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U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on high-tech submarines

September 24, 2017 - 6:12 pm in Gadgets

The cost of an Xbox 360 controller is significantly less than the joystick previously used to control the submarine periscope. (Lockheed Martin Photo)OK, so my 10-year-old kid could board an advanced U.S. Navy submarine and operate the periscope? That seems…

Google’s Alice AI Is Sending Secret Messages To Another AI

December 12, 2016 - 4:36 pm in Gadgets

Encryption is something we all rely on regularly to keep our information safe online, but many of us have experienced it since childhood, and in fact…

It’s the Beginning of a Dark Era for Cyber Security

December 8, 2016 - 4:26 pm in Gadgets

It may be old news to most of us, but researchers and experts are still sifting through the data on last week’s staggering distributed denial of service…

Sony ‘s new 4K action cam is the absolute BOSS

September 18, 2016 - 11:53 am in Gadgets

  Sony unveils its latest 4K action cam at IFA 2016 and its built-in optical image stabilisation makes it one smooth operator 2 Sep 2016     Sony's Balanced Optical Steady Shot (or BOSS, for short) has been a staple feature of its handy cam…

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Best HTC Vive games – our top VR picks

April 29, 2016 - 12:19 am in Gadgets

 The HTC Vive is arguably the best virtual reality headset you can buy right now, but what can you actually play on it, and what are the best games currently available? To help you get the most out of the Vive, we've rounded up our current favourites out…

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How to Use Quality of Service (QoS) to Get Faster Internet When You Really Need It

March 31, 2016 - 4:38 pm in Articles, Gadgets

Not all Internet traffic is equal. Streaming HD video or having a stutter-free Skype call is probably more important to you than downloading a big file. The Quality of Service feature on your router lets you prioritize the things you care about, so they…

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Upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware will allow PC and Mac remote play

March 4, 2016 - 11:18 pm in Gadgets

One of the key features of the PlayStation 4 is Remote Play. With it, players can play PS4 games on their PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, or Sony Xperia devices. This feature is about […] Source: Games – Geek.com

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This USB cable works with iPhones and everything else, too

March 3, 2016 - 11:15 pm in Gadgets, Uncategorized

One of the great things about Lightning and USB type-C cables is that they’re reversible, but you still need multiple cables to charge your gadgets. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one […] Source: News – Geek.com

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Should You Get an “Ultra HD” 4K TV?

January 27, 2016 - 4:02 pm in Gadgets, Uncategorized

Manufacturers have been pushing “Ultra HD” 4k TVs for a couple years now. There are plenty of models available now, and they’re cheaper than ever, too. But should you buy one? 4K isn’t exactly a gimmick like 3D TVs a few years ago or the more recent…

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Scientists develop batteries that won’t explode, using spiky nanoparticles

January 18, 2016 - 3:19 pm in Gadgets

  We’ve been waiting patiently for a breakthrough in battery technology, but thus far what we’ve gotten is a series of incremental improvements to existing lithium-based cells. We’re packing more power than ever into the same space, and that means…