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"I understand the issue, but it's not relevant in Assassin's Creed Unity"

<b>UPDATE:</b>A petition has sprung up in response to there not being a female playable character option in Assassin's Creed Unity. It also questions the …

Video games and violence: a parents' guide

Video games offer experiences that reflect and draw from the full gamut of human experience. However, as with blockbuster films, many of the most popular titles fall within a narrower band and feature violence more frequently.<p>Chart-Track’s top selling games of 2013 are littered with severe …

Things you must try in Watch Dogs

Hi Eurogamers, and welcome to a selection of the video offerings from Outside Xbox this week - a week in which we have been preoccupied with the …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

Note-Taking

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders— put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers.<p>While …

Résumés

Feng Shui Your Desk: The Cheater's Guide

Design your workspace to get more done. Here are six ways to beat back the clutter on the cheap.<p>Arrange my desk for better work harmony? What, you mean, bring order to the piles of charging cables, papers, books, and maybe that plate from lunch yesterday?<p>I'm no feng shui expert but I recently …

How to Pull Off a Successful All-Nighter

Sleepless nights can be a necessary evil for busy entrepreneurs. Here's how to make the most of them.<p>Deadlines can be met a number of ways. There's prioritizing your to-do list; improving your time management skills and working more efficiently, among other strategies. But occasionally, it doesn't …

'Thomas Was Alone' is the iPad's most charming game

Get ready to fall in love with some blocks<p>You've probably never felt an emotional connection to simple geometric shapes before, but that will change when you play <i>Thomas Was Alone</i>. What at first appears to be little more than a simple platform game, where you control plain-looking squares and …

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These Watercolors Distill Superheroes to Their Very Essence

Blule's work artfully captures superheroes in just a few colors. Splatters, drips, and the bleed of colors into each other gives a fantastic sense of …

Parrot Introduces Oculus Rift-Enabled Drone

Parrot has unveiled its most advanced drone yet.<p>The Bebop is tricked out with an HD video camera, built-in GPS, an array of image-stabilizing sensors …

5 things you need to know before upgrading your living room with a next-gen streaming device

Welcome to the new era of streaming media devices, most of which are being made by giant corporations with their own agendas.<p>The upside is the consumer audience gets a slew of shiny new gadgets for streaming media, such as the new Roku Stick, Google’s Chromecast, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Amazon’s Fire …

Before you quit your job to become a developer, go down this 6-point checklist

Last August, I left my job at YouTube to spend six days a week, 11+ hours a day, writing code. Since then, a lot of people thinking about making a career change have asked me about my experience, so here are my main pieces of advice.<p>Make sure you actually like programming<p>I feel like it’s easy to …

Meet the man who made 12 games in 12 weeks

You can't play the first game Thomas Palef designed, because he never actually finished it. You can play the 12 games he's designed since then, …

BOOM BOOM Wireless Portable Speaker Features Attractive Hexagonal Shape

<b>BOOM BOOM wireless portable speaker</b> is designed by Mathieu Lehanneur for Binauric, it’s not as compact as we would prefer, but the unique hexagonal …

Portable

3D-Printed Memes Are the Desk Toys of the Future

Turning a meme into a 3D-printed model is no easy task — but that's exactly what 3D model marketplace CGTrader asked people to do in its 3D printing …

RoboForm generates, remembers, and autofills super secure passwords so you don’t have to [Deal]

You need to use super secure passwords online to protect your most important data, but super secure passwords aren’t easy to remember. Wouldn’t it be …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Software

Republique - Episode 2: Metamorphosis is out now

Episodic mobile stealth series Republique has just launched its second episode, Metamorphosis, on the App Store.<p>The brainchild of Metal Gear Solid 4 …

Fancy more pirating after AC4? Here's Steam Early Access title Caribbean!

Were you a fan of Assassin's Creed 4's naval combat? Do you need another outlet for your piratical urges? If yes, then Steam Early Access …

Hover is a parkour-based spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio

Three-person french indie outfit Midgar Studios is really onto something with its upcoming open-world parkour game Hover: Revolt of Gamers. How else …

Latest Totem VR headset prototype rolls off the printer | PC Invasion

It’s been a few weeks since the last piece of Totem news but True Player Gear have been hard at work on their VR headset.<p>This week they produced …

What an App Is Telling Us About How Poorly We Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The importance of sleep can’t be underestimated, but the benefits of catching your z’s go beyond banishing under-eye circles. Getting sufficient sleep offers a big boost for productivity and mental alertness, making you more effective at …

10 things you can do with your old Android phone

Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years. The technology just keeps advancing and the top manufacturers are adept at …

Android Phones

Interview With DC's Jim Lee About All Things Batman At WonderCon

I spent last weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, as many of you already know from my tweets from the event. One big highlight was DC’s presence promoting the 75th anniversary of Batman. I met with artist-writer-editor extraordinaire DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee for a one-on-one discussion about Batman’s …

Great Speakers Are Like Yoda, Not Luke Skywalker

Author and Duarte Design CEO Nancy Duarte on the right way to use slides, how to cure stage fright, and taking lessons from 'Star Wars' for your next presentation.<p>No matter how frustrated you are with your presentation--no matter how bad your slides currently seem--chances are that Duarte Design …

7 Things Really Respected People Do

Everyone wants to be respected. Here are 7 actions that make those who truly deserve our respect stand out from the pack.<p>Respect is not something you can conjure or demand, no matter how often you sing Aretha’s anthem. Respect is earned. And often the people who are most respected don't have to try …

7 Ways To Build Your Courage Against Impossible Odds

Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths–often in the face of adversity. Luckily these are personality traits that you can practice.<p>Fear has a place in our emotional life, and it shows up daily. Everything causes it: finding new work, dealing with financial …