Coined in 2000, the frankly horrible portmanteau “advergame” describes any videogame used to promote a brand. Yet the phenomenon predates the term: back in the early '90s, the likes of Mick and Mack: Global Gladiators and Cool Spot were convincing innocent kids to buy McDonalds and 7-Up, thus helping to kickstart the global obesity epidemic we’re always reading about. Ah, videogames.
It'll take a lot to screw this up: Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, and a handful of other extremely cool heroes in uniform, all blowing things up together wonderfully. Watch this trailer in HD... now.
AnandTech has dug up some apparent benchmarks for the iPhone 4S, which they found around different benchmarking sites and believe to be true. Judging from the numbers, it seems like it'll be one of the most powerful mobile devices around.
There's something like 8,142* different Android Tablets on sale right now yet it seems like no one is really using them. I mean, I've yet to see one in public! But that's an inexact method of testing.
Apple's demos of the new iPhone 4S' Siri smart assistant are very impressive, but they're just controlled demos. Stuff.tv got their hands on an iPhone 4S and played quite a bit with in a public place. It's still very impressive.
According to NBC, the United States Federal Government issued a secret court order to Google and ISP provider Sonic.net to handover account data from Jacob Applebaum, a Wikileaks volunteer who they believe was involved in the leaking of classified docs.
The big bad truck in this video is missing a freaking wheel... but somehow still driving. I'm not kidding, the front left tire is just GONE. Disappeared. Non-existant. And yet the truck can even make turns! How in the? What in the? Huh? Watch.
Christopher Columbus was kind of a bastard. Still, here we are 519 years later celebrating his accidental discovery of San Salvador. So in honor of navigation and discovery — things that actually deserve adulation — here are six awesome nautical exploration tools, past and present.
Why Samsung? Why are you screwing us Brits? I was almost semi-interested in your massive smartphone-come-tablet, but £670? I could buy a full-sized tablet and a smartphone for that.
UK supermarket Sainsbury's has emerged as the unlikely buyer of Global Media Vault, which it describes as a "white label online digital entertainment business". Streaming Sainsbury's video on the way soon, then.
I had major deja vu writing this. That's because as cool as the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is, it's basically just the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but slightly smaller. Which actually makes it noticeably better.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin are working on plans to block adult material, with the option to bar rude content set to appear as part of your broadband package options when you sign up.