Mozilla is testing improvements in the Firefox browser that will enable users to experience a true stealth mode in Internet browsing.
Although users can choose the "Do Not Track" system while Internet surfing via major browsers, there are many companies that monitor users from website to website. Mozilla, on the other hand, has been honoring the Do Not Track option and is now looking to totally block website elements that third parties can use to monitor browser behavior, according to Computer World (CW).
Mozilla has designed an experimental tool that will prevent ad networks, analytics firms, and other third parties from using cookies and browser fingerprints to track Internet users. On Friday, Mozilla announced that the new tool can now be used in the Firefox Developer Edition on Windows, Firefox Aurora on Android, and Mac and Linux. more >>
People who are looking for ways to reduce cravings may want to try grabbing a video game controller, according to a new study. Researchers have found that playing Tetris for as little as three minutes could help lessen cravings for food, drugs, sleep and sex. The study showed that the tile matching puzzle video game is said to provide a visual distraction that can decrease cravings by as much as 24 percent.
The study was conducted by a group of psychologists from the University of Plymouth and Queensland University of Technology. They were searching for intervention techniques that can help cut down urges for drugs, like cigarettes, alcohol, and coffee, and even some activities like sexual intercourse and sleeping. According to a theory called Elaborated Intrusion, cravings are induced by visual images that often appear into the mind. With this concept, psychologists Jessica Skorka-Brown, Jackie Andrade, and Jon May pondered if a visually based task, like playing a video game, could trim the frequency of craving imagery, and with it, the craving themselves. more >>
At the Unpacked event in New York City last Aug. 13, Samsung made good with its promise to unveil not just one but two new flagship devices. The star of the event was the newest Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 5.
The device still sports a large screen at 5.7 inches with a Super AMOLED display. According to the report, it is Samsung's attempt to have a device with a large screen but with a small footprint. The new device also comes with a new curved design so that it does feel bulky or "unwieldy."
It comes powered with Samsung's own processor, the octa-core Exynos 7420 coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Internal storage has two variants, 32 GB and 64 GB. It packs a powerful 3,000 mAh battery, which is chargeable via wireless charging. more >>
Rumors have emerged the action-adventure video game, "Unchartered 4: A Thief's End" may see a release in the first quarter of 2016.
A Reddit user received an email from Amazon Germany listing the upcoming third-person shooter, "Unchartered 4: A Thief's End" with a March 9, 2016 release date and a €69.99 ($77.76) price tag.
Reddit user, ChrisNolanEnthusiast said the game will be made available on Amazon Germany's website, and took a screenshot of the listing to prove his claims. more >>
Leaked information has detailed one of the upcoming Apple iPad Mini 4's major features.
Apple's soon-to-be-released tablet, the iPad Mini 4, is reported to include a Split View feature, a write-up at Apple watcher, according to 9to5 Mac.
Information on the recently unveiled tablet model was said to be discovered by London-based developer Hamza Sood in the resource file data of an as-yet-unreleased OS X El Capitan for the Safari 9 browser. more >>
Apple has recently rolled out its latest mobile OS, the iOS 8.4.1, that launched for iPhones and iPads last week.
The update was released Aug. 13 for Apple's supported devices and is geared towards resolving several bugs in Apple Music.
The new OS update was initially seeded for registered developers to beta test last month, through build number 12H304 downloadable via the Apple Developer Center. The final build has just been made available for download Thursday via the Software Update tool found under the Settings app on applicable iOS devices. more >>