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Study says: Skip breakfast, take some LSD

You’ve been lied to about so many things, haven’t you? Money, God, meat, drugs, sex, gluten, which wine goes best with fish – it’s all a ruse, a set of weirdly hardwired myths we’re trained to cling to, feverishly, until we die. Who’s to blame? Obama? Jesus? The Illuminati? Your grandma? Your frail …

Apple Reveals the Technology behind Apple Watch's Digital Crown

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals some of the details behind the new Apple Watch's …

Apple Watch

E-Match Fixing: Why Professionals Gamers Risk Everything for a Payday

A slew of scandals have tarnished the burgeoning industry of e-sports, snaring some of the biggest players on the planet and bringing about appalling real-world tragedies.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><i>"I felt like absolute trash. I was really, really upset. How do I explain this to my</i> …

Virtual Reality Won't Just Amuse—It Will Heal Millions

The plane already was convulsing by the time the "please fasten seatbelt" sign came on. Dark, foreboding clouds filled the sky. We must have been …

Virtual Reality

The design studio behind Monument Valley is rethinking in-car displays

For most, Ustwo is best known for its breakout mobile hit, Monument Valley — but the company is also an accomplished design studio. As part of a partnership with car design consultancy CDR, Ustwo took a hard look at instrument clusters, offering up a few fundamental redesigns for how we interpret …

How to Fall in Love and Uncover Happiness in Four Minutes or Less

One of the primary pathways to an enduring happiness is facilitating a sense of connection. When we feel connected we feel balanced, when we feel …

Happiness

How to Have a Life Outside the Office (Without Looking Lazy)

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>In today’s always-on workplace, where being busy is …

Study finds ISIS supporters may be operating 46,000 Twitter accounts

The accounts were analyzed in a study by the Brookings Institute<p>A study released this week by the Brookings Institute attempts to quantify ISIS's social media influence, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The study, <i>The ISIS Twitter Census</i>, compiled data from September to December last year to determine the …

Curiosity rover's arm is suffering short circuits, but it's OK

The Curiosity rover's drilling career is in danger. Its robotic arm has been having sporadic short circuits ever since late February. Its issues started on February 27th, when a surge of current shut down the the rover while it was processing some samples. After running a couple of tests, NASA …

Mars Rover

Apple executive explains how Apple Pay will work with Apple Watch

Easier and faster than paying with an iPhone<p>Apple's Eddy Cue revealed a scant few new details about the Apple Watch at an NBA game in Oakland, California, on Friday. The executive — who's in charge of internet services and software at Apple — detailed how Apple Watch owners will use Apple Pay.<p>Cue …

How Bungie made Destiny's Tower 'feel like home' to international players

Bringing <i>Destiny</i> to a global audience represented a new challenge for Bungie. Prior to releasing its "shared world shooter" on PlayStation and Xbox platforms last year, the developer didn't have a dedicated localization team and made its apps and website available only in English. But for <i>Destiny</i>, …

Bungie knew about Destiny's Loot Cave, it just didn't think you'd care about it

<i>Destiny</i>'s famous loot cave was no secret to its creators when the game was released last year. Developer Bungie just didn't think it was a big deal, user research lead John Hopson revealed during a Game Developers Conference 2015 session this week. Players proved otherwise almost immediately. The …

Jony Ive dishes on what it was like to design Apple Watch

If Jony Ive sometimes missed out on getting his rightful credit while Steve Jobs was steering the ship at Apple, that same accusation can’t be made today. Following on from the recent superb <i>New Yorker</i> profile about Ive and the Apple Watch, Apple’s superstar design guru is the recipient of another …

Jony Ive: We're a group of people who love our watches

Apple's Jony Ive is once again doing an Apple Watch focused interview in advance of the Spring forward event, this time covering everything from how …

Smartwatches

Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One in 2015 (update)

