Sean Forsgren

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How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

<i>Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios.</i><p>Mobile game developers are always looking for ways to build strong relationships with their user bases, and rallying players around important social issues is a great way of doing so.<p>This strategy has already seen great success in the PC and console …

5 PR lessons from Viber’s rise from zero users to a $900M exit

Anyone reading VentureBeat has probably dreamt at some point of becoming the next big startup success story. In fact, a handful of VentureBeat readers may have already achieved this dream. But for most, the dream to build a successful tech company will remain just that — a dream. So it’s a special …

10 Things Not To Wear To Work In The Summer

We’re as sick of the heat as you are. But that’s no excuse to wear shorts in the office. Or any of the other sartorial sadnesses on this list. And Summer Fridays are not a free pass!<p>As you may have heard, it’s hot outside.<p>We know. We’re hot, too.<p>If you’re lucky, your office has some form of air …

Human Nature May Not Be So Warlike After All

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:32 pm. 3:32 pm<p>Given the long, awful history of …

New Dinosaur Species Found In Utah Totally Looks Like A Cow

Say hello to Nasutoceratops!<p>Holy cow! Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, called <i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i>, and it's looking a little bovine.<p>A University of Utah grad student discovered the first specimen in 2006 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the …

"Invisibility Wetsuits" Hide You From Sharks While You Swim

Surf's up, dude.<p>The coast of Western Australia has been particularly dangerous place for shark attacks recent years, earning it the distinction of becoming "shark attack capital of the world." Between October 2011 and July 2012, great white sharks killed five people in attacks in the area.<p>In …

Borrowing Ideas From A Well-Designed Small Bathroom

Remodeling a small bathroom means being very thoughtful about the use of space, so PopMech home blogger Tim Layton looked online for inspiration.<p><i>Alexander Vertikoff</i><p>I was on the hunt for ideas for an upcoming remodel of the small guest bathroom in our house when I found this picture at Houzz.com. …

Survive the Apocalypse With MTM Special Ops RAD Watches

RAD watches may be bulky and pricey, but if you ever find yourself a little to close to nuclear fallout, you'll be glad you have it.<p><i>Devon Jarvis</i><p><b>Price:</b> $1500<p>At PopMech, we want to prepare our readers for anything. And I do mean anything—even having a timepiece that can alert its wearer to nuclear …

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4 Ways to Cut Down Your Stuff Without Going Insane

You may not be a capital-H hoarder, but chances are you've got more stuff packed away than you really know what to do with. If it's time to reduce the clutter, start here.<p><i>Lars Plougmann/Flickr</i><p>I recently read an article on Lifehacker Australia about the process of downsizing your home—and how to do …

'South Park' creators explain how The Stick of Truth got too big for its own good

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of <i>South Park</i>, said games like <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, <i>EarthBound</i>, <i>Paper Mario</i> and <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> were key influencers in their decision to make <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i>. Drawing inspiration from those games, however, led to ambition that got the best …

New study finds it’s too soon to tell if ice sheet loss is accelerating

But long term, we're committing to meters of sea level rise.<p>Although the general outlines of climate change are a matter of basic physics, many of …

Pictures of the next Nexus 7 appear ahead of July 24 Google event

Retail listings point to a $229.99 16GB model, $269.99 32GB model.<p>An entire year has passed since the launch of the original Nexus 7. We expected a …

As Earnings Miss, Google Would Rather Talk “Abundant Computing” and “Enhanced Ads”

After a rare earnings miss on Thursday, Google executives took to their quarterly call to explain their business.<p>Google had earnings of $9.56 per …

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How to Make Mead and Drink Like a Viking

Home-brewers have embraced mead, or honey wine, the drink of choice for many ancient cultures. If you want to whip up a batch of your own, follow these steps.<p><b>Mead may be the ancestor of all today's booze</b>. People gathered, ate, and probably fermented honey long before the agricultural developments …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Aliens Might Find Humans Too Stupid To Contact (VIDEO)

Are humans so dumb that aliens have written us off? Celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson seems to think that may be the case.<p>"I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of …

The 8 Best Student Tech Projects At Microsoft's Imagine Cup

A quick blood type test, an app that syncs music playback on your phone and more<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>.<p>At the afterparty for Microsoft's Imagine Cup, a worldwide student technology competition, some of the smartest students in the world are singing "Like a Virgin." One of them begs me to …

