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RuneScape player leaves one hell of a tip for the pizza guy

It's not too late for one last feel-good story of holiday giving.<p>Joey DeGrandis of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is a dedicated player of the MMO <i>RuneScape</i> and, like many video gamers, an avid consumer of pizza. And while they're paid for the service, people do drive it over to his house so he doesn't have …

Pirate Bay co-founder who fled to avoid prison is arrested in Thailand

One of the co-founders of the torrenting site The Pirate Bay, and the last to avoid arrest, was taken into custody in Thailand on Monday, the Associated Press reports.<p>Fredrik Neij, 36, was detained at a checkpoint along the Thailand-Laos border. Thai authorities said Neij had been living in Laos …

Alienware shows off its new Area-51 gaming desktop

Alienware makes PCs for serious gamers. That’s evident in a demo I saw of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop, which ships to retail Tuesday morning.<p>The first thing you notice about it is its “Triad” triangular design. The shape means it is really easy to access both the front and rear ports, but …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear

Virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR doesn't just want to get its products on your head, it wants them in your hands as well.<p>The headset maker has been quietly preparing motion controllers -- devices that let you drive the action and manipulate objects in games with hand and body movements -- to …

Leaked render may show NVIDIA's Android-based Shield gaming tablet

A newly leaked render could be showing off the rumored Android-based gaming tablet that may or may not be under development at NVIDIA, with its new …