Reviews & Features

Introducing the TIME 100 for 2011

Our annual TIME 100 list is by no means definitive (are any of them really?) but as always our assemblage of movers and shakers cover a wide range of movements and industry: artists, politicians, freedom fighters, rebels, writers, athletes… and the list goes on.

But of course, you’re here at Techland because you care about …

Portal 2 Review: Our First Perfect 10

Easily the most anticipated release this year, Portal 2 follows publisher Valve’s physics-puzzler Portal, the 2007 game that instantly leapt onto Game of the Year lists and into the Best Games Ever pantheon. You played as Chell, a hapless human female made to test a teleportation gun in the Aperture Science research facility, hounded by …

How to Sign Your Name Inside a Word Document

I review many, many products. And of those many, many products, many (though not many, many) require that I sign some sort of document saying that I won’t steal, damage or forget to return the product in question.

When I get one of these forms from a PR person, it’s almost always a Word document and I’m almost always asked to print it …

Two Minute Video: Acer’s Dual Screen, No Keyboard Laptop

The $1,300 Acer Iconia laptop is certainly unique. The machine features two 14-inch touchscreens instead of the tried and true screen-and-keyboard combination, while retaining the same form factor as a standard laptop.

The bottom touchscreen is home to the Acer Ring, which is activated by touching all five fingers to the glass. …

11 Google Pranks to Help Celebrate April Fools’ Day

If there’s anyone who loves April Fools’ Day, it’s Google. The company has had a tradition of pulling pranks on their users whether it’s the first of April or not. From changing their name to honor a city in Kansas to playing with the font on our search results to introducing a free email account with a storage capacity of 1GB per user …

Play Ball! Five Baseball Video Games to Line Up This Season

“No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.”

– Paul Gallico

Also, let’s not forget that both beer and hot dogs inexplicably taste better inside a ballpark than they do anywhere else. Fact.

With the 2011 baseball season …

Two Minute Video: Top 10 Gmail Extras

“Gmail Labs is a testing ground for experimental features that aren’t quite ready for primetime. They may change, break or disappear at any time.”

That’s the ominous message that greets you when you delve into the deepest, darkest corners of Gmail. Beware!

However, some of Gmail’s experimental features can and do make your e-mail …

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