(CBS) - So you bought a bunch of old Nintendo and Super Nintendo games from a neighbor's garage sale. Now what?
You could buy a used system on eBay, but it's a gamble - since old Nintendo systems don't have a very good survival rate. Plus, older video game consoles are not typically compatible with modern HDTVs and connect natively through an RF cable.Continue »
The internet's most popular destinations have launched an audacious experiment in political activism by urging their users to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. Wikipedia's English-language pages went completely black at 9 p.m. PT, with a splash page saying "the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet." The online encyclopedia's blackout, intended to precede next week's Senate floor vote on the legislation, is scheduled to last 24 hours. Continue »
(CBS) - If anyone can make a working life-size model of Mario's classic red car from Mario Kart, it's West Coast Customs.
To promote the first title in the Mario Kart franchise to feature 3D graphics for the 3DS, Nintendo of America recruited the "Pimp My Ride" crew to recreate two classic gaming vehicles, Mario's personal race car and Luigi's Bumble V car, for this years Los Angeles auto show.Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University's Ideea Lab have developed a giant furry cat head... for science!
The Neko Kaburu headpiece, aka the AnimatronInterface, consists of an inner mesh mask inside the head equipped with sensors that track the wearer's eyelids, mouth, and muscle movements.Continue »
(CBS) - Meet Coco the adorable little pug.
Coco likes watching episodes of "The Office," "True Blood" and "Modern Family."
But God help you if an Apple iPhone commercial pops on. That type of slick design and intuitive engineering disgusts Coco so much, she (or he) will bark till you take that trash off the screen.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, the CIA is following tweets - up to 5 million a day.
Now don't panic, chances are they're not "following" you.
But the idea is that when rebels, militants, activists or diplomats broadcast information on Twitter or elsewhere, America's spies scoop it up.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Amazon announced Thursday that it's starting a lending service for Kindle owners, letting them borrow one e-book per month.
Borrowers have to subscribe to Amazon's Prime service, which provides free two-day shipping and streaming movies for $79 per year.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Apple says there is a problem with iOS 5, its latest mobile operating system, that is shortening the battery life of iPhones, iPads and iPods that use the software.
Spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said Wednesday that a small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on devices running iOS 5.Continue »