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How the UFC became the Netflix of combat

This past weekend the Ultimate Fighting Championship celebrated its 200th pay-per-view fight card, a massive event that put more UFC champions into the cage in one night than ever before. And this morning the UFC — and it's parent company, Zuffa — reaped the rewards of its success, selling itself …

Media Industry

LA looks incredible in this beautiful 12k resolution time lapse

The City of Angels has never looked so good<p>I’ve always really loved high-resolution time lapses: there’s something really cool about seeing cities or the night sky fly across my computer screen in gorgeous detail. There’s a new time lapse by photographer Joe Capra of Scientifantastic that puts …

Here's Where Everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Stands at the Start of Phase 3

Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins this week when <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> is finally released. And though there hasn’t been a …

Start-ups brasilienses desenvolvem ferramentas de troca de serviços e produtos

Um marceneiro precisa de um eletricista, que precisa de um designer, que precisa de um sofá novo. Eles se encontram e se beneficiam com a troca de …

The one thing the Star Wars prequel trilogy did very, very right

The symmetry of scenes in the Star Wars movies<p>The contrasts between the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy and its prequels were stark. Where <i>Episodes IV</i> to <i>VI</i> were told economically, the prequels felt bloated. Where the originals used practical effects, puppets, and people to build its galaxy, the prequels …

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

Virtual Reality

I Used Physics to Calculate How Much Yoda Weighs

Everyone knows Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to learn the ways of The Force (like his father before him). He trains with Jedi master Yoda. …

Darth Vader

Learning to live like I'm on vacation without a cell phone connection

As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Josh Laincz from the Vox Media editorial products team.<p>I won't forget the moment I …

Morning Manifesto

Some important things to remember every morning.<p>“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend …

Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry? | WIRED

Jimmy Iovine has a line he likes to use. Actually he has a lot of them. Today, Iovine runs Apple Music, the latest stop in a career that has taken …

Streaming Music is Ripping You Off

Fight back with this simple hack<p><i>(and when you are done,</i> <i>read the FAQ</i><i>)</i><p>If <b>you subscribe</b> to a subscription music service such as Spotify or Apple Music …

Comparing the growth of Uber to the advent of the automobile

Dates change. Innovation stays the same.<p>Score one for Uber. Last month, an Ontario court denied Toronto’s bid for an injunction against the …

Inside Industrial Light & Magic's secret Star Wars VR lab

I’m on Industrial Light & Magic’s motion capture stage, standing inside what they call “the cave.” It’s not much to look at: two big screens angled at 90 degrees, awash in a smeary blur of images. But put on a pair of modified 3D glasses, and <i>bam</i> — it’s the Holodeck, and I’m on Tatooine standing …

Virtual Reality

Netflix's brilliant reason for making more mediocre television

Netflix has arguably produced the best summer of television programming ever. <i>Daredevil, Chef's Table, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp</i>, season two of <i>BoJack Horseman</i>, and season three of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> were met with glowing praise. Even its indifferently received shows, <i>Sense8</i> and</i> …

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This.

by Andy Raskin<p>Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck.<p>“It lacks oomph,” …

Why would anyone quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do people quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?</i> <i>Answer by Michael Wolfe, Entrepreneur, on Quora</i><p>There is a long list of reasons why people leave jobs at highly-rated employers like Google or Facebook, but before I list some of …

Employment

How Computers Are Changing the Way We Explain the World

Imagine it’s the 1950s and you’re in charge of one of the world’s first electronic computers. A company approaches you and says: “We have 10 million …

How I Use Music to Inspire Math Students

The jury’s out on the link between the two disciplines. That said, music has taught me how to reawaken awe and passion in my math students.<p><b>By Marcus</b> …

Mathematics

Geeks vs. Writers

Daily performance analyzed<p>We love data and we track everything here at .io. So couple of weeks ago we decided to track our team performance in terms …

Why You Should Be A Morning Person

What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here’s why:<p>Waking up early gives …

Review: Fantastic Four desperately doesn't want to be a superhero movie

How do you solve a problem like the Fantastic Four? Created back in 1961, Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing were Marvel Comic’s first great superhero team, predating the Avengers by two whole years. They’re the foundation, paving the way for icons like Spider-Man …