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Hard Day's w00t: Beatles come to Rock Band

The special Beatles edition of the popular music videogame will go on sale later this year, featuring new hardware styled after the instruments the band used back in the 60s

By March 6, 2009


Merriam-Webster's 2007 word of the year: w00t

In the spirit of the Stephen Colbert-fueled "truthiness," the dictionary giant crowns a l33t-speak favorite with its annual award.

By December 11, 2007


Phineas and Ferb to honor 'Shaun of the Dead'

Grab your cricket bat! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will resurrect their popular "Shaun of the Dead" characters in an upcoming "Phineas and Ferb" Halloween special.

By August 19, 2014


Get Battlefield 3 (PC) for free

Origin's latest giveaway takes you to the front lines for awesome first-person combat. Plus: three bonus deals!

By May 29, 2014


Speed boost for Photosmith, a Lightroom-linked iPad app

For Lightroom users who want to manage photos with an iPad, too, the overhauled Photosmith improves performance, stability, and photo import options, developers say.

By June 12, 2013


Samsung gift to Cyanogen modders: Free phones

Handset maker's gift of Galaxy S II smartphones is the latest in a series of overtures by phone manufacturers to modder/hacking community.

By June 8, 2011


Samsung sends Galaxy S 2 to CyanogenMod hacker

A prominent Android hacker working on the CyanogenMod software has been sent a Galaxy S2 by Samsung. "You will not hear me bad-mouth Samsung again," he says.

By June 8, 2011


Interweb, defriend and tweetup make it into the dictionary

A slew of geeky terms, including Interweb, unfriend and tweetup have made it into the most recent edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English. What other dork slang deserves a mention?

By August 24, 2010


Astronaut sends first live tweets from space

Thanks to enhanced space station communications, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer sends live Twitter message Friday rather than e-mailing it to ground operations first.

By January 22, 2010


Geeks get a word in with Merriam-Webster

Geek culture once again shows its influence over the mainstream lexicon with the latest version of Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. New entries include fanboy, netroots, and webinar.

By July 7, 2008