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Four Awesome Games for the Nintendo 3DS

March 27 marked the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in the United States and the gaming world could not be more abuzz with the latest handheld gaming console that offers three-dimensional gaming without the glasses. We've already covered the Nintendo 3DS as well as the science behind 3D gaming in previous posts, so this time we're focusing on four of the games that you can actually play on this nifty device.


Harvard Scientists: We Can Use Electricity to Fight Fires

We can't fight fire with fire, but we can sure use electricity to quench the flames. This discovery was made by a team of scientists from Harvard University based on a 200-year old observation that electricity can influence the shape of flames and make them bend, twist, turn, flicker, and eventually snuff them out.

Jobs: "No Interest" in App that Detects iPhone's Radiation Emission

Steve Jobs replied with a succinct "No interest" to Gil Friedlander, Tawkon's CEO, when the latter asked the former if he would approve an app for the iTunes App Store that would allow iPhone users to see the level of radiation that their devices were emitting at any given time. With that, Gil took his app to Cydia and offered it to the users of jailbroken iPhones for free.

Easy Does It With the 4 Steps iPod Game

I was unimpressed the first time I came across the name of the app: 4 Steps. I didn't read the description so I had absolutely no clue or inkling as to what it could be about. Its developer describes it as a brain-training game by way of images but I see it more as a relaxing game of picking out a progression of four from four images that are presented in each level.

Color Your Social Network With Complete Strangers

Like Blanche DuBois' famous line in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," sometimes you just "have to depend on the kindness of strangers." Not to be lumped together with anti-social networks such as Avoidr, Color.com does however have the ability to allow its users to connect with strangers. And on the heels of coming off a $41 million round of funding, apparently investors feel that 'people you don't know' do have something in common - if only being at the same place, at the same time.

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part Two

We've covered most of the basic background stuff on Justin Bieber in Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One so why don't we cut the chitchat and go straight to the apps in this post?

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One

Peer into the world of the down to earth seventeen-year-old international pop sensation this one time and you might come to the realization that maybe Justin Bieber really was born to be somebody. Young girls all over the globe are pining to be his baby, just waiting for him to find somebody to love and hoping that Justin would make one less lonely girl out of them. Here's part one of a collection of apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring the one and only Justin.

Hey Bruno, I Would Catch This (USB) Grenade For You!

As Bruno Mars sang, he'd catch a grenade for you, throw his hand on a blade for you, and he'd even jump in front of a train for you. You know he'd do anything for you; he'd even take a bullet straight through his brain, but he complains that you won't do the same for him. Well, now you can return the favor and catch a grenade for the hunky crooner–a USB grenade by ThinkGeek, that is.

GroundLink, A Car Service App That Circumnavigates The Globe

While car service apps like Uber and Flinc seem to be populating our mobile devices in rapid number, GroundLink appears to be the only one that has global coverage around the clock - allowing geek cred to 'virtually' replace the old school street cred of hailing a cab.

How To Turn Your iPod into a Game Boy–On the Outside!

Remember the days when the Game Boy was the hottest gaming console on the planet and people just wouldn't stop buzzing about every new version that was going to be released when it would be announced? It sold over 118 million units worldwide during its run so you could say that it was one helluva popular handheld gaming console during its prime. Now iPWN! honors the iconic handheld by letting you turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Game Boy–at least on the outside, that is. 

Facebook Search vs Google Search - Battle for Internet Domination

Before the recent All Facebook report, titled “Facebook Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site” was changed to “Facebook Not Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site (update)” I can imagine the reaction from Google's top brass. There has been a lot of speculation about Facebook potentially adding social media search to its core product, presenting the Big G with its first major threat in over a decade. Is that day close at hand?

Are You A Moron? Prove That You Aren't in The Moron Test iPod App!

Are you a moron? Truth be told, I'm sure nobody would ever want to be stuck with that kind of label because it just ain't good. However, it can actually be fun-- not to be a moron but to prove that you aren't one by taking the Moron Test on your iPhone or iPod Touch, that is.


Rollerphone Concept Literally Puts The Power At Your Fingertips

The world of smarthphones is constantly evolving, sometimes with less than intelligent results. On the "gee, that's clever" side of things comes the Rollerphone, a transparent-screen concept that has a host of interesting features.

Self Defense Meets Social Media: Japan's Army Takes To Twitter

Japan's army – officially the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force – is reaching out to the world through social media. Plan A in the internet charm offensive: set up the JGSDF Twitter page.

The Search Is On At Google For Less Speed & More Reflection

Google, long known for it speed in serving up searches faster than a speeding bullet has of recent date been spending more time "thinking" than delivering results. From "Think with Google" a platform initiated in June, 2010 that generated  insightful and inspiring bite-size videos -  to the release of its first edition of "Think Quarterly" a 69-page dive into the world of data and its impact on business - Google is taking the scholarly high-road in analyzing and reflecting on today's digital landscape.

Send Peasants Soaring With the Catapult Madness iPod Game

What do you do when your kingdom is under siege by bloodthirsty trolls who want to take the princess away? Why, catapult peasants through the sky and send them hurtling off toward the trolls outside the palace, of course! Send peasant men and women and eventually the king soaring through the air in a kingdom's attempt to win the battle against the trolls in the Catapult Madness video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Covert Robotics: Robots that Spy (and Hide) from Humans

The folks over at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) have come up with a prototype of a spy robot that's smarter than the average bot. Focusing on covert robotics, their Spy Robot will zig and zag to avoid any patches of light and scurry for cover to hide from any approaching humans.

Social Media App That Responds To LICKS vs LIKES

While Facebook's Open Graph has changed the way we navigate the Web with their LIKE buttons populating faster that rabbits on a hot summer day, the Socialcam app had a different take as to how they could mix things up with the power of social media. When they launched a contest challenge at SXSWi this past week, hundreds of  participants responded - but only one was able to get the job done lickety-split!

New Video Game Releases: Week 12, 2011

Take on a wide variety of your favorite characters from the Final Fantasy franchise in its newest title, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. Shoot down some alien enemies in Crysis 2 or play as a tamer hero in PlayStation Move Heroes. If you have a passion for cars rather than guns then get ready for some wild racing with TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race. Take your sims to an all-new (or rather, old) level in The Sims Medieval and replay your favorite Star Wars scenes with a twist in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Take Pictures on the Sly with the Polaroid GL20 Camera Glasses

Go gaga (forgive me, I couldn't resist) over Polaroid's GL20 Camera Glasses, which lets you take pictures and view them right on the stylish glasses so you can check out your shots before you decide to print them out. That's right: Polariod has built a camera into a pair of glasses so you can take photos on the sly without skimping out on photo quality or in style.