AJ Pranger

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Horizon: It Turns Out a Lot of People Can Hear You Scream in Space

A long time from now, in a galaxy very, very near...<p>In my experience, the term “4X” is to gamers as “Dungeons & Dragons” is to everyday, tabletop …

As Minecraft tops Apple's apps chart for 2013, Mojang talks Pocket Edition

Minecraft – Pocket Edition was released for iOS in November 2011. Two and a bit years later, it's sitting proudly at the top of Apple's chart of the top paid iPhone and iPad apps of 2013 in both the UK and US.<p>An impressive achievement, as is the fact that the game has been one of the few paid – as …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

The Hobbit Dominates Weekend Box Office, With One Frame Rate To Rule Them All

With a dragon sitting on a giant pile of coins, one of the most dynamic action sequences of the year, and even skeptics like <i>Vanity Fair</i>'s Richard Lawson sorta-kinda embracing it, <i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> had everything going for it in its first weekend at the box office. And though it was …

9 Songs That Blatantly Ripped Off Other Songs In 2013

Just try to keep in mind that talent borrows, and genius steals.

Opinion: You're playing Battlefield 4 wrong, and so is DICE

I historically spend about 90 percent of my time in Conquest mode when I play a Battlefield game, but Commander mode in <i>Battlefield 4</i> has me approaching 100 percent. Nothing beats the satisfaction of jumping into a Conquest match as a Commander when the game is halfway over and my team is losing …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Fallout 4 Reportedly Exists, Is Set In Boston

There are no secrets on the internet anymore, and video game projects trying to be kept under wraps have a way of being uncovered far ahead of their official reveal date these days. Such is the case with Fallout 4 today, a game, that according to Kotaku at least, actually exists.<p>The internet …

The Hollyweird Legal Round-Up: Ellen Pages Leaked “Nudes”

<i>The Hollyweird Legal Round-Up is our weekly guide to the latest entertainment lawsuits and lawyerly pud-slinging, written by our legal correspondent, real-life Hollywood lawyer “Buttockus Finch.” (Probably not his real name).</i> <i>This week, he takes on Ellen Page’s leaked “nudes,” and Lindsay Lohan’s</i> …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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6 Sculptures That Won’t Restore Your Faith In Humanity

These sculptures by Francesco Albano may look like you feel.<p>It would be easy to dismiss the sculptures of Francesco Albano as mere grotesques–as monsters dreamed up by a B-movie producer looking to induce stomach-churning shock value. It would be easy, if their wax skins didn’t look so human, so …

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Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

10. Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax

Doctor Who is probably one of the most spin-off friendly shows out there, having embraced the idea for decades. After all, when you've got a …

<i>Doctor Who</i> has almost no boundaries. A show with an unprecedented premise has almost no set rules, excepts for the ones that it sets for itself. And …

Watch Every One of Doctor Who's 13 (Yes, 13) Regeneration Scenes | WIRED

Yesterday the BBC announced the name of the man who will step into the shoes of the latest incarnation of the Doctor: Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, …

Matt Smith gets Doctor Who Mr Potato Head

Matt Smith has been given a makeover by toymakers Hasbro as the company celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.<p>The actor appears in character …

Waiter Uses Doctor Who to Earn Bigger Tips

The blogger behind The Stranger on Baker Street works as a waiter. As an experiment, one night, he conversed with customers by quoting the Doctor …

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary stirs up old battle

It will be one of the most celebrated landmarks in the BBC's history. Yet with just four days to go until Doctor Who's 50th anniversary show, key players have gone back to an argument about it from half its lifetime ago.<p>In the Radio Times, the show's producer and director, Steven Moffat, lambasts …

Doctor Who recap: The Day of the Doctor

Universal News And Sport (Scotland)<p>Who's this? It's only the next Doctor … Photograph: Universal News And Sport (Scotland)<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/11/25/1385382151955/Whos-this-Its-only-the-ne-008.jpg<p>460<p>BBC<p>Osgood … the ultimate fangirl. …

10. The Second And Third Doctors Are The Same Person

Fans of any television show will have theories about how they operate and how the plots are going to be resolved. Given the 50th anniversary, Doctor …

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Tim Burton Meets DOCTOR WHO in These Reimagined Doctors

Becoming the Big, Bad Wolf Among Us

Embrace the past with Fabletown's toughest resident.<p><b>Please play The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us before reading further.</b><p>I attacked a tiny toad …

The Walking Dead: Season Two's teaser plucks at the heartstrings

For <i>The Walking Dead</i> video game fans desperate for a morsel of the game's next season, Telltale Games is handing out teases in six second chunks, as evidenced by the developer's latest Vine.<p>In the latest glimpse, we see Clementine looking wistfully at her <i>The Walking Dead</i> companion Lee, an indicator …

"I know I'm a douche," Fallout 4 hoaxer says

Over the weekend, Bethesda confirmed that the Fallout 4 teaser website TheSurvivor2299 was indeed a fake. Now, its creator has come forward to explain why he did it. During a recent Reddit AMA titled "Uhm, Hello? I'm the Prick behind thesurvivor2299," the hoaxer said he stopped the campaign after …