Category: Geek

A mixture of science, technology, geek culture and gaming. Techno lust.

Batman Return to Arkham “delayed indefinitely”

Warner Bros. have announced that the new Batman bundle will be “delayed indefinitely”, with no further release date yet announced. Return to Arkham, a polished and perfected pack of Arkham Asylum and City for Xbox One and Ps4 was due to be released on July 29, bringing the Arkham saga to date to shiny next-gen level. …

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30 June 2016
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Virtual Reality is a Thing and Its already Here!

For those of you who’s head in been the sand this past year, you might not have noticed that  Samsung has released Samsung galaxy edge 7. A phone that has been specifically designed to catapult Samsung as the market leader for virtual reality on phones. Samsung’s Gear VR is what virtual reality tastes like, but it’s …

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11 April 2016
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Top Invention of The Week #5 – 3D SOUND

The sound is an important part of our life. Sounds helps us relax, have fun and concentrate. In a world of 3d sound its been hard to capture that in headphones. Not anymore. Behold  OSSIC X: The first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you.   Virtual reality video games may plunge headset wearers into a …

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11 April 2016
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Birmingham City University ranks 5th in EU Major League Hacking!

The University is the top ranking post-1992 university, beating institutions including the University of Nottingham, Edinburgh and Aston University to make the top five. This represents a major achievement, as the University was not ranked at all last season. Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each term, more than 25,000+ developers, …

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11 March 2016
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Leslie Benzies Leaves Rockstar

The lead developer on the Grand Theft Auto series and president of Rockstar North, Leslie Benzies has left the company. Word comes via a Kotaku report that Benzies has been on ‘sabbatical’ since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V in September 2013 and has now decided to part ways with Rockstar. Benzies lead development …

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13 January 2016
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Why I’m Glad We’re Not Getting An Assassins Creed Game This Year

In 2007 Ubisoft released Assassins Creed, a unique third-person stealth-action game that allowed precise parkour movement across a fictional yet accurate historical portrayal of the Holy Land during the Third Crusade. You donned the white hooded rope of demoted assassin Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad as he’s tasked to assassinate nine Templars to reclaim his esteemed status amongst the …

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12 January 2016
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Top Invention of the Week #4 KEECKER

We are living in the “information age”, whatever that means. Between the birth of humanity and the year 2003, five exabytes of information were recorded by humans. Now, in 2015, we humans record more than five exabytes of new information every two days. What we think we know today may not be at all certain tomorrow, but …

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03 January 2016
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Indian Doctors Using IBM’s Watson to Aid Cancer Care

Technology is astounding and for an old computer geek like me, it’s darn well fascinating how it’s affecting our world. The power to improve people’s health and well-being around the world has allowed technology to flourish in third world countries and it has made a worthwhile impact on the life expectancy of those countries too. None …

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29 December 2015
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Top Invention of The Week #3 – Quantum Computing

Although this is a relatively new field of computing and not an “invention” per-say, I nonetheless feel this technology is an exciting addition to our Top Invention Segment. This article looks at Quantum computing. A theoretical study on ways we can have a computer use atoms rather than transistors as its processing unit, allowing it to conduct …

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23 December 2015
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Smart Cane, BCU’s Exciting New Invention

Birmingham City University students have looked at an exciting new project that is aiming to help blind people. The ‘smart cane’ as its being called is being made by BCU students. The cane is called ‘XploR’ The ‘XploR’ smart/mobility cane utilizes the technology used in smartphones to distinguish familiar faces from up to 10 meters …

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23 December 2015
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