Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games; Toys 'R' Us Starts Streaming Service & More.

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Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic

Epic Games announced that it would be bidding farewell to design director Cliff Bleszinski, who has spent 20 years at the company, and has pretty much been the face of the company, having steered seminal projects like the Gears of War and Unreal franchises, among others. "I've been doing this since I was a teenager, and outside of my sabbatical last year, I have been going non-stop. I literally grew up in this business, as Mike likes to say. And now that I'm grown up, it's time for a much needed break," he said in a note to his colleagues.




Toys to Movies

Toys "R" Us goes into Netflix territory with a new site that will distribute videos online. More than 4,000 movies and TV shoes will be available for users to buy or rent, including titles like "The Avengers." This comes just a month after the company debuted a tablet device aimed at kids.




Print Your Headphones

Wired has the juice on industrial design firm Teague, which is making forays into 3D printing with the 13:30 headset, which is made up of nine 3D-printed parts and some wires that make for easy assembling. This might be the first consumer product designed to print on your own.




Foursquare, The Final Frontier The weirdest/coolest thing happened: The Curiosity Mars Rover "checked in" on Mars, marking the first check-in on another planet, and the second check-in in space. Obviously it's gonna be the mayor for a while now.




Invisible Interiors

Car manufacturers, meet Keio University. Researchers at the Japanese institution are working on a system that uses a variant on optical-camouflage to make your car's back seat "invisible," so backing up is easier. The system, called the see-through Prius, is being shown at the Digital Content Expo in Tokyo this month.



Replacing the Ladies

After IKEA came under fire for photoshopping out the women in the Saudi Arabian edition of its catalog, a new Tumblr trend was born, where IKEA furniture takes the place of the ladies in important photographs.

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