ITworld Offbeat http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/45/all en End of an Era: I'm too old for gaming http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/427921/end-era-im-too-old-gaming Shooters are out, Candy Crush Saga is in. This was not by choice.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/427921/end-era-im-too-old-gaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/427921/end-era-im-too-old-gaming#comments Offbeat Opinion software cognition gaming Starcraft 2 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:59:34 +0000 Andy Patrizio 427921 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft is shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, Sony proves it can't handle success http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s Sony promoted the heck out of the Destiny beta then couldn&#039;t handle the traffic it had created. Meanwhile Microsoft is giving up plans to develop original TV-style content. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 427626 at http://www.itworld.com Comcast doesn't know how to quit you [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon The cable giant’s attachment to its subscribers is getting downright creepy<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Internet IT Management Offbeat Personal Tech News boombox cable cartoon cloud Comcast comic computers customer service cyberculture humor Internet jokes Lloyd Dobler Mobile news Ryan Block Say Anything security social media technology TV web Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 427618 at http://www.itworld.com MIT invents T-1000 robot precursor technology, may have doomed us all http://www.itworld.com/427033/mit-invents-t-1000-robot-precursor-technology-may-have-doomed-us-all A new generation of robots will have the ability to become alternately squishy and stiff, thanks to a phase-changing material developed by researchers at MIT.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/427033/mit-invents-t-1000-robot-precursor-technology-may-have-doomed-us-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/427033/mit-invents-t-1000-robot-precursor-technology-may-have-doomed-us-all#comments Hardware Internet Offbeat Personal Tech News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:39:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 427033 at http://www.itworld.com The death of console gaming has been greatly exaggerated http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated Sure for some people a tablet is all that&#039;s needed to scratch that gaming itch, but the numbers show there&#039;s still a healthy market for dedicated gaming consoles.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:00 +0000 pasmith 426609 at http://www.itworld.com Crowdfunding jumps the shark [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426603/crowdfunding-jumps-shark-cartoon Will we see anything sillier than a Kickstarter campaign to make potato salad? Wait, don’t answer that<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426603/crowdfunding-jumps-shark-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426603/crowdfunding-jumps-shark-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Internet Offbeat News cartoon cloud comic computers crowdfunding crowdsourcing cyberculture dinner feet food foot rub humor Internet jokes kickstarter Mobile news potato salad restaurant security social media technology web Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 426603 at http://www.itworld.com Programmer proverbs share the wisdom that comes from coding http://www.itworld.com/application-management/426431/programmer-proverbs-share-wisdom-comes-coding A new GitHub repo is collecting the life lessons that one can learn from programming<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/application-management/426431/programmer-proverbs-share-wisdom-comes-coding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/application-management/426431/programmer-proverbs-share-wisdom-comes-coding#comments Application Management Career Development Enterprise Software Internet Offbeat On-demand Software Open Source Software News A/B testing Antonin Januska API career coder coding computers cyberculture debugging developer Facebook Git GitHub Internet open source programmer Programmer’s Proverbs programming proverbs pull request software software development software programming technology testing Texas Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 426431 at http://www.itworld.com Potato salad project opens Kickstarter's gates to ridiculous food projects http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects It started (I&#039;m assuming) as a joke but now there&#039;s $20,000 worth of potato salad on the line.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 426118 at http://www.itworld.com Home IT support can generate its own fireworks [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/425556/home-it-support-can-generate-its-own-fireworks-cartoon No July 4th show can match the entertainment value of watching dad upgrade an iPhone<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/425556/home-it-support-can-generate-its-own-fireworks-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/425556/home-it-support-can-generate-its-own-fireworks-cartoon#comments Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery Hardware Internet Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Operating Systems Personal Tech Software News 4th of July Apple Boston Business cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture fireworks humor Internet IOS iPhone jokes July 4th kids legal Mobile news parenting privacy security social media technology web Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 425556 at http://www.itworld.com Ouya back in the news: Reading Rainbow, Ouya Everwhere and an all-you-can-eat plan http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan The company continues to try new ways to build an audience. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 425422 at http://www.itworld.com Want to blow your monthly bandwidth cap? Use a Kindle Fire TV http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/425365/want-blow-your-monthly-bandwidth-cap-use-kindle-fire-tv One unfortunate owner learned of the Fire TV&#039;s tendency to download almost all of the Internet. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/425365/want-blow-your-monthly-bandwidth-cap-use-kindle-fire-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/offbeat/425365/want-blow-your-monthly-bandwidth-cap-use-kindle-fire-tv#comments Offbeat hardware Opinion Amazon bandwidth broadband Kindle Kindle Fire TV Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:46:31 +0000 Andy Patrizio 425365 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft's "with Gold" program is off to a crummy start on Xbox One http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/424795/microsofts-gold-program-crummy-start-xbox-one One of the perks that comes with your annual $60 Xbox Live Gold subscription is access to Games With Gold and Deals With Gold, but the programs are a bit anemic on the Xbox One<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/424795/microsofts-gold-program-crummy-start-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/424795/microsofts-gold-program-crummy-start-xbox-one#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 424795 at http://www.itworld.com Prepare to grovel, cord cutters [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/424747/prepare-grovel-cord-cutters-cartoon If you gave up cable TV in favor of Aereo, get ready to make it up to your cable guy<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/424747/prepare-grovel-cord-cutters-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/424747/prepare-grovel-cord-cutters-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Government Hardware Internet IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Aereo Business cable cartoon cell phone cloud comic computers cord cutter cyberculture hammock humor Internet jokes legal Mobile mojito news police privacy security social media Supreme Court technology television TV United States US web Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 424747 at http://www.itworld.com Programmers make beautiful code with a piano http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/424424/programmers-make-beautiful-code-piano Some developers have turned to MIDI devices, for fun or relief, to write software <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/424424/programmers-make-beautiful-code-piano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/424424/programmers-make-beautiful-code-piano#comments Career Development Enterprise Software Hardware Offbeat On-demand Software Open Source Personal Tech Software Virtualization News Apple Arduino C# coder coding computers cyberculture developer ELEKS GitHub Hello World IBM keyboard piano Microsoft midi Midicholorian Model M MS music open source programmer QWERTY Reddit repetitive strain injury RSI software software development software programming technology Visual Studio VS Yuriy Guts Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 424424 at http://www.itworld.com E-sports and game streaming: Twitch kills it at E3, Xbox One gets Major League Gaming app http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/423782/e-sports-and-game-streaming-twitch-kills-it-e3-xbox-one-gets-major-league-gamin Video gaming as a spectator sport. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/423782/e-sports-and-game-streaming-twitch-kills-it-e3-xbox-one-gets-major-league-gamin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/423782/e-sports-and-game-streaming-twitch-kills-it-e3-xbox-one-gets-major-league-gamin#comments Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 423782 at http://www.itworld.com