Patrick Jezreel De Mesa

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Here are the winners of Valve’s $20+ million 2016 International Dota 2 Championships

In one of the most surprising upset finales in esports, Dota 2 has a new champion at its 2016 International Championships, or TI6: Wings Gaming. Their prize: $9.1 million, from an over-all prize pool valued at more than $20 million, the biggest in esports history.<p>Chinese team Wings beat North …

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10 things Apple didn't tell you about iOS 10

Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote was jam-packed. While all of Apple's platforms will receive big updates this fall through software updates, iOS 10 was …

Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware

Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fund called Playground.<p>Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t …

iMessage apps in iOS 10 will have subscriptions

Apps for iMessage are coming in iOS 10, and they’ll be a lot like standalone, native apps. You’ll even be able to subscribe to them.<p>During a session at WWDC, Apple went into detail about how in-app payments work, especially with regard to the new subscription model. As it turns out, all existing …

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Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Siri: Once a Flake, Now Key to Apple’s Future

Apple’s Siri is growing up and opening up. But will we forgive the bumbling voice assistant for its weak first five years?<p>The iPhone’s talking pal Siri has, to date, been about as helpful as an umbrella in a hurricane. That’s about to change.<p>At the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple …

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What Art Directors and Designers Look for in Photographs

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10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

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