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This Hacked Calculator Is Every Students Dream Come True

Our modern day devices are a bit too smart which is why when it comes to exams, schools typically only allow certain preapproved electronics like scientific/financial calculators. These calculators are smart in the sense that they can pull off a ton of calculations, but due to the fact that they are offline, it makes it rather difficult to cheat with it. Or are they? In a video (that has since been made private) uploaded to Neutrinos YouTube page , it shows how the humble Casio scientific calcul

13 Jul 2020 5:48 am
LinkedIn Hit With Lawsuit For Reading Apple Users Clipboard Data

One of the features that Apple introduced in iOS 14 that improves on user privacy, is that the OS will notify users whenever their clipboard has been accessed by an app. This is make it a more transparent process so that users know which apps are accessing data on their devices, in case they werent aware before. Thanks to this feature, a recent study has actually shown that there are more than 50 apps, some of them extremely popular, which were accessing clipboard data without the users knowledg

13 Jul 2020 5:47 am
Inventor Creates A Virtual Time Machine That Lets Him Travel Back In Time

Time machines are usually the stuff of science fiction, and whether or not this is something that humans will be able to achieve one day is really anyones guess. However, inventor Lucas has created a pretty awesome alternative, where through devices like Snaps Spectacles, he has created a virtual time machine that lets him travel back in the time in a manner of speaking. Basically what Lucas has done is while wearing the Snap Spectacles, he has recorded his life and using that recorded footage,

13 Jul 2020 5:46 am
Lenovo Could Be Working On An Answer To Apples Sidecar

One of the advantages of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that the company tightly integrates its products with one another. Take for example, with macOS and an iPad, users will be able to use a feature called Sidecar that allows the iPad to double as an external secondary display which can come in handy for various situations. Now it looks like Lenovo could be planning something similar, where according to a tweet by Evan Blass, it seems that Lenovo could be working on a hybrid device of sort

13 Jul 2020 5:40 am
Pixel 4a Could Come In A 5G Variant After All

Google is set to launch their new smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. Initially, there were rumors that the handset could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which meant that the phone would not support 5G. This was a bit disappointing. However, according to some digging by 9to5Google, they have discovered that there could be a Pixel 4a handset with support for 5G, but this is where it gets a little strange. It would seem that Google could have

13 Jul 2020 5:39 am
Chrome For Mac Will Soon Stop Being Such A Battery Hog

Googles Chrome browser has been known to be something of a battery hog, especially on Mac computers where it seems to drain battery a lot faster compared to other browsers, like Apples Safari. However, the good news for Mac users is that it looks like Google will finally be doing something about it. In a report from The Wall Street Journal , it seems that Google will be making some changes to Chrome under the hood that should improve battery life on Mac computers by a bit. This will come in the

13 Jul 2020 5:38 am
AirPlay Could Soon Get A Lot Smarter By Predicting The Devices You Want To Use

AirPlay is basically Apples answer to Bluetooth, where users can stream content from one device to another, assuming they support the AirPlay standard. For example, through AirPlay, users will be able to stream movies, videos, or music from their iPhone or iPad or Mac computer to another device, like speakers, the Apple TV, and so on. It pretty much works as intended, but it doesnt mean that it is perfect. In fact, a patent that was discovered by AppleInsider suggests that Apple wants AirPlay to

11 Jul 2020 8:39 am
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Pricing Might Surprise You

Phones over the years have gone up in price where these days, seeing a flagship priced over the $1,000 mark hardly comes as a surprise. However, there is some good news for would-be Galaxy Note 20 customers because if the rumors are to be believed, it might actually end up being cheaper than the Galaxy Note 10. To give you some context, the highest end Galaxy Note 10 model, the Note 10 Plus, was priced at 1.5 million won which roughly converts to $1,250. However, if the rumors are true, the Note

