Chris Morikawa

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5-year-old battling leukemia suits up for NBA team

The newest acquisition for the Utah Jazz is a 4-foot-tall shooting guard who signed his contract with a purple crayon — and had fans on their feet Monday night.<p>JP Gibson, 5, has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2012, but the Utah boy was able to forget all about that as he took the …

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Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

Putin Steals A Selfie At Sochi (PHOTOS)

An intense stare and a tiny smile -- that is how Vladimir Putin seduced the iPhone cameras in Sochi on Friday.<p>The Russian president enthusiastically posed with athletes and fans during a visit to the Canada House, the welcome center for Canadian athletes and supporters at the Olympic …

Auburn fan hits a full-court putt. Yeah, a full-court putt

Basketball games typically have timeout competitions involving basketball. Hockey intermissions typically have "shoot-the-puck" fan games. But because Auburn basketball is Auburn basketball, they have somebody try a full-court length putt during their timeout for a free car. Pop in a Dufner-sized …

Michael Sam receives ovation

The All-America defensive end, who could become the first openly gay player in the NFL, later blew a kiss to the student section and shook hands with …

'Goodnight Darth Vader': Bedtime stories for Jedi-to-be

It's bedtime in a galaxy far, far away, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are being tested by his children, Luke and Leia, in "Goodnight Darth Vader."<p>The follow-up to the best-selling books "Darth Vader and Son" and "Vader's Little Princess" by Jeffrey Brown will be released in August. However the …

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Video: Gizmag visits "the most digitally advanced retail experience in the world"

As far as the world record claim goes, it really comes down to numbers. Among other things, the flagship store features over 800 screens displaying …

Star Trek Enterprise Floating in a Pen

It’s the USS pen-terprise. With the Star Trek Floating Enterprise Pen you get a real writing instrument with a tiny floating Enterprise inside. The …

Happy Valentine's Day, from Mars

Mars loves us. And how do we know? Because it's covered in heart-shaped features that are obviously there to tell us how much we're loved by our red neighbor.<p>Today, as a special NASA Valentine, the space agency shared a set of photographs of the various Martian hearts, images it gathered over three …

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This iQi Hack Shows Why Apple Hasn’t Bothered With Wireless Charging

iQi is a hardware add-on that brings the tech Apple hasn’t — wireless charging (using the Qi standard) — to your iPhone without the need to put it in a bulky case. Think of it as akin to Bill Gates’ quest for sensation enhancing graphene condoms. Or, er, having some cake and eating it.<p>The slender …

Here Is The White House Petition Asking The Government To Bring Back Flappy Bird

Some people really aren't taking the demise of hit iPhone game Flappy Bird well.<p>Just yesterday, someone by the name of D.S. wrote a petition, asking …

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The Latest and Greatest in Gaming Achievement Revealed in the New Guinness World Records™ 2014 Gamer’s Edition

The latest and greatest gaming achievements achieved in the last 12 months are featured in the new <b>Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition</b>, which …

Nintendo Video Games as Classic Little Golden Books

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Our friends over at Laughing Squid brought this to our attention. Here’s a Los Angeles-based artist named Joey Spiotto (who …

Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire soundtrack hits iTunes

A digitally remastered version of the <i>Pokemon Ruby</i> and <i>Sapphire</i> soundtrack is now available to download via iTunes, the Pokemon Company recently announced.<p>The album, available for $9.99, includes 109 tracks featuring the work of composers Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki. <i>Pokemon Ruby</i> and</i> …

NBA 2K14 mod lets you live out your 'Space Jam' fantasies

NBA 2K modder MGX has released a <i>Space Jam</i> mod that turns a typical game in <i>NBA 2K14</i> into a nostalgia-filled trip to the '90s.<p>Like the classic kids' film, Michael Jordan is joined on the basketball court by Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and more to face off against alien team, the Monstars. Each character …

