The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) Ice Bucket Challenge is basically an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. The rules state that the nominated participants are required to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head within 24-hours and / or donate money to charity should they decline.
Aside from its iPhone-inspired design, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a powerhouse of a smartphone. Featuring a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an octa-core processor (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 12.0-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor, all running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, as the $2-billion sale closed Tuesday, the NBA announced in a news release. According to a California court issued order, Donald Sterling's wife, Shelly, has the legal authority to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust. The sale price is currently the highest in NBA history, and marks the end of the showdown between Donald Sterling, his fellow owners and commissioner Adam Silver. Continue reading for the news report and more information.
Robin Williams was found dead on Monday and the apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, according to police. In recent times, Williams had been battling severe depression. He was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, near San Francisco. Williams was best known playing characters in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and Jumanji. To celebrate his life, here are some clips that showcase just how talented he was. Continue reading for more.
Sure, this may be low quality camera phone footage from San Diego Comic Con 2014, but it's a first look at Batman vs. Superman nonetheless. This teaser trailer opens with a shot of Batman pulling a tarp off of the Batsignal. You get a glimpse of the amazing Batsuit, similar to the Frank Miller battle armor, complete with glowing white eyes. Continue reading for the teaser trailer review and more information.
Amazon's Fire Phone is the first to boast both Firefly technology and Dynamic Perspective. The former allows users to quickly identify printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes by simply pressing and holding the dedicated button for useful information in seconds. While the latter enables you to tilt, auto-scroll, swivel, and peek to navigate menus and access shortcuts with just one hand. It features a "4.7-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and six individual camera modules to make the 3D effect work", says The Daily Mail. Product page. Continue reading for the full press conference, two videos and more information.
Demonstrated at E3 2014 this week, Sony's Project Morpheus is the codename for an upcoming virtual reality headset that's designed to fully function with Sony PlayStation 4. It's currently a prototype and will be released sometime after 2014. Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House said sales of its PlayStation Camera had been better than expected, and Morpheus was an extension of that. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The breathtaking trailer you are about to see is rendered in real-time by the Wii U, rather than being pre-rendered. With that said, this new Zelda game features an open-world design, with graphics sporting a touch of cel-shading, though a slightly more refined approach instead of the cartoonish feel found in Wind Waker. Continue reading for the video and more information.
Apple officially unveiled iOS 8 today, and some of the new features include: interactive notifications, a keyboard that predicts what users will type, and a Snapchat-style self-destruct button for video and audio messages. That's not all, they also added HomeKit, an intuitive system that allows users to control home appliances and turn their iPhone into a remote control. In other words, you can use it to open doors, control lights and even carry out commands like 'get ready for bed' which could dim lights and lock all doors. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Microsoft hopes consumers will purchase the Surface Pro 3 instead of a laptop when it comes time for a replacement. Featuring a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core (i3 / i5 / i7) processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. The battery is rated for 9-hours, ensuring users have all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. Continue reading for two videos and more information.