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The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the spirits. Inspired by the smooth, smoky flavor, they vow to investigate a question whiskey enthusiasts answered decades ago: Does adding …

Whiskey

A Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch Case To Rule Them All

If a modified Pelican case was the mother of Switch protectors, then this ornate, leather bag is the mother of all <i>Zelda</i>-inspired Nintendo Switch …

Maker creates DIY pinball machine built for two

I fondly remember a wasted youth cozying up to glass-topped boxes of flashing lights, strange sounds and steel balls flying around an angled assault …

You can buy a real-life Zelda: Breath of the Wild Spirit Orb and they're so darn pretty

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link has to demonstrate his wits and strength to earn Spirit Orbs from ancient shrines. In real life, you …

'Overwatch' streamer destroys his in-game imposter

Brian St. Pierre is called Kephrii in the competitive Overwatch scene, and he's known as the highest ranked Widowmaker player in the world. He recently ran into a hacker impersonating his gamer tag and using cheats, but instead of getting mad, the real Kephrii got even. While streaming the match on …

Hacking

Cheater Ends Up In Match With Pro Overwatch Players, Gets Wrecked

They say karma’s a bitch. I say it’s pretty friggin’ cool sometimes.<p>During a recent stream, <i>Overwatch</i> pro Brandon “Seagull” Larned, who currently …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Wonderfully Morbid And Macabre 'Demon's Crest' Is Now Finally Available On 3DS

The somewhat overlooked and definitely underappreciated <i>Demon’s Crest</i> has now been finally added to the Virtual Console library on the 3DS.<p>Released back in 1994 on the SNES, <i>Demon’s Crest</i>, or <i>Demon’s Blazon</i> as it was known in Japan, was a continuation of the Red Arremer spin off series developed by …

Retrogaming

24 Tech And Gaming Holiday Gift Guides From Around The Web

Below is a list of holiday gift guides full of ideas for the tech-lover or gamer in your life. Some of these guides are published right here on Forbes, but in an attempt to create a more comprehensive resource for holiday shoppers, the majority of these seasonal wish lists are from a variety of …

Shopping

Noblechairs Epic Series: A Chair Every PC Gamer Needs

PC gamers take note; is your chair lining you up for serious back problems? That’s a question I sadly didn’t ask myself in my teens and twenties, and I now suffer as a result of years spent gaming and writing essays in some truly terrible office chairs. Those big, comfortable leather kick-back …

Pain

Behold! The Large Pixel Collider is the most powerful PC we've ever built

<i>What have we done?!</i><p>After months of scheming, we're excited and a little scared to reveal the <b>Large Pixel Collider</b>, our irresponsibly powerful gaming …

Computer Hardware

Repurpose a Busted Wii U Controller as a Classic Game Emulator with a Raspberry Pi

We’re all well aware that the Raspberry Pi makes a fantastic game emulation machine, but sudomod user banjokazooie steps it up a notch by using a Wii …

Raspberry Pi

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console

Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, …

DIY Retro Game System Showdown: RetroPie vs. Recalbox

The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about …

Raspberry Pi retro gaming system is inside a NES cartridge

Way back in the day the video game system of choice was the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System. I had one with the little robot that moved things …

Retrogaming

Dear Chris Metzen: Thank you

One of Blizzard’s biggest developers is leaving; a look back on the impact of his work<p>I could point to a number of different individual video games that had a monumental impact on me over my 30 years of gaming. There’s <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i>, which is the first game I ever fell in love with, or <i>Final</i> …

Blizzard

World of Warcraft’s most sought-after mount, the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph, has been found

Discoveries come in pairs. After the discovery of Kosumoth and the ensuing chaos as everyone and their champions went off to kill the new world boss, …

PC Gaming

We're ahead of schedule to turn Star Trek tech into reality

Most of the sci-fi franchise takes place centuries in the future, but some of the technology from the universe of Kirk and Picard could be a reality sooner than you think.<p>Most Star Trek stories from the vaunted franchise turning 50 this week take place in a distant future we're not likely to see. …

Science Fiction

Watch Paul Rudd in This Epic '90s Nintendo Commercial

Before Paul Rudd was starring as <i>Ant-Man,</i> or playing an ageless teenager in <i>Wet Hot American Summer,</i> or playing quantum chess with Stephen Hawking, he …

Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be the Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I've Ever Seen

8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing …

Retrogaming

Eight Advanced RetroArch Features that Make Retro Gaming Great Again

RetroArch is the ultimate all-in-one emulator, compatible with every system you can imagine. From classic Nintendo consoles to arcade boxes and even …

This Metroid 2 remake is hot hot hot and you can play the whole thing now

I'm as sad as CJ is that Nintendo doesn't seem to be celebrating <i>Metroid</i>'s 30th anniversary. But the indie-developed <i>AM2R</i> (<i>Another Metroid 2 Remake</i>) is …

Science says that if you stay up late, you’re probably smarter

<i>The New York Times</i> just published the cutest article about President Obama’s work habits, and how he works alone late into the night, snacking on …

The best games of 2016 so far: A Gameological catch-up guide

Nobody has the time to play all the great video games that hit the market. Between the increasingly even distribution of big-budget releases …

See What The Nintendo Offices Were Like During Their ’90s SNES Heyday

This is the perfect week to revisit the company’s creative heyday.<p><b>WHAT:</b> A ten-minute clip from a documentary set inside the Nintendo offices in the early ‘90s heyday of the Super NES (or Super Famicom, if you’re old school).<p><b>WHO:</b> Game historian and podcaster “Game Escape” unearthed the clip and …

Retrogaming

15 of the best video games you may have missed in 2016

Indie Gaming

How to set up your home network for optimal gaming performance

PC gaming demands the best hardware, and gamers are constantly looking for the competitive edge that can be a key ingredient for victory. Too often, …

Nintendo’s new magic

In the early morning hours I pad down the hallway in my grandmother’s ranch-style home in Martins Ferry, Ohio. It’s June 1986. I’m eleven years old and still in my pajamas.<p>The house has cooled overnight and it’s even a bit chilly but as the sun rises the dark roof will warm up and grandma will send …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it awesome improvements

If you have ever wanted to play <i>Metroid Prime</i> in stereoscopic 3D, now is your chance. The Dolphin development team released the long-awaited 5.0 …