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Ricoh has created a single laser that is able to read discs in either format. Their new component will be able to read and write to Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD and CD with one pickup and one objective lens.

Valve Software have released a teaser trailer of their upcoming Portal technology, which will also be released as a stand-alone action-puzzle game.

The technology allows for teleportation window creation in real-time, via a weapon that fires portal entry and exit points. Combined with Half-Life 2's (Source engine) revolutionary in-game physics, this makes for some staggering gameplay possibilities.

Click here to watch this amazing video of the technology in action.

User Reviews25 July 2006

Have your say on the latest gadgets and games that come your way. Was something you bought recently a total lemon, or a total god-send? Vent your frustrations and sing your praises by submitting your own review to us (home-made pictures welcome).

Reviews will be posted and fully credited to their author.

All you have to do is send your review to reviews@cbnmedia.com.au. Please keep reviews anywhere between 100 and 600 words.

Australia's premier online gaming community, Cyber Slam, is hosting a Prey tournament with a grand prize of $20,000 and it will be launching on 11th September, 2006.

Go, Go, Gadget Arms!20 July 2006

UK scientists have developed technology that enables artificial limbs to be directly attached to a human skeleton.

Atari has agreed to sell the Driver franchise and most of developer Reflections' assets to Ubisoft in a deal worth EUR 19 million.

Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification has refused to grant forthcoming movie tie-in Reservoir Dogs a rating - thereby effectively banning the game from sale.

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