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  • PlayStation 4 exclusive ‘Until Dawn’ seems a darker, more serious ‘Life Is Strange’

    It has been an inconsistent year for PlayStation 4 exclusives. We've seen marvels like Bloodborne outshine terrors like The Order: 1886. With more interesting titles coming later this year, gamers on the blue side will be waiting patiently for the post-E3 2015 onslaught. But what's first on the agenda? Supermassive Games' Until Dawn will see an August release date, coupled with story driven gameplay inspired by the chaos theory. It's all third person it would seem, and will jump on the coattails of games like Life Is Strange (which we thoroughly love). If the trailer is indeed taken from gameplay, we...

  • Google I/O 2015 preview: Android M, Brillo and virtual reality tales

    June is a bumper month for conferences across the world, with WWDC, Computex and E3 within weeks of each other. Arguably though, there's a much more important event that opens the curtains for these. Mountain View will head to San Francisco on 28 May to kick off Google I/O -- the company's most important event of the year. It's generally a software developers paradise, but we have seen the odd hardware surprise here and there in the past. So, before the multicoloured mayhem begins in earnest, we look forward to the conference that will define Google's next 12 months. Android M: the...

  • 5 quick and nifty Apple iPad tricks

    There is something to be said for the ease and simplicity of use of Apple products. Most of the time, they just offer elegant and extremely user friendly solutions. Here are five useful tricks to enhance your experience with the Apple iPad. 1. Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPad Find my iPad is now enabled by default (during the initial setup process), rather than asking users to enable it manually. This is a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPad. Set up a free iCloud account and you will be able to locate,...

  • Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana is coming to your iPhone, Android

    Microsoft is on a mission to create the most device-friendly operating system to date. Native Windows 10 apps like Cortana, the Phone Companion App, and Xbox Music are all going to be available to download on iPhones and Android devices. In competition with Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now, Cortana is a digital assistant that helps you set reminders, do search queries, check flights or weather information on your smartphone. In a blog post announcement, Microsoft explains that all changes made in Cortana’s notebook will be reflected across all your devices. These changes include tasks like taking photos, creating playlists, and so...

  • Hold Tony’s Stark in your hand thanks to Samsung

    After much teasing, Samsung recently teased a limited edition variant of their Galaxy S6 Edge phone. The South Korean company is capitalising on Marvel's current popularity and designed the phone around Iron Man, arguably the best Avenger. This limited edition offering is coloured red with gold trims, similar to the MK VII (featured in The Avengers). The phone is packaged in a special Iron Man-themed box, includes a see-through cover, and has a wireless charger modelled after the suit's Arc Reactor power core. It also comes pre-installed with a custom Iron Man theme. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android...

  • Sony Xperia E3 review-in-brief: unflappable but uninteresting

    The Sony Xperia E series is the budget battler of the company's Xperia range, catering for more of a mid-range audience than its other phones in the stable. While you could say that this means it offers lower-end features, you could see it as a cheaper phone offering mid-end features. I prefer the former definition though. The Sony Xperia E3, launched back at IFA 2014, isn't the best phone in the Sony arsenal so stop right now if you think it'll hold a candle to the likes of the Xperia C3 or the much more expensive and impressive Sony Xperia Z3...

  • Xbox Live revived after outage, Xbox 360 social features still affected

    Microsoft's having a pretty bad start to the week it seems. Xbox Live dropped off the map earlier today for reasons yet unknown. The company has since repitched the core services for Xbox Live users, but social services, Slacker Radio and Xbox Fitness remain limited. Social services will affect those looking for multiplayer action, but it is currently only affecting Xbox 360 and not Xbox One users. Microsoft notes: Hey Xbox members, are you having issues with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare crashing during multiplayer following the latest title update? Additionally, are you having trouble sharing to Facebook? We’re working with...

  • Rumoured Logitech G29 Driving Force wheel spotted in the wild

    Logitech has been launching mice and keyboards aplenty these past few months but fans have been wondering when its next racing wheel will be launched. Thanks to new photographs and certificates of approval, we could be looking at the company's new racing system. Leaked by MaxConsole, the Logitech G29 Driving Force is the likely replacement for the slightly dated but much loved G27 (pictured above) on PlayStation 4 and, possibly, PC. However, based on the buttons on the wheel, we'd have to say that it looks like an exclusive for-Sony product. In terms of finish as well, it's not the most...

  • Solar-powered Ecocapsules let you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

    Those days of situating a mobile home or trailer along the coast as the sole alternative to semi off-the-grid living are over. Thanks to an eco-conscious group of green-living pioneers called Nice Architects, a new self-sustaining pod called the Ecocapsule promises a radical rethinking of traditional home design. Based and developed in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Ecoscapsule measures just 14.6-feet long by 7.4-feet wide by 8.4-feet tall. Although the Ecocaspule certainly deserves to be called a “micro home”, its developers insist the egg-shaped structure is big enough for two. And as with most environmentally-friendly homes built on a smaller scale, the interior...

  • Autonomous, flying selfies are here thanks to Lily Throw and Shoot camera

    Lily is a new start-up company that hails from Menlo Park, California. With its new and innovative throw-and-shoot flying drone camera (simply named “Lily” or “Lily Camera”) it aims to change the landscape of visual documentation. Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow co-founded their company, Lily, back in 2013 after they met while studying computer science and working together at the UC Berkeley Robotics Laboratory. The company is currently funded by both private and institutional investors such as SV Angel, High Line Venture Partners, and Upside Partnerships. The basic concept behind the Lily camera is that it will operate totally autonomously from the...