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Watch this fantastic documentary web series on Japanese creatives

If you have even a passing interest in Japanese video games, comics, art, or design, you really should be watching Toco Toco TV. The ongoing web series profiles notable creatives from Japan, with documentary-style shorts that usually run between 10 and 20 minutes. But in that relatively short …

Blockbusters

MSI Introduces Trio Of VR-Related Utilities, Software Available If You Own MSI Hardware

It’s no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. The hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready products, such as high-end graphics cards, VR-ready …

Want to Raise Brave Girls? This TED Talk Says Encourage More of This | Inc.com

As a father of two daughters myself, I get it. It's hard to not want to protect them at every twist and turn of life. But often, when we're protecting them, we're actually holding them back from being truly remarkable.<p>So what should we encourage in our daughters to ensure they'll be …

TED Talks

PC Building Simulator Is Much Less Nerve-Wracking Than The Real Thing

Last week <i>Kotaku</i>’s Nathan Grayson told us about <i>PC Building Simulator</i>, an indie game in which the nightmare of putting together a gaming PC follows us …

Workbenches

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Psychology

There's now a game in which you build your own gaming PC

I’ve always wondered why simulator games (and an audience for them) exist for things like driving trucks, operating trains and being a goat: I guess they make sense for people who’ve actually tried and enjoyed those activities, or wanted to know what they feel like. (not sure about the goat thing …

Trucks

GTX 1080 Ti, 1080, 1070, 1060, and AMD RX 480 VR Benchmark Performance

While it’s been possible to run basic benchmarks on VR-capable GPUs for a rough understanding of performance, NVIDIA’s new FCAT VR tool allows …

Supercomputers

These PC hardware deals give you more savings on your custom computer build

Building a computer can be an intimidating task if you’ve never done it before, but a number of online resources can make it much easier for folks to …

Halo Wars

Build your first PC in PC Building Simulator’s demo

“If you haven’t ever built your own gaming PC, you’re selling yourself short,” our Alec has said. Though I’ve been on a gaming laptop for a few years …

PC Gaming

5 Ways to Slow Down and Be Happy

When we are in hurry and try to get things done quickly, we realize that there is hardly any joy in what we do. It becomes only a means to an end …

Mindfulness

I Used to Struggle With Negative Thinking—Here's How I Finally Broke the Pattern

Like anxiety, negativity serves an evolutionary purpose—our ancestors relied on a shrewd, critical mindset in order to anticipate danger, react …

How to Choose the Right Processor and Motherboard

AMD has just released its fastest processor yet after more than a half decade of research and development, and Intel’s Kaby Lake processor is now …

Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there's a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for success and happiness in their own lives.<p>Parental priorities aren't the only factor, of course. There are plenty of …

Self-improvement

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People | Inc.com

<i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on Quora:</b><p>I don't think mental toughness is something you are …

Self-improvement

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness
Apps

Before & After: A Tiny Bathroom Gets a Stylish Space-Maximizing Makeover

Shara's old bathroom, while not totally on the cutting edge of design trends, was still pretty cute and seemingly livable. Turns out there were some …

Home Improvement

MWC 2017: The biggest announcements and inventions

I won't lose any sleep over the fact that children wake mothers not fathers

The findings of new research into tiredness will be yawningly obvious to every woman reading them: become a mother and your chances of a restful night’s sleep are dramatically reduced; the more children you have the higher those odds become stacked against you.<p>Unsurprisingly, this American study …

Naughty America Is The Future Of Porn

Jill the babysitter is walking across the kitchen when she notices someone sitting at the counter. “Oh my god!” she squeaks, clutching at the towel wrapped around her otherwise bare body. “Mr. Johnson! I hope you don’t mind I used the shower.”<p>Mr. Johnson doesn’t respond. He is, like the babysitter, …

Virtual Reality

Steam Bundle Brings Record-Breaking 46 Games for $1

There Has Never Been a Steam Bundle Like This – You’re Welcome, PC Gamers<p>Aptly named the Dollar Ultra Bundle, Steam just released the sale of its …

The 10-Minute Bench Press Solution

Make Gains, Bury the Pain<p>The Problem<p>Know what sucks? Not being able to do what you were once great at, or seeing your performance slowly get worse. …

Sony's Xperia Touch makes any flat surface an interactive screen

It’s the latest Jetsons-esque product from the folks at Sony<p>This year’s Mobile World Congress kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain, and already some home tech news is out: Sony today unveiled the Xperia Touch, an Android ultra-short-throw projector that turns any flat surface into a 23-inch, …

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff

Family outings are more meaningful than the latest toy.<p>Research shows that if you want to be happy, you should spend your money on experiences …

Kids

5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease …

Diabetes

Nurturing the father-daughter relationship I didn’t have

It was the much-anticipated school play, and there I was in the teeming auditorium, wrangling an enormous camera and a wiggly toddler next to my husband, scanning little faces for my eldest child up on stage. After curtain call, our 7-year-old daughter ran over to us, a radiant smile spread across …

Parenting

This Is The Best Workout For Weight Loss, According To Science | Women's Health

<b>High-Impact Aerobics</b><p>The high-impact program had participants working out four times a week with intense, hour-long cardio classes. High-impact workouts, which focus on moves that bring both of your feet off the ground at the same time, can include cardio kickboxing, cardio dance classes, boot camp …

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Xperia

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can be the difference between your kid laughing with you at the dinner table or spending six months in a recovery center.<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited …

Sofa

Use This Dad’s ‘X Plan’ And Your Teen Will Always Have A Way Out Of A Bad Situation

This dad devised an ingenious code to help kids escape sticky social situations<p>Peer pressure puts kids in tough spots. Often, young people are forced …