11 Jul 2020 8:38 am
The iPhone 12s Display Could Be Rather Disappointing

Ever since Apple launched the iPad Pro with its 120Hz ProMotion display, many have wondered if the tech would ever find its way to the iPhone. The rumors initially claimed that this could happen with the iPhone 12 this year, but now according to leakster Max Weinbach, that could change for the worse. This is because according to Weinbach, he claims that during the testing of the 120Hz, the tech has apparently not fared too well and failed 3 out of 20 tests, which apparently isnt good enough for

11 Jul 2020 8:37 am
Far Cry 6 Teased With Very Iconic Villain

There have been rumors that Ubisoft is working on a new Far Cry game, and it looks like those rumors have since been proven true as the company has shared a very short teaser video on Twitter in which they reveal the games upcoming villain. This is particularly exciting as this is a person that many, many people are no doubt familiar with. The person portraying the new villain in Far Cry 6 is none other than Giancarlo Esposito, who many might know as Gus Fring from Breaking Bad and Better Call S

11 Jul 2020 7:19 am
Dont Use A Camera Cover With Your MacBook

Due to a lot of computers and laptops these days coming with built-in webcams, were sure that there are also some users who might be concerned with the privacy implications that this might have. This is because there might be some who are concerned that hackers could somehow access the cameras on their devices to spy on them. This has resulted in users buying camera cover accessories to block the cameras on their laptops and removing them only when they need to use them. However, it seems that A

11 Jul 2020 7:18 am
Lenses For Apples AR Glasses Reportedly Enters Trial Production

We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Apple has been working on a pair of AR glasses. When exactly it will launch remains to be seen, but it seems that we could be inching closer towards it being released because according to a report from The Information (paywall), it seems that trial production could be starting soon. The report claims that Apple has been working on semi-transparent lenses and that these lenses have passed the prototype stage and have moved to trial production. The

11 Jul 2020 7:17 am
Facebook Could Be Planning To Temporarily Pause Political Ads

Companies like Facebook make some of their money through advertising, and with the sheer number of users on their platforms, they certainly are a very attractive platform to advertise products and services. This is why it doesnt come as a surprise that politicians are also using Facebook to advertise their campaigns. However, according to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook could be considering hitting the pause button on political ads leading up to the elections. The report claims that Facebook i

11 Jul 2020 5:51 am
Wrongful Arrest In Detroit Linked To Facial Recognition

Countries like China have implemented technology like facial recognition to help with law enforcement, and weve seen how it has actually come in handy, like when the tech helped police spot a suspect in a crowd during a pop concert . However, this does not mean that facial recognition is reliable. There have been multiple reports and studies done that suggests that facial recognition tech is far from accurate and tends to be biased, and it looks like another example has surfaced over in Detroit.

11 Jul 2020 5:51 am
YouTube Ads Are About To Get More Annoying

A lot of YouTube videos come with ads, and for longer videos, there can be multiple videos, such as in the middle of a video. These mid-roll ads used to be typically reserved for videos longer than 10 minutes, but it seems that YouTube is changing those requirements and now videos 8 minutes or longer will qualify. According to YouTube, Today, only videos longer than 10 minutes are eligible for mid-roll ads. Starting in late July, videos that are longer than eight minutes will be eligible for mid

11 Jul 2020 5:49 am
ARM-Based MacBook Air Could Be Cheaper Than The Intel Version

Without a doubt, many are wondering what Apples shift to their own custom ARM chipsets could mean in terms of pricing. Will Apples ARM computers cost more than Intel computers? According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he speculates that there is a chance that it could actually be cheaper, and that we could actually be seeing a cheaper MacBook Air launch either later this year or 2021. According to Kuo, In an optimistic scenario, if Apple lowers the price of Apple Silicons MacBook Air to reflect the co

10 Jul 2020 7:29 pm
14-inch And 16-inch ARM MacBook Pros Coming In 2021

During WWDC 2020, Apple announced that they would be transitioning away from Intel processors to custom ARM-based chipsets . It is largely expected that the first ARM-based MacBook Pro will be arriving later in the year, and now thanks to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we might have an idea of what to expect in 2021. According to Kuos latest research note, he claims that in 2021, Apple will be launching 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that will use the new ARM chipset, while the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro wi

