NES Classic Back Next Month

The NES Classic is finally returning to shelves on June 29. Nintendo says it will be available until the end of 2018. When the device launched, demand clearly outstripped supply (which Nintendo called a “market disconnect”), with one theory being that the mini-console unexpectedly had an appeal beyond the pure nostalgia market. Nintendo surprisingly ceased […]

New .app Domain Is HTTPS Only

Google says its .app top level domain is the first publicly available domain where HTTPS is mandatory. The search giant paid $25 million for the rights to control the domain in a 2015 auction. It offered it through an early access program that started last week and had a price premium that reduced every day. […]

Rubik Solve Record Broken Again

The world speed record for solving the Rubik’s cube has fallen again – but humans may remain slower than robots. Feliks Zemdegs solved a standard 3x3x3 cube in 4.22 seconds, beating his own record of 4.59 seconds. The rules that he followed meant he was given a randomized cube and allowed to examine (but not […]

Four Games Join Video Game Hall Of Fame

Final Fantasy 7, John Madden Football, Tomb Raider and Spacewar! are this year’s entries to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The titles join the 15 previous entrants since the hall was created in 2015. It’s administered and housed in The Strong, a Rochester, New York facility that describes itself as the national museum […]

Jim Henson Celebrated With Typeface

A design agency has created a typeface in tribute to the late Jim Henson. As a wonderful pun, it’s titled Kernit. The makers, Collins, developed it for the permanent Henson exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. They say it “is meant to capture the same imagination, fun and whimsy which we came […]