Posts tagged hardware
Father Hacks Son's Power Wheelchair To Let Him See The World

Father Shea wanted to help his 2-year-old son Alejandro discover the world.  Suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, his movements are severely limited and confined to a wheelchair.  So they look into power wheelchairs, and discover the health insurance wouldn't cover one for another five years.  Disgusted by this, Shea decided to go out and build one himself, allowing Alejandro to go out and explore.

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Full Playstation 4 Specs Revealed

So Sony has announced their next generation console, the Playstation 4, set for release at the fall of 2013.  Alongside this, they have also released detailed hardware specs for the console, the Dualshock 4 controller and the Playstation 4 eye.

The console was unveiled at Wednesday's 'Playstation Meeting' in New York, where Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House called it Sony's "most powerful platform ever".  The following are detailed specs released by the company.

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The Mystery Over Valve’s Hardware Deepens, New Job Ad Spotted

Despite previously shooting down rumours that the company was working on a Steam-powered console that could prove a worthy rival to the Xbox 360 and PS3, a new job listing spotted online now seems to confirm Valve Corporation is thinking extremely seriously about hardware in some form, whatever that may bring.

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Vita Continues To Struggle, Sony Admits Lack Of Developer Support

We like the PlayStation Vita, we really do. Just take a gander at our early-look review and you'll understand why; an impressive 5-inch OLED display, strength in performance and, finally, those long-awaited dual analogue sticks. But despite that, the Vita is a £200-odd purchase now haunting our bank balances. Why? The games just aren't there.

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Valve Working On 'Wearable Computing', Not A Console In Sight

Trying to sift fiction from fact is a job that becomes an almost daily ritual when reporting within the tech world. Speculation will start off relatively slow-burning, hit a crescendo of wild rumours and obvious fabrications at its height, and begin to tail off, just as the cycle starts once again. But game company Valve has chosen to put an end to the fervent rumours circulating all over the net about what many deemed to be its own home console – rivalling the next-gen Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii U – and capitalising on its grasp on the digital market with Steam, with a piece of hardware that can only be described as a 'wearable computer'.

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Hardware Review: PlayStation Vita

You have to give Sony credit. It takes a ballsy company to release major new hardware at a price upwards of £200 in such economically difficult times (and at a time where we're constantly reminded of the games industry's troubling outlook), but it takes even more confidence to launch hardware that, essentially, swims against the tide of current gaming trends. In a market now chock-full of often-shallow social games, 59p Apps for mobile devices and free-to-play triple-A titles, it's an immensely risky strategy to put so much marketing grunt and belief behind a portable gaming machine in which off-the-shelf titles are priced comparatively to their console equivalents, and where going all-in for the hardware is likely to cost much more than buying another home console.

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Sega's return to the console business: urinal gaming makes a splash

The Dreamcast was awesome, and we were sad to see it disappear in the face of Sony's PS2.  At this point, we thought that Sega was officially out of the business of making consoles: the flame had been extinguished...but no more.  Introducing the "Toylet."

Remember the urinal gaming concept we found before?  Turns out the guys at Sega fell in love with the concept, and created their own console to enter this clear market, full to the brim with credibility.  Instructions are simple: pee to play the game.

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