Daily Archives: June 12, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects’ latest work is a … hat?

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Hands-on with Anthem’s ‘50 billionth control scheme’

Just for now, forget about Anthem’s story, characters and campaign. In fact, for get that it’s a role-playing game. Instead, let’s talk about what it’s like to play developer BioWare’s upcoming action role-playing — emphasis on action. Let’s talk about how it feels.

To my mind, that’s among the most important things to know about it, at least until the developer is ready to talk more about other things. Because in the absence of other details, BioWare is presenting Anthem as a shooter.

BioWare isn’t a developer known for its shooters. Yes, its games have had a lot of shooting. At least as far back as the first Mass Effect, they blurred the line between RPGs and shooter. But since E3 2017, BioWare has been selling Anthem differently....

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Ava makes travel-friendly ukulele even more portable

The Ava travel ukulele has launched on Kickstarter to raise production funds

Let's face it, the ukulele is a pretty travel-friendly instrument. Even the biggest of the bunch is only 30 inches long. And once you've got your strum action nailed, it's quite easy to pick up and play. Clearly Candace Chen thinks that a 20/21-inch soprano is too lengthy for travel, and has created the 16 inch long headless Ava.

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Review: 2018 GMC Terrain is pretty … and pretty great, too

The most obvious changes to the 2018 GMC Terrain are seen from the outside

GMC has completely revamped its Terrain for 2018 and the new generation of the crossover is improved in almost every way. It's a bit smaller and lighter, easier to drive, more comfortable, and more efficient. There are drawbacks to the new 2018 Terrain, but not enough to hurt its family-friendly appeal.

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Ethec’s awkward 2WD electric motorcycle packs a monster 250-mile range

Ethec electric motorcycle: nice details, nice shapes ... awful combination

The Ethec electric motorcycle - designed and built by Swiss university students - is a strange jumble of ideas that are individually very nice. With a massive 15-kWh battery box, it offers a range around 250 miles. And it's got a second hub motor in the front wheel to improve its regenerative braking.

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