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Super Mario Run Arrives in the App Store To Mixed Reviews.

The wait is finally over. As of a short time ago, Super Mario Run began rolling out worldwide on the App Store. The game features three modes, an endless runner-style mode in which you tap the screen to help Mario reach platforms, collect coins, and avoid enemies, a head-to-head competition mode called Toad Rally, and a building mode called Kingdom Builder.

SoundPeats Q12 Bluetooth Headphones Review.

Sure those PowerBeats headphones Apple showed off might look the business but the reality is not everyone can afford the $199. I mean how is it possible that a set of headphones with a fraction of the technology an iPhone contains costs 1/3 the price? Granted a lot goes into speaker technology but still.

So today I’m looking at completely the other end of the spectrum of headphones with a price range that most mere mortals can afford, the SoundPeats Q12. Who knows if due to some dodgy translation it was supposed to be SoundBeats.

Still with an asking price of just £19.95/ $24.99 expectations shouldn’t be too high but then again my last inexpensive wireless set won me over.

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Pinout: Stylish Retro, Hugely Addictive Pinball for iOS

For as long as I remember I hated Pinball. It’s right up there with games such as Tempest, where no matter how hard I practised, or what hours I put in, I just sucked. My first beating by the flippers came many years ago at a friend’s school party in a town hall. There was (of course) that kid who seemed to have mind control over ball and flippers for what seemed like a good few hours. Well maybe a bit less than that; but still I waited my turn in line, put my pocket money into the machine and some 30 nanoseconds later my game was over.

Somehow a small gravity well had opened up right between those bottom flippers, no sooner had the ball been launched it seemed to have a sentient awareness of where it wanted to go and that was down the chute. This left me scarred for many a year…

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Studio Envy

Yesterday in New York Microsoft showed the world what they have been working on recently and, in all honesty, I was not expecting much. However, as the presentation entered its final stages they revealed the Surface Studio all-in-one PC and instantly grabbed my attention.

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