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Should I see GI Joe: Retaliation in 3D?

Can GI Joe: Retaliation -- an action movie starring The Rock and Bruce Willis as 1980s toys -- stretch to two dimensions, let alone three?

By Mar. 27, 2013


G.I. Joe and Veronica Mars fan fiction headed to Amazon

New Kindle Worlds licensing agreements open up new arenas for fans to write and sell original fiction inspired by their favorite comic book, movie, and TV characters.

By Feb. 6, 2014


Artist's 3D-printed shoes tell tales of past girlfriends

Combine plastic, a Makerbot Replicator 2x, and lots of dating drama and you get Sebastian Errazuriz's unique "12 shoes for 12 lovers" project.

By Dec. 11, 2013


You spend 23 days a year on your phone, say new figures

You spend more than three weeks a year looking at your phone, according to new figures -- four years over the course of your life.

By Mar. 7, 2013


Wii U gets updated, speed boost coming in October

An update is here for the Wii U, fixing a few bugs, but you'll have to wait to make the console faster.

By Jul. 15, 2013


The 404 1,100: Where we spoke in class today (podcast)

Can you believe that Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" premiered on MTV two decades ago? We're all feeling a little old, so we'll cheer ourselves up with a picture collection of Olympic divers in mid-jump. We'll also talk about NASA airing the Mars Landing in Times Square, review the new Digg home page, and give a thumbs up to FCC for telling Verizon to permit tethering apps.

By Aug. 1, 2012


New tech can detect even viruses yet to be discovered

Researchers say a next-gen sequencing approach allows them to subtract the entire human genetic sequence from the genetic material of a blood sample and identify viruses based on what remains.

By Jun. 17, 2013


iRobot uses Ava test-bed to prototype human/bot interactions

Rafe gets a CES demo from iRobot Vice President Mark Chiappetta.

By Jan. 9, 2012


Soldiers can double as broadband base stations

KnightHawk 3G is a "ruggedized, highly mobile tactical base station" that can acquire 3G signals in places with limited or no cellular connectivity.

By Apr. 22, 2011


Rebuilding a degraded software mirrored RAID array

Apple offers a couple of software RAID solutions for people interested in either creating a larger disk out of two, or mirroring two disks together for data redundancy in the event of a drive failure. When a drive does fail, in hardware RAID solutions

By Jun. 23, 2009