Peter Cole Rae

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Be careful what hashtags you use during the Olympics

This weekend, the Olympic Games kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. With the exception of the latest Trump news, Rio will be the most talked about event on …

Here's Why Facebook Keeps Copying Snapchat

Facebook has been trying to copy Snapchat for so long it has become a kind of running gag in tech circles. The social networking giant started trying …

Social Media

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Instagram Stories are now available on the web

<i>Update 31/08/2017</i><p>You can now view Instagram Stories on the web. The Facebook-owned company has expanded its successful Snapchat-a-like feature to …

7 things I’m learning to accept about being a freelance writer

1. If I’m not failing, I’m not trying hard enough.<p>In writing, failure and rejection isn’t what happens when you’re doing it wrong. It’s what happens …

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Artificial intelligence writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a …

The Benefits of Marketing Your Business on Instagram (Infographic)

With more than 500 million active monthly users that create over 95 million pieces of content every day, Instagram presents a huge marketing opportunity for businesses. Yet, many businesses aren't active on the social network, taking advantage of the organic possibilities.<p>For those working with a …

Marketing

'YouTube Man' Yego: Kenya's Self-taught Javelin World Champ

Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn't run very fast.<p>That can be a significant setback growing up in the highlands of western Kenya, …

A 23-year-old filmmaker converted a van into a studio to travel the US in search of great stories

Courtesy Zach Both Zach Both's van may not look like much from the outside, but prop open the windows and you'll find yourself inside the spacious, sunlit work space of an up-and-coming filmmaker.<p>Both lives and works out of this van, custom-designed to fit his nomadic, creative life. He even wrote …

Startups

A guide to better video marketing

In marketing, effective storytelling is essential to reaching audiences.<p>What makes certain stories more effective than others? It has to do with …

Marketing

Facebook massive solar-powered drone makes its first flight

Facebook has flown its full-sized solar-powered airplane for the first time, after years of anticipation.<p>The large drone — named Aquila — had a …

Video essay shares Christopher Nolan’s techniques for telling stories

Christopher Nolan may make blockbuster films for large audiences, but he seemingly does so on his own terms with his own storytelling idiosyncrasies. …

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

Enable this one single command to ensure a longer life for your SSD.<p>If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when …

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Razer is launching a chat app for Pokémon Go

Gaming hardware company Razer is launching a chat app for <i>Pokémon Go</i>. A web version of RazerGo, as the service is called, will go online today at 10PM ET. iOS and Android apps will follow around July 25th, depending on approval from both stores. Like <i>Pokémon Go</i> itself, RazerGo is location-aware — …

How Facebook And The Tech Titans Have Destroyed The Power Of Information

<i>The Guardian</i> editor Kath Viner recently penned an essay blaming social media for journalistic inaccuracy and an increasingly casual relationship with facts.<p>It was bold, particularly as the <i>Guardian</i> doesn’t always get it right. For instance, two weeks after I highlighted the newspaper’s false …

Entrepreneurship

95 Awesome Social Media Facts You Should Not Ignore

It’s only been 10 years but it feels like a lifetime.<p>Twitter has been around for a decade. I joined in 2008 and had no clue about what to do with it …

Social Media

11 Things You Must Do After Publishing a New Blog Post | SEJ

Your work doesn’t end after you write and publish a new blog post. There are several other little things in the process that can add up to better …

'Pokémon Go' gets in your face with an unofficial HoloLens demo

With <i>Pokémon Go</i> fever gripping the nation, it was only a matter of time before someone took the game's augmented reality features and evolved them, as it were, with VR and mixed reality. And CapitolaVR has done just that, creating a <i>Pokémon Go</i>-esque demo with a Microsoft HoloLens.<p>The HoloLens Pokémon …

3 Simple Ways to Pokemon Grow Your Business

Fad or not, you can make real money for your business if you're smart.<p>In case you've been living under a rock for the past week (or maybe just enjoying a nice summer vacation), PokemonGo has taken the country (and the world) by a storm in just a few short days. The augmented reality mobile app and …

Should a Grown Man Play Pokemon Go?

I don’t really know much about Pokémon. I mean, I have a cursory knowledge of the characters and have gathered that they’re based on a Japanese anime …

Going Lo-Tech For The Perfect Pokemon Go Throw

We have our eyes on the horizon for an epic GPS spoof to catch some legendaries in Pokemon Go, but until that hack shows up, we really like [Brian …

Pokemon Go player gets stabbed, keeps playing instead of going to the hospital

You go, Michael Baker, you show them! This is how the Pokemon Go is played. You stop at nothing. You collect them all regardless of whatever else …

‘Pokemon Go’ helped me meet 100 new friends at a baseball stadium

All I wanted was a Psyduck. I got more.<p>A baseball stadium outside regular operating hours ranks as only the fifth-weirdest place I’ve visited since <i>Pokemon Go</i> was released a week ago. The Durham Bulls opened up their downtown ballpark to allow trainers to walk around and catch Pokemon. We could have …

Urban Legends

Driver collides with tree while playing Pokemon Go

The incredibly popular Pokemon Go smartphone game nearly claimed its first life Tuesday night after a driver in upstate New York swerved off the road and hit a tree while trying to catch Pokemon, police said.<p>According to Syracuse.com, an unidentified 28-year-old man was trying to catch Pokemon on …

Pokémon

This Millennial Quit His Job to Play Pokemon Go Full Time

There are strange people in the world. And then there are the driven.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Humans are strange.<p>They become very strange when they get immersed in something entirely frivolous.<p>Or, at least, frivolous to …

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

You Can Now Schedule Instagram Posts Ahead of Time

Answering its users’ prayers, Instagram now supports social media marketing platform Buffer.<p>This has been a highly anticipated feature for Buffer …

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

I’ve been playing <i>Pokémon GO</i> pretty hardcore now for the past 48 hours or so, at least whenever the servers have decided to work. I have a bunch of 500+ CP Pokemon and have won and lost three gyms at this point. I’ve tried to do some research to improve my game, and what I’ve found are things that I …

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Woman playing Pokemon Go finds dead body

Technically Incorrect: A Wyoming woman says the mobile game prompted her to find a Pokemon in a water resource, so she headed to a nearby river. She found something else.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Pokemon Go, the new Nintendo …

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