What happens if you change cellular automaton program Game of Life to use floating point values instead of integers? You end up with SmoothLife, a fluid and organic growth simulator.
Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone, this week we’re looking at outputting your Xbox 360 to two screens, spooky high-tech Halloween props, and recycling old flash drives as password reset disks.
Dungeons & Dragons gets a bit of a bad rap in popular culture, but in this video treatise from Idea Channel, they propose that Dungeons & Dragons wires players for success.
If you like tooling around in Google Street View to check out attractions near and far, you just got a whole lot more to look at. Street View’s new update adds in 250,000 miles of roads, increased coverage in over a doz...
For many readers, the weather is getting chillier and that means more time indoors. What better time to take a look at the best co-op games around? Jump in and put in a nod for your favorite game and setup.
The man who powered on the first LED half a century ago is still around to talk about it; read on to watch an interview with LED inventor Nick Holonyak.
Much like you can map out volcanic eruptions to create a neat pattern around the Pacific Ring of Fire, you can also map out hurricanes and tropical storms. Check out this high-resolution visualization to see the pattern forme...
Given how often our smart phones and tablets spend plugged in and topping off their battery reserves, it’s easy to assume they’re sucking down a lot of power. Analysis shows the lilliputian but powerful devices ar...
If you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Mario franchise, prepare to be surprised by the odd and expansive trivia dug up by Did You Know Gaming.
How do you display all your vintage game consoles while keeping them in a clutter free and ready-to-play state? This wall-mounted display does a great job showing off the retro gear while keeping everything tidy.
In a rather unlikely pairing, PopCap Games and the American Dental Association have teamed up to give away copies of PopCap’s smash hit game Plants vs. Zombies; grab a copy for yourself and print off some game coupons to hand out at Halloween.
This Saturday, during the Ohio State-Nebraska game halftime, the Ohio State University marching band paid tribute to decades of popular video games in an impressively choreographed 10 minute show.
If you’re already longing for some custom screensavers on your new Kindle Paperwhite, you’re in luck. The new Kindle has been jailbroken, opening it up to all sorts of custom hacks and modifications.
In the newest edition of TableTop, the board gaming video blog, Wil Weaton and his friends take a look at Pandemic–a challenging cooperative board game that pits players against a viral outbreak.
Once a week we round up some of the tips and tricks you mail in and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at monitoring your Android device’s battery, DIY camera stabilizers, and a handy Chrome tool for tidying up web pages.
Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, this 3.5 minute tribute to the evolution of Apple products is a neat look back at decades of computing history and iconic design.
The radio frequencies of Earth’s radiation belt have uncanny resemblance to a sort of whale/bird song remix. Check out this video to learn more about NASA’s efforts to explore the belts and listen to the Earth’s song.
Ian, an IKEAHacker reader and Los Angeles area geek, explains the motivation for the build: