Cartoon Network has long been home to brilliant and formative cartoons. For kids who grew up in the 1990s, one of those cartoons was Dragonball Z. For kids growing up now, it’s Steven Universe. If you’re not a regular Cartoon Network viewer, you should know they have some amazing stuff right now. Steven Universe, in particular, is an always-relevant science fantasy story that has been consistently brilliant. It follows Steven, a half-human half alien Crystal Gem, who defends Beach City from extraterrestrial threats with the help of three friendly alien Gems.
Celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday by building your own Raspberry Pi-based Game Boy emulator. The nostalgia-infused project from Hackaday.io user Peter Barker (a.k.a. “moosepr”) is based on the Pi Zero and a 2.2-inch ili9341 TFT display.
Every year a massive chunk of the games industry makes the trek to San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference. While it used to be right up alongside E3 as the place to announce your next major console or project, it’s since shifted a bit. Taking a cue from San Francisco’s history as a hub for the avant-garde, GDC is now all about the independent games. Even the big players like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo tout the little guys at GDC. Alongside the Braids and the Insides of the independent world, there’s also a crop of indie developers that wear punk and counter-culture aesthetics as naturally as the hippies of the Haight-Ashbury.
If you’re a Studio Ghibli fan, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the animated film Spirited Away. It’s one of the best of Miyazaki’s movies, and it’s the highest-earning anime movie in Japan after its 2001 debut. It follows female protagonist Chihiro as she becomes herself “spirited away” and runs into a lonely spirit named No Face. No Face is essentially the mascot of the movie, and anime fans know exactly who he is. That’s why a piggy bank of No Face is one of the coolest gifts you could give a fellow anime fan.
There’s no escaping technology—even in the middle of the ocean. Global cruise line MSC Cruises this week unveiled an upcoming fleet-wide digital makeover.
Japan loves its different types of bread. Melon bread, pork buns, and several other types of the delicious baked goods are well-loved in the country, as is “usagi pan,” or rabbit bread. Bakers have long created rabbit-shaped bread for some time, but there’s a new version of the rabbit-related bread in town.