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Try The Super-Secure USB Drive OS That Edward Snowden Insists On Using

We all know that Edward Snowden insists on secure email, but he’s also very picky about his operating systems too. In fact, he uses a free, super-secure version of Linux — called Tails — that fits on a USB stick and can be used on any computer without leaving a trace.


Thor And Loki's Stop-Motion LEGO Rumble Gets Much More Than An A+

This brotherly throwdown is the work of Jordan Tseng, 17, who writes in the video’s YouTube introduction, “I’m going to have the University entrance examination [in] 2 weeks.” Yeah. Just go ahead and pass him already.


Here's A Need For Speed Trailer That Doesn't Star Jesse Pinkman

Yay science! A lot of pre-render in this Need for Speed: Rivals trailer, but it still looks good. And yeah, piss on those cops. These wilful speed competitions only become dangerous when The Man tries to shut them down.


The Latest 'Working Portal Gun In Real Life' Hack Is Pretty Damn Cool

Mirrors lined with blue and red LEDs have long been a staple of Portal-themed decoration. Taking it to the next level, however, is jamin101wolf. He bought the Portal gun prop available through ThinkGeek and Amazon, then plugged the two mirrors into remote-control power boxes. With this he pulls off the effect of firing a red and blue portal (which are located on opposite walls, creating the requisite hall-of-mirrors effect.)


Sony Patent Could Stop You From Playing Used Games

A patent application published today resurrects the rumour that Sony’s next gaming console will suppress the playing of used games and outlines how such a scheme would be accomplished without the use of an always-on internet connection for verification. In short, an RFID ID stamped onto the new discs would track their usage history and restrict them to one console.


These Are The Graphics That Gaming PCs Shall Be Judged By

FutureMark, the folks behind the 3DMark performance benchmark, will have a new gaming benchmark for PCs out later this year and that trailer above is its tech demo. As you can see, the future of video game graphics would seem to depend on lots of swirling fire embers.


Play Counter-Strike On Your Android Device

The gang at XDA-Developers are hard at work on a full port of Counter-Strike to Android devices, but they’ve already released two playable versions Android owners can run right now.


Not Only Does This Nerf Lancer Fire Darts, It's Fully Automatic

Sure, Nerf Lancers have been done before, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be done better. This one, from reader Nick G, is also for sale on eBay.


Space Station Internet Too Slow For Online Video Games

Regarding life in space, everyone has three questions: How do you poop, has anyone screwed, and can you play video games up there. Alright, maybe the first two are more commonly asked, but we have an answer to the third question now.


Rumour Has Microsoft Announcing TV Service At E3

I love the weekends before E3. I’ve worked four. You get everything in the tips jar—yesterday we got one that said Half-Life 2: Episode 3 would be a Wii 2 launch title. It was too earnest to be a troll.


These Are The Big Games Of E3 2011

Guns. Swords. Balls. The video games of E3 2011 will have all these and much more when the industry’s annual conclave kicks off this week in Los Angeles.… [Kotaku]