Kol Tregaskes

10,307 Added | 19 Magazines | 3,623 Likes | 313 Following | 9,369 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

The truth about GodMode, the "World's First Brain Booster for Gamers"

A few weeks ago now, a company called Boss Level Labs contacted Eurogamer, claiming to have created the world's first brain booster supplement for …

eSports

UK's FCA Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors: Be Prepared to Lose Your Money

The head of a British financial regulator has warned that people stand to lose their funds if they invest in bitcoin.<p>Andrew Bailey, chief executive …

Cryptocurrency

Apple confirms it's buying Shazam and there's a very good reason why

Apple's acquisition plans for Shazam point to one thing: Siri<p>It's official. After reports suggested Apple was on the verge of buying UK company …

Felix Dennis

You can mod a 3.5mm headphone jack on to your Google Home Mini… but you probably shouldn’t

Jack it in<p>There has never been a better time to be a lazy person. Once upon a time, getting the news would involve heading to the shops and buying a …

Google Home Mini

Hello Neighbor review

An ambitious and mysterious puzzler that's ultimately as frustrating as it is fascinating.<p>As many a parent has wryly told their spouse above the …

Here's how to sync smart home gadgets using Google Assistant

"Ok, Google, sync my devices."<p>Thanks to products like Philips Hue light bulbs, WeMo smart switches, and more, our homes are now smarter than ever …

Smart Homes

How to Keep Your Home Wi-Fi Safe From Hackers

You probably don’t give it much thought, but your router is one of the most important gadgets in your home—without it there’s no wi-fi for your …

Wi-Fi

No, 2018's Battlefield game isn't Bad Company 3

Earlier this week, a YouTube video sparked reports that Battlefield Bad Company 3 would launch in 2018.<p>Details of the purported project were uploaded …

YouTube

Dark Phoenix Wants to Treat Its Female Characters Better Than the Sinful X-Men 3

There was a lot—a <i>lot</i>—that went wrong in the culmination of the original <i>X-Men</i> movie trilogy. For starters, it tried to go all-in with its own version …

Comics

All the new features coming to Google Maps

Google Maps is implementing new features that make travelling simpler<p>Google Maps is becoming smarter with every new update, and the shiny new …

Google

SpellForce 3 review

The old school RTS continues to gather strength, with help from some friends in high level places.<p>Describing a game as a mash-up of two other …

The Witcher

Best Racing Games for VR

What are the best racing games for VR?<p>If you've invested in a VR setup, like the HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR, and haven't yet tried a racing game, …

Motorsport

Star Wars The Last Jedi Reviews: Best Entry Since Empire

After a two year wait, <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> finally arrives in theaters this week. How does writer/director <b>Rian Johnson</b>‘s sequel measure up to …

Star Wars

Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for Big Time

“To the moon!” The phrase is the battle cry of true believers in cryptocurrency bitcoin—and charts of its price in recent weeks point directly …

Bitcoin

The Battle Angel Director Tries and Fails to Justify Alita's Giant, Creepy-Ass Eyes

At some point in the production of every live-action adaptation of an illustrated franchise, creative teams have to go about the important business …

Anime

Twitter threads let you bore your followers senseless more easily than ever

The tweetstorm is now an official Twitter thing, following retweets, @replies and hashtags<p>If you’ve got a lot to say, Twitter isn’t the ideal medium …

Felix Dennis

It's The Last Jedi patch day in Star Wars Battlefront 2

The Last Jedi update has arrived in Star Wars Battlefront 2. This first major dollop of DLC is free and brings new heroes (Finn and Phasma), new maps …

Star Wars

New Bright Trailer: Noomi Rapace's Character Speaks

Honestly, I’ve had a hard time telling the two main female characters in <b>David Ayer</b>‘s upcoming urban fantasy film, <b>Bright</b> apart from one another. They …

Movies

Open Banking is a month away. Here's a big clue what it will do

Something important is happening in UK banking. Not bitcoin, but Open Banking, the directive that forces the nine largest UK banks to give third …

FinTech

Smart motorways that beam real-time traffic news to your car are coming to the UK

Connected vehicles on busy motorways will also feedback about potholes, traffic, and diversions up ahead<p>It’s a staple of futuristic action flicks. A …

Felix Dennis

Bitcoin's scaling problems mean it won't make it as a currency

“To the moon!” The phrase is the battle cry of true believers in cryptocurrency bitcoin—and charts of its price in recent weeks point directly …

Bitcoin

The Last Jedi hits Star Wars Battlefront II today - find out how DICE brought its locations to life

This is a pretty special week for Star Wars fans, isn’t it? Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas worldwide on Friday, and Star Wars Battlefront II …

Star Wars

The big interview: the Gambling Commission on loot boxes

Last week, independent charity Gamble Aware held its annual two-day conference in London. It focused on what's called Harm Minimisation, in …

Gaming

Annihilation Director Comments on His Creative Clashes

<b>Annihilation</b>, the upcoming film from <i>Ex Machina</i> director <b>Alex Garland</b>, is one of my most anticipated movies of 2018 – but audiences came close to not …

Movies

Your Disney Fox Deal Questions Answered

Early Thursday morning, the Walt Disney Company announced that it was buying 21st Century Fox in a historic $52.4 billion deal that has shaken the …

Movies

Gang Beasts review

There's a folder on my PlayStation 4 that's reserved for the <i>really</i> good stuff. It's where Towerfall Ascension sits alongside Nidhogg and the …

Fighting Games

After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight

The Federal Communications Commission will no longer protect net neutrality. Now, officials in more than a dozen states are trying to take on the job.<p>…

Net Neutrality

Quick poll: Is Bitcoin the future of finance or a dangerous blip?

Is the future of virtual currencies as uncertain as a flip of the coin? Let us know what you think<p>A single Bitcoin is worth £13,000. Or at least it …

Felix Dennis

What is net neutrality and how could it affect you? - BBC News

BBC

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

<b>Walt Disney has agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business for $52.4bn (£39bn), in a deal both companies said position them to compete in the rapidly changing media industry.</b><p>The purchase includes Fox's film and television studios, as well as its 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky.<p>Fox …

Walt Disney Company