April 11, 2012 at 4:00 am

If New York City is the Big Apple, then Central Park is its core. Scores of tourists and locals enjoy the more than 9,000 wooden benches that dot the massive park. Of these, about a third have been “adopted” by park-goers who want to own a tiny piece of history: 120 characters on a five-by-two-inch stainless steel plaque, to be exact.

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April 09, 2012 at 4:00 am

Seven years ago, composer Craig Shepard packed a pocket trumpet and a musician’s composition notebook and set off for a month-long stroll across Switzerland. Along the way, Shepard traversed 250 miles, composing a piece of music every day and performing it precisely at 6:00 pm in the Swiss town squares, harbors, and mountaintops that he reached at the end of […]

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April 06, 2012 at 4:00 am

The days of 8-bit Pac-Man are no more. Today’s generation of video game consoles, with high-definition resolutions of 1080p, boast motion sensing cameras that track your movement (Xbox 360 Kinect) and wireless controllers that serve as virtual ping pong paddles and tennis rackets (PlayStation Move and Wii-mote). Multiplayer online role-playing-games, such as World of Warcraft, provide players with opportunities to […]

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