10 Jul 2020 7:28 pm
iPhone 12 Pro Models To Come With 6GB Of RAM

When it comes to RAM on the iPhone, Apple hasnt exactly rushed to try and cram as much RAM as possible into their handsets. This has been a slight point of contention amongst iPhone users who feel that their devices could benefit from extra RAM, and the good news is that Apple is willing to oblige. According to a tweet by @L0vetodream, it alleges that for the iPhone 12 Pro models, they are expected to come with as much as 6GB of RAM. This will be an upgrade over its predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pr

10 Jul 2020 7:27 pm
Crash Bandicoot Will Be Coming To Mobile As A Runner Game

Endless runners are fun, but after a while, it tends to get stale due to the fact that there is really no end game. This means that players essentially keep playing until theyre bored and get a score as high as they possibly can, and this is something that Crash Bandicoot: On The Run is hoping to tackle. Based on the Crash Bandicoot franchise, On The Run will be a new game developed by King (best known for the Candy Crush series) that will bring Crash Bandicoot onto mobile. The gameplay for On T

10 Jul 2020 7:15 am
This Is How Sony Could Handle Backwards Compatibility On The PS5

When it comes to backwards compatibility on consoles, its safe to say that Microsoft has done a much better job compared to Sony . For instance, the PS4 supports backwards compatibility with PS3 games , but thats pretty much it, whereas the Xbox One supports the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games. However, in a tweet by @Renak_schedule, they have discovered what appears to be a patent by Sony in which the company is looking at an idea on how to make its consoles more backwards compatible with olde

10 Jul 2020 7:15 am
You Can Now Use The GoPro Hero 8 Black As A Webcam

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working and studying from home, and as such, video conferencing software is on the rise. While most of us have webcams, they arent necessarily the best in terms of quality, but thankfully, camera makers have since released software that turns their cameras into higher quality webcams. Now it looks like GoPro has joined the list of camera makers to offer up software solutions as the company has announced the release of a beta firmware and desktop s

10 Jul 2020 7:14 am
Canon Takes The Fight To Sony With Its New EOS R6 Camera

When it comes to full frame mirrorless cameras, its hard to deny that Sony has pretty much the market cornered. However, in the past few years, weve started to see more efforts from other camera makers looking to challenge Sonys position on the throne, and it looks like Canon might have a potential camera that could rival Sony. The company has officially announced its latest full frame mirrorless camera in the form of the Canon EOS R6. The camera will come with a 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor an

10 Jul 2020 7:03 am
Your iPhone Can Now Be Used For Motion Capture

If you thought that motion capture would be an expensive process that would require a lot of equipment, for the most part you might be right. This means that for small time or indie developers, trying to create a game involving motion capture could be out of their budgets, but Epic wants to change that. The company has since announced a new app designed for the iPhone called Live Link Face for Unreal Engine. Basically what the app does is that it relies on the iPhones front-facing TrueDepth came

10 Jul 2020 7:03 am
Japanese AI App Can Tell How Good Is Your Tuna Sashimi

When you eat tuna sashimi or sushi, there are some that are more expensive, and some that are cheaper. This is due to the different grades of tuna, where usually higher-end restaurants tend to get the better/more premium cuts, and it usually takes an experienced buyer to be able to tell how good the quality is when selecting the fish. However, it seems that Japan wants to take some of the guesswork out of buying tuna because a chain of Japanese sushi restaurants have recently turned to the use o

10 Jul 2020 7:02 am
Samsung Might Ditch Accessories In Future Handsets As Well

According to the rumors, Apple is said to be planning on ditching the accessories they typically bundle with their smartphones. This includes the earphones and the power adapter (they will include the cable though). Now it looks like other companies could soon follow suit, and Samsung is rumored to be one of them. In a report from Korean publication ETNews , they claim to have received tips from industry sources who claim that Samsung might be considering making a similar move for its 2021 smart

