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How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

This Guy's Amazon Reviews Are So Helpful Companies Send Him Free Products In Hopes He'll Write About Them

NPR's Planet Money took a look at Amazon's No.1 reviewer, username "M. Erb," and found that he approaches his reviews like a job. He's spent years cranking out two or three reviews every day, and writes about practically anything, from speakers to telescopes to exfoliating facial wipes.<p>That Erb is …

How To Manage Employees Who Are Older Than You

Like any good manager, Gray's approach has been to disregard age and instead focus on what each individual brings to the table and how well they are achieving their goals. However, <i>his</i> age has sometimes been an issue for his people.<p>When Gray was 24, for example, the company hired a business analyst …

PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists

Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, which answers questions users might have about game sharing and how friends lists work across the new …

FBI Says It's Seized $28.5 Million In Bitcoins From Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Owner Of Silk Road

The Silk Road made a small fortune during its two and a half years as the web’s biggest anonymous black market for illegal drugs. As of Friday, at least one $28.5 million chunk of that fortune now belongs to the FBI.<p>An FBI official tells me that the bureau has located and seized a collection of …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

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Why A Swiss Proposal To Give Every Citizen $2,800 Each Month Is So Radical

Switzerland has a very direct style of democracy. For example, changes to the constitution, or "popular initiatives," can be proposed by members of the public and are voted on if more than 100,000 people sign them. If a majority of voters and cantons (Swiss states) agree, the change can be come law.<p>…

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …