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Fly through the galaxy in a new Star Wars VR experience

December 16, 2015 - 12:28 am in Gadgets

  Get your droids ready, it’s about to go down. Grab your Google Cardboard goggles and get ready to take a ride through the galaxy! A couple months back we told you how Facebook was going to have their own Star Wars 360 virtual reality experience.…

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Nano Carbon promises to fix your game cartridges so you don’t blow on them

December 15, 2015 - 12:37 am in Gadgets

  Remember how you used to blow on your game cartridges as a kid to get them to work? Well, we know now that doing so was not the best idea in the…

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This tool tells you the install size of every Xbox One and PS4 game

December 6, 2015 - 5:57 am in Gadgets, News

  The holiday season is here and hard drives are filling up with games. Nothing kills the mood more than nearing the end of a game install only to…

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Talking to a car leaves drivers distracted for up to 27 seconds

November 12, 2015 - 1:46 pm in Gadgets

  You may remember a few years ago now there was a lot of debate and new laws suggested for stopping drivers from using a phone while driving. In the UK we’ve had a ban on using a phone while driving for some time, and this has meant hands-free kits…

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How to Secure Your Google, Dropbox, and GitHub Accounts With a U2F Key

November 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm in Gadgets

U2F is an emerging standard for physical authentication tokens. Current U2F keys are all small USB devices. To log in, you won’t need to enter an authentication code provided from an app or SMS — just insert the USB security key and press a button.…

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Relive the history of the Power Glove in fascinating 30-minute doc

October 12, 2015 - 1:10 pm in Gadgets

  When the Power Glove debuted in 1989, anyone who was a kid at the time wanted one. We didn’t know how it worked or where it came from, but it looked like the coolest thing in the world because it would allow your real-life actions to be translated…

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Destiny finally introduces microtransactions, with the Eververse Trading Company

October 6, 2015 - 12:25 pm in Gadgets

  Well, it finally happened. One of Destiny players’ worst fears — whether rational or not — has come true. Starting Tuesday, October 13, Bungie will introduce the player base to the Eververse Trading Company, Destiny’s newly minted in-game…

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Drinkable book has pages that filter water and kill bacteria

August 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm in Gadgets

  We in the developed world take for granted the infrastructure that delivers clean, safe water directly to our homes, something that was an unthinkable luxury until quite recently in human history. In many areas of the world, sources of water are much…

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3D printed smart cap can detect spoiled food via embedded sensors

July 25, 2015 - 3:44 am in Gadgets

3D printing has come a long way in the last few years, but most of the items produced by 3D printers are all plastic. Printing electrical components would allow these machines to be much more useful, and a team at UC Berkeley might have a solution. To test…

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How to the Monitor the Bandwidth and Data Usage of Individual Devices on Your Network

July 23, 2015 - 3:39 am in Gadgets

How much bandwidth and data are the devices on your network using? Bandwidth hogs can slow down your entire network, and per-device data usage is important if your Internet service provider imposes a bandwidth cap. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get a complete…