We’re happy to share the news that the people who build and maintain our site’s Kinja platform have rolled some changes to make Kotaku more accessible to readers with visual disabilities. The company-wide changes, which are detailed here, include improved color contrasts, more visible hyperlinks and alt image tags.
Behind the scenes at a BattleBots tournament looks part science fair, part NASCAR pit stop. Robot bits are strewn across work benches, sparks are flying, and crews are furiously prepping for the next battle, replacing smashed parts with new ones and testing their weapons. In one corner, sits Chomp. Chomp looks like a…
Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books.
The fastest racing cars today are all built to tight regulations. So what would happen if you took the best designer in Formula 1 and asked him to draw up a car with no restrictions whatsoever? This, the new Gran Turismo 6 concept from Red Bull, the X2014.
Aviation Week's Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the favorite of every airplane nerd in the world. The hypersonic SR-72 is the first aircraft that can fit perfectly in Star Wars or Galactica, a true space age ship.
"Todd," the digitally rendered man pictured at far left, is a physiologically average American male, his paunchy proportions based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. Beside him stand average men from Japan, the Netherlands and France. How do you stack up?
Hey, SpeakUp people. I need your feedback. We always intended to have a single forum for gaming talk (TAY) and one for non-gaming talk (OffTopic). The commenting change turned those post-based forums into forums like these and, in the meantime, SpeakUp, which was supposed to be just for reader-written article… Read more
Question for you TAY users... readers have raised valid complaints that we point to too many different forums. We used to have an Off-Topic forum for non-gaming and TAY forum for gaming talk (we also, by accident, have a Talk Amongst Yourselves forum). On top of that, SpeakUp, which was for user-submitted essays is… Read more
I'm looking forward to seeing some non-Kinja-related comments nominated for COTW this week. Have at it!
Folks, comments about how Kinja sucks and how we should go back to the old system aren't going to win. Sorry. You can keep posting them here and they'll continued to be ignored. Your complaints about the system HAVEN'T been ignored, and Kinja continues to be iterated upon. But all you're doing here is making us lean… Read more