Try Playing Rock Paper Scissors Against This All-Knowing Computer.…

How many rounds of rock, paper, scissors have you played in your life? Probably not enough to outsmart a computer. Have you identified trends in playing behavior? Doubtful. Are you predictable with your throwing strategy? Likely. Is it even possible to be any good at the game? Well, here's your chance to find out.… » 3/07/11 9:20am 3/07/11 9:20am

iPhone and iPad Strategy Games That Are Better Than Risk

Much like Words With Friends on iPhone and iPad is a cheaper, better implementation of the official Scrabble app, there are no-name Risk knockoffs that outclass the official app. » 7/24/10 1:30pm 7/24/10 1:30pm

Show and Sell: The Secret to Apple's Magic

Flash an exotic prototype, then—Presto!—get people to buy your more boring stuff. That kind of thinking still rules at most electronics companies. Apple under Steve Jobs only shows off actual products. The difference? Apple's arcane secret to success. » 1/20/10 10:00am 1/20/10 10:00am

How (and Why) the Palm Pre Syncs Directly With iTunes

"DVD Jon" Johansen, a guy who knows a thing or five about iTunes syncing, breaks down how the Pre must pull it off: by reporting itself as an iPod. It's brazen, and possibly brilliant. » 5/29/09 7:18am 5/29/09 7:18am