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New UAlberta online course being offered for free

A new online course offered by the University of Alberta aims to place the university ahead of the game in providing digital learning experiences.<p>The …

Mercedes-AMG GT Twin-Turbo 4.0L V-8 Makes 503 HP

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT will be powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, an engine the automaker has been slowly teasing for the past few months. Now, the slow tease is finally over as AMG has released full specs on the new V-8, called the M178.<p>AMG’s newest V-8 will make 503 hp and the …

The Video Zone

We're back with another go-around of ways to waste time that would be better spent balancing your checkbook or exercising. But none of those things …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Dungeon Keeper Classic free from EA and GOG this weekend

<i>Dungeon Keeper</i>, the 1997 strategy game by Bullfrog Productions and Peter Molyneux, is free on GOG this weekend, the DRM-free digital distribution service announced.<p>Registered GOG users need only click a link on the site's homepage to receive an email voucher. The Mac and Windows PC versions of the …

Is praising a child good or bad for them?

We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording.<p>Your child presents you with their latest artistic creation. It’s a painting of a figure with very long thin legs, no body and big hair. It’s …

Free-to-play action puzzler Rubicon Zone Warning heading to PC

Indie developer Adam Milecki will release free-to-play action puzzle game <i>Rubicon Zone Warning</i> for Windows PC, the developer recently announced.<p><i>Rubicon Zone Warning</i> is currently in open beta. The game charges players with the task of disarming metaphysical bombs using "astral hacking" to crack time …

The Best and Worst Fighting Games for Newbs

Where to start in the world of fighting games.<p><i>“Fighting games look fun, but man do I suck at them!”</i><p>It’s the single most common phrase I hear when …

Where RPGs Can Improve

We just entered a new console generation and are anxiously awaiting new games from our favorite genres. All genres have places they can improve and …

Every Final Fantasy Fan Should Play Bravely Default

The wait is nearly over. Bravely Default will be in US stores in a matter of weeks. I've made no secret of my love for it in the past, and I'll be damned if I'm going to shut up now that it's almost here. You see, even though it's not an official part of the series, it's the Final Fantasy game I've …

25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

Will quitting porn improve your life?

A growing ‘NoFap’ movement of young men are saying no to porn and masturbation<p>Earlier this year, Armando, a 23-year-old technician from Oklahoma (who …

Doxie Go Portable Scanner on Sale for 21% Off, Includes Shipping [Deals]

It’s all about going digital nowadays and if you’ve been procrastinating on getting started, it’s time to wake up and check out the Doxie Go portable …

Gear & Gadgets

9 games that are the Dark Souls of their genre

We live in the age of comparison. <i>Call of Duty</i> versus <i>Battlefield</i>, 1080p versus 720p, Big Mac versus Whopper. Any way you spin it, you'll have one side …

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Trading Card Games for the Rest of Us - Cards, Decks, and Basics of Play

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>In the series introduction, I discussed why to play Trading Card Games (TCGs), why collect cards, and what TCGs can teach …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

Globe Books: What we learned from what we read in 2013

<i>As December draws to a close, everyone (at least on social media) seems eager to remind us of how many books they read in 2013. But we're more interested in what we learned from them. To find out, Globe Books asked some of its favourite readers to tell us what they took from their year in reading.</i> …

Gizmodo's Best Books of 2013

2013 was another good year for books, those dry old lumps of paper and ink, so we've rounded up the year's best in tech, science, design, …

Books

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

10 Smart Science Gifts For Kids

Don't buy your children robots this year—let them build their own.<p>The great thing about children is that they are all huge nerds. The toys on this list will help kids teach themselves about electronics, biology, engineering, geometry, and more.<p>Need more ideas? Check out last year's geeky toy</i> …

GOG.com holiday sale starts today, Fallout games free for 48 hours (update)

GOG.com is kicking off its holiday sale today and will be offering discounts on more than 600 video games in its DRM-free game library between now and 8:59 a.m. ET on Dec. 29, the company announced.<p>To kick off the sale, GOG is offering post-apocalyptic role-playing games <i>Fallout</i>, <i>Fallout 2</i> and <i>Fallout</i> …