Nature is overrated, NYC park goers choose screens over trees

Fresh air, green grass and the sound of birds chirping: These are the joys of the outdoors — or, they used to be. Now it’s more likely that you’ll hear the tap-tapping of laptop keyboards and the “ping” of iPhone notifications, as New York City residents and visitors alike have traded in Mother Nature for free Wi-Fi at parks across the five boroughs.

Sonic CD blasts onto console and mobile today

Sega of America has announced that Sonic CD is now available across a multitude of platforms today. Originally released in 1993 for the Sega CD, this version of Sonic CD  comes boasting both the Japanese and US soundtracks, and the exclusive ability to play as Tails, Sonic’s flying sidekick fox. The game will likely appeal to older gamers who are nostalgic for the games of their youth.

Click tease: New collaborative Hipstamatic app makes you wait for photos

Back in my day, we had to fill a roll of film with 24 photos, drop it off at the Fotomat, and then wait an hour (or a day!) to see the final printed product. The makers of retrotastic photo app Hipstamatic have deeply romanticized memories of those analog times. They pine for the suspense, the unpredictability and the photo-foreplay, if you will, of film.