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Green tech finds: the app-a-palooza edition

Green tech finds: the app-a-palooza edition

Planning to do some biking and walking in London, and want to get rewarded? Or spending time in Cambodia, and want to report illegal wildlife sales? We’ve got apps for that.

Mind-blowing Tetris gameplay

Mind-blowing Tetris gameplay

I used to think I was pretty good at Tetris, but this gameplay video of grandmaster Jin8 playing an arcade version of this classic game let me know that I’m just a mere mortal with a pea-brain sized capacity for this game.

Jazzy Mario Brothers

Jazzy Mario Brothers

Jazz pianist Scott Bradlee and saxophonist Ben Golder-Novick, the duo behind “Eight Bits of Jam” scored an acoustic jazzy soundtrack for this 11 minute speed run (a video game and Internet subgenre in its own right) of Super Mario Brothers 3 that gives it an olde ragtime saloon vibe. Relatedly, the other bit The Internet…

The video game that lets you destroy Jeff Koons

The video game that lets you destroy Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game from Hunter Jonakin on Vimeo. Hunter Jonakin programmed and designed this brilliant, cheeky, subversive FPS (first person shooter) video game that allows the player to roam a museum filled with pop artist Jeff Koons’ installations and art pieces…and destroy them with a BFG while dodging guards. The playable…

Great Gatsby mansion to be razed

Great Gatsby mansion to be razed

This dilapidated 25-room mansion located in Sands Point, New York that helped inspire F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is scheduled to be razed and replaced with five $10 million mansions.

Fate of the World: climate science meets PC gaming

Fate of the World: climate science meets PC gaming

Frustrated by the pace of climate policy in the US and around the world? Think you could do a better job of creating change that maintains economic and political stability while addressing the threat of global warming? Red Redemption, the British game maker who created the BBC’s popular Climate Challenge, is giving you a chance to prove your ability to save the planet with its new offering Fate of the World.

Google homepage surprise

Google homepage surprise

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic arcade video game Pac-Man, Google has a surprise on their main homepage. This is currently dominating Twitter’s top trending list. Without spoiling too much, go to www.google.com and wait a few seconds and let the logo fully load. You’ll get a playable surprise that “packs” quite…

Hi, a real human interface

Hi, a real human interface

This “computer” puts a human touch to its user interface. An amusing concept and video from Multitouch Barcelona, an interactive design agency.