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New worlds to explore – the shape of games to come in 2015

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain<p>(PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC; TBC 2015)<br>Few games can get away with a £20 glorified demo, but then few series …

Apple faces lawsuit over storage space on iPhones and iPads

Firm failed to tell consumers that iOS 8 software could take up as much as 23.1% of advertised storage capacity, claims lawyer<p>Following complaints about the large amount of storage that Apple’s latest software iOS 8 takes up on its iPhones and iPads, the US tech firm is being sued for the alleged …

iOS

Liverpool Transfer News: Major Stars Targeted by Reds in Latest January Rumours

Link to Media<p>Typically, players who score four goals in a game are a picture of happiness. But that couldn’t be said for West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino—a reported target for Liverpool in the January window—who bagged a quartet of fine strikes against minnows Gateshead in Round 3 of the FA …

Soccer

Chelsea Transfer News: World-Class Names Linked in Latest January Rumours

Link to Media<p>With reports claiming that Didier Drogba is set to hang up his boots at the end of the campaign, per Anthony Chapman of the <i>Express</i>, Chelsea will undoubtedly be on the lookout for players to come in and bolster their striking options.<p>It is suggested that the Blues may not wait until the …

Soccer

Alexander Gustafsson 'Not Impressed' with Jon Jones' UFC 182 Performance

Link to Media<p>Jon Jones did not have much trouble dealing with Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, but Jones' 2013 rival, Alexander Gustafsson, could not help but yawn during the fight, it seems. Posting on Facebook, the lanky Swede channeled his inner Georges St-Pierre and let Jones know how he felt about …

Jon Jones

Keys to a Successful January Transfer Window for AC Milan

Link to Media<p>It’ll be tempting for AC Milan to make changes in January. They absolutely must qualify for the Champions League, and this is the time for reinforcements.<p>But the January transfer window is also a mirage. In the past few seasons, Milan brought in players who did not last. These were …

Soccer

Zinedine Zidane Says Steven Gerrard Was World's Best Footballer at His Peak

Link to Media<p>The tributes have been flowing in for Steven Gerrard since he announced he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, but one statement we suspect Gerrard might hold dearer than most comes from Zinedine Zidane.<p>The French legend has revealed just how good he thought Gerrard …

Soccer

Real Madrid Transfer News: Blockbuster Signings Tipped in Latest January Rumours

Link to Media<p>Despite boasting arguably the finest array of offensive talents in world football, it seems as though Real Madrid are intent on adding to their options at the sharp end of the pitch by signing another burgeoning attacker.<p>Link to Media<p>According to Steve Morgan of the <i>Daily Star</i>, the …

Soccer

Phaedra Almajid & Bonita Mersiades: football's whistleblowers

No doubt about it, “The Establishment” – in political, industrial and sports circles – has no love of whistle-blowers.<p>Phaedra Almajid and Bonita Mersiades are merely the latest two victims to discover this, with their contributions to Michael Garcia’s World Cup bid scandal inquiry having been …

Corruption

Jorge Mendes: football’s biggest deal maker

Jorge Mendes’ rise from small-time Porto entrepreneur to star maker in football’s multi-millionaire transfer market reflects the game’s 20-year moneyed transformation. And in 2014 his work reached a new zenith.<p>For years Mendes was unassailably dominant in Portugal as an exporter of footballers, and …

Soccer

Alfredo Di Stefano, the most influential footballer of all time

Alfredo Di Stefano was unique. His career spanned eras which linked football’s yesteryear, its today and its tomorrow. Though he died last July his legacy stands supreme because, as a footballer, he was both of his time and ahead of his time.<p>Di Stefano knew it. He did not do false modesty. But, …

Soccer

Transfer rumours: Man City ready to splash out £45m to sign Ross Barkley

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for clubs in the Premier League and Europe in 2015, with Everton midfielder subject of big-money move to defending champions<p><b>• Rumour of the day:</b> Liverpool are considering a move to sign Valencia striker <b>Paco Alcacer</b>. (Marca)<p><b>• Long shot of the day:</b> Man City …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Acer Chromebook 15 review: This Chromebook lets you see the big picture - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Acer Chromebook 15 is available with an excellent 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display at a budget-friendly price. Battery life is very good as is performance from the fifth-gen Intel Celeron processor.<p><b>The Bad</b> Larger size and weight make it a little less travel-friendly than other Chromebooks. …

Consumer Tech

New Galaxy S6 Leak Promises Radical Samsung U-Turn

Samsung smartphones are known for two things: 1. Selling millions, and 2. Being jammed full of TouchWiz bloatware. But apparently Samsung is about to rethink the second of these with its upcoming radical Galaxy S6.<p>The news comes from an interesting source. Reddit user ‘SamsungRep2015’, whose …

Phones

Smart House predicted the smart home in 1999. So where is it?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Meredith Carson for Gigaom<p>In 1999, before internet of things was a buzz word and back when we still used floppy disks, …

Artificial Intelligence

Seven Tips To Get The Most From Your New Android Smartphone

The snow is metaphorically lying on the ground and presents are being unwrapped all over the world. Many of them will be Android powered smartphones. Some of those phones will be upgrades, others will have received their first Android device and are starting out in a new mobile ecosystem.<p>In this …

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The combined total of releases to Apple’s iOS app store for AOL, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo has more than doubled from 2012 …

What The 22-Year-Old Oculus Founder Splurged On After Facebook Bought His Company For $2.3 Billion

This is the question that faced 22-year-old Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey earlier this year after Mark Zuckerberg tried out the Oculus Rift. Zuckerberg fell in love with the virtual reality headset, calling it "the coolest thing I've ever seen," and he and Luckey eventually struck a deal to have …

All The 2015 TV Premiere Dates You Need To Know

The new year is bringing the return and debuts of some really fantastic television!<p>It's been over a month since our favorite TV shows left us with painstaking cliffhangers (::cough, cough:: <i>The Good Wife</i> and <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> ::cough, cough::), but the wait is finally over: Starting Jan. 4, …

eFun's hybrid tablets offer a choice: Windows 8.1 or Android?

eFun's not one to miss out on CES festivities, and this year, the company is showing off new Windows 8.1 and Android "Nextbook" models. The Windows 8.1 lineup consists of three Quad Core Intel Atom-powered devices with screens measuring 10.1 inches (1,280 x 800 pixels, $229), 11.6 inches (1,366 x …

Arbor reveals their rugged Gladius 10 tablet before CES

Arbor isn’t usually the name we think of when talking about tablets, but the company has just announced their plans to show off their new rugged tablet at CES 2015 in the next few days. The Gladius 10 tablet is meant specifically for warehousing, transportation, medical, and mobile point of sale …

Gear & Gadgets

Intuitive Interfaces Don't Exist. Why Use Any interface At All?

<i>Wojtek Borowicz</i><i>, Community Evangelist at</i> <i>Estimote</i><i>, freelance writer, Internet of Things enthusiast.</i><p>One of the greatest lies of software industry is the so-called <i>intuitive interface</i>. It’s the fad diet of IT world: everyone, from the behemoths of tech to hip startups in the Valley, claims they’ve …

UI Design

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology

Boxers Who Experienced the Biggest Drop-Offs in 2014

Link to Media<p>Time passes quickly. Nowhere is this reality more cruelly observed than in the world of professional fighting.<p>In less time than it would take to earn a college degree, Juan Manuel Lopez went from being an undefeated champion to a steppingstone with five knockout losses. In that same …

Boxing

Netflix clamps down on attempts to dodge its regional restrictions

Netflix can only stream the videos that studios make available in a given country, which has led to a booming business in workarounds (such as proxies and virtual private networks) that let you see the company's catalogs in other nations. Heck, one New Zealand internet provider practically built a …

3D printing in auto industry should quintuple to $1.25B by 2019

The use of 3D printing in the auto industry is set to quintuple over the next five years to a value of $1.25 billion.<p>The total current value of the car industry’s 3D printing work is about $267 million. But that number is expected to grow to $1.25 billion by 2019, according to data provided to 3D …

3D Printing

Chamberlain goes from the garage to the front door with Notifi

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Chamberlain<p>Chamberlain, a company that’s long been known for garage door openers and is the maker of one of my …

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google wants very much to be known as more than just a search company, and over the next year many of its biggest moves will be in other areas.<p>Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. …

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