Chicago, IL in 2018

The rise in data privacy lawsuits, as well as lawsuits relating to infringement of patent, trademark and copyrights, a handful of technology law firms in Chicago have grown to make a formidable name for themselves, effectively representing and advising clients in matters relating to copyright, domains, patent, social media, trademarks, trade secrets and more.

Tech

Football Fan Day Canceled Over Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease Outbreak

According to West Virginia University authorities, five football players were found to have a hand, foot, and mouth disease. As a result, a scheduled Fan Day has been canceled for the safety of all involved.

Health

OnePlus 6T To Launch This October As A T-Mobile Exclusive

Chinese brand OnePlus is partnering with famous American carrier T-Mobile for OnePlus 6T. This will enable people to get the highly anticipated phone from the nearest T-Mobile storefront or through its website.

Tech

Newborn Surrounded By IVF Needles In Viral Photo

The photo of a newborn surrounded by IVF syringes is going viral for its unique and inspiring concept. The syringes symbolize the four years, seven attempts, three miscarriages, and over 1,600 shots it took just to have her.

Feature

North Carolina Couple Finds Megalodon Tooth While Strolling On The Beach

The megalodon was one of the largest predators that ever lived. Before the many incredible discoveries of megalodon teeth, including the one recently found by a North Carolina couple, people thought they were dragon tongue or moon rocks.

Science

Google Goggles Is Now Officially Dead — Install Google Lens Instead

Google Goggles is officially dead. Google has punted its ancient visual search platform into the sunset, telling users to download and install Google Lens instead, which offers a vastly better experience.

Tech

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Netflix Now Reportedly Testing Ads

The golden age of streaming might finally be coming to a halt. Netflix is now the latest service to experiment with in-show ads, disrupting users’ binge-watching sessions with commercials for its own shows.

Tech

Discovery Of Water-Worlds Increases Chances Of Finding Alien Life

A group of Harvard Scientists found that there are exoplanets that contained more water than Earth. The scientists said these water-worlds are bigger than our planet, suggesting that they could also support life just like Earth.

Science

Google To Launch New Version Of Chromecast With Bluetooth, Stronger Wi-Fi

An amended FCC filing reveals Google will soon release an updated Chromecast device with better Wi-Fi and expanded Bluetooth support. Details such as pricing and release date remain uncertain, though.

Tech

NASA Worries For Mars Opportunity Rover Amid Massive Dust Storm, But All Hope Not Yet Lost

NASA admitted that it may have already lost the Opportunity rover, as it has remained silent since June 10 amid the massive dust storm that has enveloped Mars. However, all hope is not yet lost.

Science

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Release Date For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Pushed Back To November

Toys for Bob studio head Paul Yan announced that the release date of 'Spyro Reignited Trilogy' for Xbox One and PS4 has been moved to Nov. 13. The game was originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 21.

Culture

Valve Launches Twitch Competitor Steam TV: Everything You Need To Know

Valve is set to release a new streaming service that could potentially be the biggest rival of Twitch. The Steam TV launch is expected to coincide with The International tournament, one of the biggest eSports competitions in the world.

Culture August 18, 2018

HBO Picks Up Full Season Of ‘Watchmen’ From The Creator Of ‘Lost’ And ‘The Leftovers’

HBO has picked up ‘Watchmen’ for a full season, expected to the debut sometime in 2019. The series, helmed by 'Lost' creator Damon Lindelof, will stray from the original material but remain faithful to it.

Culture August 18, 2018

NASA Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Beaker The Muppet, Yoshi, And Cookie Monster On Mars

A camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter transmitted images that showed sand and rocks taking the shape of a Muppet. The image was posted on Twitter, and netizens joined in, spotting other adorable figures from it.

Science August 18, 2018

Gmail For Mobile Gets Confidential Mode: What It’s For And How To Use It

Confidential Mode, introduced as part of the new Gmail, has arrived on mobile. Gmail for Android users can now send confidential emails, complete with expiration dates and SMS passcodes.

