Kol Tregaskes

9,612 Added | 18 Magazines | 3,622 Likes | 313 Following | 9,371 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

Google Says It Will Stop Scanning Your Emails to Serve Ads

By David Nield on 19 Jun 2017 at 6:00AM<p>Searching through that deluge of video can be harder than searching the entire web, so here’s a helpful …

Google

After Angering GTA 5 Fans, Rockstar Releases New Statement On PC Mods [UPDATE]

<b>Update:</b> A new update for OpenIV has now been released, seemingly with Rockstar's blessing. It's unclear what exactly about it has changed to abide by the rules outlined by Rockstar and Take-Two below, but this appears to be a positive move for the modding community.<b>Original Story:</b> The recent legal …

Gaming

Find My Device: The ultimate guide to finding your lost phone

Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.<p>Android Device Manager has picked up its first major …

Phones

Warner Bros. to Reportedly Avoid Working With Auteur Directors

The Hollywood winds have been blowing in the direction of franchises and cinematic universe for a while, but it’s still surprising to see a studio …

Movies

Assassin's Creed Origins director talks series return, leaks, and that giant snake

You may not have heard of Ashraf Ismail. Assassin's Creed fans know him as the creative director of Black Flag - AKA the best game in the series not …

Assassin's Creed

Valve's New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers

A lot of people say nice things about the Valve and HTC's Vive headset, but those wand-like controllers can't really compete with the Oculus Touch. …

Virtual Reality

Cities: Skylines Review

Getting around just got easier.<p>Public transportation has never been my favorite part of city-building simulations. I’ve always treated it as something of a necessary evil--a hassle best dealt with by quickly laying down extra roads, bus lines, or whatever other available gimmick so that I could …

Cities

Amazon Channels brings live TV networks to Prime Video

<b>If you have an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription you can now get access to an array of premium TV channels through the Amazon Video service.</b> …

Get Even review

A trashy, overwrought psychodrama with the odd inspired touch that alternates between simple forensic puzzles and gimmicky gunplay.<p>All stories …

Adobe Alternatives: Photo Editing Applications

Welcome to the first of our our six part series exploring the wide world of creative software! We’re going to get the ball rolling by looking at …

Adobe

A Photographer's Guide to Contrast

At this point in your life, you will have realized that the world looks a lot different on a clear and sunny day compared to an overcast day. Why is …

Tutorials

Get Even Review

Some memories should stay in the past.<p>What if you could re-live your memories and the memories of others to see the world through their eyes? How would that make you feel about your own life decisions? Get Even, from Polish indie studio The Farm 51, tackles those questions and more. Get Even's best …

Sean Bean

Queen's speech shows the government is pushing through with plans to control the web

The legislation plans cover the next two years and include tackling extremism and boosting Britain's space industry<p>As prime minister Theresa May is …

Queen's Speech

CURVE

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 begins tomorrow

The annual Steam Summer Sale begins tomorrow, 22nd June, at 6pm UK time.Digi-bank PayPal broke the news on Twitter with an associated deal of its …

Paypal

A Dog Can Help You Get All the Exercise You Need

Walking your dog, it turns out, counts as legitimate exercise—the kind that will help you live longer. Dogs really <i>are</i> man’s best friend.<p>A new study, …

I'm not sure what David Cage is trying to say with Detroit

I want Detroit: Become Human to have the balls to have something to say, but I'm worried it'll end up being a game about android resistance that sits …

Four Common Myths About Full-Frame Cameras Dispelled

One of the beautiful things about modern digital photography is the astronomical degree of choice that is available to us. No matter whether you’re a …

Cameras

How to Practice Low Impact Nature Photography

In many parts of the world, spring has blossomed into summer, furry and feathered babies were being born and summer is on its way. Photographers are …

Wild Horses

How to Have Fun with Shutter Speed and Added Motion Blur

Here is a fun exercise to try at your local amusement park or country fair to play with shutter speed and create some intentionally blurry, dynamic …

Digital Photography

Audio File Formats - MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC

Filmmaking

How to Find Almost Anything on YouTube

The number of views YouTube videos get in a single day is up to the billions now, with hundreds of hours of new content uploaded every minute, versus …

SEO

Shadow of the Tomb Raider concept art leaked

Back in October, a Reddit user spotted someone on public transport putting together a presentation for the unannounced sequel to Rise of the Tomb …

Tomb Raider

Console generations could soon be a thing of the past, says Xbox's hardware chief

The future of Xbox may be less about console hardware upgrades and more about access to software<p>When Microsoft announced Project Scorpio at E3 2016, …

Gaming

GTA5's recent Steam reviews are "overwhelmingly negative" amidst mod controversy

Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take-Two Interactive has found itself in the crossfire after sending a cease and desist letter to the lead developer of …

Gaming

Take-Two shuts down GTA5 cheating tools, makes its creators donate proceeds to charity

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive has been widely criticised by fans recently over its legal threats shutting down popular modding …

Gaming

How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace

On today’s web it’s hard to set a (digital) foot online without it attracting dozens of trackers and log entries, as companies look to learn …

Cybersecurity

EU wants to ban encryption backdoors to protect your data from governments and the law

The proposal would have to be passed by the European Parliament and Council before they would become law<p>A group of European members of Parliament has …

Encryption

Microsoft's Surface Laptop review: the best looking Windows laptop you've ever seen

Microsoft has built a laptop optimised for 2017, but not for the future<p>Pros<p>The best looking Windows laptop you've ever seen. Good keyboard, trackpad, …

Laptops

The EU Wants to Enforce Encryption, and Ban Backdoor Access

In news that is likely to make most of us cheer, and Amber Rudd say something very stupid, The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, …

Privacy