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Pokémon Go’s big summer update adds cooperative raids and redesigned gyms

Nearly a year after it first launched, <i>Pokémon Go</i> is getting a big summer update aimed at making the game both more accessible and more social. While it may not be as popular as the heady days when it first debuted, developer Niantic says that <i>Pokémon Go</i> has been downloaded more than 750 million …

This tiny adapter lets you use wireless controllers with an NES

Analogue, the company behind perhaps the most gorgeous NES ever made, is releasing a new adapter so you can use a wireless controller with your classic Nintendo hardware. Called the Retro Receiver, the $19.99 receiver simply plugs into the controller port on an NES, letting you replace the …

This New Red Hot Chili Peppers Song Is Actually Awesome?

It slaps...literally.<p>The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been so perennially chill for so long that sometimes you take their existence for granted, and the long stretches between their albums only add to that. Well, they're re-emerging with a new Danger Mouse-produced album <i>The Getaway</i> and they've shared …

Wireless Adapter Lets You Use a PS4 Controller on Your Classic 8-Bit NES Console

The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it …

Retrogaming

Will Sylvain Neuvel's Novel Sleeping Giants Become the Next Martian-style Success Story?

Sylvain Neuvel’s upcoming novel <i>The Sleeping Giants</i> doesn’t hit stores until next week, but his unconventionally published novel has already been …

Wall Street

Play a Fully 3D Legend of Zelda Tribute in Your Browser

*Zelda chest opening jingle plays*<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The site has now been replaced by the following statement:<p><i>SORRY, FOLKS.</i><p><i>Nintendo asked us to remove this</i> …

Why Zelda Was so Revolutionary When It Came Out 30 Years Ago Today

Game historian Nathan Altice lays out what separated the first Legend of Zelda game from the pack.<p>Break out the ocarina and dust off the Hylian Shield, because <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> turns 30 years old today.<p>On February 21, 1986, Nintendo released the original game in this beloved series—entitled <i>Zelda</i> …

10. Bruce Wayne's Personality Is As Malleable As The Joker's

Drawing back to my opening remarks regarding Bruce's many interpretations, the character (at least in the various iterations of the DC Universe's …

Over the past week or so, the Television Critics Association winter press tour has been taking place, and superhero TV shows had a major presence …

Reading print books better for memory, understanding

FAIRBANKS — Once Yogi Berra explained a particularly awful Yankees outing: “We made too many wrong mistakes.”<p>A case in point was reported in a …

Doctors want to cure obesity with freeze-dried fecal pills

As gross as it may sound, popping freeze-dried fecal pills might one day cure obesity and you might be instructed to take them to lose weight. In …

Phantom vibration syndrome: Up to 90 per cent of people suffer phenomenon while mobile phone is in pocket

Nine of 10 people suffer from “phantom vibration syndrome” - where they mistakenly think their mobile phone is vibrating in their pocket - it has …

Mobile

3-in-1 i-FlashDrive HD II – always be prepared to move your data

There are a million and one ways to transfer data from your smartphone to a computer but one day you might need to move some files and there’s no …

Watch Teenagers React to Ancient 'GoldenEye 007' Nintendo 64 Game

1997, which was approximately 100 years ago, gave society a lot of very crucial things. <b>Smash Mouth</b> comes to mind. That scene in <i>Men in Black</i> where <b>Will</b> …

Smart insole counts your steps and keeps your toes warm

BERLIN — Everyone is fixated on how far you walk or run and how many steps you've climbed, but who is worried about your feet and if they feel safe …

Gear & Gadgets

What "Games Of Thrones" Characters Look Like In The Books

Westeros has a lot more bald dudes than you think.

How Much Is The Human Body Worth?

No price can be put on a life. But whether we like it or not, once a person has died, there is value to the human body as a commodity. And different …

Ben & Jerry's spoofed Apple's classic 1984 ad for a stoner burrito

Anecdotally speaking, April 20th is an important day for a subset of Ben & Jerry's most rabid fans — or to put it more bluntly (pun intended), stoners love ice cream. Ben & Jerry's is celebrating 420 with a new decadent amalgam of sweets that it's calling the Brrr-ito (that's with three consecutive …

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car is coming to northeastern U.S. in 2016

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car finally has a name and a rollout plan.<p>The water-vapor-producing vehicle, called Mirai, was first unveiled in June …