Today's modern home helpers

| May 14, 2017

Today's modern home helpers

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Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you've even heard of the same company's Braava floor mop. But what about a robot window cleaner? Robotically cleaning vertical surfaces doesn't sound viable, but ...

Games: Best of editions and additions

| Apr 23, 2017

Games: Best of editions and additions

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Eighth time lucky for 'Mario Kart' The eighth entry in the long-running "Mario Kart" series first came out in 2014. Now a deluxe version is headed for Nintendo Switch, with the appropriate title "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." Ever since "Super Mario Kart" was released in 1992 ...

Technological fun for the home

| Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

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Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

'Senran Kagura' makes a big splash

| Mar 25, 2017

'Senran Kagura' makes a big splash

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The "Senran Kagura" games are ridiculous. But that's the whole point. Previous installments have followed the adventures of buxom female kunoichi (female ninjas), who end up with tattered clothing while battling foes. This latest game, however, trades ninja gear for water guns. "Peach Beach Splash" ...

Nintendo is switching it up

| Feb 25, 2017

Nintendo is switching it up

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It's still early in 2017, but Switch, Nintendo's newest gaming console, is bound to be the most desirable hardware of the year. Both a home console and a handheld, it's being touted as an all-in-one must have. Drop it in its dock and players ...

Techie home comforts

| Feb 18, 2017

Techie home comforts

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A polite talking ted You may remember Paro, the therapeutic seal robot that has been successful enough to be used by therapists to help dementia patients with stress. Well now NTT DoCoMo has now collaborated with toy firm Iwaya, electronics maker Vitec and communication doll ...

Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Feb 2, 2017

Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Following the news that Masaya Nakamura, whose company created Pac-Man, had died at the age of 91, social media was filled with tributes to the "father" of the beloved yellow gobbler.

New releases for wintry nights in

| Jan 21, 2017

New releases for wintry nights in

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Bring on the virtual terror New "Biohazard" ("Resident Evil" in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it's no surprise that "Resident Evil 7" is causing a fuss. "RE7" is set in Louisiana four years after "Resident Evil 6." The protagonist is Ethan ...

Here's to a new age of 'reality'

| Jan 14, 2017

Here's to a new age of 'reality'

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Feel the power of VR Everyone is now familiar with virtual-reality headsets, but what about other wearable VR equipment? Cerevo have announced an upcoming release of Taclim, which it says are the world's first VR shoes and VR gloves. This tech allow users to actually ...