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Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkin’s Smartboy

The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks -- and there's no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on April 1st, only to have customer demand push those jokes into production. It didn't take long for …

Gamers should get the Razer collector’s mouse while it’s 40 percent off

Become the stuff gaming legends are made of with the iconic Razer Diamondback collector’s edition gaming mouse. This best-selling hardware became a …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

9 indie tabletop games that will make game night fun again

If you haven’t played a board game in a while, you’re probably thinking “Board games? Like <i>Monopoly</i>?” That’s a classic for sure, but the indie board …

Cards Against Humanity

After Nine Years Of Work, Fans Release Their Own Pokémon Game

<i>Pokémon Uranium</i>, one of the more interesting attempts by fans to build an all-new <i>Pokémon</i> game, is finally finished!<p>We wrote about it a few years …

This NES Emulator Build Lets You Use Cartridges to Play Games

You may not remember this, but Nintendo hardware used to be a pretty big deal. The original Game Boy and NES both had remarkable industrial design …

17 box-office bombs that went on to become cult classics

In fact, many of Hollywood's greatest films were financial flops, and it took years for audiences to embrace them.<p>From "The Wizard of Oz" to "The Big Lebowski," here are 17 classic films that originally bombed in theaters.

5 best PlayStation emulators for Android

The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of legendary games. It dominated the fifth generation of game consoles by a fairly hefty margin when it came to sales, and many franchises, including Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, Spyro, …

This alcohol monitoring wristband just won a $200,000 prize

Soon, you may be able to strap a gadget on your wrist to keep tabs on your alcohol consumption.<p>It's called the BACtrack Skyn, and it's not a breathalyzer. You don't need to bring it up to your mouth. Instead, the gadget uses an electrochemical sensor to measure your sweat -- which, when you're …

Alcohol

Build a Truly Pocket-Sized Video Game Console with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Adafruit’s PiGRRL is one of the best little DIY portable game devices out there, and now they’ve put out a guide that shrinks it down even further …

Video: Check Out a Surprisingly Simple Nintendo 64 Anti-Aliasing Hack

You just need a GameShark cart and your wits

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

As a highly-sensitive person (as defined by Elaine Aron in her bestseller <i>The Highly Sensitive Person</i>), I’m easily overwhelmed, or over-aroused (not …

Yoga

Square Enix's New Chrono Trigger-Inspired PS4/PC RPG Arrives in July

I Am Setsuna, the new Japanese role-playing game that draws inspiration from games like Chrono Trigger, will be released on July 19 for PS4 and PC (through Steam), Square Enix announced today.<p>Here's how Square Enix sets up the story: "I Am Setsuna tells the sorrowful story of Setsuna, a young woman …

Watch five minutes of African action RPG Aurion gameplay

Cameroon-made combat game is gorgeous and original<p><i>Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan</i> is one of those beautiful games that make you murmur "oh, wow," when you load it up. It draws from a vibrant palette of deep, rich colors that successfully evoke the romance of a fantasy Africa.<p>When the game's …

Central Africa

The reason why you can't sleep when staying away from home explained by science

After a long journey you arrive at the hotel and vow that the holiday of a lifetime will begin after a good night’s sleep. Except the next morning, …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Psychology

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 …

Retrogaming

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, a modified game cartridge and …

Retrogaming

10 studies that show the advantages of feeling sad

We usually think of this as an unpleasant state, and for those of us who want to minimise our miserable moods as much as possible, the internet is bursting with tips on how to be happier.<p>But with this post, I wanted to take a different approach, to explore the benefits, if any, of embracing your …

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Social Sciences

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Human Rights

Digital Foundry: the best gaming CPUs for the money

We've been on a mission over the last six months - to fully get to grips with the importance of the CPU in a gaming PC and that's involved …

16-Bit

Jewel Staite Has The Best Twitter Account Ever

Take your whole wheat donut and get the frig outta here.

Social Media