Via: Daily Dot
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In order to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th anniversary, Sega's releasing the mini-Mega Drive and portable Genesis.

Nintendo's Mini NES only features 30 available game titles, which some folks immediately took issue with. The list of games for the Mini NES:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts'N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Since both of Sega's consoles feature a big selection of games, it looks like the company might yet have a 1-UP on Nintendo. A big thanks to FunstockRetro for the following list of games that'll be available on the mini-Mega Drive and portable Genesis:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Bonanza Bros.
Chakan: The Forever Man
Columns III
Crack Down
Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Jewel Master
Kid Chameleon
Mortal Kombat I
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog II
Sonic 3D Blast
Sword of Varmilion
The Ooze
Vectorman II

And these are the Sega Puzzle games:

Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Jack’s Pea
Jewel Magic
Curling 2010
Plumbing Contest
Bubble Master
Break a Fireline
Mahjong Solitaire
Warehouse Keeper
Air Hockey
Naval Power
Mr. Balls
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
Mirror Mirror
Panic Lift
Black Sheep
Flash Memory
Brain Switch
Mega Brain Switch
Hidden Agenda
Dominant Amber
Hide and Seek
Jura Formula
Lost World Sudoku
Meatloaf Rotation
Mya Master Mind
Skeleton Scale
T-Rex Memory Match
Yawning Triceratops

Finally, both of Sega's consoles are already available for pre-order through a U.K. online retailer at $65 a pop. Also check out this pic of Sega's mini-Mega Drive!

Via: The Verge
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Someone finally gave a robot a decent pair of shoes, and now their revolution plans can begin!

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What a time to be alive...via The Seattle Times:

A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein’s computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.

The update, which she says she didn’t authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, Calif., travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time.

“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”

When outreach to Microsoft’s customer support didn’t fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.

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So well, this is what it's come to huh? No, not actually; but it's only a matter of time before this laughable commentary on gettin' offended becomes a reality.

“From the color of your Starbucks cup to a lion being shot in Africa, don’t miss your chance to get offended today about an issue you didn’t know existed yesterday!”

Sh*t, indeed.  

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This surfboard is meant to take the isolation out of the sport of surfing. It gives real time social media updates and text messages. It even helpfully offers up to date information on the conditions of the very ocean the surfer is presumably sitting in. 

At the moment, it's still a prototype so only time will tell if it becomes a super useful gadget or just another way to lose your phone at the beach. 

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This marble machine was build by Martin Molin. He planned the programmable machine ahead of time but it still took over a year to gradually shape and perfect this contraption. According to Molin, it's still not quite finished. He told WIRED:

The marbles, you know, they behave like water. The nature of water is that it just breaks through everything. After 100,000 years it can make a hole in stone. The marbles act like that, it doesn't matter what I'm doing to try to tame them. They are just flooding every wall I'm putting up. ... I'll have to fix some escaping marble issues in order to tour.

He is planning on making new machines that are a little more portable so that he can take them on tour easily.

harry potter crafts Someone Used Digital Magic to Make a Real Life Weasley Clock
Via: tbornottb
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Harry Potter fans may remember the Weasley's magical clock that always knows the location of family members. 

via Harry Potter Wikia

Well, someone made a real life version of that clock. Using the GPS of his family's smartphones, Imgur user tbornottb was able to program the clock to light up when they reached different locations. Reading through the step by step process makes it seem almost easy.  All it took was a whole lot of wires, lights, programming, app coordinating.... 

It was basically magic. 

The result of all that work is a beautiful piece of technology and probably well worth it. Although it does carry the implication that your parents will know your location at all times...

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