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  • 4 stellar TV shows ‘inspired’ by even better games

    More than ever before, TV and film look to the medium of the game for inspiration. Just look at that enormous pile of shit, Age of Transformers. It's made over $15-trillion-zillion and counting, and is essentially a third-person fighting game, starring Mark Wahlberg. I'm not here to discuss the truly awful films Hollywood's infecting us with (sans Guardians of the Galaxy), but instead to talk about Black Jesus. Confused? You should be. Earlier this year, I wrote about a few television shows I thought would make excellent games. Today, I present four shows on TV that are more "game" than they...

  • Coolest Cooler can charge your phone, play music while blending margaritas

    The all-in-one and more cooler gadget has become the most popular campaign in Kickstarter history, or all crowdfunding for that matter. The post US$11-million fundraising campaign is not going to enable a new moon landing, and it's certainly not going to save any rain forests. What it's going to do instead is give thousands of people a portable freakin' party. Apart from keeping your beers chilled, Ryan Grepper's Coolest Cooler has a built-in USB charger, a blender for margaritas of course, and a set of waterproof Bluetooth speakers -- and that's just to name but a few features to get...

  • Samsung and LG unveil lastest Moto 360-slaying smartwatches

    It must be smartwatch Christmas in the wearables industry, because Korean rivals -- Samsung and LG -- have just announced new devices coming soon to their already numerous lineup. The LG in question is a Moto 360-killer while Samsung is looking for a more complete approach -- it's essentially a watchphone. The LG G Watch R Let's start with the LG, though. It's round, like the Moto 360, and that's about the most important part. According to LG's seemingly chuffed press release, the watch boasts "a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces." And its right. The watch exudes a stately...

  • SNES-inspired Raspberry Pi Gamer destroys its final Kickstarter goal

    We're massive fans of the Raspberry Pi thanks to its wide range of uses, but using one to build a retro gaming console is the one that has stolen our hearts, and it seems those of Kickstarter backers too. The Pi Gamer is nearing its final hours on the venerable crowdfunding site, after raising over ten times its original target. Essentially, the system uses a Raspberry Pi B+ board as the processing god of the machine, housed in a classic console's body, like the SNES (or the custom mock-up pictured above). It should be able to play games from Nintendo...

  • From Liquid to Solid: a Metal Gear retrospective

    Solid Snake is the main character of Hideo Kojima’s well-known Metal Gear series and one of the gaming world’s greatest icons. This silent footed mercenary-spy-agent-man-person has been regularly hailed as one of the best gaming protagonists to ever come to light. Because the upcoming release of the latest Metal Gear installment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, is drawing closer, we decided to take a look back at the history of the Metal Gear series and its hero, Solid Snake. In this article we take a trip down memory lane, recapping the epic years of gaming we’ve shared with...

  • Seagate debuts 8TB drive, ideal for storing trillions of cat pictures

    Just like RAM and RRAM manufacturers, hard disk makers are hellbent on providing faster, larger, stronger storage media for consumers' endless data storage need. As a result, Seagate has announced its (and the world's first) 8TB consumer drive. Yep, 8TB -- 16 times what the world was introduced to in 2005. It's a lot of space, and would take a few months of downloading to fill its boots. Seven years prior, the world's first 1TB hard drive was launched by Hitachi. IDC's research manager for HDDs, John Rydning, uttered a few words to PCWorld back then, that seems hilariously...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 trailer paints S Pen as second coming of gadget accessories

    Samsung, stop trying to make the S Pen a thing, really. After four versions of this enormous phone, you either hate it or use the S Pen so often your finger never touches the screen. In this new teaser trailer for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the S Pen is front and center, and is the second coming of gadget accessories, according to Samsung. Samsung calls it a tool for the way we live today, and then proceeds to show us how we should really be living. The teaser trailer is a whack of handsome actors teasing the phone with...

  • The most definitive iPhone 6 ‘leak’ is here, and it’s scrumptious

    We've been covering the iPhone 6's barrage of rumours and leaks for a good while now, documenting the phone's transformation from concept, to dummy to (hopefully) the real thing in a few weeks time. But we can safely say that all the rumours of the iPhone's purported sleek new body has been wrong thus far, at least judging by the latest video. The Gimli-bearded @Doldo411, YouTuber humorist extraordinaire, unveils the first live action shots of the iPhone 6, and what results is pure amazement. Not only is the iPhone slimmer and sleeker than we had previously believed, Apple is allegedly using...

  • GTA V makers say Lindsay Lohan sued them for ‘publicity purposes’, calls legal action ‘frivolous’

    In what must be the most unsurprising yet satisfying news yet, Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar has finally commented on its impending character defamation case championed by ex-child star actress and current human train-wreck, Lindsay Lohan, reports the Associated Press. Rockstar says that Lohan only moved forward with legal action once she figured out that a certain NPC (Lacey Jonas) in Grand Theft Auto V resembled her in both appearance and actions. The court papers were made public earlier this week, and within are statements saying that the case is "frivolous" and "only filed for publicity purposes." In a...

  • Nespresso Gran Maestria review: excellent coffee, at a price

    Now for something completely different. Nespresso's Gran Maestria is a rare treat. It's a coffee machine so incredibly well designed, it looks bespoke (but isn't) and makes coffee so quickly that... it doesn't make it slow. Turn it on, lift the lid, pop in a coffee capsule, press a button and hey presto. Instant, delicious coffee that tastes exactly the same, every time. Every single day, you can wake up to the same cup of coffee you love. And I can guarantee, your kitchen will smell fucking fantastic. But take a look at the price. The machine costs €549 and coffee...