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I zapped my wine with an ultrasonic decanter.
Houseboat? Try a seafaring luxury apartment.
This is the biggest cargo ship on Earth.
What is the outernet, and is it the future of the internet?
Google announces Contributor, Apple Watch UX details.
This plane that carries planes costs a quarter of a billion dollars.
Final Fantasy IV, Alien Breed, Podcast+ Pro and more!
Monument Valley on the Amazon AppStore, OfficeSuite Pro on Android and more.
Nokia N1 tablet, Rosetta's lander finds organic molecules.
This 'flying banana' keeps Britain's trains from running off the rails.
The likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have gotten better over the years at securing the consoles from external modification, though persistence (and a bit of smarts) can get you a long way. The PS3 eventually fell thanks to some determination and now the Nintendo 3DS has been hacked, so to speak, allowing users to run unsigned code on the platform.
Video: There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature.
Since 1975 the Choose Your Own Adventure books have given millions of kids the chance to determine their own destinies (at least in a literary sense). Sadly, the author and publisher of those books, R.A. Montgomery, died this week. But he leaves behind an incredible legacy in both publishing and, perhaps surprisingly, gaming as well.
Videos: Blizzard announced their new game over the weekend. Its name is Overwatch and, looking at the short film — they call it trailer, but it is a short — they could produce a movie out of this. Make Brad Bird direct it and grab a few billion dollars on top of all the gazillion dollars that they are going to be making from the game.
First revealed at Toy Fair 2014 way back in February, ThinkGeek’s Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge game is finally available. It promises all the fun of Jenga and Tetris, but with the added twist that you have to build your tower atop an unstable platform that’s actually floating. So all that fun instead becomes maddening frustration.
The trend to make everything 3D had an adverse effect on movies, but it works really well elsewhere. Remember those wooden Labyrinth games where you twisted a couple of knobs to manoeuvre a metal ball through a 2D maze? Well if you were to add a third dimension you’d end up with these Perplexus puzzles. And the latest version, the Warp, promises a whole other dimension of frustration, too.
It didn’t take long for the Kickstarter-funded Cards Against Humanity to become the defacto party game, eclipsing traditional favourites Charades, Pictionary and “Guess the Toe”. The problem for Australians however was two-fold — the original game is full of American references, which are often unplayable and the pricey hoops you have to jump through to acquire a copy (unless you’re happy to print it out). Both problems have evaporated with the release of the Aussie edition, which you can buy directly from the CAH store for a very reasonable sum.
Nvidia’s most powerful ever desktop graphics card, the GTX 980, was introduced with fanfare a fortnight ago because even though it was more powerful than last generation’s chips, it consumed much less energy for the same result.
To complement the desktop GTX 980, Nvidia has a pair of new laptop GPUs — the GTX 980M and GTX 970M — that are even more efficient. They’re twice as efficient as a comparable two-year old chip, and consume a fraction of the power.