We don’t mean vampires and their demonic sorcery, as the title refers to the insidious drain appliances have on household power supply even when they’re turned off. Hence ‘vampire power.’ They just suck and suck in the darkness, adding to your electric bill.
Google has today launched a new experimental Chrome extension that allows you to block any undesirable website from your search results. Allowing you to block poor quality websites or ‘content farms’ that create huge amounts of spam on the Internet.
Once you have added a website the extension then automatically notifies Google and allows it to gather spam information regarding undesirable domains to help improve its results.
Oh sure, LED bulbs and lighting is awesome and has succeeded in weaning humanity from its non-environmentally conscious incandescent predecessor. But that’s not to say LED bulbs are totally harmless. Scientists from the Univsersity of California have discovered a worrying amount of heavy metal/s in them after sample bulbs were pulverized.
Valves new Portal 2 game is now available to pre-order through steam today and doing so will even get you a $5 discount on the launch day price of $50. The new Portal 2 game is set to be officially launched on April 18th.
Portal 2 is a first-person action/puzzle video game sequel to the acclaimed 2007 video game Portal and will be available on for Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As we are waiting for Apple to announced the iPad 2 and the new iPhone 5 we are hearing more and more rumors about what these new Apple devices will be like, the latest one is for the iPhone 5.
According to Digitimes, the iPhone 5 will feature a larger display than the current iPhone 4, and they are reporting that the screen may be as large as 4 inches, as opposed to the 3.5 inch display on the iPhone 4.
Sony have repeatedly claimed that the PSP Go was a grand experiment, the mistakes of which were never to repeated again. Enter the Xperia Play, or PlayStation Phone as we’ve been calling it before Sony went and developed an allergy to common sense naming schemes, the bread and butter of which will be PS1 classics.
Excellent, a person with a respectable number of already purchased PS1 games might say, elated at the prospect of buying a new handheld with an already established game library.
Earlier today Acer announced their latest smartphone the Acer Iconia Smart, which has a range of impressive specifications, and now we can see it in the video below courtesy of the guys over at Engadget.
The Iconia Smart features a massive 4.8 inch display with a 21:9 widescreen ratio and a 1024 x 480 pixel resolution, there is also a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
We have talked about the Ballistic HC or Hard Core case on more than one occasion around here. This case is very rugged and promises military-grade protection for a variety of smartphones on the market including the iPhone. Ballistic has announced that the case has now been proven to meet military standards.
Earlier today we showed you some photos of the new Samsung Galaxy S WiFi PMP, and now we have the specifications on these two new media players in the Galaxy S range.
There are two models, the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 and the Galaxy S WiFi 4.0, these new models are the follow on to the previous Samsung Galaxy Player.
It has been a while since we talked about the infamous mix of Mentos and Diet Coke and the geeky fun that can be had with the two food items. Last we talked about the stuff was last summer when the rocket sled/bike powered by the concoction turned up. Today we have a new kit from EepsyBird.com to look at.
In a similar fate to the Crysis 2 leaked game files last Friday, its now seems that a 41.4GB files has been leaked to Torrent sites containing Guerrilla Games’ upcoming first-person shooter Killzone 3 for the PlayStation 3, due to be released 25/02/2011.
The good news for Sony is that only hacked PS3 consoles will be able to play the game. The 41.4GB file contains the European version of game and a rumoured second non-3D version is doing the rounds at roughly half the size.
As well as announcing detail of the Windows Phone 7 update, Microsoft also showed off something pretty cool at MWC 2011, Microsoft Kinect and Windows Phone 7 integration.
Microsoft hasn’t released many details about it as yet, but you can see it in action in the video below.