supersmashbros 3dsWhen it comes to online gaming, there is one particular issue that needs to be tackled – that of cheating. It is said that online play in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS happens to be moderated, and those who are deemed to have cheated, disconnected or even get involved in some kind of unsportsmanlike conduct (which would obviously be spelt out earlier in the T&C, I suppose) would have to face the music. This being an imperfect world, would also see imperfection “shine through” – as a particular bug seems to get legit players banned automatically.

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com1 watchThe smartwatch industry is certainly heating up, what with the most recent high profile announcement coming in the form of the Apple Watch last week. Here is the Com 1 smartwatch that will run on the Android Wear platform, and it right now remains as an Indiegogo project, requiring more funding before it can be realized.

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samsung sgr a1A Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally – as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision (read: cameras), alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors.

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oppo n3A smartphone with a rotating camera? Now where have we heard of this particular idea from before? I suppose you would have to roll back a fair number of years to the days when Nokia still commanded quite a large amount of the global mobile phone share, with the Nokia N90 sporting a unique form factor which is able to let you adjust where the camera points (within boundaries of its hinge, of course). Having said that, the Oppo N3 has just been leaked, and it sports a rotating camera as well, allowing you to employ the primary camera on the Oppo N3 to capture selfies in high quality.

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It is safe to say that when we talk about Corning, most people would associate the company with their Gorilla Glass that has seen plenty of action across a wide range of smartphone models and tablets, but the company is a whole lot more than just Gorilla Glass. Their latest invention? Fibrance, which is capable of literally lighting up your devices – in a good way, of course, and nothing of the pyrotechnic sort.

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surface 2 oosIt does take a certain sense of wisdom to know when to retire gracefully, and that is a question that athletes tend to ask themselves if they are at the top of their game for a while and start to see chinks in the proverbial armor. Having said that, the Microsoft Surface 2, which is out on the market for close to a year, might soon be phased out, especially when you take into consideration that the 64GB model of the Microsoft Surface 2 has been listed as out of stock at the moment. When one puts two and two together, chances are the annual tablet refresh from Microsoft might mean that the Microsoft Surface 2 is about to be phased out – quietly.

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While portable gaming more often than not involves the likes of the Nintendo 3DS as well as the Sony PSP Vita, there have been attempts in the past to deliver a portable home console – such as the Xbox 360 Slim Laptop and the Xbox 360 Elite. Well, this time around, hardware modder Ed Zarick (who has had experience with Xbox 360 laptop modifications of his own in the past that cost in the region of a grand) has come up with the “Xbook One” which is actually a 22” Vizio 1080p LED monitor, sporting a slot-loading front-facing disc drive, and 3D-printed components.

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spice android oneGoogle is tipped to carry out an event in India later this week, the country with the world’s second largest population, and it is rumored that the Internet search giant could very well roll out the first of its Android One-powered smartphones to the world. So far, we do know that the more obscure handset manufacturers (relatively speaking, of course) will include the likes of Spice, Micromax, and Karbonn, and they intend to deliver highly affordable handsets that have a decent build quality as well as constant software updates that hail directly from Google. The Spice Dream UNO could be the first of such Android One smartphones to be unveiled later this week.

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Tsunamis do show how the forces of nature are not meant to be trifled with. In fact, after three years have passed where the earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan, resulting in close to 20,000 deaths in the Land of the Rising Sun, work is being done with a U.S. company to deliver a ‘tsunami survival capsule’ which has the potential to save lives in the event of a future tsunami.

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groundxI am quite sure that we have seen many science fiction movies where the odds are stacked against the protagonist who is the only hope of saving the entire world from extinction against an invading alien race. Somehow, as everyone else around the hero dies and falls to the enemy sword, bullet or laser (depending on which era the story takes place in), the hero manages to zig-zag through the various incoming fire and deal the coup de grace. Well, the same scenario might happen in the future, as the Ground X-Vehicle Technology program comes in to play.

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