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Blockbuster U.S. Rings Its Final Death Knell, Closing 300 Stores

Rental shops were hit pretty hard by the birth of digital distribution. With platforms like Steam and Netflix around, no one bothers to rent anymore - no one really needs to. That's bad news for Blockbuster - which today finally signed off for good; its parent company plans to leave physical retail.

Nintendo Takes Things Down a Notch With The $99 Wii Mini

Though the Nintendo Wii is still being sold in Canada and the United States, across the ocean in Europe it's been discontinued - replaced with the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini. Nintendo might intend on that same course, in the West. Yesterday, it announced plans to bring the Wii's little sister to the States.

HGST Ships Helium-Filled 6TB Enterprise Hard Drives

Hoping to one-up the rapidly improving solid-state drives, HGST has enlisted the help of helium to shoehorn a whopping seven platters into its new Ultrastar HE6. The result: it's the world's first 6TB hard drive.

Lord Of The Spies Afoot On The Island Of Web 2.0

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys cast-offs on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Published in 1954 when McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the Soviet Union was at its height. Flash forward almost 60 years to the day, and American are anxious once again  - but this time it's not the Russians, it's our own government.

MIT's "M-Blocks" Could Be The First Step Towards A Robot Uprising

MIT is at it again. This time, researchers have developed something known as an "M-Block." Basically, they're tiny magnetic cubes that can move on their own and permanently stick together. In other words...they're the first step towards self-constructing robots.

Awesome, right? 

 

Could Video Games Be Used For Anger Management?

About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults? 

KIXEYE Dives Into Mobile Gaming With Backyard Monsters Unleashed

Games studio KIXEYE - best known for developing web-based strategy games like VEGA Conflict and War Commander - today expanded its horizons, taking a deep dive into the mobile realm with Backyard Monsters Unleashed. I got the chance to sit down with KIXEYE's Bryan Lam and Caryl Shaw to discuss the title.

The Bionic Man May Walk Among Us Sooner Than We Thought

Humans have long dreamt of walking among robots controlled by artificial intelligence. But is that dream finally becoming a reality?

Are There Robot Farmers In Our Future? The UDSA Certainly Thinks So

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture last week announced that it will be offering $4.5 million in grants towards research of robotics in American agriculture What this basically means is simple: in the near future, we're going to start seeing robots on the range.

How Has Gaming Changed The World? A New Documentary Aims To Find Out!

Video games have had a huge impact on Western society, of that there can be no doubt. But just how have they impacted our lives and changed our culture? Charlie Brooker - a satirist and games critic from the UK - is going to find out with a new documentary titled "How Video Games Changed the World."