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This Gamer Uses Sex Toys To Beat His High Scores

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
Some people are willing to do literally anything to get that high score, and in this gamer's case that involved using some fairly unorthodox equipment: sex toys. The gamer found that for games which required fast repetitive motions to achieve a higher score a certain range of electronic sex toys...

ESA Future Missions: 16 Amazing Space Craft In The Pipeline

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
The European Space Agency successfully landed a space craft on a comet last month - but it's not stopping there. In fact there are 16 mission launches planned for ESA over the next 10 years -- and that doesn't include sending Britain's first (official) astronaut to the ISS in...

North Korea Might Have Hacked Sony Pictures Because Of That Seth Rogan Film

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
Sony Pictures Entertainment is now considering the possibility that its catastrophic hacking attack could have originated from North Korea as revenge for its new film with Seth Rogan and James Franco, The Interview. The film studio is on total lockdown after it appears that what had initially been...

First True-Colour Image Of Comet 67P

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
This blurry red image is in fact the first 'true-colour' image of Comet 67P courtesy of everyone's favourite comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta. If you're wondering why it looks blurry then don't worry, the camera isn't broken, it's just that during the exposure time Comet 67P decided to move ever...

Amazon Has Started Filling Its Warehouses With Worker Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
This is the Kiva. It's a robot. And it's better at picking your Amazon order than a human. When it comes to distribution, it seems, humans are not... the best. Working in a warehouse requires strong legs, infinite levels of patience and the ability to stay focused while...

'Mystery Bangs' Over UK Sounded Like Secret 'Pulsejet Engine'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
A series of mysterious, apparently inexplicable explosions heard around the UK were eerily reminiscent of a futuristic 'pulse detonation jet' an expert has said. The strange bangs were reported around the UK (and as far away as New York) on 29 November, with residents from Aberdeen to Croydon noting...

Cyber Monday 2014 UK: Best Deals At Game, Amazon And Tescos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 1 December 2014 | UK Tech
Why does Cyber Monday exist? No one's really sure how the bond was forged between the ideals of Thanksgiving and then spending an enormous amount of money on the internet. All we do know is that as a result, this is the one day that you'll be able to get...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Recreated In Lego Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | 30 November 2014 | UK Tech
Combining Star Wars and Lego is a tried and tested formula, but YouTube user Snooperking still had a bit of a shock when his Lego spoof of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer amassed over a million views overnight. The video faithfully recreates the trailer released last...

Trend Round-Up: Maker Devices

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Go back in time even just a decade and the ability to design and invent your own advanced electronic devices was a privilege reserved for a very small, highly educated few. Thankfully today the doors to programming and electronics have been blown open and now you don’t need a...

'Omnipresenz': This Game Lets You Control Real People, And That Might Be A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Omnipresenz is a new company trying to crowdfund for a terrifying "game" in which users control an avatar - AKA a real person - from the comfort of their computer. The team claims their service is "intended to be used as a charity system aiming to encourage a...

Game On: Are Open World Games... Rubbish?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
In this week's Game On Laurie discusses whether open worlds in gaming are secretly a bit rubbish and Simon visits BlizzCon.

Company Launches First Call-Out Smartphone Repair Service

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Dropping your smartphone or having it break can be a traumatic experience, in fact it could emotionally affect you so much that you wouldn't be able to face going outside. Thankfully if you've ever been trapped in your own home through fear of a lack of telecommunication then panic no...

Girls 'Better At Making Story-Based Video Games Than Boys' Study Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Teenage girls are better at making video games than boys -- as long as teaching methods are designed to harness their strengths, the University of Sussex has reported. The university tasked groups of 12- and 13-year-old boys and girls with designing and building their own game using a...

Gamer Alanah Pearce Is Contacting The Mothers Of Trolls Who Send Her Rape Threats

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | 28 November 2014 | UK
A game reviewer who found herself receiving online rape threats had come up with an inspiring way of dealing with her trolls. Tweeting to her 13,000 followers, Alanah Pearce explained: “Sometimes young boys on Facebook send me rape threats, so I’ve started telling...

Scary Toys For Kids: Ruin Your Child's Christmas With This Terrifying Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Do you want to ruin your child's Christmas, or even scar them for life? If so, this is a great year for terrifying tech toys. Whether you want to flood your home with sentient robots or destroy any aspect of social interaction, the toy companies have got something for you...

Ex-NASA Employee: 'I Saw Humans Walk On Mars In 1979'

Ryan Barrell | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
A woman claiming to be an ex-NASA employee has come forward with 'evidence' of a secret manned mission to Mars. Calling the US Coast to Coast show, alleged former NASA worker 'Jackie' (she declined to give a second name...) asked conspiracy expert John Lear to clear up "a...

Vinyl Record Sales Are The Best They've Been In 18 Years

Thomas Tamblyn | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Over one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK this year marking a record high that hasn't been seen since 1996. This incredible resurgence of the industry has seen its worth increase from £3m to £20m in just five years making it one of the fastest growing platforms...

Revealed: The UK's First Astronaut's Mission Patch

Thomas Tamblyn | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Tim Peake, the UK's first astronaut, has chosen the iconic mission patch that he'll wear throughout his stay on the International Space Station in 2015. A Blue Peter competition asked schoolchildren to design the logo and after receiving over 3000 entries a winner was finally chosen. Created by...

Treadmill Prank Uses Bluetooth Speaker To Hurl Abuse At Runners

Ryan Barrell | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
The last thing you want at the gym is someone telling you that you're running so slow that you may as well give up. So what do you do when the treadmill starts abusing you? YouTuber Stuart Edge attached a bluetooth speaker to one piece of equipment and used it...

This Tech Startup Is Literally Giving Away Free Cash In A Vending Machine

Thomas Tamblyn | 28 November 2014 | UK Tech
Clinkle is a startup that feels the best way to get people on board with its idea is through the simplest means: give away free cash. If, for example, you happened to be passing through the University of California, Berkley earlier this month then you would have found...
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