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VR porn will never take off until it solves these 3 problems

Virtual reality porn should be a phenomenon. It's the steamy videos you're used to writ large: Rather than being a mere window on the action, VR …

Virtual Reality

Dick’s, Major Gun Retailer, Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles

One of the nation’s largest sports retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said Wednesday morning it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores.<p>The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 …

Walmart

Asia Argento Slams Quentin Tarantino for ‘Kill Bill’ On-Set Accident That Injured Uma Thurman: ‘F—K Tarantino Forever’

Judd Apatow is critical of Tarantino as well.<p>Reactions to Uma Thurman’s interview in the New York Times, in which she accuses Harvey Weinstein of …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent

FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn’t all she had to say. Yesterday, released alongside the final text of the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, is an …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

Xbox One Games Soon May Not Require Full Downloads To Play, Saving Hard Drive Space

Microsoft is designing a new system for mastering games that will mean faster downloads and less hard drive space used for its Xbox One and Xbox One X games. According to Digital Foundry, the internal name for the system is Intelligent Delivery, and it will split game content into tagged chunks. …

Xbox

Netflix Founder Wants to Cancel More Shows

Reed Hastings on why his streaming service needs to keep taking risks.<p>Netflix founder Reed Hastings believes his streaming service needs to cancel …

Content Curation

Samsung shares rise to record high as activist investor calls for reforms

Samsung shares have risen to a record high after an activist investor proposed major restructuring.<p>The suggestion of a corporate makeover came as Samsung continued to face problems with its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, following a global recall of 2.5m devices last month.<p>An attempt last year …

Samsung

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some …

Rise of Iron Finally Makes Destiny a Must-Play Game

For hardcore Destiny players, the new $30 Rise of Iron expansion is a chance to tackle new challenges and earn a bunch of cool new items in Bungie's …

Call of Duty 3 gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

Xbox One backwards compatibility has added <i>Call of Duty 3</i> to its roster, allowing those with the latest Xbox One console to play the older COD title. …

Backward Compatibility

Incentivised reviews are warping Amazon’s product star ratings, report says

So-called incentivised reviews, where people are given products in return for write-ups on Amazon, are skewing results, artificially increasing the star ratings, according to a report.<p>Such reviews must have a disclaimer typically saying: “I received this product for free or at a discount in …

Personal Organizing

Apple iPhone 7 Has Two Nasty Surprises

Questions over supply remain and there is no doubt Apple’s new iPhones are already proving immensely popular. But two nasty surprises have been discovered which may cause owners of the iPhone 7 to regret their purchase…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the</i> …

Mobile Technology

Xbox One Owners Might Have "Free" Games Waiting for Them

If you used to own an Xbox 360 and currently own an Xbox One, you might have some unexpected games waiting to be discovered. As The Verge discovered, …

Retrogaming

Battlefield Games Will Have Unified UI on PS4/Xbox One Starting This Summer

Starting this summer, it'll be even easier to create parties of friends and jump into Battlefield games. Publisher EA has announced that it's creating a unified user interface for all the Battlefield games on current-gen consoles, and it's coming soon.<p>It'll unify the UI for Battlefield 4, …

Researchers develop 3D movie screen that doesn't need glasses

A movie screen that can show 3D films without the need for glasses has been developed by researchers at MIT.<p>Called Cinema 3D, the technology utilises multiple parallax barriers, rather than just the one used for regular 3D viewing. It allows for different viewers to have the same experience, no …

Parallax

Take-Two Interactive CEO is a Believer in Nintendo and the NX

Take-Two Interactive is one of the behemoths of game publishing, though Nintendo-focused gamers may not have played many of the company's games. It's …

20 of the Sexiest Music Videos We Couldn't Forget If We Tried

The '90s had Britney. The 2010s had butts.<p>In the '90s, we had Britney Spears' pigtails. In the '00s, D'Angelo's torso. And in the 2010s, a lot of famous butts. For that, we thank the music video industry. Here, the 20 music videos that go down as the sexiest from the last 30 years.

Music

100 women got naked and posed across the street from the Republican National Convention

Tunick's large-scale art installation, "Everything She Says Means Everything," featured women of all shapes, colors and sizes, holding up mirrors toward the arena where Republicans this week are set to formally name billionaire Donald Trump as their presidential nominee.<p>The artist is well known for …

Drake Shares Old Letter to His Mom Apologizing for Online Shopping Charges

Drake took to Instagram today to share a hand-written letter that he wrote for his mother around 2006. 19-year-old Drake apologizes to his mom for loading her card with “eBay charges,” promises her that he's good for the debt, and that she will be “reimbursed fully through several methods and/or …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

Wish Pokémon Go were better? Welcome to Ingress

Pokémon Go already has a roadmap to become a better game<p>I hit level 17 in <i>Pokémon Go</i> earlier today. It felt pretty good! Leveling up isn’t that big a deal in this game — levels and XP are, for the most part, just markers along the mostly linear path of collect-em-all gameplay — so I didn’t really …

'Pokémon Go' on Microsoft HoloLens looks freakin' incredible

If you've played <i>Pokémon Go</i> at all (and at this point, who hasn't?), you know that one of its most compelling features is its use of augmented reality …

Netflix launches Flixtape so you can make ‘mixtapes’ of your favorites movies and shows

Just in time for the weekend, Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles. “It’s like a mixtape, but for Netflix,” the site explains. The new tool lets you create these lists based …

Game Of Thrones’ Rickon talks theories – and zigzagging

<b>This news story contains multiple spoilers for Game Of Thrones Season 6, so, if you’re not yet caught up, you may want to make like a weirwood tree</b> …

Beyoncé Issues Statement Following Police Shootings

<b>Beyoncé</b> has issued an urgent call to action for fans after police in the United States shot dead two men within 48 hours.<p>The statement is named …

Five of the best... films out now in the UK

The Neon Demon (18)<br>(Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016, Fra/Den/US) 117 mins.<p>Beauty brings out the beast in people, Refn tells us, as he turns the seductive slickness of fashion styling against itself to occasionally breathtaking effect. Tracking Elle Fanning’s newbie model through the predatory LA …

Ethan Hawke