Monthly Archives: December 2010

Trap the Tiger is a cute, checkers-like Time Waster for all ages

When I was a kid, I used to love playing checkers; figuring out your opponent’s next move, trying to trap their pieces and guessing what they’d do next. Trap the Tiger is a cute time-waster that captures some of that … Continue reading

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NookColor is Barnes & Noble?s Top Seller This Holiday

In a few short weeks, the NookColor sold “nearly a million units,” at least according to B&N, making it the company’s best selling product. Launched in October, the NookColor is a hackable Android tablet originally designed to only read B&N’s … Continue reading

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The Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2010 [Science]

In a year full of major advances, over-hyped findings and controversial studies, it was tough to choose which breakthroughs were the biggest in 2010. So we’ve collected the ones that stood out the most to us. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/rwIZzcDRNYY/the-top-scientific-breakthroughs-of-2010 Vanessa … Continue reading

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Aequilibrium 3 challenges your mousing agility and sense of balance — Time Waster

Back in June, I covered the original Aequilibrium; if you liked that game, then you’re going to love the new version, Aequilibrium 3. It’s a game that’s ostensibly about balance, but it’s really about agility. Each level starts off with … Continue reading

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Google Books now lets you compare word and phrase frequency in 5.2 million books

Google, in association with a couple of boffins from Harvard University, has just released an awesome tool that should entertain you for at least 10 minutes, and possibly more. It lets you compare words, or phrases, from a corpus totaling … Continue reading

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Gerber Crucial Pocket Tool Multi-Plier Review

There are a couple of brands I think of when it comes to multi-tools. Leatherman, SOG and Gerber. Today I want to show you the Gerber Crucial pocket tool multi-plier that was sent to be from OutdoorPros. It has been … Continue reading

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Hanger is a fun, gruesome physics Time Waster

The rules for Hanger are quite simple: You’ve got to reach the end of each level merely by swinging back and forth and grappling with your rope. You use LEFT and RIGHT to swing back and forth; once you gather … Continue reading

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Mac App Store to open January 6, available in 90 countries

Apple has just published a press release that confirms a January 6 opening of the Mac App Store. It will be available in 90 countries, and feature free and paid apps. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (time to upgrade from … Continue reading

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Watch the YouTube Video That Ebert Deemed Oscar-Worthy [Video]

It’s a deceptively simple concept: man takes camera and tripod out into the NYC blizzard and shoots what he sees. But there’s enough beauty and craftsmanship in this three-and-a-half minutes that Roger Ebert thinks it should win an Oscar. More » … Continue reading

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Upgrade Old TVs With LG’s Smart TV DLNA/Apps/Browser-Enabled Box [Lg]

At CES next week, LG plans on announcing the Smart TV Upgrader, but they’ve given us a sneak-preview today. What does it do? Basically, the add-on upgrades non-”smart” TV sets with DLNA, apps, plus a web browser. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/gscvT_qirys/upgrade-old-tvs-with-lgs-smart-tv-dlnaappsbrowser+enabled-box … Continue reading

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