New Harry Potter Trailer: Something for Fans to Nibble on While They Wait

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The next film installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was originally slated for release next month, and then a few months ago, suddenly pushed back by Warner Brothers to July 17, 2009. Fans were obviously not too happy about this (oh, the slew […]

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Real Consequences for Virtual Theft

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] On the heels of the story about a woman “killing” her virtual husband, here’s another reminder that what happens in virtual worlds doesn’t always stay in virtual worlds. The story is that one teenage Dutch boy forced another teenage Dutch boy to hand over his virtual property in the […]

October Zombie Update [Public Service Advisory]

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] As you may be aware, zombies are a constant threat to be reconed with if we are to maintain our way of life.  Therefore, we’ve decided to update you on this month’s happenings in all things zombie related. First up, October 18th was the date of a monumental zombie […]

Watch out for the inflatable bag monsters!

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Now this is very cool!  Joshua Allen Harris is an artist who makes animals out of plastic trash bags and then secures them over air vents such as those you find near subway stations.   Then when the subway train comes rushing past and a gust of air comes blasting […]

Grab the Knife and Get Carving, Geek Style

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Do you need to geek up your Halloween festivities?  Why not look to the most classic of all Halloween traditions…the pumpkin! This ungodly looking creature is actually a replica of “The Predator” carved onto the face of a pumpkin.  Created by Villafane Studios, it is a true pumpkin masterpiece, […]

The Fairest of Them All?

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Given our recent posts about the future of surface computing, especially how it can get you drunk, this seems particularly relevant: The Interactive Mirror takes the idea of dielectric glass mirrors with LCD panels built in a step farther by adding a touchscreen component. Sure, it would be neat […]

Ask [GAS]: What Old Game Do You Still Play?

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The last time I moved (into an apartment that is, arguably, way too small to hold all of my stuff), someone asked me why on earth I still bother to have my Super Ninendo hooked up, nestled between my PS2 and Game Cube (no, I do not have any […]

A Keyboard… How Quaint

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] CNET News reports that this week’s ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology could reveal some interesting new developments in the area of computer interfaces. But is it time to abandon the mouse and keyboard for Star Trek levels of speech input technology? Maybe not just yet. According […]