Sergiu Stoian

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Schizophrenia, Depression and Addiction All Linked to Similar Loss of Brain Matter - PsyBlog

Could there be an underlying biological cause for many mental illnesses?<p>Diagnoses as different as depression, addictions and schizophrenia are all …

How Coca-Cola Turned Its Ship Around

If you want to build a ship,” runs the quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery at the beginning of David Butler’s new book about Coca-Cola, “don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”<p>The maritime analogy seems to …

Report: Ubisoft's finished, unreleased Wii U game is... a party game

The finished Wii U game that Ubisoft has been sitting on, waiting for a larger audience of Wii U owners, is, of all things, a party game called <i>Know Your Friends</i>, according to Unseen64 Podcast and Nintendo World Report.<p>Polygon reported about the title just before E3 2014, with Ubisoft CEO Yves …

Retrogaming

Psychological Strength Research That Everybody Needs to Know

Which diseases and injuries lead to the greatest premature loss of life years? Researchers recently asked this question by examining 291 diseases and …

Smartphone 'kill switches' are reducing thefts in big cities

See that shiny flagship phone dangling from the stranger's back pocket? You should think twice about trying to grab it, not only because it's a terrible thing to do, but also because it probably won't do you any good. By the time you've hot-footed it to the pawn shop to hawk your ill-gotten wares, …

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution.<p>Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as Ellen Langer and Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is a …

Mindfulness

The Streetlights Of The Future May Help Cities Fight Traffic

Streetlights already are positioned to watch over the city. GE wants to put them online so they can do just that–detecting accidents, congestion, and even lost drivers.<p>Someday soon, when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic or desperately searching for a parking space, you may get navigational help …

Peter Molyneux's Godus is a failure of trust, and a warning for others

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole posted an outstanding story earlier today, about one man's disappointment with a gaming company.<p>Bryan Henderson is the 21-year-old chap who won 22 Cans' much publicized <i>Curiosity</i> mobile game challenge, which the company's founder Peter Molyneux promised would feature a …

Social Media

15 Habits Of Exceptionally Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is instrumental to your success and happiness.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon? They …

Body Language

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Is Playing A Videogame For Two Years Worth It?

A few years ago, I argued that spending 100 hours playing a videogame was a waste of time. That didn’t make me many friends. It wasn’t an argument that games have no value, but that they have evolved to reward obsession and self-exploitation in a way that destabilizes the entire concept of play. …

Nintendo's New Deal With YouTubers Is A Jungle Of Red Tape

There’s no better game maker around than Nintendo, but the company is struggling to keep up with the changing face of the video game landscape in other ways. Namely, in deciding how footage of their games is used and distributed online by fans and content creators.<p>Nintendo upset YouTubers last year …

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered revives Quantic Dream's game for PC, mobile

Quantic Dream's interactive narrative action game <i>Indigo Prophecy</i> — known as <i>Fahrenheit</i> outside of North America — has been re-released for modern PCs and mobile platforms by publisher Aspyr under the name <i>Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered</i>.<p>Built for iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows PC, <i>Fahrenheit:</i> …

'Dying Light' Review: Zombie Souls

<i>Dying Light</i> is a little bit like <i>Dark Souls</i>.<p>For instance, you can be invaded by other players, just like in <i>Dark Souls—</i>the challenging action-RPG from Japanese game developer From Software. In <i>Dying Light</i>, these invaders take the shape of a special, powerful zombie.<p>And just like in <i>Dark Souls</i>, your …

Face-Off: Dying Light

For some developers, the start of a new generation offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and deliver experiences previously impossible on …

Image at Taiwan games show doesn't tease Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance sequel (Update)

<b>Update:</b> Geoff Keighley says he spoke with spoke with Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, a senior producer at Kojima Productions, and was told this is not a tease of a sequel for for 2013's <i>Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.</i> "Not true," says Keighley.<p>The original post follows.<p>The tease came in this sizzle reel …

Metal Gear