Tyler Martens

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Trump’s job ‘jawboning’ may be good politics — but it’s not good economics

Jawboning is back in style, courtesy of Donald Trump. Those with long memories will recall that “jawboning” is a term that became fashionable in the 1960s. It signified an effort by the government, usually the president, to persuade companies — through intimidation, bullying or shaming — to do what …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

Marco Rubio and Hitler? Says Who?

The chair of the Democratic National Committee expressed outrage that Marco Rubio was attending a fundraiser at the home of Harlan Crow, who according to Salon.com is a "Hitler art collector."<p>The image conjures up the worst images of Neo-Nazis, secret basements filled with WW II regalia, drooling …

Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is just around the corner. Microsoft’s newest operating system rolls out to the masses in just a few days, on July 29th. Many early reviews of the operating system have been positive. Better still, it’s rolling out as a free update for Windows users.<p>But there are already causes for …

My Take on the Minimum Wage

A minimum wage discussion.<p>Above is the character of Eric from the hit television sitcom "The Seventies Show" The show was the story of several teens finding their way in the world and in this case a good example that a minimum wage job is not supposed to be a living wage job.<p>Okay, let's get that …

Here's how many people are playing games in America

The Entertainment Software Association exists to boost and fortify the game industry. Part of that job is publishing an annual reminder that video games are a big deal. In its yearly report, published today, the ESA offers up some stats to show how gaming cuts through modern demographics.<p>Here are …

John McCain to Protesters: ‘Get Out of Here You Low Life Scum’

“You know, uh, I’d like to say to my col­leagues, and to our dis­tin­guished wit­nesses this morn­ing, that I have been a mem­ber of this com­mit­tee …

Google And Microsoft Battle For Market Cap Supremacy

<i>Update: Microsoft pulled it off, and at the time of writing (2:45 pm London, 9:45 am New York), Microsoft is worth more than Google. We’ll check back in at the end of the day:</i><p>—<p>Google and Microsoft are currently locked in a dogfight to be the second-most valuable technology company in the world. …

This App Turns Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Donate your phone's capabilities to science! Plus, if physicists use data from your phone in their paper, then you'll get credited as an author.<p>Want to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector? Well there's an app for that. Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones, or CRAYFIS, uses smartphones' and …

This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …