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Buddy is the robot you always wanted Buddy is a crowd-sourced robot that you shouldn't let your kids research, because they'll want one and it's NOT cheap. The Johnny 5/Wall-E hybrid is a family friendly robot helper that has aspirations beyond...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Facebook is finally GIF friendly A point of contention for many Facebook users is that the site has never really got on well with GIFs. This week, however, the social media giants confirmed the site will now support animated GIFs in its News Feed,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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X marks the spot for Dynamo and Fiat

Magic isn't real. But illusion is a powerful tool. The past few years have seen magicians suddenly become cool again, with entertainers such as Derren Brown (despite his protestations, he is a magician in the traditional sense) and Bradford's very...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon and the million dollar robot How to ride Kuratas Amazon Japan is now in the robotics business, with the gigantic robotic mech suit known as the “Kuratas,” recently uploaded to the company's technology section. Costing a svelte $1...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Man builds bionic arm for his son using an Xbox and a 3D printer!

A Welsh father whose baby son’s arm had to be amputated has developed a custom bionic limb for baby Sol. Ben Ryan got the inspiration for the arm after studying the way spiders make their webs, and was prompted to develop it after being told...

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Features

The Future of VR & AR at VR World, London

By Suzie Ryan Two of our most enthusiastic techies – Hamzah Ghafoor, Creative Technology Lead and Stephen Beaumont-Adam, Senior Project Manager – head to VR World at Kensington Olympia to find out what augmented, mixed and virtual reality has in...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Video Games

Atari to release first console in over 20 years

Whilst many modern gamers might bemoan the fact that they have too much choice in this day and age when it comes to their gaming platform of choice, the reality is that we actually have it a lot easier than our 80s counterparts. Back in the days when...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Visions in VR: What has E3 2017 told us about the future of VR gaming?

Considering what a big year it had last year, VR was remarkably thin on the ground at E3 2017. Yes, VR has been largely absent from the show floor, save for a few niche booths and afterthoughts. Now that the three main gaming headsets are out in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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McCann launch the UK's first ever 4DX cinema spot for Forza Horizon 3

When I first stumbled across the concept of 4DX cinemas, to say I was sceptical would be something of an understatement. Whilst the idea of being bashed about from pillar to post in order to replicate the physical thrill of the action on-screen might...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Sony announce the Playstation 4 Pro and November 2016 release date

When news of the upgraded Xbox One (the rather grandly-named Project Scorpio) dropped at E3 this year, there was one question on the lips of every Sony fan; where the bobbins is the Playstation Neo? The Neo was the codename given to the potential...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: VR tailoring, PizzaBots and a tattooing robot

The Neuro virtual tailoring system looks to change the face of fashion forever French designer Clement Balavoine has developed a workflow process to virtually design and tailor clothes using a total of three different software programmes. Called...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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#TechTuesday: Microsoft @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

Nintendo confirm their Quality of Life initiative is not dead yet After much speculation to the former, Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed this week that the company's Quality of Life initiative is still in the works. Kimishima...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The latest highlights & trends in Tech

This device will stop hackers at the front door Start-up company Dojo Labs has created a connected device designed to scan your home and protect against malware, viruses and cyber attacks. The US-based team of security experts and hackers felt that...

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McCann London recruits gamers for unique Halo 5 campaign

For many gamers (perhaps a few Creativepoolers amongst them), today is not simply the 27th of October 2015, it's the day they've been waiting on for years. The launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the blockbuster gaming franchise, and the...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The burglar alarm finally steps into the smartphone age Dan Conlon, the founder of the tech firm that bears his name, have created a new home alarm overhauled for the internet age. Next year the Cocoon by Conlon will be launched for £299. A...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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