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My love for The Division's beta bloomed in a brutal PvP battlefield

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>The Division</i>'s closed beta wraps up today, and despite the super limited amount of content available in this pre-release sliver of Ubisoft's open-world third-person shooter, I'm gonna miss it. The beta showcased some slick progression hooks, let …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

How to crack many Master Lock combinations in eight tries or less

Gymnasium locker rooms may never be secure again, thanks to quick and easy hack.<p>There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows …

Information Security

Destiny players: This is your guide to beating the game's hardest raid

Bungie released the hard-mode version of <i>Destiny</i>'s Crota's End raid this week. The new challenge isn't entirely unfamiliar, so the world-first completion took only about half an hour. But you and your friends are probably not as good at <i>Destiny</i> as those guys, and the hard mode scales up the …

What happens when senior citizens sit down with Grand Theft Auto 5 and no instruction?

There's something delightfully endearing but kind of horrifying about watching elderly citizens traipse around the world of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>.<p>In the latest video from YouTube channel React, senior citizens were given 30 minutes to play and no information beyond the basic controls. The results are — …

Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

iMore: Learn more. Be more.

The new Apple Maps is starting its Bay Area, California roll out today. Here's why that's so important to Apple, us, and our collective future.<p>Stocks …

How To: Play Super Nintendo Games on iPhone / iPad in iOS 8 [No Jailbreak]

Craving Super Nintendo games like Super Mario Kart, Super Punch-Out and more on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8 without a jailbreak? …

Retrogaming

20 Minutes of Tom Clancy's The Division Show Impressive Gameplay, Vistas, Screenshots And More

At EGX Ubisoft held a developer session for <i>Tom Clancy’s The Division</i> which will be released in 2015 for PS4, PC and Xbox One.<p>The panel was hosted by …

I played the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive and I liked it a lot

Azure, lavender, tangerine and teal splash across the screen with exquisite abandon, illuminating a 3D easel of vim and vigor.<p>This is <i>Sunset Overdrive</i>, a game that has embraced the visual possibilities of new consoles with an almost child-like lack of restraint. Every inch of this rapidly moving …

currently snacking on...

I've been on a bit of a sugar kick lately, and loving these organic chewy candies by Quin. These Dream Come Chew candies are like an all-natural …

6 Rules to Live by When Starting a Subscription Business

Alex Zhardanovsky is an evangelist for subscription-based businesses, as he co-founded PetFlow.com, an online service that ships kibble and pet toys …

How to Optimize Your PC for Gaming

Gaming PCs are complex beasts that occasionally need to be tamed into submission before they're capable of performing their greatest feats. With a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your hardware and see better in-game performance as a result, and you don't have to be a tech enthusiast …

Dark Souls

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Forget shots, Palcohol turns vodka into a powdered condiment

Why sip on a nice glass of scotch when you can get tipsy on salad instead? A new product called Palcohol takes the pesky liquid out of your favorite drinks; turning them into a potent powder you can just sprinkle on your hamburger for an extra "kick." The company doesn't recommend snorting it (be …

A Guide to Boston's Startup Scene

Boston is brimming with entrepreneurial success, as many startup founders have strategically chosen this urban hub for their small business' home. …

Samsung Gear Fit: The Most Promising Wrist Wearable to Date

At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung didn't just double-down on its investment in wrist wearables, it tripled-down, with the unveiling of the Gear …

Six-Week Game Changer Diet

The Game Changer Workout

The Millennial's Guide to Personal Finance

Most high schools don't teach how to balance checkbooks or navigate loans, though plenty of young people wish they had more access to formal …

Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards

Beauty advertisements often market products to women that they claim will result in poreless, even-toned and wrinkle-free skin we've seen all our …

The Pros and Cons of Being a Sole Proprietor

Are you freelancing, running a consulting or side business, or launching a startup? If you're self-employed, you’ll need to tackle your business …

You'll Make More Money If You Can Code

Being able to learn marketable digital skills is sluggish and difficult — or so they say.<p>Adda Birnir noticed a gender divide between a media …

Pebble Cards brings always visible customizable cards to the Pebble Smartwatch

Information you care about, right on your wrist. That’s how developer Keanu Lee presents Pebble Cards—a new app for the Pebble 2.0 that places …

Syllable for iPhone lets you speed read your news feeds, teaches you to read faster

Syllable for iPhone pairs with your read it later service and imports all your articles automatically into its own unique speed reading interface. …

For iPhone photographers, how will the new Google+ stack up against the rest?

A few weeks ago, Google held a press event focused around the Google+ social platform, unveiling a ton of new features and improvements. One of the …

Five of the best apps for the Retina iPad mini

Apple started selling the iPad mini with Retina display last week in a soft launch that surprised almost everyone. Though the cellular models are …

5 Ways to Launch a Successful Online Business

<i>Tim Ferriss is an angel investor (Twitter, StumbleUpon, Uber, etc.), and is the No.1 bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and</i> …

PQI Power Drive merges power bank, card reader and wireless access point into one

After showing off its USB OTG accessories and NFC flash drive, PQI decided to tease us with its unannounced Power Drive that was sat quietly in a corner at Computex. Much like the Air Pen launched last November, this upcoming device acts as a portable wireless access point with storage expansion, …