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Skully, Maker Of A Google Glass-Like Motorcycle Helmet, Raises $11 Million

Google announced last month that it was ending the first version of its augmented reality glasses, Google Glass, for consumers. For many, this was confirmation of what a terrible idea the whole project was. But the idea of sticking a computer on your face isn’t showing any signs of slowing …

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Evolve, The Order, And The 'Impossible' $40 Price Point

Two games came out this month that couldn’t be more different from one another. One is Evolve, the 4v1 multiplayer shooter than has players hunting down a giant alien monster while the game barely even hints at a narrative. The Order is a cover shooter/quick-time-fest that is almost nothing <i>but</i> …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

The Great British Bake Off: why did our show attract so much vitriol? | Ruby Tandoh http://gu.com/p/3jmqe/fb If a show as gentle as Bake Off can stir up such a sludge of lazy misogyny in the murky waters of the internet, I hate to imagine the full scale of the problem. But it's not something I'm willing to tolerate. Sod the haters. I'm going to have my cupcake and eat it, too. Photograph: Des Willie/BBC/Love Productions

As a 26-year-old man, people often look at me funny when I tell them I€™m a gamer. I can almost see the thought bubble arising above their heads …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Will robots destroy Starbucks? From Quartz: "Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks. It doesn’t require health insurance." http://f-st.co/FuNmoF6 More from a post we wrote about Briggo in July: http://f-st.co/sf16XQa

10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees

Want to hold tight to your talent? Don’t do these things!<p>In the course of writing <i>The Talent Mandate,</i> I spoke with a prominent business school professor who told me that no corporate function lags behind today so dramatically as talent. He sees improvements and innovations in every area except in …

3 Beliefs That Will Transform Your Work-Life Balance

It was probably about my third month living New York City that I realized that I had lost control. I was working long days while also trying to stay fit, build rapport in the media community, and have a vivacious social life (and maybe get some shut-eye). My schedule would be booked for weeks in …

Can Video Games Actually Improve Brain And Cognitive Function?

The cover of <i>Nature</i> this month features a “game changing” study suggesting that video games may improve brain function in certain measurable ways. The games, of course, are specifically designed for this purpose – they’re not off the shelf at the local game shop – and they give the brain’s attention …

How did a Japanese anime film set a Twitter record?

STUDIO Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio renowned for its hugely successful anime films, the best known of which is “Spirited Away”, directed by …

Here's What It's Like To Buy Drugs On Three Anonymous Online Black Markets

The hardest part of scoring drugs in the age of the digital black market? Choosing among all the consumer-friendly websites ready to sell them.<p>As I was reporting my profile of the Dread Pirate Roberts, the entrepreneur behind the booming Silk Road black market for illegal drugs, <i>Forbes</i> tested the …

Can drinking too much coffee kill you?

Lots of headlines last week warned young people (those under 55) that drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week – four cups a day – may lead to an increased risk of all cause mortality. In other words, too much coffee might be a potential killer.<p>The headlines are based on a study published in the …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

T-Minus 36 hours: The Nextel network goes dark (Don’t say you weren’t warned)

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Right at 12:01 AM ET on Sunday, Sprint(s s) engineers are going to pull the plug on all of the Nextel network switches around …