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Former Apple managers talk of the 24/7 work culture: “these people are nuts”

With the extreme competition for senior jobs at Apple, it will come as no surprise that you’re expected to work hard and put in extra hours. But according to two former managers speaking in a <i>Debug</i> podcast, the demands are far greater than anyone realizes when they join, with immediate responses to …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

Drones

This giant Yoshi glitch in 'Super Smash Bros.' is why I love video games

I only want to play as Giant Yoshi<p>Sometimes I feel that video game glitches are more surprising and interesting than the video games themselves.<p>I've been trying to unpack this idea for a couple months. Surely my feelings stem from writing about video games for 40 hours a week, every week, every …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

Mobile users are rediscovering the pleasure of talking on the phone

A whole new generation seem to be waking up to the fact that you can also use mobiles to make calls<p>To the technology trade, I am what is known as an “early adopter” (translation: gadget freak, mug, sucker). I had a mobile phone in the mid-1980s, for example, when they were still regarded as weird. …

'Clash of Clans' creator plans third game for next month

The company's next game will be called Boom Beach and allow gamers to fight on beaches. It will be available on iOS and Android, but not Windows Phone.<p>Supercell, the Finland-based game company behind the wildly popular Clash of Clans and Hay Day, will launch its next game in March, the company …

Windows Phone

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

We all saw this coming. On Thursday, Google introduced deeper Google+ integration into its email service to allow any Google+ user to send each other Gmail.<p>It’s the search giant’s latest push to make Google+ the glue that holds together all Google services. This writing has been on the wall for a …

These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …