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Next iPhone might not be that spectacular after all...

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 4:26 pm

The iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary next year and many expect to see something spectacular from Apple. We've heard that Apple's next generation smartphone should be named the iPhone 8 and that it could feature a glass casing and an OLED display that wraps around the edges of the display and wireless charging.




However, new rumors from the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, who first reported that Apple will ditch the headphone jack, say that Apple will stick to their routine. According to them, the next year's iPhone models will be named the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.


The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be updated versions of this year's devices. The basic design should remain the same, meaning no wireless charging or glass casing. The only update should be a new CPU, the A11 chip.

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Samsung confirms Black Pearl; comes with more storage

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 3:33 pm

Rumors were floating around that Samsung plans to launch a new glossy version of the Galaxy S7 edge with more storage.




Now, Samsung has officially confirmed the rumors and announced the Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge. The new glossy color will be exclusive to 128GB versions of the device and debut in select markets on December 9th. There are still no reports if and when it will be available in the US.


The Pearl Black color follows the Blue Coral and Pink Gold editions released earlier this year.

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Pewdiepie to delete his channel later today

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 2:46 pm

UPDATE: Pewdiepie didn't delete his massive 50 million-strong YouTube channel, and it turns out the entire thing was just a big joke. Instead of deleting his main channel, Felix deleted a secondary account--Jacksepticeye2--that only had two videos.


"I am going to delete my channel right now. But you know when you make a joke and it just blows up way bigger than you ever imagined? This was covered by media everywhere. That was it, that was the joke."



Original article is as follows.


Mega popular YouTuber Pewdiepie has hit 50 million subscribers, and plans to make good on his promise to delete his channel.



Felix Kjellberg, aka Pewdiepie, says he will delete his astronomically popular YouTube channel today at 5PM GMT in an effort to raise significant awareness about the current problems YouTubers are facing. Kjellberg, among many popular and up-and-coming YouTube creators, claim the streaming service is making key changes to its algorithms that detrimentally affect their channels.


Pewdiepie suggests that the changes directly affect how viewers are guided to specific channels via the service's "suggested" and "recommended" videos feature, which pulls in a huge portion of views for any given content creator. For an example of how suggested videos work, think of the bar that pops up when you watch a video and suggests more videos from that creator or similar content from other YouTubers. Kjellberg notes that his suggested videos count, which was up to 30% in one period, recently dropped to just 0.7%.

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NASA joins Giphy with almost 500 awesome GIFs

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 2:23 pm

NASA opened an official channel on Giphy and uploaded 462 GIFs. They range from historical moments in space exploration, fascinating views of our planet from space, to newer ones from International Space Station and first images of other planets in our system.




You can find funny GIFs or even learn something while browsing through hundreds of GIFs.


NASA also uploaded a bunch of photos from their archive to Pinterest, so you might want to check that too.

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Nintendo Switch is actually pretty small

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 1:24 pm

We've already reported that Nintendo's new Switch handheld-and-console hybrid rocks a 6.2-inch multi-touch 720p display, but we really haven't had much perspective on the system's actual size. That's until we saw a full grown man hold the Switch, and as you can see, it actually looks pretty small.



The Nintendo Switch showed up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and we got our first real good look at the hybrid handheld system out in the wild. Nintendo's promotional Switch demo announcement reel was pretty clear about its size, but Jimmy's monstrous man-hands shows us a more in-depth look at the Switch's scale--especially when handled by adults.


This perspective is very important. While I wouldn't say the Switch is tiny to the point where we should be concerned--it mostly looks like an all-round good fit for on-the-go gaming--it's important for people to understand size and scale specifics. While Nintendo has said the Switch is a "home console first and foremost," it's pretty much sized as a portable handheld.

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Samsung Pearl Black S7 edge comes with more storage

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 10:25 am

We previously reported that Samsung plans to launch a new glossy version of the Galaxy S7 edge this month. The new color should be similar to the iPhone 7's Jet Black. Samsung's move isn't surprising since the Jet Black color proved to be extremely popular with the buyers of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.




SamMobile reports that Samsung should launch the new version of the phone on December 9th in South Korea. The color, which won't be much different from the Black Onyx, is reportedly named Pearl Black.


However, that won't be the only change. The Korean giant will also expand the internal storage which should now have 128GB. The other specs will remain the same.

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'Spider-Man' comes home in first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 5:25 am

He might have made his debut earlier this year in 'Captain America: Civil War', but expectations are very high on whether Marvel can succesfully integrate Spider-Man into the Cinematic Universe. And in today's first look trailer for the film, it looks promising.



Starring Tom Holland as a younger Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture alongside Marisa Tomei, Logan Marshall-Green, and Zendaya, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' represents the third feature film reboot of the character in just 16 years, but the first under the Marvel films banner.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is due to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide next July.

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Third 'Cloverfield' film revealed & delayed by 8 months

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Dec 8, 2016 11:14 pm

The true relationship between this year's '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the 2008 original was kept a surprise right up until release (and was a huge hit), so it's no surprise that J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company would try and do the same thing again. Except Paramount ruined the surprise.




According to Slash Film, the originally titled 'God Particle' has fallen off the studio's release sheets, replaced with the stand-in title 'Cloverfield Movie (IMAX)' which will now release in October 2017, rather than the earlier announced February release date. According to the synopsis, the film finds the crew members of an orbital space station alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. The arrival of another space shuttle causes consternation as the crew must determine if they're friendly, or hostile.


The temporarily titled 'Cloverfield Movie' will hit 2D and IMAX theatres worldwide on October 27th, 2017.

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Dec 8, 2016 11:01 pm

Former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn died today, December 8th, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was 95.




Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space in 1962 when he flew with the Friendship 7 mission, a part of Project Mercury. His flight made him an instant hero. He received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978 and was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990.


Glenn is also the oldest person to fly in space so far, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs. He was 77 when he flew on Discovery mission in 1998. The purpose of his flight was to study the effects of spaceflight on the elderly. NASA doctors have followed Glenn's health since he first became an astronaut.


He also holds the record for the longest time any astronaut had gone between two spaceflights.

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AMD reboots its drivers with Crimson ReLive Edition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 8, 2016 9:22 pm

AMD really hit its stride throughout 2016, nailing software and driver releases - shifting from a company that was known for not-so-great drivers, to releasing solid drivers all year.




Today, the company has announced its new Crimson ReLive Edition drivers, a new initiative for 2017 - ready for the future of GPUs and games.




The new Crimson ReLive Edition drivers has a central theme of Features, Performance, and Stability - as well as the usual bug fixes, improvements, and more.

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