Brandon Holiwell

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Why good people do bad things

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help …

Psychology

40 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have in 40 Years

<i>Stop wasting time regretting what you did a year ago. Start doing what you have to do now, so that in a year’s time you won’t regret what you did</i> …

The Five Best Video Game Shooters of 2013

The end of 2013 is nigh, and with it comes a flurry of end of the year countdown lists. We at Forbes Games wouldn’t want to be excluded from such festivities, so this week you’ll see a lot of our favorite games of the year. Different writers are counting down the best games of 2013 by category, …

36 Years Of Console Prices, Adjusted For Inflation

If you thought the PS4 and Xbox One's launch prices were expensive, well, they kinda were! But not as expensive as the NES. Or Neo Geo. Or Saturn, Or …

The Xbox One could be huge if Microsoft stopped fooling itself

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Back before Microsoft announced the Xbox One, everyone assumed that the next Xbox was going to be the first choice among gamers. With the Xbox 360, Microsoft …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because …

Consumer Behavior, Not Snapchat, Created The Need For Instagram Direct

This morning Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature to privately send your friends photos and videos. Instagram refers to these photos on its blog as ‘moments’ to help people share things like “An inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Associated Press News

The assassination of JFK: the shots seen round the world – in pictures

On the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, American museums are examining the events of 22 November 1963. Hotel Texas has recreated the private art show that was hung in JFK's presidential suite in Dallas the night before he died, while New York's International Centre for Photography has gathered …

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: The winner is …

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>I’ve spent a good amount of time with both next-generation game consoles now, and I decided that I’m not happy with them. Not literally, mind you — I’m complaining in a way befitting of a #firstworldproblems …

Robert Downey Jr pushed me out of Iron Man, says Terrence Howard

Iron Man actor Terrence Howard has claimed Robert Downey Jr "pushed him out" of the lucrative superhero franchise, and "took [his] money" at the same time.<p>Howard played Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the first Iron Man film, opposite Downey's Tony Stark, but was replaced by Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2 …

Xbox One: the 10 key launch titles

With the PlayStation 4 now available in North America, this week belongs to the multi-territory roll-out of the Xbox One. Although the console rivals are currently playing it nice with a series of tweeted congratulations and good luck messages (bless!), Microsoft will be looking to make a major …

Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’

President Obama's fix to reverse millions of insurance cancellation notices may have eased slightly the pressure he faces, but Democrats at state level still face political trouble and fear what it may mean for the 2014 midterm elections.<p>One such Democrat is West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall. The …

Sony: Native 1080p allows you to “be a better gamer”

One of the most divisive elements for gamers surrounding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revolves around screen resolution, especially in games like Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Activision shooter runs at a native 1080p on PS4, but only 720p on Xbox One. Speaking with Sony …

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch

After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of death" syndrome, in which the console's light bar flashes blue but never outputs a video signal or boots …

Two simple reasons to consider the iPad Mini Retina

Wondering whether the iPad Mini Retina is worth it? Here's two good reasons.<p>This could be one of the shortest reviews of the iPad Mini Retina you'll ever read. But then, give me one strong reason to upgrade and it's usually a done deal.<p>I've always believed that the iPad Mini was one Apple's …

iPad Mini

PlayStation 4 problems: Crashing, no video, and instability on launch day

The PlayStation 4 is out. It’s in people’s homes, and they’re playing it right now. But not everyone is having fun with their new next-gen consoles.<p>Some early adopters are reporting that the PlayStation 4 hardware isn’t working or is faulty. That includes a few fans that won early units through a …

iFixit Reveals The PS4 Is Beautiful, Inside And Out

The PS4 is a lovely gaming kit. It’s sleek. Monolithic. And relatively small in comparison to the Xbox One. Sony did its 4th generation console right. iFixit found in its teardown that the gaming system is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. But that shouldn’t be a big surprise. …

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Apple and Samsung’s smartwatches are going to be way too cheap

In the $60 billion-a-year watch sector, most of the money flows to those who sell the most expensive devices: 0.6% of the watches shipped in 2012, with an average price of $4,285, were responsible for half the revenue of the entire industry.<p>That’s a big potential problem for aspiring smartwatch …

Dropbox Is All Business On The Same Day Amazon Announces Competing Product

At Dropbox’s office on Wednesday, employees milled around in ties and collared shirts–foreign attire for any Silicon Valley startup–as the San Francisco-based company announced plans for a revamped business service. It was prescient timing too, as CEO Drew Houston and his cloud storage firm prepare …

How next-gen games are using the PlayStation 4 controller in clever new ways

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>We recently ran a series of articles that took a deep-dive look at the renovated PlayStation 4 controller, the DualShock 4. Now that we’ve had a chance to check out several PS4 games — ones that are coming out …

Oceanhorn: A loving tribute to The Legend of Zelda

Nintendo has stated, firmly and more than once, that it won't be bringing its proprietary titles to mobile formats. If The Legend of Zelda were to …

How long does it take to sign in to Xbox One using Kinect?

Microsoft announced earlier this month that the Xbox One would likely turn on faster than your TV with simple voice controls, and a new video from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb demonstrates that claim.<p>The clip, which was posted to Instagram, features Hryb using the Kinect's "always listening" …

Netflix Overhauls Its TV Interface To Create A Seamless Experience Across Connected Devices

Netflix is bringing a significant front-end change to its interface today to create a consistent experience across all TVs like you have on game consoles, set top boxes, and Blu-ray players. The goal of this refresh is to bring the same level of enjoyment to par across all devices. This new …

Translational Biomedical Imaging Laboratory - Scott Fraser, PhD