The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Will Be Serviced by Robot Butlers and Judges

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Will Be Serviced by Robot Butlers and Judges

The Japanese press has been scrambling recently to provide the latest updates about the country’s plans to deploy a fleet of robots to support the fast-approaching 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Plans from the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are now in full swing, and as this will be the first time this type of support has been provided in the history of the games, the experience so far has been a new and thrilling one. “We want to make the Games a showcase of robots,” a source connected to the committee relayed.

The most surprising (and definitely the most controversial) development, which came in the form of an announcement made by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) back […]

Mercy's ultimate Valkyrie hit with nerf on the Overwatch PTR

Mercy’s ultimate Valkyrie hit with nerf on the Overwatch PTR

Mercy’s resurrect ability has been the subject of much debate in the Overwatch community over the last few months. First it was too powerful but unfun , then the new single-target Rez created its own set of problems . A nerf in November added an interruptible charge-up time to the ability, but even that wasn’t enough to stop her from being the by-far most-picked hero in the game.

Now, another nerf is on the horizon, this time to her new Ultimate ability Valkyrie. On the Overwatch public test realm , Mercy’s Valkyrie now only lasts 15 seconds (down from 20). It also no longer grants an extra charge of Resurrect or remove its cast time. The speed boost that Valkyrie […]

Robby the Robot sets a new world record for movie props at auction

Robby the Robot sets a new world record for movie props at auction

Robby the Robot set a new world record when he sold for $5.3 million recently at Bonhams New York. WHAT: When a 7-foot-tall Robby the Robot, along with his futuristic jeep, from the 1956 MGM film "Forbidden Planet" sold at Bonhams New York for $5.3 million in November 2017, the result broke world records for a movie prop at auction.

Previous records were $4 million in 2013, also at Bonhams, for the 12-inch-tall Maltese falcon from the film noir of the same name, and $4.6 million in 2011 for the white pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch."

MORE: Fully functional, Robby has three interlocking pieces. He sold with the jeep he uses on distant planet […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC

There are few games that have reached the enormous presence that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds did in 2017. Overtaking Counter Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2 as the most played game on Steam a few months after the early access started, Battlegrounds has reached a level of popularity in the PC gaming community that is rarely seen at all. However, with the recent release of the 1.0 version, how does PUBG hold up outside the confines of early access?

For the uninitiated, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a fresh take of the battle royale genre, seen previously with titles like H1Z1: King Of The Kill. As the match starts, you and the other 99 players choose when to parachute out […]

Blue food, live streamed workouts and hitting the great outdoors - it's the new health trends of 2018

Blue food, live streamed workouts and hitting the great outdoors – it’s the new health trends of 2018

2018 will see the return of HIIT workouts as well as classes being livestreamed at home 2017 saw everything from mindfulness and Hygge to clean eating and ditching sugar, but what will the coming year bring for health and wellbeing?

Susan Griffin finds out from the experts… Food for thought

Expert: Frida Harju-Westman, nutritionist at the Swedish-based health app Lifesum ( lifesum.com )

The return of carbs This year I expect to see the return of carbohydrates in a big way. In recent years people have turned against them and we’ve seen a rise in the popularity of carb-free or low-carb diets, such as the ketogenic diet . But people are slowly increasing their carb intake.Innovations in bread and pasta-making […]

The Best Upcoming Video Games of 2018

The Best Upcoming Video Games of 2018

2017 was one of the best years for gaming in recent memory with plenty to play on PS4 , Xbox One , PC , and Nintendo Switch . 2018 promises more of the same with a packed schedule, promising a wealth of games regardless of your platform of choice. From being a pirate to slaying fantastic beasts with a blade that turns into a gun, here’s what we think you should be playing in 2018, across the main gaming platforms. God of War (PS4)
A franchise which needs no introduction, the upcoming God of War sees series protagonist Kratos shed some of his rage-fuelled persona, playing a more mature role what with his son joining the fray in […]