Scrabble Wants You to Come Up With New Words

Playing questionable words in Scrabble is a venerable tradition, originating long before Jerry’s mother threw down “quone” in an episode of “Seinfeld,” or George W. Bush offered “dignitude” against Al Gore in a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” skit. But now Hasbro, the game’s manufacturer, is offering players the chance to sneak a word into the … Continue reading

Full Steam Ahead: Court Refuses to Rehear Case Against Aereo

In another victory for Aereo, the controversial TV-over-the-Web startup, a federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to rehear an earlier decision allowing the service to continue in the New York City area. Aereo, which is backed by IAC Chairman Barry Diller, uses antenna/DVR technology to let consumers watch live, local over-the-air television broadcasts on some … Continue reading

Sony PlayStation 4 Hits US Store Shelves on November 15 for $399

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 video game console will launch in the US on November 15 and Europe on November 29. The release date was confirmed during a press event at Gamescom in Cologne today. The system runs on an 8-core x86 processor this time around and comes fitted with a 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray/DVD … Continue reading

The Internet’s Kevin Bacon Game: Most Sites Linked in 19 Clicks

The Web can seem unfathomably vast, but according to a study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, it’s more tightly bound than you might think. Most Web pages can be connected in 19 clicks or less, thanks to search engines, large aggregators and social networking sites, according to a paper on network … Continue reading

PlayStation Vita Sales Slip; Sony Needs to Shake Things Up

Over the past year, Sony’s PS Vita has been squeezed badly by the dazzling success of the Nintendo 3DS and the overall contraction of the video game market in the United States and Japan. After a brief rebound in sales during the holiday season, the Vita’s lack of pulse became again painfully evident this week. … Continue reading

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