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  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

    Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you. It's a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as 256MB DDR3 RAM for background tasks. The source site says a whole lot more about Microsoft, Sony, and the end...

  • 5 epic weapons from our favourite games

    Violence is an integral part of modern gaming. I don’t know why gamers are so infatuated with violence but it is one of the most alluring aspects when it comes to considering what title to buy next. Maybe it's because the art of gaming is mostly indulged in by the male half of the human race (I can already see sexist activists cringing in their seats)? Perhaps it’s because it's a hyper-vivid reality in the world we live in today? Or possibly it’s because that no matter what, we are constantly searching for any form of excitement to escape the...

  • No surprises here: Grand Theft Auto V looks terrible on a monochrome TV

    Nostalgia cuts a fine line between want and need. Gamers want the latest titles to evoke memories of their favourite games, but what they need are the latest, hottest graphics. Reddit user awesomedan24 (found via gaming site Gamepur) hacked a 1973 black and white TV to play  Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row IV and Watch Dogs. Unsurprisingly, the results are some muddy, ugly videos twinned with heaps of golden nostalgia. It's a cute and cool experiment, and will ensure that you never take your 1080p LED TV for granted again. So while we may pine for the days of old, when...

  • Today’s WTF moment: IBM’s TrueNorth superprocessor copies human brain, ushers in robot apocalypse

    Creating a synthetic brain has long been the stuff of engineering fantasy and steep scientific challenge, but IBM has developed what could be an important breakthrough in brain-mimicking processing. It's called TrueNorth, and it's about to change AI forever. Developed by Cornell Tech, honed by IBM and funded by DARPA, TrueNorth was developed in the hope of bridging the gulf between human brain's efficiency, processing power and today's silicon-based CPUs comparative weakness. The "neurosynaptic" chip draws inspiration from the human brain's cerebral cortex, the overarching control centre and its intricate inventory of neurons (which take the place of traditional CPU cores) and...

  • 50 reasons why Skyrim is, and will always be, the most beautiful game of all time

    I already know what you're thinking, that there are better-looking games than Skyrim. You would be wrong, though. After releasing on PC back in November 2011, Skyrim became more then an open-world RPG, it became an easel for digital artists to paint their pictures on. And the best of the best post their efforts on the ENBSeries forum, a website dedicated to graphics modifications for the most popular games (GTA IV, Dark Souls, Fallout are also on that list). Skyrim though, is the most popular for graphic modders and the results are simply breathtaking. The Skyrim forum on ENBSeries has millions...

  • Grayson the fighting fish is Twitch’s latest Pokémon-playing star

    Usually cats are the creatures that makes the internet tick, but this time, all honours go to a fish -- a Pokémon Red/Blue playing fish called Grayson Hopper. Get ready, it's Fish Plays Pokemon. Two students, perhaps distressed at the thought that their beloved fighter fish would spend its life aimlessly swimming around its tank, have mapped the controls of the game to Grayson's tank, using a symphony of motion sensing tech, allowing him to effectively play the game. And it turns out he's a gamer after all. After 135 hours of gameplay, Grayson's acquired a Charmander hilariously named "AAAABBK" and...

  • No Sunset Overdrive for PS4, only Xbox One has the online muscle says Insomniac CEO

    PS4 owners who watched the trailers or were lucky enough to play Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive at E3 are surely lamenting the fact that it's an Xbox One exclusive. Why Xbox One and not PS4, though? Gamer Revolution asked Insomniac CEO Ted Price exactly why. The answer's fairly pedestrian as you'll soon discover. We have a long history and great relationship with Sony and we will continue to work closely with them moving forward. However when Microsoft announced the Xbox One we felt that what Microsoft was offering in terms of the platform feature set and Xbox Live presence was a...

  • Newly minted 802.22 Wi-Fi standard has insane 100km range

    The days of inadvertently maxing out your cellular data plan because your smartphone happens to be a few inches outside of your Wi-Fi network’s range are soon to be over. Recently, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) issued a new 802.22 Wi-Fi standard that covers 19 300 square kilometres from a single base station. Even better, this new standard will broadcast data up to 22Mbps. Although the infrastructure and devices needed to accommodate this new standard will take years to develop, the idea of universal Wi-Fi access (which we believe should be a free universal right) is one step closer to reality. While this...

  • Puffing power: cigarette butts to revolutionise electronics industry

    Cigarettes are dirty, toxic creatures. After they've been liberally smoked, their remains are tossed aside into street corners and flower pots to pollute and gradually infect the world. Incredibly though, these tiny polluters are more valuable to the electronics industry than they may initially seem. Some incredibly smart (or bored) scientists thought it would be a great idea to use these butts as an electrode coating for supercapacitors -- those nubs on electronics in charge of handling large quanities of electronic potential. As it turns out, cigarette butts are more efficient at holding a charge than commercially ubiquitous graphene and...

  • Moto360 pre-release review reveals one damn fine smartwatch

    Luca Viscardi is kind of a "big thing" in his native Italy, so naturally when Mister Gadget gets his hands on a smartwatch, it gets noticed. Especially so if it's the yet-to-be-released Moto360. Spending an extensive few days with the gadget has let Viscardi form his own opinion of Motorola's smartwatch, while leaking a few pictures and tasty tidbits too. And his conclusion? Well, he's not quite sure what to make of it, frankly. Aesthetically, the Moto360 could very well have been designed by an Apple employee, with sleek and simple lines used extensively. Sitting alongside the rectangular LG G Watch,...