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11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Your ISP can peep on your browsing, so Cloudflare is pulling down the shade

Cloudflare has introduced a new service called 1.1.1.1 that claims to be a faster, safer way to use the internet. In a week of headlines that include …

Net Neutrality

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Books

Trump suggests US military foot the bill for border wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has privately floated the idea of funding construction of a border wall with Mexico through the US military budget in conversations with advisers, two sources confirmed to CNN Tuesday.<p>Trump discussed the idea in a private meeting last week with House …

Donald Trump

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

This popular Nighthawk model just overtook Google Wifi as Amazon’s best-selling router

The Google Wifi mesh wireless system has been at the top of Amazon’s best-selling routers list for, well, for as long as we can remember. It’s not …

Wi-Fi

Make These Party Dips That Go Beyond French Onion

Every party spread, no matter how fancy the shindig, should contain a dip or two. Dips are easy to make, fun to eat, and much loved by pretty much …

Onions

Make Your Own Golden Syrup for the Best Pecan Pie of Your Life

Corn syrup is gross. I guess it’s <i>okay</i> in small quantities—say, to give homemade caramels a bit of chew—but it’s too one-note to be a standalone …

Costco’s Black Friday Deals Cancel Out the Cost of Your Membership

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>If you’re a loyal Costco shopper, you know that the in-store and online deals go way beyond bulk …

Shopping

Board Game Buyer’s Guide: The Best Licensed Tabletop Games Around

<i>This year, the Geek & Sundry editorial contributors have come together and collaborated to put together several curated lists of games. Whether</i> …

Demotivational Dungeons & Dragons Posters

Dungeons & Dragons is the most popular tabletop roleplaying game of all time, but it's also just like every other RPG ever made in that it can be …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Plex Live TV and DVR now available on Roku

<b>Update (10/12/17):</b> Plex is now rolling out the Live TV and DVR functionality to Roku users. Previously, the service had only been available for Android, Android TV, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, and on the Plex web app. Now Roku users with software version v5.0.4 or newer and access to the Roku Preview …

Watch Google's Pixel 2 event in under 15 minutes

Google dropped a ton of new hardware on us at today's event: two phones, two smart speakers, a new laptop, smart earbuds that instantly translate words into your language, a camera that takes its own pictures and a revamped VR headset. Did we miss anything? The only way to know for sure is to check …

Consumer Tech

LastPass vs 1Password vs Enpass: Which of these password managers is the best?

As we use our smartphones and other mobile devices more and more often to purchase goods online or sign onto paid services, we also have to create and use more sophisticated passwords. While we are certainly seeing an increased use of methods beyond passwords for those features, such as fingerprint …

Information Systems

Watch what it takes to build a giant 3D-printed LEGO go-kart

It cost upwards of $100 and took seven days to print. But it's time and money well spent.<p>If there's any hesitation in your mind that we're living in a DIY golden age, a giant 3D printed LEGO go-kart should clear things up.<p>YouTuber Matt Denton built a replica LEGO model that's five times larger than …

Go-karts

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Explore and colonise space in Genesis Alpha One

Goodness me, Genesis Alpha One [official site] is trying to do a lot. Let’s checklist this:<p>☑ Space exploration<br>☑ Building spaceships<br>☑ Mining<br>☑ Farming<br>☑ …

Five Tasty, Edible Gifts That Are Easy to Make

A good food gift doesn’t need to be an expensive gourmet gift basket, but it should be thoughtful, delicious, and a little unexpected. These edible …

Sol Trader is Elite vs Dwarf Fortress; Out Next Week

“f you don’t want to play Sol Trader, I’m afraid we can’t be friends any more,” wrote Adam last year. Now it’s your chance to make or break a …

PC Gaming

Three Different Tiny Muffin Tin Recipes, and How Well They Work

Putting things in muffin tins to make bite-sized versions of a dish is a popular kitchen hack, but some recipes work better than others. Lucky Peach …

Stellaris Review

Bird people don’t like me. It’s been around 40 Earth years since my first tender steps were taken into the galaxy and since that time I have …

Stellaris review

Stellaris's early game is a wondrous thing. You, the ruler of a newly space-faring empire of mammals, avians, fungoids, or any one of a number of …

A Screenshot Tour of Vivaldi, the New Power-User Web Browser

Bored of Chrome? Sick of the fact you can’t customize Safari? Wish Firefox was just a little better? Vivaldi, a new web browser built on Chromium, …

The Lovehacker Valentine's Day Playlist

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! You’ve got your power ballads and slow jams ready, right? Oh, snap, you don’t?! Don’t worry. We got you …

Love Songs

Bound for iOS Plays All Your Audiobooks Out of Dropbox

iPhone: The DRM-free audiobook business isn’t exactly booming (though sites like Downpour and LibriVox are out there to help you find some), but that …

Apps

Supercut: "I Should Have Killed You When I Had the Chance!"

(Video Link)<p>The seventh rule on the Evil Overlord List says:<p>When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least …

Movies

Playing an RPG without combat

I'm bored of killing people. Not necessarily bored of having people killed, but certainly of doing my own dirty work. After a couple of years of …

Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base

<i>Undercover Boss</i> is a reality show in which some CEO disguises himself as an entry-level worker to see how things are going at the lowest level of the …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens