Is it possible for someone's chess ability to leap, suddenly, from mundane mastership to world-beating? Many are convinced that Bulgarian player Ivanov Borislav is cheating—but they cannot figure out how. They can, however, figure out which computer program makes the same moves.
I think Jam Hamster might have made the most beautiful game controller/console ever. You can catch the work-in-progress photos on Twitter: practically every part and feature is handmade, including the circuit board. Not their first rodeo, obviously. See also these plans for putting an Arduino in a tape cassette, which may then be used as… READ THE REST
Behold Daniel Yamnitz's excellent Pole Position run, performed on original hardware and filmed for posterity. His score of 67,260 is the best for which video proof exists and second only to a 1984 run attested to by a tournament referee. Yamnitz was profiled by Twin Galaxies; he already held the records for Pole Position II.… READ THE REST
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new Twitter account shows TV shrink Frasier Crane looking out of his penthouse balcony only to find that Seattle has been replaced by the environments of various popular games.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
Video conferencing has become a necessity, as working from home has grown by 173% since 2005. With all of these people working from home, virtual backgrounds during video calls have never been more important. A virtual background is the easiest way to avoid cleaning up your messy office, add some creativity to your boring work call, and… READ THE REST
Whether it's a music festival or your buddy's backyard, a little cannabis never fails to bring people together. But your purse and backpack simply aren't designed to carry delicate smoking accessories, like rolling papers or filters, and if these things get damaged, your good time is bound to be a bummer. No matter where you're… READ THE REST
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development — the two are based in somewhat different wheelhouses but go hand in hand in a wide range of industries. Whether… READ THE REST