1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!?! Ok, I guess you guys know by now, but Jack and Keys said stuff in their intros and I wanted to say a little something too, all right!? Besides, it’s not like there’s anything else more significant that’s happened in the world recently…….but there is always the tech news! Let’s get to it.
Google is back at it again, making the bad people of this world pay for the crimes they’ve committed. They’re doing it this time through Safe Browsing, the Google service offered through its search engine, allowing users to FLAG potentially dangerous sites with malware. Safe Browsing shows warnings for a website until Google VERIFIES that the website is no longer harmful. However, Google has recognized that malicious sites have been PLAYING THIS SYSTEM!! Certain websites have ceased harming users for long enough to have warnings removed, and then they can go back to their malware-infesting ways. However, Safe Browsing will now label these websites as ‘Repeat Offenders’ preventing them from requesting additional reviews for 30 days, so users will be warned of dangers they are approaching instead of walking into the middle of it only to be attacked in the night by a mysterious figure whoAPPEARS FRIENDLY AT FIRST and has your best interests in mind, but in the end, intends to end your very life without a second thought. On the spot. I mean, to be fair, you shouldn’t just walk around at night all alone anyways. That’s dangerous. Come on guys.
And GOPRO! We were all like WOW! Maybe the Karma will be the most convenient drone yet! WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT, DJI? Then, DJI unveiled the Mavic. And now…sorry to all the Karma fans out there, but the Karma is already getting recalled after being on the market since October 23rd and selling 2500 models. This is due to ‘a very small number’ of Karmas losing power during operation, they said in a press release. Go Pro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman wrote that safety is GoPro’s top priority and they are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Federal Aviation Administration to get things going again. I don’t know guys, I think this is their secret plan to one-up DJI. ‘We just need a bit more time! You’ll see!’ If you have a Karma, check the links below to find out how to get your refund.
Back in 2015, Samsung was in talks to put out a foldable phone called Project Valley this year, then in April they said, well actually, it will show up in 2017. Now, it looks 2017 is looking legit, as a patent has been uncovered showing three renders and one sketch. The device is described as something that can be folded or unfolded semi-automatically. It will bring back the joys of a flip phone, only with this, you can fold the whole screen, which sounds pretty weird, but also, maybe cool. Apparently, the patent also refers to a secondary display that will activate when you fold the device. It seems like there are a few other companies experimenting with this bendable screen technology as well, so we’ll see what happens I guess. Have you regained trust in Samsung yet after all the devastating explosions? What do you guys think about this bendable, foldable phone stuff? Let us know in the comments below
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The HTC Vive and accessories can now be shipped for free compared to the mandatory 50 pounds that you had to pay on top of 760 pounds, but I mean, if you’re going to pay that much for the Vive, what’s another 50 pounds? Don’t ask me, I don’t live in the UK.
Speaking of the Vive, an Unreal Engine 4 developer has remade Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 and it is playable on the Vive. This was one of the only games that Riley and I had on our home computer growing up, so this is pretty cool!
The Supermicro gaming brand, SuperO posted pictures and listed details about its LGA 1151 socket motherboards built around Intel Z270 and H270 chipsets featuring the Kaby Lake CPUs. There are more details about the 4 motherboards in the links below, so make sure to check that out.
Facebook is still mad at Snapchat for not taking their money and has built yet another copy called Flash, this time aimed at developing countries, which is less than 25mb in size compared to Snapchat’s 70mb on Android. It will work even in areas with limited connectivity.
And as Donald Trump approached victory in the election last night, the Canadian immigration website crashed.
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the NCIX forum post linked in the description.
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And one more thing, guys, I know you all love my mustache, but it’s probably not going to be around forever! I have it because it’s Movember! The Movember Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and moneyz for research in prostate and testicular cancer as well as for mental health. If you would like to contribute to that, you can make your own profile on movember.com or just donate to other people, like my friend, Cody, who has a far more impressive mustache than I. Check the links for that down below and grow a mustache. You can either look like a cool hipster or a creepy pedophile! There’s really no downside! Also, don’t forget about the Newsletter prize, click over here for that and there will be a link below too, so that’s cool.
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