A Small, Cool Thing: Arabic Domain Names

Today a quiet but interesting change occurred. ICANN, the organization that manages Web addresses, opened up the first top-level domains (you know, like .com and .org and such) that include non-Roman characters.

So far there are only three, and they’re all in Arabic — they’re country-code domains for Egypt (مصر), Saudi Arabia …

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Finally, love is possible for Apple elitists: Introducing Cupidtino: The first and only dating site for Apple product owners.

[via The Daily What]

Potentially the greatest thing I’ve seen all day:

Potentially the greatest thing Peter’s

To Fall Into Darkness: Techland Reviews Alan Wake

Alan Wake

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Remedy
Available on: May 18
Platform: Xbox 360
ESRB rating: M for Mature
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

Man, what happened to the horror game? The latest Silent Hill installments no longer pack the same surreal punch as they did in the past and Tecmo’s camera-based Fatal

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Happy Star Wars Day: Watch the saga be retold in two-minutes, stop motion LEGO-style, and May the Forth Be With You.

[via The Daily What]

New awesome Iron Man 2 posters by Tyler Stout & Mike Saputo:

[via Super Punch]

X-Men in real life?:

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Monday, May 3, 2010

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What’s under the hood, R2?: Don’t worry, Kenny Baker isn’t in there. This is a pretty cool ‘blueprint’ of R2 but Geek Tyrant didn’t really give us the option of blowing the image up. Oh well. I’ll break out the magnifying glass. Click to enlarge.

Electron Boy Is Our Hero

When I read Erik Martin’s story this morning I started to cry a little. I don’t know why but I just did. Erik lives in the Seattle area and he’s 13 years old. And he’s always wanted to be a superhero. I mean, what kid doesn’t want to a superhero? (Hell. I still want to be a superhero when I grow up.) Erik has liver cancer and …

Lala Shuttering May 31, So What?

Word came down from the hilltop last week that would be closing up shop at the end of this month. The whole of the Internet and its gaggle of pundits were quick to jump on the ‘ is coming!’ bandwagon. I, for one, thought the same thing. Why else would Apple have purchased lala in the first place? But now I’m not …

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Friday, April 30, 2010

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Hollywood Goes Incognito: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ supervillian graphic novel Incognito has been picked up by Fox with Robert Schenkkan coming in to pen the screenplay.

[via Deadline]

Destroy the Sith we must: You are so wise, Yoda. …

Who Wants a Halo Reach Beta Code?

Fall in troops!

So you want a code for the Halo: Reach beta, huh? Well, you’re gonna have to work for it. It’s quite simple, really.

Follow directions for a chance to win

1. Comment with the hashtag #haloreach on one or all of the following stories. The more you show up the greater your chances, but it doesn’t guarantee a win. …

Open the Valves: Steam For Macs Launches on May 12th

Valve Software–the game development house responsible for classics like Half-Life 2, Team Fortress and Portal–shifted the axis of game distribution when they launched their Steam digital delivery platform in 2002. Since then, Steam’s become an additional distribution channel for big publishers as well as a place for small indie …

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