A Twitter joke gave rise to a truly original soccer game

The internet has a fantastic ability to embrace a joke, and then beat it to death faster than you can mumble "my name's Jeff." From Hobo With a Shotgun and Kung Fury through to Goat Simulator and Snakes on a Plane, what works as a 60-second gag rarel...

Mini’s new plug-in hybrid packs thrills into a compact cruiser

From the moment it appeared at the LA Auto Show, the new Mini Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid seemed to run in a different pack than other affordable EVs. That's due in large part to the Mini's heritage. Driving a Mini always meant having a good time,...

Nest’s overpriced IQ camera highlights the faults of facial recognition

Nest burst onto the scene with a thermostat that was easy to use, had a slick interface, came with actual smart features and didn't look like someone just taped an off-white box to your wall. It followed that up with a less exciting but possibly more...

This Japanese VR arcade put me inside ‘Mario Kart’

Back when Bandai Namco opened its first VR arcade in Tokyo last April, I was keen to check out its various HTC Vive-powered VR games. My first ride there would have been Gundam VR: Daiba Assault, just so I could get a taste of what it's like hitching...

This Japanese VR arcade put me inside ‘Mario Kart’

Back when Bandai Namco opened its first VR arcade in Tokyo last April, I was keen to check out its various HTC Vive-powered VR games. My first ride there would have been Gundam VR: Daiba Assault, just so I could get a taste of what it's like hitching...

Walking ‘Silent Streets’ makes for a sinister, but short adventure

My friends, who knew of my uncharacteristic love for Pokémon Go, suggested that I try Silent Streets. It's a brand new mobile game that combines the same mechanics of augmented reality and walking that I seem to enjoy so much. There's no magic...

Vodafone shows again that own-brand phones can be good value

Vodafone's own-brand devices have been hit and miss over the past few years. There was the Smart Ultra 6, which was one of the best affordable phones of its time, and the Smart Platinum 7, which was an interesting step into more expensive, sub-flagsh...

Healbe’s GoBe 2 calorie tracker teases the future of wearables

Shortly before Apple's most recent developer conference, rumors began to circulate about the next generation of its watch. Sources suggested that the device would demonstrate a form of noninvasive glucose monitoring -- a way to check blood sugar leve...