Archive | April, 2010

Super Mario Bros Remixed

If you have fond memories of the NES, then this is the game for you. Indie game developer “Exploding Rabbit” has recreated Super Mario Bros with one important twist – you can play through it with characters from The Legend of Zelda, Contra, Castlevania, and Metroid. In Super Mario Crossover, each character controls just like [...more]

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Apr 30 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

The Best and Worst Hotel Wi-Fi Chart

Do you pick your hotel based on its Wi-Fi? Then this chart is for you. It lays out, in pretty visual form, the best and worst hotel chains for your wireless internet connection needs. Now if it could only also predict which hotels have paper-thin walls or rattling AC units. Source: Hotel Chatter via Boing [...more]

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Apr 30 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Flash Friday: Paper Warfare

It’s Friday! You may as well stop working immediately and start playing video games — everyone knows you just stare at your computer clock until 5 p.m. anyway. This week’s game is Paper Warfare. Paper Warfare is a standard horizontal shooter, but unlike so many other flash shooters, the difficulty ramps up pretty quick, making [...more]

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Apr 30 2010
By Nick Upton

Japanese Coop Making Humanoid Moon Robot

A group of Japanese manufacturers are getting together to build a a bipedal, moon-faring robot. Now I’m not sure if the endeavor will produce a sassy Futurama-esque robot or a sad Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy version, but I’m really hoping of the former. I am sure, however, that the Japanese coop named Astro-Technology SOHLA [...more]

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Apr 29 2010
By Nick Upton

Facebook Comes to Kindle

Man, Facebook just can’t be escaped, can it? The new Kindle 2.5 software update adds Facebook and Twitter support to the e-reader, which means there’s officially not a single gadget out there that doesn’t connect to the social network sites. Okay, so my toaster can’t access Facebook yet. Just MySpace. The Kindle 2.5 update also [...more]

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Apr 29 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

The Incredible Is Here

Even if you’re not a phone freak, expect to hear a lot about the HTC Droid Incredible. The latest Google Android-based phone arrives today, and according to the first reviews, it definitely lives up to its name. CNet rated the phone as excellent, calling it the best Android phone to date and the best phone [...more]

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Apr 29 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Paid Subscriptions Coming to Hulu

Online streaming television content has changed the way many of us watch TV, and no site has had more of an impact than Hulu. The streaming TV hub currently offers content from several networks for free, with the primary restriction being a steady cycling of new and old programming. According to sources “with knowledge of [...more]

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Apr 28 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Google Under Fire By German Privacy Advocates

Everyone’s friend Google is getting some flak in Germany for collecting private wi-fi networks with its Street View fleet. The Street View part of Google Maps has yet to launch in German, and it had already had plenty of critics among Germany’s very private populous. But once privacy officials found out that the service would [...more]

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Apr 28 2010
By Nick Upton

Boy Scouts Introduce Video Game Pin

Despite what you may have heard, the Boy Scouts of America have NOT introduced a Video Game merit badge. They’ve introduced a video games belt loop and pin. There’s a difference, dammit! Regardless, I wish this had been around when I was in Boy Scouts, because I could have earned these awards easily. Check it [...more]

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Apr 28 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Not All Blu-ray Players Will Take You To Pandora

Avatar is officially the fastest-selling Blu-ray disc of all time, but not all customers are happy with their purchase. Some Blu-ray players can’t play the movie, thanks to a required firmware update that’s unavailable for some models. Tech site Crunchgear has singled out the Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-ray player as one that’s having particular issues, but [...more]

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Apr 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss