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Four years into its $139 million development, Star Citizen switches to Amazon's game engine

Despite already being in development for four years, crowdfunded space sim Star Citizen is switching game engines. Cloud Imperium Games, the title’s …

Gaming

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Virtual Reality

Release dates: every game confirmed for 2018

It’s official! 2017 is over. Having been one of the best years in recent memory – as far as games are concerned – the only thing we can do now is …

20 most spectacular game worlds on PC

The Witcher 3<p>Arma 3<p>Grand Theft Auto 5<p>Sleeping Dogs<p>Arkham Knight<p>Dishonored<p>Mad Max<p>Dark Souls 3<p>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim<p>Bioshock and Bioshock …

Mad Max

Star Citizen Continues to Blow No Man's Sky out of the Water With New Trailer

New Star Citizen Trailer<p>From the mind of Chris Roberts, acclaimed creator of Wing Commander and Freelancer, comes Star Citizen. The 100% crowd funded …

Cities: Skylines’ new Natural Disasters expansion is spectacularly horrifying

I’m impressed they waited this long. Using earthquakes and hurricanes to play skyscraper dominoes has long been the alpha and the omega feature of …

PC Gaming

Google opens up registration for its first-ever indie games festival

Google is kicking off registration for its first-ever festival aimed at celebrating indie games on Android. The company is now taking sign-ups for those who want to attend the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, and it’s announcing the exhibitor line-up. This includes 30 games, half …

Google announces 30 games to be exhibited at Indie Games Festival on September 24th in San Francisco

Google today announced the 30 games it would be showcasing at this year’s Indie Games Festival held in San Francisco CA on September 24th 2016.<p>Emceeing the event will be veteran game designer and professor Richard Lemarchand who was lead designer at Crystal Dynamics and Naughty Dog, and is now …

San Francisco

The effects of space travel on the human body

Many people dream of travelling into orbit, to the Moon or even beyond. However those who experience the reality of spaceflight face a succession of potential health problems, says Richard Hollingham.<p>In the words of Star Trek’s legendary doctor Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, “space is disease and danger, …

Space Science

The Gadget Show - Channel 5

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

The Gadget Show - Channel 5

3 DIY Halloween Decorations to Make With Recycled Materials

Haunt your house with these Halloween decorations you can make with old or recycled materials.<p>Halloween yard art can turn an ordinary home into a delightfully ghoulish haunted house. Slapping up some store-bought decorations is a quick way to get the spooky look, but most stores tend to sell …

Get Online Without Wifi, 4G LTE or Even 3G with Be-Bound's Android App

Be-Bound has launched an app for Android devices that promises to keep your connection to the Internet flowing, even when you have no data connection or WiFi available to you.<p>While it might sound like magic, it is in fact a bit more simple than that. The app uses text messages as the ‘transport …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

General Assembly Launches Dash, A Codecademy-Style Code-Teaching Site

General Assembly launched today a new service designed to help get more people to take advantage of its Web Development courses. Called Dash, users will be able to take courses in HTML, cascading stylesheets, and Javascript right in their browser. It follows in line with what other services like …

This iWatch Design Concept is Sexy as Hell

Apple still hasn’t announced made any sort of official iWatch smartwatch product announcement but that doesn’t stop the world salivating at the prospect, and knocking up design concepts to give Apple something to think about along the way.<p>This time around, Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, is …

Rayman Fiesta Run is a festive follow-up to Jungle Run

Rayman Fiesta Run coming this Fall<p>Ubisoft announced today that <i>Rayman Fiesta Run</i> — a mobile game in a similar vein to <i>Rayman Jungle Run —</i> will launch on iOS, Android and Windows 8 mobile devices this Fall.<p>The fiesta-themed game will have Rayman traversing environments full of fruits and food, jumping …

The Gadget Show - Channel 5

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

Insert Coin: Fos combines style and safety in a wearable Bluetooth LED display (video)

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>Light-up clothing is all the rage, and a company called Erogear is upping the ante with Fos, a …

DIY Solar Panels That Track the Sun

Check out this video of a system designed by Arizona man Mike Davis to have solar panels follow the sun across the sky.<p>If you're into solar energy and robotics, have some spare time on your hands, and simply can't deal with the lack of efficiency brought on by the sun moving across the sky, then …

Watch This Robotic Sofa Balance On One Leg

And watch it collapse into pieces when it inevitably falls over<p>Artist Jacob Tonski, inspired by how the sofa is a center of human interactions, rigged a 170-year-old Victorian sofa to stand up on a single leg--and to break apart into pieces when it falls over. It's a metaphor for the precariousness …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

Entrepreneurship

Wildly popular game Dots comes to Android and Kindle Fire

After notching nearly one billion games played on iOS, Dots comes to the Android platform to snare more addicts.<p>Roughly three months after its iOS debut, the wildly popular brain game Dots has come to the Android platform.<p>The puzzler from Playdots, Inc., which entices players to connect as many …

Android News