Gambling machines have gone through distinct moments of evolution – starting with the original mechanical poker machine in 1891, created by Sittman and Pitt. Following this, in 1895, Charles Augustus Fey created the first machine with an automatic payout mechanism. For the next few decades, developments were made in the logos used, moving from poker cards to fruit and adding the BAR symbol in 1907.
In 1964, after electricity became a mainstream comfort for the planet, the first electromechanical slot machine was created and the tactile feel of pulling a lever to activate the reels was slowly removed. But just eight years on, the [...]
If you often fly on a budget airline like EasyJet or RyanAir, getting a good carry-on bag is essential. With tremendous fees for checked luggage, it’s tempting to fit everything you need into a single 56 x 45 x 25cm bag — but that becomes a challenge if you’re away for more than a weekend. Scottish entrepreneur James Fyfe encountered just this problem in 2013, and turned to Kickstarter in 2015 to launch his solution: the GoBag. Now it’s 2017, and Fyfe & co are back to solicit crowd-funding for their upgraded model, the GoBag 2.
There are plenty of well-made carry-on bags available, but the GoBag’s unique feature was its [...]
In this review, we’ll be doing something a little different. Rather than talking about the most user-friendly keyboards, or innovative laptops, we’re going to be checking out TV beds.
Whilst the humble bed might not seem like the most technologically sophisticated thing in the world, it’s clear that TV beds are attempting to make even the most lazy Sunday morning lie-in a little more hi-tech. And if even a plug can get a review, then why not see how TV beds can offer something for tech fans.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when TV beds came on the scene. But with televisions popping up in the most unlikely areas of the home, it was only a matter of time before [...]
Newbies to the online poker scene routinely ask the following question: What is the most difficult poker game of all? The rationale behind this is twofold: Either these players want to avoid the most challenging poker game, or they are eager to study up as much as possible before diving in the shark tank. Several games come to mind, including Omaha Hi-Lo, Texas Hold’em, Stud Poker, Razz and Badugi. The latter two games are the lesser-known poker variants, and players are tasked with forming variations of low hands. Whether you play poker online, or poker at a bricks and mortar establishment, there is little variation in game rules.
The most challenging poker game [...]