January, 2015

Professional Counter-Strike Players Hit With Life-Long Tournament Bans

After eSports organiser ESEA expelled a number of professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player involved in a betting ring, Valve has followed suit, banning those ...

January 28, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Four More US Cities to Get Google Fiber Gigabit Internet

As a further sign of Google’s quest to take over the world, The Wall Street Journal says that the company’s Google Fiber service is set to expand to four more US ...

January 28, 2015 at 1:28 am by

Saints Row IV Being Pulled From Australian Stores

Copies of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected are being recalled across Australia. But don’t worry – it’s not another ban. The game’s distributor, Deep Silver, has made what it ...

January 27, 2015 at 11:58 pm by

Gaming Site Joystiq to Shut Down

Re/code reports that AOL, owner of gaming site Joystiq, is “likely” to shut it down. They say that the site will probably be closed as part of a wider effort to ...

January 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm by

Avid Releasing Free Version of Pro Tools

Considered the premier audio recording and editing software, Pro Tools is getting a free version, called Pro Tools First, developer Avid has announced. Pro Tools 11, the ...

January 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm by

Twitter Introduces Group DMs and Video Uploads

Twitter is launching group direct messaging and video upload functionality, in a move that incites competition with its rival, Instagram. The direct messaging service allows ...

January 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

Concept Turns Old Smartphone Parts into High Spec PC

Many of us update our phones at increasingly regular intervals now, often once every one or two years. While many of us sell our phones, the buyers of secondhand ...

January 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm by

Self-Cleaning & Self-Powered Smart Keyboard Identifies Its User

Passwords are an easy and convenient way to prevent unauthorised access to our data, but it might not be the best as many recent stories have shown us. Researchers from ...

January 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm by
Nintendo

30-Minute Legend Of Zelda Speedrun is a New World Record

A Legend of Zelda player has beaten the game in a record-breaking 30 minutes and 29 seconds. The speedrun was completed by Darkwing_Duck_sda, just 8 seconds faster than his ...

January 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

TalkTalk Forces Porn Filter on Customers

UK ISP TalkTalk is activating an adult content filter by default for all its users, thanks to prompting by tech-illiterate Prime Minister David Cameron. Under TalkTalk’s ...

January 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm by

20th Anniversary PS4 Bought for $130,000

Thought those sales of 20th Anniversary PS4s couldn’t get any crazier? Well they just have. It turns out that someone has bought one of the prestigious units in Japan ...

January 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm by

Swiss Researchers Built Robotic Vampire Bat for Search and Rescue

It isn’t easy to create a multi-terrain aerial robot, at least not without adding multiple propulsion features. Up until now they usually carried both wheels and wings ...

January 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm by

Samsung EVO 840 Slow-Down Bug Revisted

We all remember the slow-down bug that affected the Samsung EVO 840 drives last year and Samsung was relative quick to release a patched firmware that seemed to fix the issue. ...

January 27, 2015 at 11:58 am by

Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction It’s rare we see a Xigmatek chassis roll through the eTeknix office, but it’s certainly always a pleasure when one does. Xigmatek has a good ...

January 27, 2015 at 10:13 am by

Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility for Facebook Outage

As you probably know by now, Facebook and Instagram both experienced outages in the last few hours. Droves of Social Media addicts turned to Twitter to vent their frustrations ...

January 27, 2015 at 10:07 am by


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