Google patents an anti-spoiler tool for TV series, films and books

Google HQDid it ever happen to you, while searching the web, to have the plot or ending of a book you’re reading (or TV series) revealed? To me it happened two weeks ago before finishing the book Allegiant and had the protagonist’s faith revealed. I was expecting it anyway since the beginning of it, but it’s one of the most annoying things that can happen every now and then, especially on YouTube comments which are mined of spoilers. Read More…

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends worse than iPhone 6 does.

For some holding the iPhone 6 in their pockets was risky, and caused bending on the upper side of the phone. Every phone gets bent under certain pressures of course, but the new generation of iPhones was more fragile than their predecessors. Now it looks like the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge suffers the same problem, even if of a greater magnitude as it’s “more likely to crack under pressure”.

In a video made by SquareTrade, They’ve made a comparison showing the breaking points of three devices. The iPhone 6 first bent at 110 pounds (49,9 kilograms) with no cracks whatsoever on the glass and catastrophic failure at 179 pounds (81,19 kilograms) where it was no longer usable. Read More…

April Fools day is approaching, even for Google Maps and Pac Man

Schermata 2015-03-31 alle 18.49.17Someone at Google has to like Pac-Man a lot. April Fools day is coming, you better have something ready to pull out of the hat tomorrow. How about sticking a piece of paper right on the mouse’s laser of a friend of yours, or faking a 10€ note below the computer’s keyboard? Google decided to come up with Pac-Man this time with Google Maps. That’s right, you can enjoy playing Google Maps on your city’s streets by clicking on the iconic, fruit-eating yellow semicircle on the Maps view.

There’s really nothing else we should add on how Pac Man works, just make sure to pick a map without very wide streets, or you may have a hard time at cornering…

In Italiano

Qualcuno a Google deve amare molto Pac Man. Il giorno dei Pesci di Aprile si avvicina, e forse è il caso di tenere pronto qualcosa da tirare fuori dal cappello domani. Magari attaccare un pezzo di carta sotto il laser del mouse di un tuo amico, o fingere una banconota da 10€ sotto la tastiera del computer. Google ha optato per una versione di Pac Man completamente giocabile su Maps, semplicemente cliccando sull’iconico semicerchio giallo mangia-frutta nella modalità di visualizzazione della mappa.

Non credo ci sia nulla da aggiungere su come funzioni Pac Man, assicuratevi soltanto di scegliere una mappa priva di strade troppo ampie per evitare intoppi a girare…

The new MacBook: between the Air and Pro


Years ago Apple discontinued the white Macbook, in favor of the MacBook Pro and Air lineups. The first was the most powerful laptop, sacrifing portability for performance, the second was the thinnest and lightest to carry around. Still, the Pro in 2012 received the Retina display while the Air did not, increasing the gap between the two models. However, the new MacBook came out. It’s way lighter than the Air, has a Retina display, thinner, fanless. Except for graphics and CPU, the MacBook seems to be a better MacBook Air.

Maybe no. Read More…

New Samsung Galaxy S6 might have a serious touch screen flaw

The upcoming Galaxy S6, which is scheduled to launch on April 10th, borrows several things from the iPhone, such as the rounded edge design, keyboard and some other interface things that are very similar to iOS 8. However, as shown on AsiaToday, the Galaxy S6 shown issues in receiving touch commands on the very edges of the screen. More precisely, when trying to draw something on the video, you can clearly see that for how hard you try you’re never going to reach the screen’s borders, leaving a narrow gap.

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