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Set Phasers To: Take My Money Right Now!

Set Phasers To: Take My Money Right Now!

Ooooh, a replica of the Star Trek's iconic Communicator device! more »

Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Release on November 22nd

Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Release on November 22nd

Microsoft has finally confirmed that the release date for the Xbox One will be November 22nd - the 8th anniversary of the Xbox 360's U.S. release and a week later than the PlayStation 4's release. more »

The Nintendo Direct E3 (Almost) Conference

Nintendo, instead of hosting a conference, opted to release a Nintendo Direct for E3 before opening their booth. Here is what you may have missed. more »

E3 2013: Sony Press Conference Highlights

E3 2013: Sony Press Conference Highlights

With the dust settled on Sony's E3 press conference, it's time to take stock of what we were shown. Spoiler alert: it's actually pretty good news. more »

E3 2013: Microsoft Press Conference Highlights

E3 2013: Microsoft Press Conference Highlights

Microsoft was facing a struggle to win back the hearts and minds of gamers after their Xbox One announcement landed with a dull thud. Did their E3 press conference manage it? Not really, no, but it was entertaining in spite of itself. more »

Stinkyboard Hits Funding Target, Name Still Causes Confusion

Stinkyboard Hits Funding Target, Name Still Causes Confusion

No, the Stinky Footboard isn't a medical condition, but is instead a gaming peripheral for your PC. The Kickstarter project to fund it has just hit its target, so now might be a good time to check it out. more »

OUYA Home Console Will Hit Stores at $100 this Summer

OUYA Home Console Will Hit Stores at $100 this Summer

The first console released this year won't keep you waiting until fall or make a big dent in your wallet. Read everything you need to know about the android-based console here. more »

Nvidia is Making a Handheld Gaming System

Nvidia is Making a Handheld Gaming System

Yes, Nvidia... and yes, handheld. Why? Not sure, exactly, but click here to read the "what" for now. more »

Adventures in Linux: Or, How I Almost Burst a Blood Vessel Installing a New Operating System

Adventures in Linux: Or, How I Almost Burst a Blood Vessel Installing a New Operating System

I dedicate this article to all the technically-challenged nerds out there. more »

Job Opening: Personal/Technical Assistant for Stephen Hawking

Job Opening: Personal/Technical Assistant for Stephen Hawking

British Physicist Stephen Hawking posted an informal ad on his website last week stating that he will soon be looking for a new assistant. more »

The World Of Tomorrow, Today!

The World Of Tomorrow, Today!

The future always looks different than the predictions that are made about it, and those predictions are always hilarious. This one is from 1900 about the world in 2000. Strap on your jet-pack and check it out! more »

Digital Comics Apps Top The Charts

Digital Comics Apps Top The Charts

A look at the surprising dominance of comic apps, and other digital comic news. more »

Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse come to the Dark Horse Digital Store

Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse come to the Dark Horse Digital Store

Joss Whedon's best-loved characters arrive in digital format. more »

Netflix Announces More Changes, Including Video Game Rentals

Netflix Announces More Changes, Including Video Game Rentals

On Sunday night, Netflix announced several upcoming changes to their popular video rental and streaming services, including the ability to rent video games. more »

Comic-Con 2011: Graphic Novel Project Schools You

Comic-Con 2011: Graphic Novel Project Schools You

High Tech High's Graphic Novel Project sets up shop, sells books, and teaches everyone how to make collaborative comics. What'd you do for Comic-Con? more »

Science Channel Explores Twisted Realities In New Show: Dark Matter

Science Channel Explores Twisted Realities In New Show: Dark Matter

Looking for a TV show to fill your "weird but true" cravings? Science has got you covered with their new show Dark Matters: Twisted But True. This has got "Mysterious Mysteries of Strange Mystery" written all over it. more »

Anime Expo 2011: Anime Studio Debut 8

While at Anime Expo, I had the pleasure of witnessing a product demonstration from Smith Micro’s product manager Fahim Niaz, featuring Smith Micro’s award-winning Anime Studio Debut 8. The software is designed with the intention of being a cost-effective method allowing users to easily create... more »

Sony to downgrade the NGP?

