Gadgets & Gaming

Gadgets & Gaming

Six of the best new games developed by studios in Scotland

A WIDE range of titles - from shooters to reboots - are ready for release across Scotland’s burgeoning gaming industry. We look at six of the best.

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Pokemon Go players given special lane at Silverburn Shopping Centre. Picture: Ruslan Shamukov\TASS via Getty Images)

Pokemon Go players given own shopping lane at Glasgow shops

POKEMON Go players have been given their own lane in a busy shopping centre to avoid disrupting other customers.

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Google wants your Scottish accent. Picture: PA

Scots wanted to help Google learn regional dialects

Google is searching for Scots to help record ‘speech data’ - to boost its speech recognition technologies.

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Christian Bale's Batman suit is up for sale.

Christian Bale’s Batman suit up for sale at rare memorabilia auction

A batsuit worn by the superhero is expected to sell for £60,000 at a rare film and TV memorabilia sale.

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Pokemon Go players needed rescued from rising tide. Picture: Kirill Kukhmar\TASS via Getty Images

Teens rescued from drowning after Pokemon Go search goes wrong

SIX teenagers had a lucky escape after almost getting cut off by the sea while searching for Pokemon Go characters.

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Edinburgh Zoo. Picture; Neil Hanna

Edinburgh Zoo named in top ten places to find rare Pokemon

While Edinburgh Zoo is known for its animal population, the zoo has now been named as one of the top places for all Pokemon hunters.

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Tony Kenmuir launches Central Taxis'  Pokemon Go tours. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh cabbies offer Pokemon Go taxi tour

It is the multi-billion-pound global gaming sensation in which people search real-life places for digital creatures.

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A gamer plays Pokemon Go on a smartphone. Picture: Getty Images

Scots osteopath treats middle-aged man for Pokemon Go-related injuries

A SCOTTISH osteopath has urged Pokemon Go users not used to exercise to “take it slow” after treating his first patient with injuries caused by playing the wildly popular mobile game.

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People are finding Pokemon but losing their marbles. Picture: Getty Images

Gamer calls 999 to report someone who’d ‘stolen their Pokemon’

A Pokemon Go player called 999 to tell police that someone had “stolen their Pokemon”.

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Pok�mon Go fans enjoy the new craze at Tokyo Toys shop in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Gotta catch ’em all: Scots businesses lure Pokémon players

Businesses across Scotland are scrambling to find ways to cash in on the Pokémon Go craze which has swept the nation.

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The game uses GPS data to help users locate Pokemon near them. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Pokemon Go launches in the UK as game sweeps Scotland

IT is a craze which combines computer gaming and smartphones with time spent walking outside in the fresh air.

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Effie Macdougall on the manual telephone exchange at Craighouse on the Isle of Jura, 1974

Telling the story of Scots-led innovations at the national museum

Inventions don’t just happen – they evolve. From medical equipment to telecoms technology, improvements are only made through building on the knowledge of the past, writes Jim Gilchrist

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The Foster Printing Press

Join the national museum’s high-tech revolution

The National Museum has always prided itself on the quality of its hands-on exhibits but the latest additions would have blown the minds of 
its founding fathers, writes Alistair Harkness

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Emirates pilots Thomas Ziarno and Abdulrahman Mohamed Al-Busaeedi

Take a tour of Emirates airline’s A380 flight deck

A MAJOR airline has released a 360-degree video of the Airbus A380 cockpit.

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The movements of the caterpillar can be programmed. Picture: PA

Toy that introduces kids to coding tipped as top Xmas present

A toy caterpillar that introduces infants to coding and a doll that carries the “authentic smell of a newborn” have been tipped as must-haves under the Christmas tree this year.

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Vrigin Train travellers can stream a library of around 200 hours of content to their mobiles and tablets. Picture: Contributed

Virgin Trains launch Netflix-style entertainment app

Virgin Trains has launched a Netflix-style entertainment system allowing passengers to watch films and TV programmes on demand using their own devices.

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Uber: Warlmart tie-up. Picture: AP

Walmart to use Uber to deliver to customers

Walmart customers in the United States could soon have their groceries delivered by Uber drivers under a pilot to be announced by the retail giant.

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Almost a quarter of Brits are continuing to use dating apps once they've found love, a study has found. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A quarter of Brits using dating apps while in relationship

Nearly a quarter of Britons continue to use dating apps even when in a relationship, new research claims.

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A report has suggested that smartphones could be used to modernise the criminal justice process in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images

Report suggests accused persons use smartphones to submit plea

Accused persons could use their smartphones to submit an online plea and keep track of developments in their case, a new report has suggested.

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Alexander Enoch, founder of Robotical, with his robot, Marty. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

Toy robot is child’s play for crowdfunding Scots inventor

A Scots inventor will launch a crowdfunding campaign next week to kick-start production on a toy robot which could radically alter how children learn about mechanics and computer programming.

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