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  • ‘Crysis: Analogue Edition’ board game now on Kickstarter

    A popular trend over the years is converting popular video games into board games. Some of the more notable properties are Gears of War, Doom, X-Com, Bioshock: Infinite, and Civilization. Crysis is the latest game to receive the tabletop treatment. Crysis: Analogue Edition is marketed as a tactical board game for 2-8 players. The game will feature two gameplay variants: Team Instant Action, which is standard death match, and Capture the Relay, a team capture the flag mode. Set during the events of Crysis 3, players will be able to play as either the US Special Forces or Cell as...

  • Injured turtle saved, given new jaw thanks to 3D printing technology

    In Turkey, a sea turtle struck by tragedy when a boat propeller hacked off a part of its jaw has a new claim to life thanks to a 3D printed beak courtesy of technology firm BTech Innovation and the veterinarians responsible for completing the procedure. With significant damage to its lower and upper jaws, a Turkish animal rescue team found the sea turtle floating in the ocean and nearly dead. The rescuers rushed the turtle to Dalyan Iztuzu Pamukkale University’s Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. There, the turtle was nursed back to health and its wounds healed. Given the extent of...

  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) review: entry-level done right

    Starting with the Moto X in 2013, Motorola started a whole trend of making value-for-money smartphones with a heavy focus on optimised software. Later came the Moto G (1st Gen), which sold like hot cakes in various parts of the world, including India. It offered the right amount of hardware for the price, and Motorola had put in a lot of effort in getting the basics right, such as the build quality, loudspeaker performance, and the battery life. Later, it went on the release a slimmed-down variant dubbed the Moto E, but it lacked a little too much, such as...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ‘Iron Man’ edition officially teased

    Selling smartphones on merit nowadays must be more tricky than it seems. Samsung has officially teased a version of its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship that will feature Iron Man insignia in some way, shape or form. It's all pretty much still up in the air as to what the Korean manufacuturer is planning, but chances are that we're getting a superhero smartphone sometime "soon". The tweet reads as follows: Coming Soon (*Detailed availability in markets may differ by region) pic.twitter.com/oseZi3fOKn — Samsung Electronics (@SamsungTMRW) May 15, 2015 Excited? We bet you are. It seems that Samsung and Marvel will be looking at a more...

  • New Blu-ray format brings 4K to your lounge

    This week, the Blu-ray Association (BDA) announced specifications for its new media, Ultra HD Blu-ray. Licencing for this format will begin later this year. That’s right, you’re going to have to re-purchase Star Wars for the umpteenth time. The new format has been created in order to accommodate Ultra HD content. Ultra HD is marketed as 4K UHD (2160p) and 8K UHD (4320p), though this new format will not natively support 8K. Along with the resolution upgrade the format will also be supporting higher frame rates, a wider range of colours, and new sound formats. Ultra HD Blu-ray discs will be...

  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor is a wearable for the budding Wimbledon star

    Sony has taken a break from making smartphone camera sensors and consoles this week to release the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor in Australia, to read your every move. Weighing in at eight grams, the sensor feeds information to a smartphone which helps the user better understand the motion of the swing and where the user can improve. Capturing up to 12 000 shots, the Smart Tennis Sensor can stream this information to an iOS or Android app. The idea of wearables to enhance sporting performance isn't quite as foreign as one might expect. A few years ago we saw sporting apparel company...

  • Xbox One trumps PlayStation 4 in US sales race for April

    Here's an incredible little turn up for the books in the lead-up to E3 2015, especially if you're on the greener side of the fence (pun intended in this case). Microsoft's straggler, the Xbox One, has finally outsold its PlayStation 4 competition in the United States in the month of April, which ends a long streak for Sony and its gaming machine. As the NPD report would have it, it wasn't because the Xbox One reinvented itself -- it's primarily thanks to Mortal Kombat X, which led software sales. There was an absence of exclusive title launches during this time too,...

  • ‘Candy Crush Saga’ is coming to Windows 10 devices, automatically

    Stories and news regarding Windows 10 has been nothing but positive so far, but Microsoft has finally hit its first obstacle with the internet and prospective Windows 10 adopters. News has surfaced that Redmond has signed a deal with software manufacturer King, which means Candy Crush Saga, one of the world's most popular games, will be automatically installed to those who upgrade to Windows 10 during the launch period. Microsoft's also promising more "popular and awesome King game titles" in the future. So buckle up for the ride, kids. It seems that Microsoft has sold its soul to the mobile...

  • 5 signs that your hard drive is probably about to fail

    Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive, there is always a chance the device will fail and take all your data with it. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer will usually show subtle signs of impending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive. These are five tell-tale signs that usually point to a hard drive failure in the near future. 1. Intermittent file corruption or missing files Hard drives store data in a specific place that is then later used to retrieve the data when you need...

  • Microsoft outlines the 7 versions of Windows 10, including one for ‘elevators’

    Windows 10 will be the one OS to rule them all, but Microsoft isn't making the same mistake it did with Windows 8. It has largely clarified what the OS's destiny is, and thus will be releasing seven distinct versions to cover its seven target brackets. It's not too dissimilar to previous OSes, but Windows 10, according to Microsoft at least, will power "everything from elevators to ATMs to heart rate monitors to wearables." So, what does this mean for the consumer, the enterprise and the likes of the mobile computing world? We outline the seven briefly below. Windows 10 Home Home users...