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July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages

Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar last…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

Cyanogen Now Valued At $1 Billion
Cyanogen began its life with rather humble beginnings. The company started off by providing users an Android ROM that was, in many respects, a noteworthy contender for the crown. In fact, many said that it was a far superior alternative to what was being offered by Android OEMs. Cyanogen... Read more
Google Patents Nanoparticle Reading Wearable For Cancer
Google released a proposal earlier this year for a wristband that detects cancer. The wristband uses moulds created using human skin. Recently, the firm patented the technology that would ‘”automatically modify or destroy targets in the blood that have an adverse health effect.” Using an external energy source like... Read more
Litelok: Lightweight Bicycle Security
One of the really annoying things about cycling, is the fact that you have to carry a heavy duty lock about with you. If you don’t (sometimes even if you do) you will no doubt have your ride stolen. It is a sad and kind of ironic situation; you spend... Read more
Twitter Trials Abuse Blocking Filter
Internet trolls are everywhere and occasionally you may come across some, if you offend them with your opinion. Trolling is becoming more and more prevalent on social media sites such as  Facebook and Twitter. Thankfully the social networks that we all use and love are not blind to the... Read more
360 Internet Security Updated And Renamed 360 Total Security Essential
The new 360 Internet Security from QIHU, has just been released with new engines, a fresh new look and a new name. The new 360 Internet Security Essential is a high quality, free antivirus product for all your security needs. 360 Total Security Essential builds upon the strength and security... Read more
Instagram Launches Layout Collage App
Popular image sharing app Instagram, has just launched a new app called Layout. The new app is designed to help users create image collages before sharing them on their social networks. Layout is initially only available for iOS on iPhone. It won’t be long before Android receive their version... Read more
Scientists Create Invisible Solar Cells
The use of solar power has been around for decades, from traditional solar farms to solar panels on your houses to feed back into the grid, the uses are varied but seem to be limited. Although here have been projects that have made use of this kind of energy,... Read more
Want To Try A New Media Player? Check Out Zoom Player Home FREE
Have you had enough of your media player? Is it slow, maybe unresponsive? Or maybe you don’t like the interface? Why not try Zoom Player. If you are looking for a change to your current media player then Zoom Player may be just what you are looking for.  The... Read more
Hideo Kojima Rumoured To Be Leaving Konami
If you are a gamer and haven’t heard of Hideo Kojima, then the last game you have played must have been the original Super Mario Bros!  The man is responsible for creating in numerous hit video games, including the massive number one selling series Metal Gear Solid. It appears as... Read more
Gucci & Will.I.AM Team Up For Smartwatch
At this year’s Baselworld trade show, there was a surprise from Tag Heuer as they announced Google and Intel would be joining them to make a high end smartwatch for the market but the real surprise came in the form of musician and celebrity, will.i.am. The musician has joined... Read more
Amazon Drones Get FAA Approval
If you want to fly your drone in the US, there are particular regulations in place, which currently restrict certain uses. These old laws haven’t been changed for a long time, but it looks like that is about to change. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently approved... Read more
Nintendo Next Gen Console Coming: Codename NX
Like most people my age, the original ‘Mario’ games have a massive appeal, both when they were released back in the day, and today as retro classics. Again, like most people, I was more than a tad annoyed at Nintendo’s decision not to advance their business model into the mobile... Read more
Office 2016 and Skype Previews Now Available For IT Pros
As of Monday of this week, Microsoft has launched a preview for Office 2016. This preview is squarely aimed for IT professionals and developers. It has been reported that the early build is, how shall I say, very beta. In fact Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer has said the preview “doesn’t... Read more
Orphe Smart Shoes For Dancers and Performers
Orphe is the new smart wearable, which has been developed by Japanese startup No New Folk Studio. They are like a version of the light up, pressure sensitive sneakers that you can pick up for your kids in the local store. Only way cooler. The startup is currently looking for backers for... Read more
Nintendo Games Coming To Mobiles & Tablets
As a gamer, I freely admit that I have longed to see Nintendo games available to download via an App Store. I don’t even care which App Store that may be. Now, however, is a red letter day in the Nintendo calendar as the Japanese gaming giant has officially... Read more
3D Printed Jewellery Available From Argos
You can buy pretty much anything you need for your home from Argos. From soap dispensers to micro SD cards and everything in between. In fact the tagline from the ad campaign for Argos in the UK at the moment is, ‘Argos takes care of it.’ It’s looking like they... Read more
Microsoft is Killing the Internet Explorer Brand
In 1995, the web browser which we all have known to love (and hate) was born. For all its errors, flaws, bugs and imperfections, Internet Explorer has to be thanked for many innovations that make the current web browsers what they are today. It is with mixed emotions that when... Read more
Yahoo Closing China Offices
Yahoo is closing their research center in Beijing. The announcement may not seem that drastic. After all, offices close all the time. However, in this case, there maybe hidden agendas. Yahoo’s Beijing office is the only location for Yahoo in China. It said in a statement: “We are constantly... Read more