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For a few minutes, I saw the Moscone Center -- and everyone inside it -- under water. Sharks and small fish even swam past me as if I wasn't there. And then, all of a sudden, I stood up straight and discovered that I'd poked my head above the waves. This experience, which is a virtual fish tank de...

June 27th 2014 at 5:16pm 0 Comments
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A shark's fearsome teeth don't end in its mouth, as its skin is also made up of millions of sharp, microscopic "denticles." That roughness helps sharks slip through the water more efficiently by reducing drag, but how exactly? To better understand, Harvard researchers studied a Mako shark's skin,...

May 16th 2014 at 3:37pm 0 Comments
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Over the years, we've found that sharks are pretty awesome, and that text adventure games are equally great. A new browser-based game called Jaws: The Text Adventure seeks to combine the two. Created by indie developer Matt Round for UsVsTh3m, the HTML5 game has players controlling the infamous s...

September 18th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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It's Shark Week -- that time of the year when sharks take center stage on the Discovery Channel and beyond. This year's shows have been marred by the Megalodon controversy, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy learning about the shark species. Below you will find five shark-related apps to...

August 7th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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For a long time, one of my favorite games on iOS was Hungry Shark. It's a simple but addictive game that allows you to control a shark that swims around a wonderfully inventive undersea world eating as much as you can -- whether that was other fish, swimmers or even mad scientist villains strai...

October 25th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Self-identification through product choice is a mainstay of the skateboarding scene, from t-shirts to shoes to skate decks to the soundtracks on skate videos. It's all part of the culture, so it's only fitting that a skateboarding game – say, Skate 3 – shares in that. To celebrate this...

May 7th 2010 at 6:33am 0 Comments
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If you're anything like us, you're terrified of whales for pretty much no reason. Seiko's newest alarm clock -- the Ocean Theater -- probably isn't for you then. Fair enough, but plenty of people are not maladjusted, and we're willing to admit that it's pretty cool, even if it's terrifying. The clo...

November 12th 2009 at 4:59am 0 Comments