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Find Out How Big Your Brain Is With the Biggest Brain iPod Game

We've all seen an influx of "brain testing" and "brain training" apps and games for the iPhone or the iPod Touch but Who Has The Biggest Brain? offers a unique and funny take on gauging your smarts by telling you how big your brain is after a series of tests. Do you have the brain of a Neanderthal or do you have what it takes to boast of a Calcubot brain?

Cool Off: Methods For Keeping Your Computer Cool

Let's face it. Computers- especially higher-end gaming pcs- generate a lot of heat. If there's not some way of dispersing that heat, well...there will be problems. These problems could range anywhere from hardware degradation to system components melting together to the computer actually lighting on fire, depending how hot the system gets. 

Hardware designers have thought of various ways to prevent this from happening, some more effective than others. 

How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake? Find Out by Playing Beat The Quake

Japan should then serve as an example for the rest of the world when it comes to preparedness and disaster relief when it comes to natural catastrophes. There is a wealth of information available readily on the net on what you can do to prepare yourself if an earthquake or some other natural disaster were to happen. You can either read about them–or learn what to do by playing a game like Beat the Quake.

Ma Cacabane Gives Toddlers Some Private Potty Time

Everyone needs some privacy in the bathroom from time to time.  Unfortunately for little kids who are potty training, time alone is often in short supply.  Ma Cacabane is a cardboard outhouse-like enclosure for youngsters to use when they are doing their business.   

Prepare for An Earthquake or Tsunami in the Stop Disasters! Game

The number one course of action that everyone should take when it comes to disaster management is to educate themselves accordingly and know as much as possible about what to do before and when these disasters strike. A good way to do this is through the Stop Disasters! game developed jointly by the United Nations (UN) and by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

On This Day In Video Game History: March 18

Let's go back to this day in 1982 when a ruling would mark how the copyright law would apply to the design and actual gameplay of video games when the judge reversed a ruling on the Magnavox vs. Atari case.

Vintage Video Game Fridays: Donkey Kong Classic

Remember the days when Mario used to be known as Jumpman and he had to jump through hurdles of barrels and flames in order to rescue his princess from the big bad ape named Donkey Kong? Well, we certainly do! And what better way to remember than have another go at this classic video game?

Gaming With the Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel for the iPhone and iPod Touch

The Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel is the perfect gaming and multimedia companion for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Prop up your device to watch movies, steer the wheel for some serious gaming action, or just pop in your iPhone or iPod to listen to your favorite tunes out loud–this wheel can do it all.

The Science Behind 3D Gaming: Autostereoscopy

The Nintendo 3DS is making waves as the first handheld video game console that features three-dimensional gaming. But can 3D work without the glasses? Is it even possible? The answers are yes and yes, and everything was made possible by one thing: autostereoscopy.

From Bike To Motorbike With Turbospoke

A timeless childhood pasttime all wrapped up in a neat, easy-to-install package.