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Bruce Springsteen called 'bully' for protesting anti-LGBT law

Bruce Springsteen’s decision to cancel a concert in North Carolina over an anti-LGBT law has been called a “bully tactic” by a US congressman.<p>On 8 April, Springsteen cancelled a concert in Greensboro because of a controversial law that critics say legalises discrimination against LGBT people. Under …

LGBTQI

Fallout 3 player completes the game and all DLC without healing

YouTuber Many A True Nerd took his thoroughly enjoyable You Only Live Once series to Fallout 3 eight months ago. Yesterday, he completed the game and …

Geek

NES Punch-Out!! easter egg took 29 years to discover

<i>Punch-Out!!</i> now forms a series of boxing games created by Nintendo, but the very first one was released way back in February 1984 in arcades. The …

Retrogaming

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

For years, Floydians have been syncing up Pink Floyd’s classic <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> with <i>Wizard of Oz</i>. What’s affectionately referred to as <i>Dark Side</i> …

Star Wars

This NES Gun Is Actually a Real Modified Glock

You definitely don't want to use this to play Duck Hunt.<p>There are plenty of gun controllers on the market, but if you're looking for something with a bit more firepower, then this is the one for you.<p>Pictures of an actual working gun based on the NES Zapper used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> have been …

Texan gunmaker comes under fire for NES Glock

A Texan manufacturer has come under fire for making a Nintendo Entertainment System-themed handgun.<p>Precision Syndicate was criticised after it posted …

You Asked: How Can I Make iTunes Run Faster?

Like a gas tanker sliding down an icy highway into rush hour traffic, opening up iTunes can sometimes be a slow motion disaster for your computer.<p>It …

11 apps you should use every day

But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.<p>So I broke out the most useful apps I use every day. You should probably use them, too.

The First Ever Optical Rectenna Turns Light Directly Into DC Current

This fancy-looking slab is the world’s first optical rectenna, a small device that’s part antenna, part rectifier diode — and it’s able to convert …

Ahmed Mohamed is tired, excited to meet Obama – and wants his clock back

Above all else, Ahmed Mohamed wants some sleep.<p>Early Thursday afternoon, when he would be in school if he weren’t suspended, he curled his 14-year-old frame on a quilted bed. Outside, satellite television trucks loomed on the street, but he stayed hidden in a curtained back room of the family …

Middle School

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning that multiplication/division comes before addition/subtraction.<p>Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese …

Puzzles

This mini origami robot self-folds, performs tasks, & can be dissolved

What happens to a cluster of grapes when it's in between two large, very strong and potentially dangerous neodymium magnets as they collide? Science …

These Green Day Song Titles Perfectly Describe Parenting

In case you haven't been keeping up lately with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, I just wanted to let you know that the punk rockers from Oakland known as Green Day were inducted in April. I'll go ahead and say what we're all thinking: <i>Yes, they are the greatest band of all time</i>. I mean, …

Parenting

BambooFill Wood 3D Printing Filament Demonstrated (video)

The bambooFill 3D printing filament is made using a combination of bamboo wood and PHA/PLA and when used to 3D print objects the resulting pieces …

How to Switch From iPhone to Android

Not feeling it with your iPhone? Here's a guide on how to switch to an Android device.<p>Sometimes things just don’t work out. You invest a lot of time and energy (and money) into the relationship, but you’re not getting what you need. Or you fight constantly about everything, even though you’ve …

Drug-buying robot cleared of all charges

A robot that bought ecstasy pills off the deep web as part of an art installation has been released after being seized by police in January.<p>When does a robot want to buy ecstasy pills? When it's part of an art installation about the deep web, the portion of the internet not indexed by most search …

Darknet

Fall Out Boy’s ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ turns 10 - News - Alternative Press

Fall Out Boy's breakthrough album, <i>From Under The Cork Tree</i>, was released 10 years ago today, on May 3, 2005. The LP debuted in pristine fashion, …

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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Star Wars

MicroPi The Raspberry Pi Powered Pocket Media And Emulation Station (video)

Tarsem Dhillon has created a new pocket media and emulation station called MicroPI that is powered by the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC, …

Star Wars' Aftermath trilogy will tell us what really happened after Return of the Jedi

Beginning this September, the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy of novels will chronicle the events after <i>Return of the Jedi</i> and fill in the blanks between that film and the upcoming movie <i>The Force Awakens</i>, according to a post on the franchise's official site today.<p>Chuck Wendig (<i>Blackbirds</i>, <i>Mockingbird</i>,</i> …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

We always pick the best possible iPhone and iPad apps for our posts covering paid apps that go on sale for free, but this week we’re starting off …

Here's how you make a 3D printing gun using Lego

What do you do if you want to 3D print in any direction, but can't buy a pre-made pen like the 3Doodler? If you're Vimal Patel, you build your own. He melded a hot glue gun with a powered Lego mechanism (really, Technic) to extrude filament in any axis. To call it bulky would be an understatement, …

24 Pictures That Need To Be Deleted From The Internet

They have no place here.

The true story of Grand Theft Auto is a tale worth telling

Soon after the BBC announced its intention to make a film about Grand Theft Auto, I read a few tweets and comments expressing disappointment about the planned production.<p>Some are underwhelmed that the film, due in the fall, will tell the story of <i>the making</i> of the GTA games, rather than providing a …

Here’s how to build the ultimate retro gaming machine with Raspberry Pi or Pi 2

<i>Updated 3/20/2015: We’ve confirmed this information also applies to the Raspberry Pi 2, which is quicker than its predecessor, and have changed the</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Hands-on with the new Project Morpheus and Sony's amazing VR gun fight

The new version of Sony's Project Morpheus is the most comfortable virtual reality headset I have ever worn.<p>The straps move all the weight to the back of your head where it's hard to notice, and the front screen can move forward and backward on a sort of track, leaving plenty of room for your …

'Big Hero 6' star Baymax was inspired by a real robot

<i>Big Hero 6</i>, the animated movie launching Friday, features Baymax — a lovable, soft, inflatable robot that looks like it came from Disney's fantasy …

Kanye West is making a video game about his mother

Recording star and music awards ombudsperson Kanye West has a new endeavor: Video games. He revealed to a radio station on Friday that he's building a game as a tribute to his mother, who died in 2007.<p>The game will be based on West's single "Only One," (released at the end of 2014) which imagines a …

I want to watch the Oscars on the internet but ABC keeps screwing it up

Oh, and you still need a cable subscription to watch ABC online<p>So I'm watching the Oscars on the internet with my colleague Lizzie Plaugic, and suddenly <i>The Social Network</i> starts playing. From the beginning. It's still playing. We have no idea what is happening but we're stuck in some shameful …

Meet Rangan Srikhanta, the former refugee who wants to change the world one laptop at a time

"With war ravaging in Sri Lanka, Homebush was Tamil central. That was a massive influence with many of my friends. They were very vocal, seeking …