10 Jul 2020 5:22 am
iOS 14 Public Beta Is Now Live And Available

While iOS 13 was a pretty decent update, iOS 14 seems to be bringing a ton of changes to Apples smartphone operating system, where the company will finally make widgets a bit more front-and-center and more useful than before. This will no doubt change the way that iPhone users use their devices, and the good news is that you can now check it out. After being available for developers to test, Apple has finally released iOS 14 as a public beta. This means that just about anyone with an iPhone or a

10 Jul 2020 5:21 am
This Gaming Mouse Comes With A Built-In Fan To Deal With Sweaty Palms

Some of us have sweaty palms and after an extended period of using our mouse, it can get kind of gross (they say our peripherals are actually dirtier than a toilet bowl). If you do suffer from sweaty palms, then you might be interested in checking out the Zephyr gaming mouse which actually comes with a built-in cooling fan. The trend in mice these days seem to sport designs where they have holes on the surface, presumably to better facilitate airflow and also to create a lighter mouse (due to th

10 Jul 2020 5:19 am
The Sims Will Be Getting Its Own Reality TV Show

Many of you might be familiar with EAs The Sims. For those who arent familiar, its basically a game where you create characters in a virtual world, control them, and live out your fantasy life, sort of. It is a fun game, but for whatever reason, it seems that EA has deemed that it might actually be worth launching a TV show around it. Dubbed Sparkd, this will be a reality TV show where it will task people to create characters, worlds, and stories in The Sims game in hopes of walking away with a

9 Jul 2020 7:04 am
Upcoming Google Chrome Update Could Prove To Be A Huge Battery Saver

While Googles Chrome is a fantastic browser in terms of its features and tight integration with its various products and services, there is no denying that Chrome is guilty of being a resource hog in terms of memory consumption and also a drain on devices that runs on a battery, like laptops. However, according to TheWindowsClub, they have discovered some changes that Google could be making to Chrome that could help conserve battery in a big way. This comes in the form of an experimental feature

9 Jul 2020 7:04 am
Facebook Could Introduce Cross-Platform Messaging Between WhatsApp And Messenger

Facebook currently owns several methods of communication. They have Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, all of which allow users to message each other. However, accordion to a report from WABetaInfo, it seems that Facebook could be considering cross-platform messaging where users on Messenger could potentially communicate with users on WhatsApp. According to the discovery by WABetaInfo, they write, Following the references listed in this image, Facebook can understand if a WhatsApp cont

9 Jul 2020 7:02 am
Want A New iMac? Youll Have To Wait Until September To Get It

According to the rumors, it was initially suggested that Apple could have new iMacs to announce at WWDC 2020, but that obviously did not happen, although we cant say were too surprised. However, it seems that there is a chance that a refresh could be taking place soon, or so we hope. This is because according to a report from MacRumors, they have discovered that the shipping estimates for the 27-inch iMac have slipped rather considerably, where the mid and high-end stock configurations are now s

9 Jul 2020 6:56 am
Reddit Will Stop Copying Your Clipboard In Upcoming iOS Update

Apple loves touting the privacy of their products, and iOS 14 actually does a pretty good job of that by notifying users whenever an app accesses the clipboard on their devices. For those unfamiliar, the clipboard is basically where whenever you copy a text (or image or file) is stored temporarily. Users have been discovering that quite a number of apps have actually been accessing their clipboards without their knowledge following the installation of the iOS 14 beta, and it seems that Reddit wa

9 Jul 2020 6:55 am
14-inch MacBook Pro Will Most Likely Launch In 2021

Rumors of a 14-inch MacBook Pro first made an appearance back in 2019, but if you were hoping to see it launch this year, prepare to be disappointed. This is according to a report from research firm TrendForce in which they allege that production of the laptop is only expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021. This means that the earliest well see its release would also be around the first quarter of 2021. Apple typically announces new product refreshes around that time of the year, so this

