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Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands.<p>The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who …

How Wheaton Precious Metals Makes Most of Its Money

The company formerly known as Silver Wheaton now has more diversified sources of income.<p><b>Wheaton Precious Metals</b> (NYSE:WPM) used to be known as Silver …

Investing

Review: Put Your TV Anywhere with Wireless HD Video

I recently reorganized my Home Theatre. I happen to have a wall-mounted projector and previously had to run wires to my equipment. Now,I use the <b>Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver ($169.99)</b> from Nyrius. This allows me to put my DirecTV DVR box, my Apple TV, my Blu-Ray player, and my …

Friday the 13th for NES is being adapted into a movie, and it needs your help

Ladies, and gentleman, it’s finally happening. <b>Friday the 13th</b> for the NES <i></i>is being made into a live-action film.<p>I remember the first time I popped</b> …

The Jobs That Made People Hate You

From the town crier to bakers, a number of jobs in the ancient world made you a pariah in society.<p>According to the conventions of stand-up comedy, …

This USB Stick makes Your Xbox One Wireless Controller Work on Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft will release a tiny accessory that allows to use wireless Xbox controllers on Windows PCs.<p>Sometimes a small thing can make a big …

NES Classic Blaster Master Returns With New 3DS Game

Releasing Spring 2017.<p>Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has announced the return of Blaster Master with the release of a brand-new game …

NES classic

Who grieves for the Montreal Expos?

The 2016 World Series has generated much excitement and much talk because the two teams involved have tortured histories.<p>Cleveland hasn't won the …

PC Engine HDMI-Ready 720p Video Adapter ‘Uper Grafx’ Out Soon

As time and technology moves on we’re continually finding ourselves in a battle with our limited space. If we’re wanting to enjoy the best of both …

Lost cities #3 – Muziris: did black pepper cause the demise of India's ancient port?

In the first century BC it was one of India’s most important trading ports, whose exports – especially black pepper – kept even mighty Rome in debt. But have archaeologists really found the site of Muziris, and why did it drop off the map?<p>Around 2,000 years ago, Muziris was one of India’s most …

Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance & Mega Drive Emulation Comes To PS Vita FW 3.60 With HENkaku

For many retro gamers the Sony PlayStation Portable doubles up as a great emulation system, and it looks like its successor is set to follow in its …

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Read the first 13 years of 'Nintendo Power' on Archive.org (updated)

Before the yawning information-spouting chasm of the Internet, there were two ways you could get information on video games: your dubiously-trustful buddies and trade magazines. Despite being a company rag that only covered things coming out on its own consoles, <i>Nintendo Power</i> was one of the best of …

The Holofone Phablet is a 7-inch Android phone / Windows PC with a built-in projector

Smartphone season is rapidly upon us, with the new versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Apple’s iPhone rumored to be just around the corner. Unfortunately for those two companies, Akyumen (Pronounced like "acumen," probably) has just announced that its Holofone Phablet, which I assume is going to …

You won’t won’t find a better car mount for your iPhone, iPad or Android phone

If we had a dollar for every different car mount out there for iPhone, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets, we could close up shop and retire …

Editorial: One Year In: Why A Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover Can't Get The Apple Watch Off His Wrist (And Why That Matters)

<i>Jack Forster has been a mechanical watch enthusiast for over three decades; he's been covering them professionally for the last 20 years. Before</i> …

Smartwatches

This App Turns Your $600 Apple Watch Into A $20 Casio Calculator Watch

Plenty of people have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch; these guys went ahead and made the inevitable app. Meet GeekWatch — the app that turns your Apple Watch into an old-school calculator watch.<p>I mean, sure — you could buy a calculator watch on Amazon for like 15 …

Moog brings its $10,000 Model 15 synth to iPad and iPhone w/ new $30 app

Moog Music has been known for producing some of the most popular synthesizers since the 70s— we reviewed a couple of the newer models in our <i>Logic Pros</i> series and noted that iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite capture the experience of even a $1,000 Moog. But today Moog is releasing its own iPad and …

Synthesizers

Build This Glorious DIY Arcade Out of IKEA Parts

Transform a Micke desk from IKEA into a standalone Xbox or Playstation gaming console and get game '80s style.<p>Gaming at your own DIY arcade just feels like more of an <i>event</i> than just sitting on the couch again, controller in hand. And this arcade you can make with nothing but IKEA pieces.<p>This …

Bermuda Triangle mystery: Missing ships victim of enormous methane blowouts on ocean floor?

Scientists may have discovered the secret behind the notorious Bermuda Triangle: methane bubble explosions. Giant craters on the seabed around …

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Book Review: Artcade: The Book Of Classic Arcade Game Artwork

It's hard to believe it now, but there was a time when the evolution of the video game industry happened not in the home, but at locations like …

Player Discovers Secret Menus In Mortal Kombat Games After Over 20 Years

Through a series of button inputs, a player has found previously undiscovered menus that lay dormant in the arcade versions of <i>Mortal Kombat</i> <i>1</i>, <i>2</i> and <i>3.</i> …

Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer? A Conversation with Very Sane Conspiracy Theorists

And by that we mean, Twitter comedians.<p>Between December of 1968 and October of 1969 in Northern California, five men and women were murdered, and two others were attacked, by a man whose identity has remained a mystery for decades. The killer, who identified himself with a Zodiac sign in a series …

Microsoft's new Wireless Display Adapter is more responsive

Like other Miracast HDMI dongles, Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter lets you easily mirror the screen of your Windows (or Android) devices on monitors, TVs and projectors -- anything with an HDMI input, really. Redmond's reasonably priced dongle has been kicking around for roughly 18 months now …

Shaun King: Peyton Manning’s Squeaky-Clean Image Was Built On Lies

Thirteen years ago, USA Today obtained 74 pages of explosive court documents on Peyton Manning, Archie Manning, the University of Tennessee, and Florida Southern College that revealed allegations of a sexual-assault scandal, cover up, and smear campaign of the victim that was so deep, so widespread …

NFL

Bullion Coins - Silver Stacking Techniques

Silver bullion is no longer just an investment vehicle but also a hobby that countless “Silver Stackers” take part in every day. It might sound …

Fan-Made Ghosts’n Demons Game Celebrates 30 Years Of Capcom’s Arcade Classic

Believe it or not but Capcom’s timeless and tough arcade platformer Ghosts ‘n Goblins first hit arcades three decades ago. Continuing to be one of …

Retrogaming

Nvidia SHIELD TV: A Cord Cutter's Dream

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>Nvidia’s SHIELD TV, based on Android TV, is one of the latest devices to make your TV smarter and is a gaming cord cutter’s …

Batteries