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  • F-16 pilot plus GoPro equals crazy first-person video

    Recently, Danish Air Force pilot John Kristensen used a GoPro camera to film his flight in a F-16 Fighting Falcon over Greenland. The video provides views of the entire arch of his flight from take-off to landing. In the video, we can see Kristensen jet past snow-covered plains, icebergs, glacier dotted expanses of ocean, and narrow inlets. We can also see Kristensen flying in formation alongside other pilots who are members of the Fighter Wing Skrydstrup. All of these images prove flying a jet is a thrilling mix of speed, sight, and sound that’s not for the faint of heart....

  • Diabetics hopeful laser device succeeds in testing blood sugar levels

    Researchers at Princeton University are developing a non-invasive device that uses mid-infrared light to test a diabetic’s blood sugar levels, a process researchers hope will someday replace the current method of pricking one’s finger to draw blood for testing. One of the most important tasks diabetics must perform multiple times throughout each day is testing their blood sugar levels, whose results are key to helping them assess the amount of food they can consume and the extent of insulin they need to inject in order to maintain their health. As a type 1 diabetic, I can also attest to the annoyance...

  • AMD’s new Radeon R9 285 increases power, drops wattage

    AMD on Saturday released its new GeForce killer, the R9 285. It may sound like yet another graphics card in the rebadged world of the R-line, but it comes with some proper upgrades. The company couldn't help having a punny dig at Nvidia either, noting that "the competition is green with envy." Well played, AMD. It replaces the R9 280, which was a fairly good card in its own right, but was ridiculously power hungry. The R9 285 uses 60w less at full tilt, while delivering up to 3.29teraFLOPS of processing power. It will also support DirectX 12, once the eagerly awaited...

  • Don’t get mad: here are 5 timed Xbox One and PS4 exclusives

    We all know by now the furore that was raised when it was announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a timed Xbox One exclusive. Playstation gamers everywhere were up in arms at the thought. Console exclusivity is hardly a new thing however, and we saw loads of them on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The fact that Rise of the Tomb Raider is being announced as a timed exclusive and not a console exclusive title at least gives PS4 owners a carrot to salivate over. What are some of the other timed exclusives on the cards? Interestingly,...

  • Here’s ‘Game of Thrones’ reimagined as an 8-bit Nintendo game

    If I was an unoriginal writer, I'd say "nothing puts the 'Game' in Game of Thrones like these gifs," but instead, I'm saying how incredibly faithful these ten animated 8-bit gifs are. Imgur user GnarW0lves has created ten stunning animated shorts and judging by her twitter profile, fantasy worlds are her unmitigated passion. The graphics have a rather Shovel Knight look to them and if there's any genius developer out there who wants to create a retro Game of Thrones game with GnarW0lves help, you'd be doing the internet a great service. The controls would be exceedingly simple. Push 'A' to jump...

  • Latest Destiny trailer kicks ass in more ways than one

    Destiny is coming, quickly. With less than three weeks before Bungie and Activision releases their flagship title, and perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated titles in gaming history, there's a new gameplay trailer lighting up YouTube's servers. Who knew post-apocalyptic scenes seem so inviting? Showcased in 1080p, the game will be available for current-gen and legacy Microsoft and Sony consoles, although the latter will be scaled down to 720p. The trailer itself highlights the multiplayer open-world shooter landscapes that Bungie and Activision spent around US$500-million developing. And while much will change from the current beta to the final product, the...

  • Asus Zenfone 4 review: the best $100 Android smartphone yet

    ASUS, apart from making the low-cost Nexus 7 tablets for Google, has mostly focused on high-end devices. Its PadFone lineup, which boasts of smartphones that turn into tablets at a moment’s notice, and the Transformer series of tablets have all been premium devices carrying a formidable price tag. So when the Taiwanese manufacturer launched the new Zenfone lineup of 4, 5 and 6-inch phones at rock-bottom prices, it took quite a few folks by surprise. Motorola might have stunned the world with the US$179 Moto G and the US$100 Moto E, but the three Zenfones are even better when it...

  • New, sexy Bloodborne concept pictures reveals terrifying ‘yawning house’ enemy

    Bloodborne is From Software's first game for PS4, and it looks like a right cracker. There's been a snippet of gameplay here and there, and today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia (via Dualshockers) have released a bunch of hand-drawn concept art pieces. These images show off the weapons, locations and one of the presumed bosses of Bloodborne, but one picture truly strikes fear into my heart and knowing From Software, the enemy in this image will be terrifying as hell. I present, the yawning/indifferent house of evil. Can't see it? We've zoomed in for you. Behold! What horrors lurk within? There's some other...

  • World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor may feature in-game tributes to Robin Williams

    Robin Williams' passing earlier this month triggered a flurry of rightfully deserved internet tributes. Our favourites are these three in-game models found in World of Warcraft, the decade-old online game that's currently increasing its prices to fix falling profits, as it releases new content with the Warlords of Draenor expansion.  Anyway Shortly after Williams' passing, Blizzard tweeted its condolences, saying that they'll see Williams "in-game". .@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game. — World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 13, 2014 That's when Wowhead, a World of Warcraft modding...

  • NOOK at me: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 turns into latest Barnes & Noble tablet

    I'm not completely sure if I understand the purpose of reading-specific tablets (versus e-paper alternatives) like the NOOK. Samsung has teamed up with Barnes & Noble, the largest bookseller in the US, to launch its latest device. But the problem is, it's not an e-reader. It's a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with NOOK apps installed. Those imagining a brand new machine, with NOOK labels imprinted everywhere will be disappointed, in fact it's nothing new at all. Painting a pony black does not make it a stallion, but this is what Samsung's attempted here. It's still a rather pretty pony, though. The...