If you’ve still got an original 80s console controller hanging about (or one from the recent mini Nintendo models), there’s now an easy way to make it wireless. 8BitDo has produced a series of $20 DIY kits that let you add wireless function without any soldering or particularly complicated tinkering. To use them you simply […]
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A notoriously poorly-received Aliens-based video game has been partially fixed by simply removing one rogue letter in the code. Released in 2013, Aliens: Colonial Marines earned some truly dreadful reviews. IGN gave it 4.5 out of 10, which is of course a far worse figure in video game reviews than any other form of arithmetic. […]
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Users of Instagram’s new “ask a question” feature have been surprised to discover it’s not quite as anonymous as they thought, leading to some embarrassing situations. The feature, which openly invites users to ask a question (rather than just having them type it as a comment) is the latest attempt to keep existing users active […]
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A French house appears to be the first ‘3D printed’ building that’s actually being used as a permanent family home rather than a prototype or demo .The time and money savings aren’t necessarily the main benefit, rather the flexibility and environmental advantages. The printing worked on much the same principle as any other 3D printer, […]
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An iPhone that had been on a seabed for two days has been returned to its owner – in full working order thanks to a waterproof case. A Canadian tourist dropped the phone while kayaking off the southern coast of the United Kingdom and assumed it was gone for good before returning home. Two days […]
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The makers of a new smartwatch claim it can go for up to 30 days without a charge. The key to the TicWatch Pro’s durability is a dual-layer display, though there’s a big catch with the claim. The $250 watch has all the gizmos and specs you’d expect including multiple motion and fitness sensors, 4GB […]
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One government plans to make it mandatory for all new homes built in towns and cities to have electric car charging points. It’s part of the United Kingdom’s long-term plan to phase out traditional cars. The plan is to ban the sales of new petrol (gas) and diesel cars from 2040 onwards, a target that’s […]
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Nintendo trademark filings have offered a hint — albeit an unreliable one — of a retro-Gamecube console release. For those who can’t wait, a highly unofficial emulator is in the works for the Switch. The trademarks are for the Japanese market and relate to the GameCube in the context of both videogame hardware and software, […]
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Owning an iPhone is the single most accurate hint that an American is rich according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The organization revealed the stat in a research paper on the pattern of a growing divide in the cultural, lifestyle and economic choices of differing demographic groups in the US. One of the […]
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European politicians have rejected changes to copyright law that would have put more responsibility on sites like YouTube to vet piracy. Critics of the proposals said it could have restricted ‘fair use’ such as remixes and memes. Had the ‘Copyright Directive’ completed the European Union’s legislative process, 28 European countries would have been required to […]
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