Video games are good for you, may help manage dyslexia

New research from Oxford University indicates that playing action games can help people better manage dyslexia, a common learning disability that makes it difficult for people to read, write, and spell. As reported by NPR and FOX News, though many programs that aim to help people with dyslexia …

Cal remembers late football player Agu for his spirit

On a cool and clear night outside Memorial Stadium more than 1,000 people gathered to honor a young man whose promising life came to an end at 21, united in their sadness and grief at the passing of Cal football player Ted Agu.<p>Graduate and campus chapters of Agu's Omega Psi Phi fraternity organized …

Richard Sherman claims other NFL players helped him decipher Peyton Manning's hand signals

Sherman told Jimmy Kimmel that players from other teams called him with advice on cracking the Broncos' code before the Super Bowl.<p>Cornerback Richard Sherman said he had some help in figuring out Peyton Manning's hand signals during Super Bowl XLVIII, and that some of that help came from outside …

David Beckham visits Tacloban with UNICEF

David Beckham brings cheer to survivors of last year's Typhoon Haiyan in his capacity as UNICEF goodwill ambassador<p><b>David Beckham</b> visited the storm-devastated <b>Philippine</b> city of Tacloban as part of UNICEF's relief efforts.<p>The central city is still struggling to deal with the impact of super Typhoon …

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Facebook's Open Academy Helps Software Engineering Students

It’s well known that software engineers are in high-demand right now with startups and companies around the world. And if they’re not able to hire from the existing talent pool, companies are looking at the next generation – those computer science majors seeking to make a name for themselves in the …

New Report Tempers iWatch Expectations, Device May Have 'Simpler' Technological Capabilities

Apple's much-rumored iWatch has been depicted as a standalone device able to function as a typical smart watch and monitor everything from glucose to blood pressure, but a new report from Brian Dolan of <i>MobiHealthNews</i> (via <i>NetworkWorld</i>) suggests that the iWatch's actual functionality may be somewhat …

Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Currency Conversion to Bing

Microsoft today added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing, which supports over 50 currencies in its index. Conversion is as simple as typing in “x btc to currency” or “x currency to btc.” The data is provided by digital wallet company Coinbase:<p>Microsoft says the digital currency option is initially …

After 'Flappy Bird' takedown, phones with the game list for thousands on eBay

Miss out on the chance to download <i>Flappy Bird</i>? You may still be able to get the game, but this time, you'll have to pay big for the privilege of playing it: on eBay, dozens of listings have appeared for popular phones with the game already installed on them — an added value that's put a premium on …

At height of popularity, creator pulls Flappy Bird from App Stores

Despite $50,000 in daily revenue, developer said he “cannot take” the attention.<p>Thus far, we have yet to write anything about the mobile gaming …

The NFL World Reacts To Michael Sam Announcing He's Gay

The league released a statement saying they admired his "honor and courage."<p>There was an outpouring of support on Twitter. Here's a sampling from past and present players:<p>Other tweets were supportive, but still problematic. Being gay isn't a "flaw":<p>There has also been a backlash against Sam.<p>Sports …

Lawmakers Threaten NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status Over ‘Redskins’ Name

Some mem­bers of Con­gress have long been un­happy with the name of Wash­ing­ton’s foot­ball team, the Red­skins. But in a new let­ter to NFL …

How Video Games Nurtured A Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Nintendo’s <i>Kid Icarus</i> series is a cult classic video game. A quick google search turns up tons of fan sites dedicated to the game. Many critics have placed it on their list of all time top games. If you talk to folks who persevered through level after level of <i>Kid Icarus’</i> Grecian-themed game play in …

By the numbers: 'Threes' is your new iPhone addiction

From the creators of ‘Puzzlejuice’<p><i>Threes</i> is exceedingly simple. The game, which launches today on iOS for $1.99, blends the minimalist style of hits like <i>Letterpress</i> and <i>Spelltower</i> with the addictive number crunching of Sudoku. The result is a fantastically intuitive but surprisingly deep puzzle …