Do you think that you could design a video game that would sweep the world and become a favourite of millions of games? Yeah? You want to go to Dundee then. No, really. The Scottish city is currently home to an international competition called Dare to be Digital. This is an opportunity for students to design a new video game that will beat off the hundreds of other entrants. The goal of Dare to be Digital is to get a working prototype of a new game sorted out in just 8 weeks. The event is already underway, having being launched by previous...

So, Facebook is going to bring out a new photo-messaging app, is it? We know this not because of a press conference that they held or because of a press release they issued. Oh no, we need about this app because they put it on release in the Apple App Store by mistake. Thankfully, some people took screenshots of it before the error was spotted and it was taken off the site. It is called Slingshot and when it is properly released the app will allow users to share photos and videos with friends and to send them reaction shots. It will work...

It’s not often that the release of a mobile app leads to the streets of major cities being blocked by furious taxi drivers, is it? Not every app is Uber, though. This new low-cost fare app was first launched back in 2009 and now works in over 70 cities in 37 countries across the planet. Basically, it is designed to connect passengers to drivers in these places. It uses the phone’s GPS to find the nearest available driver. Other functions on Uber include being able to carry out vehicle tracking, the option to pay using the phone and...

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Could Zelda be the saviour of the Wii U games console? Nintendo has confirmed that the Legend of Zelda action game will hit the console next year. A short trailer of the game has been revealed and analysts are already wondering whether this title could be the one to finally make the console more popular with gamers across the world. It is expected that a lot of gamers will buy the console just for this game. The launch of the Zelda game on the Wii U is going to be timed to coincide with the 2015 E3 games show in Los Angeles. As well as...

Are you enjoying the World Cup in Brazil? Of course you are. Well, if you have been paying attention then you have been extremely lucky to see a World Cup first. No, we don’t mean the host nation getting some dodgy decisions and we don’t even mean England losing a game just when we were building up our hopes. Oh no, we are talking here about goal line technology. Not the Most Glamorous Game France vs. Honduras perhaps wasn’t the most glamorous sounding game in the early tussles but those fans who watched it were treated to an exciting...

One of the most intriguing new gadgets to be launched in recent times is the Transformer Book V (as in the Roman numeral 5) from ASUS. It’s a laptop, a tablet and, hey, it’s an Android phone as well. The 12.5 laptop/tablet element works on Windows 8.1 and uses Intel Core architecture. It weighs 0.8kg and has a 12.5 HD display. The 28Wh battery gives a maximum of 10 hours of internet browsing time. It comes with 4GB of RAM and flash storage of up to 128GB. The Android 4.4 phone is the first to use Intel 64 bit quad-core Atom chip with...

So, you quite fancy flying into space with Virgin Galactic? It seems as though your dream is inching closer to reality. The latest news in terms of the Virgin space flights project is that the firm has come to an agreement with the US Federal Aviation Authority. Under the terms of the deal Virgin will be able to charter space flights from their New Mexico base in the US. Virgin Galactic is co-owned by Richard Branson and Aabar Investments from Abu Dhabi. The terms of the agreement also detail how the Virgin flights will be dealt with in...

Just when you wondered how else Facebook could make itself a part of your life, it is now going to bring out a mobile app that listens to your music or whatever you are listening to on the TV. The idea is that the app tries to recognise a show or a song and then gives the user the option of publishing the information it brings up on their profile or else for certain friends of theirs to see. The idea behind this is that many people now share details of their favourite TV shows with friends on social media. This is called the second screen...

All in all, it’s been a pretty good year for Dyson. They are celebrating their 21st birthday and have talked about a massive £250m expansion that would make the Wiltshire research and development centre double its current size. This, therefore, seems like a good time to show the world a few of their ideas that never made it into the real world as products for sale. Perhaps the most interesting of these projects is the one called Dyson Halo, also known as the N066. For a company which is famous for its vacuum cleaners it is somewhat...

The latest Google product to get whispered about is a possible new tablet. What’s so great about a tablet, you may well ask. Well, this one is going to be able to take 3D images, according to the latest technology gossip. Reports of the new Google tablet appeared in the Wall Street Journal, with suggestions that 4,000 of the devices could be made within the next month or so. The tablet will work by using a couple of rear facing cameras, with advanced imaging software being used to convert the captured footage into 3D images. Google is...