tech e blog

Marvel has just released a 15-second teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, ahead of the first full trailer set to air in the US tonight. The clip you're about to see is short on dialogue as well as plot details, but has plenty of action, including a very fleeting glimpse of the Bradley Cooper-voiced Rocket Raccoon and WWE wrestler Batista as Drax the Destroyer. Continue reading for more.

Continue Reading


Early Tuesday morning, a massive sinkhole swallowed eight vehicles on display in the Kentucky-based Corvette Museum. The massive hole in the ground measures 40-feet across and is approximately 30-feet deep, according to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Two of the lost Corvettes, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, were being loaned to the museum by General Motors. Continue reading to see amazing drone footage.

Continue Reading


April Fools' Day may be a couple months away, but don't let the name fool you, "Dumb Starbucks" is an actual coffee shop in Los Angeles. Even stranger, the coffee shop was staffed by two baristas this past weekend serving free coffee to customers. USA Today says that "the parody store says it is able to use the Starbucks name and logo because it is technically 'making fun' of Starbucks and is considered 'a work of parody art.'" Continue reading for a news report and more information.

Continue Reading


Now that you know how not to beat Flappy Bird, fans won't be happy that the game has officially been pulled from the App Store as of today. Before it was taken down, there were over 50-million players spread across both the iOS and Android versions, generating up to $50,000 USD per day in ad revenue alone. Unlike other mega successful titles from players like Rovio Entertainment, which produced the hugely popular Angry Birds game and has hundreds of programmers, Dong Nguyen made Flappy Bird by himself in just a few nights, according to an earlier tweet on Twitter. Continue reading for some of the most popular Flappy Bird videos and more information.

Continue Reading


Scientists in Japan have discovered a new method of quickly creating stem cells by simply dipping blood cells into acid. These stem cells can then be transformed into any tissue and are already being trialled for healing the eye, heart and brain. According to Dr Haruko Obokata, from the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology in Japan: "It's exciting to think about the new possibilities these findings offer us, not only in regenerative medicine, but cancer as well." Continue reading for a video and more information.

Continue Reading


A recent NBC news report says that athletes, journalists and fans attending the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russie are reportedly seeing their cell phones, computers and tablets hacked. Reporter Richard Engel was sent to the games to demonstrate how quickly the hackings occur. With the help of an American computer security expert, Engel created a fake online identity with fake contact lists, phony names and addresses, and in less than a minute, he received what appeared to be a custom email welcoming him to Sochi and asking him to click on a link for information he might find useful. After clicking, Engel said, his computer was "hijacked." Continue reading for the video and more information.

Continue Reading


For some of us, 2014 is already here, but for those who are still waiting, here are some motivational New Year quotes to get you inspired and on the right track for what may lie ahead. A ship always in the dock may be safe, but that's not what they're made for, and the same could be said for humans. Continue reading for more.

Continue Reading


Sony's PS4 is sold out just about everywhere, whether it be online or a brick and mortar store, but Amazon has just got some back in stock. Best of all, if you order now, the console can still arrive before Christmas. The PS4 system is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. For those looking to pick up a few to resell, now would also be a great time to stock up. Product page. Continue reading for an Xbox One vs. PS4 comparison video and more information.

Continue Reading


According to ABC News and TMZ, Paul Walker, an actor who's best known for his roles in the "Fast and Furious" films, died today in a car crash. He was reportedly riding in a friend's Porsche Carrera GT when the driver lost control and crashed the vehicle into a tree. Continue reading for the news report.

Continue Reading


The Make-A-Wish Foundation made 5-year-old Miles Scott, who is in remission after a four-year battle with leukemia, dream come true yesterday. The streets of San Francisco were transformed into Gotham City so that a young cancer victim can achieve his dream of becoming "Batkid". Continue reading for a video and more information.

Continue Reading