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'Wave Wave' 2.0 Update is a Complete Overhaul

Thomas Jansson doesn't believe in the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy, clearly. His game Wave Wave [$2.99] has gotten a complete makeover in style and structure this week, with a 2.0 update that changes just about everything but the very core of the gameplay. The immediate change is the visual style,

'Surgeon Simulator' Gets iPhone Support, and More Unintentional-yet-Hilarious Mishaps?

For far too long, Surgeon Simulator [$5.99] fans who have wanted to play the game on the go have had to deal with the tyranny of playing on the iPad, and not on their phones. Well no more must you iPhone owners who want to transplant alien organs while sitting on the bus have to

Nike’s new LeBron ad and the dangers of buying into the “Believeland” hype

Who is LeBron James? Is he a fresh-faced youth who, displaying maturity beyond his years, keeps his head and down and lives up to the hype? Is he a goofball whose nice-guy attitude is a relatable counterpoint to his terrifying on-court prowess? Is he a devil-may-care lord of darkness who simply doesn’t care what jilted Cleveland fans think? Or are they all […]

'Woah Dave!' Review: Ohhhhhhh Yeah!

Super Crate Box [$1.99] has definitely spawned a few games inspired by it, to say the least, though games cutting too close has been a sensitive subject. But the game owes a lot to the original Mario Bros. in terms of structure, and Woah Dave [$1.99] from Choice Provisions, the former Gaijin Games, manages to

HP Sprout PC Has 3D Scanner, Projector and Touch Mat: Maker Seeds

Smartphones and tablets have shown us that people love to interact with digital media in intuitive ways. Meanwhile, the rise of 3D printing and modeling are about to bring about a creative revolution the likes of…

Choose your own quirky, haunted adventure on YouTube

Want a haunted house experience without the long lines, cheesy sound effects, and “too cool for this” teenagers? YouTube has you covered with a new video series by YouTube Nation. Several YouTubers recently joined together on YouTube Nation to create a … Continue reading ?

Best Video Cards: October 2014

After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap. Since our last guide it has been a busy couple of months, so there’s quite a bit to cover. The big news this fall has of course been the new video card launches from AMD and NVIDIA. Show More Summary

'Star Wars: Galactic Defense' Out Now Worldwide

Star Wars: Galactic Defense [Free], the free-to-play Star Wars tower defense game published by DeNA, is out now. This lets players command forces on either the light or dark side of the force, getting units and heroes appropriate to each side to use in order to advance through the game. The game bears something of

Reverse Engineering a Blu-ray Drive for Laser Graffiti

There’s a whole lot of interesting mechanics, optics, and electronics inside a Blu-ray drive, and [scanlime] a.k.a. [Micah Scott] thinks those bits can be reused for some interesting project. [Micah] is reverse engineering one of these...Show More Summary

Moby mourns the loss of the 'old' New York

Richard Melville Hall, more commonly known as Moby, has a lot of musical accomplishments under his belt. He's one of only a handful credited with popularizing electro in the 1990s, he's sung with Bowie, he's made a James Bond theme song — the list goes on. Show More Summary

Bluetooth-Enabled Danger Sign for Lab

[A Raymond] had some free time at work, and decided to spend it on creating a wireless warning sign. According to his blog profile, he is a PhD student in Applied Physics. His lab utilizes a high-powered laser system. His job is to use said system, but only after it’s brought online by faculty scientists. Show More Summary

From Nerf Gun to RF Cannon: Building a Movie Prop

[David Windestål] is back in the USA, and this time he’s armed and dangerous! He’s built an incredible RF cannon prop (YouTube link) as part of his drone hunter wardrobe for the Rotor DR1 series. [David] is no stranger to Hackaday. We’ve...Show More Summary

How a Simple Messaging App Toppled the Great 'Firewall' of China

With mid-term elections in our own country less than a week away, the recent protests in Hong Kong over proposed changes to Hong Kong's political system are a jarring reminder of the paramount importance of freedom of speech in any democratic...Show More Summary

Explore the haunted corners of the world... if you dare

Something wicked this way comes… Whether you’re a trio of witches back from the dead or just a trick-or-treater, chances are you’re hitting the streets (or riding a broom!) on Halloween night. For those looking for an extra fright, take a tour of spooky places from around the world on Google Maps.Start in 19th century Paris. Show More Summary

There was no pumpkin riot in Keene

In a store the other day Luann was waiting behind another customer whose surname, the clerk was thrilled to learn, is Parrish. “That’s the name of the guy in Jumanji,” the clerk said. “I’ve seen that movie fifty times!” “I’m from Keene, New Hampshire,” Luann said, “the town where that movie was filmed.” It was […]

'Gunslugs 2' Possibly Delayed Until January, New Gameplay Trailer Released

Last month, we brought you the first official teaser trailer for Gunslugs 2, the sequel to Orange Pixel's 2013 action platformer Gunslugs [$0.99]. At that time, the game was about 80% complete and Orange Pixel was shooting for an October release. Well October ends this Friday, and despite the game being about 90% complete it

Beyonce-Taylor Swift mashup is a national treasure

When Beyonce handed off the microphone to Taylor Swift at the 2009 Video Music Awards, for reasons we can never forget, the two formed a super secret and special bond unknown to us plebes. So secret, in fact, that we've hardly seen the...Show More Summary

Not Even Mike Tyson Himself Can Beat 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!'

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday. So of course Jimmy Fallon got the boxer-turned-actor to play a Nintendo classic: "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!"  "I always thought it would just be an amazing thing...Show More Summary

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