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Hextris is the best open source game in a while

This Game Is More Addicting Than 2048, And It’s Open-source too

The next great open-source game has arrived. Earlier this year, the world was engrossed by 2048, an open-source puzzle game which attracted millions of players, and perhaps billions of games. Now comes the recently-created Hextris, a hexagonal version of the hit game Tetris. The premise is simple. Use your arrow keys to rotate a hexagon as lines of color fly at you. Line up...

Elon Musk takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Elon Musk Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Elon Musk took the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by Bill Gates, who was nominated by Mark Zuckerberg. He did build a custom contraption to dump water on his head, but it didn’t rival Gates’s welded masterpiece. Still, the video was very cute, with Elon’s five young sons dumping water on him by pulling strings to release colorful elevated buckets from a tree....

The custom rig bill gates built for the ice bucket challenge

Video: Bill Gates Wins At The Ice Bucket Challenge

I didn’t think it was possible to win the ice bucket challenge, but Bill Gates did. First of all, he was nominated by Mark Zuckerberg, and nominated Elon Musk. Then, his video was outright cinematic (see below). Seriously, it was more of a short film than a video. Thirdly, he designed and built a custom rig to dump ice water on himself, and he...

Q&A: Why did Apple honour Robin Williams on their site?

Q&A: Why did Apple honour Robin Williams on their site?

Apple recently honored Robin Williams on their website, to mourn the late actor’s death. Many asked why he, of all celebrity deaths, deserved one of the few memorial slots they dole out. I’ve discovered a few reasons that I hope will answer your question. Reason #1: Success as an actor I’ll start with the two obvious reasons, the first being his tremendous success as...