We can’t get enough of gaming here on The Gadget Show (none more so than Jason), so when faced with a bunch of free browser games we couldn’t help but get our ace gamer on the case to pick his best of the bunch.
What exactly are browser games then? Videogames played exclusively on the internet that exploit software most computers already have. Generally you won’t need a high-spec machine to …Read more
Can you get a perfect piece of roast beef without doing any preparatory work at all from an oven? That’s the claim at least the latest crop of intelligent ovens are putting forward, claiming that you don’t even need to pre-heat the ovens to get going!
I’ve enlisted the help of top celebrity chef Simon Rimmer to test out these claims on three of the techiest ovens I could find, starting with …Read more
This week on The Gadget Show Suzi and Ortis face a head to head race across England to find out whether it is possible to lead a totally wireless life. Has technology reached a point where we no longer need wires and cables? With this question in mind Suzi takes on Ortis, using only wired technology to help her, in a dash from London to Plymouth. Ortis, on the other hand can only use wireless t…Read more
It’s music download sites this week for the Wall of Fame, and as fights go they don’t get much more heavyweight than this. It’s Napster versus iTunes. But which should be bestowed with the greatest accolade of all… entrance to the Wall of Fame.
In the red corner: Napster. A bit of a rebel it shook the music industry to its core and changed the way we thought about music for ever. Devised b…Read more
Forget Michael Schumacher’s comeback to Formula 1. The big news in car racing at the moment is that I got to go around the Nurburgring in an Audi R8 V10 to get a grasp of how the track performs before getting an exclusive look at Forza Motorsport 3!
So, how’s Forza Motorsport 3 shaping up? Well the similarities with driving on the real track are uncanny. Positioning the car and braking zones…Read more
Have you got the smarts? Samsung thinks its latest smartphone has. Forget the Nokia N97. The Palm Pre’s only currently available in the States. The iPhone 3GS still isn’t perfect, but there is another: Samsung’s i8910 HD.
Thhe appearance is dominated by a large 3.7-inch touchscreen that bursts with colours thanks to an OLED screen. It’s amazingly responsive as well, with a customizable homes…Read more
You may remember a few months back we reported on Festo – the company that takes ideas from nature and uses them in design and technology – and its Penguin robots. Well I hopped on a plane to Germany, drove down the autobahn, and visited the boffins at Festo to get a glimpse of these aquatic robot birds!
Festo’s moved on from their awesome jellyfish robots to awesome swimming penguins! Why?...Read more
There’s only one place to go to test whether the new iPhone 3G S has what it takes to stave off the latest crop of touchscreen handsets. That’s right, I’ve headed off to New York – the Big Apple (yes the link’s tenuous, but it got me a free trip Stateside) – to pit the iPhone against the Nokia N97 and Palm Pre.
So, first up Apple’s latest and greatest handset – iPhone 3G S. That S stands for…Read more
It’s back! The Wall of Fame proved such a hit last time out that we’ve brought it back for another season. The home of the finest, most highly acclaimed and important gadgets of their time, it houses the likes of the Segway, iPod, Scalextric. And this week, we’re looking at games consoles: the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Wii.
First up, the Godfather of gaming consles: Atari 2600. The videoga…Read more
This week, in the first of a new series of The Gadget Show, Suzi and Jason take on their most technically challenging task yet. They have to build the best remote control car in the world; a full-sized car capable of competing in a banger race at a race track. To achieve this audacious build they are going to use telepresence. Thanks to all these guys who made it happen…