Zack Hastings

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Here's what the Alienware Alpha console can do — and what it can't [update]

<i>Updated on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. with corrections to inaccuracies about what Steam games show up in a player’s library and the limitations of the Alpha’s console mode.</i><p>Alienware has created a monster.<p>The boutique gaming-PC maker is marketing its new box, the Alpha, as a console. It’s actually a strange …

Four More Video Game Commercials That Spoof Other Commercials

This is an equally short list compared to last week's, but looking through the comments, it was obvious that I missed some memorable video game spoof …

Four Video Game Commercials That Spoof Other Commercials

Commercials are hard to make, which is why sometimes the best answer is to look at other commercials and just do that – but slightly different. …

Captain America and the Hulk, as explained by science

Captain America and the Hulk's super powers are explained by science in their respective comics, but the real-life explanations aren't so far-fetched either, according to videos published by Standford University.<p>Stanford biologist Sebastian Alvarado explores the origins of each character by using …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …