Overlords of Oblivion lleva al límite la espectacularidad en el combate en un Action RPG

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Overlords of Oblivion es un action RPG en el que podrás dar rienda suelta a tus ganas por que se genere en pantalla todo un espectáculo gráfico gracias a las habilidades y magias que usarás sin cesar.

Un juego que se vale de la espectacularidad en sus gráficos para levantar una cortina de humo sobre otras carencias de las que ya andamos un poco cansados en este tipo de juegos; es decir, el tener que estar cargando mapas muy pequeños en extensión.

Un action RPG de gráficos espectaculares

Con Overlords of Oblivion tienes un action RPG con el que demostrar de la gran calidad de la pantalla de tu móvil a aquellos amigos a los que estés enseñando tu nuevo dispositivo. Y es que es todo un alarde de efectos gráficos, animaciones grandiosas y jefes finales de gran tamaños a los que casi desmembrar con nuestros ataques.

Después de esto, nos encontraremos con ese gameplay tan reconocido que es ir pulsando sobre las distintas habilidades mágicas que nuestro héroe desplegará en combate. Según vayamos completando los distintos niveles, en los que podremos ir conociendo la historia vinculada a Overlords of Oblivion, recibiremos a cambio recompensas con las que mejorar nuestras armas, nuestro nivel y todo aquello a lo que estamos acostumbrados en juegos como este.

La historia nos lleva a encontrarnos a las fuerzas del Cielo y del Infierno luchando en un combate sinfín; algo que nos recuerda a Diablo y ese Diablo Inmortal que está por llegar, tal como anunció Blizzard hace ya unas cuantas semanas. Será entre ese conflicto eterno en el que nuestro reinado de mortales ascenderá y así nos metamos directamente en la historia; una pena que no podamos disfrutar del todo, ya que no está traducido al español.

El combate como el eje central en Overlords of Oblivion

Y es que podrás realizar todo tipo de combos especiales para saltar por los aires, bloquear, evitar a enemigos de gran potencial de daño o transformarte en otro ser con el que podrás desplegar todas esas habilidades mágicas de gran estética en lo visual.

Es verdad que hacía tiempo que no disfrutábamos tanto de ver como esas magias se generan o como nuestro héroe se mueve de aquí para allá con una habilidad pasmosa. Es por ello que con un buen terminal podéis esperar todo un espectáculo en vuestra pantalla.

Pero tal como hemos dicho, no solamente vivimos de lo visual, sino que hace falta algo más. Echamos en falta que los niveles sean más extensos, aunque podremos disfrutar de partidas cooperativas con otros jugadores, la capacidad de crear un clan, luchar contra otros jugadores en distintos modos PvP o encontrar que cada “Overlord” tiene sus distintos avatares con distintas habilidades.

Un espectáculo

La palabra que te surgirá cuando vayas conociendo todas las virtudes de Overlord of Oblivion será el gran espectáculo que se desplegará en tu pantalla. Si a esto le unimos esos distintos modos, muchos niveles por alcanzar y una historia interesante para seguir jugando, tendremos todo un action RPG con el que jugar durante muchas semanas.

Técnicamente es apreciable cada uno de sus apartados técnicos donde lo borda. Quizás el combate es muy “normal” y no se distingue de otros, pero es en la espectacularidad de las habilidades y los jefes finales que encontraremos, donde se encuentra lo mejor de este juego llamado Overlord of Oblivion. No te faltará de nada para que disfrutes de un título en el que lo visual y lo sonoro se ha trabajado lo suficiente y con gran esmero y resultado.

Overlord of Oblivion es ahora mismo un popular action RPG en el que desembarcar para desplegar toda esa fuerza visual que atesora en la pantalla de tu móvil. Gratuito con ese modelo freemium que parece que no nos va a dejar durante mucho tiempo y más con juegos como este. Lucha sin descanso ante una antesala al próximo Diablo.

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Pros

  • Gran despliegue técnico, sobre todo en lo visual
  • El diseño de personajes
  • Gran rendimiento

Contras

  • Niveles muy cortos
  • El torso de las féminas se mueve mucho

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Ego Espada es un clicker que te mantendrá enganchado durante mucho mucho tiempo

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Ego Espada es un nuevo clicker que tiene la habilidad de que te mantendrá pegado a la pantalla durante mucho tiempo. Difícil decirlo de un juego de este género en el que casi nuestra única interacción es aporrear la pantalla de nuestro pobre con móvil con nuestro dedo, pero con Ego Espada estamos ante un RPG clicker de calidad.

