Eoin O' Leary

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Automated texts to your girlfriend? There’s an app for that

BroApp allows users to 'outsource their relationships' and spend more time with 'the bros' by sending automated romantic texts to a girlfriend’s phone<p>An app which sends “sweet texts” to the user’s girlfriend in order to give him more time to spend with “the bros” has gone on sale in the <b>Android Play</b> …

Snake Venom, The World’s Strongest Beer

Scottish brewery Brewmeister released Snake Venom, which they describe as “the world’s strongest beer.” It boasts an impressive 67.5% ABV (alcohol by …

Alcohol

iPhone 5S

<b>Update:</b> Not ready for the newer, larger and faster iPhone 7? We're still up to date on the best iPhone 5S deals and have our iPhone 5S review …

Mobile Technology

Sony announces line-up of PlayStation 4 games

<b>Sony has announced a line-up of 33 games that will be available for the PlayStation 4 before the end of the year.</b><p>At the Electronic Entertainment Expo …

Battlefield 4 Gamescom video explains how 'Levolution' changes the way you play

A new <i>Battlefield 4</i> video from Gamescom examines the concept of "Levolution" and how players can use it for their advantage.<p>Developer DICE hopes that Levolution, the real-time deforming and changing of the game's maps, will make for a more dynamic multiplayer experience. The most common application …

Fallout: Lanius fan film explores the origin of New Vegas' villain

The recently released <i>Fallout: Lanius</i> fan-made short film explores the origin story of Legate Lanius, one of the main antagonists and deadliest bosses of <i>Fallout: New Vegas.</i><p><i>Fallout: Lanius</i> clocks it at around 20 minutes long and features some intense combat sequences, complete with severed limbs, …

PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better?

'Xbox One or PS4?' It was a question we heard all the time back in November 2013 when the consoles first arrived on our doorsteps and has lingered on …

PS4 Pro

Can online education and coding academies give us back a middle class?

A couple weeks ago, I read something that tied my stomach in knots. It was that type of nervous anxiety often associated with public speaking. I …

Free Software Foundation drives fundraising effort for 'fully free' Replicant Android fork

Android variants come in various guises, some liberating, some a bit cheeky, and others, entirely free. Free, as in free to you, <i>and</i> free from any kind of licensing issues -- and Replicant is one such example. The project has been around since 2010, but a new fundraising initiative by the Free …

Mobilising technology: the app changing the lives of disabled children

Charity Whizz-Kidz has developed a pioneering mobile app that helps disabled children get access to the right wheelchairs.<p>In the UK we have a crisis of young people whose physical mobility needs, and subsequently their ability to develop the skills needed for adulthood, are far from being fully met.<p>…

Best Mac SSD: 6 solid state drives reviewed and rated

It's always sad to see a much-loved Mac start to feel slow and doddery as time goes on, with longer start-up times and more waiting around for things …

solidstate

5 tools to prevent your kids from blowing your money on iTunes’ in-app purchases

A post I wrote last week about parents discovering that their kids had racked up thousands of dollars of in-app purchases generated a bunch of …

Amazon battles IBM for soul of future IT; the week in cloud

The continuing cloud spat between Amazon Web Services(s amzn) and IBM(s ibm) over which gets to build a secure cloud for the CIA is worth way more …

Microsoft can reorg all it wants, but it’s still doomed if it doesn’t fix Windows

Poor Microsoft. Everybody, but everybody has advice for the huge-but-struggling software maker that just launched its latest reorg in hopes of fixing …

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

PS4 Game Sharing Details

I know this is going back a bit, but it’s too good not to share! A couple of days before E3, Sony released a cheeky instructional video on its …

PS4 size sees console dwarfed by Xbox One | Trusted Reviews

<b>A new image comparing the PS4 and Xbox One sizes has revealed Sony’s next-generation console to be a lot smaller than the Microsoft option.</b><p>The PS4’s …

New Elysium Movie Official Trailer Released (video)

A new trailer for the upcoming Elysium movie starring Matt Damon, has been released this week revealing more about the movies story and Damon’s role …

Samsung claims catch-up TV first

Samsung has become the only television manufacturer with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Demand 5 and 4oD available.<p>The collection of all the major catch up services are part of Samsung's Smart TV platform, with ITV as an exclusive.<p>Ten per cent of UK television viewing is now time-shifted, and the …

Turning to Linux: A guide for SMBs

It's thought by some as more reliable than its Windows counterpart, and Linux is becoming increasingly popular in tech circles, but its official …

Linux

10 games for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U we're super excited about

E3 2013 is over, leaving a dustcloud of next-gen gaming goodness in its wake. We've been hit with a tidal wave of new titles to get excited about, …

Metal Gear

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson on the HTC Desire Z, CPU speed demons and more

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In a brand new installment of our weekly smattering of questions, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson offers his take on high-precision nerdery and the …

Sony PS4 (Slim) review

The PS4 Pro is Sony’s 4K-enabled console, which has now firmly established itself as the first Ultra HD games console on the market. Having said …

PS4 Pro

Facebook coding hints at upcoming RSS reader

After Google announced its plans to shutter its Google Reader RSS service on July 1, a bevvy of dedicated users suddenly found themselves without a …

If you believe the FCC (and I do), a new Nexus 7 is coming soon

In the market for a 7-inch Android tablet? The Nexus 7(s GOOG) is now 11 months old and we’ve seen bits of evidence that appeared to signal an …

As it stands, Turtle Beach's current headsets will work with the PS4

If you're still on the fence about whether to go for an Xbox One or PS4, a bit of headset news may help you make your decision.<p>According to Ike …

Headphones

Apple may have to rely on Samsung for iPad mini 2 Retina display

It's been rumored for months that Apple wants to cease all its business with Samsung, but a new report claims that the Korean company will make …

iPad Mini

This week's hottest reviews on TechRadar

This week has been all about E3, gaming, and the next gen consoles.<p>The internet has been going bonkers crazy for PS4 this week, and the Xbox One is …

MacBook Air