Achilleas Kasmetlis

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Nest's thermostat, camera and smoke alarm just got smarter

Alphabet-owned Nest is best known for its smart thermostat, but it has a whole family of sensor-enabled, in-home products designed to automate your life.<p>Until now, however, there’s been a pretty glaring omission across the whole of its range – none of its products really supported detection of …

Home Automation

Google Wants New Types Of Hard Disk Drives

Eric Brewer and colleagues from Google presented an interesting white paper at the Usenix FAST conference in Santa Clara, CA. They argue that with the growth in portable devices and services in the Cloud, hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data …

Databases

Fallout 4's Complete Magazine Collection Published Online

The complete collection of Fallout 4's perk magazines, totalling 98 issues of 11 different periodicals, has been ripped from the game's PC files and …

Check Out All Of Fallout 4's Awesome Magazine Covers

by AsheMan Monday, November 23, 2015 at 04:14 PM<p>The artwork on the magazine covers in Fallout 4 is superb.<p>by Shawn Monday, November 23, 2015 at 05:35 …

Good news, everyone! 'Futurama' coming back as a mobile game

The good ship Planet Express Ship and its crew of humans, aliens and drunk robots from New New York are off on another adventure in the upcoming game Futurama: Release the Drones.<p>Bender is back, baby. And he wants you to bite his shiny metal ass via your smartphone or tablet.<p>Berlin-based game …

Game of Thrones

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

First Image Released From DC's Wonder Woman, Plus Full Cast Announced

While much of the current focus on the DC movie universe is upon the two big films due next year--<i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> and <i>Suicide Squad</i>--production has now begun on the first of 2017's films. <i>Wonder Woman</i> is now shooting in London, and we have the first image, plus a logo and cast …

Comic Books

Stellaris is Civilization in a Massive Sci-Fi Universe

In Stellaris, progress is measured in light years, and empires are built between the stars. As your civilization leaves its home planet for distant solar systems, through wormholes and across slipspace vectors, Paradox Development Studio wants to make the journey meaningful every step of the …

Wormholes

Britain votes in election which could define its future

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974 but could also push Britain closer to leaving the European Union and hasten Scottish independence.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives, who have led a coalition government since 2010, are …

United Kingdom

Flower, FlOw and Journey headed to PS4 on disc

Critically-acclaimed PlayStation 3 titles Flower, FlOw and Journey will get a disc-based compilation pack for PS4.<p>ThatGameCompany's trilogy will be …

How to Make a Living From a 1.5 Acre Market Garden

Picture the scene, you‘re awoken by the morning sun, grab yourself a coffee and step outside. As you take your first sip you watch the sun rising and …

Farming

Top 10 Headphone Myths

The past few years has seen an explosion in the popularity of headphones. Not surprisingly, dozens (if not hundreds) of companies have leapt into the market. Despite the tremendous amount of marketing might and money (or perhaps because of), myths persist when it comes to many aspects of headphones.<p>…

Consumer Tech

This Is What It's Like to Drive BMW's i8, the Car from the Future

Some have compared the i8 to BMW's last mid-engine sports car, the M1 of the late Seventies. This is rubbish.<p><i>(All Photos by Shelby Knick)</i><p>BMW's i8 is both a car and a preview of the marque's future. This is fitting, because everyone who sees the i8 assumes it is, in fact, from the future. But before …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Top 10 Video Game Tutorial Sequences

DIY Photovoltaic Power – Renewable Energy

In mid-2012, we avid do-it-yourselfers cast a lustful eye on photovoltaic solar for our home. We reasoned that the sun was there every day – why not …

Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

“With Yossarian you can increase the diversity and frequency of your Ah ha! moments.” Oh really?<p>Type “beauty” into Google image search, and you’ll see endless photos of white models. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little …

How to Build a Rocket Mass Heater

Quick-Release Bandsaw Fence<p>Patchwork Plywood and Ebonized Oak Dresser<p>Warbirds Wood & Aluminum Bar<p>PVC Class<p>This thing seems complicated. I think I …

Home Improvement

Lessons From Off-Grid Living - Renewable Energy

Both idealistic and practical reasons led my wife Michelle and me to choose off-grid living 20 years ago. After a five-year search for rural …

Off-grid

You Can't Trade Items In 'Destiny'

It’s August, and it’s hot. But fall is nearly upon us, and with it, a blockbuster videogame season that’s starting a little bit earlier than usual with Activision Destiny, due out September 9th. Despite the pedigree from venerable Halo developer Bungie, the solar-system hopping MMO is actually …

Diablo 3 patch 2.1 is now live - Watch the features video | PC Invasion

After extended maintenance the Diablo 3 patch 2.1 has been set live and a new features video has been released by Blizzard.

'80 Days' Review: A Pocket-Sized Journey Around The World

There’s a story – or more precisely a narrative vignette – about this review of <i>80 Days</i>, which at surface is a pretty explicable quantity: a steampunk-accented combination of interactive fiction, <i>Ticket to Ride</i> and <i>Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego</i>, based on the handily public-domain story by …

Bubl family of products add fizz to drinks anytime, anywhere

Nothing ruins a glass of soda like taking a sip and realizing it's gone flat in the fridge. What's more, it's a waste of money to then pour the rest …

Wait, Is That a Human on the Moon?

No, NASA says.<p>In this age of big surveillance and miniature satellites, there is an idea that—once we are able to track everything around us—the magic and mystery of the universe will be replaced with data, knowledge, and understanding.<p>Yet it often seems like the deeper we get into the world around …

Guillermo del Toro's 'Silent Hills' teaser is the scariest thing you can play this weekend

Turn off the lights, put on a headset, and prepare to get scared stupid<p>Rather than just coming out and saying, "we're making a new <i>Silent Hill</i> game," horror legend Guillermo del Toro and <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> creator Hideo Kojima this week released a free demo for PlayStation 4 entitled <i>P.T.</i> (as in, …

Navdy Car HUD

A heads-up display for vehicles that lets you interact with your iOS or Android phone without taking your eyes off the road. Use your navigation apps …

Sacred 3 review

The good news first: Sacred 3 is a vast improvement over its 2009 predecessor, in technical terms at least. Gone are the fussy camera, the scruffy …

Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

Android Wear apps already outnumber Google Glass apps

Google Glass may have captivated our imagination for a few years, but Android Wear is what has developers excited. Just two devices are currently …

Dying Light makes you feel like a zombie-slaying Spider-Man

LOS ANGELES — Dying Light is secretly a superhero game.<p>You don’t get a cool nickname or wear a spandex suit, but after playing the new demo for the open-world zombie game at the giant Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow, I couldn’t stop thinking about how it made me feel a lot like Spider-Man. …