Calidad en algunas facetas como son los gráficos pixelados y todas esas animaciones y efectos que producen sensaciones muy buenas. Sobre todo cuando estamos acostumbrados a esos clickers en los que en la pantalla casi no ocurre nada. En Ego Espada olvídate de eso, ya que en la pantalla se generará todo tipo de habilidades, magias y encuentros directos con multitud de enemigos.

¿Un clicker con desplazamiento lateral?

En Ego Espada verás a tu héroe desplazándose lateralmente por si solo cada vez que acabe con un enemigo. Un héroe con espada que realizará golpes rápidos y que cada una de las animaciones dadas en esas habilidades, la verdad que están muy bien conseguidas generando una gran sensación de combate y frenesí total.

Y mientras tienes la posibilidad de que tu gran héroe atice a los enemigos de forma automática, la cosa queda en que le ayudes pulsando tu repetidamente la pantalla para así avanzar más rápido y progresar adecuadamente. Rápidamente te picarás por el efecto conseguido con esos espadazos que vas dando y que producen muchas satisfacción. Te lo prometemos que será así.

Aunque una de las virtudes de Ego Espada es la posibilidad de obtener hasta más de 200 tipos de espada. Es decir, que tenemos un sistema de mejoras de espadas que es uno de los ejes centrales de este juego clicker con toques RPG. Tendrás que optimizar todas esas espadas y meterte de lleno en la artesanía de crearlas; aquí tiene muchas similitudes a Samurai Kazuya, un juego del que hablamos hace poco en Androidsis.

Un maestro de espadas

Y si hablamos de que es uno de los ejes centrales es porque desde la misma pestaña de Espada encontrarás otra serie de ellas menores: evolución, capacidad, piel espada, habilidad y especialista. Ya te puedes ir haciendo una idea de que tendrás por delante mucho tiempo para mejorar esas espadas y aprovecharte de cada uno de esos menús con sus correspondientes parámetros.

También tienes otra serie de secciones como es la propia tienda, compañeros, mazmorras, rango y estadísticas. Aunque una de las más interesantes es búsqueda, que te permitirá completar una serie de logros para recibir importantes recompensas que luego podrás utilizar para avanzar en tu progreso a través de Ego Espada.

Al igual que en otros clicker, Ego Espada te permitirá renacer para incorporar mejores puntos en el ataque y así puedas proseguir en tu periplo por todo tipo de entornos. No podemos olvidarnos de otras de sus características que llamará más la atención por estos lares: está traducido al español.

Con su propia historia

Tampoco faltan esas imágenes de transición para ir conociendo un poco la historia de trasfondo. Y como está en español, mejor que mejor para poner ese toque especial a cada una de las aventuras que recorreremos con espada en mano. Un clicker bien entendido y muy bien llevado a cabo para que sigamos queriendo un poco más a este género.

Técnicamente está a la altura y su toque visual con pixel art es simplemente fabuloso. Las animaciones, efectos gráficos de las habilidades y espadazos o los personajes muy bien diseñados, tanto héroe como enemigos, consiguen generar una gran experiencia de juego a todos los niveles. Estarás aporreando la pantalla de tu móvil, pero disfrutándolo a cada segundo.

Ego Espada es un clicker de gran interés para muchos jugadores que buscan la paz y armonía de contemplar lo que ocurre en pantalla sin tener que pasar por el estrés continuo de otros juegos. Un juego gratuito que tienes para tu disfrute desde la Google Play Store.

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  • Gran Pixel art
  • Animaciones y efectos visuales
  • 200 espadas a conseguir

Contras

  • Es un clicker

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Hay vida más allá de Catán: 23 originales juegos de mesa para jugar y regalar esta Navidad

Hay vida más allá de Catán: 23 originales juegos de mesa para jugar y regalar esta Navidad

La Navidad es época de frío y reuniones con familiares y amigos, dos ingredientes fundamentales para pasar un buen rato hablando o jugando a un juego de mesa. Es momento de desempolvar el Monopoly, Trivial, Baraja, Parchís o el Catán, un juego que goza de gran popularidad en los últimos tiempos. Pero si buscas algo nuevo y diferente, aquí te ofrecemos 23 alternativas muy divertidas en forma de juegos de mesa surgidos en los últimos años.

