Geeky Gizmos

Gadget geeks will love simplehuman’s smart approach to home accessories

touch-bar-diff-01-v2 Known for its understanding of tight nooks and crannies, simplehuman knows that good design goes beyond space saving and can make everyday living - especially in small spaces - a bit more enjoyable. Often featured on TV shows such as Marvel's Agents of Shield, Glee, Private Practice and The Big Bang Theory, looks continue to be a big part of the brand's appeal. Whether it's the whimsy of its shower caddy range (I particularly love the flexibility of the Tension Shower ...

Games

These PlayStation 1 ‘demakes’ by NeoGAF artists will melt your mind

TLOUL Over on gaming forum NeoGAF, something wonderful is happening. A thread called "NeoGAF turns modern games into PSOne-era classics!" has kicked off and talented artists have turned the clock back on some of the most popular games of our modern era. It began on a The Last of Us: Remastered forum, where user plainr jokingly posted "TLOU PS1: 240p edition" along with the following pictures: What followed next was magical. NeoGAF forum users began creating their own "demakes" of Bioshock, DOTA 2, ...

Games, PS4, Reviews

‘Destiny’ Beta review: ambitious and fantastic fun

Des 1 Between the Alpha and Beta versions of Destiny, of which I've played both, more than Peter Dinklage's voice has changed. Bungie has created one of the hottest shooters of 2014 and on PS4, a genuinely impressive game that plays as "next-gen" as it looks. I played it all weekend, and then a little more before being forced into my work enclosure. And now, here's what I think of Destiny so far. Epic story Bungie loves making epic tales, like Halo: there's thumping ...

Games, News

PS4 update may have media playback, “plus some new stuff” hints tipster

PS4 logo When the PS4 launched later last year, one crucial feature missing was media playback. No Blu-ray, no MKV, MP4 or MP3 files and certainly no external media was supported. This is all going to change, if twitter tipster Tidux is (again) correct. #PS4 will soon have the same features already available on the #PS3. plus some new stuff. — Tidux (@Tidux) July 21, 2014 New stuff is a little hazy, but we can only assume that he means media playback, because the other ...

Mobile Phones, News

Is Gionee’s 5mm thin GN900S the world’s skinniest smartphone?

14022933-c1 Smartphones are starting to resemble compact discs with screens attached to them. The upcoming iPhone 6 for example, promises to be around 5.59mm thin, while its rival, the Samsung Galaxy S5, measures in at a comparatively plump 7.6mm. However, it's Chinese manufacturer Gionee who takes the world's thinnest handset cake. But that record's about to be broken by the company themselves. Not settling for a mere 5.5mm -- the width of the current champion the Elife S5.5 -- Gionees follow up ...

News, printers

Fun-sized Portabee GO 3D printer costs a mere $595

portabee_go_1 3D printers are not known for their ease of portability, up until now perhaps. The Portabee GO is a new fully-portable, foldable 3D printer that claims to be the tiniest of its kind thus far. It's fully portable, which means users can transport the device much like one can with laptops and other electronics. When the US$595 GO is folded, it looks more like an extravagant cigarette lighter than a printer. Although not as compact as a smartphone, it's less bulky ...

Innovation

The human factor: Japan’s hyper-realistic androids breach the digital divide

robo The idea of human-like robots have always been the stuff of tech legend. The theme of robots acting as humans and containing a consciousness, a concept that is still abstract to us and science, has been explored in the narratives of many books, movies and games (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Bicentennial Man, I Robot, Terminator) and is no longer a subject of fiction, but now a concern of reality. Until now, attempts to create such androids have been rather disappointing. Yet now, ...

Games, News

Someone leaked 42 screenshots from ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’

TLOUR The Last of Us: Remastered drops 29 July 2014, or next week Tuesday. Therefore, excuse me if I become giddier than usual. To add fuel to an already roaring fire, gaming forum NeoGAF has gone and added 42 screenshots from The Last of Us: Remastered.  Inspecting the dimensions of each screenshot reveals a 1920x1080 (full HD) image resolution, which is what development house Naughty Dog has promised that The Last of Us: Remastered will natively run at. Some of the images ...

Microsoft, News, Xbox One

Xbox One August update turns console into Facebook, also adds 3D Blu-ray playback

xbox august update It's Xbox One update time again and this August the new Xbox Feedback portal has been put to good use, according to Larry Hyrb and Jeff Rubenstein. Painstakingly sifting through these suggestions and complaints, Microsoft's Xbox crew is now tending to its customers needs, improving the gameplay, social experience and user-friendliness of the Xbox One and its backend, in the forthcoming patch. Alongside the console's new 3D Blu-ray playback superpower (turning it into the all-conquering media player it ought to be), ...

Games

Games without borders: 9 heroes who break the ‘gruff white guy’ mould

ISS Ah, diversity. That often neglected, yet all important topic that is jumping to the forefront of many a gaming argument these days. Following the recent E3 2014 showcase, it was incredibly obvious that many game developers still don’t get it. Oh what’s that Ubisoft? It was just too hard to include a female assassin in Assassins Creed: Unity? Yes, you’re right, we’re mysterious creatures that require years of research before we could possibly be included in any video game (especially since ...

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