• Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Sequel Has Been Confirmed

    When Paramount first released the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was met with immediate backlash over the design of the character. This was because the character looked nothing like what fans of the video game franchise knew and loved, which led to the movie being delayed while they reworked the design.

    It turned out that it might have been a good idea as the movie went on to do pretty well for itself as far as video game movies were concerned, so much so that it looks like a sequel to the movie has since been officially confirmed. The movie will also be bringing back the team where Jeff Fowler will be directing, while Pat Casey and Josh Miller will be writing the script.

    The movie is said to be in the early stages of development, so there is still no word on casting or

  • Google Search Has A New Anxiety Self-Assessment Tool

    Are you feeling anxious? Do you think it might be a temporary thing or is it something you might have been experiencing for a while? There is no doubt that the current coronavirus pandemic has gotten many of us worried, and the lockdown is surely not helping with our mental health either, but Google wants to help.

    The company has announced that they have launched a new anxiety self-assessment tool in Google Search. This self-assessment tool consists of several clinically-validated questions that users can answer in order to see if they might be experiencing some form of anxiety, and while it won’t offer up a cure, it will at the very least allow users to better understand what they’re feeling and to seek out professional help if necessary.

    According to Google, “Anxiety can show up as a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, and it can take decades for

  • Facebook Launches New Voice Calling App CatchUp

    Facebook Messenger already allows for voice calls, but it seems that Facebook is testing out a new app called CatchUp that will also allow users to make audio-only calls. So what’s the difference? Why would there be a need for a new and separate app? With CatchUp, there will be one main difference: users can show their availability.

    We’ve all made phone calls in the past where people sometimes don’t answer as they might not have heard the phone ring or if they’re busy, but since we don’t know that, we have to try our luck. However, with CatchUp, users will be able to set their talk status in the app to show if they’re available to receive calls.

    According to Facebook, they explain that this is meant to overcome some of the limitations with phone calls, where people don’t know if they should call because they don’t want to

  • Microsoft Edge Has A New Mini Game You Can Play When You’re Offline

    Did you know that one of the Easter Eggs for Google’s Chrome browser is an endless runner game that can be activated when the browser detects that you’re offline? It turns out that Microsoft loves that idea and has since announced that its Edge browser, now built using Chromium, will be gaining a similar feature as well.

    Similar to how Chrome implements their game, Microsoft’s Edge surfing game can be activated when you’re offline, or if you’re online but you’re bored, you can actually launch it by typing edge://surf into the address bar of the browser. According to Microsoft, the game was in testing with Insiders since February, but the company has released it to the public in the latest update to the browser.

    Based on the description of the game, “Inspired by the classic Windows game SkiFree, the surf game challenges players to ride through the water while avoiding

  • Australians Researchers Achieve The World’s Fastest Internet Speeds At 44.2 Terabits Per Second

    Internet speeds around the world vary from country to country, and provider to provider. However, over in Australia, researchers from Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities have managed to achieve the world’s fastest internet speeds where they managed to clock it at a whopping 44.2Tbps (terabits per second).

    This makes it a million times faster than what is commercially available in Australia at the moment, where the average download speed is at 43.4Mbps. This was achieved by using a “micro comb” optical chip that contains hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data, and the best part is that it was also accomplished using existing communications infrastructure in the country, meaning that the researchers did not have to rely on a specialized infrastructure.

    It would also seem to hint that in the future, the existing infrastructure that has already been put into place could be leveraged to boost internet speeds without having

  • Google Could Be Looking To Bring End-To-End Encryption To RCS Messages

    SMS and MMS have been around for a while now, but it’s safe to say that they haven’t necessarily been updated to keep up with the times, and have since been replaced by the likes of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and so on. However, with RCS messages, that is set to change.

    However, there is still at least one feature that other apps have that RCS doesn’t, and that is end-to-end encryption. The good news is that according to an APK teardown by 9to5Google, they have discovered evidence that Google could be looking to build end-to-end encryption into RCS messages in the future for its Google Messages app.

    Based on the teardown, they have discovered as many as 12 strings that make reference to encryption, hinting that this is a feature that could be coming soon. For those who are unfamiliar, end-to-end encryption is a security