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Don't Be Silly, Hello Kitty Is a Cat

Earlier today, numerous websites reported that Hello Kitty is not a cat. That's not only an oversimplification, it's also not quite true. Hello Kitty …

Pets

New Zelda Wii U Screens Are Just, Ungh, Gorgeous

I know, we've already seen the demo in motion, but that didn't afford us the luxury of gazing at HD stillness like these screens do.<p>If Nintendo is on …

Retrogaming

Use Less Water and Rely on Steam for Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs

Cooking soft-boiled eggs is usually a matter of careful timing and not too much heat. It can be hit-or-miss, so the folks at America’s Test Kitchen …

Should You Sign the Back of Your Credit Card?

<i>Does it matter if you sign your credit card, write "See ID," or leave it blank? There are lots of rumors out there about what you should do on the</i> …

"Fairy Tail" Anime Public Transit Station Banners

In anticipation of the new <i>Fairy Tail</i> anime, transit station banners have been promoting the action fantasy series' April 5th return.<p>Director Shinji …

Build a New PC (Or Upgrade Your Current One) Today on Amazon

If you've been itching to start work on a new PC, or just want to replace a few bits and pieces on one you already own, Amazon's Gold Box is full of …

The Greatest (Fake) World Of Warcraft Patch Notes Ever Written

"The Love is in the Air quest 'Crushing the Crown' has been renamed 'Crushing the Candy'. Bring it." Oh how I adore you, annual fake <i>World of Warcraft</i> …

Freedom of Information

"Fairy Tail" Author Announces Spin-off Manga

<i>Fairy Tail</i> author Hiro Mashima took to Twitter to announce the launch of <i>Monthly Fairy Tail,</i> a 2980 yen periodical that will feature magazine content …

Political backlash against Mozilla's new CEO continues as OkCupid suggests browser alternatives (update)

Last week Mozilla appointed former CTO Brendan Eich as its new CEO, but the response to that move has centered on something other than its focus on mobile. In 2008 Eich donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage in California, and as a result a number of employees have called …

Study claims kill switch for stolen cellphones could save $2.5 billion per year

It's easy to understand the personal benefits of a potential kill switch requirement for cellphones; thieves would have less incentive to swipe your handset if they knew that it would become a brick. However, Creighton University professor William Duckworth has conducted a study suggesting that a …

How To Find Pokémon On Google Maps

Today as part of an April Fool's prank, Google updated <i>Google Maps</i> for iOS and Android to include Pokémon. Let's try to find all of them!<p>There are at …

Google Maps

Quidditch has now become a real life sport – have children's books inspired any other games?

JK Rowling's Harry Potter books have prompted people to bring their broomsticks out to the park – now the Book Doctor investigates other books that have inspired sporting activity after reading the book<p>Are there any sports other than quidditch, which I regularly see people playing, that people have …

Google chooses you to become a Pokémon Master on April Fools'

Google's known for its weird and wonderful April Fools' jokes, but this year's edition might be the best we've seen. Because it's already April 1st in Australia and Japan, Google has introduced its "latest" build of Google Maps, laying down a "Pokémon Challenge" that requires you, a budding Pokémon …

Popular in Norway: A Reality TV Show Starring Birds

'Threes is the reason 2048 exists' - game creators hit out at clone

The makers of Threes, the original game on which the original clone is based, have finally spoken out about being ripped off<p>2048, a simple puzzle game first released as a browser game in early March, has become a cultural phenomenon, following Flappy Bird into the annals of flash-in-the-pan gaming …

10 Must-Read Books for April

Winter is (supposedly) over, and April’s showers means you can spend a few more weeks indoors reading your heart out until the nice weather starts. …

The UK is finally making it legal to rip a CD on June 1st

After a lengthy two-year legislative process, the UK is nearly ready to drag its copyright law into the digital era. The country's Intellectual Property Office has published the final version of copyright exceptions that make it legal to rip CDs and otherwise shift formats. As of June 1st, Brits …

Goat Simulator Is Finally Here, And It's Wonderful

Look at those happy people dancing. It's because they love their goat friend. Unfortunately, their goat friend murdered them and blew up everything …

Watchlist

Glitches Make Infamous: Second Son Really Silly

Boy does <i>Infamous: Second Son</i> look visually stunning—which in a way, makes any glitches you come across all the better. The game manages to look great …

GIF Animations

Civilization V Meets True Detective? I Did Not See That Coming.

Some mash ups make complete sense. This is not one of them.<p>That's not to say I wouldn't watch a television series in which Ashurbanipal and George …

Civilization (Video Game)

If Video Game Covers Were More Honest

Over at Complex Gaming they're having some fun adding "honest" blurbs to popular game covers, asking "What if games told the truth before you dropped …

Resident Evil

Happy Birthday to Eren From "Attack on Titan!"

Another <i>Attack on Titan</i> birthday has rolled around, and this is the big one! There's approaching a thousand pieces on fanart on Japan's Pixiv art …

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