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Combat Medic's Advice: "Shoot the heaviest rifle round...shoot at what (you) can hit, and then shoot it again"

Reader JWT writes:<p>RF, a few friends, and I were shooting out on my range at a dueling tree this last weekend. After having to shoot one steel paddle …

When Cards Against Humanity says they're selling 'bullshit,' they mean it

Listen up, team: When Cards Against Humanity says it is selling you bullshit, take that at face value.<p>On Black Friday, the party game deviants swapped out their online storefront with a promotion offering "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy some new bullshit." That meant actual bovine crap, as …

The Woodsman Workout | The Art of Manliness

First Look: Taurus Curve - Guns & Ammo

Rather than develop another pistol that requires people to conform around the dimensions of a gun, the new Taurus Curve conforms around the contours …

Patents

A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Video Games

So, you finally realized that you can't stand to part ways with your games, guides, and various gaming memorabilia. Don't worry, you're not a …

Retrogaming

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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Play 900 classic arcade games in your web browser, right now

Some 900 classic arcade games are now available for you to play, all you need is a web browser, and if you're reading this, you're probably good to go.<p>They're all housed for posterity over at The Internet Archive, thanks to the efforts of Jason Scott and those who worked JSMESS (or JavaScript Mess) …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

Glock vs M&P

Here's What Happens When Your Photoshop Star Wars Into Your Snapshots

What if Luke and Leia lived next door? It'd look a lot like this.<p><i>(All Photos by Thomas Dagg)</i><p><b>When Toronto-based</b> photographer Thomas Dagg isn't shooting for clients like BMW, he's re-imagining the world around him as a fantastical place. Taking normal, mundane photos, he makes them surreal with the …

The Astoundingly Huge Chart of Every Sci-Fi Spaceship

There's too many of them!<p>Last October, German graphic artist Dirk Loechel gave the world his incredible diagram showing the relative sizes of hundreds of spaceships, including those from <i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Wall-E</i>, <i>Galaxy Quest</i>, <i>Halo</i>, and many other TV shows, movies, and game franchises. Now his final, expanded …

Make a Gamer Pilgrimage to These 8 Old-School Arcades

Grab a cup of quarters and get ready to game into the wee hours.<p>All around the U.S., a few arcade proprietors are keeping up the tradition. Here's a list of must-visit spots for your next road trip.

New devices want to sense and command your Home-as-a-Platform

Where you live is not simply your home. It’s a sensing, universally controllable system for your life.<p>Two new sets of products — from startup Notion and veteran peripheral maker Logitech — point to new directions for both the sensing side and the control side of what I’d call your …

This Is The Hardest Riddle On The Internet

It's called Notpron, and since the website's launch in 2004, over 16 million people have tried to solve it and only 31 have managed to.<p>That's a success rate of about 0.0003%.<p>With 140 levels, Notpron starts out relatively simple but quickly gets tougher.<p>Notpron can be played online in your web …

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How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro

Despite the fact that solid-state drives (SSDs) read and write data much faster than mechanical hard drives do, the PlayStation 4 and even the …

PS4 Pro

Your work contradicts Einstein, so what's next? A haptic gaming vest, obviously

I don’t know how to feel about the KOR-FX gaming vest, and it’s not the fault of inventor Shahriar Afshar. There have been so many gimmicky products that claim to do the same thing, to put you "inside" the game, and there is no denying that wearing the hardware makes you look like an extra from a …

A Grown-Ass Man's Guide To Super-Hard Old Nintendo Games

This is a thing about playing old NES games that I couldn't beat as a kid to see if I could beat them now as an adult, but let me tell you this …

Retrogaming

Why frame rate and resolution matter: A graphics primer

Graphics has always been the foremost battleground in the console wars. The participants in those never-ending debates try to bring in objectivity by quoting numbers — and in the case of visual prowess, <i>resolution</i> and <i>frame rate</i> are the two figures most commonly cited.<p>But what do they even mean? …

The Not-So-Simple Tools of the Indy 500

Compressed nitrogen tanks, $400 nuts, pneumatic guns that can change a tire in four second, and more gear of the Indy 500 pit crews.<p><b>Forget the yard of bricks</b>, the winner's bottle of milk, the Purdue University marching band, and Jim Nabors singing "Back Home Again In Indiana." When the gentlemen …

Motorsport

The 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time

Theres just something we all like about a pickup, man.

What If These TV and Movie Cars Were Transformers?

Artist Darren Rawlings' imagination is a happy place where your favorite pop-culture rides evolve into something bigger and better: Transformers. See how he makes memorable TV and movie cars become much more than meets the eye.<p>Artist Darren Rawlings' imagination is a happy place where your favorite …

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36 Years Of Console Prices, Adjusted For Inflation

If you thought the PS4 and Xbox One's launch prices were expensive, well, they kinda were! But not as expensive as the NES. Or Neo Geo. Or Saturn, Or …

Retrogaming

Worlds Collide: Volvo Combines Turbocharging + Supercharging

The great turbocharger vs supercharger debate has raged for ages, splitting the choice of forced induction between two philosophically opposed setups: the former offering a revvier, higher-strung sort of boost (thanks to exhaust gases), and the latter delivering a gruntier and lower-end power …

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