Jacob Leonard

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Nintendo R&D; The Weirdest Products They've Ever Made

Nintendo is a company that is known for their ability to come up with new and innovative ideas for the video game landscape. From perfecting the …

Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

10 Best Found-Footage Movies Ever (and the 5 Worst)

Fifteen years ago this week, on July 16, 1999, moviegoers were stunned by a little Sundance-approved movie called "The Blair Witch Project," which purported to be the newly-discovered footage of three documentarians who disappeared in the Maryland woods while investigating an old ghost story. Those …

Borderlands Developer's Next Game Revealed - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Borderlands developer's next game revealed & a new PS4 bundle is leaked. Plus, new Titanfall DLC is announced, Cliffy B presents his next game & DLC …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Etymology

The Worst Human Ever Is Spoiling ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Women On Tinder

Ladies, I’m sorry, but there’s a monster out there named Bread Foster, and he’s spoiling <i>Game of Thrones</i> on Tinder. Why? “I realized there is an unspoiled market of screwing with people on that site.” I’d say he’s a real-life Joffrey, but no one ruined <i>Game of Thrones</i> for Joffrey (or else he probably …

This is the man bringing your favorite anime to virtual reality

You don’t realize the size of Totoro until you’re standing next to him. You have to tilt your head all the way back to look at his face when you’re close to his belly. He’s cute on the screen, but in person? The big lug is an intimidating presence.<p>I’m playing a virtual reality recreation of the bus …

I see dead words: Terminology that technology has left behind

There are words that are dead. They just don’t know it yet.<p>The advance of technology has left, in its wake, zombie terminology. It’s the verbal …

Godzilla Earth Found — and You Don't Want to Live There

Before they started finding exoplanets back in the 1990s, astronomers thought alien worlds would be pretty much like the planets you see in our own …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

'Gamer Girls' creator finally speaks: His magazine isn't about objectifying women (exclusive interview)

[<i>Images in this story are not suitable for work. -Ed.</i>]<p>Ray360 wants his fans and critics of <i>Gamer Girls Magazine</i> to know one thing: No models were harmed or exploited in the making of this publication.<p>In fact, the publisher told GamesBeat that the models had total autonomy in the process. They hired …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

Watch Dogs: 16 Minutes Of New PS4 Gameplay From The Retail Version; Full Map Revealed

Earlier, we reported about one PS4 user who has got his hands on the retail version of Watch Dogs on the PS4. Now this user has started to properly …

Gaming

IBM Lab Accidentally Makes New Type of Super-Strong, Recyclable Polymer

Strong, durable materials are hard to recycle—they're designed to stand up to abuse. But research chemists at an IBM laboratory just published their …

Book News: If Jesus Dictates A Book To You, Who Holds The Copyright?

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>In an unusually metaphysical copyright case, a German court has ruled that an American psychologist — and not Jesus Christ — is the author of a book that she said Christ dictated to her in a "waking dream." The late …

Check Out The Trailer For ‘Glorious Leader!,’ A Video Game About Kim Jong-Un

If you’re like me, you can do 100 pushups in 30 seconds and you’re constantly looking for an iPad game that can quench your thirst for both storytelling and adventure. It appears that we will soon have to look no further for as long as it takes to conquer seven levels, because Atlanta’s Moneyhorse …

Watch 'Bride of Frankentrap' and two other Borderlands shorts right here

Three animated shorts set in the Borderlands universe are now available to watch on Machinima's YouTube channel, publisher 2K Games announced today.<p>Part of a series known as <i>Tales from the HQ</i>, the three short films were produced by students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in …

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your PS3

Already paid up for Sony's PlayStation 4? Or are you waiting on a certain blockbuster title before you make the move to the next gen? We don't blame you. However, the PS4's ancestor -- that slightly curved obelisk sitting under your TV, the one with half an inch of dust -- still has a few tricks in …

Self-Described 'Med School Virgin' Hanna Kern Calls Off Auction After Dubious $801,000 Bid

A medical school student who was auctioning off her virginity has called off the stunt, after receiving few legitimate bids, according to the Daily Mail.<p>Between March 31 and May 7, Hanna Kern had been auctioning off her virginity under the name of "Elizabeth Raine," the paper's website reports.<p>Kern …

How Sega Planned To Crush Nintendo, 24 Years Ago

<i>Blake J. Harris' book</i> Console Wars<i>, out tomorrow, takes readers behind enemy lines to meet the men and women who created the exciting and</i> …

'Chameleon' Vine Looks Like Whatever Tree It Climbs

The more you adapt, the better you survive<p>Chameleons aren’t the only species that excel at mimicry, as biology professor Ernesto Gianoli discovered in Chile’s temperate rainforests.<p>The woody vine <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, Boquila for short, is a climbing plant, and has the abilities to mimic the leaves …

Biology

Comcast is trying to improve its image with a program for low-income consumers

PHILADELPHIA — As Comcast tries to win over regulators reviewing its controversial merger with Time Warner Cable, its well-honed lobbying campaign often highlights a company program offering Internet to low-income families.<p>In the Washington area, ads promoting the program, known as Internet …

Tiny Hamster Eats Tiny Pizza. And Your Heart Melts Like Hot Mozzarella. (VIDEO)

Life abounds with mysteries.<p>This hamster has a cup, but nothing to drink. He is equipped with a fork, yet lacks the skill or strength to use it. In fact, he needs not a fork. He only has to use his mini hands to eat this tiny pizza, nibble by adorable nibble, as your heart melts like hot mozzarella.<p>…

Good Idea/Bad Idea: Use A Stun Gun To...

Guess which is which! Hint: one gets you stun-gunned.<p><b>Good Idea:</b> Lift Fingerprints<p>On a hunch, crime scene investigator Richard Warrington, now retired, found a new way to fight crime with a stun gun: lifting prints. Warrington’s hack involves placing a sheet of sun-blocking film over a freshly …

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

Maxi Pad Parody Uses Red Instead of Blue Liquid, Shows The Absurdity Of Advertising

You've essentially seen this commercial played out a million times on public TV -- so what makes it so cringe-worthy now?<p>In this parody of a maxi pad ad, UCB Comedy makes us laugh -- uncomfortably -- by simply replacing the familiar blue liquid with red.<p>Though we are used to seeing the "liquid …

Turn Me On, Dead Man: The Beatles No. 9 Conspiracy Theory Lives!

You didn't need a lot to freak out in 1968, and the Beatles pushed more than a few fans over the edge when those fans got near the end of the band's iconic 1968 masterpiece, popularly known as, "The White Album."<p>As the song "Revolution No. 9" begins, amid a Yoko Ono-influenced avant-garde mishmash, …

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