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ECOO E04

Today, we’re taking a look at the ECOO E04. Coming in two colors (soft black and minimal white), it has a few quality features that help it stand out in today’s crowded phone market. Though it also has a power saving CPU, Android 4.4, and huge 5.5 inch display, its biggest draw is that it’s unlocked. Unlocked phones are something I’ve ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 22

This Week In Kickstarter

This Week In Kickstarter, we’ve got a ball your kids can hack, an app that creates super hero trailers, a wallet for the modern man, and much more! Hackaball – A computer you can throw Hackaball is a computer ball that can be programmed to invent and play games. Hackaball is a unique tool for creating games for kids to ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 15

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Unlock your door with your phone, rebirth couch competitive gaming, and bring back the 80’s boombox with a modern touch. All this and more This Week In Kickstarter! Sesame. Your key, reinvented. candyhouse.co A simple device that replaces your key with your phone, in just seconds! No tools required. The Sesame locks and unlocks your door using the Sesame app ... Read More »

Rand Paul Wants To Be Your Cool President Who Understands Technology

Rand Paul

Guess who was making waves at this year’s SXSW festival, no, it wasn’t the latest synth-pop outfit that’s about to have a breakthrough single, I’m talking about someone who doesn’t even have a soul patch, I’m talking about Kentuckian Senator Rand Paul, son of America’s greatest living Libertarian.  Paul was interviewed at an event hosted by Lincoln Labs, a group ... Read More »

Will the Apple Watch succeed?

Apple Watch

After months of speculation and rumor, on the ninth of March Apple held an official launch event for the Apple Watch.  And with the announcement of the product the speculation can turn from ‘what will it be like?’ to ‘will it be successful?’ Speculative opinions are dime-a-dozen, and there are many views about how well this product will do.  However, ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 9

Jumprope

A machine that prints pancakes, a jumprope that displays data as you whip it, and a modern dark fantasy TTRPG. All that and more This Week In Kickstarter! Smart Rope tangramfactory.com The evolution of the jumprope, Smart Rope is an LED embedded jumprope that needs to be seen to be believed. The Smart Rope is futuristic exercise tool that can displays ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 2

This Week In Kickstarter

A great week for audio lovers and games alike! We’ve got a wood finish turntable, a gothic sidescroller, laser headphones, and an MMO strategy game. All that and more This Week In Kickstarter! Games Crowfall crowfall.com Crowfall is a new fantasy MMO that turns standard MMO fare on its head, blending traditional MMO playstyles with a large-scale strategy game. Crowfall’s head honchos are two ... Read More »

To Dual Graphics or Not to Dual Graphics: SLI and Crossfire

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Last week we made a build for 4k gaming and used two GTX 970s in SLI in order to have enough performance. One of the main concerns that some had was if the pros outweigh the cons when you SLI/Crossfire. Today, we’re going to look over some of the pros and cons of using two graphics cards in SLI from Nvidia or ... Read More »

2014’s Asian Land War: Samsung vs Xiaomi

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2014.  For some, it was awful.  For South Korean Electronics company Samsung, it was nearly a nightmare.  In last year’s third quarter the South Korean company reported a tremendous loss in profits.  The perceived culprit of this loss was Samsung’s own Galaxy S5, which failed to sell as well as was hoped, despite having done reasonably well in the US. ... Read More »

Raptor Picks 2014 – Narrative

Raptor Picks 2014

2014 was an interesting year in terms of the tales that our beloved videogame industry endeavored to tell. From Indie games that bubbled up from nowhere to comic book adaptations, and interesting takes on that recurring theme of war, 2014 gave us a lot to think about. These stories were spun out through diverse approaches to game design, through found ... Read More »