Video game console Stories June 18, 2014

Google has donated $100,000 to a program that allows children to build their own game consoles. A partnership between Technology Will Save Us and Code Club, the program offers do-it-yourself gamer kits that retail for £60 and helps participants develop early skills for a potential career in the tech industry. Now available to order, the funding from Google will provide 900 kits for the cause, along with free sessions with Code Club that will teach the kids how to assemble the system and program games for it.

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Video game console Stories March 14, 2014

Rumors that Amazon’s set-top TV box will double as a games console have been lent weight by photos of a Bluetooth controller claimed to have been discovered in an overseas regulatory filing by Zatznotfunny.

The wireless Bluetooth controller features a gaggle of controls, including both shoulder buttons and triggers, in addition to media playback transport controls. And we give Amazon credit for using Android-esque icons for home, menu, and back …  expand full story

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