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Half-Life fan film charts rise of the crowbar

The humble crowbar is Gordon Freeman's truest friend in the game Half-Life. One fan filmmaker charts this epic meeting of giants.

By Oct. 10, 2013


The Crovel: A crowbar that shovels sand

The Crovel combines a crowbar and shovel into a single 5.5-pound contraption. Being writers (read: indoorsy types), we were only able to identify a couple of uses for it.

By May. 3, 2011


Aussie-made Zelda fan film is a slice of genius

A group of Australian Legend of Zelda fans have taken to the bush for a glorious reinterpretation of the Lost Woods.

By Oct. 11, 2013


Very versatile: The many faces of multipurpose gadgets

From Swiss Army Knives to smartwatches, multifunction tools are all about convenience and efficiency. Here's a look at a few we crave.

By Nov. 12, 2013


Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By Mar. 17, 2014


Car hacking code released at Defcon

Car computer hacking hit the gas on the first morning of Defcon 21, as hackers revealed how they took over two of the most popular cars in America.

By Aug. 2, 2013


Boston judge limits access to Aaron Swartz court records

But he does permit limited release of documents related to Aaron Swartz's prosecution -- with names and other identifying details deleted.

By May. 13, 2013


Video games retailers to face prison if they break new rules

New government rules will see a new 12 rating on video games along with prison sentences for retailers who fail to comply.

By May. 11, 2012


Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare: Tools of the modern burglar?

Most thieves can't get enough social media. A survey of cons says it's practically part of the job description these days.

By Apr. 5, 2012


In online game, Tea Partiers make 'zombie' targets

"Tea Party Zombies Must Die," an online video game, features prominent Tea Party figures as targets.

By Sep. 7, 2011