Tech August 18, 2018

Fireball 40 Times Brighter Than Full Moon Swooshed Pass The Alabama Sky

Numerous eyewitnesses saw an extremely bright fireball over SouthEast Alabama on Thursday night. NASA Meteor Watch said a small asteroid of about 6 feet in diameter caused the fireball.

Science August 18, 2018

Exposure To This Pesticide During Pregnancy Might Lead To Autism

A new study found that exposure to DDT in pregnant women can increase the risk of developing autism in children. The infamous agent was already banned in many countries during the 1960s.

Health August 18, 2018

Google Home With Display Launching Later This Year To Compete With Amazon Echo Show

Google is expected to release a Google Home with display features before Christmas in the hopes of competing directly with the Amazon Echo Show. Google Home will be packed with a touchscreen display and will likely lean on voice commands.

Tech August 18, 2018

Tropico 6 Release Date Delayed to January 2019 For PC, Summer 2019 For Consoles

Kalypso Media announced that 'Tropico 6' for PC will be launched in January 2019. However, PlayStation and Xbox One users will have to wait until the summer of 2019 to enjoy the game.

Culture August 18, 2018

FDA Approves Device For OCD Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation was previously approved by the FDA as a means to treat depression and headaches. Now, the FDA just approved a TMS device to help patients with OCD.

Health August 18, 2018

What Are The Chances That 'Overwatch' And 'StarCraft II' Will Launch On Nintendo Switch?

'Diablo III' will launch on the Nintendo Switch as the first Blizzard game for a Nintendo console in 15 years. Does this open up the possibility for 'Overwatch' and 'StarCraft II' ports?

Culture August 18, 2018

Nokia To Unveil 'Most Awaited Phone' On Aug. 21: Is It The Nokia 9?

Nokia will unveil its much-awaited flagship unit on Aug. 21. While details about the new phone remain unclear, many are expecting that Nokia will launch the Nokia 9.

Tech August 18, 2018

Low- And High- Carbohydrate Diets Linked To Greater Death Risk: 25-Year Study

How does a low-calorie diet fare when it comes to mortality risk? Not too well, but it may depend on the type of protein and fat one consumes.

Health August 18, 2018

WhatsApp Users Will Get Unlimited Google Drive Storage For Backups

Google Drive will award WhatsApp users unlimited backup storage for Whats-App-related data starting on Nov. 12. WhatsApp is among the most popular chat apps in the world with more than 1.5 billion users.

Tech August 18, 2018

Counter-Strike: GO Brings Back The Versatile, Affordable, And Iconic MP5

The iconic MP5 has returned to 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' following huge demands for its comeback. The MP5 will return as MP5-SD as a cheaper option to the MP7.

Culture August 18, 2018

CDC Releases Graphic Novel About Variant Flu And Disease Detective Work

What could a CDC- and USDA-released graphic novel possibly be about? Naturally, it's about a mystery illness and the meticulous disease detective work that happens during outbreaks.

Feature August 17, 2018

New Super Mario Bros. U Port Reportedly Coming To Nintendo Switch, But Should It?

Multiple sources suggest that the Switch is getting another Wii U port: 'New Super Mario Bros. U.' The game is going to come with brand-new content, apparently.

Culture August 17, 2018

MoviePass Update: New Plan Only Lets You See 3 Films Per Month, With Limited Daily Selection

MoviePass is now officially rolling out its new subscriber plan, which will restrict customers to just three films per month, unlike yesteryear’s watch-till-you-drop plan. It gets worse.

Culture August 17, 2018

Google Adds Subtopics To Featured Snippets In Search

Google Search just got a little bit better. Featured Snippets now display relevant subtopics because Google knows you’re too lazy to search for them yourself.

Tech August 17, 2018

ARM Expects 2019 Deimos And 2020 Hercules Chips To Outperform Intel

With HP and Asus adopting ARM chips on their devices, ARM is confident that the Deimos and Hercules chips will challenge Intel in the next couple of years. Deimos will debut in 2019 while Hercules will hit the market in 2020.

