Gi nathlam hí! For those of you who don't already speak Sindarin, the above means, "We welcome [familiar] you here." (My thanks to Useful Elvish Phrases.) For those of you who don't know what Sindarin is, it's one of the two elvish languages constructed by J.R.R....

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"Joyland" is everything you'd expect from Stephen King, and that's awesome. I'm gonna kick this review off with a story. It's not as good a story as Stephen King would tell, but I think it helps get the point across. "Joyland" showed up in the mail sometime...

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Philosophical conundrums abound in "The Swapper." (Also clones and puzzle-platforms!) Now, I'm a big fan of the puzzle-platformer, as evidenced by my love of "Portal," "Portal 2," "Antichamber" and "Vessel." It's that last game, "Vessel," that comes to my mind when I think of how "The Swapper" plays,...

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Because if you thought you didn't have summer reading lists anymore, you'd be wrong. Students across America are leaving school about now, whether it's through graduation and onto college/the world, or just the sweet embrace of summer vacation. Either way, this time of year brings me...

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Prosthetics get personal with customizable choices from Bespoke Bespoke is giving amputees new options when it comes to prostheses. They have created specialized “Fairings”, which are 3-D printed, uniquely designed coverings for traditional leg prostheses. The Fairings are created by three-dimensionally scanning the body to capture the consumer’s...

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Synesthesia for everyone! Have you ever been in a situation where you heard a sound but couldn't figure out exactly where it's coming from? I know I have. Whether it's trying to locate where a weird squealy noise is coming from or what's clicking inside the...

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EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY! As you may (or may not) know, dear readers, last week was YouTube Comedy Week. I did an article on it, and in it I mentioned one of the groups that would be doing stuff over the course of the week:...

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4-D printing opens the door to robotics without wires or motors. Just about everyone knows about 3-D printing nowadays. The new Bond movie even featured a 3-D printed Aston Martin. But for those who are not quite familiar with 3-D printing, it's a process that builds...

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