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Nike’s Controversial New Shoes Made Me Run Faster

By Ed Caesar for WIRED.<p>Earlier this week, <i>WIRED ran a</i> story <i>about the new Nike sneakers tied to</i> Breaking2<i>, the company’s attempt to help runners break the two-hour mark at a special marathon this spring. As part of WIRED’s exclusive look at that initiative, our writer took a trial run in the sneakers</i> …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Holiday Season Sales Were Miles Better Than Expected

For all the headlines this month of weak department store sales and closing stores, retailers enjoyed a stellar holiday season, buoyed by higher …

This was the year of VR, until AR stole it

This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality, but barely had 2016 started when Microsoft threw a spanner in the works with the announcement of HoloLens. Rather than taking us to a virtual world, Microsoft's headset pulls virtual objects into our own. Microsoft calls these objects Holograms, …

15 moments from the 'Rogue One' trailers that aren't in the movie

As <i>Rogue One</i> explodes into theaters as the first of the so-called <i>Star Wars</i> anthology films, fans have every reason to rejoice.<p>In short, the movie makes a worthy addition to the <i>Star Wars</i> canon, providing the same kind of fun and thrills that makes the series so wonderful, while still telling an …

With Some Easy Tricks You Can Save 30% On Music Streaming From Apple, Amazon

I just renewed my Apple Music subscription for $7 a month. To get that price, I had to search high and low across the internet for some secret codes, type in some magic incantations, use … No, not really. To get that price, I had to buy a $100 iTunes gift card for 15% off and then add it to my …

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In 2017 Influencer Marketing Is About To Go Through The Roof | Inc.com

If you haven't heard, Instagram just announced they have hit the astonishing milestone of housing 600 million users. Combine that with their recent launch of Live video, and it's clear that the wildly successful "As Seen On TV" infomercial trend is taking on a new form, and it's called Influencer …

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If you feel uneasy about Amazon’s cashier-less grocery store, you’re not alone

Amazon has changed the face of online retail, and now it appears ready to bring big ideas to physical stores as well. Last week, the company introduced Amazon Go, a new store concept that uses machine learning, "computer vision," and a companion app to let you pick items of the shelves and simply …

NFL Ratings Show All The Talk About National Anthem Protests Never Had An Effect

Since the NFL season started, fans, analysts, and industry executives have tried to put a finger on why television ratings have been down. It was the election. It was bad games. It was games in London. And, it was fans boycotting games over players protesting the national anthem as part of black …

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Here’s why so many people connect with ‘Star Wars'

"Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths" author Ryan Britt says our relationship to our parents can greatly color our feelings for the "Star Wars" films.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Neiman Marcus CEO Blames Fading Customer Loyalty for Latest Sales Plunge

The sales carnage at Neiman Marcus is getting worse.<p>The luxury department store said on Tuesday that comparable sales declined 8% in its most recent …

How Rogue One Fits Into the Star Wars Timeline

Is <i>Rogue One</i> a sequel? A prequel? A spinoff? The answer is yes—to all of the above. It’s the first standalone <i>Star Wars</i> story that doesn’t fit directly …

A Map Of The United Megaregions Of America

New research shows the country isn’t divided into states as much as it is divided into megalopolises.<p>The 2016 Elections made many Americans feel, at least philosophically, that the distances that separate us are wider than ever before. Spatially, though, the web that knits us all together is …

10 Social Media Predictions for 2017 (and Where You Should Be Spending Your Time) | Inc.com

Let's get the credibility stuff out of the way: I know social media. I know it because I don't just preach about it, and share posts like, "Be engaging! Tell your story!" There is an art to using social media the right way, and I've done so for big brands and small brands, personal brands and …

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Plex Media Player for Mac Now a Free Download for All Users

Media management service Plex has announced that its Plex Media Player app is now free to everyone. Previously only available to Pass subscribers, the Plex app for Mac is a home theater-style media browser and player for content stored in personal media libraries.<p>Plex Media Player (which is …

Media Players

8 New Stats About Whether Influencer Marketing Campaigns Actually Work

Whether influencer marketing works can be controversial among brand practitioners. Linqia is an influencer platform, but in spite of the company's …

Black Panther’s Suit Is The Latest Example Of How Movie Costumes Are Changing

Digital magic is a lot like regular magic — it’s usually more enjoyable, and effective, when used sparingly. Over-reliance on computer-generated imagery seldom yields aesthetically sound results, particularly after several years of hindsight. Hollywood has, for the most part, learned from its …

Immersion is going to be immense

Pokémon; Macbeth; the Illuminati. Those may not sound like they have a lot in common, but they exemplify the three whole new forms of technology-driven entertainment that have erupted in recent years. We’ll soon combine all three–and, eventually, use them to create whole new multi-faceted immersive …

The first Star Wars virtual reality lightsaber game is coming to the public for free

Check Steam for Trials on Tatooine<p>The first official lightsaber VR experience from Industrial Light & Magic's xLab will shortly be available to the public. Today at the <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration expo, Lucasfilm chief technology officer Rob Bredow announced that <i>Trials on Tatooine</i> is coming to Steam VR on …

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How backpackers are digitizing an analog market

<i>This series was brought to you by Index.co</i><p>Every startup has a story to tell. From the conception of an idea, to the first lines of code, early hires, and preliminary funding rounds – every company has a unique narrative.<p>But there are always shared experiences. Processes, tactics, and habits that …

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LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light is everything you need when heading outdoors

There are a number of portable light sources on the market, but none have the reputation and appeal of LuminAID.<p>Taking lightweight portability to entirely new levels of function and convenience, the LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light is a collapsible, 100 percent waterproof solar-powered …

Cognitive Storytelling In The Fourth Dimension

Few artists could bring a story to life like Orson Welles. A powerful actor and director, Welles was also a technology innovator who pushed the limits – whether on radio or film – to deliver entertainment as an unforgettable experience.<p>Welles’ realistic production of the “War of the Worlds” in 1938 …

Virtual Reality

32 cartoon screenshots to ruin happy memories of your childhood

If there are any NSFW frames in a cartoon, the Internet will find them.<p>This huge collection of not suitable for kids screenshots raises the question: …

How Big Brands Get Social Wrong and Small Companies Get It Right

A new Sprout Social report shows what large brands can learn from small startups.<p>We all use the word "disruption" to describe what happens the business world, but we don't always stop to think about what it really means: A small startup with a good idea enters an established industry and winds up …

Cyberpunk Illustrations of a Dystopian Future

The brightly colored art books of Josan Gonzalez cast a shadow over the dark times ahead.<p>"The future is now," might be a true statement: we live in a present that's in constant flux—maybe it even means we've entered the future as a state of mind, if not the literal definition of a fixed point in …

Cyberpunk

High schooler tries showing up Marshawn Lynch 1-on-1, Lynch dunks then walks away

Following his retirement from the NFL, Marshawn Lynch took a trip to Egypt with American Football Without Barriers. The trip looks like it’s been a blast. The other day the Seahawks posted video of Lynch riding on a camel.<p>Another video was posted on Wednesday of the Super Bowl champ playing 1-on-1 …

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The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

Neurophilosophy

Zepp and Old Hickory debut bat with integrated swing sensor

Zepp tipped its hand on integrated swing sensors for baseball bats and tennis rackets back at CES. With MLB Spring Training in full swing, now's as good a time as any to pull the wraps of the finished version. The sports-tracking company teamed up with wood bat manufacturer Old Hickory for the Mike …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

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