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I'm not ashamed that video games are my hobby or my job, but reconciling games with the real world isn't easy. I don't volunteer details about what I do to anyone I suspect just wouldn't understand. But sometimes people ask you directly. Earlier this summer, I was in the hospital (having a baby!),...

July 15th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Do you find yourself defending (or hiding) the time and effort you put into WoW from family members, friends, or coworkers? If you've ever found yourself backed into that grungy little conversational corner (leagues from the more splendid type of corner shown above), it's almost guaranteed that w...

November 28th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Back in the 1970s before the advent of personal computers, I was a model rocket geek. Using thin tubing, balsa wood, plastic, glue and toxic paints to build lightweight rockets that could soar thousands of feet into the air, I never thought that some day people would be able to actually launch...

November 1st 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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When was the last time that one of your characters did something fun? I don't mean something that amused you or a night of roleplaying that made you smile. I'm wondering about the last time that one of your characters got to cut loose and enjoy himself or herself. The equivalent of you having a...

October 5th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, and he's shared a few up-to-date numbers about a few of Apple's platforms and services. iCloud is probably where he shared the most fascinating insight: The service now boasts over 100 million users, which is a very sizable us...

February 14th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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3D printing. Sure, that's pretty neat, but there are other ways to make three dimensional objects at home. Roland's new iModela, for example, is an "affordable" ($899) digital hobby mill that can carve 3D shapes, jewelry, textures and prototypes out of balsa wood, foam, modelling wax and plastics....

February 4th 2012 at 8:24pm 0 Comments
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There are plenty of off-the-shelf controllers out there, but what if you fancy something a little more... you? How about fully customized, with a good seasoning of affordability and style? Design student Alex S has built a framework to help you build just that. The units shown above are for DJ-bas...

January 26th 2012 at 6:27pm 0 Comments