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How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

As we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and …

Here's the CIA's Just-Released Top Secret File on Saudi Ties to 9/11

True to form, the CIA waited until 4:16 p.m. EDT this afternoon to release a trove of documents related to the September 11 attacks. Deep within one …

Surveillance

The 20 Coolest Arcades in the World

It's time to level up.<p>Pinball and <i>Pac Man</i> are mainstays in pop culture, but it isn't easy to find an authentic arcade where you can play them. Not …

Some of the best games on iPhone 6 were designed for iPhone 3G

Some things gold can stay<p>You want games for your new iPhone.<p>You spent a lot of money on this phone slash mobile game console and you hope it will entertain you to its maximum potential, pushing the hardware so hard it warms your hand, validating your lavish investments. A new game is visual …

How to slack off successfully at work

<b>At some times of the year work feels more of a chore than at others. Summer is one of those times, when if you are stuck in the office, the mind strays to work avoidance strategies, writes Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>For inspiration I've been studying two colleagues, both the same age, both equally talented.<p>One …

Self-help

The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

On Friday, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must <i>Guardians</i> defeat to …

Science Fiction

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

My mother made me a gamer, and gave me the skills to deal with her death

I was born with a controller in my hand.<p>At least, that’s the story my mother loved to tell me growing up. She demanded my father go out and buy her an original Game Boy and a copy of <i>Tetris</i> while she waited to give birth to me in the hospital. That Game Boy would serve as my first foray into gaming, …

Handshakes Are Disgusting

Business is dirty; you don't have to be. A practical video guide to the professional fist bump.

United States

New Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak reveals boot-to-desktop and UI changes

A near-final version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online today, revealing what appear to be final changes that Microsoft is making to its upcoming update. While Microsoft has been testing changes during the beta phase, <i>The Verge</i> can confirm that this latest build only boots to the desktop on …

Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Grading Best and Most Memorable Ads

The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event in the U.S. each year, with over 100 million people tuning into the broadcast annually.<p>Some people are in it for the football, while others are just along for the ride. Which is what the massively hyped up halftime show and the …

Media Management

Meet Aella, The Cam Girl Who Poses In The Nude With Lawn Gnomes

Once upon a time, in 2012, a young woman named Aella had an idea. Hundreds of females showed off their bodies on Reddit Gone Wild every day, but rarely did they use props. So, to distinguish herself, she drove to the MYSTICAL Home Depot to purchase a murder of lawn gnomes. (The author assumes …

Welcome to the Age of the Upgrade

As the 1980s came to a close, a curious thing happened to American consumers: they began to really understand what the word "upgrade" meant. This realization occurred thanks to a magical fusion of technological advancement and capitalistic opportunity: the video game console.<p>In the future-world of …

Play Doom as the cast of Resident Evil with this mod

Modder "DooMero" came up with a new, creative way to play <i>Doom</i> 20 years after the first-person shooter's initial release; the modder's latest work, <i>Doom: The Mercenaries</i>, swaps in a third-person view and adds the cast of <i>Resident Evil 4</i> as playable characters.<p>The current version of the mod includes …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life: Tips & Tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life is impressive, but sometimes it can be pretty disappointing, especially when you need to use it a lot for work. We’re going to show you how to maximize your Galaxy S4 battery life, and eek out that last bit of needed juice!<p>1# Hardware<p>Coming at 2,600 mAh, the …

Gear & Gadgets

NSA spies on Germany as much as it does China and Saudi Arabia: Der Spiegel

Since details of the NSA’s massive phone and internet spying programs first came to light, America’s allies in the EU have been demanding for Washington to explain what it’s doing with Europeans’ data. Now, a new report from German news weekly <i>Der Spiegel</i> provides some more insight into the size of …

PS4 evolved from lessons learned developing the PS3, lead architect Mark Cerny says

An acknowledgement that Sony had been too insular and needed to share its knowledge during the development of the PlayStation 3 greatly informed the PlayStation 4's creation, the next-gen console's lead architect Mark Cerny said.<p>Speaking at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Cerny said the …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

Top 10 Samsung Galaxy S4 Tips & Tricks!

Whether you’re the proud owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S4, (im)patiently waiting for yours to arrive, there’s a good chance that you want to know how to get the most out of your phone.<p>To that end, we have collected 10 tips that can help both old-school Android fans and new users alike. You might …

Samsung Galaxy