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The 12 Board Games We’re Most Excited For At Gen Con

Yes gamers, it’s that time of year again. Gen Con is right around the corner and that means it’s time for a lot of board game releases.<p>Just like last …

Board Games

You Can Now Search for Addresses Across 750 Million Years of Earth's History

Ever looked at a picture of the supercontinent Pangea and wondered where your current address would have been 250 million years ago? A new …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

A beginner’s guide to playing Dungeons and Dragons

Roll for initiative<p>Whether you watched the <i>Stranger Things</i> kids fight a demogorgon, listened to Taako, Merle and Magnus hunt down relics on <i>The Adventure Zone</i>, or watched <i>and</i> listened to “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>” on <i>Critical Role</i>, chances are you’ve …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Social Media

‘Weave’ Blends Tarot With Technology For Accessible, Innovative Roleplaying

Roleplaying, for many of us, is something near and dear to our hearts. It’s why <i>Weave</i> is such an intriguing RPG system to us. It is blending …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Grow your own jungle: easy exotic plants

Tropical gardening is all too often associated with expense and poor results. But choose your plants wisely and you can turn your patch into a slice of verdant jungle<p>As a botanist who grew up in tropical Singapore I have always been in love with exotic garden style, but not in the way you might …

Plants

Kingdom Death: Monster is the Everest of board games

Its graphic art style and wider universe detract from the masterful gameplay<p><b>This article is absolutely NSFW.</b><p>On my kitchen table was the ass end of a giant demon bird. I was inspecting its empty orifice, comparing it to a photo on my iPad. The directions said that I had to glue a tiny lump of human …

Making Sense of the Electoral College - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Video Clip)

watch full episode<p>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah<p>Making Sense of the Electoral College<p>Clip12/7/2016<p>As the Electoral College prepares to make Donald …

Chef Shows How a $1 Knife Can Be Sharpened to Rival More Expensive Knives

Jun Yoshizuki of Jun’s Kitchen who is a very talented cook who always prepares food with his beloved longhaired orange cat named Kohaku nearby, …

Teach Your Kids To Roleplay With These $3-ish Games

Any seasoned roleplayer knows that getting kids into roleplaying games is such a great way to help their development. It encourages children to work …

Stephen Colbert Consoles Americans After Donald Trump's Victory

“Above all, we, as a nation, should never, ever have another election like this one,” Colbert says during live special<p>Stephen Colbert’s live Showtime …

Donald Trump

Watch the trailer for ‘Valerian,’ the next sci-fi epic from the director of ‘The Fifth Element’

Forget <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>. Forget <i>Rogue One</i>. Forget <i>Passengers</i>.<p><i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> could be the most exciting sci-fi adventure …

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

How-To: 7 steps to prepare for the upgrade to a brand new Mac

With around two-thirds of our readers expecting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, and others looking to upgrade to a refreshed MacBook Air or iMac, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick guide to preparing for the upgrade.<p>We recommend a seven-step approach …<p><b>Step 1: Tidy up your existing …

Operating Systems

How to Keep Tomatoes from Splitting

<b>When tomato plants get too much water too fast. The interior grows quickly as it absorbs the extra water from rain or disproportionate watering, The</b> …

Why Graphic Novels Are The Next Generation Of Storytelling

<i>by Lee Cross</i><p>They’ve existed from <i>The Golden Age</i> through to what is currently called <i>The Modern Age</i>… but finally I think their time has come; we might …

Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time this century

Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time this centuryWhat happens when one man returns to playing Dungeons & Dragons, for the first time in a …

Board Games

Denver County Extension Horticulture

Horticulture Program<p>The CSU Denver Extension - Horticulture Program provides outreach & engagement in all areas of environmental horticulture to the …

The absolute best anime on Crunchyroll

Netflix users joke all the time about spending more time in the menu screen than actually watching stuff, and that same problem extends to every …

A Helpful Dungeon Master Explains the Basics of Dungeons & Dragons for New or Curious Players

Author and helpful Dungeon Master Matt Colville explained the basics of Dungeons & Dragons for new players or anyone curious about trying the game. …

Rainwater Collection with Rain Barrels - Rainfall Calculator

COLLECTING rainwater for your garden is a smart idea, no matter what your motivation. Plants like rainwater, because it's naturally soft, and free of …

Gardening

Nintendo is starting to understand something that Apple still doesn't get

The idea, it seems, is that the NX is a portable console like the Nintendo 3DS, but it'll have some way to hook up to a standard TV to play games that way, like the Nintendo Wii U. It confirms a lot of other leaks over the last year or so.<p>It's a little weird, especially when you consider there are …

Nintendo DS

Frontier, a different kind of space opera, from Image Comics and Jonathan Hickman

Star Trek, but depressing<p>The first words Jonathan Hickman used to describe his new series, <i>Frontier</i>, were "It’s like <i>Star Trek</i>, but super depressing."<p>The rest of his description did not disappoint.<p>Sometime in the future, humanity was kicked out of our alliance with a peaceful galactic community for …

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Preview - The Best Chrono Trigger Inspired RPG Yet

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Preview<p>Nordic is one of the busiest publishers in the business these days with an absolutely ludicrous number of games under …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Below: the story behind Xbox One's biggest little indie game

Dark Souls meets tilt shift photography in the latest project from respected Toronto developer Capybara Games – and it’s a big deal for Microsoft’s console<p>In the early 1980s, two computer science students Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman released a program on to the University of California’s Unix …

Bestselling Scifi Author John Scalzi Is Beginning a Brand New Space Opera

Earlier this year, John Scalzi announced that his next book would be coming out in 2017, and now we finally know what it is: a brand new space opera …

12 sci-fi/fantasy books that channel the blood of hardboiled noir into their black, black hearts

Hardboiled detective novels (popular from 1920 through the 1950s) and the film noir genre inspired by it (popular from the 1940s through the 1950s) …

Books