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Dodgy Xbox deals with YouTubers

Now, for some dodgy practices, concerning people getting paid to say nice things about a product on the sly. It looks like Machinima paid YouTubers tens of thousands of dollars to promote the Xbox One launch in a very positive light, without actually declaring their work was actually an  advertising deal. The Federal Trade Commission found that Machinima…

Crash proof computers in the future?

Computers crashing is, and make no mistake, one of the worst things that can befall a human being. Famine, war... they don't come close to the fury that comes with a computer carking it on you. So, with that, the idea that there might be crash-proof computers in the not-too-distant future is good isn't it?…

Like having a bit of a fumble with your grumble? Tired of doing all the work manually? Well, good news onanists! A company has come up with a sex toy that you can rig up to your Apple Watch, making having a 'lie down' marginally easier. A company called Lovense have brought out the 'Blush'…

Free movie rental from Chromecast

If you've got Chromecast or an Android TV device, you can get yourself some free movies. To celebrate the second birthday of Chromecast, there's free rental on a bunch of films, so how do you get at them? Well, open up Chrome on your desktop and through the Chromecast extension (install it if you haven't), visit…

Apple services down including iTunes and the App Store

Oh dear! Ahead of Apple this evening announcing their 3rd Quarter financial results they're experiencing a huge outage across many of their services including iTunes, App Store and iBooks. There's been no word yet when the services will be restored but you can keep an eye on the status of all Apple services on this…

Get Apple's iOS9 - and what's new?

Apple are getting set to drop their latest operating system - the iOS 9 - which will be available some time in Autumn... but you can get it now. Apple have released the public beta version (which means it might have some things in it that need ironing out), which means you can get stuck into it…

Google Glass to make a comeback!

Google Glass looked like it was being killed off, but alas, not. The thing that was being shelved was the Explorer Edition, while secretly, Google were working on Enterprise Edition. According to a report in 9to5Google: "We’ve come to learn from people familiar with the matter that the next hardware is being referred to by Google internally…

You can now have detailed pictures of your privates on coffee!

Behold! A new machine that can create any image on the foam of your cup of coffee! The Ripple Maker combines the mechanics behind inkjet and 3D printers, so you can have any image on top of your brew. You could have a picture of your dog! You could have an image of Ol' Dirty from…

Pick an Apple Watch up in store!

Fancy buying one of them Apple Watches? Well done - you've got a lot of disposable income. Also, you can now pick one up from an actual shop! That's right. Walk right in and... well... here's the thing - you can't buy one without reserving it first, because Apple are absolutely determined to make this…

E3: Xbox One now plays Xbox 360 games (and more)

This week, gaming nerds are all getting stuck into the E3 conference, to find out what is happening in the world of video games. The big news at the moment, is that Phil Spencer - he's the head of Xbox, not Kirsty Allsopp's mate - has announced that you'll be able to play Xbox 360 games…

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Who has the fastest tablet?

Who has the fastest tablet?

Have you got a tablet? No, not the medicinal kind - the sort which you rest on the toilet and watch TV shows on while you have a bath. The kind that you bought, thinking it would transform your life, but you didn't end up using very frequently. Well, you might be wondering how fast…

Google Glass to make a comeback?

The appetite for Google Glass hasn't been too great, leaving Google to pull the idea for a while. While the idea of the gadget isn't all that bad, there was something awry about it and the prohibitive price didn't help matters. With all that in mind, the wearable technology could be making a comeback, as…

Having secure gadgets is a good thing as it offers you some solace that, should it get nicked, it might be useless to the crim who swiped it. However, the Apple Watch might not be as secure as you'd hope. The 1.0 version of the smartwatch doesn't really have anything to protect itself against thieves.…

Tattoos stop your Apple Watch from working properly?

Have you got tattoos? Got a '50s pin-up girl on your arm like you're a sailor, riddled with scurvy? Have you got a butterfly next to your navel? Well, you should be okay if you buy one of the new Apple Watches. However, if you have one on your wrist, you might have problems. Apple…

Google remember they've got Android Wear to flog

Now that people are getting ready to strap their Apple Watches to their wrists, Google have remembered that they might want to capitalise on the SMARTWATCH FEVER! that is sweeping the nation. And so, they're pointing at their own Android Wear and hoping someone takes an interest and have released a big update making them…