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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 ...

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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 e...

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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...

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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...

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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 bl...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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On Wednesday, Apple posted a tribute page to Steve Jobs that contains the memories and sentiments that fans sent to Apple using the rememberingsteve@apple.com email account. Apple says over a million people sent in messages describing how Steve Jobs and Apple influenced their lives. The page di...

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Bill Kunkel, who started writing the first-ever dedicated video game review column in 1978 and co-founded Electronic Games Magazine, passed away on Sept. 4. Most familiar with Kunkel's work likely know him as "The Game Doctor," after a column that appeared in Computer Gaming World and other publi...

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The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future app promises to be an immersive experience on the level of the exquisite NYPL Biblion: World's Fair that came out earlier this year from the New York Public Library. 9/11 Memorial is a complete history of the Twin Towers from development to the atta...

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Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (and thus many of the mechanics modern role-playing video games are based on), passed away a few years ago, and the interest trying to build a memorial for him in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has just cleared a hurdle with the local Board...

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"Honey," my wife casually said while I was trying to tank a rather strange ZA run that had decided to kill the lynx boss first, "what memorial would you leave to your character in WoW?" "What, like an item?" "Maybe, but not necessarily." I cursed under my breath as Halazzi dropped another l...

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