Kol Tregaskes

10,013 Added | 18 Magazines | 3,622 Likes | 313 Following | 9,366 Followers | @koltregaskes | Used to work in the games industry, a very keen photographer, likes music, movies, sport, computing + games, web development, art, tech and sci-fi. My magazines are curations of my favorite articles

HIV cure could be in sight as scientists create 'three-in-one' antibody that attacks 99% of strains

While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV<p>A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of …

Medicine

Oddworld: Soulstorm looks like it will rewrite series' rule book

It's been 20 years since the release of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and the game, as well as it's peculiar protagonist, still holds a special place in …

Comics

Tooth and Tail Review

Tooth and Tail is a bizarre cocktail of a dozen great ideas. It's a minimalist RTS that tosses out complex tech trees in favor of action-packed but accessible play. It's set vaguely in Eastern Europe in the 1910s, with both the Russian Revolution and World War I in full swing. Playing up the grim …

War

Russian ship hacking, Google's big HTC deal: Podcast 336

We investigate strange goings-on in the Black Sea, dissect Google's acquisition of HTC's technology business and get the latest on Uber's troubles in …

Black Sea

The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales

The European Commission paid €360,000 (about £318,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and …

Research

Gran Turismo Sport acquits itself well in VR

Is there a better fit for virtual reality than the humble racing game? Ever since sampling iRacing with an Oculus Rift I've sworn by the pairing, and …

Virtual Reality

Ikea's New App Shows the Practical Promise of Augmented Reality

For almost as long as Ikea has designed and manufactured assemble-it-yourself furniture, the Swedish company has let technology inform its business. …

Augmented Reality

Nest announces a slew of new products for Nest Security

Nest wants to help you keep your own nest secure.<p>Nest has dipped into home safety before with its carbon monoxide detectors and home-monitoring …

Smart Homes

Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers to a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks

Equifax’s response to its devastating data breach has been a total shitshow and the company seems determined to remind us of this fact each and every …

Identity Theft

‘Stop making fire-risk fridges, freezers and fridge freezers’ says Which?

<b>We’re calling for manufacturers to reject inadequate current safety standards and immediately stop making non-flame retardant plastic-backed fridges,</b> …

Kitchens

Which? smart light bulbs test exposes security flaws

<b>We’ve tested eight smart light bulbs from the likes of Philips Hue, Ikea and Hive and discovered some weak security settings.</b><p>Smart lighting lets you …

Home Automation

Which? reveals best and worst broadband providers

<b>The results of our latest broadband survey prove that some of the UK’s biggest providers are letting customers down when it comes to speed and</b> …

Net Neutrality

How to Break the Rules with a Central Composition

Sometimes it's a good idea to break the rules. Here are some tips on how to use a central composition on purpose and for effect.

Tutorials

Project Cars 2 dev says EA ‘tried to f*ck us over’

The CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell, has said that EA had tried to 'kill' the developer of Project Cars 2. Bell even name dropped EA’s vice …

Cars 2

Why has Google bought HTC's smartphone tech business?

Google has spent $1.1 billion on a 2,000-person research and development team from HTC. Apple and Samsung beware...<p>Google has spent $1.1 billion …

Mobile Technology

Heat Signature review

A scrappy, open-ended, infiltrator's delight for the player who enjoys breaking levels more than beating them.<p>In his review of Gunpoint, the first …

Fuel Cell

ECHO Review

Somewhere, in the infinite void of space, is a planet with a race of transhumans that believes they can bring the dead back to life. A being named En has come here looking for a way to resurrect a loved one currently trapped in a red cube strapped to her back. What she will find is a seemingly …

Automation

This Pi wireless charger will power your phone from a foot away

The Pi, from a startup founded out of MIT, claims to have developed a "beam-forming algorithm" to direct magnetic fields to your phone<p>Wireless …

Wireless

Over 35? You might be too old to work in tech

Like a quality striker, you might be best retiring in your 30s<p>The tech industry has plenty of problems. We already know it’s hard to progress if you …

Quora

Google Pixelbook convertible breaks cover with high-end hardware, pen and big price tag

It's Google hardware leak day!<p>Right alongside fresh leaks of the Pixel 2 XL and new Google Home Mini, we also have information on a brand new …

Tablets

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which understands you best?

<b>The Google Home and Amazon Echo are a pair of chatty Cathys that can respond to a whole host of commands but, if you’re going to buy a smart hub you</b> …

Amazon

Why RSS Feeds Still Beat Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) …

Google Reader

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review

A morbid, potent epilogue for Dishonored 2 equipped with new powers, some great locations and some overdue tweaks.<p>Deicide is one of gaming's more …

Fans don't like Tomb Raider's awkward film poster

The next Tomb Raider movie, the first starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, now has an official poster - and fans don't like it.<p>Fans have dubbed …

Tomb Raider

Firewatch review-bombed following PewDiePie racism incident

Indie adventure Firewatch is being review-bombed on Steam after the game's developer, Campo Santo, filed a DMCA against YouTuber PewDiePie.Last week …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Project Cars 2 runs best on PlayStation 4 Pro

Project Cars 2 reviews have dropped, the Forza Motorsport 7 demo arrives today and Gran Turismo Sport is en route. It's a huge couple of months for …

Cars 2

Jelly Deals: Oddworld Abe's Oddyssey is free at Humble GOG right now

<i>A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out</i> …

Hey, politicians! We can totally meet those climate change goals

We have 20 years of carbon emissions at current rates before we need to cut them to zero. So we better get started<p>The Paris Climate Agreement aims to …

Climate

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review

Tying up loose ends in a series focused on political intrigue and all things metaphysical can't be easy. In Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider--a stand-alone game capping off the events of Dishonored 2--it covers the exploits of various side-characters on a more personal quest, that doesn't overstay …

Dishonored (Video Game)

Project Cars 2 review

Project Cars 2 improves upon its predecessor for a racing game of unprecedented scope - unfortunately hampered by a series of small issues.<p>You can …

Cars 2