Archive for Adrian Willings

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

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Mankind has long held a fascination with living beyond the confines of our own planet. While some simply dream, NASA commissioned research and studies into the future of our efforts in space. Over the years, NASA has been responsible for a number of... >>

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

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3D printing is now offering everything from affordable prosthetics to replacement body parts. Discover the incredible and amazing ways that this new technology is changing lives for the better as we dive into the wonderful world of medical marvels. Discover... >>

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

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Every month a range of new smart home technologies are released to help improve our lives. Companies are obsessed with the new fad of making everything and anything Wi-Fi connected or smart in one way or another. While there's something to be said for... >>

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
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Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View

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We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... >>

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
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Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive

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Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... >>

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
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The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room

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The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... >>

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
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Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality

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We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... >>

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

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Space is an amazing place. Mankind has dreamt of exploring the distant edges of the Universe since we first set foot on the moon. Yet most of it remains far from our grasp and we can only dream of the delights and wonders beyond our reach. Despite that,... >>

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
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EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness

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Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... >>

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
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Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty

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Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... >>

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming
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Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming

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Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... >>

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

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We previously wrote about the James Dyson Award and the finalists who made it onto the shortlist. That list has now been whittled down to the top 20 best entries from all over the world. This list represents the final phase of the competition and holds... >>

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

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There is a part of human disposition whereby we see shapes or familiar patterns in otherwise obscure or everyday objects. As a child, you probably saw animals in the clouds or monsters in the shadows.As an adult, we less often seek out these shapes in... >>

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

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There is a certain breed of Photoshop artist with a passion for history and a keen eye for detail who take it upon themselves to breathe new life into important historic photos. When you have an idea of the level of effort that goes into these colourisations,... >>

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

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Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... >>

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

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Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... >>

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

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There's a certain breed of IT worker who has a deep fetish for all things neat and tidy. The result is a server room with hundreds of cables neatly organised, cable tied and manipulated into perfect angles. Not only is the outcome aesthetically pleasing,... >>

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

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Isn't technology grand? With advancements in smartphone cameras and the apps that accompany them, we can now take panoramic photographs and have them automatically stitched together for us. This presents everyone with the magnificent power to create... >>

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

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We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... >>

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

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Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad. Seemingly drawing inspiration from science-fiction,... >>

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

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In a series of photographs called "Flatland", Turkish artist and photo manipulator Aydın Büyüktaş uses a collection of aerial photographs to create these images which give a new perspective to the world. Aydın Büyüktaş says that he got the... >>

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

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Concept cars are incredible, especially if and when they eventually become reality. Of course, a lot of them don't and perhaps some are nothing more than a pipe dream or a manufacturer showing that they're not just stuck in their ways and can think "outside... >>

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

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We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... >>

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

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The future is frighteningly fast, ferocious and full of potential. Car designers and enthusiasts are always looking for ways to innovate and come up with the next new design that'll change the future of the vehicles we drive. With the technology behind... >>

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

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Concept cars are nothing new, for decades car manufacturers have been pushing the boundaries of design and creating incredible cars way beyond their time. Usually, these cars are created to gauge public interest at the big motor-shows before production... >>

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

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Since the days of Pong the graphics in video games have only got better and better as the years progress. Now with 4K screens becoming the norm, games developers are constantly pushing to improve the graphics in their games and deliver a breath-taking... >>

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn
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Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn

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The Royole Moon is an interesting piece of hardware. It's a headset that purports to offer a 'virtual 3D theatre experience' in an immersive mobile device that's suitable for use anywhere, anytime. It's not a virtual reality headset, as such, despite... >>

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

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Since the dawn of time, the human race has seen mystery and intrigue around every corner. Mysterious events have been put down to the supernatural, the paranormal and even the extra-terrestrial.One things for sure, there have been a lot of unexplained... >>

Logitech Circle 2 review: The best home security camera?
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Logitech Circle 2 review: The best home security camera?

