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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…

Back To The Drawing Board: Google Delivery Drone Fails
The drone delivery program from Google was part of the company’s drone-delivery system Project Wing, under the Google Project X research lab. The idea was for the delivery drones to be able to take-off vertically and then land vertically. This is the key feature that would be useful in busy... Read more
Tag Heuer, Intel and Google Team Up To Make A Smartwatch
Without a doubt, the smartwatch is this year’s tech must have item. I mean, if you are going to buy a wearable then you are going to be looking at a smartwatch. Unless of course you just need a fitness tracker, but (exercise aside) where’s the fun in that? The... Read more
Destiny Named Best Game at British Academy Game Awards
And the winner is
 At this year’s British Academy Game Awards, the first person post apocalyptic shooter, Destiny won the coveted prize of best game. The first-person shooter was developed by Bungie and it was the US studio’s first release after stopping development on the Halo series. The title has... Read more
CLIP Layerless 3D Printing Unveiled
It seems as though the 3D printing industry is changing every minute. There are new printers, new source materials and new and improved techniques etc. There is one firm, however, that plans to revolutionise the industry with new technologies that have the potential to be a real game changer. The... Read more
YouTube Cards Will Replace Pop-ups
Have you ever noticed that when you check out a video on YouTube, there are more than the occasional pop-ups, which suddenly appear, wanting you to subscribe to the channel, or maybe look at another video from that channel. In this day and age, pop-ups are not people’s favourite... Read more
LinkedIn Has Acquired Careerify
LinkedIn has recently acquired another start-up in order to build up their big data recruitment business. LinkedIn acquired Careerify, the Toronto start-up, as they focus upon software for businesses to hire different talent. Of the three products that Careerify has, two are being closed; one is an employer branding software product that... Read more
Father Remotely Views Birth Of His Son With Samsung Gear VR
Three weeks ago, my wife gave birth to our first born son. I was there throughout the whole process and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. But what if I couldn’t have been there? What if I couldn’t have witnessed the miracle of my son being born? I... Read more
YouTube May Launch Subscription Video Service
Everybody loves Raymond. No, wait, I mean YouTube. Everybody loves YouTube. YouTube is at the heart of every person’s favourites bar. No matter where you are, you can view the Google-owned service to watch your favourite US classic comedy, sports moments, music videos, lol cats or whatever else you can think... Read more
Computer Slow and Unresponsive? Try Defraggler
Most defragging tools only allow you to defragment an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment. When it reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using this application is just as safe for your files as... Read more
Supercard from Travelex Erases Charges Abroad
It is really easy to use your bank cards when paying for goods and services whilst abroad. The down side is that more often than not, you are going to return to a few charges in the way of additional fees and charges that have been bolted on by... Read more
Need To Manage Your Music? Try Tag&Rename
Tag&Rename is a utility for Windows created to manage a wide range of popular music formats. This tool allows for quick and easy editing of tag data, for example MP3 ID, Windows media and iTunes tags. If you need to write new or update existing tag data, then this... Read more
Ericsson To Cut 2000 Jobs in Research and Development
Research and Development are the key parts to any organisation that is based around technology. Especially so in the case of hardware manufactures. It does beg the question then, why has Ericsson, the world’s largest mobile network vendor, planning to make 2,200 redundancies in Sweden, mainly in the R&D... Read more
BiVACOR: The Bionic Heart Set To Replace Cardiac Implants
A new ground-breaking bionic heart without a pulse is going to be the next big thing in cardiac implants with within the next three years. The world-first device was designed by an engineer form Brisbane, Dr Daniel Timms, who started the project back in 2001 while studying at the... Read more
Dropbox Patches Remotely Exploitable Vulnerability in SDK
The developers at Dropbox have recently patched a vulnerability in the Android SDK version of the Dropbox app. The remotely exploitable vulnerability could have enabled an attacker, under specific circumstances, to potentially save files to their Dropbox account, via compromised third party apps.* Researchers at IBM, who found the vulnerability,... Read more
Google Maps Everest Region
When a good friend of mine said he was going to Nepal to make the long and arduous trek to Everest Base Camp, I must admit, I thought to myself ‘rather you than me mate!’ The Everest region has some of the most hostile environments known to man. I’m... Read more
Microsoft Create Free Online Courses With EdX
Microsoft is partnering with EdX to create online educational courses for software developers. EdX has recently announced on Tuesday of this week that the online courses would be the latest addition to their curriculum of interactive and massive open online courses (MOOC) programs. According to a recent release, Microsoft... Read more
Samsung Announce ‘Charge The Life’ Animal Battery Packs
As I have mentioned one or two times in the past, it is really irritating when your battery runs out on your device. You may have had one of those super hectic days where all you seem to be doing is staring at a screen. The result of which... Read more
UK Schoolchildren To Receive A Free Computer
In order to address a future skills shortage, the BBC is taking part in an initiative to give away a million free computers to students that are starting secondary school. Reports state that a skills shortage of some 1.4 million will occur over the next five years. The UK-wide Make... Read more