Algunos son difíciles de conseguir (especialmente en español), pero si te gustan los juegos de mesa, seguro que te resulta interesante descubrir los títulos más novedosos y relevantes para amenizar la Navidad, sobremesas y escapadas a casas rurales con amigos. (more…)

How to test anti-ransomware: This is how we do it

Ransomware may not make the headlines quite as often as it did in the past, but it hasn’t gone away. In December 2018, for instance, a new threat apparently created by a single hacker managed to infect at least 100,000 computers in China, encrypting files, stealing passwords and generally trashing users’ systems.

Antivirus companies like to claim they'll keep you safe, with vague but impressive sounding talk about 'multi-layered protection', 'sophisticated behavior monitoring' and the new big thing: 'machine learning'. But do they really deliver?

The easiest way to get an idea is to check the latest reports from the independent testing labs. AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests and AV-Test's reports are an invaluable way to compare the accuracy and reliability of the top antivirus engines, for instance.

The problem is that the test reports only give you a very general indicator of performance with malware as a whole. They won't tell you how an engine performs specifically with ransomware, how quickly it can respond, how many files you might lose before a threat is stopped, and other nuances. That's exactly the sort of information we really want to know, and that's why we've devised our own anti-ransomware test.

Ransomware simulator

It's possible to test anti-ransomware software by pitting it against known real-world threats, but the results aren't often very useful. Typically, the antivirus will detect the threat by its file signature, ensuring it never reaches any specialist anti-ransomware layer.

What we decided to do, instead, was write our own custom ransomware simulator. This would act very much like regular ransomware, spidering through a folder tree, detecting common user files and documents and encrypting them. But because we had developed it, we could be sure that any given antivirus package wouldn't be able to detect our simulator from the file alone. We would be testing its behavior monitoring only.

There are weaknesses with this concept. Most obviously, using our own simple, unsophisticated code would never provide as effective or reliable an indicator as using real undiscovered ransomware samples for each review.

But there are plus points, too. Using different real-world ransomware for one-off reviews means some anti-ransomware packages might be faced with very simple and basic threats, while others got truly dangerous and stealthy examples, depending on what we could find at review time. Running our own simulator means every anti-ransomware engine would be measured against the same code, giving every package a fair and equal chance of success.

What we look for

Our test procedure is simple. Once we've set up the test environment (copying the user documents to their various folders), we check the anti-ransomware package is working, minimize it, launch the simulator, and wait.

That's where it begins to get interesting, because this isn't just a pass/fail situation. These are the issues we consider when weighing up how successful an anti-ransomware package has been.

The first and most fundamental step is that the ransomware simulator must have its process killed, limiting the number of files that will be damaged.

Detection must happen quickly, because the longer the delay, the more files will be lost. We count the number of encrypted files to assess effectiveness.

The best anti-ransomware packages will recover at least some, and usually all damaged files, ensuring you don't lose any data at all. If this happens, we compare the recovered files with the originals to confirm they're fully restored.

The ransomware simulator should have its executable deleted, quarantined, or otherwise locked away from user access. (Sounds obvious, but not every package does this).

The user should ideally be informed that a threat has been detected and dealt with, allowing them to inspect the damage.

Finally, an anti-ransomware product can earn bonus points for any extra clean-up steps it takes (deleting ransomware notes, say), and any further help it can give the user, for example offering to initiate a deep antivirus scan to help try and find any associated dangers.

Our ransomware simulator may appear to be a simple test, then, but by revealing how individual packages react, it tells us a great deal about their effectiveness, and how useful they're likely to be.

Interpreting the test results

Although many anti-ransomware packages successfully block our simulator, many don't. A test fail can seem like a disaster, but it needs to be interpreted with care.

If a package can't detect our simulator, for instance, that doesn't necessarily mean it won't block undiscovered real-world ransomware. AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and other labs regularly show that most vendors can detect the huge majority of undiscovered threats from their behavior alone. The packages we are testing are proven to work very well, and our simple test doesn't change that.

It's worth keeping in mind that anti-ransomware (and all antivirus software) is forever walking a fine line between blocking all genuine threats, while never touching legitimate software. There are archiving and security applications which might work their way through a folder tree, processing and apparently encrypting files, and it's possible a 'failed' anti-ransomware package has recognized our simulator, weighed up many factors and decided it isn't a threat.

For example, the anti-ransomware software might look for files which have been downloaded recently, have a recent date, are packed executables (compressed, making it harder to view the contents), aren't signed, have dubious URLs or Bitcoin references embedded, and that look for various antivirus packages, along with other suspect signs.

Perhaps the anti-ransomware is scoring our simulator so low on this threat index that it assumes it's legitimate and allows the test to run, even though its actions are very ransomware-like.

Without knowing the precise reason for an anti-ransomware's failure to detect our simulator, we can't condemn it outright. It's taking a risk by allowing the simulator to run, but this isn't strong evidence that the software can't detect real-world threats. We don't read anything major into it, and neither should you.

The real value of our simulator test comes almost entirely from looking at the passes. If an anti-ransomware package detects our test threat, that first tell us it's more cautious about what it allows to run. But what's most important is how well it handles that threat, and protects your data.

If an anti-ransomware package misses our simulator, then, we could say that's a very small black mark (or maybe a light gray mark). But detecting and blocking the simulator is a big plus, and doing that in a way which prevents any data loss – recovering encrypted files, for instance – while keeping you up-to-date with informative alerts, indicates top-of-the-range technology which should also protect you well against real-world threats.

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Cuando el procesador de texto acabó con la máquina de escribir

Cuando el procesador de texto acabó con la máquina de escribir

En 1982 Arthur C. Clarke ya no soportaba más su máquina de escribir. Encendió su PC, cargó el programa WordStar y comenzó a trabajar en “2010: Odisea dos”, la secuela de su mítica novela de 1968.

Aquel procesador de textos se convertiría en otro mito, aunque fuera uno algo menor en relevancia. Fue uno de los primeros en un segmento que tuvo y tiene grandes protagonistas. Entre todos ellos acabaron casi definitivamente con la máquina de escribir.

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Facebook’s latest app data bug exposed the private photos of 6.8m users

The data privacy scandals just keep coming for Facebook: the social network has revealed a flaw in its code that could have exposed the private photos of up to 6.8 million users. The security hole has now been patched, but was open for 12 days.

According to Facebook, the bug worked like this: if affected users granted apps access to their timeline photos, those apps could then get at pictures they weren't supposed to be able to see, including images from Facebook Stories and Facebook Marketplace. Even worse, they could see images uploaded to Facebook and not yet posted.

That's right – Facebook keeps copies of pictures you upload to the app and then don't get around to posting… just in case you want to come back and finish off the post. These images are kept for three days before being removed, Facebook says.

Cleaning up the mess

Some 1,500 third-party apps were inadvertently granted a higher level of access than they really should have had. Facebook is notifying the developers of the apps in question, but to what extent they accessed or used photos they shouldn't have seen isn't clear.

"We're sorry this happened," writes Facebook's Tomer Bar. "Early next week we will be rolling out tools for app developers that will allow them to determine which people using their app might be impacted by this bug. We will be working with those developers to delete the photos from impacted users."

The bug was live in September before being fixed, and Facebook could be in trouble with EU regulators for waiting so long to report it. If you're one of the users that might have been affected, you should see an alert the next time you log in.

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TechRadar Christmas wishlist 2018: what we want to see under the tree this year

With a little over a week to go until the big day, the TechRadar team is desperately scrabbling to finish their Christmas shopping. We may be sifting through gifts for others, but that little selfish part of us is daydreaming about what we may be unwrapping on December 25.

It's unlikely we'll all see what we've listed here this Christmas, but we thought we'd offer you a sneak peek into the gadgets we're looking forward to testing out or lusting after this Christmas.

Some of the items in this list near on $3000 / £2500, so it's unlikely we're set to see this wrapped up under the Christmas tree unless you're a particularly generous donor. 

None of this stops the TechRadar writers and editors dreaming though, and below you'll find entries specifically from members of our team.

 John McCann: Senior Editor, Phones

What I desperately want for Christmas: PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic may have received some mixed reviews, but for me it’s a solid gold winner. The PlayStation was the first console I owned, having saved up my paper round money for months to finally be able to afford the PSOne. 

Back then I was too young to appreciate GTA, but Cool Boarders 2, Tekken 3, Rayman and Destruction Derby were all fixtures on the family CRT.

The Classic, for me, is a perfect injection of video gaming nostalgia. I’ve already enjoyed button bashing on my SNES Classic Mini, barreling through the Crash Bandicoot remaster and managing swaths of patients in Theme Hospital-homage Two Point Hospital over the past 18 months, so the PlayStation Classic is the clear next step for me ahead of the reboot of Crash Team Racing in June 2019.

So Santa, if you’re reading this, please leave a PlayStation Classic under my tree this Christmas.

Matt Hanson: Computing Editor

 What I desperately want for Christmas: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ 

Every year I seem to ask for completely over the top, best-of-the-best gear, and this year is going to be no different. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is the peak of gaming monitor technology right now. Not only does it offer 4K resolution, but also HDR and G-Sync as well, which makes games look utterly stunning. This kind of hardware comes at a price – a very high price, at that – but I’ve been so good this year I definitely deserve to unwrap it on Christmas Day.

Of course, to really benefit from 4K, HDR graphics running at 144Hz with G-Sync, I’m probably also going to need a few upgrades for my gaming PC to be able to experience this monitor in all its glory. So, it’d be great if I had an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (or two) stuffed down my stocking as well. Thanks Santa! 

Vic Hood: Gaming Writer

What I desperately want for Christmas: Baysus Automated Cocktail Maker

I know I should probably be asking Santa for something nerdy or games related, but what I actually want is for a robot to make cocktails for me. 

The Baysys has over 2000 cocktail recipes programmed into it, literally all you need to do is load in the alcohol and pick a cocktail from the app. The Baysus will then make you said cocktail within 30 seconds. By the time you’ve finished your first Pina Colada, another will be on the way – minimal effort and mess (plus I’m awful at making cocktails myself). You can even customize the cocktails to your own liking – maybe an extra shot of rum in that Mojito.

Even Santa can appreciate a cocktail with his final mince pie after a long night delivering presents.

Olivia Tambini: Staff Writer 

What I desperately want for Christmas: Sony Aibo

I’m a big-time dog lover, but living in a tiny flat means my dream of owning five Golden Retrievers isn’t exactly attainable right now. That’s why I’m hoping Santa leaves me a Sony Aibo under the Christmas tree this year.

Aibo is an artificial intelligence-powered robotic puppy, designed to act like an untrained dog. You can teach Aibo commands just like you would a new puppy, using positive reinforcement – and how well it follows your commands depends on how thoroughly you’ve trained it. 

You can still buy the limited ‘First Litter Edition’ Aibo, an all-in-one bundle that includes the robo-pup, a three-year AI Cloud plan, a pink ball, an ‘aibone’, a charging station, and an “individually numbered commemorative dog tag”. 

Yes, Aibo is prohibitively expensive at well over £2000. But just look at its little face! 

Gerald Lynch: Home Technology Editor

What I desperately want for Christmas: Paro

It’s been a rough year, folks. Brexit. Trump. The crushing realization of my own impending march into middle age and eternal bachelorhood. I need a friend that’ll never let me down – and preferably one that isn’t shaped like a bottle.

Enter Paro! Who loves Paro? Me! And who does Paro love? Anyone with the money to buy him!

Paro is described as a “therapeutic robot baby harp seal”, and may be familiar to anyone that’s watched Aziz Ansari’s Netflix exclusive ‘Master of None’, in which it hilariously features.

Designed to have a calming effect on those with dementia, alzheimer's or other cognitive disorders, it’s also pitched as a potential buddy for anyone who just wants no-strings-attached seal-puppy-love on the end of a power cord. Stroke him and he’ll bray, hug him and he’ll purr. Unconditional, mains-powered love for the hermit with $5,000 dollars burning a hole in their pockets.

 Joe Osborne: Senior Editor 

What I desperately want for Christmas: Arcade 1Up Cabinet 

When we bought a house, my wife and I transformed the finished basement into a nerd haven. Today, it’s a fantasy-filled game room replete with a 60-inch 4K TV, mismatched SNES Classic and Nintendo Switch underneath (hey, I’m a Nintendo guy) and a six-stool gaming table for my regular games of Dungeons & Dragons.

But, it’s not yet complete.

That’s where one of these new Arcade 1Up cabinets come in. This startup has issued several unique three-quarter scale arcade cabinets, each filled with a few classic arcade games in specifically designed cabinets. One goes for $299 in the US, with an optional $40 riser attachment available to make for a full-scale cabinet.

The one I’m after is the Rampage cabinet, the only one in the lineup to house three controllers – because, you know, Rampage. (But, really, I’m after whether I’ll be able to get a MAME emulator onto the thing – that would blow it wide open.) 

