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How To Break Bad In Your Browser

Breaking Bad was probably one of the most phenomenal shows we've seen in years; an instant classic that'll be talked about for decades to come. Apparently, it's also become a Cookie Clicker-inspired browser game too, courtesy of the folks at nullism. 

Now, you are the one who clicks. 

Motion Control Lag Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past Thanks To Disney

Latency has always been one of the biggest problems with motion tracking hardware. It's something most gamers have just learned to live with - systems that don't have any noticeable input lag are usually quite expensive.That may change, thanks to Disney and Carnegie Mellon.

Snakebyte Prepares 7” Tablet with Loads of Accessories

The new Android-based Unu tablet up for pre-order appears to be attempting a brute-force entrance into a crowded market. Snakebyte is planning two different sets with differing contents, and either set can be extended with no less than nine different accessories, including two different docks.

Introducing Roboraptor: About Time We Got A Smart Pet Cyborg Dinosaur!

As a kid who grew up in the 90’s Jurassic Park and its iconic velociraptors made a lifelong impression on me and my imagination, so I’d have flipped my lid with excitement if I discovered this bipedal beast under the Christmas tree!

It’s Not Halloween Until Your Home Is Haunted By Flying Zombie Sharks!

Zombies are scary. Sharks are scary. Combine the two and give the resulting abomination the ability to fly and you’ve got the coolest/creepiest Halloween toy ever!

Create The Lego Set Of Your Dreams With Cuusoo!

What would you say if you could design a custom official Lego building set that would be manufactured by Lego and that you’d earn 1% from the sales of your creation? Check out Lego’s Cuusoo program:

Meet Nosellots: The Nerdiest Monsters You’ll Ever Meet!

Brainy, fashionable, charming and sporting an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, the Nosellots are as intelligent as they are cute. If you love textbooks, thick glasses and argyle, you’ll definitely want to adopt a Nosellot!

Take Out Life’s Frustrations On With Dammit Dolls!

These fabric fiends are always on hand when things go off the rails, just try not to beat the stuffing out of them the first time your rage takes over!

How Smart is AI, Really?

Artificial Intelligence has made some downright incredible leaps and bounds over the past few years. It's actually a little difficult to believe that only a few decades ago, the notion of a human-like, intelligent robot seemed wholly the realm of science fiction. Is that still the case?

Just how intelligent IS AI, really? 

Could Valve's Steam OS be Just What The Console Industry Needs?

For those of you who've been living under a rock, Valve this week announced the Steam Machine - a video game console which runs entirely on the new Steam OS. That's not even the most interesting part, either - the OS is free.

Folks, this might be just what the console industry needs.