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Westworld's creators explain how their series addresses violent video games

They aren’t interested in blanket condemnations, they just want to raise questions<p><i>Westworld</i> creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been thinking a lot about simulations. The creative duo have divided their last few years between writing for television and raising their first child. Nolan, the …

Red Dead Redemption

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating a router's firmware can help improve or even repair a faulty internet connection.<p>Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when …

Wi-Fi

The biggest names in tech say Trump would be a ‘disaster for innovation’

"We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation."<p>That's the top takeaway from nearly 150 officials from the tech industry and elsewhere who on Thursday published a broadside against the GOP presidential candidate, arguing that …

Silicon Valley

WWII Strength and Conditioning Exercises | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: FM 21-20 (1946) was the Army’s field manual for physical training, and consisted of exercises and fitness programs developed during</i> …

Martial Arts

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

President Obama, Kendrick Lamar, and Janelle Monáe Sing Malia Obama Happy Birthday: Watch

Yesterday’s July 4 celebrations at the White House, where Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe performed on the South Lawn, doubled as a birthday celebration. After thanking America’s service men and women, the president turned attention to his oldest daughter, Malia Obama, who turned 18 yesterday. …

Malia Obama

What is the Value of a Species?

Changing Planet<p>Let’s be honest, these are challenging times to be a conservationist, animal lover, nature fan, outdoorsman…a human. No matter the label, one thing that we all share in common is a desire to feel wonder: a wonder that often arises from experiences in the natural world.<p>Somehow, just …

The Magnificent Architecture and Design of the Citadel Library on Last Night's "Game of Thrones"

Our hats are off to production designer Deborah Riley<p>Last night's <i>GoT</i> season finale had something for everyone: Schemers, revenge-seekers, fans of …

TV Series

This tiny wearable camera can record everything you see

When something cool happens right before your eyes, you might not have the time to capture it on your smartphone.<p>Enter the Perfect Memory Camera, a tiny wearable camera that records without interruption.<p>The camera was made by General Streaming Systems, LLC, which set up an IndieGogo campaign to put …

Mobile Photography

Verizon is about to change an $8 billion piece of its business

Subscribers on Verizon's Edge, or AT&T's Next, plans put $0 down and pay off the phone over 18 to 30 months, but they're still technically paying for the device in full when they receive it. The wireless carrier is simply financing a loan for the phone. So, while carriers used to book a $450 loss …

Investing

Native American Maxims of Wabasha I | The Art of Manliness

If you would purify your heart and so see clearer the way of the Great Spirit, touch no food for two days or more, according to your strength. For …

Self-improvement

The secret life of a photographer: free online content is putting us out of work

The last decade has seen one seismic shift after another for professionals, but the drastic devaluation of imagery is the biggest threat yet<p>In the 10 years I have spent working as a photographer for men’s lifestyle magazines, I have often felt like a traitor, trading in bums and boobs: images that …

Online

Questlove Remembers Prince: In This Life, You're on Your Own

In a powerful essay, the Roots leader goes deep on the genius, loneliness and the secret hip-hop heart of his idol<p>When I first got Prince's <i>1999</i> …

"When Death Comes" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>When Death Comes<p>Published <b>Apr 21, 2016</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>29 Contributors</b><p><b>29 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p><i>Photo Editor</i><p>View Slideshow<p><i>Enlightenment for a wave is the moment the wave realizes that it is water. At that moment, all fear of death</i> …

The US defense secretary is pushing for the most aggressive reforms the Pentagon has seen in decades

On the one hand, fundamental structural changes in the world's most expensive military are important, and ripples from these changes will be felt for years and decades to come. On the other hand, this stuff is boring as hell. But in Washington, it turns out that being boring is one of the best …

Military

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Google Photos

A Historic Return of Bison to the “Buffalo People”

Changing Planet<p>April 4, 2016 will long be remembered by the Blackfeet Nation. Yesterday, close to 90 bison calves arrived at the 9,000 acre Blackfeet Bison Ranch near Two Medicine River in Montana. These buffalo, from Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada, are the true descendants of the …

New Trini Spot Pearl's Brings Island Soul to Williamsburg

<b>[Photo Credit: Kendall Peoples]</b><p>Bright, subtle and with just the right splashes of color, "Trini" meets "N. 8th St", via the new Trinidadian themed <i>Pearl's</i>. Kicked to life by Fallon and John Seymour, the husband-wife duo behind Williamsburg's mainstay <i>Pop's of Brooklyn</i>, I found this isle-themed …

Flute

Portraits of girls on the cusp of teendom

Before 9/11, Rania Matar worked as an architect. But in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks, the Lebanese-American photographer became disillusioned with the deluge of warped media coverage about the Middle East – seemingly solely concerned with stories about “the veil, wars or terrorism,” as she …

Middle East

Film's dark vision of future Hong Kong unsettles Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) — It's the Hong Kong movie that Beijing doesn't want you to see.<p>Made on a shoestring budget, "Ten Years" became a surprise hit with local audiences for its dystopian view of the former British colony's future under Beijing's rule.<p>The filmmakers imagine a Hong Kong in which protesters …

Hong Kong

Never Forget: Russell Frederick’s Photographs of Proud Black Brooklyn

Russell Frederick’s pictures of Bedford-Stuyvesant show the Brooklyn neighborhood’s thrumming black culture, before the effects of gentrification …

Black Panther

GitHub's Nicole Sanchez leads the charge for diversity

<b>The gig:</b> Nicole Sanchez, 43, is vice president of social impact for software building platform GitHub. She joined the San Francisco start-up, which has a $2-billion valuation and nearly 500 employees, in 2015 to help the company evolve into an inclusive workplace that also has a positive effect on …

Russians make world's deepest dive under ice

Divers from Russian Geographical Society descend 102 metres below sea ice in the White Sea<p>Two Russian explorers have set a record for the deepest ice dive in the White Sea in the far north.<p>Maxim Astakhov and Alexander Gubin of the Russian Geographical Society descended 102 metres (335ft) beneath …

Scuba Diving

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Consumer Tech

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

Earth Science

The Struggle

Macklemore wrestles with his place in hip-hop.<p>In 2005, the Seattle rapper Macklemore released his début album, “The Language of My World.” Its impact was modest, confined mostly to the Northwest. In a song titled “White Privilege,” he examined the tensions of his life as a white rapper: “Where’s my …

Ella Fitzgerald: one of the greatest singers of all

<b>Ella Fitzgerald, who died on June 15, 1996, aged 79, was an extraordinary vocalist, who won 13 Grammys. The late jazz musician and historian John Chilton, who first met her more than half a century ago, evaluates her career.</b><p>When Ella Jane Fitzgerald sang for Chick Webb's band at New York's Savoy …

‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Trailers