gaming
Only Die-Hard Retro Gamers Will Want This Box That Lets Modern Consoles Connect to Old-School Tube TVs

If there’s one good reason to drop £150 on Analogue’s Mega Sg or Super Nt consoles, it’s that they allow you to play your favourite retro 16-bit games on a modern TV that only supports HDMI. But some nostalgic gamers demand the most authentic retro experience, and for them Analogue is releasing a new digital-to-analogue converter allowing its modern consoles to connect to the outdated CRT TVs that most of us were happy to see die. Read More >>

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Adobe’s New AI-Powered Plugin Intelligently Reframes Videos for Screens With Different Shapes

Adapting videos to various screens has been a challenge ever since movies shot for wide cinema screens were first broadcast on square TVs. We’ve now got devices like tablets and smartphones added to the mix, so Adobe has created an AI-powered plugin that can automatically prep a video for any screen while ensuring the most important parts are always in frame. Read More >>

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This Is the iPhone 11 You Should Buy (If You Must Pre-Order)

Another September is here, and as we say goodbye to the Summer, we once again say hello to the agonising upgrade decisions following Apple’s annual iPhone event. Let’s break down which iPhone 11 might be best for you, and whether or not it’s actually time for an upgrade. Read More >>

science
MIT Created Colour-Changing Ink That Can Be Reprogrammed With Light to Show Different Images

Taking inspiration from creatures like chameleons who are masters of colour-changing camouflage, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new spray-on ink that can infinitely change colours, designs, and patterns when blasted with different wavelengths of light. Read More >>

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Epson’s New Short Throw Laser Projector Includes a Special Screen to Bounce Away Overhead Lighting

Projectors can be a cheaper and far more convenient way to put a gigantic 100+ inch TV in your living room. But to get an image that rivals an LCD or OLED TV, you can’t just point them at a bare wall. So with its new LS500 short-throw 4K laser projector, Epson is including a perfectly-sized ambient light rejecting screen that promises deep blacks and vivid colours. Read More >>

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Roland’s New iOS App Turns a Bunch of iPhones Into a Multi-Camera TV Studio

One thing that sets your home movies apart from what you see on TV and in the movies is that professionals film a scene from multiple angles to add drama and complexity to the final edit. It’s an extra step that can add a lot of impact, and with Roland’s new 4XCamera Maker app you can take advantage of all your friends’ iPhones instead of renting or buying multiple cameras for a shoot. Read More >>

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New Polaroid Prints Photos Off Your Smartphone’s Screen Without Bluetooth, Wifi, or Cables

Focusing on the one feature smartphones don’t offer yet, Polaroid’s new Lab instant photography device creates hard copies of any digital photo on your phone without the need for wires or fiddling with wireless settings. Instead, light from your smartphone’s screen is projected and used to directly expose Polaroid’s instant film. Read More >>

gaming
Nintendo Is Experimenting With Ways to Make the Switch’s Joy-Cons Even More Fragile

Nintendo is not letting recent troubles with faulty Joy-Con controllers deter it from exploring new ways to innovate its gaming hardware. A recent patent filing with the USPTO reveals a design for a bendable Switch Joy-Con controller that supposedly improves its ergonomics and usability. Read More >>

security
Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorising All the Numbers

Instead of developing an intricate electronic card skimmer, or pulling off an elaborate online scam, a cashier in Japan used the most undetectable tool imaginable to steal the credit card info of over 1,300 customers: his immaculate and instant photographic memory. Read More >>

gaming
I Miss Simple Video Games That Didn’t Try Too Hard

As someone obsessed with handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Switch should have been the ultimate portable system for me. Instead, it actually made me nostalgic for Tiger Electronics’ LCD handhelds; arguably some of the first true portable video game systems. They were cheap, durable, simple, and addictive, and 30 years later I find myself missing that experience. Read More >>

wtf
Monkey Shatters Zoo Glass With Sharpened Stone in Impressive Prison Break Attempt

A video from China is all the proof you need that the hilarious antics of monkeys at the zoo are really just a distracting ruse as they spend their days figuring out the best way to escape. Read More >>

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You Can Now Tell Siri to Tighten Your Nike Self-Lacing Trainers

Nike’s self-lacing (self-tightening is probably a more apt description) FitAdapt technology is slowing making its way into more of the brand’s shoe lines, including the Adapt Huarache now. The trainer’s design might date back to the early ‘90s, but it will actually be Nike’s first self-lacing shoe that can be remotely operated from the Apple Watch, or by simply telling Siri it’s time to lace up. Read More >>

robots
MIT Researchers Designed this Robotic Worm to Burrow Into Human Brains

Robotics engineers at MIT have built a threadlike robot worm that can be magnetically steered to deftly navigate the extremely narrow and winding arterial pathways of the human brain. One day it could be used to quickly clear blockages and clots that contribute to strokes and aneurysms, while at the same time making the current state of robotic evolution even more unsettling. Read More >>

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Nintendo Just Revealed The Switch Lite’s Best Upgrade

It was supposed to be the ultimate handheld portable gaming console, but the Nintendo Switch didn’t quite fit the bill. The Switch Lite promises a better design for gaming on the go, but Nintendo has only just revealed what is possibly the best new feature for improved portability: a snap-on case with a flip cover for protecting the console’s screen and joysticks. Read More >>

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Lego is Finally Introducing Audio and Braille Building Instructions for the Visually Impaired

Lego remains one of the most popular and valuable toy lines but the company’s sets are also some of the least accessible to those dealing with visual impairments. To remedy this, the Danish toymaker has announced a pilot program to update its building instructions with verbal descriptions so each step is compatible with Braille and screen readers – and it's using AI to automate the time-consuming process. Read More >>