These 17 things will make you well more than 17% saner if you download them. I’d venture to say 170%!
Because getting-shit-doneliness is next to Godliness.
Boy does Google have a treat in store for you word nerds, bookworms and history buffs! Meet the Google Ngram Viewer, a way to search hundreds of years of the written word, or at least 4% of published books from 1500-2008. Not only that, but you can chart words and trends against each other instantly. Be right back, I’ve gotta play with this for 100+ hours.
Get ’em while they’re hot!
Let’s figure out our World of Warcraft guild for Cataclysm so we’ll be ready to roll come Tuesday! Remember how you wanted to do that? Discuss within!
Come discuss the one million gaming releases that will certainly lead to our collective system failures.
Okay, maybe not 99%, but this game could probably cure cancer.
In which Kim’s disappointment-fueled tears subside long enough for her to tell you why Metroid: Other M makes her cry disappointment-fueled tears.
Google debuts Priority Inbox for Gmail, making it easier to stave off your inbox demons. But that’s not the only trick up Google’s sleeve. Check out these Googly must-try tools you might have missed along the way.
BioShock is back! The series takes a left turn, away from diving suits and toward the floating city of Columbia. And Metroid: Other M is just around the corner; it’s probably so close you can taste it.
If you’re looking to mix up your mobile life, spend a little time sizing up Samsung’s impressive new line of Android devices. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S series stars, the Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate and Epic. Shiny, eh? And available for each of the four main ‘merican carriers!
Are you in the habit of transforming your thoughts into the written word? Of course you are. So do this one thing I ask of you: download Notational Velocity, the best text editing client in town. Your productivity is soaring, is it not?
Got an Xbox 360 or a PS3? Share your gamertag here! It’s the purest form of friendship. And you don’t have to share your fries.
The death of net neutrality may spell the end of all that is odd and good about the interweb as we know it. And it’s really important to learn why. You like lolcats, don’t you? I thought so.
A new Blackberry ad is trying to make the signature phone of I-Banker assholes everywhere seem queerer and cooler. Because queers are cool, particularly when mustachioed.
Time to check back in with Final Fantasy XIII (and model through it), after a hiatus of epic proportion. I’m at about hour 10 and Lightning’s still sassy, but I did spot an alt-lifestyle haircut. Onward and upward! Or downward. I think Pulse is down.
More zany stuff went down at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 than you can shake a stick at, but we’ll try to shake a stick anyway. Check out the new Scott Pilgrim movie, a queer comics panel, a Whedonite tidbit and (most importantly) our own Brandy Howard in an inexplicable chicken superhero costume!
New research indicates that video games relieve stress, making us less depressed and hostile. And all this time we’d been playing them because they made us sad and hateful. Hm. Also, Google debuted a feature that will help just about anyone make an app and how to teach yourself synesthesia in three easy steps. Well, maybe not three.
While you might be tired of hearing about the HTC EVO, I’m somehow not yet tired of writing about it. And it’s the only phone I have because no one sends me free shit and I’m a pauper. Since almost everything I’ve written about the phone has been glowing, here are some complaints. No phone is perfect, and while none of my complaints are a dealbreaker, these 6 things bug me.
The iPhone 4 hits stores, and it’s ever, ever so shiny. But every rose has its thorns. Apple’s latest device has already suffered the slings and arrows of some serious signal problems, and it’s basically still Day 1. But don’t worry: Apple offers us a simple fix: just hold the phone different. No really, Steve Jobs wants to change how you hold your iPhone instead of admitting that he has a problem. Jobshole.