John Jesse Contreras

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The second generation of Xbox Live

"Xbox Live was still considered vaporware. It was like, ‘What do you have? Maybe a million users?’"<p>"We’re sitting on the floor ... going over, literally, how many new servers we’re going to buy to run Xbox Live because of the scale Halo 2 will bring to us."<p>"[Xenon] was the Live console. That was …

Time I

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

ESPN - Android Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Mark Cuban Says NBA Should Admit Every Missed Call by Officials

Mark Cuban loves himself some honesty.<p>In less than two weeks, the NBA has announced that officials missed two pivotal late-game calls—both of which worked in the Dallas Mavericks' favor.<p>First, there was Shawn Marion's obvious foul on Kevin Love in the waning seconds of Dallas' 100-98 victory over …

Basketball

Anthony Bennett's historically bad rookie season

The surprise selection of Anthony Bennett has gone terribly wrong for Cleveland, and the numbers paint an especially grim picture.<p>No. 1 draft picks are sacred in the NBA. A team gets the pick of the litter, and it can change the course of its franchise. Anthony Bennett has been a pretty rotten pick …

Rajon Rondo Tweet Implies He Might Return On Friday For Celtics vs. Lakers

Math may be required In order to figure out when Rajon Rondo will return to the Celtics lineup.<p>While there hasn't been an official return date announced, the four-time All-Star posted a tweet that may have hinted at when he'll be back on the hardwood for a regular-season game.<p>For those without a …

LeBron James says he's jealous of Kevin Durant's shots

Heat star says he wonders how many he could score if he decided to take more shots.<p>In an interview with ESPN, Miami Heat star LeBron James said that …

Basketball

Danilo Gallinari injury: Nuggets forward not ruling out missing entire season

The thought of missing the entire season has crossed Gallinari's mind, but he's still weighing his options.<p>Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari hasn't ruled out missing the entire 2013-14 season as he recovers from a partially torn ACL, according to the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello …

Mike Zimmer Hired as Head Coach of Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are hiring defensive guru Mike Zimmer to fill their head-coaching vacancy. ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news, and the Vikings Twitter account confirmed it later in the day:<p>Zimmer has no NFL head coaching experience but spent the past six seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals …

Football (U.S.)