Facebook to Launch ‘Dislike’ Button?

December 17, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Facebook are said to be on the verge of launching a dislike button, with founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing that he is “thinking about” ways to implement such a feature.  Zuckerberg told attendees of a Q&A session in California that it was one of the social network’s most-requested features. Zuckerberg expressed worries that such a feature […]

New HTC Tablet on Way, Says Prolific Leaker

December 17, 2014 | Tags:

HTC are said to be working on an own-branded tablet inspired by the Nexus 9, new leaks have suggested. The rumors come from the Twitter insider @upleaks, which says it has seen a list of new HTC devices for the coming year, which apparently features information about a number of phones as well as the […]

Hackers Hit Sony PlayStation Network

December 17, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Sony have been hit by yet another cyber-attack with gamers being unable to access their online PlayStation store. The news comes a week after their cinema arm was affected by a number of film leaks. A hacker group has already claimed responsibility for the new attack. Visitors attempting to visit the site on Monday were […]

Video Game Pioneer Baer Passes Away

December 16, 2014 | Tags: ,

Ralph Baer, often regarded as the “father of video games”, has died at 92. Baer’s pioneering work resulted in the creation of the Odyssey games console which was launched in 1972. The success of the console led to many other companies making their own consoles. The Odyssey was licensed to television manufacturer Magnavox. Mr. Baer […]

Apple to Improve Maps via Crowdsourcing?

December 16, 2014 | Tags: ,

Reports are suggesting that Apple is to use crowdsourcing to improve its Maps service. The rumors started to emerge when a vacancy for a Maps Community Client Software Engineer was advertised. The job description says that the company is “building and extending the Maps application to allow [it] to crowdsource improvements to the Maps experience”. […]

Samsung S6 Rumors Gathering Momentum

December 16, 2014 | Tags:

Samsung fans are starting to speculate about what the S6 will offer, after a leaked screenshot showed a device with a 20MP rear camera, a 5.5 inch screen with a 1,4440×2,560 pixel display and a 64-bit octa-core processor. The screenshot was leaked by the Chinese website CNMO from the database of the benchmarking site AnTuTu. […]

North Korea Denies Being Behind Sony Pictures Leak

December 15, 2014 | Tags: ,

Reports are claiming that a North Korean diplomat has said that the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was nothing to do with the country he represents. A number of films were leaked online before their release recently, with many experts predicting that the act was due to a new film about North Korean leader Kim […]

Australian Retailers Ban GTA 5, US Stores to Follow Suit?

December 15, 2014 | Tags: ,

A number of retailers in Australia have effectively banned Grand Theft Auto 5 after concerns were raised that it portrayed women in a poor light. Target and Kmart stores have pulled the game after a petition was launched against it and attracted 40,000 supporters. The game – which apparently depicts violence against women – was […]

Apple iTunes Case May Collapse

December 15, 2014 | Tags:

A high-profile trial based on claims that Apple abused their position as leaders of the digital music industry may be on the verge of collapsing. Apple is accused of forcing its customers to buy music from its iTunes Store by making it impossible to play tracks purchased elsewhere on its iPods. The company is faced […]

Twitter Enhances Abuse-Reporting Services

December 10, 2014 | Tags: ,

Social media giant Twitter has released a number of improvements to its harassment and abuse reporting services. The micro-blogging service has made it easier for users to report harassment and abuse via mobile after pressure from governments across the world. Users won’t need to provide as much in-depth information about initial complaints and are now […]