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Eight Great Games For Couples To Play This Valentines Day

I've heard it said before that the couple which plays together stays together. I'm not entirely certain how true that is, but it's worth a try, right? This Valentine's Day, why not pick up a few games to play with your sweetheart? It's not like there's any shortage of great co-op titles, after all.

Need This New Invention? Rubber Band Machine Gun

There are just times when you really feel llike going all Rambo on the world, but you just aren't the type to go out an buy a semi-automatic gun and go postal on your coworkers. Still, there are ways to get out your agression. If you really want to go Rambo you could get yourself one of these really WAY cool Rubber Band Machine Guns.

Hacker Dad Creates The Perfect Air Hockey Opponent

In a true display of Macguyver-like ingenuity, Spanish hacker Jose Julio has cobbled together an intelligent air hockey table using nothing more than a PS3 camera and a 3D printer. The table, he explains, was for his daughter - though I'm sure he enjoyed building it as much as she enjoys using it.

Two Ex Ubisoft Devs Plan To Scan The World To Make A Video Game

How much more thrilling would a survival game be if you could wander through the ruins of your own city? Two ex-Ubisoft developers want to create such a game, and are even now scanning the planet to build their game world. It sounds like it'll be an awesome title...if the concept pans out.

Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming: Powerful PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

While the styling of Gigabyte's latest tiny PC is a bit gaudy, the hardware packed inside isn't. A quad-core AMD CPU and discrete Radeon graphics are just a taste of what's hiding inside the wallet-sized case.

GameBuddy Lets You Play Any Game On Any Screen Anywhere

One of the biggest innovations this generation of gaming has seen is game streaming - a process significantly weakened by latency. But what if that wasn't an issue? What if you could stream to any screen you chose without even an ounce of lag? Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to GameBuddy.

Will The Real Sherlock Holmes App Please Stand Up?

Little did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle realize when he first introduced "Sherlock Holmes" to the world in 1887, that some 125+ years later, the world would still not be able to get enough of this irascible literary character. Not only has there been over 100+ actors who have stepped into this famous detective's shoes on stage, screen, radio and TV since the early 1900s --  in just this past few years --  21st Century actors, the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. . .

Video Games And Security: Kinect Is Montitoring The Korean Border

If you own an Xbox, Kinect probably isn't watching you. That's a very good thing, especially considering it's definitely got the capacity to basically be Big Brother. Just how strong is that potential? Well, let me put it this way: A Kinect-based security system is now monitoring the Korean DMZ.

Smartphones Are Now Officially The Mobile Gaming Weapon Of Choice

If you've a handheld gaming console and a smartphone, which do you play more? If you looked over to your droid or iPhone, you aren't alone. Turns out, gamers across the world are increasingly looking to phones instead of gaming handhelds for entertainment.