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Tag: News

Wii U Sold Fewer Units in 2013 than PS4 and Xbox One Sold in Two Months

Wii U Sold Fewer Units in 2013 than PS4 and Xbox One Sold in Two Months
Nintendo continues its downward spiral as it’s game console the Wii U remains unpopular and its profits slump. During the company’s latest earnings call, it became clear just how poorly the Wii U is selling. According to the call, Nintendo sold only 5.86 million units since the Wii U launched.

Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids

Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids
Emojis look cute in your inbox and chat windows, but they reveal nothing about the true nature of the person on the other end. Of course, you can probably vouch for people you actually know. But what about strangers who chat you up because they find your avatar pretty or because they find your username clever? 

Apple to Pay More than $32.5 Million for Kids’ in-App Charges

Apple to Pay More than $32.5 Million for Kids’ in-App Charges
Apple and the FTC have announced a settlement that parents who have been charged money for purchases made by children will appreciate. As a parent with a daughter that likes to play games on my iPhone, I know from experience how some of the apps don’t do a good job telling you what things cost real money in the games.

Innovations in Ink Making Spurs the Advent of New-age Devices

Innovations in Ink Making Spurs the Advent of New-age Devices
Synergistic growth translates into one technology being able to complement the advances in another. The same principle can be applied to the recent innovations in ink making. Its technology is deeply integrated in electronic devices and systems, improving them as a result.

Microsoft Smart Bra Lets You Know When You’re Stress Eating

Microsoft Smart Bra Lets You Know When You’re Stress Eating
Emotional eating is more common than you think. Some people sing their worries away, while others find that they’re calmer when they’re eating a cookie. Then a salad. Then a bowl of noodles. And so on and so forth.

NASA’s Hilarious Response to Mentos and Coke Rocket Proposal

NASA’s Hilarious Response to Mentos and Coke Rocket Proposal
NASA is always out to find new way to propel their rockets. One enterprising geek apparently took it upon himself to send NASA a proposal to power a rocket with a “shit load of Coke” and a bunch of Mentos.

Guy Accidentally Throws Away Hard Drive with $7.5 Million in Bitcoins

Guy Accidentally Throws Away Hard Drive with $7.5 Million in Bitcoins
Backing up your hard drive is always good advice and this story should drive the point home. Do not let this happen to you. British IT professional James Howells mined 7,500 Bitcoins back in 2009. Then he completely forgot about them.

Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing

Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing
The number of soldiers on both sides of WWII that were killed or went missing is just staggering. Now, the mystery surrounding one RAF pilot and what happened to him and his plane has been solved after 70 years.

Turtle Missing for 30 Years Found in Locked Storage Room – Alive!

Turtle Missing for 30 Years Found in Locked Storage Room – Alive!
When it comes to pets, most people stick with dogs and cats. Some folks out there want something a bit different like snakes or turtles. A family from Brazil had a pet turtle, but lost it many years ago.

Tornado Wrecks This Guy’s Home, but Don’t Worry, His PS4 Is Fine

Tornado Wrecks This Guy’s Home, but Don’t Worry, His PS4 Is Fine
This past weekend, the U.S. Midwest was struck by some really nasty tornadoes. As tornadoes will do, they caused some very bad destruction in the areas and some even lost their lives. Tornadoes are pretty scary and they can destroy everything you have in just seconds.

Sony Has Sold 80M PS3 Consoles Globally: A Tall Hill to Climb for PS4

Sony Has Sold 80M PS3 Consoles Globally: A Tall Hill to Climb for PS4
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 game console has hit a significant milestone for sales around the world. The company says that the device has reached 80 million units sold around the world since it launched in November of 2006.

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass
A San Diego driver was cruising down the street recently wearing her Google Glass Explorer headset and was pulled over by the police. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was primarily pulled over for going 80 in a 65mph zone, but the California Highway Patrol officer also issued her a citation for wearing the Google Glass device.

Ubisoft Uplay Passport Is Dead: Online Gaming for All!

Ubisoft Uplay Passport Is Dead: Online Gaming for All!
Like most gamers, I have a love-hate relationship with game publishers. I love that they bring cool games market for us to enjoy, but hate the often idiotic ways they try and prevent piracy and secondhand video game sales.

Magic Restroom Cafe Serves up Crappy Food

Magic Restroom Cafe Serves up Crappy Food
There’s just something incredibly wrong about eating while you’re in the bathroom, especially when you’re taking a dump. Toilet-related activities and eating just don’t mix, but that’s exactly what the Magic Restroom Cafe wants to change your mind about, because that’s the theme the unusual restaurant is going with.

Man Sells Fake Medical Tricorder For $800,000

Man Sells Fake Medical Tricorder For $800,000
An Illinois man named Howard Leventhal persuaded a company to help finance “Heltheo’s McCoy Home Health Tablet”. Yes it sounds as bad as it is. This is a fake health device that’s based loosely on the medical Tricorder that McCoy used on Star Trek.

Twitter IPO Coming Soon: Get Ready to Buy in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter IPO Coming Soon: Get Ready to Buy in 140 Characters or Less
There’s always some excitement when a tech company finally makes its IPO. The most notable, at least recently, was Facebook’s. Now, Twitter is set to have their own IPO, right around Thanksgiving.