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  • GTA V PC launching 14 November according to games store listing

    October and November look set to be the busiest months in the gaming year. Outside of Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Evil Within, we can now add GTA V for PC to the list. Now, and according to this page from gaming store Coolshop, GTA V PC launches 14 November 2014. Coolshop lists GTA V PC at £37.96 (US$64.99) and the game can be pre-purchased as of right now, so this is a legitimate product, but the date could always change. This news comes hot on the heels of the recently launched GTA V page on Steam, which promises a...

  • Russia’s R1 super-tram will ‘integrate into any landscape’ and it has USB 3.0

    Only in Russia, say the memes, but in this particular case, it certainly rings true. Recently debuting at Innoprom 2014 was the Soviet nation's most elaborate, and certainly tech-drenched tram the world has ever seen. Dubbed the Russia One (or R1), the high-tech transport looks a bit like a snail, and one wouldn't be misled to think of a tram as an overweight piece of wood with a few rails beneath. But Yekaterinburgian creators (yes, that's a real place) of the Russia One, UralVagonZavod (UVZ) have certainly removed the stigma with one fell swoop. The bi-directional R1 has a forward-slanted windshield, that provides...

  • Tekken 7 officially announced with uber-crazy trailer

    Tekken 7 is official and it was announced at Evo 2014 that it's coming to "new-gen" consoles, reports IGN. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, Tekken 7 will "rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.” This is all according to Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken's chief producer, who has recently tweeted a little more information regarding his upcoming game. Tekken 7 is of course, expected to release for the Xbox One and PS4,...

  • Knomo’s Knomad will get and keep you going

    Carrying around more and more cables, gizmos means finding items can be annoying and tangles are a daily occurrence. Showing they are more than simply a luxury bag maker, Knomo is fixing this and venturing into the electronics market with a battery collaboration (via CasePower) for its forthcoming product "Knomad" -- a portable organiser. Made from cotton canvas with brass fixtures and a raw leather touchpoint trip (no mucky hands to ruin it!) this is one durable bit of kit. Not waterproof but splash-proof for sure - it's meant to be taken out, used and lusted...

  • Sweetened Raspberry Pi B+ features four USB ports, lower power drain

    Coming under increased pressure from the likes of the BeagleBone and the HummingBoard in the battle of the micro-computers, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a refreshed model dubbed the "Model B+". The original Model B has been roaming the wild for a good two years now without so much as a change of clothes, but finally the Cambridgeshire-based firm has pushed what it deems "the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi." For those expecting a beefier hardware upgrade, cue disappointment. Although it will remain at a highly competitive US$35, the Model B+ now features double the USB ports, a...

  • 8 TV and game mashups that need to happen

    Combine popular TV shows with games and what do you get? These possible game and TV mashups. Cool TV demands an even cooler game, as a wise person, who may have been me, once said. Once upon a time Once is a special show and would be an excellent game, if Telltale Games, makers of The Wolf Among Us steps in. Once is all adventure, talking, tears and little action, so as a cell-shaded episodic game it would be an instant hit. Fargo Did anyone expect a televised version of the-best-film-of-all-time™ to be such an excellent series? Not me, and all I could...

  • It’s probably a trap: Star Wars fans can now fund new Death Star on Kickstarter

    Is this the death of crowsourcing? Nope. Only the death of the human race, it seems. A Manchunian Palpatine fan has taken to Kickstarter to fund the intricate construction of a £9 "Death Star." Perhaps in tribute to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, the builder's technical skill set or a test of Kickstarter's mettle, ambitious projects like this that harbour the least sense often are the most successful. Other bogus crowdfunding projects have made headlines across the world this week, most notably Zack Brown's Potato Salad project. Asking for US$10, Brown received over US$45 000, and is still racking...

  • 5-TILES keyboard review: the Qwerty pretender

    Call me a Neanderthal, but I miss typing on a phone with a physical Qwerty keyboard. Nothing quite beats the tangible feedback a springing key with defined edges provides. BlackBerry's now largely extinct Bold range had the best example but now, although touchscreen smartphones are more powerful than we could ever have anticipated then, typing anything of length on one is an unwanted chore. Enter the third party keyboard app that hopes to kill Qwerty for good -- ETAOI Systems's 5-TILES keyboard, available for Android and likely iOS too in the coming months. Novel and attractive design The self-proclaimed "keyboard designed for...

  • Mystery solved: Sony reveals why the PS4 console was held back at launch

    Sony announced the PS4 20 February 2013 to a frothing crowd in New York, but there was no console in sight and many fans surmised that the only reason for the reveal was to beat Microsoft's Xbox One launch (21 May 2013) to the punch. Where was the console, and why announce the PS4 without it? Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House provides answers to these questions, thanks to an exclusive interview from IGN. Why was the PS4 launched before the Xbox One? "That was deliberate," says House. Sony wanted the PS4 information out there so that it could "stake its ground"...

  • I know what you’re thinking: Google Glass, now with mind control

    Google Glass doesn't exactly have a wonderful public image, nor the people who use it. The US$1 000 device has come under some scrutiny for its privacy pervasive nature in a post-Snowden world. But a new appendage may just change this perception, or involuntarily, make it worse. NeuroSky, manufacturers of brainwave harnessing biosensors, had its MindWave Mobile fitted to Google Glass, allowing the wearer to control the Glass using nothing but brain function. While the Glass fits around the ears, the MindWave is mounted on the forehead. No touch, motion or speech is needed at all, just thought. The EEG and Glass...