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Is Kickstarter the best place for independent video-game developers? We think yes. The Ouya console, which is the most-funded gaming project on Kickstarter to date. (Credit: Ouya)
(Credit: Vintage Confections) Now you, too, can be a devourer of worlds — the scourge of the galaxy! There's something oh-so-enticing about the idea of snacking on Saturn, nibbling on Neptune, munching on Mercury and partaking of Pluto — and these solar system lollipops definitely appeal to our inner nerds on so many levels. Made by Vintage Confections, each of the 10 lollipops in the set contains an image of a planet, as well as a black back with edible glitter to resemble the stars. They're available in two flavours — strawberry and cotton candy — and are made by hand to order. These aren't Chupa Chups, though: each set comes in at US$17.50 for 10 planetpops, with an extra US$17.95 for shipping to Australia; and, due to high demand, they won't ship until December.
Archos has just announced a new Android-powered device that was designed with Android gamers in mind. (Credit: Archos) The GamePad delivers as its name describes, offering dedicated game controls to replace the on-screen controls that most Android gamers struggle with. These controls include a four-way directional pad, four action keys (ABXY) and two analog control sticks.
There's always speculation about what the next-gen consoles are going to pull out of the hat — but can the core hardware weather the coming storm? A few weeks ago, when the Xbox road map leaked , it launched a flurry of speculation about the next generation of gaming consoles.
The future of gaming? (Credit: Oculus) You'd think this were the turn of the 1990s.
As part of its push to get consumers using the new HD standard, rumours have suggested that Sony will add 4K support to the PS4. PlayStation 4 concept art (Credit: Tai Chiem) PlayStation 4 rumour and speculation has been coming thick and fast almost since the PS3 hit shelves.
Want a Portal gun? One fan couldn't get the official replica, so she built her own out of 3D-printed parts. (Credit: techgeekgirl) The official NECA Portal gun was limited to a run of 5000, at £100 a pop (around AU$150). So DeviantArt user techgeekgirl decided to make her own. She started the project in February this year, and finished it just in time for San Diego Comic-Con in August.
Sony's giant 84-inch 4K television Sony has unveiled two of its biggest TV innovations of the year, and they're both inside the new XBR-84X900: it's the company's largest screen to date, and it's one of the first to feature 4K resolution. The XBR-84X900 is the company's first 4K screen, and comes in the single 84-inch size.
Would you wear one? (Click to enlarge.) Coinciding with many other announcements during its presser today at the IFA 2012 confab in Berlin, Sony quietly launched the HMZ-T2 personal 3D head-mounted display . The headset -- vastly similar to its predecessor (the HMZ-T1 ) -- contains two small 0.7-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays placed in front of the wearer's eyes that simulate a big screen and can display 2D/3D content from any HDMI source. Crave sent Sony an e-mail to see if the HMZ-T2 offers the same 720-pixel resolution and picture quality as before, which seems likely, as T2's marketing babble reads very much like that of the HMZ-T1. We'll let you know.
The new TL1 is an all-in-one racing, flight and first-person-shooting motion simulator, which comes with some pretty neat hardware.
If we had Bruce Wayne's billions, this Batcave would be our luxury entertainment room of choice. It's only a concept for an unnamed Connecticut client, but the Dark Knight home theatre , with seating by Elite Home Theatres, is absolutely jaw-dropping. With seating for 15, the space aims to combine the luxury of Wayne Manor, with the subterranean spookiness of the Batcave and the Art Deco stylings of Gotham City. The bookcases swing open to reveal a replica of the Tumbler Batmobile (no word on if it's operational, but that would be too cool for words) and a hidden passageway. At the back of the room is a fireplace — and, more importantly, the Batcomputer.
A UK artist has created a prototype of a self-propelled underwater wheelchair. (Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) Artist Susan Austin has been in a wheelchair since 1996. It's something that has — obviously — had a massive influence on her life, and much of her art revolves around pushing the boundaries of what the chair can do. The concept for the underwater wheelchair, the BBC reported , arrived after Austin learned to scuba dive in 2005.
Google's self-driving cars have now logged over 482,700 kilometres on the road without causing a single accident. (Credit: Google) That doesn't mean there haven't been incidents.
Haute Horlogerie manufacture Romain Jerome has announced the latest in its collection: a Pac-Man collaboration with Namco Bandai. (Credit: Romain Jerome) If you've not heard of Romain Jerome before, it built its brand around what it calls "DNA" watches, taking fragments of machines or landmarks and infusing them with its watch casings. For example, its Moon DNA watches contain fragments of the Apollo 11, and its Eyjafjallajökull DNA watches contain volcanic ash. The new Pac-Man collection — due to hit Romain Jerome stores on 10 September — don't have Pac-Man's DNA (although fragments of an old arcade machine would have been appropriate), but, like the Moon watches, contain fragments of the Apollo 11. We're not sure how Romain Jerome gets these fragments.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to try out a piece of technology that few have experienced — the jetpack. (Credit: Jetlev) It was a promotional event for the launch of the NRMA's website Live4.com.au , run by Jetpacks Australia .