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Super Mario fully implemented in HTML5

Full Screen Mario is Josh Goldberg's complete remake of the classic Super Mario Brothers in HTML5. You can play re-creations of the original levels, …

Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing | Colossal

<p>For his 13th day in New York, Banksy pulled a fantastic prank on unsuspecting passersby in Central Park yesterday by setting up an unannounced art …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

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Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

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Facebook Updates Its Policy Documents Regarding How It Uses And Shares Your Data

Today Facebook proposed a raft of changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data-Use Policies, two separate documents that govern the way the company handles advertising, user data, and third-party retention of that data.<p>The updates are “proposals,” Facebook tells me, and so they …

Best Buy lops half off iPhone 5 in trade-in deal

Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S owners can get their hands on a new iPhone for a pretty sweet price.<p>Best Buy on Thursday announced that current iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S owners who trade in a working handset between Friday and Monday will receive at least 50 percent off the purchase of an iPhone 5 16GB or …

Xbox One to bring higher quality voice chat through dedicated hardware and the power of Skype (updated)

It's anti-climactic when you destroy someone in <i>Madden</i>, yet your victory chants are muffled by substandard voice chat. Today, Major Nelson revealed that with the Xbox One and the Xbox One Chat Headset, your taunts and condolences will be heard loud and clear by all. How? Well, the console has …

SimCity Finally Launches on the Mac With Native Version and Cross-Platform Servers

After being delayed for six months, EA has finally released the Mac version of the new <i>SimCity</i>. The game was originally set to come out in February of this year, but EA decided to delay it to "ensure a great experience" for players.<p>EA has repeatedly emphasized that the Mac version of <i>SimCity</i> is not a …

GameStop's next-gen digital strategy doesn't exist, because it doesn't need to... yet

"You're asking me to... predict the future. I'm supposed to <i>plan</i> for the future." That's the non-answer GameStop president Tony Bartel spit out when I prodded him about the company's digital strategy here at its annual consumer-facing EXPO in Las Vegas. And it's clearly a touchy subject. It's not …

Skype Turns 10: Here's How It's Transformed Our Communication

Skype has marked a monumental milestone today as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary. It seems 2013 is the year filled with tech companies and services hitting this era. Sure, as the communications giant notes in a blog post today, the service has helped connect more than 300 million people …

The Last Remaining Piece Of Original Twitter Is Gone

Twitter has transformed over recent years. The latest feature changes what the site is, and more important, who it's really for.<p>If you ask the power users, they'll tell you that we started losing Real Twitter in 2010. This was a sort of golden age, not for the company, which was still taking off …

Sony and Boku Bring Carrier Billing to the PS3 in the US

Sony has just added a carrier billing option for PlayStation Store purchases on its PS3 console through a partnership with Boku.<p>PS3 owners will now be able to add money to their Sony Entertainment Network accounts for purchasing games, add-ons, themes, movies, TV shows, and Sony Music Unlimited …

Bound by Flame is taking demonic possession to PS4

Demonic RPG <i>Bound by Flame</i> is coming to PlayStation 4 alongside its previously announced platforms PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, developer Spiders Studios confirmed.<p>The game allows players to develop heroic talents based either on their own human abilities or, alternatively, powers made …

Soulcalibur 2 HD Online getting Spawn and Heihachi on both Xbox 360 and PS3

Both versions of <i>Soulcalibur 2 HD Online</i> for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will receive Todd McFarlane's Spawn and Tekken's Heihachi, characters originally announced as exclusives for the respective platforms, Namco Bandai announced.<p><i>Soulcalibur 2</i> <i>HD Online</i> features updated graphics from Project Soul's</i> …

LG unveils a cinematic all-in-one PC with an ultra-wide screen

LG showed off its first monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio at IFA last year, and the company's back in 2013 with a similarly proportioned all-in-one PC. The IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC, as LG calls it, appears to feature the same display as the 29-inch 2560 x 1080 monitor, along with a …

Qualcomm goes after MediaTek’s octo-core chips again

Some may argue that it is inelegant for a company of Qualcomm’s level to go after smaller competitors, but that won’t stop the San Diego-based chip designer from doing just that. Repeatedly.<p>Back in early August, a Qualcomm top executive called current octo-core systems-on-a-chip “dumb” and brashly …

Facebook may use profile pictures for facial recognition

Facebook is considering using profile pictures to identify members using its controversial facial recognition technology.<p>Facebook's "Tag Suggest" feature currently identifies faces in newly uploaded photos by comparing them with pictures in which the users have previously been tagged. Facial …

Microsoft's $100 Surface Pro Price Cut is Now Permanent

The temporary $100 price cut that Microsoft made to its 64GB and 128GB Surface Pro earlier this month – down to $799 and $899 respectively in the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – is now permanent in all markets where the device is sold.<p>The deal was due to expire on August 29, but a …

Mophie joins colorful iPhone trend with Spectrum Collection battery-cases

With a gold iPhone 5S and multi-colored iPhone 5C expected on September 10th, Mophie has responded by offering a choice of five different colors for the Juice Pack Helium external battery-case for the iPhone 5/5S which we reviewed back in March.<p>[We] today announced five distinctive new colors for …

Good deal: Microsoft’s Surface price cuts are permanent

Thought you might miss out on Microsoft’s(s msft) Surface price cuts because they’re expiring? Nope, that’s not the case at all. According to ZDNet’s …

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics on its News Feed

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics and some users can find it on their News Feed. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a section module will appear at the top right-hand side of the News Feed displaying popular topics being discussed. Each listed topic is based off of hashtags, …

Twitter Amplify Signs Its First Video Partnership in Europe

Twitter launched its Amplify service for sponsored in-tweet video clips in May, and now it has signed its first European partnership for the program with French TV channel TF1, as reported by Le Figaro. The partnership will bring sponsored videos from “Dancing with the Stars” to tweets this …

Microsoft’s Next CEO Will Not Spin Off Xbox, Unless They Abdicate The Company’s Larger Strategic Direction

A story published by Bloomberg floats the idea that Microsoft might spin off its Xbox business, which it calls “more likely [following current CEO Steve Ballmer’s] exit.” The publication values Xbox at around $17 billion, a figure based on a comparative revenue multiple with Nintendo.<p>This is …

Under Fire, Ouya Game Developers on Kickstarter Say They Did Nothing Wrong

The past week has not been kind to Gridiron Thunder and Elementary, My Dear Holmes. The in-development video games, both seeking funding on …

Keiji Inafune making Mega Man spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9, with Kickstarter funding

The creator of Mega Man and former Capcom producer Keiji Inafune announced his next game at PAX Prime today. It's called <i>Mighty No. 9</i> and looks as close to an authentic spiritual successor to Mega Man as fans are ever going to get.<p>The Mega Man creator calls his game a classic Japanese side-scrolling …

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition Outed

Spartan Ops, War Games and more included.<p><b>Update:</b> A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed the Game of the Year Edition and provided the following …