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Video game depicts Iran's 1979 revolution, angers Tehran

An Iranian-born video-game designer wants players to relive history with a new game that gives users a first-person perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution.<p>"1979 Revolution: Black Friday" lets gamers experience the tumultuous events through the eyes of a photojournalist who is watching his …

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive …

Retrogaming

This hacked Game Boy hides a Raspberry Pi and hundreds of games

If you want a handy illustration of how far consumer technology has come in the last 30 years, just take a look at this video from electronics wizard Wermy, who has gutted an original Game Boy and modified it to play hundreds of console games. From the outside, the device looks like one of …

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.<p>Your mind wasn't designed to handle the video game world of designer Marc ten Bosch's 4D adventure puzzler, <i>Miegakure</i>. You read right, that's 4D: four-dimensional action in the crazy beautiful world Bosch has …

'Super Markup World' tests your HTML chops in an oddly satisfying platformer

If using HTML to navigate a Mario-inspired world sounds like the perfect platformer for you, ‘Super Markup World‘ is not to be missed.<p>The game lacks a real storyline or characters, but it does have a helpful blinking blue dot that guides you through HTML challenges that progress in difficulty as …

‘The Secret of Monkey Island’ Is Still a Perfect Video Game

It's ancient, slow, and you (almost) can't die in it. And yet LucasArts' 1990 adventure remains absolute gaming perfection for me.<p>I'm about a third of the way into another playthrough of LucasArts' seminal <i>The Secret of Monkey Island</i>. I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen the game to its …

It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears to have developed a reasonably low-tech way to analyze the WiFi strength of any 3D space. Using …

Wi-Fi

Google Play Music Now Has an Amazing Visualizer

I haven’t seen a cool music visualizer since Milkdrop landed all those years ago, but today Google’s dropped a surprise HTML5 visualizer for its music service.<p>If you’re a Google Play Music user, you’re able to get the new smokey visualizer by throwing on a song, then hovering over the album art and …

What Google's Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like

<i>Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.</i><p>Google announced that it is building 100 self-driving car prototypes that lack steering wheels, pedals or other troublesome mechanisms that humans might use to drive …

Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …

Smart Keyless Access System KISI Lets You Swipe To Open Your Door

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, smart keyless access system maker KISI was showing off its mobile-connected device, which allows you to control entry to a building with a simple-to-install system that can be managed via your smartphone. Since launching last year, KISI has gone …

OMsignal unveils ‘biometric smartwear’ T-shirts for fitness geeks, quantified selfers, and you

Smart wearables are here, and they’re huge. But most of them just hang on your wrist and count your steps.<p>That’s about to change, as your clothing gets smart — and starts talking.<p>Montréal-based OMsignal is launching today with four smart bio-sensing T-shirts that track your heart rate, breathing …

SCiO Shows Off Its Molecular Food Scanner In TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hardware Alley

Dror Sharon, the CEO of ConsumerPhysics, was showing off a prototype of his handheld “food scanner” at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, called the SCiO. The device is a pocket-sized spectrometer that analyzes the molecular structure of an object by first shining a light on the item …

Capture 360-Degree HD Video With This Tiny UFO-Style Camera

Tools like Google Street View and even Apple's iPhone allow you to view the world as captured in panoramic photos, but a new camera called Centr …