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Sony’s PS4 DualShock 4 Controller Confirmed to Work With Both Mac & PC

- Oct 28, 2013<p>As the release date for Sony’s PlayStation 4 quickly approaches, many have wondered about how well the device will work for PC and Mac …

Apple admits fault causes 'blurry' photos on some iPhone 6 Plus

If you’ve had a run of blurry photos taken with an iPhone 6 Plus smartphone, the problem may not be your photographic skills.<p>Apple has launched a camera replacement programme for the device after a number of owners complained about the quality of photos taken using its iSight camera.<p>“Apple has …

Mobile Technology

How to turn any iPhone or Android phone into a 3D hologram projector for less than $1

File this one under <i>smartphone hacks that are definitely unnecessary but insanely fun</i>. When simple science meets smartphones, the result is a nifty …

4 Real Hoverboards You Can’t Ride Today

This week, Lexus unveiled its hoverboard. While it is delightfully amusing to watch, and likely painful to attempt to ride, many commenters have noted that it actually works using quantum locking. Lexus has been fairly open about the design, even releasing the “making of” which confirms everyone’s …

Hoverboards

PS4 vs. Xbox One: After Gamescom 2015, Can Microsoft Close The Nearly 12 Million Consoles Sold Gap?

Last week Sony announced that it sold 3 million PS4 consoles in Q1 2015, more than double the 1.4 million total Xbox’s sold in the same period. But …

Kodak SL25 PixPro Smart Lens Camera

For those who want to enhance their mobile photography skills. With the Kodak SL25 PixPro Smart Lens Camera, you’ll be able to take your smartphone …

Proto X EP 2.4GHz RTF

Meet the Proto X from Estes, the brand you know and trust. Not only is the Proto X the world’s smallest quadcopter, it’s also one of the world’s …

Drones

WowWee MiP Robot

Introducing MiP! MiP has an inquisitive and responsive personality communicated through motion, sounds, and RGB LED eyes. With his unique dual wheel …

Apple lets you trade in some of its rivals' smartphones

Yes, the rumors of Apple expanding its trade-in program were true -- the company's stores (both online and retail) are now willing to take your competing smartphone in return for credit toward a new iPhone. If you live in Canada, France, Italy, the UK or the US, you can trade in certain Android, …

Windows Phone

Now You Can Smell Your Video Games, Too

But ... you really shouldn't.<p>Maybe John Waters predicted the wave of the future when he included scratch 'n' sniff cards with tickets to his film <i>Polyester.</i> Introducing: Feelreal, the virtual reality app for your olfactory senses.<p>It's an addition to the Oculus Rift unit, which can produce (somewhat) …

Virtual Reality

Darth Vader Toaster

Depending on the type of bread used and the duration of toasting, your toast may differ from what is pictured in the promotional material above. The …

Darth Vader

Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank

Porkfolio is the world’s smartest piggy bank. It wirelessly connects to an app on your mobile device so you can track your balance and set financial …

Bacon

Samsung Galaxy NX Compact System Camera

The Samsung Galaxy NX Camera provides sharp, clear images and 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi connectivity for simple, fast uploading and sharing. Compatible with …

Samsung Galaxy

Archos 50 Diamond is a phone fan's best friend

Diamonds are 4G with this smartphone that packs LTE speeds, an octa-core processor and a full-HD screen.<p>They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, and at less than £200 for 4G and an octa-core processor, the Archos 50 Diamond looks pretty friendly for boys and girls alike.<p>The 50 Diamond is a new …

Pizza Compass Is The One Android (And Android Wear) App That Every College Student Needs

It's entirely possible to find the nearest pizza restaurant using Google Maps. Or Yelp. Or even just searching in the browser of your choice. But why …

Wear OS

Samsung's kick start of the virtual reality market

The South Korean tech giant Samsung is holding its annual developers' conference in San Francisco.<p>It has been a chance for experts to get their hands on the company's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR.<p>It is seen as a big step in the push to kick start the virtual reality market.<p>The BBC's …

This Huge Device Turns Your PlayStation TV Into a Vita

Fake it 'till you make it.<p>If you want a Vita, but all you have is a PlayStation TV and about $170 USD (19,800 JPY), hardware developer GameTech has …

One Of The Hottest Video Games Has Some Hilarious Glitches

The latest game in Ubisoft's flagship "Assassin's Creed" series, "Assassin's Creed Unity," was released this week. And so far, it's been anything but smooth sailing.<p>Right away players reported a bunch of glitches which almost made the game unplayable.<p>The worst part is that a lot of these errors …

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 …

iPad sales are going to be demolished in Q1 2015, says world’s most accurate Apple analyst

Apple’s iPad sales are going to get crushed in the March quarter of 2015, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.<p>In a new report, Kuo forecasts Apple sells 9.8 million iPads in the first calendar quarter of the year. That would be a 40 percent drop on a year-over-year basis.<p>In his note, …

Bose's NFL deal won't let players wear other headphones on camera

Back in March, the NFL reached a deal to make Bose its official audio provider -- nothing special at the time, especially given the league's fondness for technology agreements. However, it now looks like this pact is about to influence the headphones you see on camera. The NFL has confirmed to …

Hello, Dave. I control your thermostat. Google's Nest gets hacked

[Updated with a comment from Nest]<p>“Hello, Dave.”<p>The immortal words of Hal, the rogue computer in <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, showed up on the display of a Google Nest appliance control system. That’s not supposed to happen.<p>But hackers at the Black Hat security conference this week made those words appear …

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

Pebble Smartwatch Now Available in Three New Colors

These Pebbles stand out.<p>If you find Pebble's original range of smartwatch colours a little dull, you can cheer up now - three new limited-edition …

Apple's next iPhone could be announced September 9th

There have been rumors, and more rumors, and hints, and then a bunch of other rumors, and on September 9th we might have answers. <i>Recode</i> reports that Apple will hold an event that Tuesday to announce the next line of iPhones, which we expect to include at least one, and probably two, new models. …

BlackBerry Is One Of The Hottest Stocks Of 2014, Seriously

Don’t look now, but BlackBerry — you know, the butt of most cell phone jokes — is mounting an impressive comeback. BlackBerry’s stock is up 50 percent on the year and one of the best performers in its sector.<p>BlackBerry has been written off as dead countless times. The company is often viewed as a …

2.5-Inch iWatch Concept With Curved, Rectangular Display Demoed in New Video

Two weeks ago, <i>Reuters</i> released a report suggesting the iWatch's screen might measure in at 2.5-inches diagonally. The rumor came as a bit of a shock, because previous reports had all pointed towards a device with a much smaller display, in the range of 1.3 to 1.7 inches.<p>Previous concept images and …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …