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Posts from April, 2014

Google Field Trip Sounds Like an Awesome Google Glass Arrival

Apr 30

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 16.44.37Google Field Trip, the company’s hyperlocal recommendation engine for nearby sights and destinations, has found a new home in Google Glass. Users simply say, “OK Google, explore nearby” to pull up relevant information about the area around them—from history to art to food—hopefully without getting you punched in the face. See below for a video.



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It’s Hard to Believe This War Movie is Made From Battlefield 4 Gameplay Footage

Apr 30

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 14.16.38 (2)EA, get these guys a job — in this two minute clip they’re doing a better job of selling the Battlefield series than all the hours of official pre-rendered promotional glitz put together. Made by the team from the Two Scotsmen YouTube channel, it pushes last year’s shooter to its limits, making inventive use of […]



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A Plane Fuelled by Rubbish Could Soon Fly You From New York to London

Apr 30

fffffffffBritish Airways has an ambitious and smelly plan: convert municipal waste into 120,000 metric tonnes of jet fuel. By 2017, they say, the first factory in the world to turn garbage into jet fuel will be up and running. Waste-fuelled transatlantic flights could come soon after. It’s all part of a plan that will make […]



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You Can Push the Acer Aspire U5-620 Desktop PC Down and Show it Who’s Boss

Apr 30

acer615oneIf desktop PCs are still your bag, Acer’s new 23-inch touchscreen all-in-one has just popped out with dual digital microphones and a full HD forward-facing wide-angle camera, making it a decent Skype-friendly computer. Like Acer’s other recent desktops in the Aspire line, the Windows 8.1-running touchscreen U5-620 has anti-fingerprint coating, ideal when you push the […]



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Wow, This Movie Was Filmed With the Same Actors During 12 years

Apr 29

Screenshot_24Boyhood is a new film by Richard Linklater coming out on July 11. Critics are raving about it, with a surprisingly perfect 100% score in Rotten Tomatoes. But regardless of how good it is, this movie has already made cinema history: It was filmed with the same actors over a 12-year period from 2002 to 2013. The film is centred […]



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Facebook Messenger Version 5.0 Will Have Some Fancy Improvements

Apr 29

GALAXY S4 Power UserThere are a whole host of improvements coming to Facebook Messenger version 5.0: photo sharing has a new, streamlined design, improving accessibility; there are new shortcuts for downloading sticker packs; and the kicker, recording and sharing video.



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How Google’s Self-Driving Car is Tackling the Chaos of City Streets

Apr 29

Driverless CarsWe’ve all heard about how well Google’s self-driving car does on the motorway. But is that so impressive? Heck, put on cruise control and an audiobook, and any car seems like it can drive itself. The latest update from Mountain View, however, suggests that this miracle vehicle is entering a new phase if development. In […]



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Microsoft’s 12 New Original Shows for Xbox, Ranked

Apr 29

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 4.00.49 pmMicrosoft is going to take its TV seriously. That’s been clear ever since it established its own internal studio and dropped the bombshell that it was working on a live-action Halo series produced by none other than Steven Spielberg. Now, Microsoft is spilling the beans on the rest of its Xbox TV launch line-up, and […]



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Guy Films Himself Having an LSD Trip in the Middle of the Desert

Apr 29

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 2.43.49 pmAccording to the YouTube description, this guy went by himself to the Thar Desert, India, to have an LSD trip that lasted for 24 hours. It’s beautiful there, but having LSD on your own—let alone in the desert—is a huge risk. “It was the most beautiful and yet frightening experience,” he said. Watching his reactions […]



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Boo Radley Goes Digital as To Kill a Mockingbird Gets eBook Release

Apr 29

mockingThe Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird is to enter the digital publishing era, more than 50 years after its first release back in July of 1960. 88 year-old author Harper Lee had for many years been dismissive of the ebook revolution spearheaded by the likes of Amazon, believing there was a lack of romance […]



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