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The gadget that turns water into wine

Creators of ‘The Miracle Machine’ say it will allow users to create wine from scratch using tap water and a sachet of ingredients. Is it too good to be true?<p>A pair of California-based entrepreneurs have created a kitchen gadget which, they claim, is capable of turning water into high-quality …

Huawei's flagship phablet is only $300 in China, and its CMO explains why

Huawei's recently announced MediaPad X1 has caused quite a stir -- it's the lightest and smallest-ever 7-inch tablet (let alone a phablet), while also packing decent features like a 1,920 x 1,200 display, 5,000mAh battery and 150 Mbps LTE. The retail price quoted at the launch event was €399 or …

GameMaker Studio: Standard Edition free to download until March 2 (update)

Standard Edition licenses of game creation system GameMaker Studio is free until March 2, YoYo Games announced, while current Studio Standard users can upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for $35.00.<p>Usually retailing for $49.99, those interested can download the free version of GameMaker: …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Best Gaming CPUs

<b>2/21/2018 Update:</b> Replaced the <i>Intel Pentium G4560</i> with the <i>AMD Ryzen 3 2200G</i> (our new Sub-$100 Best Pick).<p><b>2/15/2018 Update:</b> Replaced the Ryzen 5 1400 …

Computer Hardware

How to Optimize Your PC Games' Graphics Settings in One Click

Most PC games have a plethora of graphics settings that let you strike the perfect balance between quality and performance. If you don't enjoy …

Apps

Hack yourself a portable PlayStation 4

<i>This is a guest post from Andy Robertson (@GeekDadGamer), a freelance games expert for the BBC and owner of Family Gamer TV.</i><p>When I shared my …

Intel announces Edison a dual-core PC the size of an SD card

During CES 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a new tiny PC from Intel called Edison. The “full Pentium class PC” fits into the case of a SD card and comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (aka Bluetooth low energy). The amazingly small development board is part of Intel’s drive to offer a …

Wearable Tech

GTA 5 for PC: GTA 5 Map for GTA 4 PC Version Gets Polished With Major Developments [Gameplay Video]

Over the last month, a group of modders have been in the limelight for their attempt to bring GTA 5 onto the PC by recreating the game's map on the …

How These Magical, Gravity-Defying Doors Actually Work

Describing the sculptures of Austrian designer Klemens Torggler as "doors" feels like an insult. These aren't doors—they're magical pieces of …

NES, SNES And Genesis, Super Retro Trio Console Launches Next Month For $70

Gamers looking for a little retro gaming fun might be interested to know that the Super Retro Trio games console will be launching next month and …

PlayStation Vita card game to be censored for US and EU release for "intense sexual imagery"

Idea Factory, the company behind an upcoming card battle game Monster Monpiece sent out a statement today explaining their decision to censor parts of the game for its Western release. According the the statement, Both the Japanese and Western versions of the game contain the same total number of …

One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBay

If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just won the admiration of every gamer in the world. The 1990 Nintendo World Championship toured the US …

MIT's new transparent screen may lead to cheap heads-up displays

Transparent screens just aren't very practical these days -- bigger models are frequently expensive and bulky, while smaller heads-up displays tend to have very narrow viewing angles. However, MIT may have solved all those problems at once with its prototype nanoparticle display. The device creates …

Microsoft built 75 Xbox One prototypes before settling on its finished design

Gadget design is rarely a simple process, and we now know that the Xbox One is no exception to the rule. Microsoft designer Carl Ledbetter has revealed that the game console went through many 3D-printed incarnations before the company settled on a final product; there were 75 system prototypes, 100 …

Why robot sex could be the future of life on earth

If self-replicating machines are the next stage of human evolution, should we start worrying?<p>When René Descartes went to work as tutor of young Queen Christina of Sweden, his formidable student allegedly asked him what could be said of the human body. Descartes answered that it could be regarded as …

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display Used To Create Awesome Camera (video)

Ever fancied building your own touchscreen camera? If you have, or fancy giving it a go you might be interested in a new project by the team over at …

AMD Kaveri review roundup: a solid gaming chip that's ahead of its time

It's been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of the Kaveri APU and then our first real evidence of how the new Mantle drivers can impact on PC gaming. But now's the time to kick back and check out some full reviews of Kaveri over at the specialist sites. We've rounded up some of the …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Passat BlueMotion, jellyfish drones and a pig-cloning factory

<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 North American International Auto Show kicked off last week in Detroit, and Team Inhabitat went to the Motor City for an early look at the industry's …

The first LEGO Simpsons set looks great

Simpsons fans have been waiting for an official LEGO set forever now. I mean the show has been on for over 20 years now and nothing. Zero. But fans …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s New Mac Pro Uses 74% Less Aluminum, 68% Less Power And 84% Lighter Packaging

Apple has today released its environmental report for its new Mac Pro machine, which details some fairly large savings on power and raw materials. The new device also earns a gold rating from the EPEAT, but that isn’t too surprising as Apple has ‘helped’ the organization rethink how it evaluates …

Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita

<i>Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien</i> launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed …

Technology

LaserRifle Prototype Mk I Burns Through Glass, Raw Pork, Bulbs And More (video)

Fancy building your very own LaserRifle? If you do, you might be interested in the new LaserRifle Prototype Mk I which has been created by German …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

Minecraft comes to PS3 on 17 December, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014 - Pocket-lint

Minecraft will extend its console availability beyond the Xbox 360 and on to the PlayStation 3, Sony announced in a blog post on Monday.<p>The hit …

Minecraft

Oculus VR Raises $75 Million To Help Bring Virtual Reality Goggles To The Masses

The road to immersive virtual reality has been a long and strange one — it was fodder for wide-eyed futurists and engineers for years before it became painfully clear that the sorts of experiences we hoped for were limited by the feeble hardware available at the time.<p>That doesn’t seem to be the …