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Nintendo launches Labo VR for the Switch today — here are our first thoughts

Nintendo has made a move into the world of virtual reality (VR) with its new Labo kit that launches today. And this one is by far our favourite Labo kit since it’s inception.

Nintendo Labo hits the road with new Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit

Nintendo Labo launched earlier this year with a genius mix of build-it-yourself cardboard accessories and genuinely entertaining games bundled up in the Variety Kit and Robot Kit, respectively. If you thought that was going to be the end of it, you’d be wrong. A new Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit (or Toy-Con 03) launches on 14 September this year.  This new Vehicle Kit contains the software and c...[Read More]

How to build a 1,000mph car (by the scientists behind it)

It was a staggering feat, a car that went faster than the speed of sound. On October 15 1997, Andy Green travelled across the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the Thrust SSC at 763.035 mph, or Mach 1.02. Two decades on, that record remains unchallenged. Until now. Back in 2007, a small team of British engineers headed up by Richard Noble and Andy Green decided to have a pop at the world land speed re...[Read More]

How to build the world’s fastest car

In 2016, a team of engineers and adventurers will travel to the South African desert and attempt to become the first people to drive a car at 1,000mph (1,620km/h). The British-made vehicle, Bloodhound SSC, is designed to smash the current world land-speed record of 763mph (1,230km/h) to become the fastest car ever built. Amazingly, this incredible target isn’t even the project’s main goal. Breakin...[Read More]

Windows Phone 8.1 to land soon with Cortana tagging along

Microsoft’s Build conference has kicked off and one of the early announcements is that Windows 8.1 will be making its appearance fairly soon. As in, towards the end of this month or possibly in early May. Microsoft has also confirmed the rumours (yes, they have still technically been rumours up till now) that a digital assistant named Cortana will be introduced with the mobile operating syst...[Read More]

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