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114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was much, much simpler: she just wanted to join Facebook.<p>The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

Next year, the Model M turns 30. But to many people, it’s still the only keyboard worth using. It was recently spotted on the desk of <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson, attached to a gaming PC whose graphic cards alone cost thousands of dollars. "The Model M is basically the best keyboard …

Reinstall: Final Fantasy VIII

REINSTALL<p>Every morning before school I’d play Triple Triad. The repetitive bong-abong- a-bong of the music—Nobuo Uematsu’s ‘Shuffle or Boogie’—was as …

How one person collected more than 5,000 games — and why he's selling them

A person can spend their whole life putting together a collection of video games, and they can sell it off in an instant. That’s the story of one meticulously maintained library of gaming classics that are up for sale on eBay right now.<p>If you have $164,000, you can buy more than 5,700 games and …

Yes, It’s Real: Tim Draper Gives Details On Ballot Initiative To Make Silicon Valley A State

Silicon Valley is no stranger to unusual ideas, and today the world got to witness another: noted investor Tim Draper is proposing a ballot proposition to split California into six separate states. There were obviously a lot of questions raised by Draper’s “Six Californias” proposal after we first …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas iOS Review

Keep in touch.<p>They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but you couldn't tell it from my first few minutes with the iOS port of Grand Theft Auto: …

Five iPhone Cases That Cost More Than Your iPhone

For the ironic friend in your life. But the joke’s on you, because this plastic case actually costs more than $1,000.<p><b>MORE</b>: The 10 Most Discussed …

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

7 Things You Don’t Know About the Surprisingly Huge Xmas Tree Business

It’s hard to overstate how vital the Christmas shopping season is to the American economy–especially when it comes to retail sales. The National …

How Bianchi became an iconic bike brand

For the romantic, there's simply nothing that can match a Bianchi bike painted in the company's recognisable celeste, writes Robert Dineen<p><b>In short.</b> Probably the world's most recognisable bike brand.<p><b>How did it begin?</b> When Edoardo Bianchi started building bikes in his Milanese factory in 1886, aged …

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Kobo Arc 10HD Review: Can 'Reading' Sell A High-End Android Tablet?

There are two approaches to making a good tablet device. You can either work on a tablet that is great at creating content, or you can design one for consuming content. Kobo are targeting their latest ten-inch tablet at “the passionate readers, …who love to read digital books, magazines, and …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

Steam Machine test units rolling out this week

Valve will begin shipping Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to beta testers this Friday, Dec. 13, according to a post on the Steam Community site.<p>Valve announced in September that it would send prototypes to 300 testers, and those receiving Steam Machines will hear from Valve today.<p>"The 300 …

Report: Fallout 4 in development, set in Boston

<i>Fallout 4</i> is in development and "appears to be set in Boston", Kotaku reports based on documents obtained by the publication.<p>The documents in question pertain to a casting call for a project codenamed Institute. Though they do not reference the Fallout series directly, several references to the …

Computer Program That Can Tell If You’re a Hipster

Hipsters are similar to pornography. They’re both difficult to define, but people recognize it when they see it.<p>Can a piece of software do the same …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Cheer Up, America: The Post Office Is Terrible in Canada, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Everyone agrees the U.S. Postal Service is a frustratingly lousy company, but Americans can take …

Mad Catz now shipping its $249.99 'Mojo' Android game console

Mad Catz has officially joined the crowded field of Android-based game consoles. The company has announced that its $249.99 Mojo box is now shipping. The device — which we previewed back at E3 in June — runs stock Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and puts all of the same Android games, apps, and media you …

Penny Arcade Report Shutting Down

Game journalism is fraught with bad news, often having to do with the end of a publication.<p>The latest such news comes in the form of the Penny Arcade Report, which is ceasing operations after two years.<p>There’s no stated reason for this in a blog post written by Ben Kuchera announcing the end of the …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Google rumored to launch its own TV set-top box under the Nexus brand next year

We haven't even seen the latest iteration of Google TV yet -- oops, sorry, that's "Android with Google services for TV" these days -- but a new rumor from <i>The Information's</i> Amir Efrati points to a Nexus-branded set-top box directly from Google in the first half of 2014. Previous rumors have noted …

LG G Flex review: a promising phone, but not one you should buy right now

It's not too often we get to review a product with a completely new form factor, but we relish the opportunity when we do. This time, we're taking a closer look at the LG G Flex, one of two curved smartphones that have come out of Korea over the last two months. The idea of a curved device is …

EA CEO: Google, Apple Are Serious Competition For Xbox One, PS4

Microsoft and Sony get a chance to breathe now. The Xbox One and PS4 are both on the market, and they’re selling very well. Sony has moved 2.1 million consoles since its worldwide launch, and Microsoft sold 1 million worldwide on Day 1. Sony appears to have a lead, but but both consoles are …

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

Here’s How Much Money Top Musicians Are Making on Spotify

Spotify, the on-demand music streaming service, has been under increasing fire from musicians who say it’s hurting the record industry. Radiohead …

Should There Be Holidays Without Road Races?

Rise of Christmas Day races rings in a debate over family and faith.<p>Before he opens presents, goes to church, or sits down with his family for Christmas dinner, Demery Cox will run a 5K with 250 other people through Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas. <br>A longtime competitive runner, Cox is …

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Star Wars’ First Instagram Is a Darth Vader Selfie

For its first Instagram post on Monday afternoon, the Star Wars franchise joined the dark side, posting a picture of Darth Vader taking a selfie on …

Why Brazilian gamer 'Lord Eternal' paid R$3,999 for a PS4

Despite the price, it was worth it.<p>That's why Brazilian gamer Paul "Lord Eternal" Campos paid $3,999 Brazilian real — the equivalent of $1,697.22, based on currency conversions as of this writing — for a PlayStation 4.<p>Sony announced the PS4's hefty Brazilian price tag in October. Sony's general …

Google Barge Details Revealed, Might Not Fly With Local Authorities

Turns out “interactive space where people can learn about new technology” might just be Google jargon for retail store on a boat -- and that may not sit well with local authorities.<p>According to a confidential budget report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, each of the three barges built by …