9 Jul 2020 6:54 am
iPhone 12 Could Cost $50 More Despite Lack Of Accessories

A popular rumor at the moment is that the iPhone 12 will not ship with accessories like the EarPods and the power adapter. Some have attributed this reasoning to a reduction in costs, while others cite environmental issues. However, if you were hoping that a reduction in costs could mean a cheaper iPhone, you could be disappointed. This is because according to analyst Jeff Pu, he has released a research note that was obtained by MacRumors in which the analyst believes that despite the lack of ac

9 Jul 2020 6:51 am
Scientists Have Created A Chocolate With A Hologram-Like Color Changing Finish

There are many, many types of chocolates out there, so we imagine that it can be tricky to try and get people to buy a certain brand over another. This is why many confectionary makers are trying to come up with unique flavors and eye-catching packaging to try and lure customers over to their products. However, it seems that scientists have managed to create a chocolate so unique that we think any packaging would actually detract from it. Thanks to the work of Patrick Rhs, Etienne Jeoffroy, Henn

9 Jul 2020 6:50 am
Apple Confirms ARM-Based MacBooks Will Continue To Support Thunderbolt

When Apple announced their transition from Intel processors on their computers to a custom ARM-based silicon , naturally there are some questions regarding compatibility. This was mostly software related, but what about hardware? For those who might have been concerned about Thunderbolt, it seems that Apple will continue to use the standard in future devices. In a statement made to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson was quoted as saying, Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and

9 Jul 2020 6:50 am
Japanese Vending Machines Now Come With Facial Recognition Features

Vending machines are pretty straightforward in terms of their use. You put money into the coin/note slot, press the item you want, get your item, and youre good to go. However, over in Japan, it seems that some vending machines are taking things to a new level by introducing facial recognition systems. As reported by SoraNews24, it seems that beverage maker DyDo are installing facial recognition systems in their machines . These machines are made in collaboration with NEC which uses NECs Bio-IDi

9 Jul 2020 6:48 am
iPhone 12s Leaked Thinner, Exquisite Packaging Confirms The Lack Of Accessories

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple will make a rather controversial choice this year in which they will not be bundling earphones or a power adapter with the iPhone 12. In fact, a recent rumor claimed that Apple will modify the existing packaging of the iPhone 12 to make it thinner and more exquisite. Whether or not those rumors are true remains to be seen, but now an image posted onto Concepts iPhone has revealed what is allegedly the packaging insert for the iPhone 12. As you can see in t

9 Jul 2020 6:47 am
Google Maps Could Soon Come With Traffic Light Indicators

Image credit Droid-Life Google Maps is great for showing you which roads to take, which paths to walk on, which trains to catch, and now it looks like it might even show you where the traffic lights are. According to a recent discovery shared on Droid-Life, it appears that Google is testing out including traffic light indicators on Google Maps. This will come incredibly handy while you are driving, especially if youre trying to find the fastest route possible and want to avoid as many traffic l

9 Jul 2020 6:46 am
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Confirmed For August 5 Announcement

If youre more of a fan of Samsungs Note series of handsets, then you might be eagerly anticipating the launch of the Galaxy Note 20. The good news is that Samsung has since officially announced and confirmed that on the 5th of August, 2020, they will be hosting a new Galaxy Unpacked event. While the company does not mention which devices will be announced, its almost a guarantee that the event will see Samsung announce the Note 20 handset. We have also been hearing rumors that Samsung could have

8 Jul 2020 7:29 am
Multitasking On The iPad With Gmail Just Got A Lot Easier

One of the features of the iPad is that it offers Split View multitasking. This means that users will be able to run apps side-by-side, but the onus also falls onto the developer of the app to ensure that it plays nicely with the feature as well. The good news for Gmail users is that it looks like Google has finally brought the feature to its iOS app. According to Google, When using an iPad, youre now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications. You can use Gmail and Google Calendar

8 Jul 2020 7:18 am
Apples Shift Away From Intel Could Save Them Billions

At WWDC 2020, Apple finally confirmed the long-standing rumors that they would be ditching Intel and transition to creating Mac computers using their own custom ARM chipsets . There are many reasons for Apple to do this, and it seems that costs could be one of them as it has been estimated that Apple could save billions in the process. According to the analysts at Trefis, they think that by Apple moving away to Intel, it could end up saving the Cupertino company as much as $2.2 billion a year. T

