The MSI Trident 3 8th is probably the most console-like mini PC I’ve ever laid eyes on. Measuring 346x323x72mm, it’s roughly the same size as an original Xbox One, and can be laid down on its side if you don’t fancy standing it vertically with its accompanying base. That’s pretty handy if you’re after a PC that can sit neatly inside a TV stand, although its sharp ‘gamer’ angles and slash of RGB lighting round the corner by the power button will probably make the rest of your household cringe a bit whenever they clap eyes on it. Still, with one of Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs (hence the titular 8th) packed inside – the 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-8700, to be precise – as well as 16GB of RAM and a 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, it’s a little easier to forgive its shouty design. Is the Trident 3 a better use of your money than the Zotac ZBox Magnus? Let’s find out. I must admit, UK Trident hunters get a … [Read more...] about MSI Trident 3 8th review: The PC that thinks it’s a console
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You'll need thisA Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero W The third iteration’s built-in Wi-Fi is what makes this project work.Why should your wireless router have all the fun? Gaining access to your network— and through it, the internet—is something you can do via a properly configured Raspberry Pi. This means you can easily extend the functional wireless range of your network with a little Ethernet cabling, build an access point especially for guests, or just add a handy new SSID to your home. And because your Pi access point will be built on top of Linux, using tried-and-tested tools from the more hardcore end of the software spectrum, you’ll get all the control you could ever want over who accesses your network and precisely how it operates.Note that we require a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero W for this project (see image below), and are basing it around the slightly larger third edition. This is entirely down to the Pi’s slightly lacking USB bus; adding a wireless module … [Read more...] about How to build a Raspberry Pi wireless access point
Whether you’re an old school SimTower player or a fan of the newer takes on the genre, Project Highrise – Architect’s Edition will have something you’ll probably like. Console players will be able to snap up this game and all of its DLC in the upcoming console version soon according to a video uploaded on Kalypso Media’s YouTube channel. The premise of Project Highrise is simple: you’re given a plot of land, a small amount of money, and the ability to build out a tower in a 2D space however you like. You have plenty of options available, whether you’re like to focus on residential apartments, office buildings, retail, or a mix of all three. As you rack up more money and gain prestige, you’ll be able to attract more valuable clientele to your building and make your building a heck of a lot bigger. Take a look at the game’s latest trailer to get a feel for things: Project Highrise – Architect’s Edition … [Read more...] about Project Highrise – Architect’s Edition Brings Tower Building To Consoles This Fall
ELON MUSK has tweeted that he's building a cyborg dragon, whatever that means. The Tesla and SpaceX chief offered no explanation about the barmy invention. Let's pause for a second and break that down literally: a cyborg is a being with organic and mechanical body parts, and a dragon is a mythical animal usually portrayed as a scaly, fire-breathing serpent. Definitions aside, we're still no closer to getting to the bottom of this blunt, but also strangely cryptic, tweet. Musk has played with fire before, building a Boring flamethrower (which takes its name from the droll title of his tunnel-drilling firm) and flogging it for £355. All 20,000 units of the insane (and wholly irresponsible) tool were snapped in just four days. Oh btw I’m building a cyborg dragon— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2018 He's also taken to Twitter to unveil Boring hats and Tesla tequila – so is this cyborg dragon just the latest in a line of Musk merch? And will it be available to the … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says he’s building a ‘cyborg dragon’ – should we be worried?
Imagine a world where technology got the better of humanity and the world crumbled underneath the imposing weight of it all. Now, look at the image above. Does this description match the picture? What if I were to tell you they were one in the same? My Time at Portia is technically post-apocalyptic, but it’s so light-hearted and lovable that you can barely tell. The distant skyline features decrepit old factories and fallen skyscrapers of days long past, but the city of Portia is a lovely, cozy little town filled with well-meaning and good-hearted people. In reality, My Time at Portia is a game similar to a 3D Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, except instead of farming being the focus, it’s building machinery and dungeon diving. It’s now available on Steam Early Access, so while a good portion of the game is playable, there are plans to add more as they develop further. Much like Stardew Valley, you’re given a workshop handed down to you by … [Read more...] about My Time at Portia Preview — Building a Charming Future