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This DIY Game Boy Pocket Uses A Raspberry Pi To Bring You Absolute, Unending Joy

Imagine if I told you, almost 20 years ago, that you could put every single Game Boy game (plus a bunch of others) inside of your Game Boy Pocket without having to buy or swap out cartridges. “Forsooth, what wizardry is this,” you’d say. “Tell me more, time-traveler.” Prepare yourself, …

The Stanley Parable review: You are in a room. There are two doors

A masterful second-person narrative goes well past “Choose Your Own Adventure.”<p>The second-person narrative structure isn't seen all that often in …

The top 5 things we’ve learned about the NSA thanks to Edward Snowden

And the top 5 things that have happened as a result of the whistleblowing.<p>Just over four months ago, the Internet at large became significantly more …

“Aren’t you a little too old for that?” 17 years of playing Pokémon

Pokémon is turning 20, and I've been around for most of it.<p>This Saturday, February 27, marks the 20th anniversary of the original release of <i>Pokémon</i> …

Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

Check out the first advertisement for the world’s most realistic gaming gun (video)

Sometimes it feels like the creator of the Delta Six controller is courting controversy, and the commercial for the rifle-like device is likely to draw exactly that.<p>The idea of the Delta Six is to make a controller feel like shooting a real weapon. Check out the ad below to see what I mean:<p>The …

German researchers smash wireless speed record

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Anyone will tell you that if you really want great internet speeds, you have to hardwire in. But German researchers have …

Fan's Video Captures Scary Scene Of Franchitti's IndyCar Crash

The Houston Grand Prix was the scene of a scary crash Sunday, as driver Dario Franchitti's race car went airborne into a safety fence on the last lap of the day's second race. Franchitti was injured, as were a number of spectators when debris flew into the stands.<p>"Dario was admitted awake and alert …

Confessions of a Drug Dealer's Delivery Service Guy

When I was offered the chance to deliver pot for a weed delivery service, I had to accept the job. I always wanted to be cool, and as a drug dealer, I imagined coolness would seep out of every pore of my skin. Unfortunately, within a year of playing...<p><i>A cool guy Cris admired. Image via</i><p>When I was …

Watch This Girl With Telekinetic Powers Freak Out Coffee Shop Patrons

This absolutely amazing and terrifying prank, where a girl with telekinetic powers appears to freak out in a coffee shop, is actually a publicity …

iPhone

Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom

If you can't make the news better, make it bigger<p>Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe <i>Minority Report-</i>style display, which it hopes will connect it with generations of viewers who use …

German Hacker Group Says It's Broken The iPhone's TouchID Fingerprint Reader

For a few German hackers, breaking Apple’s much-hyped fingerprint reader seems to have been little more than a one-weekend project.<p>On Sunday, the Berlin-based hacker group known as the Chaos Computer Club–and more specifically a member of the group who goes by the name Starbug–announced that …

Disconnect Search, Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers, Lets You Use Google, Bing And Yahoo Without Tracking

Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (e.g., kids), and take on more …

Can Humans Breathe Liquid?

Deep water and the unprotected human body don't play well together—like, <i>at all</i>. But what if there were a way to get around the body's chemical …

Sea Level

Let’s Get This Straight: Yes, there is a better search engine

Yes, there is a better search engine. While the portal sites fiddle, Google catches fire.<p><b>I</b> don't know about you, but I simply cannot get excited about the<br>much-ballyhooed arrival of Go.com -- Disney's new (and still "beta-testing") entry in the portal wars. Just what the world needs: <i>another</i> Web site …

How a total n00b mined $700 in bitcoins

We take a Butterfly Labs Bitcoin miner, plug it in, and make it (virtually) rain.<p>This is the second in a two-part series exploring Butterfly Labs and …

The Week In Numbers: The Most Expensive Experiment Ever, 700,000-Year-Old DNA, And More

<b>233 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the temperature at which NASA sterilized the Viking landers before they went to Mars (turns out that was probably unnecessary—if Earth microorganisms could survive on Mars, they're probably already living there…)<p><b>€13 billion to €16 billion</b>: the cost of the International …

A Hacker's Replacement for GMail

For the [MailMover] section, you want the configuration to look like:<p>This says to take anything in Archive with the important tag and put it in …

Cheap Handheld Device Lets You See Through Walls

It's an experimental "x-ray vision" device that's designed with everyday users in mind.<p>Ever wished for X-ray vision? In the future, you could get something like it from a handheld device.<p>Engineers at MIT have made a prototype of a portable device that users can point at walls to get data on …

You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet

Facebook regularly abuses the privacy of its users. Google has stopped supporting its popular RSS feeder. Apple prohibits all iPhone apps that are political or sexual. Microsoft might be cooperating with some governments to spy on Skype calls, but we don’t know which ones. Both Twitter and LinkedIn …

Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides, offers greater clarity into the US' surveillance operation

PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the <i>Washington Post</i>, today gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA operation, along with detailing the various levels of scrutiny from the FBI and NSA that happen …

Texas Teen Facing Eight Years After Violent League of Legends Threat

League of Legends is currently the most popular game in the world with 30M+ monthly players, dwarfing most of its competition. It’s a fun title, but can have a dark side to it, namely its often toxic player base that can hurl abuse at unskilled players, or simply because they feel like it. It’s a …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

Space

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

Gear & Gadgets

‘Farewell to Arms Freedom’: 1,500 High-Capacity Gun Magazines Given Away at Colo. Fest Before Ban Takes Effect

About 3,000 enthusiastic gun-owners and gun-lovers gathered Saturday afternoon in a final act of protest against a new Colorado law outlawing the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines.<p>“You are in the Vatican of liberty, the Luxembourg of freedom,” said Glendale, Colo. Mayor Mike Dunfon at the …

Cross-Section Bullets Are Beautiful for Something That Could Kill You

When it isn't being fired at or around you, ammunition can be kind of beautiful. We've already seen the striking beauty of exploding bullets trapped …

Ammunition

Magically Turn Liquid Soda into a Delicious Slushie with This Trick

Soda is teeth sweeteningly delicious. That is undeniable. Slushies capture all that is good with soda but adds tongue tingling snowflakes into the …

Food

Super-Hydrophobic Spray Makes All Your Stuff Liquid-Proof

It should start showing up on store shelves in a few weeks.<p>It's definitely weird to watch the NeverWet chemists pump chocolate syrup onto a pair of white canvas shoes and to see the syrup roll off in ribbons. Or how about when the researchers dunk an iPhone into a beaker of water and then pull out …

New attack cracks iPhone autogenerated hotspot passwords in seconds

Default password pool so small scientists need just 24 seconds to guess them all.<p>If you use your iPhone's mobile hotspot feature on a current device, …