The Home Of Codebreaking: Three Days At Bletchley Park (Part 1)

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Taking advantage of the freedom of our (tiny) motorhome, my wife and I decided our last long weekend away this year should be to a geeky facility I’ve written about several times here at GaS but never visited until now: Bletchley Park. For those who don’t know, this is a British country mansion whose grounds […]

Apple TV Could Double In Price

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The next generation of Apple TV could cost as much as $199 according to new reports. The rumored new hardware features don’t seem to justify the price and instead its success could rest on a potential TV subscription service. 9to5Mac says its sources peg the price of the new box at either $149 or $199. That […]

Xbox Will Support Mice and Keyboard!

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The man in charge of Xbox says the company is working on supporting mice for playing games on the console. It will go with existing keyboard support, though it won’t immediately mean playing PC games on the console is possible. Phil Spencer revealed the plans in response to a question on Twitter about streaming between […]

Because You’re Worth It: The Future Of Hair Graphics Is Impressive

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NVIDIA HairWorks is a piece of tech being mastered right now that renders the hair of characters to be more realistic and have physics relative to real hair. The problem with it is it saps performance quality quite a bit. They are working on making a version that has the physics and graphics that represent […]

A Million Kids To Get Free Tiny-PC

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A million British schoolchildren are to get a free computer in an attempt to boost programming skills. The machine, made by the BBC, is a tiny PC along the lines of a Raspberry Pi and is a mere 4cm by 5cm. The idea of the Micro Bit is to be even simpler to use than […]

Enthusiast Builds Computer Without The Micro

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A British man who is building a 16-bit computer by hand fears it may not fit into his house. James Newman’s machine is so big because he’s using individual transistors rather than an integrated chip. According to Newman, the idea of the project is to build a computer he can literally see working. That means […]

You Must Own These Radio Controlled ‘Star Wars’ Vehicles

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Imagine for a moment, seeing one of these bad boys flying by your window some night. Or rather, Imagine being the owner of some of these badass, radio controlled Star Wars vehicles? I mean, who HASN’T wanted to fly a Tie Fighter into the face of someone they despise, or perhaps through the window of […]

Hackerman From ‘Kung Fury’ Releases Tutorial On How To Hack Time

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If you saw the wonderful, brilliant, hilarious movie we posted last week, Kung Fury, then you certainly remember the character of Hackerman. His computer skills were all but unrivaled, and without him on the team, they would not have been able to achieve the time traveling which was an essential element to their journey. But […]

Two Steam Machines Up For Pre-Order

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Valve has unveiled the first two “Steam Machine” gaming PCs for pre-order. It’s also taking orders for a dedicated controller and a streaming box for easier home set-up. The two models come 18 months after Valve first announced its plans for a series of dedicated gaming machines designed to be closer alternatives to game consoles. […]

Six-Figure Worth Apple I Dumped At Recycling Center

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A woman has tossed out a bunch of old computers for recycling in San Francisco — including a rare Apple I worth a six-figure sum. The recycling center is now appealing for the woman to get in touch so that it can pay her $100,000. Staff at CleanBayArea have no record of the woman’s name […]

Microsoft Tests Low-Bandwidth Cloud Gaming

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Microsoft says it’s found a way to cut the bandwidth needed for cloud-based gaming by 80 percent. It shifts part of the work to the user’s device, so results will likely be variable. The company has been working with researchers at Duke University and has come up with a tool named Kahawai, the Hawaiian word for “stream.” […]

Canadian Man Sets Guinness World Record for ‘Farthest Flight by a Hoverboard’

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Yes, you read that title correctly. While it may not be the hoverboard we were all wishing for when we first saw Back to the Future 2, this is about as close as we have come yet. Jeez, I didn’t even know this thing existed and people are already breaking records on the thing? Man, […]