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April 29, 2017 — New York Boardwalk. Photo: Neal Campbell

Follow the wooden boardwalk to the field of your saltwater dreams, or something equally profound for our April 29, 2017 Photo of the Day taken in New …

Photos

Can its new start-up hub and London train link help Cambridge produce the next tech giant?

Cambridge has long been trying to position itself as the Silicon Valley of the UK, pointing any would-be skeptics to its world class university and track record of technology success stories.<p>But despite a number of thriving start-ups, the city is yet to produce a company which really rivals US …

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Creating Together

A special quality enters a relationship when people create together. Whether they are creating a baby, a family, a business, an initiative, a home or …

Creativity

Innovation Teams Must Answer These Six Questions Before Launching A Product

In previous posts, I have defined innovation as the combination of creative ideas with sustainably profitable business models. While it is good that companies invest in R&D, there is also the need to find “the architecture of revenues” for all the breakthrough products we are working on. This means …

Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future<p>It started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can …

Startups

20 Sketch Sheets and Templates for Designing Web and App Layouts

Looking for some sketch sheets and templates for creating the perfect web and app layouts? Look no further! We selected some of the best templates …

Web Design

Play Tekken 7 Before Release, See International Street Fighter Pros At Battle Arena Melbourne

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) is Australia's largest fighting game major, and in 2017 will return for its 9th outing from May 12-14 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The tournament features Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros. as main events.<p>If you're looking forward to the console …

Gaming

Zelda Fan Game Changes Course After Nintendo Issues Takedown

It was only a matter of time before <i>Breath of the NES</i>caught the eye of Nintendo and got pegged with a takedown notice. According to its creator, …

Retrogaming

'Grand Theft Auto' has never looked this good

Even though blockbuster game "Grand Theft Auto V" is nearly four years old, some players are making it look better than ever.<p>Just look at this madness:<p>How's this possible? Simple! Take the PC version of the game and apply a single, ridiculously impressive modification. Check it:

Celebrity Gossip

The Next Generation Of Playstation Is Reportedly Coming In 2018 To Combat Xbox’s Project Scorpio

In a bit of news that will possibly leave some gamers frustrated, the Wall Street Journal is reporting analyst Damian Thong’s prediction that sony will be releasing its next-gen PlayStation “by the second half of 2018.” By that time, the PS4 and Xbox One will have been out for (only) five years, …

PS4 Pro

How a Flashy Blockbuster and an Indian Fantasy Bested Emma Watson at the Box Office

The Circle came in fourth in its opening weekend.<p>This weekend marks the last one before summer blockbuster season really kicks off with the release of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>—but we’ve already been hit with our first stunning movie upset of 2017. <b>Emma Watson</b>’s <i>The Circle</i> came in fourth place in …

Film Industry

‘It Comes At Night’ Isn’t The Sort Of Horror Movie You Might Be Expecting — It’s Something Much Better

<i>We originally reviewed</i> It Comes At Night<i>, at the Overlook Film Festival on April 30, 2017. With the film opening wide this weekend, here’s the review again.</i><p>In the Q&A session following the surprise premiere of his second film, <i>It Comes At Night</i>, at the first Overlook Film Festival at Oregon’s …

Marvel Universe

Why I banned “The Handmaid’s Tale” — and why we need it more than ever

I asked those who were quiet why they had obeyed. “A man with a gun told me to do something. So I did it”<p>A few years ago, I taught Margaret Atwood’s novel "The Handmaid’s Tale" in a humanities lecture at a small Midwestern university. On the first day we were scheduled to discuss the text, I …

Literature

Microsoft creates its first city typeface for Dubai

Crown prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum has urged all government institutions to adopt the font in official correspondence<p>The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of “Dubai font”, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.<p>The font …

United Arab Emirates

AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today.<p>The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland and Berkeley, California.<p>Gig is similar to other temporary …

Carsharing

This is what's in Elon Musk's brain right now

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has been digging deep into the future of travel — and he thinks some marvels will arrive sooner than many would expect.<p>Motoring from Los Angeles to New York City in a fully autonomous car?<p>By the end of 2017, he predicted during an interview in Vancouver on Friday …

Elon Musk

Twitter's first 24/7 video channel will be powered by Bloomberg

Twitter announced last week that it planned to launch 24/7 streaming video on its platform in an effort to make it become a prime destination for people who want to tune into the news. It’s now unveiled plans for its first video channel, which it’ll collaborate on with Bloomberg.<p>The channel doesn’t …

Streaming

U.S. watchdog finds major internal flaws hampering Afghanistan war effort

KABUL — Afghanistan’s security forces are experiencing “shockingly high” casualties and conflict has displaced record numbers of civilians, a U.S. government watchdog said in a report Sunday on the grim challenge facing the country as it confronts the Taliban and other insurgencies with drastically …

Afghanistan
North Korea
Latin America

Nintendo’s new console is breaking records, but it won’t save Nintendo

Last year Nintendo enjoyed a surprise hit when Pokémon Go took the world by storm. This year, it’s enjoying another hit—one that’s all the more surprising, and arguably more critical for the troubled company’s future.<p>The Nintendo Switch, the company’s latest console, has been flying off the shelf. …

Gaming

Call of Duty: WWII is the ‘right game at the right time’

Activision’s CEO on managing the mega-franchise<p>“It always seems to happen like that,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg explained, recognizing a trend. “We're all plugged into the same cultural rhythms to a certain extent. Specifically to us, three years ago when we greenlit this thing, we definitely …

Call of Duty

I've Slowly Discovered The Tragic Curse Of The Nintendo Switch

I’m on vacation, which means naturally, I’m still writing as I haven’t taken a day off since uh, 2011. But this trip actually inspired a story all on its own, as it’s allowed me to experience the full appeal of the Nintendo Switch for the very first time.<p>I’ve spoken previously about how much I was …

Nintendo Switch

Call of Duty: WWII trailer lands on Normandy’s beaches

Sledgehammer game includes D-Day’s iconic imagery<p>Activision released a trailer for <i>Call of Duty: WWII</i> today. You can find out more about the game, due for release on Nov. 3, in our in-depth report.<p>The Sledgehammer Games-developed game takes place during the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944 and …

Google Trips wants to make your spring and summer vacations easier with new features

We are now in the beginning of the prime vacation season, so there’s not a better time for an update to roll out for the Google Trips app, which first launched just a few months ago in September 2016. The company says the new version, which is rolling out from the Google Play Store this week, will …

Tourism

DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones

Drone maker DJI has updated their software to turn huge expanses of Syria and Iraq into no-fly zones. DJI usually prevents users from navigating their drones over sensitive areas like military bases and airports, but its new no-fly zones cover a much wider breadth and includes most of the northern …

Drones
North Korea

We Tried Your Secret, Somewhat-Shameful Food Concoctions

Remember a few weeks ago, when I asked you all for your strangest, slightly-shameful, secret food habits? It turns out that you people are dirt bag …

Cooking

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Could Completely Rewrite History

Most of history comes from what gets written down. But what we know of our past is only a sliver of everything that happened. A great deal of where …