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

OhKay 5 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, ...

Games, Videos

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

Grayson the Pokemon fish 1 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 ...

Games, News, Xbox One

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

SO 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 ...


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

wifi 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 ...

Innovation, News

Puffing power: cigarette butts to revolutionise electronics industry

SONY DSC 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 ...

Motorola, News, smartwatches

Moto360 pre-release review reveals one damn fine smartwatch

moto360 rev 2 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 ...

Apple, smartwatches

Focus, simplicity and greatness: envisioning the Jobsian smartwatch

steve jobs logo Apple was a company on the brink of financial destruction 15 years ago. After being bullied by Microsoft with the emergence of the PC and prior to Steve Jobs' messianic return, Cupertino's sweetheart had suffered a 30% slump in sales in the final quarter of 1996, with two further years of red financials. Jobs' influence cannot be underestimated, but can be understood by the firm's massive growth from twig in the sand to the post-1997 innovative powerhouse that it is ...

Games, News, PC

Broforce crossover Expendabros is best film-to-game ever made (and it’s free)

Expendabros Many of you know Broforce as possibly the best retro-inspired shooter of 2014, and it's still only in beta. So fans, rejoice: this South African-born platform shooter gets a free Expendables themed update with the aptly titled Expendabros which is, best of all, free for Windows PCs. There are seven new Expendabros to play around with, and ten missions to wreck havoc in. Luckily, it's a Broforce game so these ten missions (most can be breezed through in under a minute, if ...

Wearable technology

Leap introduces LeapBand: the first wearable fitness tracker for kids

leap lead If you're a geek parent, you've probably given your kids a LeapPad at some point in your life. For those know know nothing about it, Leap's LeapPad is an inexpensive tablet for the little people, and it's pretty damn good. But would you plonk a toddler-friendly fitness tracker on your children's wrists? Leap hopes so, hence all the build-up I wrote before this sentence. This is the LeapBand, a R500 (US$50 give or take) activity tracker available sometime September in ...

News, smartwatches

Fugly Timex IronMan One smartwatch don’t need no stinking smartphone for 3G

timex gps+ display While smartphone and washing machine manufacturers ply newfound trades in the smartwatch industy, actual watch makers are entirely absent. It's just a hunch, but I believe watch makers would have more luck in what is, essentially, a beefed-up watch industry. Timex, tried and trusted Dutch watchmaker, seems to agree. The company's new IronMan ONE GPS+ is its rendition of the smartwatch, and is by all means, left-field. So left-field, in fact, it'll end up either somewhere in the ocean or ...


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