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Sometimes I wish more games were just a vertical slice

Sega is cutting cheques for consumers who felt Aliens: Colonial Marines was wildly different to the marketing videos used to promote it, but while …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5: 2014's Biggest Android Phones

Contrary to popular belief the iPhone 6 is not the only new handset being launched this month. Android purists will be focused on the Nexus 6, but for the masses the big interest is Samsung and the new Galaxy Note 4.<p>The original Galaxy Note was a game changer when it was released in 2011 and with …

Review: The Buzzard Takes Flight With EE's 4G In-Car Wifi Hotspot

The premise is a simple one. With EE’s Car Wifi product, you’ll have a 4G hotspot while on the move. You can manage that with your smartphone, or portable hotspot, but UK network EE is hoping that their ‘total’ In Car Wifi solution will be more to your liking.<p>The retail product is branded ‘Buzzard’ …

Newsbytes: ImmersiON-VRelia, GameOn Berlin, Pinball & NTG #13

Happy weekend everyone, here is some news for you to use:<p><b>ImmersiON VRelia</b><p>Since Oculus Rift came onto the scene and re-ignited interest in Virtual …

Carefully choreographed robot pretends to do magic, recites Asimov

Who claims science isn't magic? Well, anybody you might ask, really -- but that doesn't stop Techno-illusionist Marco Tempest from trying to meld the two. In a recent TED talk, Tempest used a top hat, a yellow ball and a robot named EDI (no, not <i>that</i> EDI) to discuss the role deception plays in …

Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …

Fake London Underground Signs Say What Commuters Are Really Thinking

When you ride the subway every day, your eyes tend to adjust to signs posted everywhere. These safety and courtesy precautions all just sort of blend together after a while to become wallpaper that you don’t even notice, despite the fact that gaining the notice of passersby is a sign’s sole intent. …

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

GEAK Watch packs Android, WiFi and a plethora of sensors, claims to be 'world's first true smartwatch'

Nowadays, we can't help but be skeptical of products that claim to be a smartwatch. In fact, what <i>is</i> a smartwatch, anyway? Perhaps GEAK, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of content giant Shanda, has a somewhat convincing answer. Simply dubbed the GEAK Watch, this wearable device packs a surprising number …