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3D print your own chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp

A group of creators on Thingiverse have been 3D printing their own interpretations of a chess set designed by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp.

By July 7, 2014

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Chess app lets you get whupped by a child prodigy

Pit yourself against chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen when he was just 5, or take him on in his current role as a grandmaster champion.

By February 26, 2014

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Taxidermy chess: Play with rooks and dead rodents

The best-laid schemes of mice and... well, mice. Intimidating opponents is even easier when playing chess with dead mice. Artist Rachael Garcia explains why having a chess set you can pet is fun.

By December 10, 2013

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Computer beats human pro at Japanese chess

The Ponanza program is one of five taking on human masters in the game of shogi. Is this the endgame for our "superior" brains?

By April 2, 2013

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Unpublished Ray Bradbury poem, more estate items up for auction

An estate auction offers a glimpse into Ray Bradbury's life and belongings, which range from original artwork for "The Illustrated Man" to a gardening tool used by George Bernard Shaw.

By September 23, 2014

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Blizzard's Hearthstone: Building a truly digital card game

CNET speaks to Hearthstone's developers about creating "story moments", "unexpected surprises", and villains that act like jerks.

By August 25, 2014

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Amazon selling customizable, 3D-printed products

The products, which range from jewelry and toys to home decor and tech accessories, can be personalized with choices of material, size, style, color, text, and images.

By July 28, 2014

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3D printed Cyvasse is Game of Thrones for the board game geek

Based on the scant clues scattered around A Song of Ice and Fire, you can now play a version of the chess-like game from Westeros.

By June 23, 2014

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See a brick-topped pillow appear to float in midair

Settle down, nerds. What you're about to see isn't insider info on "Star Wars: Episode VII." But it's still really cool.

By June 6, 2014

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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May 30, 2014