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Learn the secret language of Twitch's rogue emojis

Twitch, Amazon's site to broadcast and watch footage of people playing video games, has chat rooms packed with the craziest emoji -- called emotes -- you've ever seen. These glyphs mean more than meets the eye.

By May 31, 2015

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Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014

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'Sword of Heaven' katana blade forged from meteorite

The "Sword of Heaven" is a blade fit for a space samurai. The elegant katana blade is made with metal from an ancient meteorite.

By May 18, 2015

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How to make your own emoji

Turn your favorite photos into shareable emoji with this free app.

By April 24, 2015

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Find out where to download those rereleased 'Star Wars' movies

With the rereleased special editions of the "Star Wars" six-film saga now available, discover where to grab the collection online.

By April 13, 2015

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Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014

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The affordable heavyweight champion: Outlaw Audio Model 5000 power amplifier

Outlaw Audio's powerhouse amp can take your home-theater sound to the next level.

By March 7, 2015

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Camp like 'Avatar' in a floating hammock-tent cocoon

A suspended hammock shelter on Kickstarter lets you camp up in the air, away from bugs and the hard ground.

By August 19, 2013

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Chicago schools opt for paper and pencil over online tests

Technically Incorrect: Some schools in the Chicago area decide that the traditional methods of testing kids are more reliable.

By March 2, 2015

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Old school meets new school: Yamaha A-S801 stereo integrated amplifier

It may look like a vintage 1970's amp, but Yamaha's all-new A-S801 sounds like the 2015 component that it is.

By February 28, 2015