alun hodges

44 Added | 3 Magazines | @sparehead1 | Keep up with alun hodges on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “alun hodges”

Consoles that won’t die: The Sega Dreamcast

Read more:<br>Consoles<br>that won’t die<p>The Atari Jaguar<br>• The Commodore 64<br>• The Intellivision<br>• The SNES<br>• The NES<p>Looking at the Dreamcast lineup for 2013, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Sega’s 15-year-old home video game system had never gone away. Of all the supposedly dead consoles, the Dreamcast is surely …

Dust: An Elysian Tail headed to Steam May 25

<i>Dust: An Elysian Tail</i>, the hand-animated action role-playing game from creators Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain, will be released on Steam May 25, according to the game's Steam listing.<p>The co-creators announced the Steam port earlier this year at PAX East, when they were hoping for an April release. …

Google Still Struggles To Explain Why Normal People Should Care About Google+

Google has made a big bet on Google+, which it prefers not to call a social network but rather a social layer atop all of Google’s services.<p>At the opening day of the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference, it introduced some 41 new features for Google+, including a new layout, more …

Capture of alleged US spy reveals the difficulties of being a CIA officer on Facebook

The capture of alleged diplomat-turned-CIA spy Ryan Fogle in Russia this week has to stand as one of the more bizarre moments in recent memory. Reportedly attempting to hire a Russian intelligence agent as a US spy, Fogle was wearing an ill-fitting blonde wig when arrested in Moscow on Monday, in a …

Fitbit update brings support for Samsung Galaxy S 4

Getting in shape is a high priority for a huge number of people all around the world. Many of these people that want to get fit also happen to be …

Razer Atrox for Xbox 360 gives retro joysticks another try

When it comes to gaming controllers for just about any machine capable of playing video games, Razer probably has the controller you need. The …

Foc.us headset claims to shock the brain for better gaming, we go forehead-on

We've seen a number of headsets tap into the mind, to geotag your mood, grant you remote control over gadgets or simply let you wiggle a pair of cat ears. None of those are quite like the foc.us, however, which serves up transcranial direct-current simulation (tDCS) -- a controversial form of …

PSIO prototype loads PlayStation 1 ISOs on the console, no burned CD necessary (video)

Project PlayStation Input Output has been trying to load PlayStation 1 game images through the game system's parallel I/O port since 2010, and now it's ready to show off the first prototype. If piracy is your aim, then modchips that let users play burned discs and emulators that have been available …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

Benetton teams up with Little Printer creator Berg on connected devices

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Remember Little Printer, the cute connected gadget we reported on about 18 months back? It’s a great collision of old and new: …

Linux Mint 15 brings prettier desktop, new software and driver managers | Ars Technica

One of the best Linux desktops gets better.<p>The Linux Mint project yesterday unveiled version 15 of the increasingly popular desktop operating system, …

Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today

Remember Samsung's TecTiles NFC-enabled stickers? Well, much to our dismay, they don't work with the company's flashy new handset, and Galaxy S 4 owners haven't had an alternative to stock up on until today. Samsung's new TecTiles 2, which can perform tasks similar to the smartphone maker's …

Resultly Lets You Set Real-Time Alerts for Anything

It’s been more than a year since we first caught up with Resultly, a real-time social search engine which founder and CEO Ilya Beyrak confessed at the time was difficult to explain what it does.<p>Indeed, you have to use it to appreciate what it really does. But at its core, Beyrak said that Resultly …

GadgetellSolutions Media

12Feb/18<p>The outdoor goods and apparel retailer has scrapped its legendary unlimited returns policy whereby customers were allowed to return …

Aussie government tries to block two sites, takes down 1,200 | Ars Technica

And learns an important lesson about IP filtering in the process.<p>Australia's government is under fire after it appears to have introduced web …

Black-hat bitcoin’s days are numbered

On Tuesday (May 14), the US government seized accounts that Japan-based Mt. Gox, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, held at its US bank, Wells Fargo, and with Dwolla, an online payments company. The government said Mt Gox violated money laundering rules. (Mt Gox says it is investigating.) For …

Bitcoin

Julius Genachowski Leaves the F.C.C.

After four and a half years running the F.C.C., Julius Genachowski is stepping down on Friday. He’s had an eventful time: dealing with net neutrality, spectrum auctions, mergers, and David Ortiz’s exhortative expletive on national TV. As Genachowski prepares to leave, he agreed to chat with <i>The New</i> …

Markets

An Imprisoned Hacker Invented an ATM Attachment That Stops Skimmers

Valentin Boanta has a lot of free time on his hands—five years worth, to be exact. That's because Boanta is currently serving a prison sentence for, …

Google Hangouts Easter eggs include shy dinosaurs and stampeding ponies

Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well. As detailed by Google employee …

Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

Markets

Google Introduces Portable Native Client, Makes It Easier For Developers To Add C And C++ Code To Their Web Apps

Native Client – a technology that allows developers to run native compiled C and C++ code as part of their web apps – has long been a part of Google Chrome. Even though other browser vendors haven’t adopted it yet, Google is clearly putting quite a few resources behind this technology and at I/O …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

Animated GIFs Of Celebrities' Faces Morphed Together Look Absolutely Horrifying

I can't tell what's worse, Michelle Obama mashed up with Mike Tyson or Tom Hanks mashed up with Zooey Deschanel.<p>These are all from a Team Coco series called "If They Melded" and they have to make more ASAP.

Inside Gaming - YouTube

The 25 best PS4 games

Best PS4 games to play right now!<p>Looking for the best PS4 games to buy now? You've come to the right place. 2018 is already a brilliant year for …

Gaming Industry

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Who's the most obsolete superhero of them all?

Speed Run: EA, Jean-François Boivin, Gran Turismo, Diablo 3, Ger Tysk

Electronic Arts will no longer pay gun manufacturers for the rights to use their weapons in games. Patrice Desilets says his colleague Jean-François Boivin, a former producer on Assassin's Creed and at THQ Montreal, was also fired from Ubisoft Montreal. Gran Turismo's official website heralds an …