Evan Williams

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If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t

I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the The End of Days? Should the world be buried in a never-ending blizzard, or should a meteor impact block …

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets?<p>Those questions were asked Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning educator Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") at …

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

AT&T goes on the offensive with cheaper family plans

AT&T is showing it can get aggressive with pricing too.<p>The Dallas-based telecommunications company unveiled a new series of family plans designed to entice new users and keep existing ones on its service. The savings -- which come only to customers who sign up for monthly installment program Next; …

Google Gives You All The Joy Of Playing With Legos Without The Foot Pain

What's better than playing with Legos? Playing with <i>unlimited</i> LEGOS and not having to worry about stepping on them.<p>With Google's new site, Build with Chrome, you're able to build anything you want with multiple shapes and colors of Legos and then share your creations with other people. You can go …

On being alone, protecting your gaming space, and expecting the same from what you play

When you write about video games for a living and have five children, guarding the limited amount of time you have to enjoy gaming as a source of fun and not as part of your career becomes difficult.<p>You can tell when I’ve been gaming in the living room; the recliner has been pushed so close to the …

You'll remember your enemies in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

The enemies in <i>Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> are special.<p>The angry, slimy, war-mongering orcs aren't just grunts the player kills to level up (although they certainly can be, if that's what the player wants). The enemies can be useful to the player. They can act as an intelligence resource. They …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Razer reveals Project Christine, a modular concept PC focused on easy upgrades

Razer has a history of bringing wild-eyed concepts to CES, only to brand them and release them the following year. In 2010, it announced a motion controller in partnership with Sixense; in 2011, it brought the newly named Razer Hydra to the show. The next year it announced Project Fiona, a rather …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …