Chris FarnellContributor, PCWorld

Chris Farnell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He covers computers, games and all things nerdy. He's on Twitter as @thebrainofchris.

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10 great job sim games that turn work into pleasure

When is playing like work? When it's a job-simulator game that gives you a taste (perhaps not entirely realistic) of what it's like to do something else for a living. These 10 games are good, strenuous fun.

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How to transform your smartphone into a real-world Star Trek tricorder

Move over, James T. Kirk. The sensors lurking in your smartphone can transform it into a full-blown tricorder rival with the right apps.