Author Archives: Julian Horsey

Julian is passionate about design and technology especially wearables, 3D printing and virtual reality. He is a published author and is also involved in web technology and multimedia design, as well as finding time to enjoy a little online gaming. You can follow him on Google+.

Star Wars Battlefront 3 Gameplay Footage Leaked In Two 15 Mins Videos

Star Wars Battlefront 3

Unfortunately for fans of the Star Wars Battlefront series of games Star Wars Battlefront 3 was abruptly cancelled by LucasArts but if you would like to see what could have been.

Two new Star Wars Battlefront 3 gameplay trailers have been uploaded to YouTube revealing how complete the game was in its pre-alpha development stage and how it owl have run on the Xbox 360 console. But be quick as other footage that has been leaked of the Battlefront 3 has been pulled before.

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Android Lollipop Keyboard APK Available To Install On Android 4.0+ Smartphones

Android Lollipop keyboard

Ahead of the official release of the new Android Lollipop operating system by Google to consumers, XDA member “Shaftamie” and created an installable APK for the Lollipop keyboard, thanks to the final developer Android Lollipop SDK.

The new Android Lollipop keyboard APK is now available to download and apparently can be laced on to almost an Android smartphone that are running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later.

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Raspberry Pi Sinclair TV LCD Case Mod By Nathan Chantrell

Raspberry Pi

Why use of a brand-new case for your touchscreen TFT Raspberry Pi project, when you can use a retro Sinclair TV LCD case instead and breath life back into the old hardware.

Modder and developer Nathan Chantrell has this week publish details of a modification he has carried out using an original Sinclair TV LCD case and a Raspberry Pi mini PC, modding the case to use a new 2.2″ SPI LCD QVGA 240×320 display.

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Total War Attila Trailer Teases New Features And Details (video)

Total War Attila

A new trailer has been released this week for the upcoming and highly anticipated new Total War Attila game that is currently under development and will be officially launching next year.

The latest Total War Attila trailer provides a quick look at the new features its developers working on to include within the siege battles in the latest Total War title set against the backdrop of Londinium in 395AD.

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Makerbot PrintShop Vase Maker Lets You Easily Create And 3D Print Custom Vases

Makerbot Vase Maker

This month Makerbot has released a new version of its MakerBot PrintShop application which now includes a new feature called Vase Maker that allows you to create and 3D print custom vases.

Just in time for the holiday season those of you lucky enough to own a 3D printer will be able to create weird and wonderful designs as gifts and ornaments directly from the MakerBot PrintShop application on your Apple tablet.

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RetroPi Raspberry Pi Emulator In-Car Console System

Raspberry Pi Emulator

Makers and hobbyists that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board computer might be interested in a new project published over on the Instructables website that provides instructions on how to create a Raspberry Pi Emulator in-car console.

The Raspberry Pi Emulator or RetroPi as it has been named, was created by Instructable’s member MoTinkerGNome and uses a Raspberry Pi B+, 3W class d amplifier together with a 5 inch TFT screen complete with mini driver HDMI purchased from Adafruit, all housed in a Pelican 1050 dry box.

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3D Stuffmaker Launches 4 New 3D Printer Kits From $445

3D Stuffmaker

3D Stuffmaker has this week announced the launch of four new 3D printer DIY kits it has added to its range in the form of the Prusa Gen 2 kit with 4.4 litre build volume retailing at $445, Mega Prusa Gen Kit, with a build volume up to 7 litres, retailing for $595 as well as the portable $695 Creator Gen2 Kit.

The flagship new DIY 3D printer kit from 3D Stuffmaker takes the form of the Evolution Gen2 Kit pictured above, that offers 8 litres of print area for an affordable $795.

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Diesel Fish Ultimate Rope Tie Launches On Kickstarter (video)

rope tie

Building on the design of his original rope tie concept the Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie that was also launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.

Brent Garcia has now developed the design even further to provide a quick an easy way of tying down anything that needs to be kept in place while being transported such as a quad bike, surfboards, bikes or anything else. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Diesel Fish “Ultimate Rope Tie” project and see it in action.

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Flickr For iPad iOS App Launches Announces Yahoo

Flickr For iPad

iPad owners that have been patiently waiting for Yahoo to release a dedicated Flickr for iPad, will be pleased to know that the day has finally arrived and it is now available to download from the Apple iTunes App Store.

The new Flickr for iPad iOS app allows Flickr members can browse their photo feed in landscape or portrait with beautiful iPad optimised layouts, says Yahoo, as well as personalise their profile using an avatar, background photo, short description and link to their website if desired.

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Dragon Age Inquisition Cassandra Pentaghast Voice Miranda Raison Interview (video)

Dragon Age Inquisition

Those of you looking forward to the release of the new Dragon Age Inquisition RPG game next month might be interested in a new interview released by Bioware with the voice behind the games Cassandra Pentaghast character.

Cassandra Pentaghast first appeared in Dragon Age 2 and will be returning in the latest game Inquisition, as a more rounded character and not quite so aggressive towards Varric, check out the interview after the jump.

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Spotify Family Plans Unveiled Offers Saving For Up To 5 Users

Spotify Family

Spotify has this week announced the imminent launch of a new Spotify Family package that will be launching soon, and will offer Spotify streamers a saving of 50 percent on up to four additional members on Premium accounts within the same family.

Allowing all family members to all have a Spotify account with full member subscription features for less than a standard Spotify subscription.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Required PC Specifications Announced

Advanced Warfare

PC first-person shooter (FPS) gamers looking forward to the launch of the new highly anticipated Call of Duty Advanced Warfare are sure to be interested to know that Activision has this week announced the minimum requirements your PC will need to be able to run the PC version of the latest game in the series.

Details of the Advanced Warfare PC specifications were published over on the Steam games network in the form of minimum requirements, although no recommended requirements have been listed by the game’s publisher at the current time.

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