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ASDA Undercuts Amazon's Kindle With £67 Kobo E-Reader

We saw the Kobo Wi-Fi launch with WH Smith in the UK, but now ASDA has taken the fight to Amazon's Kindle, at least on price. At £67 the Kobo Wi-Fi is £12 cheaper than Amazon's Kindle, although it's both heavier and of questionably lower quality. But if you're looking for a cheap E-Ink-packing reader for Christmas, at £67 you won't find much better for less -- in-store and online come Friday.

Skyrim Is Your Life-Ending Deal of the Day

By Andy Dawson on at

Hot contender for Game Of The Year has to be Skyrim -- it’s the game that the phrase ‘time vampire’ was surely made for. Players find that entire days have been lost to it and that their P45s are waiting for them at work, if they ever manage to get back into the real world that is.

Top Tips For Buying Second-Hand Film Cameras

By Pvalyk on at

There are more things to check in a camera besides the aesthetics. Buying a used product comes with many risks: malfunctions, scratches or hidden flaws that the seller might not say about the camera. Many of these can be prevented, especially if you’re buying online. Here are a few guidelines to follow and see if you’re buying a working camera or not:

First Earth-Like Planet Found and Confirmed By NASA

By Sam Gibbs on at

The possibility of alien life has captivated our imaginations for generations. Now that possibility just got a big boost as Kepler's managed to find and confirm a potentially Earth-like planet. It's just 600 light years away and occupies that magic 'habitable zone' around its star, like the Earth does around the sun.

How to Make a Pinhole Camera From an Egg

Since I started pinhole-ing the world, I've had the strongest desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To help you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it's ready, it breaks the egg and comes out.

30 Ways to Hack Your Next Roll of Film

By Libby Plummer on at

The glory of good ol’ fashioned film photography is that you never know exactly what results you’re going to get. There’s no handy LCD screen on which to review your shots, so you’re completely at the mercy of your film -- though half the fun is that any mistakes can be passed off as intentionally-arty effects. Here are some top tips to get you started...