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Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

Tetsuya Nomura, head of Kingdom Hearts and designer for Final Fantasy, has redesigned Batman. Nomura has stepped forward with the first in a series of action figures which represent complete redesigns of classic comic characters. This strange beast of a Batman summons memories of Todd McFarlane’s vision for SPAWN, or the Batman/SPAWN crossover collection. But more than that, this is an imagining of Batman we’d have expected to find as a boss in an epic RPG.

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The OS X Yosemite beta is out… here’s what to do first

The OS X Yosemite beta is out… here’s what to do first

Apple doesn't normally pull back the curtain on software until it's fully ready, so it's no surprise that the OS X Yosemite Beta Program, launching today, has Mac users excited. Offering a chance to try out features like the new Spotlight and supercharged Notification Center, it's an unusual foot-in-the-door for the first million sign-ups. Still, beta software has its foibles, and so there are a few things you should consider before jumping at the early code.

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Sharknado 2 gets custom hue “light soundtracks”

Sharknado 2 gets custom hue “light soundtracks”

You might think that sharks getting caught up in tornados wouldn't need any more drama in your living room, but Sharknado 2: The Second One will actually be the first TV event to get its own Philips hue-based "light soundtrack". Added as part of the Syfy Sync app, the so-called light track will automatically recognize different scenes in the movie and adjust the lighting colors of the hue bulbs in your living room to suit. However, you don't have to wait for Sharknado 2 to try it out.

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Original ALIEN cast speaks on “Isolation” game experience

Original ALIEN cast speaks on “Isolation” game experience

At the dawn of SDCC we’re seeing a set of short interviews - that may turn into long interviews - of the original ALIEN cast for the game Alien: Isolation. As we learned earlier this month, there’s a segment of the game in which the original cast returns, voices, likenesses and all. To add an additional dash of legitimacy to this venture, the cast has been brought in to speak of the power of video games.

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Lenovo C1 Google Glass rival launches NBD Internet of Things push

Lenovo C1 Google Glass rival launches NBD Internet of Things push

Lenovo has revealed a new wearable prototype, the Lenovo C1, a Google Glass aping set of smart glasses to help launch its NBD platform for the smart home and Internet of Things. Announced in China today, the NBC - or "New Bench" - platform aims to make connected devices like web-enabled air purifiers more inter-compatible, by providing a framework, manufacturing support, R&D, and even funding to third-party firms.

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Swatch denies Apple iWatch collaboration

Swatch denies Apple iWatch collaboration

Watch behemoth Swatch has denied working with Apple on the iWatch, following reports suggesting the Swiss company would be one of Cupertino's early wearable partners. Speculation began mid-week, building on long-standing rumors around which mainstream watch players Apple might have turned to - or tried to poach staff from, according to some accusations - in order to give its smartwatch an edge in fashion appeal.

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