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Meet The Greatest & Most Popular Award-Winning Outdoor Toys For Your Little Adventurers!

I’ve collected a list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading outdoor toys from the past five years, so you’ll know exactly what the cool kids are playing with from the back yard, to the driveway and beyond. They kids will have fun while getting some fresh air, so these goodies are a win-win for everyone!

Assemble A Dinosaur With D-Torso Cardboard Model Sets!

Ever since they created a precise and puzzle-like cardboard mannequin in 1998, Japanese model making studio d-torso has continued to impress art and design fans around the world with their ever-expanding series of intricate cardboard replicas.

Transform Your iPhone With The iFruit Conversion Kit

In GTA V - which may well be one of the best-selling PS3/360 games of the decade - much of the game's menu is accessed through the iFruit phone, an in-game parody of the Apple iPhone. Someone apparently thought it might be fun to own their own iFruit. You can too, if you've an iPhone 5 or 5S. 


Take VR Gaming To The Next Level With The Sixense STEM

Sixense - the same folks responsible for the development of the Razer Hydra - earlier this month announced a new VR sensor system that, quite frankly, makes the Hydra look a little bit old-fashioned. It's called the Sixense STEM, and it allows you to take full-body control of your video game.

Gaming, LoTR and New Media: Interview With Professor Jay Clayton

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jay Clayton - the man behind "Online Games: New Media, Literature, and Narrative; a course taught primarily through Lord of The Rings Online - to talk about his thoughts on video games, literature, and the future of narrative fiction.

What Are The Best Toys For Preschoolers? Here's The Toy Industry Winners

Each year, the Toy Industry Association presents the top toys in a variety of categories the coveted “Toy of The Year” award. This week, I’m happy to showcase the premier preschool toys from the past five years, and I know I’d have had a blast with this cool stuff when I was in preschool…

Looking For A Link Between Video Games And Violence Distracts Us From Real Issues

In light of the media frenzy kicked up by GTAV, the topic of video games and their link to violence seems worth a revisit. To be frank: video games do not cause violence or aggression. We need to stop arguing about whether or not they do and move on: there's more important things to discuss.

Add A Bit Of Deep Space Charm To Your PC With The Astronaut USB Light

Are you looking to add a bit of the universe to your PC? The Astronaut USB Light might be just what the doctor ordered. It's small, it's practical, and it's...well, it's actually really, really cool.

Turn Your Home Into Aperture Science With Cool Portal Stuff!

Although you won’t find any big red buttons, repulsion gel or cake on this list, any fan of Valve’s videogame series will certainly enjoy thinking and living with Portals!

Get Plugged In To The 2013 Tokyo Game Show!

It’s almost time for Japan’s answer to America’s E3- Are you ready for the Tokyo Game Show?