Ben Russell

6 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @BenRussello1qh | Keep up with Ben Russell on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ben Russell”

PS4 and Xbox One Are Selling At Historic Levels But The Home Console Industry Is Still Shrinking

Last week the PlayStation 4 became the fastest selling console in Australia, the latest in a year of celebratory milestones for what has been the fasting selling PlayStation console ever. And while the Xbox One has struggled against this historic competition, Microsoft’s newest console has sold …

Google and conservationists are tracking boats to stop illegal fishing

Overfishing has been a problem for ages, but oceans are big and it's not as if the water police authorities can track where every boat drops its nets. At least, until now, since thanks to Google, SkyTruth and Oceana, we're now close to being able to pinpoint where every boat is in every ocean. …

The Case for Ditching the Bike Helmet Isn't What You'd Expect

Helmet advocates have been dealing with a PR crisis ever since a new study questioning the lids' efficacy in preventing brain injuries received widespread attention this month. But it was Olympic gold medalist Chris Boardman's BBC morning show appearance that truly set people off. Why? He refused …

Cycling

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

AMG pulls its halo downmarket. It wasn't a bad move.<p>Normally, prior to the launch of an important vehicle, manufacturers assemble a jet-lagged mob of scriveners for an every-last-detail PowerPoint presentation. AMG was so confident that the new GT S would speak for itself, it simply gave us a quick …

Sports Cars

The World's 10 Most Expensive Houses—and Who Owns Them

Feast your eyes on some of the priciest homes on the planet.<p>The owners of the world’s most luxurious houses can be a mysterious bunch. We all know …

Apple Pay grabs 50% of McDonald’s tap-to-pay transactions, gives retailers hope for future of mobile payments

Apple only released its mobile payment system to the public last month, but the feature is already gaining traction at many retail outlets according to the New York Times. New numbers from retailers that accept Apple Pay show that the public is jumping on board with the system in a big …