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With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, multiple generations of geeks found themselves at a deep loss. It makes sense then that the folks behind Star Trek Online would erect effigies to immortalize the man perhaps best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek universe. Should you travel...

March 7th 2015 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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On Thursday, January 29, friend and former Joystiq editor Andrew Yoon tragically drowned while on vacation in Austin, Texas. He was 29. Following his tenure at Joystiq, I was fortunate enough to convince Andrew to pick up his life in New York and join me in Los Angeles as part of the Shacknews edi...

February 1st 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's not a topic we discuss often here, but if you're active online, you may (or may not, ultimately) be concerned with how your data is handled after you die. On Facebook, accounts can be "memorialized" by a friend or family member, with some data remaining visible indefinitely. Previously, after...

February 21st 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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Before I dive into the next installment of my new player tips, I'd like to let everyone know that the Star Trek Online site has issued a few new dev blogs hinting at some of the cool news about the upcoming Season Eight: The Sphere. There are some great new blogs featuring the concept art of the ne...

October 7th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Memorial Day in the US, the day we set aside to remember those who have served our country in the Armed Forces and especially those who died to protect our freedoms. There's a new free app named Tributopia: Mapping Our Memories from documentary film makers Open Eye Pictures that is designed t...

May 27th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Rememberum is a new start up company that provides clean, customizable options for creating online memorials for loved one. To promote their new service the company has published a stunningly creative tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs, designed to look like the original Mac OS. On his blog...

April 4th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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There is no two ways about it: Every time I started to pen this particular piece, I had to pause. You see, the story behind it all is steeped in emotion; inspiration, joy, pride, sadness, and togetherness are all a part of the heartwarming tale that is simply impossible to not be touched by (or i...

March 16th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The San Francisco Chronicle used the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death to compile a 57-photo retrospective that looks back at the life of the Apple founder. The photos start with a picture of Jobs holding an Apple II in 1977 and end with a tribute to the Apple CEO displayed on an iPad. Head ov...

October 5th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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When a beloved friend, family member, hero, or role model dies, we feel the pain of that loss and grieve in many different ways. Part of that grieving and healing process is often entails those left behind constructing some sort of tribute to the dearly departed. Sometimes this comes in the form...

April 5th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In November of 2011, a Dawn Redwood tree was planted in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village section of New York City in memorial to Steve Jobs. The planting was done by workers for Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project, and a one-line memorial has just been added to a plaque dedicating...

March 9th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments