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We breaks down our top games of 2013

It's been a big year for gaming. Not only did we see the arrival of the two big next-gen systems, but we also saw developers squeezing some amazing technical and artistic achievements out of seven-year-old consoles. Which titles stood above the crowd? We polled our writers for their picks for the top games of the year.  Read More

iQi Mobile is designed to let you take advantage of wireless charging using standard soft ... While wireless charging capability is built into some handsets, iPhone users looking to unplug are faced with the prospect of shelling out for a wireless-ready (and often bulky) case. The iQi Mobile looks to slim down that equation.  Read More

The FotoPro Master Kit comprised of a protective case for the iPhone 5 with tripod and fla... Chinese Photographic Accessory Designer FotoPro is best known for its range of tripods, but is diversifying with some equally innovative products released at Photo Fair Thailand. The pick of the bunch is a lightweight accessory pack designed to turn the iPhone 5 into a photographic kit.  Read More

Gizmag is seeking technology writers based in Japan to join our team Gizmag is seeking technology writers based in Japan to join our team. In particular we're looking for people with expertise in consumer electronics, mobile phones, robotics, electric vehicles and clean-tech.  Read More

Chris Hadfield in his time aboard the ISS (Image: Canadian Space Agency) It's easy to naysay ambitious plans, and they don't come more ambitious than Virgin Galactic's. But astronaut Chris Hadfield has some authority on the subject. Though his views, revealed in a Guardian interview, are nuanced, they come with this sobering assessment: "Eventually they'll crash one."  Read More

The Concept S-Class Coupé outlines Mercedes' vision for the future of its flagship model  ... We're still suffering whiplash from the array of concept vehicles that turned our heads at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, and several deserve a second, closer look. The Mercedes Concept S-Class Coupé is among them.  Read More

It's only $2,000 each, when you think about it Virgin has announced that work on Richard Branson's private residence on Necker Island is complete, with the house now ready to take its first bookings. So, if you fancied whisking yourself and 29 friends (plus six children) off to a tropical island in the North Atlantic (in the British Virgin Islands, obviously), you're in luck … if you can stretch to the asking price of US$60,000 per night, that is.  Read More

'With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe w... Never one to shy away from big challenges, Google has announced the formation of a new company aimed at tackling major health and wellbeing issues with a "particular focus on aging and associated diseases."  Read More

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner has begun flight-testing ahead of delivery to launch customer Ai...

Boeing's new Dreamliner 787-9 has touched down after the successful completion of its first flight in the skies above Washington. The 5-hour flight out of Paine Field marks the beginning of a test program for the new Dreamliner variant which is expected to enter commercial service in mid-2014.  Read More

The CoverReader from Pocketbook was one of the prototype E Ink smartphone cases on show at...

With companies that blazed the E Ink eReader trail such as Amazon and Kobo branching out into tablets with LCD displays, you might be forgiven for thinking that E Ink technology is on the way out. But E Ink (the company) was at IFA, determined to demonstrate that this is far from the case by showcasing new E Ink technology and applications, including tri-color displays, retail price tags, and, perhaps most interestingly, secondary displays for mobile devices.  Read More

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