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Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences.<p>Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, …

Leadership

Star Trek: Insurrection and the aging process onscreen

The best book ever written about screenwriting in the 20th century is William Goldman’s <i>Adventures in the Screen Trade</i>. Goldman is a two-time Oscar …

What $1,400/Month Can Rent You Around New York City

<i>Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,400/month.</i><p>23-38 33rd Street #1<p>↑ This studio apartment in <b>Astoria</b> contains a separate …

Dolby Atmos will support up to 34 speakers in high-end home theaters

It’s every home theater nut’s secret wish to fill a room with speakers packed so tightly together that you can’t tell what color the walls are …

Audiophile

Got $5k? Pioneer has a Dolby Atmos system that will blow your hair back

Pioneer today unveiled details about three new Atmos-ready Elite SC-series A/V receivers and a selection of Andrew Jones-designed, Atmos-ready Elite …

Dolby Atmos

Pioneer and Onkyo unite to bring their home audio into the internet era

Home audio isn't what it used to be -- for many people, it means internet-savvy speakers everywhere instead of a conventional stereo in the den. Pioneer and Onkyo are clearly aware that they need to adapt, as they've just started the process of combining their home theater units with a mind toward …

FIFA bans Beats headphones from World Cup matches

After Brazilian star Neymar is seen donning a pair of colorful Beats headphones, soccer's governing body makes it clear that Sony is the games' official sponsor.<p>Beats headphones are causing something of a kerfuffle at the World Cup in Brazil. After several top soccer stars, including Brazilian …

What Xbox One Games Gain And Lose With The New Kinect-Free Option

Can fast food restaurants actually make burgers that look like the ads?

Most humans have accepted that fast food burgers will never look as good in real life as they do in commercials and advertisements. Those puffed up …

These three toys look exactly the same but only one is an actual toy

Two of the three toys above are not toys at all but rather printed pictures perfectly mimicking the detail and look of the other toy. It's a …

20 Siri tips that'll make your life easier

Train Siri to work smarter for you<p>Correct her mistakes<p>Stop speaking like a robot<p>Don't sacrifice grammar for Siri<p>It's OK, you can change your mind<p>Reveal your history<p>Teach Siri correct pronunciations<p>Alarm-setting for the lazy<p>Siri can tweet, too<p>Make Siri listen<p>Decide with a coin flip<p>Search for …

How tiny can earbuds get? This tiny

The trend toward massive statement headphones gets a counterpoint with Earin wireless earbuds.<p>If you want the world to know what brand of headphones you're rocking, then you buy something like a Beats set in a bright color. There's no mistaking the fact that you're wearing some honking big ear …

Intel aims to eliminate all PC cables in 2016

Goodbye rat's nest! Intel says wireless power, docking and connectivity will form the basis of its post-Broadwell "Skylake" reference designs.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Intel's post-Broadwell next-generation platform -- codenamed Skylake -- will lead to Intel reference designs that eliminate all cables from …

Netflix takes aim at Verizon over slow data speeds

Messages from Netflix to its subscribers are quick to place blame when video streams get bogged down.<p>Netflix is alerting its viewers whenever its picture quality slows down through no fault of its own.<p>Late on Tuesday, Vox Media designer Yuri Victor posted to Twitter a photo of a Netflix screen with …

Following Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation business officially enters China

It's only been about a month since Microsoft announced that it'll be bringing the Xbox to China come September, courtesy of the local government lifting its somewhat lax ban on imported video games and consoles. Today, Sony finally confirmed that the PlayStation will indeed be joining Redmond's …

11.2 Receivers: Explain the Extra Channels

<b>Question:</b> <i><br>I’ve seen new receivers that are advertised at 11.2. What are the additional channels used for and are they discrete channels or matrixed?</i><p><i>–</i> …

Audiophile

'EA Sports UFC' looks to bring out the mixed martial arts fighter in you

Given the success of franchises like <i>FIFA</i> and <i>Madden</i>, it's easy to see why EA would want to commit valuable resources to developing an MMA title, a sport that's been getting bigger and bigger over the past few years. But the road for creating this new game, dubbed <i>EA Sports UFC</i>, wasn't an easy one. …

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members can take advantage of great deals on Xbox digital games during the Black Friday Gold Early Access sale. Xbox …

The Most And Least Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2014: Part 1

<i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> opens this weekend, and, like the first robin of spring, the first superhero movie of the summer is both the harbinger of a coming season and a warning to look out for falling turds. The studios typically like to release anything worthwhile in the September through December …

The true story of the worst video game in history

"<i>E.T.</i> was the death of Atari." If you believe the urban legend, then that game, based on Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie, is the sole reason Atari flopped in the 1980s. As the myth went, the company, allegedly so ashamed of the game, decided to bury millions of unsold cartridges in the New …

Sunrise In The Office

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Kids

Amazon's smartphone: The time is right

Thanks to an ever-shifting mobile landscape and a strong relationship with developers, 2014 is the perfect time for Amazon’s smartphone move.<p>After years of rumors, speculation, and back-alley whispers, Amazon may finally be ready to unveil its first smartphone . The time couldn't be better for …

Mobile

If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem

Yes, it’s early. Too early for anyone to pop the champagne corks, declare victory and stand over the other guy with the scowl of a champion. But Microsoft has a problem with the Xbox One in its war with the PS4 and it had better solve it soon or else it risks having a much smaller installed base, …

"Shocked Undertaker Guy" Ellis Mbeh meets his hero, Triple H

LeBron James forgets how to play basketball

GIF via @cjzero<p>LeBron James is good at basketball. We know, that's a controversial hot take -- but we're not here to debate whether he's good at "shooting hoops," instead we're focusing on a moment frozen in time. A glimpse into him forgetting his faculties.<p>We all have moments where our brains fall …

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that Apple flight of …

When a bedsheet won’t do: The ultimate guide to projector screens

<b>Updated 10/11/2015:</b> <i>This post was updated to remove inappropriate language.</i><p>Some things are just meant to go together. Haggis and neeps. Starsky and …