Jack McGuire

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Here’s an early look at Samsung’s software on Android L for the Galaxy S5

Google’s Android L software will surely be pre-installed on the next Nexus phone. Recent phones will get the software too at some later point. And …

Get a LithiumCard mobile charger for $34.99 shipped

During my recent trip to Chicago, when I spent a lot more time out in the world (and away from power outlets) than usual, I realized I'm ill-prepared for those times when my phone battery gets low -- or runs out altogether.<p>Indeed, for those of us who rely heavily on our phones (read: everyone), …

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

As with so much in science, this story owes a lot to mice. The tale begins with a pregnant mouse in a laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts. Such is the unfortunate lot of a lab rodent that she was kept on a near-starvation diet when she was close to giving birth. As scientists expected, her babies …

What if Rockwell illustrated Resident Evil, Captain America, Optimus Prime?

Canadian freelance illustrator and multimedia designer Marco D'Alfonso imagines what Norman Rockwell's take would have been on modern heroes in this trio of amazing faux Saturday Evening Post covers.<p>My favorite among the bunch has to be his take on <i>Resident Evil 3</i> and the gear all video game …

Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

The quest to play <i>Doom</i> on just about everything won't be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Software's classic first-person shooter using some of the bank machine's built-in controls. This isn't <i>the</i> hardest hack in the world -- ATMs like …

Here is how anyone can get The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition for free

If you have an EA Origin account then you can now get <i>The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition</i> for free, as part of a recent policy change by the game publisher.<p>This news comes just a week after EA's initial plans to offer a free digital version of this Sims collection to all users who previously purchased <i>The</i> …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …