Henry Cook

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Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened.<p>Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden's leaks as a seminal moment, when their more …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Splatoon producer: it’s ‘kind of like vandalism’

One of the biggest surprises of Nintendo’s E3 digital event was the reveal of <i>Splatoon</i> — a colorful squad based online “shooter.”<p>It's a brand new IP, and blends a playground aesthetic with more traditional shooter elements. There's twist however — instead of shooting bullets, players blast a stream …

How a middle school teacher started rapping about classic video games

Chiptune and hip hop make unlikely bedfellows, but for middle-school-teacher-turned-rapper Mega Ran, the pair were a perfect match. Mega Ran (aka Random) samples theme songs from video game classics like <i>Mega Man</i>, <i>Castlevania</i>, and <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> and writes his own verses inspired by the characters …

Please Don't Ask Repairmen To Fix Your Mario Kart

Poor guy. All he wanted was to provide a service: fixing go-karts. Instead, a jerk repeatedly responded with <i>Mario Kart</i> jokes.<p>textastrophe, a blog …

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 …

Nintendo Shows Self-Awareness of Negative Fan Stigma in The Wind Waker HD

Slow news day? Nonsense!<p>Reddit user has shared with the internet an interesting piece of dialogue within The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD video …

Android Modders, Your Ultimate Flagship Phone Has Arrived

If you're into tinkering with your Android device, you've probably heard of CyanogenMod. It's an open source operating system that lets you modify …

For A Sneak Peek At The 'iPhone 6,' Take A Look At Your iPod Touch

Forget concept designs. According to Unbox Therapy, if you really want to know what the next iPhone will look like, just take a closer look at the latest iPod Touch.<p>In the video above, Unbox Therapy -- a YouTube show that concentrates on gadgets and technology -- uses a leaked iPhone 6 case to …

A list of every video game ever made: 43,806 names, and counting

It's 43,806 names long, and it's not even close to being finished.<p>It's a project to name every single video game, ever made, for every platform. Pastebin user Data_Baser is leading the project, with help from 4chan's /vr/ retro games board. And it aims to be comprehensive, including not just …

Study Says Online Gamers Aren't Loners Who Lock Themselves In Their Basements Anymore

A new study finds that the typical 2014 gamer doesn’t fit the old, reductive stereotypes.<p>“Gamers aren’t the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in …

Proven Lands studio bringing procedurally generated sci-fi game to Humble Store

Indie studio thesetales confirmed a deal to bring its procedurally generated science fiction game <i>Proven Lands</i> to the Humble Store, the company announced in a statement to Polygon.<p>The studio is currently in negotiation with "a big publisher and a small publisher" in addition to its plans for …

Watch the star of 'Archer' fix his girlfriend's grandparents' Wi-Fi and be hailed a hero

Mike Lacher's <i>McSweeney's</i> article "In which I fix my girlfriend's grandparents' Wi-Fi and am hailed as a conquering hero" is a tale of internet tragedy and redemption. Two years after it was first published, the article has been immortalized as a short film. Created by animator Jesse Benjamin and …

This live action Yoshi commercial is bonkers

Have you ever wanted to see a giant Yoshi egg wreck someone's backyard? Well now you can.<p>Nintendo has been loving these live action commercials for a …

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The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN

The controversy roiling the Bitcoin community continues with the outing and then cloaking of the man fingered by Newsweek as Bitcoin’s Louis Pasteur. But the unassuming Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man in California, denied having anything to do with the digital currency in an interview …

Hitler finds out Bitcoin survived Mt.Gox crash