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NTT slips into ITC cockpit at F1 legends McLaren

Notoriously secretive F1 team McLaren-Honda is set to race into the cloud with a worldwide tech partnership with Japanese teclo NTT Communications. Speaking to journalists at McLaren’s Woking HQ team, McLaren Technology Group chairman and CEO Ron Dennis said data and analytics played a key role in the McLaren operation. The …
Joe Fay, 8 Jul 2016
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Brit teen bags $250,000 in first World Drone Prix

Pics and video A 15-year-old schoolboy from the UK has won a first prize of US$250,000 (£175,000) after besting 31 other pilots at the first World Drone Prix in Dubai. Drone racing track in Dubai Racers, start your rotors Luke Bannister, pilot for the Tornado X-Blades Banni UK, beat home team Dubai Drone Tek into second place, by racing …
Iain Thomson, 15 Mar 2016

Slovakians seek funds for battling drone squadron

A Slovakian company is attempting to raise $70,000 to get its "Drone n Base" fleet of battling mini UAVs off the ground. According to the tin-rattlers down at Indiegogo, Drone N Base is the "ultimate multiplayer drone game", enabling smartphone-controlled racing or aerial combat. The basic kit includes a lightweight (46g …
Lester Haines, 16 Nov 2015
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Man+iPhone versus artificial intelligence: Anki robot racer slot cars

Anki, the racing toy maker clipped together by a band of robotics boffins, will begin selling its iDevice-controlled slot car set Anki Drive in just over five days’ time. It has apparently taken them six years to create this 21st Century version of that old favourite, Scalextric. AnkiDrive In pole position for release on 23 …
Tony Smith, 17 Oct 2013

British lord sets new world electric vehicle speed record

Video Former UK science minister Lord Paul Drayson has piloted his Drayson Racing Lola B12 69/EV Le Mans Prototype to a new world's electric-vehicle speed record of 204.185mph (328.6kph). Drayson Racing Lola B12 69/EV Le Mans Prototype The Drayson Racing Lola B12 69/EV Le Mans Prototype is powered by lithium ion phosphate …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Jun 2013
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Red Bull races gamers for Grand Prix prize

Red Bull has launched a videogame competition to find the UK's best virtual racer, who will then be taken to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to hang out with its F1 team. Gamers who think they've got what it takes should submit in-game footage of their skilful driving in either Forza 4, Gran Turismo 5 or F1 2011 to the Red Bull …
Caleb Cox, 13 Jun 2012
Rock'n'Roll Racing

Rock'n'Roll Racing

Antique Code Show Having just reviewed the Steelseries SRW-S1 steering wheel on some pretty serious racing games, I was reminded that I have had a soft spot for a certain genre of racing game but it was a long time ago and involved some particularly severe riffs. Rock'n'Roll Racing In my humble opinion - and yes I did go to Download and …
Lucy Orr, 21 Mar 2012
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Carmageddon

Antique Code Show Reg Hardware Car Week Has there ever been a driving game quite as gleefully bloodthirsty, so nihilistically violent and as downright daft as Stainless Games' Carmageddon? The blood red hued baldy leering out from the front of the box set the tone: this isn't a game about simulating the driving experience, or even winning …
Tony Smith, 7 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

Formula 1 revs engines through Virgin Media

Virgin Media has announced that Sky Sports' new Formula 1 channel will be available this March for those subscribed to the Sky Sports package already offered. Sky Sports F1 is set to be a dedicated racing channel, showing live coverage of every Formula 1 race, practice and qualifying session. BSkyB upset millions of racing …
Caleb Cox, 16 Jan 2012
Need for Speed: The Run

Need for Speed: The Run

Review Releasing a driving game into an already congested market is a risky endeavour for any developer. So it follows that releasing two within six months could be considered careless. But to release three within a year, as EA has now done, seems at best illogical and, at worst, pure cannibalistic folly. Need for Speed: The Run …
Andrew Bailey, 25 Nov 2011
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Five... great iPhone racers

iGamer If there was any doubt about the suitability of the iPhone or iPad as a platform for racing games, the sheer variety, number and quality of those now available on the App Store has surely killed it stone dead. So many, in fact, that picking a decent one can seem daunting. Here's a helping hand: what I think are the five best …
F1 2011

F1 2011

Review It’s a funny old sport, F1: an ever changing maelstrom of rule adjustments and technology upgrades, ensuring any given season is entirely disparate from the next. Imagine if FIFA suddenly deemed that football’s throw-ins were to become kick-ins, before adjusting the rule once more the next. That’s precisely the issue facing F1 …
Mike Plant, 23 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Animal lovers stamp on goldfish racing

A bar in Washington state has been obliged to cancel its weekly goldfish racing event following complaints from less-than-impressed animal lovers. The Harmon Tap Room's goldfish racing. Pic from Facebook Every Tuesday night, the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma filled two eight-foot long troughs with water, threw in some "10 cent …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2011
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Review Just how can a new racing game carve out a niche in a saturated genre? How can you improve on the intensity of Race Driver Grid, the visuals of F1 2010, or the driving physics of Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3? Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed Pretty straight forward Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed seeks to answer those …
Andrew Bailey, 15 Apr 2011
Motorstorm Apocalypse

Motorstorm Apocalypse

Review Motorstorm Apocalypse's unabashed and riotous disregard for realism is the antithesis of most modern racing games – and it makes perfect sense. Who cares about traction control, sports intake manifolds and torque splits when you're taking a high-octane tour through the picture-postcard backdrops of the apocalypse? Motorstorm …
Andrew Bailey, 22 Mar 2011
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Review Pigs, gavvers, filth, babylon, bizzies. The sheer wealth of familiar pejoratives suggests few people admire the police. Even fewer, I suspect, admire traffic cops. But despite an incongruous contempt for those who uphold the law, I'm sure many people share my fantasy of a night spent behind the wheel of a lumbering Volvo Estate …
Andrew Bailey, 26 Nov 2010
F1 2010

F1 2010

Review Reverse is a gear not often associated with Formula One, a sport entirely focused on hurtling forwards at breakneck speeds of up to 220mph. But it's one the sport had to engage in recent seasons to reverse a seemingly inexorable decline in popularity. F1 2010 Going off grid - the revolutions begin Several factors combined …
Andrew Bailey, 1 Oct 2010
TTXGP

Extra dates added to e-bike race calendar

Leccy Tech More good news for anyone who likes their motor sport mean, green and clean. TTxGP has added four Italian dates to the 2010 e-bike GP series: Magione on 27 June, Franciacorta on 25 July and 5 September, and Mugello on 26 September. A further date has also been confirmed for the 2010 British championship, which will now …
Alun Taylor, 22 Dec 2009

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