So we’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption in our house lately, and it’s got me on another cowboy kick. And with all this talk about Cowboys & Aliens and Jonah Hex, well, I’m in a bit of a tizzy. I love cowboys. I truly do. And I have them to thank for many of my […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Back in May, our own Casey created a fantastic pictorial alphabet for geeks. Well another one has popped up on the interwebs…full of comic book heroes, TV show characters, and the occasionally obscure fanboy reference…right up your alley, right? Check out these choice letters! D is for Doctor See […]
Yes, Supergirl is awesome, but of course she’s not the only superheroine in the comics world. Thanks to the joys of cosplay (and predominantly, to Comic Con and Dragon Con), here are some of our favorite heroines, decked out in style. We’ll even start with Marvel this time! Psylocke of the X-Men. (Be careful, she […]
Hey everyone! Just a quick post this morning to tell everyone that today is Captain Picard Day! Instead of writing a whole new article for the occasion, I’ll point you to the post we wrote last year: Happy Captain Picard Day everyone! (Click!)
For me, the appeal of video games has to do with escape and immersion. It isn’t just about gameplay. It’s about story, about investment, and about character. From the very beginning I’ve been drawn to video games that tell stories and introduce me to characters. And in the last 10 years video games have changed […]
In the modern world, it could be argued that the most important element of any invention is its name. And if that’s the case, there may be no finer name this year than the devuvuzelator. It’s a response to the vuvuzela, a long horn (usually made of plastic) which is particularly popular with soccer fans […]
Chances are good you have a Facebook profile. Chances are even better that, if you do have an account, you check it at least once a day. You might be a professional Farmviller or the President of 100 Facebook groups, but do you really know Facebook and what you’ve gotten yourself into? It’s time for […]
Security risks may be the price of free online pornography according to a new study (PDF). The research comes from Dr Gilbert Wondracek and colleagues at the International Secure System Lab. They carried out what they believe to be the first major study of security, rather than economy, of porn sites. As I wouldn’t dream […]
Did you know that on average, a typical American worker wastes around 1.7 hours of work time per day and that employers end up paying $759 billion per year because of this? Hit the jump for more stats on slacking.
It’s not the opening line of a joke, but the line up of an awesome cameo’s for the clever advertisement campaign for Adidas’ Originals Star Wars 2010 shoe collection.
Japan’s official vocabulary is increasing by 10 per cent to reflect the effects of modern technology. But the reason for the change is how people read, not the words themselves. Unlike the western alphabet, Japan has three systems for printed words. Hiragana is the closest thing to an alphabet, consisting of 46 characters which each […]
The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]