Duke Nukem Forever Teaser (video)

I remember Duke Nukem the first time around, but if your looking forward to the release of the new version, this new trailer will keep you going until its release, later this year.

After years of delays and setbacks and even being put back a few times this year, Duke Nukem Forever is now hoping to be released on June 10th 2011 international.

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The Appeal Of Glasses: A Japanese Fetish

Kotaku has a new article on the Japanese phenomenon known as “meganekko” which roughly translates to “girl with glasses”.

It’s a staple of almost every genre of entertainment: from film to television, from manga to videogames, the “girl with glasses” stereotype is a common shorthand used to denote authority, shyness or intelligence. While it’s certainly not a Japan-only phenomenon, the country of the rising sun does get more of a kick out of it than others.

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NBA Jam iOS App Updated With Multiplayer Support

If you are NBA jam gamer on your iOS device, you will be pleased to know you can now linkup and play multiplayer games via your local network. Thanks to a new update that has been released by EA this week.

You can now go head-2 -head against your friends connecting to their device loaded with NBA Jam via either Wi-fi or Bluetooth. The update also now includes the all the current NBA roster.

NBA Jam iPad Multiplayer

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Hulu Service Blocked On BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets

Reports are coming through that Hulu has now added the new BlackBerry PlayBook to its blacklist of devices. The Hulu service was originally available on the BlackBerry PlayBook allowing users to view TV shows and movies, but now brings up the message pictured below.

It now looks like Hulu has changed its mind regards offering content via the Playbook and has now closed down Hulu access.  This isn’t the first time a device has felt the wrath of Hulu and Sony’s PS3 browser once had access to Hulu as did Google TV. Which Hulu also blocked together with Flash-equipped Android phones and tablets, including the Motorola Xoom.

BlackBerry PlayBook Blocks Hulu

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Sarcos Robot Is Self-Balancing, Almost Human

Benjamin Stephens, a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has created a robot that is eerily human.

The Sarcos bipedal robot can maintain its own balance while moving, lifting objects or generally frolicking about. It even resembles a human body with the webcam eyes on its head and a complete set of two arms and two legs. As Stephens points out, the robot constantly computes and recomputes to keep itself upright even when it is pushed around.

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Minecraft Board Game

If you are a big Minecraft fan you might like this board game display at San Jose State University that allows visitors to play Minecraft in real-life without the need for a computer at all.

The Minecraft board game is constructed of little paper cubes and even has tiny paper tools to help you with your constructions. Like the digital version, rare ore can be found underneath the surface with a little digging. It was also observed that already experienced Minecraft players that played the paper version, interestingly would go for the rare ores first, whilst new players would construct things from dirt, paper cubes.

Minecraft Board Game

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Amazon EC2 Crashes, Drags Down Several Sites With It

A few  of the most popular websites experienced some sudden downtime when Amazon’s North Virginia data centre servers crashed. The servers host the retailer’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Service which is used as the backend of many popular sites such as Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. UPDATE: It seems to also affect the Cydia Store as well.

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SNES Controller Transforms Android Mobile Into Gaming Console (video)

If you like a little gaming on your Android smartphone, but miss the input and control you get with a console controller, this handy SNES controller hack might be worth a look.

The hack has been created by Bruno Soares, who wanted a little more control over the games he plays on his HTC Desire HD. The hack consists of a SNES controller, an Arduino processor, a Bluetooth radio, which is required to send commands to the phone, and a custom driver written by Bruno to put the pieces together.

Watch a video of the SNES Controller Android device after the jump, to see it in action.

SNES Controller Android

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