Dreams will finally launch this Spring on PS4 for $30—in “limited early access”

Enlarge / This Spring, Media Molecule’s latest “play, create, share” game could be yours… once we figure out what they mean by “limited early access.” (credit: Media Molecule) Dreams, the first major PS4 exclusive from longtime PlayStation developer Media Molecule, is finally almost here. But if you think its protracted development cycle is anywhere near […]

All Blacks spring surprise backline changes

HURRICANES pair Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have won surprise inclusions for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland, creating an All Blacks record in the process. Coach Steve Hansen was forced into both changes following injuries to Rieko Ioane (hamstring) and inside centre Ryan Crotty (concussion) during the 38-13 hammering of Australia in Sydney. […]

Epsom Derby 2018: Queen Elizabeth wears spring lilac and floral dress for day at the races

Epsom Derby enters its second day today, and one of the highlights of the weekend was the arrival of the Queen. Her Majesty, 92, stood out in a lilac coat which she wore buttoned up. A purple and diamond brooch was pinned to the coat, and a three strand pearl necklace could be seen underneath […]

Google Maps: This hot spring looks like its been Photoshopped – but can you swim in it?

Seen from a bird’s eye view on Google Earth, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA almost appears Photoshopped on first appearance. The 370 foot-diameter spring boasts many colours of the rainbow. Its mesmerising hue is vivid blue in the centre, becomes green towards the edge and then morphs into yellow and […]

Ars Technica System Guide, Spring 2018: The show-your-work edition

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) In the December 2017 System Guide, we discovered the unexpected. Given the bevy of pre-built computing devices now available, there’s a lot of debate and confusion about building one yourself these days. What’s the goal behind a custom PC build in 2018? What makes a certain hardware choice “right” […]

Spring fashion: Pretty pastels from Marks and Spencer, Topshop and Peacocks

SAT MAG Be a spring chick in pastel yellow With the weather finally warming up, it’s time to ditch dark winter clothing and embrace the lighter side of life. Pastel shades from powder pink to baby blue were all over the catwalks at Victoria Beckham, Celine and Chloe to name a few. If head to […]

Hay fever symptoms – five ways to stop your nose streaming this spring

Hay fever is one of the most common allergic conditions in the UK, according to the NHS. About 18 million people in England suffer from hay fever, and every person has a different reaction. Symptoms of hay fever can include sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny or blocked nose, headaches, and a pain around your forehead. […]

PICTURES: Best travel destinations to catch the beautiful spring blooms

Spring has finally burst into life with beautiful blooms adding a touch of colour to everyday life. Famed for its beautiful cherry blossom season, the blossom (or sakura) in Japan, is celebrated as a major event. Tourists flock from all over the world to see the natural wonder with brilliant pink scenes flooding the local […]

Holiday destinations: St Ives for an art warming spring break

GETTY Take in stunning sights from Porthmeor beach The pretty town is deservedly one of Cornwall’s most popular resorts, which means it’s busy in the glorious summer months, particularly with families, as the perfect beaches and rocks hold plenty of interest for curious children. But out of season, there is still a huge amount to […]