There are a few different ways to obtain an Iron Throne. The recommended method is to ruthlessly conquer your cowering enemies over a period of many years, capture their swords, and forge them into the shape of a terror-inducing throne full of fear and sharp edges. An easier way is to start with a plastic lawn chair.Instructables user "flaming_pele!" began with a white, plastic Adirondack chair on his way to building a "Game of Thrones" Iron Throne that could handle party guests in chain mail. Other materials on the list include foam insulation, wood yardsticks, craft foam, duct tape, metal tie-down strapping, and plenty of metallic paint.… Read more
The makers of the Ouya game console are trying to lure buyers with a special edition that costs more but doubles the storage.
Now available for preorder, the Ouya limited edition costs $129, up from the usual price of $100. For that extra $29, the storage capacity jumps to 16GB from 8GB. The new edition also is white, whereas the standard model comes in black.
The limited edition is available only in North America. Ouya promises that buyers will receive it in time for the holidays if ordered before December 8.
The Android-based Ouya comes as a small cube that … Read more
Behold, Internet mortal, the first episode of Adventures in Tech, CNET's new show that takes you on a visual safari, directly into the untamed jungle of your favourite tech topics.
Our premiere feature takes a look at Nintendo's late '80s icon: the magnificent Game Boy, which deployed smart hardware and one shape-spinning supergame to became the industry's most unlikely success story.
Hit play on the video above to dive inside the Game Boy's four-colour folklore, nab yourself some impress-your-pals knowledge, and have your nostalgia gland massaged by some of Nintendo's classic '90s adverts. Go on, … Read more
Once upon a time, a beautiful game called Glitch delved into the minds of ancient giants. It enthralled the small but passionate number of players who took the time to explore its deep, artistic stories.
Glitch was developed by Tiny Speck, a San Francisco startup led by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield. At its peak, 150,000 players enjoyed the game, not least because its developers had invested immense amounts of time in its complex and imaginative art.
The Sony PlayStation 4 game console is launching with about a dozen games available in retail stores, plus a handful of download-only digital options. Some are excellent, some are uninspiring, some are tantalizing hints at where next-gen gaming can go once developers have more time to learn the capabilities of the new hardware.
Once you shell out for a PS4 console ($399), PlayStation Plus membership ($49), extra controller ($59), and PlayStation Camera ($59), your gaming budget may be tight, so we've gone through the launch lineup and picked our favorite five (by general consensus) to get you started. Be … Read more
It's hard to improve on the hit movie and beloved best-selling series "The Hunger Games" -- unless, of course, you replace all the humans with cats. Instead of elaborate special effects, the movie set is "Sweded" (re-created using the cheapest materials possible) into a cardboard masterpiece. Or is that meow-sterpiece?
"The Hunger Games" cat video is part of a bi-weekly series called "Movies As Told By Cats" on The Pet Collective, a site dedicated to pets and the people who love them. The video features the best scenes from "The Hunger Games" -- romance, action, and drama at a purr-fect pace.
"The inspiration came from pictures of cats sticking their heads out of cardboards and someone online decided to draw anime characters on the cardboards," Hai-Lam Phan, senior producer and director, of the series, tells Crave. "I thought it would be funny to build on top of that, and make a story parody out of the frames. Thus, Movies As Told By Cats was born." … Read more
Most motorists know by now that texting and driving can be more dangerous than drinking and driving. And teens, who'd just as soon text as talk, are among the drivers most likely to have a texting-related accident.
The new Road Wars for iOS aims to keep drivers safe by gamifying safe driving. The app monitors your driving behavior, rewards you for safe practices, and penalizes you for speeding, swerving, and, most of all, interacting with your phone.
Created with teens in mind (but suitable for anyone), Road Wars (which appears in the App Store as RoadWars) bills itself as … Read more
From the iconic PlayStation to Blu-ray discs, Sony has changed the way we play games and consume media time and time again. The company is looking to shake things up once again with the release of the PlayStation 4. With an 8-core AMD Jaguar processor and a high-end Radeon GPU, Sony's latest console is more powerful than ever before.
Class-leading specs, however, aren't the only thing gamers should be excited about.
The PlayStation 4 includes a number of new features, such as the ability to share gameplay with friends and even play games while they are being downloaded. … Read more
There's too much fighting in the world.
Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves look faintly silly.
How unusually pleasant, then, for Xbox to offer simple congratulations to Sony on the launch of its PlayStation 4.
The Xbox Twitter account was adorned Friday with this message: "Congratulations on your launch, Sony."
All right, it wasn't exactly lyrical. It may not have been entirely heartfelt, either.
But most of the time we're used to one tech company explaining why another's products have feet of clay. … Read more
You know how mystery writers often come up with the ending first and then write the rest of the story? Sometimes I pick my bonus deal first, then keep looking until I find the main event.
Today, however, I just kept finding bonus deals. One after the other, to the point where I found myself staring at another glorious five-deal Friday. So without further throat-clearing, I hereby give you these -- no extra charge for the alliteration.Brookstone bucks
If your holiday shopping includes a trip to gadget emporium Brookstone, here's a deal you can't pass up: LivingSocial … Read more