Cameron Davidson

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An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

Consumer Tech

Lessons For The Would-Be Novelist

In his new guide to writing fiction, <i>Beyond the First Draft</i>, the novelist John Casey doles out advice to “the writer with a lump of a story or novel …

Creative Writing

Shanghai Death Toll Rises By One To 36 In New Year's Eve Stampede Tragedy

The death toll increased by one yesterday from a stampede that killed 36 revelers in one of Shanghai’s most popular tourist areas on New Year’s Eve.<p>Some 49 others were injured when a large number of people were blocked when they tried to move from a street to an esplanade along the Huangpu River …

China

Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people, says scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington discovered one in five obese people did not show health problems linked to a poor diet<p>Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people after scientists found some metabolisms appear immune from the impact of an unhealthy diet.<p>Although gaining excess …

Holistic Medicine

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Why You Should Put Down That Tablet Or Phone If You Want Better Sleep

If your plans for the New Year include figuring out how to work a little more better-quality sleep into your schedule, here’s one word to remember: <i>Blue</i>. Using electronic devices that emit blue light before bedtime can disturb sleep patterns and deprive you of those precious ZZZZZs your brain and …

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

Fix Anything With Bondic's Liquid Plastic Welder

Now that it’s been around for decades, Krazy Glue isn’t, well, just that crazy anymore. So our need for a bizarre adhesive substance – the kind that …

Pearl S. Buck, the Youngest Woman to Receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Art, Writing and the Nature of Creativity

On December 10, 1938, novelist, essayist, and civil rights activist <b>Pearl S. Buck</b> (June 26, 1892–March 6, 1973) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.” Buck was raised in China by American …

This Self-Taught Artist’s Drawings Are Insanely Realistic

Self-taught Singaporean artist Ivan Hoo works with colored pencils, pastels and ink on simple wooden boards. With those regular ol’ tools, he creates not-so-regular drawings that jump out of the canvas. Hoo wrote on Bored Panda, “I always love to draw realistic art or artworks that tease the eyes …

A Few More Great Scarves to Knit

There’s no end to the great scarf knitting patterns out there, and there are more being published all the time, so there’s never going to be a …

This Nano Camera Drone Automatically Follows The Action

ZANO Autonomous Nano-Drone<p>Posted in Tech<p>We’ll admit the phrase “taking your selfies to new heights” makes us a tad uneasy, but we like what we see …

Watch Dogs: new screens leak, show hacking, bikes, more

Watch Dogs has received a new batch of screens, showing off a bike chase, new characters and Aiden Pearce hacking things with his smartphone of …

Watch Dogs review

Watch Dogs is exactly what you think it is. It’s Assassin’s Creed 4 meets GTA 5 meets Batman Arkham City… but--despite the pedigree of its …

Watch Dogs' voyeurism, moral choices and clever AI

Ubisoft's upcoming open-world action-adventure game, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, plays on society's voyeuristic tendencies, the nuanced moral choices we make and our desire to affect game worlds, according to senior producer Dominic Guay.<p>In a recent demo of the game shown at a preview event in San Francisco, Guay …

Watch Dogs creates an open-world morality (preview)

Reads to school children. Failed CPR training. Father is currently in jail. Churchgoer. Makes porn films. Related to Dutch royalty. In possession of stolen credit cards. Potential victim. These slivers of data hang by every pedestrian you see walking down the street in Chicago.<p>Information is power, …

Watch Dog creators bring the reality of ‘smart cities’ to games (interview)

Dominic Guay, a senior producer on Watch Dogs, has been working on Ubisoft’s high-profile game for four and a half years. His mandate was to “create a new brand,” and Watch Dogs is certainly original.<p>As Aiden Pearce, you’ll be a digital vigilante who hacks into a city’s computer network and …

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs highlights the down side of smart cities (preview)

The premise behind Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs game is scary because it’s not so far from the truth. A computer hacker could break into a city’s central nervous system and cause all sorts of vigilante havoc. And the more connected cities become, the easier it will be to take them over and control …

Watch Dogs multiplayer will blend 'seamlessly' with single-player

The multiplayer and single-player components of Watch Dogs will overlap "seamlessly," according to comments from Ubisoft made to the PlayStation Blog.<p>The cross-generational action game's multiplayer mode will be set in the streets of Chicago, like the rest of the game, though Ubisoft is not talking …

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7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: WoW loses 1.3M subscribers, Amazon brings paid apps to China, Q1 earnings, and more

This week, Activision reveals strong first quarter earnings while Blizzard loses 1.3 million World of Warcraft subscribers, EA lays off 1,000 but expects to develop Disney’s Star Wars games, indie charity drive Hunble Bundle now accepts the virtual currency Bitcoin, and the Amazon Appstore beats …

45 Minutes With The First PlayStation 4 Game

Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's William Gibson vision of digital life.<p>When <i>Grand Theft Auto IV</i> came out in 2008, some carped about Rockstar's inclusion of a fictional internet in the game world. People play sandbox action games to act out their various antisocial fantasies, the argument went, not to engage in …

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