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Nintendo Offers Free Mario, Zelda, and Kirby Valentine's Day Cards

Need a Valentine's Day card for that special someone in your life? If they love games, Nintendo can help you out.<p>The company posted a selection of Nintendo-themed Valentine's Day cards to its website, which you can print, cut out, and give to your loved ones.<p>There are four sets of cards overall …

Destiny's post-Level 20 features and systems explained

<i>Destiny</i> doesn't come to a screeching halt after you hit the "soft" player level cap at Level 20. There's a bunch of new systems and activities for you to take part in, and a new equipment attribute for you to focus on — one that can potentially increase your rank well beyond that limit. Those …

Hands on with Dragon Age: Inquisition: The importance of dying

I killed a dragon today, and it was upsetting.<p>He guides us through the brush, past the camp, along a wooded path.<p>As we walk around a bend, the canopy of trees suddenly part, revealing slate grey skies. The narrow path opens to become a valley of jutting rock and the occasional copse of trees.<p>In the …

Soundhawk's earpiece lets you pick exactly what you want to hear

Just don’t call it a hearing aid<p>Would you wear a hearing aid if you didn't really need one? Say you could hear perfectly — or at least very well — and there was something that could dramatically and selectively improve your hearing in noisy places, like a crowded bar or restaurant. Would you do it …

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 …

The masked men and women of 'Star Wars' tell their stories in 'Elstree 1976'

Darth Vader. Greedo. Rebel pilots and stormtroopers. The actors behind them will never be as recognizable as Carrie Fisher or Mark Hamill, but documentarian Jon Spira thinks their largely untold stories offer just as much. Spira, producer Hank Starrs, and a small team of filmmakers have launched a …

Interactive map shows how income inequality has deepened across the globe

The World Top Incomes Database has been cataloguing statistics on wealth across the globe since 2011, and its creators have used that data to inform several books, including economist Thomas Piketty's study of income inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>, which was published in English just a …

You can now wear the carpet from 'The Shining'

The carpet from Stanley Kubrick's <i>The Shining</i> features prominently in several key scenes of the horror movie, including Danny's first unnerving encounter with room 237. And now, this iconic pattern of cinematic history can join your wardrobe and home. Its lurid geometry defines the MONDO 237 …

STAR WARS Bird Art - The Dark Side of the Flock

Zelda Tattoo Covers This Woman's Entire Back

There are Zelda fans, and then there are <i>Zelda fans</i>. Chrisaixa is a <i>Zelda fan</i>.<p>Based on a piece of art done by Purrdemonium, she's had her entire back …

Farrah Abraham’s New Song ‘BLOWIN’ Is Everything You’d Expect From A Teen Mom Porn Star

Now that she has recklessly maneuvered her way through reality television and pornography, only to stand before us claiming that she never wanted this life that she’s built before our very eyes, Farrah Abraham has finally delivered the greatest achievement of her career. Not only has she jumped …

UK team announces Blocks, a Project Ara-like smartwatch concept

While the now-Google-led Project Ara promises us a future filled with modular smartphones that can easily be upgraded as you go, the idea of modular technology can just as easily be extended to other mobile efforts like the smartwatch. With that in mind, a UK team has recently went public with its …

'Cosmos' review: making science cool again

Whether he’s discussing NASA’s impact on our cultural psyche or emailing James Cameron about the night sky, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has a remarkably consistent message: our future depends on a passionate embrace of science, and for that to happen, science needs to be cool. It should come as no …

Infinite pixels: 8-bit art lives on in the Game Frame

This tiny pixel-art display is infinitely hackable<p>Right now, there's an arms race to pack the most pixels into the tiniest amount of space. It's the tech equivalent of a pissing contest, with major companies trying to boast that their smartphone, tablet, or computer screen is the most indiscernible …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Radiohead's eerie smartphone app lets you draw and explore in a 3D world

Radiohead just quietly released a new app for iOS and Android, and it's about as tripped-out as the rest of the group's recent work. It's named <i>PolyFauna</i>, and lead singer Thom Yorke took to the band's blog today to announce the app, calling it an experimental collaboration between Radiohead and …

Unsung Story will take players on a trip through time

<i>Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians</i>, the upcoming tactical role-playing game, won't offer random battles because the player will choose from groups of historical battles, developer Yasumi Matsuno explained in a Kickstarter update yesterday.<p>The world map in <i>Unsung Story</i> will resemble the ones in <i>Final</i> …

A monument to lab rats used for DNA research. Novosibirsk, Russia

​The Best Surprises Of 2013

We spend a lot of time talking about the future. What's on the horizon, what's coming, what's the next big thing. Between the hype-laden developer …

The story of 'The Great War,' a 24-foot illustration of WWI bloodshed

The latest work from Maltese-American journalist Joe Sacco isn't a detailed article or a thick graphic novel. <i>The Great War</i> is a 24-foot-long panoramic illustration, folding out like an accordion to reveal one of the bloodiest battles in history: July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the …

New York Police Department unveils interactive map of major crimes

The New York Police Department isn't known for its technological savvy, but a new map unveiled on Sunday might help to change that reputation. The new tool offers a look at the major crimes reported in the city, broken down by zip code and population density. The result is a surprisingly thorough …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

Photographer sends tiny versions of himself to prospective clients

Passing around business cards, cards, resumes, and elaborate social media stunts to find your next gig? You're being outdone by a Malmö, Sweden-based photographer, Jens Lennartsson, who created an army of miniature copies of himself to send to magazines and other firms that he thought might be able …

“The Punk Singer”: Kathleen Hanna’s riotous life

<b>(Allison Michael Orenstein)</b><p>“The Punk Singer” is a clear-eyed look at Kathleen Hanna’s emergence — and endurance — as a riot-grrrl icon<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>November 28, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>At the dawn of the 1990s, two streams of cultural revolution appeared to have burned themselves out. Time magazine ran a …

REVIEW: Spike Lee’s Oldboy is a Fascinating Disaster

To anyone planning to see Spike Lee’s <i>Oldboy</i>: you know the original is on Netflix Instant, right? This American remake is basically like if McDonald’s tried to do an American version of kimchi and served us ketchup on cabbage. It’s not going to please any fans of the original, and you might like it …

Kano kit offers an easier way to make a low-cost Raspberry Pi computer

Raspberry Pi provides an inexpensive way for aspiring computer scientists to start hacking, but its bare-bones offering can be intimidating to a newcomer. Kano is a forthcoming open-source computer kit designed to make coding as easy as assembling Legos. A Kickstarter for the project has attracted …

Google's latest Chrome Experiment shows off an eagle's eye view of Middle-earth

Google has long used its Chrome Experiments as a way to show off the power of browser-based apps, and the latest one should appeal to fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson's set of Middle-earth films. The new "Journey through Middle-earth" Chrome Experiment (first shown off at Google I/O in May) …

Terry Gilliam's Next Project Will Be THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE