Fukushima Survivors Revisit ‘Home’ in Radiation-Plagued Town

The dried yellow flowers sit in the ruined living room five years after grateful students gave them to a well-loved teacher. “I brought them home, put them in here, [but] we weren’t allowed to bring anything organic because it could have been contaminated,” said Anthony Ballard, who taught English in a town 12 minutes’ drive from the Fukushima… Read More »

Greece Vows to Clear Idomeni Migrant Camp Without Tear Gas

Officials worked to clear an overcrowded makeshift refugee camp on Friday as European leaders met to discuss the border crisis that has left 14,000 migrants stranded there in desperate conditions. Nikos Toskas, Greece’s deputy minister for public order, said the 14,000 people camped out at the border near the village of Idomeni were being persuaded to move to… Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Reset the Date to January 1, 1970 on Your iPhone

Want to go back in time to January 1, 1970? Just make sure you don’t do it on your iPhone. Changing the Date & Time settings to that fateful date will disable your device, Apple users report. And good luck trying to get it to restart: Connecting the disabled phone to your computer and trying to reboot it… Read More »

Is Nvidia’s PhysX causing AMD frame rate problems

Ever since Gears of War Ultimate Edition came out last week, there’s been a rumor floating around that one reason the game runs so poorly, with so much stuttering on AMD hardware, is because Nvidia’s PhysX is actually running on the CPU. We were flagged about this possibility last Wednesday, so I installed the base game and consulted with Jason… Read More »

Unreal developer blasts Microsoft, claims company wants to monopolize game development

The Windows Store and therestrictions it places on games and game settings have been rising over the past week, ever since the release of Ashes of the Singularity and Gears of War Ultimate Edition. We’ve reached out to Microsoft in an attempt to clarify some of these issues, specifically those related to V-Sync, WDDM 2.0, and the current limits… Read More »

Samsung announces the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in India

Samsung just announced the flagship Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in India, at an event in New Delhi. The phones are being launched in 32GB dual SIM variant with the Exynos 8890 chipset. The Galaxy S7 is priced at INR 48,900 ($725) and the Galaxy S7 edge at INR 56,900 ($844). Pre-bookings for both start today… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders now shipping in the US, UK and Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were supposed to ship to their new owners in the US, the UK and Europe this Friday, but you should expect delivery as soon as today. This is if you have already pre-ordered, most UK retailers and carriers still show March 11 as the delivery date. Only the O2 lists “free… Read More »

AT&T adds Microsoft Lumia 950 to its GoPhone lineup

AT&T’s branded prepaid service GoPhone has now added the Microsoft Lumia 950 to its line-up, and is selling the Windows 10-powered flagship smartphone for $598.99. Both black and white color variants are up for grabs, and shipping is free. The phone is also being officially sold by Microsoft in the US, with the unlocked variant costing around $550.… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile to hit Lumia 535, 635, 735, 830, 930, and 1520 next week

Microsoft promised to update all compatible Lumia smartphones to Windows 10 Mobile, but the new firmware is still nowhere to be found. There is no official release date either; it’s just coming soon. A Vodafone Italy rep has compiled a list of upcoming updates for the carrier phones and published it on the carrier’s official Twitter account. It… Read More »

‘Happy Goggles’ Bring Virtual Reality to Swedish McDonald’s

Swedish McDonald’s fans have a new way to play with their food when they go to their local burger joint — or at least the box their food comes in. On Monday, McDonald’s announced the creation of their new “Happy Goggles,” a virtual reality headset similar to Google Cardboard that is made from a folded-up Happy Meal box.… Read More »