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2015 Hyundai i30 review

THE three-year-old Hyundai i30 C-segment hatch (and Touring wagon) is subtly modified with a more elegant nose, improved diesel efficiency and …

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Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating cities, solar bikes and a Dr. Seuss house

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>The Volkswagen Camper van is one of the most iconic vehicles of the 20th century, but VW hasn't put out a new model of the hippie standby since 2003. That …

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This is the best Steel Battalion cockpit. Ever.

The fantasy mech simulator so famously fiddly it came with it's own command console and twin joysticks, <i>Steel Battalion</i>, is remembered fondly by fans. Sadly, the stupid-big custom controllers are hard to find in working order these days, and even harder to maintain. When you can get your hands on …

These signs say Nintendo is giving up on the Wii U

A lot of people are excited about Nintendo’s future. The immediate future, however, looks a bit rough.<p>The Japanese gaming giant made waves last month with some exciting announcements, but it’s clear its current console, the Wii U, is becoming an afterthought for the company. Despite only being a …

Kia Novo Concept Car is a Sexy Compact Fastback Sedan

Kia may have made us drool over the GT4 Stinger and the Sportspace concept, but it’s not done yet. The Korean automaker showed off another surprisingly sexy concept on its home turf, pulling the silk sheet off the Novo fastback concept at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show.<p>Boasting a low-slung, coupe-like …

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Why Is Nintendo Wrong To Be Proud Of Their Metacritic Scores?

Nintendo has struggled to come up with much good news during their investor briefings over the last few years, with their consoles routinely missing sales targets and the Wii U specifically now the slowest selling major Nintendo system ever. But they do have one constant, shining beam of light, the …

This is the main reason video games are so much better today than they were years ago

After several updates, including the biggest one arriving this week in the 1.1.1 patch, Destiny is now a much different game than it was when it launched in September.<p>Not only is the game significantly better, it might be one of the best games I've ever played. It's heart-pounding and utterly …

New 'Ghost In The Shell' Anime Movie To Be Released In Japan This Summer

Not to be confused with the Ghost in the Shell live action film starring Scarlett Johansson, it seems we’ll be getting a new standalone anime movie in Japan this summer as well.<p>Handled by Production I.G, it will see the return of the voice cast from the recent Arise mini-series but is intended to …

Ghost cars may soon become a reality

Jaguar is currently working on technology that projects a ghost car in front of drivers, allowing them to navigate busy roads without having to refer …

Sony Gave Me $1349 Worth Of PlayStation Games This Year -- I Paid $50 For All Of Them

In North America alone during 2014, Sony handed out 71 free games totaling a value of $1349 to PlayStation Plus members. I paid $49.99 for all of them.<p>That staggering statistic comes courtesy of website Push Square, which recently published a comprehensive evaluation of Sony’s premium PlayStation …

Goat Simulator free MMO expansion riffs off World of Warcraft

Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain Studios has revealed a second free expansion - this time adding a new MMO mode that sends up World of …

GRID Game Streaming Service Is A Golden Opportunity For NVIDIA

NVIDIA made a series of interesting announcements today regarding its excellent SHIELD Tablet. The company released a few more details about the impending Android Lollipop update (with redesigned apps) coming to the SHIELD Tablet, it announced a new “Green Box” game bundle which includes a Tegra …

Aston Martin Lagonda Sales May Expand Beyond the Middle East

We love pretty much everything about the luscious new Aston Martin Lagonda sedan, except for one thing: Aston Martin is selling it only in the Middle East. Or is it?<p>According to a report from <i>Top Gear</i>, worldwide interest in the lip-smackingly beautiful supersedan has not gone unnoticed by Aston …

Kia at the 2014 SEMA Show: 5 Things to Know

Kia‘s 2014 SEMA show cars all share a common “A Day at the Races” theme to mark five years of racing in the U.S., and it mostly works. Can’t make the SEMA Show this year? Before you dive into the photo gallery, here are 5 things to know about Kia’s display this year at the Las-Vegas-based auto show …

2015 Hyundai Sonata JP Edition is a Well-Done, Subtle SEMA Show Car

“Street performance meets street art” is how John Pangilinan describes the 2015 Hyundai Sonata JP Edition, and it’s especially apt. Debuting at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the show car is an imaginative look that tests the midsize sedan’s design limits without getting too outlandish.<p>We’re …

Three-wheel car makes an unlikely comeback in Britain

The three-wheel car, made famous by Del Boy, is experiencing an unlikely comeback as a result of a new vehicle introduced by the family-owned firm Morgan Motor Company<p>With Del Boy as its champion, the three-wheel car has never been taken as seriously as more traditional vehicles.<p>But despite the …

Hydrogen power coming soon

Have we reached the stage where hydrogen is a viable alternative to petrol and diesel? We talk to Hyundai’s head of fuel cell research<p>The hydrogen economy is alive, well and coming soon according to Sae Hoon Kim, <b>Hyundai</b>’s most senior research engineer into fuel cell technology.<p>Citing the latest …

'Bayonetta 2' First Impressions And Review Round-Up

<i>Bayonetta 2</i> is a joy to play.<p>It takes the glorious, fast-paced combat of the first game and tightens all the screws.<p>The graphics may not be on par with games we’re seeing come out on the PS4 and Xbox One like <i>Middle-Earth:</i> <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, but they’re not bad either—a nice step up from the first</i> …

Infiniti Lineup to Expand Both Ways, Q20 to Follow Production Q80

Infiniti‘s sedan range will expand both upwards and downwards over the next five years. The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept First Look” target=”_blank”>Q80 Inspiration concept car shown at the Paris Motor Show is very much an indication for a range-topper, due four years from now.<p>It will follow …

Android's Potential Bit Rot Problem

I have been exposed to a large number of mobile devices over the last few years and think there’s a bit (pun intended) of a problem with Android that hasn’t been talked about much. In addition to reviewing a number of flagship devices from Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, Acer and NVIDIA, I have owned a …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

As I stood around waiting for NanoFlowcell's Geneva Motor Show press conference in March, my eyes bounced back and forth between the exotic curves of …

Environmentally Friendly

NASA says lunar caves could provide living spaces for future astronauts

It turns out that the Moon could be habitable. Sort of. NASA writes that some of the holes in our moon's surface might actually be caves where future astronauts could hole up and guard themselves from radiation, micrometeorites and massive temperature changes when day turns to night, aiding future …

We Hear: Nissan IDx Production Model in Limbo

Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet Eliminated<p>Bad news for fans of the Nissan IDx concept; Nissan Americas’ Vice President for product planning Pierre Loing says the company is having trouble keeping the price of a production IDx under $30,000. If the cost dilemma can’t be overcome, the IDx may not be …

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Tetris Gets Hacked Onto The Only Thing It’s Not Already On: A Playable T-Shirt

Tetris. Since its debut in 1984, it’s found its way onto nearly every possible platform. Game consoles. Graphing calculators. Lab equipment. Buildings.<p>Now its found its way onto the most elusive and coveted platform of all: some dude’s chest.<p>In honor of Tetris’ 30th anniversary, tinkerer Mark …

Killing Floor 2 video invites you the Meet the Zeds | PC Invasion

Tripwire have released a video of <i>Killing Floor 2</i> which shows off some of the nasty specimens you’ll be fighting against.<p>If memory serves, all of the …

Have mobile graphics finally surpassed last-gen console?

A new focus on Android gaming has emerged at Google's I/O 2014 event, with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor showcasing the raw processing potential of the …