Portal: The Board Game is coming this year and you'll really love it, really.
According to Polygon, “Cake Acquisition” is a strategy game where two to four players attempt to guide test subjects into “the most desirable test chambers.” As the game progresses, they’ll also begin eliminating expendable test subjects — in other words, all test subjects, including their own. It’s not clear whether actual portals will be involved as a game mechanic.
Update: Our girls are safely in our custody, their biological father is out being stupid/drunk/assaulting people on camera, their evil-step-mother is on the lamb, and their lawyer is trying every low down dirty trick. It looks like we will get custody though, as the girls fear going back there, and CPS is rooting for us. Court date has been pushed from the 12th to the 17th though. - Yenski
The next generation of Keurig machines will add a little DRM with your coffee
If you’ve noticed, Keurig single-serving coffee machines have been super hot shit the past couple years, and with that has come a market for off-brand K-cups and empty refillable cups that are compatible with the machines. But with the next generation of Keurigs, this will come to an end. The new coffee machines will use DRM to make sure the cups you’re using are Keurig approved. It’s like the NES Seal of Approval nightmare all over again.
Apple rolls out details on CarPlay, the in-car version of iOS
Last year, Apple announced iOS for cars, and this week, they unveiled more details on the system, now called CarPlay. It’s a highly simplified version of iOS with things like Messages, Maps and music controlled in large part by Siri. The OS doesn’t completely take over a car’s info screen, but works in tandem with auto manyfacturer’s own information system. Have your texts or emails read aloud, find music, get directions and navigate through third party apps like Spotify with your voice.
Russia gets all Russia-y, invades the shit out of Crimea with Ukraine's government in limbo
Periodically throughout history, Russia gets a hair up its ass to invade another neighboring country— Finland will back me up on this— and in this short week so far, Russia has flooded the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea with over 16,000 troops and counting, claiming that in the turmoil in the Ukraine, Russian citizens in Crimea are being killed. Shit just went all crazy.
Hoping someone out there has some advice for a fellow IHCer- This last week, we found bruises on my step-daughter, and after a bit of investigation, found that their (my two step daughters) step-mother was not only beating them, but forcing them to eat soap, spitting in their faces, and locking them in their rooms. Their father is just ignoring it due to his alcoholism. Any legal advice? Our protective order is only good for a week, and the court is dragging its feet. -Yenski
RoboCop, the remake of the 1980s film of the same name is in theatres now, and is the most recent victim of Hollywood’s bloodlust for rehashing every movie that did even mediocrely well in the 80’s. But how is it? Is it worthy of the RoboCop name, or should it have died on the table?