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Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Documentary aims to unearth millions of E.T copies

A documentary team has been given approval to excavate the site where million of copies of Atari's commercial flop E.T. are rumoured to be buried.<p>E.T. was released in December 1982 for the Atari 2600, with millions of copies produced under the assumption that the link to the hit Steven Spielberg …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in …

Family builds a free play basement arcade crawling with classic cabinets

A Missouri family built an arcade in their basement where classic cabinets like <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Punch-Out</i> and <i>Tron</i> are always set to free play, according to a post by redditor mertzlufft.<p>The Vintage Vault Arcade and Gameroom, as the sign above calls it, is located outside of St. Louis. Mertzlufft's …

NASA satellite captures world's largest panorama

NASA's Landsat has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of land in an unbroken panorama.<p>The strip of Earth captured in the panorama.<i><br>(Credit: NASA Earth</i> …

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Programmer shuns images, recreates intricate London subway map from pure web code

Freelance web developer John Galantini has recreated Harry Beck's iconic London Underground map using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The CSS Tube Map was created as a non-profit project to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the London Underground. Not a single image was used for the design: …

Two Neat New Backlit iPad Mini Keyboard Cases From Zagg

Two new iPad mini keyboard cases from Zagg today: A super-thin magnetic cover and a thicker stick-on “folio” case, similar to the Pro Plus case for the regular-sized iPad only with a top cover too. And both, amazingly, are backlit.<p>For me, it’s a shootout between Zagg and Logitech when it comes to …

Sony's 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink's Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)

Sony's new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper slab parked at E Ink's booth -- fitting, as the company's new Mobius flexible display is the device's …

Qualcomm demos next-gen 2,560 x 1,440 Mirasol display (hands-on video)

We haven't heard about Mirasol for a while now, but Qualcomm's reflective display tech showed up in a few proof-of-concepts on the SID Display Week floor. We got a look at a previously announced 1.5-inch panel embedded on the top of an "always-on" smartphone and on the face of a smartwatch. Though …