Travis J Dobynes

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On the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s iconic console, the company is facing an existential crisis

On Monday, the original Nintendo game console turned 30, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the company that made it will last another 30 years.<p>Nintendo’s issues are many. The company took losses in its last two fiscal years despite maintaining revenue—mostly because of a strong yen, says …

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The origin of 'OK, Glass,' as told by Google's Amanda Rosenberg

"OK, Glass." It's a phrase that's become synonymous with Google's trailblazing wearable tech, and with good reason. As the headset's hotword, it must be uttered by the user (with varying levels of self-consciousness) to activate Glass' menu. Amanda Rosenberg, the Product Marketing Manager for …

Google Maps Preview Open to All, Still No Release Date

Google today announced it is opening up the new Google Maps preview to everyone. All you have to do is head to maps.google.com/preview, sign up, and you’ll get access immediately.<p>Previously, you had to go through an invite system to access the preview of the new Google Maps for desktop, which …

Phone out of juice? Scientists want to recharge it with urine

Gotta pee? In the future, you might think twice before you flush that valuable power source down an ordinary drain. Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the U.K. figured out a new way to make pee pee powerful enough to charge a smartphone.<p>How does it work? The magic occurs after urine (and …

Google working to secure programming deals for upcoming internet TV service, says report

Google is considering an entrance into the internet TV game, according to a new report out today. The new over-the-top service would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections, bypassing cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says the …

Skechers Now Sending Money to Idiots Who Bought Magic Shoes

A new class of debonair Jay Gatsbys has emerged to instant wealth (and, presumably, inevitable tragedy) this week, as the Federal Trade Commission …