Getting Rid of the Damsel in Distress Trope in Video Games

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Are video games the new fairy tales? “Damsel in distress gets rescued by big, strong, handsome man and lives happily ever after.” Not if some guys can help it.

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Dads Need to be Involved in Teens’ Internet Usage (And Then Get Out of the Way)

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Rob Zidar believes in teaching his sons to act responsibly, rather that attempting, perhaps in vain, to prevent them from acting irresponsibly.

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Technology: Hovercraft under $200K? Done.

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The only way to fly. Drive. Sail. Whatever.

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Technology: First Driverless Car Takes You for a Spin [@spodachozn1]

There you have it folks, autopilot for your personal amusement.

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Science: Our Place In The Universe [@neiltyson]

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Really? It’s going to be okay. It really is. Here’s why.

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Komplicated Solutions: The Modern Man’s Utility Belt [@hannibaltabu]

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The modern man is beset on all sides by challenges logistical and psychological. Here’s a possible solution.

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Futurism: The First Space Mining Company Is Set To Secure The Stars

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Taking the first step towards, maybe, just maybe, becoming a type one civilization at long last.

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Science: Researchers Teach Robots To Make Their Own Tools, Mayhem Surely Follows Soon

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Scientists give this Promethean concept to mechanical citizens of the world. What could go wrong?

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Radical Openness: Where Ideas Have Sex [video]

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A wild, futuristic, provocative ride into the heart of a concept that Jason Silva calls “radical openness”.

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The Right to Life; The Right to End It [Video]

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It’s your life. But is it yours to end?

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Science: Could Scientists Have Found A Possible AIDS/HIV Cure? [@spodachozn1]

What the what?

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Technology: The Surprisingly Porous Nature of Password Security Online

How secure can one be in an online world filled with predators? We take a look at that question.

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Apps: Instapaper Is Free This Week Only Courtesy of Starbucks

Picking up an expensive cup of coffee comes with a great treat, this week only, while supplies last.

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Gadgets: iPhone Goes Prepaid With Cricket On June 22nd

Pony up the funds up front and you can hold the smartphone pacesetter, no-strings attached.

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Technology: A Cannon … That Shoots Cars Instead Of Cannonballs?

You know those air cannons that shoot t-shirts at frothing crowds? Like that … but … bigger …

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Dark Harvest

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A cautionary tale of technological excess by Thaddeus Howe

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