Sweden's Pirate Party says it was avidly courted by the sales staff for Gamex, the largest games conference in the country. The party bought a booth and went to some expense arranging to have it decorated and staffed. At the last minute, Gamex mysteriously banned the Pirate Party from exhibiting at the show, saying the conference was "a venue for political conflict and the party's presence could cause problems" (despite the fact that other political organizations are exhibiting there).
An enchanting new Twitter account shows TV shrink Frasier Crane looking out of his penthouse balcony only to find that Seattle has been replaced by the environments of various popular games. Pictured here is Frasier looking at Half-Life 2's City 17. READ THE REST
The Slow Mo Guys filmed an old cathode ray tube TV (playing Super Mario Bros.) with an ultra high-speed camera. It struck me that I've always known how CRTs work—the RGB electron beams trained across the screen, line by line, completing a full picture 50 or 60 times a second—but never actually seen the reality… READ THE REST
Rachel Berger, a design professor at California College of the Arts, cast an XBox controller in lead and copper to protest the U.S. military's use of XBox controllers as battle equipment. The United States military has been integrating Microsoft Xbox video game controllers into battle equipment for more than a decade. Officials tout the ergonomic,… READ THE REST
Whether we want to admit it or not, 2021 has presented truly fruitful for viruses, both of the biological and technological variety. Sure, most of the time hacks and breaches are usually on a larger scale, but they can still find you on an individual level. Whether writing code, online shopping, or doing work, chances… READ THE REST
From shelves that can't manage to stay level to weeds that grow faster than your beard, there are lots of things to tend to around the house these days. And if your tool arsenal is looking a little sparse, GardenJoy has some great tools that can really save the day. In fact, here are five… READ THE REST
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throughout 2020. After living through such a tense time when it was rare that we could even leave our houses, New Yorkers may… READ THE REST