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Zohra Ashpari is a freelance contributor to TechHive and PCWorld. A native Californian and now New Yorker, she enjoys writing on indie games and on visual arts-related tech topics.

Visions of the retro-future

Thinkers from all over the world and from different time periods had visions of the year 2000. Here is a glimpse of their dreams varying from the recognizable to the quirky—some have yet to pass, while others have made their way into the present, in one form or another.

Chinese Zodiac Windows 7 Theme Is Appropriate All Year Long--Every Year

This free Windows 7 theme brings you face-to-face with the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Immerse Yourself In the Beautiful, Quirky World of Botanicula With This Windows 7 Theme

This Windows 7 themepack brings you the eclectic spaces and inhabitants of Amanita Design's Botanicula.

Step Into a Magnificent Microcosmos in Botanicula Game

Give Amanita Design’s newest point-and-click game a whirl--this colorful and surreal world won’t disappoint.

Why Is Instagram So Popular?

Seeing a lot of dingy, scratched-up photos in your social-network feeds? You can blame the Instagram app. We explore the trend, as well as the attraction--for both iOS and Android users.


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Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, Maker of 'Draw Something'

Zynga has purchased the maker of wildly-popular online Pictionary game 'Draw Something.'

Which Smartphone Apps are the Biggest Data Hogs?

Which classes of apps eat the most data? Which single apps in each category are the least data-efficient? We tested various popular Android apps to find out.

Independent Games Festival Awards Celebrate the Best Indies on the Block

Emotions ran high during the 14th annual Independent Games Festival Awards. Check out which indie titles gained top honors.

Up Close With Dear Esther Level-Designer Robert Briscoe

We talk Robert Briscoe, the artist and level designer behind thechineseroom's Dear Esther.

One-on-One With Proteus Developer Ed Key

The Independent Games Festival is drawing near! Today we talk with the creator of Proteus, Ed Key.

Behind the Scenes with Spelunky Creator Derek Yu

The Independent Games Festival is just a few days away, so we sat down with a few indie game developers to see what makes them tick. Up today is Mossmouth’s Derek Yu.

Save The Date: 14th Annual Independent Games Festival Hits March 7th

The Games Developer Conference hits San Francisco next week, and with it comes the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival.