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Nintendo Will License its Characters to New Partners

During the corporate management policy briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that the company will relax its …

The Next Generation of Nintendo Consoles Will Share Architecture like "Brothers"

During the corporate management policy briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata mentioned some very interesting details …

Recent Shenmue 3 Trademark Outed as Hoax

Unsurprisingly.<p>You may have seen talk of a Shenmue 3 trademark flying around the Internet this week. Unsurprisingly, Sega has confirmed that it was a …

Tetris Sandwich Cutter

What can I say about the Tetris sandwich cutter except that it cuts sandwiches into shapes based on the all-time best of all games of all time? UNO …

An incredible collection of video game backgrounds in animated GIF form - The Fox Is Black

I’m sure a lot of people don’t think of video games as pieces of art, but I’d say they’re wrong, and this proves it. Reddit user RudeBootie has put …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Lost to the Ages

Myst was supposed to change the face of gaming. What is its legacy 20 years later?<p><i>F</i><i>ew are chosen. Fewer succeed. Journey now to an island world</i> …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

John McAfee wants to sell you a $100 gadget that blocks the NSA

Part-time fugitive and antivirus software founder John McAfee has a new invention he's working on. After spending some of his time filming a drug-fueled video tutorial to uninstall the antivirus program he helped create, McAfee now believes he can outsmart the NSA. Speaking at the C2SV Technology …

Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution

As a group of eight Catholic cardinals handpicked by the Pope to shake up the Vatican’s murky and autocratic bureaucracy prepares to meet, the group’s leader has said they plan to rip up and rewrite the apostolic constitution which apportions power at the Holy See.<p>The cardinals, who were appointed …

Is Living With Extreme Wildfires The New Normal?

It has been a deadly year for the people who fight wildfires. In total, 32 people have lost their lives fighting fires in 2013; the highest number in nearly 20 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.<p>Just one incident accounts for most of those deaths, the Yarnell Hill fire in …

GOP tries to counter narrative

With time running out before the government closes for the first time since 1996, congressional Republicans are rallying around the same message: A shutdown won’t be our fault.<p>It was preemptive damage control as the GOP tried to counter the narrative that the House essentially voted early Sunday to …

Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site

Japanese Prime Minister<p>Shinzo Abetoured the crippledFukushima Daiichinuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese media reported.<p>Three of Fukushima's six reactors …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Climate Change Is Making Apples Mushier

Fond of Fujis? Partial to pears? Scientists are busy mapping out how rising temperatures are affecting the quality of fruits we all know and love, and it’s not pretty.<p>There are few worse feelings in the world (hold off on bad breakups, addiction recovery, and puberty for a second) than biting into …

House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech.<p>Organized by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the …

Climate

US scientists claim to have built the world's most accurate clock

US scientists say they have built the world's most precise clock, whose ticking rate varies less than two parts in one quintillion, or 10 times better than any other.<p>The clock, made from the element ytterbium, could be used for technological advancements beyond timekeeping, such as navigation …

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

Uruguay's marijuana experiment

The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has been the first, however, to openly rebel. It …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

N. America's Oldest Known Petroglyphs Discovered In Nevada

Ancient North Americans gouged elaborate rock art into a heap of big boulders northeast of Reno, Nev., more than 10,000 years ago and perhaps 15,000 years ago. That makes the carvings the oldest known petroglyphs on the continent, according to a paper published in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

Howard Dean Is Going to Iowa

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Howard Dean will go to Iowa later this month, prompting some to wonder if he's going to join Joe …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …