Sam Adlis

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There and back again: A history of The Lord of the Rings in video games | Polygon

Christopher Tolkien thought his father's works were "unsuitable for transformation into visual dramatic form."<p>One producer wanted <i>The Hobbit</i> "less Zelda and more Mario."<p>"It's a very human story, if you'll pardon the pun."<p>"It's all so grounded in myth and history — the same stories, the same …

Watch us smash planets together for fun and profit

What would it be like to rip a planet from its orbit and send it hurtling towards another? How effective of a force multiplier would Kirsten Dunst be in that situation? These questions and more are answered during Polygon's Overview of the new real-time strategy game, <i>Planetary Annihilation</i>.<p>Last …

The inside story of how Netflix came to pay Comcast for internet traffic

Netflix hand-delivered 256 pages (pdf) to the US government this week arguing that Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable. “The proposed merger puts at risk the end-to-end principle that has characterized the internet and been a key driver in the creation of the most important …

Net Neutrality

Aiming virtual guns becomes a lot more fun with the Oculus Rift

YouTuber 'Goldfish' uses the headset and Razer Hydra to play 'Half-Life 2'<p>Just watch New Zealander Goldfish's face as he plays <i>Half-Life 2</i> using the Oculus Rift headset and Razer's Hydra motion controller to see how exciting the dawn of virtual reality gaming is going to be. Like most of the …

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, arm …

Scientists find 'off' switch for scleroderma - Futurity

Researchers have identified the core signaling pathway that activates scleroderma and chemical compounds that can turn the switch off.

Minecraft Titanfall Mod Ironfall Is Playable And Amazing

On a long enough timeline, everything you know and love will remade in <i>Minecraft</i>, whether it's <i>World of Warcraft</i> or the USS Voyager. The latest example …

Titan Fall

Smartphone smackdown: the best (and worst) of 2013 – video review

It's the end of 2013 and there have been a lot of smartphones released this year, from the likes of Blackberry, Sony, Motorola, HTC, Apple and Google. But which ones are the dogs and which ones are the winners? Charles Arthur and Samuel Gibbs try and test the best – and the worst. They also cast …

Violinist pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Taylor Davis, a violinist well-known for her musical renditions of famous video game tracks, released a new video featuring the "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" from <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>.<p>Davis performs in full costume in the video above. "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" are two …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …