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  • We unbox the Kano DIY computer for kids [Video]

    The Kano DIY mini-computer kit proved to be a popular product since its launch. The device was created to show kids how to put together a mini PC, what components are involved in the process, and how to code. The overall system is relatively simplistic in design. It's built on a Raspberry Pi, comes with the necessary pieces to house the internal components, a WiFi dongle, wireless keyboard with trackpad, and some booklets to get you started. The operating system is build in Linux and features a range of programs for kids, such as a terminal-based text story and a...

  • This Nintendo 3DS XL runs Windows 95 without any shame [video]

    Would Microsoft and Nintendo ever shake hands on a joint venture? Perhaps not, but that doesn't stop dedicated fans and coding gurus from dreaming. Back in 1995, Windows 95 was a pretty awesome OS. It debuted with a usable-by-everyone graphical interface, and made simple tasks like word processing that much easier. But how far has today's hardware progressed? Has twenty years really made that much of a difference? Can a New Nintendo 3DS XL run Windows 95? Well, yes. Yes it can. In a bizarre video published on YouTube by Shutterbug20001, the 3DS XL boots into Windows 95 quite happily but it...

  • Yakuza 6 gets the trailer treatment, looks incredible [Video]

    Western audiences haven't had much of a sniff at the Yakuza titles, but the upcoming game will finally make its way across the Atlantic and Pacific. Yakuza 6 will also be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and the first trailer for the long awaited Sega game has finally been outed. And it looks brilliant. If you fancy your hand as playing a mobster in un-dubbed Japanese dialogue (we sure hope), this is probably the title for you. Yakuza 6 will also feature acting from the legendary Takeshi Kitan0 as well -- that's right, Takeshi's Castle Takeshi. He also starred in the Battle...

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt mod turns all battles into mini Gwent tournaments [video]

    If you happen to be a pacifistic, I should probably ask you this: why the hell are you playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first place? And if you're not, and you're just getting bored of mincing enemies because you're just so overleveled, this mod is for you. Gwent, the card game that makes absolutely no sense to many people and a whole lot of sense to few, can be even more challenging and enjoyable than in-game combat, so one savvy modder decided that it's damn time we get a game constructed around the mechanic. How does it work?...

  • 6 must watch trailers from PlayStation Experience 2015

    Read more: Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here This weekend, Sony hosted its PlayStation Experience extravaganza in San Francisco. As usual, the keynote was filled with the combination of massive announcements, sneak peaks, game trailers and the usual drear associated with these events. But let's not focus on the negative. If you happen to have a PlayStation 4 on your desk, or thinking about getting the PlayStation VR when it's launch next year, you can look forward to an impressive wad of new titles to sink your teeth into. So here they are: the five most impressive trailers from PlayStation...

  • Mortal Kombat X’s Kombat Pack 2 DLC will add four new characters

    If you're getting bored of Mortal Kombat X already, you'll be pleased to know that NetherRealm is working hard on a new DLC pack to bring even more murderous bloodshed to gaming machines in 2016. Dubbed the Kombat Pack 2, the DLC will feature two new popular culture characters in the form of Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface and the Alien franchise's Xenomorph. Classic kombatants also feature though, including Bo Rai Cho -- a drunken master who many aspire to emulate on Friday evenings, and a more curious fellow in Tri-Borg. The latter adopts the powers of three other classic characters, and will...

  • Verizon’s Minecraft video phone is equal parts creepy and fascinating [video]

    Here's your weekly dose of creepy, courtesy of YouTuber CaptainSparklez and telecoms giant Verizon. In one of the more elaborate in-game publicity stunts and advertisements we've ever seen, these two partners have built a working real-world video calling phone within the Mincraft universe using nothing but blocks. The system uses Verizon's Boxel -- a web app that "translates real web pages and streaming video into blocks," according to the company, so it can be used in Minecraft -- and a Boxel Client, which allows the same communication from Minecraft to the real world. A call placed with the phone effectively allows...

  • Watch the Microsoft HoloLens stream Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One [video]

    Halo 5: Guardians is something of a return to form for Microsoft's flagship gaming series, and that's mainly thanks to 343 Industries. But the company can only really thank itself for the HoloLens -- arguably its most exciting hardware creation to date. In a new video posted by Varun Mani shows the power of the augmented reality headset and its future potential, by streaming a full game of Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One console through to the HoloLens itself. In the video, Mani begins a game on his traditional TV through the Xbox One. Around 20-seconds in, he's seen...

  • Piers Morgan and the BlackBerry Passport are the best of friends [video]

    There are two types of people in this world: those who hate BlackBerry, and those who love it. And likewise, that can be said for Piers Morgan too. The evocative British broadcaster is perhaps then the perfect candidate for a new advertisement by BlackBerry possibly thanks to his "natural clarity", lauding its square rock of all ages, the BlackBerry Passport. In the ad, Morgan suggests that the Passport is the perfect phone for journalists, broadcasters and anyone who receives as much hate mail as he does daily. And for one, we largely share his view. Reviewing the BlackBerry Passport late last year,...

  • 6 YouTube gaming channels you really should be watching

    There are a lot of YouTube channels dedicated to gaming. In fact, there are so many that the Xbox One actually has an achievement in the YouTube app for watching them. With so choices it's easy for channels to get lost in the fray, or for users to never discover them. To kick us off, here are the first six. Did You Know Gaming? First on our list is Did You Know Gaming, which looks into the history of different video game titles and franchise. The videos include what sort of problems arose during the game creation process, alternate titles, localisation issues,...