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Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This Weekend's Convention

August 28th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This
Dragon Con 2014 is upon us! The massive Atlanta convention gets underway tomorrow, and our coverage begins with introducing you to some of the folks who make it possible. Sean Magee is one of Dragon Con's Directors of Social Media: he and his team bring Dragon Con to Twitter, Facebook and all your social media platforms. Sean kindly connected with us this week to talk about how he keeps on top of everything at the convention, and how you can get connected during this weekend's festivities.

Hosted in Atlanta, Dragon Con is one of the country's biggest pop culture events - right up there wit...
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Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6 Million

July 3rd, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6
When LeVar Burton launched his Kickstarter project to bring "Reading Rainbow" back to the world's children, he did it with the hopes that he would raise $1 million in donations. When he received that amount within the span of 24 hours, Burton set another goal: $5 million. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane offered to match any donations made after $4 million in the project's final five days.

In fact, the former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor raised a total of $5,408,916 for the campaign and with MacFarlane's million dollar promise, the total reached for the Kickstarter campaign...
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Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted

June 17th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Easily one of the most intense and suspenseful games coming out of any studio in the past few years, Sir (or Madam) You Are Being Hunted has a unique art style and feel that is truly all its' own.

The story is this : something bad happens and you wake up on an island, with almost nothing on your person. Nearby is what appears to be a freshly destroyed robot, sparks still fizzling from its' corpse. You find out rather quickly that the land is dotted with these roving, top hat-wearing, pipe-smoking, gun-toting androids and they are hunting you like a game animal. Why? We don't really know.

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60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty

June 16th, 2014 3:07pm EDT
60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty
Who says seniors are out of touch with technology? This (allegedly) 60 year old man plays Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 religiously, and he can hang with the best of them.

Anyone who has played competitive video games sometime in the past ten years knows that trash talking is a big part of the sport. You rub it in your opponents face when you're doing well, and swear like a sailor when you're getting your butt kicked. What we might call "bad sportsmanship" in sports, is the accepted norm when it comes to video games.

It may not be politically correct, but there is something irrefutably ...
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The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preorders

June 5th, 2014 2:52pm EDT
The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preor
The highly anticipated Opus Magnum of CDProjekt Red, the Witcher 3, has just recieved a brand new trailer titled 'The Sword of Destiny.' And boy, does it deliver.

It features characters Witcher lovers will know from both the books and the previous games; Triss Merigold, Dandelion as well as two unknowns who appear to be Yennefer of Vengerburg and Ciri.

Aside from that, it's also received a firm release date of February 24th, and preorders are now open.

Their conference also debuted their new DRM service GOG Galaxy, which boasts itself as a consumer friendly platform for game managemen...
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Stephen Colbert Takes On Amazon Over Strong-Arm Tactics

June 5th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Stephen Colbert
Future Late Show host Stephen Colbert attacked shopping giant Amazon on The Colbert Report for perceived strong-arm tactics.

Colbert's comedy books, such as I Am America (And So Can You!), are published under the Grand Central Publish imprint, which is part of Hachette Book Group. Hachette is negotiating with Amazon over e-book prices and it now appears the website is pressuring Hachette by delaying shipments of their books and removing price cuts.

On his show last night, Colbert shared his displeasure with Amazon for affecting his bottom line and pointing out the website removed preorder...
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Pizza Delivery Like You've Never Seen It Before

June 2nd, 2014 4:14pm EDT
Pizza Delivery Like You've Never Seen It Before
There's been a bit of a kerfuffle surrounding drone use these days. In this age, where drones can be used as precision military weapons, we forget the potential civil applications of these useful little robots. Amazon has investigated using drones as delivery devices, with the hopes to roll out a drone fleet in the coming decade.

But one pizzeria in Maharashta, India, has broken ground in a different kind of delivery using drones - yes you guessed it; food.

Of course, pizza via drone has it's own set of problems. We're sure the pizza might get cold, or that drones have limited range and ...
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Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4

June 2nd, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4
Since the start of the next-gen war in late 2013, Sony's Playstation 4 has continuously outperformed Microsoft's Xbox One in sales. You may recall that Microsoft got off to a disastorous start for its new console during last year's E3 trade show, during which Sony directly called out Microsoft for policies that were unpopular with gamers, such as an always online requirement and restrictions on who you could share games with.

While Sony continues to win the monthly sales battle as of the NPD numbers from April 2014, Microsoft has made it clear that it intends to remain in the conversation ...
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Fish Skin - Nature's Newest Band Aid?

May 27th, 2014 11:40am EDT
Fish Skin - Nature's Newest Band Aid?
Recent medical research suggests that fish skin (no, that's not medical jargon - we're actually talking about actual fish skin) may be the next newest innovation in helping to close troublesome wounds. How?

For some time now, we've known that the fatty acids (referred to as Omega Bs) in fish oil offer up augmented healing properties, helping to close cuts and stop rapid inflammation. In fact, just a couple months ago, a fish oil regimen helped save a 16 year old boy's life, who was suffering from severe brain trauma.

So, fish oil is well documented as having some medicinal merit - but wh...
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See The Streets Of New York Like Never Before In This Cinematic Voyage Through The Big Apple

May 21st, 2014 1:07pm EDT
New Yorkers
Cinematographer Paul Trillo has given us literal snapshots into life in New York as we've never seen it before.

Many of us live in New York, work there, or go to see our family there. We are constantly surrounded by people and the hustle-and-bustle of the city. It's hard when you're in the middle of one of the biggest metropolises in the world, to stop and notice it all. But that's exactly what Mr. Trillo did in his new short film "Living Moments."

The cool "Bullet-time" effect was achieved by stringing together a half-loop of Lumia phones that all took the same picture in rapid sequenc...
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