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'Doctor Who' fans petition to rename new planet 'Gallifrey'

An online petition calls on the International Astronomical Union to get all timey-wimey and name a planet "Gallifrey."

By Dec. 11, 2013


Of Orcs and Men (PC)

Of Orcs and Men's few design issues don't prevent it from being a fun, table-turning take on the age-old conflict.

By Nov. 17, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 17, 2012

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Help name some Plutonian moons

A contest gives the public a chance to help rename two small moons orbiting Pluto, but it might help to brush up on your knowledge of the mythological Greek underworld.

By Feb. 11, 2013


JBL runs TV ads; watch out, Bose

Hi-fi and audio ads on TV are rare, but JBL ran a few on Sunday night's Grammy Awards show.

By Feb. 15, 2012


Firefighting humanoid robot gets drafted into the Navy

Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.

By Mar. 20, 2012


Randi Zuckerberg loses control on Facebook (and Twitter)

The Facebook CEO's sister is peeved that a photo she thought she'd posted privately is exposed publicly. It's quite a photo.

By Dec. 26, 2012


Microsoft shuts down LeBron James

MSN and the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar have parted company.

By Nov. 26, 2008


Photos: MIT's humanoid robots come to life

We tour the epicenter of the robotics revolution

By May. 15, 2007


Buzz Out Loud 1509: Hey, Windows Phone 7, how much does a polar bear weigh? (Podcast)

Today on the show, we discover that Windows Phone 7 does have a life in the wild -- at least one phone does, anyway. Also, Plants vs. Zombies are taking over the world and BT, Steve, and I are headed for a Tetris showdown. RIM continues to try to defend its co-CEO setup (why!?) and fans rage, rage, against the dying of the cheap Netflix plans. We direct them elsewhere: toward the studios who want so much for streaming content in the first place.

By Jul. 13, 2011


Production matters: Minus the Bear and Portishead

Listening to two recent purchases back to back reminded me how much production matters.

By May. 16, 2008