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50 Outdoor Games to DIY This Summer

Summer days are perfect for little-to-no-skill-needed lawn games with family and friends in the backyard. Most of these games are easy and inexpensive to make and they all would make great party games for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for an old classic, entertainment for your outdoor …

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Clean up and organize your iTunes music library

I present four ways to tidy up the music you have stored in iTunes, none of which requires complicated procedures or added software.<p>What better way to end our month of Spring Cleaning than with the odious task of cleaning and organizing your sprawling iTunes music library. You may have started with …

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Use Andy to emulate Android on your desktop

This free utility brings Jelly Bean to Windows and Mac so you can run apps, play games, and more.<p>There are lots of great reasons to use an Android emulator. Perhaps you're thinking of ditching your iPhone in favor of, say, a Google Nexus, but want to test-drive Android first. Or maybe there's an …

Android News

Amazon Fire TV review

AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV revealed in new video

Koushik Dutta, the developer behind the popular AllCast app, has released a new video showing mirroring capability between his Android device and …

Smart TV

Here is every Super Nintendo start screen, in a video nine hours long

Two months after compiling every start screen for every Nintendo Entertainment System game, NicksplosionFX is back at it again with every start screen for every Super Nintendo game. And this video is three times as long as the first.<p>That's more than nine hours, in all. How much can you take? The …

Stream almost any media to Chromecast, even multitask, with AutoCast

The Chromecast is already a powerful little device that allows you to stream almost any content to your TV with ease. With all the new apps that …

First boot with the Raspberry Pi

This inexpensive microcomputer can be used for a variety of DIY projects. Here's what you need to know before you get started.<p>The credit card-size Raspberry Pi microcomputer has been one of the most talked-about devices since it first hit the scene in early 2012. Originally intended to teach …

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Create a retro game console with the Raspberry Pi

Play classic games like Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, and more with this fun do-it-yourself project.<p>The projects people have created with the Raspberry Pi are truly incredible. The low-cost microcomputer has been used to power home automation projects, servers, media …

Raspberry Pi

How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Google's low-cost computers are capable of doing more than you think. Here's how you can transform a Chromebook into a full-blown Linux laptop.<p>You've probably heard a lot about Chromebooks. These affordable computers are manufactured by companies like HP, Acer, Toshiba, and Samsung, among others, …

Linux

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

ComiXology Gives Away Over $150,000 In Digital Comics At SXSW

One year ago at SXSW, Marvel gave away 700 free digital comic books through ComiXology.<p>It was an utter disaster after system after system crashed …

5 apps that can earn you cold, hard cash (and other rewards)

If you want to make a little cash on the side, these Android and iOS apps can help you out.<p>That expensive smartphone in your pocket could pay for itself -- you just have to download the right apps. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store are littered with titles to help you rack up money, …

Apps

Mario Warfare shows that Princess Peach can kick your ass

Beatdown Boogie's wonderful Mario Warfare series has been chugging along, and we last left off with Princess Peach learning the way of the gorilla …

Retrogaming

30-Minute DIY: How to Custom Etch Glass Jars

We’ve been seriously swooning over what we’re calling “Adult Etch-a-Sketch” ever since we experimented with<p>DIY glass etching<p>this past summer. For this project, we’ll show you how to make custom one-of-a-kind jars that make perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, and pets! We teamed up …

Chemicals

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition free to download for limited time

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition — a game development tool that is usually priced at $49 — is free for a limited time.<p>To take advantage of the freebie, download the free version of GameMaker from the company's website, choose the Beta channel and pick the option to register the Standard Edition. …

'Arrow' Easter Eggs Tease A 'Dark Knight Rises' Baddie

"Arrow's" latest episode, "League of Assassins" didn't just reveal huge secrets for heroes Oliver Queen and Sarah Lance: it was also a wealth of …

Marvel: Avengers Alliance coming to Android Nov. 21, Thor content unveiled

Facebook and iOS social game <i>Marvel: Avengers Alliance</i> is coming to Android on Nov. 21, Marvel officials announced today during their New York Comic Con panel.<p>The developer also walked the attendees through new content coming to the title, including new characters and gameplay addition.<p>The team …

Is the 'AirPlay killer' already dead?

Miracast might be on the verge of success, but it sure feels like failure<p>It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but HDMI radically simplified our home entertainment. Once, connecting devices to a television required any number of different video and audio cables — including …

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Like Chromecast, Roku wants to let you launch TV apps from your phone or tablet

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle garnered a lot of attention due to its low price and ease of use. It's hard to find a simpler, cheaper way to share YouTube and Netflix videos from a smartphone to a nearby television. But Roku, the set-top box manufacturer, doesn't plan to let Google go unchallenged. …

[IFA 2013] ASUS Re-Reveals The Transformer Book Trio, A Tablet And Keyboard Dock That Runs Both Android And Windows 8

ASUS re-announced at IFA today a slew of new devices, some of which aren't actually new. We first heard about the Transformer Book Trio back in June …

Hands-on with the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

ASUS has come quite a long way since the days of the original Transformer eeePad — and the newly announced TF701T has things as good as they've ever …

Get 8 EA games for charity in the Humble Origin Bundle

Electronic Arts might not strike you as the humble type, but the publisher's eight-PC-game pay-what-you-want Humble Origin Bundle may be the humblest …

The Sims

Logitech TK820 melds wireless keyboard and trackpad for $100 (video)

Logitech's no stranger to Windows-optimized keyboards and trackpads, and now it's ready to show off its latest offering: the TK820 -- a compact keyboard with an adjacent touch surface. The wireless kit shares some design language with the company's Tablet Keyboard, but sweetens the deal with a …

Element14 unveils Raspberry Pi Projects hub and 8GB Model B bundle

While it's comparatively easy to get started with Raspberry Pi programming, it can be tough to find suitably challenging projects afterward -- what's good for rookies may bore seasoned pros. To solve this, Element14 has launched a Raspberry Pi Projects hub that organizes community projects by skill …

Infuse 1.3 for iOS adds AirPlay video streaming, web-based WiFi transfers

FireCore's Infuse app is already handy for iOS users who want to play less common video formats; with the 1.3 release, it might prove vital. The new version brings AirPlay, letting viewers push any of 14 video codecs to their Apple TV. Transfers should also be simple now that users can use a web …

Lootsie moves into rewards for mobile and social gamers

Lootsie is announcing a platform for mobile and social games that lets gamers redeem points for real-world rewards.<p>The new platform (launching soon) is another imaginative way to generate revenues for mobile games and keep gamers more engaged in the age of nanosecond attention spans. Lootsie …