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This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough To Keep Out Of The Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you’ve played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you’re still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colours, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined opponent.


The Spaceship Game With Firefly-Sized Ambitions

“The TV show Firefly is a big inspiration for us,” Dreadnought project director Peter Holzapfel was saying to me recently during a San Francisco preview event. “So is Sid Meier’s Pirates.” And then, for just a moment, that ceased to matter as a ship ten times the size of mine warped right in front of me.


This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As A Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.


Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn’t for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a “speculative execution system” that predicts what you’ll do next and shows you the most likely result — before you’ve even mashed a single button.



Google Pulls 'Bomb Gaza' Game From The Play Store

Google has pulled a mobile game from the Play Store which allowed users to simulate Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip — inviting them to “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians” — after (understandable) public backlash.


Valve's Crazy Steam Controller Is One Step Closer To Being Normal

When Valve first announced its controller for the Steambox, it was a weird little dude with strange, small buttons and a touchscreen. And, for as weird as it was, it was kind of great. Then it lost the touchscreen for standard buttons and a D-pad. And now it’s getting a thumbstick.


I Shot Targets With The Oculus Rift's Coolest New Virtual Gun

If you have even a passing relationship with video games, you’ve probably picked up a gun controller. It’s a gimmick, sure, but it’s a great one. And thanks to the Oculus Rift and Trinity VR’s Magnum, it’s about to get even cooler.


The First Apps And Custom ROMs For Android Wear Are Here

Android Wear is finally shipping to early adopters, which can mean only one thing: a slew of third-party apps and hacks. Now, the first of them are here.


This Clever App Turns Your Chromecast Into A Bootleg Wii

Chromecast’s new mirroring feature lets users pull up an Android phone screen onto a TV. And why would you want to put your little screen on your bigger screen? If game maker Rolocule has its way, to play Nintendo Wii-like games without bothering with a console.


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