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A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier

Getting the kids into a routine after school makes the afternoon and evening so much more pleasant. Do your best to enforce every step of the routine …

Join Us For Family Fun This Sunday, August 28, 2016

Please join us at our Craft & Vendor Fair with back to school activities on Sunday, August 28th at the Hadley Farms Meeting House. Get an early start …

Crafting

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How You Watch TV Is About to Change Forever

It’s finally, almost, happening (again). After years of behind-the-scenes brokering, a raft of tech companies are reportedly close to launching new …

'Minecraft' for iOS Gets Major Update With Infinite Worlds, New Blocks, and Tons of Other Content

<i>Minecraft - Pocket Edition</i>, a game that has managed to stay on the App Store's top charts for several years running, has received a major update that Mojang calls "the biggest update to Minecraft - Pocket Edition so far."<p>Today's update introduces infinite worlds and caves for the first time, plus …

Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad uncovers infinite worlds in latest update

Version 0.9.0 contains quite the feature list, so be sure to check out the list below for a full run through.<p>Infinite worlds<br>• Caves<br>• Loads of new blocks …

Minecraft May Get Optional New Player Models

That's a 25% reduction in arm pixels!<p>A new player model with slimmer arms is currently being tested out as a possible future Minecraft …

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play <i>Minecraft</i> yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does. The charming indie game has invaded nearly every facet of pop culture, casting its blocky spell on everything from Legos to feature films and has even been used for tourism. With …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Minecraft Pocket Edition Running On Android Wear

For those who just cannot get enough of Minecraft, and would like to play their favorite game on that shiny new gadget sitting on their wrist, a …

Wear OS

Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5B

Following a week of rumors, Microsoft has announced that it's acquired Mojang, the Swedish-based developer behind megahit Minecraft for a princely $2.5 billion. The game's creators are leaving the studio and Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to publish the game on non-Microsoft …

Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Minecraft to buy the next generation of players

Microsoft didn't buy Mojang, although that's what both companies are going to say. Microsoft bought <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>The deal was announced this morning, and the purchase amount was confirmed to be $2.5 billion. That's a whole lot of money, but the Minecraft IP is also one of the most popular and …

Sonic to run the London Marathon to fight Leukaemia

He’s the fastest thing alive! Sonic the Hedgehog will be partaking in the upcoming London Marathon to raise money to fight leukaemia. Well, er… …

Core Sonic Team Working On New Sonic Game That’s Not Sonic Boom, Shown Later This Year

Takashi Iizukahas revealed that the core Sonic team is currently working on a brand new Sonic title for unspecified platforms. The game will retain …

20 Things You Didn't Know About the Console Wars

Video games were supposed to be a fad whose time had come and gone with Pong. Then Nintendo happened, and the niche arcade manufacturer burst into …

Sonic Boom Interview with 3DS Lead Designer Mat Kraemer

Retrogaming

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

Real Life Sonic the Hedgehog Outruns a Tram - Technabob

This is a special treat. A rare and genuine real life Sonic the Hedgehog sighting. You don’t often see Sonic in the wild. But now he has been spotted …

Looking back at… Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 - 1994)

<i>Luke Owen looks back at Sonic the Hedgehog…</i><p>During the early 90s, one blue hedgehog ruled pop culture with a string of successful video games for …

Famous programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for about $400 million: 'Microsoft is a different company'

The two founders are legends in the open source developer community with a long, close but sometimes rocky relationship with Microsoft.<p>Xamarin was founded in 2011 after the two lost their last jobs, where they were building open source tools that helped Windows developers write internet apps. (They …

In Season 6 'Game of Thrones' goes off-book but, as always, keeps us guessing

Days before Sunday's Season 6 premiere of<p>"Game of Thrones,"HBOannounced that the show had been renewed for a seventh season.<p>As if there were any doubt. As if one of the most watched shows in the world was going to suddenly come to an end. As if its obsessive and famously restive audience hasn't …

Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman track list revealed

After dropping a sultry music video for her single “Dangerous Woman,” and performing at the MTV Movie Awards and on <i>SNL</i>, Ariana Grande has released …

Pop Music

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

NASA finds cosmic dust speeding through our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA just discovered some special particles floating in our cosmic neighborhood.<p>The Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has detected alien dust that came from outside our solar system.<p>Scientists suspect that this dust is interstellar in origin because it moves …