Rumors are flying around that Sony is on track to halve the amount of RAM in the NGP, the upcoming successor to the PSP. There are two models of the NGP due to be released; one with 3G and Wi-Fi capabilites, and one with only... more »

Even more, Bonus Points 2.0!

Welcome back to Bonus Points, where we scrape the creme of yon frothing Internet to save you having to hunt down all the awesome yourself. This week was particularly fruitful with a metric ton of cool internet oddities for your browsing leisure. The list includes... more »

PSN: What Happened & What Now?

Let’s start at the beginning. On April 19th Sony detected that hackers had broken into the PlayStation Network within the previous 48 hours. Their immediate response was to pull the plug on the service and hire an outside forensic security team. On Monday, after rampant... more »

Is this the camera Jimmy Olsen would use?

Because there is no activity in life where you shouldn’t show off your geekiness, Pentax and DC Comics have teamed up to bring you these ultra-cool superhero faceplates, as reported by Comics Alliance. Unfortunately you can’t get these for just any camera. However, if you... more »

Dark Horse Digital is almost here…and they’re bringing free comics!

Dark Horse Comics is on the brink of launching Dark Horse Digital, a means of getting all your favourite Dark Horse comic books for your iPhone, iPad, etc. Dark Horse Digital is calling the people to arms with the rallying cry of “More Sign-Ups =... more »

Nintendo 3DS: Why?

You may remember that two weeks back was NINTENDO 3DS-APALOOZA!!!!! DING DING DING. Suffice to say, I’m not a fan of the platform, or more accurately I just don’t understand why it exists. And this forced me to rewrite my releases article a good four... more »

Someone’s Grandmother broke the Internet

The UK Guardian reports on every Eastern European nerd’s nightmare come true. Internet service in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan went down last week when an elderly woman accidentally cut through a fibre-optic cable connecting the countries. That’s right—ONE cable connects Armenia to the Internet. I’m impressed.... more »

Barcode Hero Adds 1UP

So, Barcode Hero is a nifty little iPhone app that lets you scan a product’s barcode and instantly get other people’s opinion on the item, information about it, and possibly even recommendations for a better option. Now, the app’s been doing pretty well for itself... more »

DIY Space Experiment: NASA-MAKE Space Technology Competition

MAKE magazine, Teachers in Space, and NASA’s Emerging Commercialization Space Office (ECSO) are collaborating to hold the first MAKE Challenge. Students will submit ideas and prototypes for experiments that will be sent into suborbital space. High school teachers attending the Suborbital Flight Experiment Workshop will... more »

Super Bowl XLV: Madden Foresees Cheesy Tears

The 2008 Super Bowl was probably the best single NFL game I’ve seen in my adult life. It’s also the only time Madden NFL incorrectly predicted the winner. That’s right, since 2004 the boys at EA have been successfully predicting the Super Bowl with an... more »

What price, Homebrew?

Less than 100Kb of data can cost you your computer. Not to mention your terabytes of data storage, control of your own website or even your ability to communicate freely on the internet. This is a reality for George Hotz (GeoHot), the 21 year-old programmer... more »

News: Catan coming to the Android

Finally! (Cue Hallelujah chorus). The iDevices have been getting a lot of love in the board game world, but now we’ve got some confirmation that we Android users (with more Androids being sold in recent months) will be seeing some board games coming to our... more »

Tabletop Gaming On the Web: I Can Haz RPGs?

Not getting enough gaming in your week? Friends only wanna play D&D and you wanna be a Jedi? Are you the lone nerd within driving distance? Well, I have the answer to all your needs! And now I’m going to stop sounding like the late... more »