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First-Person 'Flappy Bird' Clone 'Floculus Bird' Can Be Played In Virtual Reality

There is no shortage of Flappy Bird clones in the world. Pop bands have them. Sesame Street has them. Even vague, no-longer-funny memes have …

Ideum Platform 46 Android Powered Multi-touch Coffee Table (Video)

We have seen the Ideum Platform 46 multi-touch coffee table in the past, the device comes with Microsoft’s Windows, although now the company has …

Jelly Bean

NSA-GCHQ Snowden leaks: A glossary of the key terms

Technology reporter<p>When the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers published the first of Edward Snowden's NSA-GCHQ leaks in June, it unleashed a stream of abbreviations, acronyms and jargon describing the cyberspies' activities.<p>Below are some of the key terms referred to in the classified …

Surveillance

This 1981 News Report About The Internet Is Adorable, But Totally Wrong

People in the past - how <i>dumb</i> are they, right guys? They know <i>nothing</i>. They don't know who won the FA Cup in 1994, who became President of the United …

Play games from the golden era of consoles in your browser for free - Pocket-lint

The Internet Archive has launched a dedicated section called The Console Living Room, with descriptions and background information on the first games …

Retrogaming

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

<b>Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.</b><p>The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.<p>The games do not have sound, but will soon, …

Retrogaming

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Indies big leap to cheaper gaming

The number of really big game releases - known as "triple A games" - is slowly decreasing with the move towards mobile devices for gaming.<p>But this also creates a great opportunity for smaller developers to make a breakthrough into the industry by offering their content for lower prices, or even …

Mobile Devices

Meizu MX3 Photos Leaked

It looks like we have some photos of the new Meizu Mx3 Android smartphone, the handset will come with a 5.1 inch full high definition display with a …

Gear & Gadgets

GigaOM Chrome Show: Chromebooks v. Netbooks and integrated phone notifications

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Chromebooks(s goog) are now the fastest growing PC segment and account for nearly 25 percent of the sub-$300 market. Sound …

HTC Droid DNA review

<b>Update:</b> Probably because the HTC One on Verizon is coming soon, the Droid DNA is now just $50 with two-year contract.<p>The Droid DNA by HTC is a big …

Install Linux on your x86 tablet: 5 distros to choose from

Introduction<p><b>Note: Our install Linux on your x86 tablet feature has been fully updated. This article was first published in July 2013.</b><p>These days, one …

HTC One vs Xperia Z | Trusted Reviews

The Xperia Z and HTC One are Sony and HTC’s most high-profile Android phones of the year. They have big screens, big feature lists and big marketing …

Phones

Skirting the Issue: So what, I'm one of those girls on the phone at the checkout

Like many of us pressed for time, the Sainsbury's phone girl that's caused such a stir this week was just trying to do two things at once, says Louisa Peacock, who as a newly wed, admits her and her husband already prioritise their phones over conversation.<p>I really don't know what all the fuss is …

Sainsbury's

Asus Padfone 2 vs Asus FonePad: Which should you buy?

With the Padfone 2 and the FonePad, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has established itself as the master of the Android hybrid.<p>While Android smartphones …

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New Nexus 7 review

While everyone waited on an iPad mini with retina, Google and Asus went ahead and did one better. Presenting the new Nexus 7, an affordable 7-inch …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 | Trusted Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5 – which should you get?<p>The Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 are the most successful phones Samsung and Apple have produced. They …

Android 4.3 notification update may herald wearable tech revolution

Details on Google's impending Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update are beginning to leak and the latest news to slide out of the rumour mill claims the …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on redux: benchmark and camera preview

You may have already read our Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on last week, but since then we've also been able to spend a tiny bit more time with a pre-production unit (with firmware build 14.1.B.1.277). Instead of going over again how hilariously large this 6.4-inch, pen-friendly phone is, this time …

Razer Blade review (14-inch, 2013): smaller, faster, lighter

Most companies refresh their products on an annual basis, carefully timing development and release schedules to match consumer demand, product obsolescence and component upgrades. It's the norm, an expected pattern that most PC, smartphone and tablet manufacturers follow. Razer, however, completely …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

A Huge Compilation of Funny & Creative Vine Videos

VineCompilations has released an 8-minute compilation of 77 funny and creative vine videos from July 2013. It’s impressive how much humor can be …

This magic T-shirt can make you attractive to women

This Week in Science, we've got amazing breakthroughs in cloning, the culinary arts, astrophysics, and even some scary evidence that our phone …

HTC One Google Play edition hands-on (video)

Samsung might have pleasantly surprised us with a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android at Google I/O last month, but it wasn't long before HTC followed suit with its own announcement regarding the One. Officially known as the HTC One Google Play edition, the phone is now available in the Play store for …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition hands-on (video)

It's probably not a huge stretch to say that Samsung's Galaxy S 4 running stock Android was the biggest surprise to come out of Google I/O last month. The handset -- officially called Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition -- is now on sale in the Play store for $649 alongside a special version of …

Onion Pi Tor Proxy Uses A Raspberry Pi To Keep Your Internet Browsing Safe From Prying Eyes

If you are worried about anyone spying on your Internet browsing whether it be a hacker or the NSA yopu might be interested in a new device created …

Raspberry Pi

How would you change Acer's Aspire S5?

If Acer's Aspire S5 were an episode of <i>Friends</i>, it'd be forever known as <i>"The One with the Motorized Port Cover."</i> Unfortunately, while it was cool to have a complex, Thunderbirds-esque mechanical loading sequence on the laptop, it did make using its USB ports a bit of a chore. Furthermore, lackluster …