Tech August 17, 2018

New Study Suggests The Earth Has More Than 1 Moon

Scientists have discovered that mini-moons are orbiting the Earth. Researchers believe that it could provide a better understanding on what makes up asteroids. However, finding the objects could be a challenge because of its small size.

Science August 17, 2018

How Common Are Phantom Smells, Or Smelling Things That Aren’t There?

If you smell rotten eggs, garbage, or spoiled food even when they aren’t there, you might be experiencing what’s called as phantom smells. This shouldn’t be ignored, according to a new study.

Health August 17, 2018

Intense 'Battlefield V' Devastation Of Rotterdam Trailer Teases Battle Royale Mode

Electronic Arts together with DICE released the Gamescom 2018 trailer of 'Battlefield V,' which will be shown in next week's Gamescom. Gamescom will take place in Cologne, Germany from Aug. 21 to 25.

Culture August 17, 2018

Heat Waves Occur In Our Oceans, Too — And They’re Getting Worse

Oceans are now experiencing intense heat waves. A record-breaking temperature was recorded off the San Diego Coast and is expected to significantly impact marine life especially coral reefs and kelp forests.

Science August 17, 2018

PlayStation VR Sales Still Going Strong With 3 Million Units Sold

PlayStation VR systems have reached a milestone with around 3 million units sold worldwide. In addition, the company said around 21.9 million VR games were sold around the world as well.

Culture August 17, 2018

'Cursed' Cheese Found In Egyptian Tomb Might Be The World's Oldest

Researchers reveal that the strange mass they found in an Egyptian tomb was likely a 3,000-year-old cheese. It is, however, 'cursed' with a harmful bacteria infestation.

Science August 17, 2018

Google Is Making It Easier For Android To Support Hearing Aids

Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.

Tech August 17, 2018

Android Messages App Gets Dark Mode In New Update

Android Messages is rolling out a new version that features a helpful dark mode. The said mode transforms the interface background color to black, which will undeniably aid its users who want something less bright.

Tech August 17, 2018

St. Louis University Will Deploy Over 2,300 Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speakers In Student Rooms

Students of SLU will have quick access to important school-related information with the help of Echo Dot smart speakers. SLU has placed more than 2,300 units in every student living place in the university.

Tech August 17, 2018

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Unveiled: World's Slimmest Gaming Laptop Packs A Punch

Following the release of the Zephyrus M in April, Asus took another leap forward after unwrapping the Zephyrus S. With a 14.95 to 15.75 mm frame, the Zephyrus S is considered as the slimmest gaming laptop in the world.

Tech August 17, 2018

Apple Hacked By Teenager Who Placed 90 GB Of Secure Files In A Folder Named 'Hacky Hack Hack'

A 16-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to infiltrating Apple's servers. The Australian student accessed customer accounts and stole 90 GB worth of secure files, which he amusingly placed in a folder named 'hacky hack hack.'

Tech August 17, 2018

Treasure In 'Pokémon' Cards: Unopened First Edition Box Sold For $56,000

An auction for an unopened box of First Edition 'Pokémon' cards started at $20,000 and ended at $56,000. The winner is likely hoping that the box contains a foil Charizard, one of which sold for $55,000 last year.

Culture August 17, 2018

PUBG Mobile Celebrates 100 Million Downloads With Two Massive eSports Events

'PUBG Mobile' has just hit 100 million downloads on App Store and Google Play. To commemorate this milestone, Tencent Games is organizing two big eSports events named the Player Well Known Invitational and Player Well Known Championship.

Culture August 17, 2018

Scientists Figure Out How To Quickly Make Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

Magnesite is capable of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help fight climate change, but it is very slow to form naturally. Scientists, fortunately, have figured out a way to make the mineral in the lab cheaper and faster.

Science August 17, 2018

2019 Ford Ranger Price Starts At $25,395: Order Books Now Open, For Delivery This Year

Ford enthusiasts can now order the Ford Ranger pickup truck, which will mark its return after a seven-year hiatus. The Ranger, which will be available for delivery next year, has a starting price of $25,395.

Tech August 17, 2018

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