8 Jul 2020 7:17 am
Microsoft Might Be Interested In Acquiring WB Interactive

According to a recent report from The Information (paywall), it seems that AT&T could be looking to sell off Warner Bros. Interactive, and apparently a bunch of companies are interested in potentially acquiring them. This includes Microsoft, EA, Activision, and Take-Two, all of whom have been listed as potential buyers. So what does this mean? As IGN points out, there are several studios under WB Interactive such as Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady Studio

8 Jul 2020 7:16 am
iPhone 12 Lineup Might All Use OLED Displays

For the past several years, Apples smartphones have been a mixture between LCD and OLED displays, with the lower-end models using LCD while the more expensive offerings using OLED. However, that is expected to change this year because according to a report from Nikkei , it seems that Apples entire iPhone 12 lineup will use OLED screens. This actually corroborates a claim we had heard back in January 2019 which claimed that Apples 2020 lineup will be 100% OLED . It also corroborates some of the c

8 Jul 2020 5:51 am
OnePlus Will Be Launching Its New Smartphone Using Augmented Reality

According to the rumors, OnePlus was said to be working on a new mid-range smartphone. It turns out the rumors were right and according to an announcement by OnePlus, they will be officially revealing the handset, known as the OnePlus Nord, on the 21st of July through augmented reality. According to OnePlus, as you can see in the image above, this will be the worlds first AR smartphone launch. It is unclear as to how this will take place and what we might be able to expect, but the company does

8 Jul 2020 5:50 am
Latest iOS Update Seems To A Battery Killer

When Apple launched the iPhone 11 back in 2019, the company actually surprised many when it was discovered that one of the main improvements was a larger battery that offered considerably longer battery life over its predecessors. However, the same cannot be said for Apples software updates. According to a variety of complaints made on Apples Communities website , it seems that many users are complaining that following the iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1 updates, they have noticed that the battery drain

8 Jul 2020 5:49 am
iOS 14 Reveals QR Code Payments Through Apple Pay

Apple Pay allows for payments made through the phone itself where you tap it on a terminal to register the payment. It can also be paid through the Apple Watch, and it can also be made over the internet. However, it seems that Apple is looking to expand on Apple Pay by allowing QR code payments. This is according to a report from 9to5Mac in which they have discovered within the iOS 14 beta that there could be plans to support QR code payments through Apple Pay. It should be noted that QR code pa

8 Jul 2020 5:08 am
TikTok Could Be Banned In The US

TikTok is without doubt one of the most popular social media apps available right now. (No) thanks to the pandemic, many have started to use it more than ever and have been coming up with all kinds of fun videos and various challenges on the platform. However, it looks like TikToks fun in the sun could be cut short. Speaking to Fox News, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the US government could be considering banning TikTok as part of the governments plans to possibly ban apps made

8 Jul 2020 5:07 am
Samsung Could Ditch Qualcomm In The Galaxy S21

For years, Samsungs flagship smartphones have come in either a Qualcomm or Exynos variant depending on the market it is being sold in. However, according to a new rumor, it seems that Samsung could be ditching Qualcomms chipsets for its 2021 Galaxy S21 handset and could instead be relying on its own Exynos chipsets. As to why Samsung could be making the switch, there are several reasons. One of those reasons is cost, where it has been rumored that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will be more expensi

8 Jul 2020 5:06 am
Apple Is Still Working On Touch ID For The iPhone

It has been several iPhone generations since Apple removed Touch ID on their iPhones and introduced Face ID. However, as potentially more secure Face ID is over Touch ID, its hard to deny how much more convenient Touch ID is, especially in this day and age where were wearing masks which makes authenticating with Face ID a bit more difficult. Will Apple ever bring back Touch ID? According to the rumors, they may , and it looks like those rumors could hold some weight. This is because based a pate

6 Jul 2020 6:44 am