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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook has created a new "Social VR" team to explore how we'll communicate in virtual reality.</b> The company made the announcement in a blog post.<p><b>2. The FBI has confirmed that it reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password.</b> The reset occurred after the FBI attempted to gain access to …

Virtual Reality

Was the Yeezy Boost 350 Inspired by Eco-Friendly Freethinkers?

Did JJJJound’s repost from a sustainable living blog inspire Kanye’s signature sneaker?<p>The internet is a very interesting place, providing virtually infinite sources of inspiration. Being a creative in a digital age can be both a blessing and a curse; on one hand, if you wish to create an object, …

Apple is about to hold the biggest event it's had in years — here's what to expect

It's an announcement we've been expecting for months; Apple has held press events to introduce its newest smartphone to the world every September since 2012.<p>But what makes this event different is that analysts and industry watchers are expecting the company to talk about more than just its new …

Apple Watch

Here's The Reality Behind The Futuristic Weapons In 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

We called up the developers at Activision's Sledgehammer Games to ask for the details.<p>"Because the experience would be pushing people's boundaries of what is believable, we wanted to show that the research was real," said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head at Sledgehammer.<p>It became a hard …

Military

Grand Theft Auto V - How to Make Millions From Stock Market Assassinations - GTA 5 - IGN Video

IGN goes over the best way to make the biggest profits in GTA 5, and how the system has changed in the update from PS3 / 360 to PS4 / Xbox One. For …

Half-Life 3 - Our Dream (Non-Valve) Half-Life 3 Devs - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

Half-Life 2 is 10 years old, and Valve doesn't seem to want to make Half-Life 3.

A fighting Poland: The birth and growth of Eastern Europe’s hottest game industry (Part 2)

GamesBeat<br>goes to Poland<p>Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red’s ‘Fight Club’<br>• The Witcher: Battle Arena is the MOBA you can play on the john<br>• How This War of Mine draws on real life<br>• Get Even: Who’s real and who’s A.I.?<br>• A Polish take on Hatred<p><i>The video game industry in Poland is fast becoming one of the most</i> …

Early Facebook Executive On Mark Zuckerberg: 'It’s Obvious He’s Going To Be One Of The Single Best CEOs In The World'

At age 26, he became the youngest VP in AOL's history. Later, he spent a year at Mayfield Fund as a venture capitalist before joining Facebook as VP of Growth, Mobile & International in 2007. He spent nearly four years at Facebook during its early formative years, becoming the social media's …

Social Media

Reddit CEO Resigns Because Of A Disagreement About A New Office

The disagreement had to do with the location and the amount of money to spend on a lease. Wong decided to leave after Reddit's board didn't approve his plan, Altman writes.<p>Ellen Pao, Reddit's business exec, will be stepping up as interim CEO, and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian will return to a …

Silicon Valley

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

Wireless Charging

Want to know why London’s schools perform better? Immigration

The children of recent immigrants typically have greater hopes and expectations of education. The capital’s diversity should be celebrated<p>Pupils in London do better at school than the rest of the country, but why? Sam Freedman, a former adviser to Michael Gove and now head of an education charity, …

Berlin named most 'fun' city in the world

<b>Berlin</b> has pipped <b>London</b> to the title of “most fun” city in a poll of travellers.<p>The German capital was among 1,800 cities ranked according to categories such as “bars”, “clubs”, “shopping”, “adult entertainment” and “activities”. Factors such as the average price of a beer, and whether or not …

23 Holiday Gift Ideas to Unleash Your Inner Street Style Star

Every fashion girl knows the importance of crafting the perfect ensemble. Oftentimes, we look to our favorite street style stars for a dose of inspiration when we're lacking ideas. But if you're feeling a little underwhelmed by your closet, fear not because the holiday season (AKA shopping season) …

Clothing

Something called 'the race to zero' is scaring a lot of tech companies

Cloud computing has completely changed the tech industry, but it’s got a dark side for the companies competing in the market, something those in the industry call “the race to zero.”<p>There’s so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they …