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Billionaire Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

Last night I spent a frustrating hour trying to cancel Showtime with Comcast, my current cable TV provider. I …


'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.


SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

The dramatic failure of a test flight by Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket last October cost the co-pilot his life and left the pilot severely injured. New data from investigators suggest that the pilot survived in part because the craft essentially came apart around him.

Pilot Peter Siebold …

Virgin Galactic

Removing Biowaste Stench From the Cargo Hold (Elite: Dangerous)

Earnest Ed was about the size and shape of an Ocellus Type Starport: big, round, and with long extremities that made him look as if he was constantly …


Board Game News: New Edition of Brass Leads to Internet Rage

Image via BGG User cuazzel

So, Eagle/Gryphon games recently announced a deluxe edition of Brass. The new game will have metal coins and a double sided …

Board Games

Here's What Windows 10 Does For Gamers

Microsoft has outlined what the upcoming Windows 10 update will bring to gamers, including details on the new Xbox App.

In a post on the Xbox Wire, …

PC Gaming

Massive 'Splatoon' Update Arrives Next Month

If the Wii U’s exclusive, ink-covered shooter Splatoon isn’t my 2015 game of the year… well, I’ll be surprised. Since its launch back in May, Nintendo …

Wii U

I’m Canadian – and I should have a right to vote

My name is Donald Sutherland. My wife’s name is Francine Racette. We are Canadians. We each hold one passport. A Canadian passport. That’s it. They ask me at the border why I don’t take American citizenship. I could still be Canadian, they say. You could have dual citizenship. But I say no, I’m not …

Right to Vote

Opinion: A Mac’s longevity is its biggest unsung selling point

Apple can’t advertise Macs as having ten-year lifespans for legal reasons, and reviewers rarely write about their old computers ten years later — they’re typically focused on each year’s latest and greatest machine. But the average person buys a computer and keeps using it until it stops working, …


MyWord Editor

You can set the title, link and description for the RSS feed that Radio3 maintains.




Hungry Cthulhu – A Rules Hack of Cthulhu Dice

Cthulhu Dice by Steve Jackson Games

Perhaps unsurprisingly (considering that I’m a fellow with a d20 permanently inked onto his bicep), I have a lot …


Lightroom Dashboard Can Help You Visualize Your Photography Habits

Lightroom Dashboard is a new browser-based app that helps you visualize your Lightroom catalog data and surface interesting details about your …


Designer Diary: Going on My Star Trek: Five-Year Mission

by David WhitcherWarning: The following game contains :d6-3:, a lot of :bd6-6: — 35 :bd6-4: in three colors, in fact. If you have a :bd6-2: allergy,

Star Trek

TIFU by calling a locksmith when I was "locked out" of my car.

I'll preface this by saying I'm usually not a stupid man but I was at the end of my third 16 hour shift in a row and I was very tired. I'll make this …


Peculiar Notions: 22 Eye-Catching Examples of Abstract Photography

I’m not sure how many of you (hopefully none of you) actually lose sleep thinking about abstract photography and trying to determine exactly what it …


Vizio reveals how it secretly tracks what you're watching in IPO plan

Popular television maker Vizio is finally ready to go public.

Vizio Inc., a company who made a name for itself selling budget-friendly televisions is ready to go public. The California company filed its Form S–1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

According to the filing, the …


Gorgeous NASA Photo Captures Earth from 1 Million Miles Away

The DSCOVR satellite took this photo on July 6, 2015. It’s the first image of Earth’s entire sunlit side ever taken by DSCOVR, which launched in …


They grow up fast: Apple quietly bulks up Swift and Xcode in year two

While most people tune in to Apple's WWDC keynote to figure out what's coming in the next version of the company's operating systems, the event is a …

Programming Languages

Before Spelunky and FTL , There Was Only ASCII

Before Spelunky and FTL , There Was Only ASCII



Shortly after designing and programming F-15 Strike Eagle, the million-selling hit that made MicroProse’s reputation as the world’s premier maker of …

Interactive Fiction

When Connected Lighting Meets TV: Oh Hell Maybe.

All too often early adopters are left with some amazing hardware that doesn’t really support anything other than a few trivial applications. So when …


China Focus: China begins to assemble mega radio telescope

China Focus: China begins to assemble mega radio telescope

GUIYANG, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Technicians began assembling the world's largest radio …


The WWII Tank Commander Roguelike

In Armoured Commander (ArmCom), you are in command of an M4 Sherman Medium tank, part of General Patton's American 4th Armoured Division, which has …

NASA Unveils First Color Close-up of Pluto

NASA unveiled its first true-color, close-up portrait of Pluto on Friday, revealing a surprisingly active world awash in glaciers of nitrogen and methane ice that overflow into ancient impact craters and lap against mountain scarps.

The color image was among the latest transmitted from the New …


The Sushi just walked off my mf'ing plate

The 20 best co-op games on PC

What's the best PC co-op game? Games offer up magic in lots of different guises. Its best spell though is bringing us together in multiplayer. But …


Windows 1.0 to 10: The changing face of Microsoft's landmark OS

​Windows 1.0

November 20, 1985

Windows — originally codenamed Interface Manager — was announced by Bill Gates in 1983, but didn't ship until 20 …

Microsoft Windows

Lazer Bear

Spoiler warning: This article contains information on a Cheat Unit. Please use discretion when viewing this page.





Unit …


Vintage Videogame Ads

Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy Some Cheap Minis?

Miniatures are nearly as ubiquitous an image of table-top gaming culture as dice. They are necessary for some games, useful for many, and a great …