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We were so impressed with the first Logitech Circle camera - which is included in our list of best indoor smart home cameras - that we were intrigued to see how Logitech would take on community feedback to improve its successor.The Logitech Circle 2... >>

Canary Flex review: The affordable all-weather home Wi-Fi camera
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Canary Flex review: The affordable all-weather home Wi-Fi camera

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Canary's second entry into the cloud-based home security camera arena comes in the form of the Canary Flex. This new camera is designed to be versatile and easy-to-use. Place it anywhere in your home for peace of mind when you're away, or to capture footage... >>

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

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Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... >>

Amazon Echo: First things you should do to get started with Alexa

Amazon Echo: First things you should do to get started with Alexa

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Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa can do or what services you want to integrate with your device?Read on as we run through our list of the top things... >>

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

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Office pranks have always been a firm favourite on the internet and, for those cooped up in an air-conditioned office from nine to five for most of the year, they're a great escape from the humdrum. The best office pranks we've seen range from the surprisingly... >>

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

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Everyone loves travelling and in a world with high-quality cameras tucked into our pockets in the form of smartphones, it's remarkably quick and easy to take photos of our adventures.You only need to take a quick look at Instagram to see how popular the... >>

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

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Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn't take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do... >>

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

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Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment for the internet, even documenting important events as they happen. We've seen highs and lows, the... >>

Logitech unveils Circle 2, a versatile, flexible and secure connected camera

Logitech unveils Circle 2, a versatile, flexible and secure connected camera

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Launching at the end of July is the Logitech Circle 2, the updated version of the original Logitech Circle connected camera. This next generation of Circle camera is touted as being more versatile and flexible than the previous model.Logitech explained... >>

18 glorious GoPro photos of our amazing, beautiful world

18 glorious GoPro photos of our amazing, beautiful world

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Monday 5 June was World Environment Day and to celebrate GoPro encouraged its users to snap and submit photos to the GoPro Awards. GoPro asked for any photo that captured the world's beauty and helped remind others of the importance of protecting... >>

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

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Toshiba recently announced its re-entry into the European TV market with a series of televisions, the pinnacle of which is the 65-inch X97 OLED.Toshiba is pitching the new series of models as being "mid-market" - aimed at price-conscious but ambitious... >>

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

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Science fiction films and TV shows have graced us with some amazing spaceships over the last few decades, often becoming as iconic as the characters and stories themselves.Now with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant currently on the big screens,... >>

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

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Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around.It lets you share photos and video which will self-destruct after a few seconds of the recipient viewing them and that makes for a simple, quick and, sometimes, funny way to communicate. And that means... >>

43 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped

43 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped

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There's no denying that Photoshop can help create some pretty spectacular imagery. However, it can often be overused for image manipulation, sometimes spoiling the natural beauty of a photo and masking a photographers talents.The world is full of wonderful... >>

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

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Every now and then an image appears online which has people heartily debating its authenticity, arguing about its colour or asking how it came about in the first place.There are also some amazing pictures that look like one thing but turn out to be something... >>

31 best, stupidest and most famous internet memes around

31 best, stupidest and most famous internet memes around

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines "meme" as "an image, video, piece of text, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations."And if you've spent any time on Reddit or Buzzfeed then you'll... >>

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

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Photoshop is the modern go-to tool for editing and altering images, but changing photographs to put a different spin on them is far from a new trend.There are plenty of instances where photo manipulation techniques have been misused - to even change history... >>

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

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We all love a good gadget and there's nothing like a piece of tech you can buy today that throws you back in time with a haze of nostalgia for days gone by.Taking a trip down memory lane, we've scoured the web for a selection of the very best retro-style gadgets... >>

Logitech Circle review: The portable home security camera
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Logitech Circle review: The portable home security camera

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The Logitech Circle camera (or Logi Circle if you're on board with the new branding) is a powerful little home security cam with plenty of strings to its bow.This smart home camera is meant for more than simple security: it's a cloud-based Wi-Fi camera... >>

Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure enough as a security camera?
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Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure enough as a security camera?

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Nest has made the move from indoor security, to offering all-seeing protection for the outside of your home. Say hello to the Nest Cam Outdoor.Boasting some of the same features as its indoor Nest Cam sibling, the outdoor version is touted as offering... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smart home devices: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

Best of CES 2017 - Smart home devices: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

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Along with a wealth of new televisions, laptops and other tech, CES is increasingly packed with connected devices for the home.We’ve walked the show floor to bring you the most interesting smart home devices we could find at CES 2017.Lenovo Smart AssistantLenovo... >>

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

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HTC has unveiled a couple of additions to its Vive hardware line-up, designed to enhance your VR experience.The first of these is the Vive Tracker a small gadget designed to be added to any real-world object so it can be used as a controller for games... >>