Chris Hildreth

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2014 in review: the year that sucked

I try to be an upbeat person. Negativity is an unattractive quality, so I try to find the good in people and the hope in terrible situations. I may partake in the occasional snark on Twitter, or in the semi-private spaces in which I discuss the events of the day with friends and colleagues, but I'd …

Folia: a Google Docs Rival That Lets You Contextually Link Documents

Re-inventing the word processor might not sound like the most exciting thing in tech right now – and indeed, it might not be – but with our workday increasingly peppered by distractions and ‘Columbo tasks’ (“Just one more thing”), saving time and improving the way in which we work is a worthwhile …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Apps

Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

In this past week the venerable Game Boy celebrated its 25th Anniversary in North America, which means we've had a quarter century of monochrome …

Custom rainbow 'Gaystation' is being auctioned to support an LGBTQ network

Swedish electronics retailer Webhallen is auctioning a custom-painted PlayStation 4 in honor of the Stockholm Pride Festival. The console is rainbow striped and emblazoned with a pixel heart. The 500 GB PS4, dubbed "The Sony Gaystation 4," also comes with four games.<p>The description on Webhallen's …

Gamer discovers deceased father's ghost car, gets to race him again

YouTube comments typically fill one with shame and disappointment in the human race, but here's one that just might make you cry. Below a video from <i>PBS</i> about video games as spiritual experiences, a user going by the online handle 00WARTHERAPY00 has written a touching story about the time they spent …

Fan-made Smash Bros. has better characters

MacLeod Games, creator of fan project <i>Super Smash Flash 2</i> doesn’t need to focus test new characters.<p>The team can put in whoever they damn well please.<p>In a new "MacLeod Gaming Direct" — a nod to Nintendo’s marketing of new games, the team showed off new characters and new modes from the latest …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

South Korea's Game Addiction Law could treat games like drugs and alcohol

The debate surrounding video games has escalated due to the South Korean government's impending Game Addiction Law, which would see games regulated like drugs or alcohol.<p>You may have realized by now that Korea is a haven for gamers. Games like Starcraft and more recently, League of Legends, have a …

Build A Compact Nvidia Powered Mini-ITX Gaming PC For $650 (Benchmarks Included)

<i>[UPDATE: NewEgg is now offering an official DIY PC combo based on this build, and it includes an Xbox 360 controller. Check it out right here.]</i><p>Since they debuted one year ago, my series of do-it-yourself PC build articles has helped new and veteran PC gamers put together their first rigs and save …

3D printer lets you print your own functioning game controllers

A 3D printer attachment created by Stanford University graduate students is capable of printing functioning circuitry inside a game controller, Computerworld reports.<p>It's called the Rabbit Proto, and it's designed to fit different versions of RepRap printers — machines that can print their own …

Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing

Minecraft. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Writer Laura McKenna argues that it’s so popular with autistic children that in a classroom, the game could essentially serve as the great equalizer between autistic and non-autistic students. I agree that many autistic folks I know love their Minecraft, but …