Top 10 Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome is currently the most-used browser in the world by a long shot. One of the (many) reasons it’s so popular is because of the extensions which expands what you can do with your browser. Here are some of the best Chrome extensions currently out there that you can install today for free: Any.do There are a million things to keep track of on a daily basis and sometimes a piece of paper with scribbles on it simply doesn’t work. Any.do is a very … Continue reading

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Pokémon Go takes the world by storm

Pokemon Go mobile game

The 90s seem to be making a comeback with choker necklaces, mom jeans, yin yang symbols and overalls cropping up all over the place. And now a new Pokémon game has gone viral. What’s next, Tamagotchi? Oh wait, there’s already an app for that. Pokémon Go is free-to-play augmented reality* mobile game from Niantic, the same people who created Ingress. You can now capture, battle, train and trade virtual Pokémon who appear in real world locations. Players physically travel to places within their area to … Continue reading

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5 cool Gmail features to try out today

Google Gmail

These days everyone and their dog has a Gmail account. But, while you might be using it every day, there are many cool (and easy-to-use) features in Gmail that you are likely missing out on. Take a look at some of the best ones available that you can start using immediately: Mass unsubscribe If you’re getting too many emails from a mailing list you’ve subscribed to, there’s a handy link in Gmail next to senders of mass emails’ addresses. Not all emails will have this … Continue reading

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The biggest gaming and hardware news from E3 2016

E3 2016 games consoles Xbox Playstation

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s better known, has come and gone. The much-anticipated E3 was greeted with a lot of excitement as always, and it didn’t disappoint either. It gave us a lot of super cool games and consoles to look forward to in 2016 and 2017. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Los Angeles-based event: Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Project Scorpio Microsoft has wowed gamers with the announcement of the Xbox One S (or Slim). It is … Continue reading

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Apple shows off at WWDC 2016

Apple WWDC 2016

Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) is an event that showcases all of Apple’s products, updates and technologies to software developers and the world. Attendees get hands-on labs with Apple engineers and in-depth sessions about various Apple-related topics. So, what did this year’s conference bring? The return of macOS and the Sierra update The operating system of the Mac, Apple’s personal computer, underwent a name change from OS X to macOS, which is a return to its original name. The current operating system, known as … Continue reading

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Why is everyone talking about bots?

Bots Facebook Messenger Clippy

“Bots” is a word you are likely to see in the news a lot this year. Facebook recently announced the release of a developer platform that allows people to create bots for their Messenger app in an attempt to unify online experiences even further. Microsoft, Telegram, Slack and other big companies have already embraced bots as an integral part of their services through the creation of their own online bot stores. To help keep you in the loop, we delve deeper into what bots are, … Continue reading

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VR, smart assistants and messaging – the Google I/O 2016 lowdown

Google I/O 2016

Google’s much-anticipated annual Innovation in the Open (or I/O) developer conference ran from 18 to 20 May 2016. There was certainly a lot of talk prior to the event about possible Google-related announcements, and a lot of information was squeezed into this three-day get-together. Here is the lowdown on the most vital parts of this year’s event: Allo, Google Assistant and Duo Allo is Google’s new messaging app, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to rival other similar offerings like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram. It … Continue reading

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The soundtrack of your childhood: the music of video games

Music in video games collage

When soundtracks are mentioned, movies and television series are what usually come to mind. However, video games have evolved to include soundtracks that can easily match the subtle art of film scores. And they have an earworm quality to them that can transport you back to a moment in time just like any song on the radio can. Many of us have experienced the instant flood of memories that come from hearing the theme song or coin bling from the cult classic Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading

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The evolution of emojis

In 2015 the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year was not actually a word but rather an emoji. This “tears of joy” one to be specific: A few years ago it would have seemed absurd to give such an honour to a cartoon smiley face but the fact that emojis have become so phenomenally popular in such a short amount of time might have something to do with it. According to a study by SwiftKey (a predictive keyboard and typing app), people used emojis … Continue reading

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Tesla Motors: Shaping the future of electric cars

Tesla Model S electric car at a Supercharger charging station

If you’re a regular on the Internet, you will no doubt have seen the name “Tesla Motors” spring up all over the place. The hype was at its peak during March of this year when Tesla unveiled the prototype for their soon-to-be released Tesla Model 3. Let’s take a look at how Tesla Motors became the trend leader in the ever-expanding world of electric cars and beyond. Tesla Motors is a company dedicated to the continual evolvement of electric cars for use in the mass … Continue reading

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