Volvo’s Keyless Cars Due In 2017

Volvo has announced their new revision of the traditional car key, with a trial of their new keyless cars beginning this Spring. Some of the newest cars currently available have replaced the car key with a bluetooth key fob. Now, Volvo is trialing the removal of the key fob altogether, and replacing it with yourContinue reading “Volvo’s Keyless Cars Due In 2017”

PC Gaming Show Returning to E3 2016

The PC Gaming Show will return for the second time to E3 this year. The show is a computer gaming showcase produced by the gaming publication PC Gamer with sponsors such as AMD. This event will include some of the most exciting creators in gaming sharing new information about what they’ve been up to along with new footageContinue reading “PC Gaming Show Returning to E3 2016”

New MSI GT72S Laptop Utilizes Enhanced Eye-Tracking Capabilities

Complete information for MSI’s next flagship laptop, the GT72S G Tobii, has been released. In addition to the impressive specifications, the laptop comes with Tobii’s eye-tracking sensor technology. There are additional sensors which track your eye movement, and translate that movement into commands for compatible apps and games. Three near-IR illuminators are situated below the laptop’sContinue reading “New MSI GT72S Laptop Utilizes Enhanced Eye-Tracking Capabilities”

Windows 10 Upgrade Now Considered Recommended

The free Windows 10 upgrade has been changed from an optional upgrade to a recommended upgrade. The upgrade could automatically start installing itself when Windows Update next runs. In a blog post in October last year, it was announced “Early next year, we expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a “Recommended Update.” The automaticContinue reading “Windows 10 Upgrade Now Considered Recommended”

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Revealed

Lego has released a teaser trailer for their newest Star Wars game, this time focusing on the recent Episode 7. The teaser trailer recreates the Star Wars: The Force Awakens original trailer, but with the usual Lego style of mishaps and humor mixed in. The game will bring some untold adventures in the form ofContinue reading “Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Revealed”

Bethesda Announces E3 2016 Conference Presence

In an announcement via Twitter, Bethesda announced that they will be holding a showcase at E3 2016. With the simple tagline ‘Are you Game?,’ could they be suggesting some major announcements? The accompanying image includes a range of characters from previous Bethesda titles, including Skyrim, the Fallout franchise, and Dishonored, among many others. —Continue reading “Bethesda Announces E3 2016 Conference Presence”

Chrome Browser Will Get Faster With Brotli

Google is bringing a data compression algorithm which was released in September 2015 to the Chrome browser. The Brotli compression algorithm compresses data, such as fonts and other intensive elements, more efficiently which results in faster load times. This will see a speed boost of 20 to 26 percent. This new algorithm replaces the two-year oldContinue reading “Chrome Browser Will Get Faster With Brotli”

Netflix to Implement Geoblocking

The video-streaming service Netflix has plans to prevent users from accessing content which is not available in their home country. “In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are”, David Fullagar, Vice President of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix said in aContinue reading “Netflix to Implement Geoblocking”

WiFi HaLow, a Future Low-Power Network

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global certification network, unveiled a low-power and long-distance Wi-Fi connection dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow (pronounced ‘halo’). This was designed specifically for low-power devices which will power our smart cities and homes. HaLow is an extension on the next Wi-Fi standard, IEEE 802.11ah, which will be released in a few years. It will operate atContinue reading “WiFi HaLow, a Future Low-Power Network”

Oculus Touch Delayed

The Oculus Touch hand-held VR controller, which was originally slated to arrive with the Oculus Rift VR headset during the first quarter of this year, has been delayed until the second half of 2016. The company announced this in a blog post stating “On Touch hardware, we’ve made significant advances in ergonomics, and we’re implementing manyContinue reading “Oculus Touch Delayed”

GOTPass Could Replace Passwords

Keeping our online accounts secure means using a long and complex password or multi-factor authentication. Researchers at Plymouth University have devised an easy to remember password-free login system called GOTPass. To set-up the system the first time, users need to draw a pattern on a 4×4 grid similar to Android’s unlock method. Next, the user willContinue reading “GOTPass Could Replace Passwords”

Urine Filled Socks Generate Power

Researchers from the UK have been experimenting with microbial fuel cells and urine in order to generate power. The team has created the first wearable energy generator system powered by microbial fuel cell technology in the form of a pair of socks. The system is designed to circulate the urine through the fuel cells as youContinue reading “Urine Filled Socks Generate Power”