Wacky Web Week

Go a little ape with human Donkey Kong

Almost everyone has heard of Donkey Kong, the 1981 arcade in which the heroic Mario makes a laborious climb to rescue his sweetheart Pauline while dodging moving obstacles from a barrel-hurling gorilla. (Ah, the good old days!)

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Is it time for Tomb Raider to die?

Even those who’ve never touched a gaming console in their digital lives have heard of Tomb Raider, the influential video game featuring the exploits of the heroic — and seemingly indestructible — Lara Croft

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How Halo 3 makes the world a better place

A video’s catchy tune offers a humorously cynical — and not politically correct — summary of the world’s ills that will be cured after the overhyped release of Halo 3.

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Vista developers invent wild user interface

In this video spoof from the Codename Longhorn era, the former Windows Vista design team traces the steps consumers might take in customizing the user interface. (Everyone loves dogs, right? Right???)

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Nintendo promises Wii bit of excitement

We all know that gadgets are supposed to make our lives easier and more productive. Technology should give us time to pursue hobbies and interests, like tripping the light fantastic or playing ball in the park with the kids

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Danish engineers find low-tech speed limit fix

Making motorists stay within the speed limit is a problem in every country.
But not every nation brings the same level of creative problem-solving to the
issue as Denmark. With 70% of motorists going over the speed limit, traffic
engineers decided that something had to be done

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Is there a movie idea on your Start Menu?

Where does Hollywood get its ideas for those summer blockbusters?
Producers don’t just borrow from novels, plays, TV, and comic books, but also from major computer games like Tomb Raider, Mario Brothers, Wing Commander, and Doom.

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Quite possibly the first duct-tape server

You always hear how endlessly useful duct tape is: it’s water resistant,
tears easily, and comes in a variety of colors. Just go online and you’ll
find numerous examples of duct-tape creativity, including entire articles
of clothing made from this miracle product

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Apple takes on iRack

Sure, Apple Inc. is famous for cool products with trendy designs.
But what would happen if the high-tech corporation took on something
different, something even bigger than it already has?

That’s the question
MadTV
asks in this skit about the most daring Apple product to date — the iRack.

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Fox News’s image directory left wide open

A Web user looking through FoxNews.com on July 23 discovered that the site
had left a user name and password wide open in a public area. The password
was then posted on
Slashdot,
the giant news-for-geeks service

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