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Harry Potter's brand of magic may not exist in the real world, but smartphone applications, electrical engineering and plastic wands sure do. Maguss uses all of these things, plus a badge that acts as a motion-sensing receiver, to bring wizard duels to the physical world. Maguss is on Kickstarter...

August 10th 2015 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Blood Pact for affliction, demonology, and destruction warlocks. This week, Megan O'Neill procrastinates writing with dungeon soloing as she researches for two-handed transmogrification. The pre-expansion patch is coming for the PTR, and while I'll be stuck wit...

July 23rd 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There's plenty of cool stuff to see on the floor of this year's TechCrunch Disrupt, but nothing's likely quite so eye-catching as Incantor, a mobile game that utilizes your smartphone and, naturally, a magic wand, to bring fantasy-style action to the real world -- or as the game's creators put it,...

May 23rd 2012 at 9:51am 0 Comments
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If you didn't see this coming, you haven't been paying attention: as of Mists of Pandaria and patch 5.0, the ranged slot is being dismantled. Relics are going extinct, hunter ranged weapons will become their only weapons, and wands? Those are main-hand weapons now, too. To be extra clear: Re...

October 21st 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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We've been on mystical pins and needles for the past week as the countdown continues to tomorrow's full reveal of Pottermore, a mysterious website bearing J.K. Rowling's name. The Atlantic reports that a leaked memo making the rounds spells out the truth: Pottermore will be an online game of sort...

June 22nd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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For demanding gamers, initial excitement upon procuring a Nintendo Wii was quickly dampened by disappointment: the durned Wiimote wasn't nearly as precise as we'd all hoped it would be. It took a couple of years for Nintendo to step up and fix the issue, releasing the MotionPlus and finally making...

September 8th 2010 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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Peripheral manufacturer Nyko is adding several new colors to its line of Wand controllers. Each color will be available at a specific retailer, so if you're looking for a red Wand, but have never even heard of a Fry's, try purchasing it online. The Wand colors and selected retailers are as follows:...

March 2nd 2010 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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The USPTO has published seven different patents from Apple today, including one that might be found in the next generation of the Apple TV. The patent allows for a "Remote Control System that can Distinguish Stray Light Sources" -- in other words, a Wii style remote that can pick out a certain type...

February 2nd 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Fox Van Allen steps out of the shadows every Wednesday to take control of Spiritual Guidance, telling you all you need to know to melt faces with expert precision. The era of patch 3.2 held some dark days for a shadow priest. The fights in Trial of the Crusader were definitely not built for shado...

January 13th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This one comes to us from @Aeire on Twitter, who said we should do this item, because it's "weird and different." True on both counts!Name: The Mischief Maker (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)Type: Uncommon ConsumableDamage/Speed: N/AAttributes: It's a wand (though not really -- it's just an item yo...

October 16th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Just as Nintendo finally decides to bring some of that noir goodness over to the US, Nyko pops up with no less than four new colorways for its Wand Wii remote. We're no anthropologists here, but we reckon one of these new options will do a lot better in sales than the other three. All the same, wit...

October 16th 2009 at 6:36am 0 Comments