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New Bike Simulator Makes it Amusingly Fun to Exercise

Posted on December 15th, 2015.

We joined Activetainment‘s Norway launch of their new B\01 Bike in Oslo earlier this month. The new bike is a part of the training concept named ebove which is: a unique training concept that combines exercise and gaming. Activetainment strives to make indoor exercise more like outdoor exercise, with both visual and motional...

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Interviews

Interview With The Creator Of Joe Rogan’s Preferred Writing App, WriteRoom

Posted on October 16th, 2015.

I started using WriteRoom after I heard Joe Rogan mention the software on his podcast, The Joe Rogan experience. The comedian says he uses the software for his comedy writing sessions he strives to do daily. The software’s purpose is to serve as a no thrills text editor that offers a plain full-screen mode thus blocking out all the...

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Entertainment

Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme Brings Podcasts, Comedy & Music Together

Posted on October 14th, 2015.

The first thing I noticed as I walked into the third annual Festival Supreme, at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on the USC campus, was the air conditioning. I noticed it from the zig-zagging line to enter and immediately thought this would be a much different experience than I anticipated: there would be a reprieve from the...

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Op-Ed

Yes, Mr. Robinson, We Can Go To The Stars

Posted on July 20th, 2015.

Aurora, the new science fiction novel of Kim Stanley Robinson, is a totally awesome masterpiece that will keep you glued to the book until you finish reading. Yet, Robinson’s grim views on the possibility of interstellar colonization seem overly pessimistic.

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Companies

CSI: Cyber – The Inspiration Behind CSI’s Newest Spinoff Series

Posted on March 10th, 2015.

Meet CSI’s newest inspiration, Mary Aiken. Mary Aiken is a cyberpsychologist and the director of the Cyber Psychology Research Centre in Dublin. Mary Aiken is the inspiration for the main character of CSI’s new spin-off “CSI: Cyber” Special Agent Avery Ryan. In the show, Avery Ryan is the head of the FBI’s cybercrime...

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Lifestyle

Thanks To Invisible Boyfriend, The Lover Of My Dreams Is Only $25

Posted on January 26th, 2015.

If you’ve seen the movie Her starring Joaquin Phoenix, you know how love between a human and artificial intelligence could prosper if the world just took a chance. It starts with a degree of creepiness, then moves onto cute, then for some reason it seems to make sense.

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Gaming

New App Review Series 1: ’45’ Demonstrates How Fun Simple Apps Can Be

Posted on January 12th, 2015.

Welcome to Hacked’s first series, which is yet to be named. This series will focus on reviewing new (mainly indie) mobile applications, with the hopes of encouraging indie developers to create apps. I will write new reviews for this series periodically, likely every other week. The first review will be on the application ‘45’,...

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Reviews

An Irreverent Singularity Funcyclopedia, by Mondo 2000’s R.U. Sirius

Posted on January 4th, 2015.

Legendary cyberculture icon (and iconoclast) R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have written a delicious funcyclopedia of the Singularity, transhumanism, and radical futurism, just published on January 1.

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Mobile Application Wakie Starts Your Day Off Right

Posted on December 29th, 2014.

Wakie is a mobile phone application that allows people from around the world to wake other people up, just like an alarm clock. It’s currently on Google Play, the Windows Store, and, as of two weeks ago, the App Store. Wakie is an interesting idea with a ton of potential. This review is for the iPhone application.

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Reviews

Algorithm (2014): Bad Acting of No Consequence

Posted on December 28th, 2014.

“Most people have no idea what a hacker can do. I make the world you live in, and I can reshape that world if I feel like it,” says the main character as the movie Algorithm begins. Also read: Tor Network May Face Disabling Attack Background Self-described Hacker Luser is an information libertarian. He doesn’t care about politics,...