Kevin Lee: Computing Editor

What I desperately want for Christmas: Nvidia Titan RTX 

Nvidia might market this insane graphics card for deep learning applications and pro-visual users, but I just want to game with it. I mean 24GB of video and 4,608 CUDA cores any PC enthusiast lighting up with glee as it renders modern games without even breaking a sweat. 

Not to mention, you might actually be able to see ray traced lighting as it was meant to be seen thanks to the Nvidia Titan RTX’s 576 Tensor cores and 72 RT cores. 

Henry St Leger: Home Technology Writer 

What I desperately want for Christmas: A lot of Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers 

Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is all well and good – and it is good – but the single Joy-Cons I'm splitting with my flatmate aren't quite roomy enough for our no-longer-teenage hands. Ness, Pikachu, and the rest of the gang deserve better. And what of the guests? 

No, the only way forward is Nintendo's Switch Pro controller: ergonomic, appropriately-sized, and with all the buttons sitting where they should be for all that dedicated smashing. (Right now that Joy-Con shoulder button might as well not be there.)

At least two, but preferably enough for the eight players you can hypothetically crowd around the console – and which I definitely have enough friends to invite over for. At $70 / £60 a pop, that seems feasible, right?

Phil Hall: Cameras Editor

What I desperately want for Christmas: Nikon Z6

We’d almost given up hope that Canon and Nikon would launch full-frame mirrorless cameras, but things all changed with the arrival of Nikon’s 45.7MP Z7 and 24.5MP Z6 in August, followed shortly after by Canon’s 30.6MP EOS R

All three have impressed, but the Z6 is the standout one for me and for a first generation full-frame mirrorless camera, Nikon’s really knocked it out of the park. Feeling instantly familiar to existing Nikon users, the handling is excellent, with a beautiful electronic viewfinder and large touchscreen. Married to this is a 24.5MP sensor that is capable of delivering stunning images, while the fast 273-point AF system and 12fps burst shooting means the Z6 is now slouch either.

It’s not cheap, so I might have to negotiate and have this as a joint Christmas and birthday present…

 Matt Swider: Senior Mobile & Buying Guides Editor  

What I desperately want for Christmas: DJI Osmo Pocket 

The thought of being able to hold an old-school Hollywood crane in the palm of your hand is what the DJI Osmo Pocket camera gimbal promises. In our testing it delivers, too, with rich 4K video stabilization and easy-to-pull off motion time lapses. 

Transferring the high-quality video is a cinch to your phone thanks to included Lightning and USB-C adapters, and it even comes with a protective case that still fits into your pocket. This is going to make for a great way to shoot silky smooth video during the holidays and CES 2019 – if Santa brings it for me. 

Cat Ellis: Downloads and developing technology editor 

What I desperately want for Christmas: Amazon Kindle Unlimited 

What could be better than curling up on a winter evening with a good book? How about over a million of them?

Amazon Kindle Unlimited is basically a lending library that lets you ‘borrow’ 10 books at a time for a monthly fee of $9.99/£7.99/AU$13.99. I can easily go through a novel a week on my commute to work, which gets pretty pricey if I’m paying full price for ebooks, so it’s a gift that’ll deep giving all year. It’d also mean I could take more of a chance on titles I’d normally skip, because there’d be nothing to lose if they don’t grab me (although Amazon is currently recommending I read The Story of Brexit – I think I’d still give that one a miss).

The only downside is that Kindle Unlimited doesn’t let you pick absolutely anything from Amazon’s virtual shelves, but there’s still a huge selection – and the fact that they’re ebooks means Santa won’t get a spinal injury delivering them all.

James Peckham: Wearables Editor

What I desperately want for Christmas: DJI Mavic Air

I don't need a drone – very few people do – but this is the time of year I really want to blow a lot of money on one. Living in London, it's tough to find a space where it's legal to get a drone up in the air, but it doesn't mean I don't want to travel out of town to play with the DJI Mavic Air.

I particularly want the Flame Red version that you can see above. The fact the DJI Mavic Air can fold up into the size of a carry case means this is a truly portable drone that I would be able to slip into my luggage before travelling outside of London to be able to properly try it out.

A 32MP panoramic camera that's capable of 4K video and a battery that lasts for 21 minutes makes this top of my wishlist this Christmas. Does anyone fancy buying me one?

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