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Chalk That Can Draw Deadly Weapons Look Fun Until They Kill You

Screw playing Call of Duty or Halo or Titanfall or any next generation video game, I want this Chalk Warfare game where you draw your own weapons and fight your friends to become real. Your weapons are only limited by your imagination and, well, your drawing skills.


A Brief History Of Easter Eggs In Tech

The Easter egg — as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat — can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside.


Space Invaders Should Have Been A Biblical Epic All Along

Artist Dan Hernandez has an awesome new show up in New York City at the Kim Foster Gallery, combining Renaissance theology with the iconography of early computer game art — or Space Invaders by way of the Book of Genesis. As Rebecca Robertson describes the exhibition in ARTnews, “To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses.”


Watch Five Giant Cat Excavators Play The World's Biggest Game Of Jenga

Twenty-seven wooden blocks weighing 270kg each? That’s no regular game of Jenga — that’s a job for a team of five giant, yet agile, Cat excavators and telehandlers to take on. Just some machines having fun.


This Game Might Actually Get You To Learn In-Flight Safety Procedures

Unless you’re a first-time passenger who’s a little anxious about flying, you probably pay more attention to your phone than a flight attendant’s safety spiel. But since it really is important to pay attention, researchers from the University of Udine’s HCI Lab are developing smartphone and tablet apps that gamify in-flight safety info.


You Can Actually Solve This Working Rubik's Cube Lamp

If you’ve reconciled your childhood frustrations and animosities towards the Rubik’s Cube, you might be happy to hear there’s now yet another way to make the iconic puzzle a part of a room’s decor. Believe it or not this Rubik’s Cube LED lamp is actually solvable, although you probably won’t want someone to ever mess it up in the first place.


Here's What Tetris On The Side Of A 29-Storey Skyscraper Looks Like

Last night, hundreds of people crowded around the 29-story Cira Centre building in downtown Philadelphia to fulfil every classic Game Boy lovers’ dream — playing Tetris on 100,000-square-foot screen for all the world to see.


Get This Precious Retro Hobbit Game Into My iPad Right Now

I fondly remember one of the very first games I played on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: The Hobbit, a text adventure with crude illustrations that was probably made in BASIC. It was crap, but this Hobbit game looks great. So good that it makes me hate the Cinefix guys for making these awesome videos without actually releasing any real games.


There Are More Ways To Arrange A Deck Of Cards Than Atoms On Earth

When you’re shuffling a deck of cards, you’re trying your best to ensure everything gets as mixed up as possible. But it turns out you might not have to try so hard. In this wonderful TedEd animation, Yannay Khaikin outlines the staggering number of ways a deck of 52 cards can be arranged.


Here's What You Need To Know About DirectX 12

Microsoft hinted that a new iteration of its gaming and multimedia API DirectX was on the cards earlier this month and last Thursday, it followed up on said hinting with the announcement of DirectX 12. If you’re not sure if your graphics card will support it, how it compares to AMD’s Mantle or if you should be interested at all, you’ve come to the right place.