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Play the Tough Cop in 'By the Numbers' Interrogation Game

One room -- that's all. This week's gaming picks limit you to the claustrophobic confines of four-walled spaces, but don't shy away from these enclosed experiences. Although being stuck in one room may seem limiting, it's the perfect setting for some quick, bite-sized gaming to get you through your lunch break. 'By The Numbers' is all about talking -- less of the heart-to-heart variety,...

'Technobabylon - Part 1' Game Sends You to Your Room Without Dinner

One room -- that's all. This week's gaming picks limit you to the claustrophobic confines of four-walled spaces, but don't shy away from these enclosed experiences. Although being stuck in one room may seem limiting, it's the perfect setting for some quick, bite-sized gaming to get you through your lunch break. 'Technobabylon - Part 1' is a thin slice of sci-fi adventure goodness, perfectly...

Explore the Deep Blue Sea in 'Fish Face,' a Riff on Dreamcast's 'Seaman'

'Fish Face' is a little riff on the one-button control scheme found in its progenitor, one of the greatest "games" ever created: 'Seaman' for the Sega Dreamcast. All you need to play is the Z key, along with your razor-sharp reflexes and perfect timing (oh, and also a PC -- sorry, Mac users). Pressing Z will cause your protagonist, Fish Face, to dive deeper into the waters of the game's three...

'Space Funeral' Leaves 'Earthbound' For Electronic Music and Surrealism

Our New Year's resolution for 2011? Be weirder. We have more realistic first-person shooters and self-important RPGs than we know what to do with. We want more games that evoke the singular dream-like wonder of the films of David Lynch or the music of 'The Residents'. Care to join us on our trip into the strange? Then check out this week's picks for time wasters that will leave you as...

ASUS Ushers in CES Tablet Bonanza

We all knew that this year's CES would be loaded with tablets, and ASUS made sure to kick off the party right by introducing not one, but four new tablet PCs at the first official press conference of CES 2011. All four are members of the Eee family of devices, but that's about where the similarities end. We'll be heading over to the ASUS booth at some point to get a hands-on with all four, but...

Play a Deranged Hillbilly Hunter in the Delightfully NSFW 'Norrland'

Our New Year's resolution for 2011? Be weirder. We have more realistic first-person shooters and self-important RPGs than we know what to do with. We want more games that evoke that singular dream-like wonder that the films of David Lynch or the music of 'The Residents' do. Care to join us on our trip into the strange? Then check out this week's picks for time wasters that will leave you as...

Windows Media Player Thinks George W. Bush Memoir is an Anti-Bush Album

If you happened to have purchased George W. Bush's new 'Decision Points' audiobook (and let's be honest, who hasn't?), you may have noticed some curious chapter titles when you synced it with your PC. Instead of scrolling through Dubya's lovably punchy chapters, like 'Running,' 'Personnel,' or 'Stem Cells,' you may have seen tracks named 'Weapon of Fear,' 'Bush It,' and 'Innocent Children Die.' If...

Microsoft Security Essentials Hits Version 2

Microsoft's Security Essentials has officially reached version 2. Ever since its launch last year, MSE has been a favorite among free security software connoisseurs. It's consistently ranked alongside the best paid anti-virus options out there in terms of detection and removal. And it basically blows its free competitors out of the water. The latest version adds an improved heuristic detection...

HP Slate Aims Higher than iPad with $799 Pricing

We first got a peek at the mysterious HP Slate in January at CES. Since that time, it's made only fleeting appearances on our radar and the project seemed to be all but dead. But HP surprised us all by making the Slate 500 official on Thursday. The Atom-powered, 8.9-inch tablet is available to order now, but units won't start shipping until November 12. Inside the $799 tablet you'll find a 1.86...

Ray Ozzie Unearths Windows 1.0 Press Release

Chief software architect at Microsoft Ray Ozzie was digging though his archives when he stumbled across a folder dated November 20th, 1985. Inside was the original press release and related materials for the release of Windows 1.0. The presser includes quotes from the likes of Bill Gates, who proclaims, "Windows provides unprecedented power to users today and a foundation for hardware and...

Stuxnet Could Be Most Complex Malware Ever, Targeting Iranian Nuclear Plants?

An awe-inspiringly complex piece of malware named 'Stuxnet' has some security experts openly wondering whether or not it's the most sophisticated worm ever to hit the planet. Others are speculating that it may be used to target a nuclear plant in Iran. Although the worm originally popped up in June, when it attacked Windows PCs operating industrial control systems, cyber experts are only now...

Windows XP, Abandoned by Dell, Gets One Step Closer to the Grave

It's been a slow and painful death for Windows XP, and it's not over yet. (If the operating system were a beloved pet, you'd have put it to sleep ages ago.) Microsoft plans to officially start barring manufacturers from selling computers preloaded with the aging OS on October 22nd, and Dell plans to get a head start on the phase-out by eliminating XP as an option from its direct sales site this...

Double Rainbow Guy Shills for Microsoft

After Paul "Bear" Vasquez went viral with his rather enthusiastic response to seeing a "double rainbow all the way across the sky," we thought he would quietly fade back into obscurity. Even after The Gregory Brothers autotuned Bear's wonderment within an inch of its life to create one minute and 30 seconds of accidental pop brilliance, there was no reason to expect that, two months later, we'd...

Apple Considering $0.99 TV Show Rentals, Yahoo! Search Now Runs on Bing

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Apple and Fox's News Corp. are reportedly engaged in "advanced talks" about implementing a $0.99 iTunes TV show rental program, with CBS and Disney purportedly interested, as well. [From: Engadget] After a year of development, Yahoo! and Microsoft have finally completed Yahoo!'s Bing-powered Web, video and image "mega search."...

Best Screen Capture Apps for OS X, Windows and Linux

There are a number of tools that we simply can't live without. For instance, we'd be lost without the ability to quickly take, manipulate and share screenshots with each other. A good screen capture app is essential for adding images to blog posts, sharing ideas and mocking the occasional typo. But you don't need to be a blogger to make good use of such a tool; they're great for capturing images...