6 Ways To Go From Anonymous Hermit To Thought Leader

People tend to buy from companies they feel comfortable with, that they know and trust. The same goes for you and me.<p>Are you going to spend a lot of money to buy a pricey electronics gizmo from a no-name company or one with an established name you’ve bought from before? If you’re like most people, …

Battlefield 4 novel coming this year, ties in with game's campaign

<i>Battlefield 4</i>'s launch this fall will be surrounded by tie-in items across a variety of fields, including a novel and an art book, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.<p>At the top of the list is a <i>Battlefield 4</i> novel, <i>Battlefield 4: Countdown to War</i>, penned by Peter Grimsdale and published by …

Make Skyrim a whole new game with these mods

Makeover central<p>Ever wonder why your buddy insists that playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC is the <i>only</i> way to play Skyrim? Well, aside from the …

How educational games are best played two-by-two

There are good reasons to create video games for schools that are designed to be played by one person, with a second student collaborating, but not actually touching the controls.<p>First is that schools have limited resources, and so sharing computers is the norm. Second is that collaborative problem …

How To Become More Unstoppable Every Day

Think you can’t become a designer? Or a dancer? Or anything else you might dream up? Karen Cheng shows you can. (Note: Being obsessed and disciplined helps a lot.)<p>Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable.<p>Three years ago, she wanted to work for Microsoft Excel, so she put 100 hours into prepping for the …

Going Big: Guillermo del Toro Creates Bot Vs. Monster Spectacle For “Pacific Rim”

Director del Toro talks about creating a large-scale spectacle–the kind his childhood self would have appreciated.<p>Last July in San Diego, <i>Pacific Rim</i> director Guillermo del Toro couldn’t contain his glee when he promised a sneak preview of “extreme robot porn” for an audience of 6,500 Comic-Con …

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Lisa Kudrow Heals Boredom With Web Therapy

The actress puts herself on the couch to talk about her successful Web series and its impending leap to TV.<p>Lisa Kudrow might be best known as Phoebe from <i>Friends</i>, but she’s making Internet waves as Fiona, a self-absorbed shrink who counsels her clients via iChat on the hit online comedy series <i>Web</i> …

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110 Cities Show That Facing Up To Climate Change Has More Benefits Than Dangers

Looking at how cities are adapting to a changing climate puts a hole in the theory that pro-environmental policies are bad for the bottom line.<p>Adapting to climate change is often painted as painful. But the reality is perhaps more mixed. While putting in flood defenses does cost money–as New York’s …

Smart Cities

Top Execs On The Power Of Good Mistakes

Mistakes–as long as they’re not thoughtless–can do your business more good than bad. You just need to make sure they’re the right kind of mistakes.<p>Who thinks creativity blossoms in an environment where mistakes are banned?<p>Not me, not you. Not anyone who wants to generate a steady flow of ideas in …

To Be More Creative, Study The Great Ricky Gervais Dicking About Theory

He worked in an Office. He understands that silliness needs space to bloom. And that silliness leads to creativity. So, like, pay attention to him!<p>“Dicking about should be tax-deductible for me,” jokes the ever-hilarious Ricky Gervais in a recent blog post, since the work he does is essentially …

The Truth About Unplugging And “Vacation”

According to a recent poll, most Americans stay connected to the office while on vacation. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Does it?<p>The latest issue of <i>Fast Company</i> is about the #unplug movement–taking time to disconnect and reconnect on a more personal level with friends and family.<p>Meanwhile, …

Watch Out For The Balkans

We’re 50 kilometers outside of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in Bled Castle, overlooking a clear blue mountain lake, a set of gilded clouds scudding overhead and the sun is shining bright over miles of untrammeled forests. On the water below tiny swimmers look as if they’re floating in thin air, arms and …

iwaku Is A Connected Wake-Up Light That Can Sync With Sleep Cycle Apps To Rise You Right

The marriage of hardware and software is giving rise to a plethora of connected gadgets that can be controlled via your smartphone. Which of course beats the fiddly proprietary menu interfaces gadget lovers used to have to put up with. Here’s the latest connected gizmo hoping to find its way into …

Second Life Maker Linden Lab Buys Desura For Games Distribution, Plans To Keep It Open

Linden Lab is continuing with its mini-acquisition spree in gaming: it has just announced that it is buying Desura, a Australia-based digital distribution service for PC gamers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but it follows on from the company’s acquisition of LittleTextPeople in …