John Tilling

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This is the rare PlayStation console built by Sony and Nintendo

Long before Sony and Nintendo were rivals, the two companies were partners for a brief time. In 1988, the duo started work on SNES-CD, a video game media format that was supposed to augment the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher-capacity CDs. In 1991 at the Consumer Electronics Show …

Retrogaming

Alaska's Mount Marathon Race: The most extreme July 4 event in America?

"If you're not bleeding when you come off the mountain, you didn't try hard enough". So goes a slightly terrifying saying about the Mount Marathon Race, a headlong scramble up and down the peak that looms over the tiny port town of Seward, Alaska.<p>It started - where else? - in a bar-room. More than …

This website only lets one person in at a time

As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me and my ticket number is 113,664. I'm not great at …

IndieVice brings pro camera capabilities to smartphones (this one actually does)

Let’s give you a bit of background details before we move onto this new product, shall we?<p>The word “professional” gets thrown around way too much in the mobile industry. A plethora of manufacturers keep saying their smartphone cameras and accessories are meant for professionals, but I have always …

Mobile

Tunisia: travel advice for tourists after terrorist shooting in Sousse

I am in Tunisia right now – what should I do?<p>Abta, the travel association, estimated yesterday that around 3,000 Britons are currently on holiday in Tunisia. The Foreign Office recommends returning to Britain as soon as possible. Contact your tour operator – they are running additional flights to …

Destiny: The Taken King's Story Soars to New Heights

When developer Bungie announced Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, I was skeptical of its story. I was not particularly impressed with the narrative in the base game. But I was able to go hands-on with the first mission in The Taken King, and I came away believing that Bungie is pushing hard …

Mars

MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night

Engineers at MIT successfully tested their robotic cheetah's ability to autonomously jump over obstacles up to 18 inches tall, becoming the first …

Edible LEGO Gummies Are Stackable Treats You Can Eat

Grant Thompson of YouTube's King of Random has created LEGOs that cannot only be used for building, but can also be used for eating! Utilizing both store-bought and custom-made molds, Thompson filled them with a mixture of cold water, corn syrup, colorful Jello mix, and gelatin to create delicious …

Homemade

I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind

My lovely wife and I recently decided to back up all our family photos to a single online location, so we’d be less dependent on the Mac Mini they currently live on. That, in turn, would free the Mini up so that the 14-year-old could use it as a music-and-movie studio and (eventually, I hope) to …

Microsoft details the many different versions of Windows 10

A new Windows release wouldn't be the same without many different versions of the OS to confuse the heck out of you. Microsoft finally gave us the skinny on Windows 10's upcoming versions today -- and they're all pretty familiar to Windows fans. There's the usual "Home" version for mainstream …

This ex-Apple engineer's new app turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac or PC

Duet Display is an app designed to get some extra use out of your iPad.<p>Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your computer, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>Duet Display originally …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

This Simple OS Turns a PC Into Every Retro Game Console at Once

Better living through emulation<p>Yearning to sit on the couch and play some <i>Super Mario Bros</i> like the good ol' days? Or wait, no, <i>Sonic 2</i>. Wait jk <i>Crash Bandicoot</i>! Lakka's got your back. In just a few minutes it'll turn virtually any PC into a dead simple all-in-one emulation machine.<p>More streamlined …

Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from …

Japan

Fan Recreates Furious 7's Paul Walker Tribute Using Grand Theft Auto Because… Cars?

Prepare for pixelated tears.<p>The unfathomable success of <i>Furious 7</i> is bittersweet. Each new mile marker reminds fans that star Paul Walker isn't around to see his underdog franchise prosper. But because Vin Diesel's a pro, <i>Furious 7</i> found an elegant way to eulogize the late actor. Wiz Khalifa's …

Grand Theft Auto

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft makes total sense now

And if I came away with one thing, it's this:<p>Microsoft's purchase last year of Mojang, the video game studio that makes the wildly popular Minecraft, might just have been the best $2.5 billion the company has ever spent.<p>During a staged demo at Microsoft Build this week, two Microsoft employees …

Augmented Reality

Android customization - how to set up two-factor authentication on your Google account

Did you get the chance to follow along our Android customization series for the last few weeks? We covered the Android SDK developer tool ADB. While designed for, well, developers, it is actually a solid tool for file transfers, installing apps from your PC, taking screen recording and even for …

Android News

How To Install Windows 10 IoT On Your Raspberry Pi 2

Thanks to the release of Windows 10 for multiple single-board computers, tinkerers are now waking up to the possibility of running Windows as a usable and surprisingly polished alternative open source operating systems like Raspbian. But how do you run Windows on a RaspPi? And why?<p>First, I invite …

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …

Four ways to make the most of Intel's Compute Stick

Intel's Compute Stick has tablet-grade hardware, and offers steady HD streaming performance in a package not much bigger than Google's Chromecast. The hardware's inability to serve up a steady Bluetooth connection while on Wi-Fi is going to be a deal-breaker for most, but pop in the USB receiver …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung is really reaching…

A new ad from Samsung has started appearing for some people searching “iPhone 6s” on Google, and it’s a pretty hilariously formatted attempt at hijacking searches for Apple’s rumored handset. “Awkward You Obviously – Mean S6 – samsung.com,” the advertisement reads, placed at the top of search …

Samsung

Car-hire chaos predicted as UK driving licence changes

British holidaymakers could face a summer of chaos when attempting to hire a car abroad – as changes to the UK driving licence threaten to cause complications.<p>As of June 8, the paper portion of the driving license – which currently lists any fines and penalty points accrued by individual motorists …

Apple Outlines Types of Apple Watch Damage Eligible for Warranty Service

<i>MacRumors</i> has obtained official Visual Mechanical Inspection information for the Apple Watch that reveals what type of damage is eligible for warranty service, out-of-warranty service or no service at all. These guidelines are adhered to by Apple authorized service providers and are based upon …

Apple Watch

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

Microsoft Invents A Better Way To Sense Hand Gestures

Handpose promises the holy grail of motion detection: fast, accurate hand recognition.<p>Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset, then using your hands to pick up a sword and swing it around your head. Imagine a hazard team able to defuse a complicated bomb from a mile away, just by controlling …

10 Incredible Photography Tips & Tutorials from Pro Photographers

We always love to hear some tips an advice from Professional Photographers. In this article, we have collected 10 incredible photography tutorials …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Trick Using the BW Adjustment Layer To Brilliantly Alter Color

One of the most frustrating aspects of Photoshop is that its abilities are so far reaching, that to master it (if it’s possible to do such a thing), …

Tutorials

Play With Your Table, Not Your Food

We don’t often think of tables as interactive objects, but the Labyrinth Table contains an entire world of its own inside that you and your guests …