<i>Elite: Dangerous</i>, the massively multiplayer online space simulator from Frontier Developments, will be released on Xbox One this year, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced today during the 2015 Game Developers Conference.<p>The Xbox One release of <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> will represent the game's console debut. …

GDC

Battletoads coming to Xbox One version of Shovel Knight

Rash, Zitz and Pimple, better known as the Battletoads, are coming to the Xbox One version of action-platformer <i>Shovel Knight</i>, Microsoft revealed in an ID@Xbox announcement video at GDC.<p><i>Shovel Knight</i> is coming to Xbox One this April, developer Yacht Club Games confirmed today, with Battletoads in …

Windows 10

Thumper is a gorgeous, terrifying new rhythm game from ex-Rock Band developers

<b>Watch in 60 fps on YouTube!</b><p><i>Thumper</i> is a game that snuck up on me. Over five years in the making, it's the debut title from Drool, a two-man indie team comprised of Marc Flury, an ex-Harmonix programmer living in Seoul, South Korea; and Brian Gibson, an artist at Harmonix who you may know as one …

Valve is showing us the Lamborghini of virtual reality tech, but it won't end there

Valve knew it needed to make a splash with its first entry into the virtual reality category, and based on the rumblings about the HTC Vive at GDC this year, it has succeeded in doing exactly that.<p>The final version of the hardware will offer two base stations, allowing you to walk around a …

Virtual Reality

Demand high for Ben & Jerry’s marijuana-infused ice cream

America is waking up the premise of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream infused with the body-buzzing active ingredients of marijuana.<p>The founders of Ben & Jerry’s dropped a time bomb on Huffington Post Feb. 18, stating they were open to making a legal, cannabis-infused ice cream flavor. This week, the media …

S.F. among America's hardest working cities

No. 20<p>No. 19<p>No. 18<p>No.17<p>No. 16<p>No. 15<p>No. 14<p>No. 13<p>No. 12<p>No. 11<p>No. 10<p>No. 9<p>No. 8<p>No. 6 (tie)<p>No. 5<p>No. 4<p>No. 3<p>No. 2<p>No. 1<p>Your long hours at the office are getting noticed, San Francisco. The city was just named the hardest working city in California in a recent report by WalletHub.<p>The finance website …

Valve's virtual reality headset is great, but its controllers are the real story

Valve has a lot of trust to regain when it comes to hardware. The Steam Machine concept — a fusion of consoles and gaming PCs, running Valve's own OS — was huge news in 2013 and early 2014, then dropped almost completely off the map, as it became clear that the strange, slightly yonic controller …

Dolores Park — thousands of pounds of trash each weekend

The Tuesday column about the entitled picnicers at Dolores Park, who bring in bags of food and drink, spend the day and leave the trash for someone else to pick up, struck a nerve in San Francisco. Not only were there lots of response — none in defense of the litterbugs, but we got some more …

Virgin adds new 787 Dreamliner at SFO

<b>Virgin Atlantic is doubling its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow by adding a second daily flight. What’s most exciting is that it will deploy its newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, on the route starting October 24. (More)</b><p>Also exciting for Bay Area travelers headed to …

Court orders work on Muni streetcar loop in Dogpatch stopped

A state appeals court suspended construction work Tuesday on a long-planned Muni streetcar loop on Third Street in San Francisco’s central waterfront area, a project that some neighbors say should be rerouted.<p>The turnaround on the T-Third line in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood would run along …

Lars Ulrich celebrates bachelor party at Lucky Strike in San Francisco

Metallica star Lars Ulrich reportedly celebrated his impending nuptials by partying with pals in San Francisco over the weekend.<p>The drummer proposed to model Jessica Miller in 2013, and two years later, the couple is finally preparing to tie the knot.<p>According to People magazine, Ulrich invited his …

Polk Street redesign agreement may put brakes on debate

The long debate over the redesign of Polk Street has finally come to an end, with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board approving a plan that accommodates bicyclists but does not provide a continuous bike lane on the east side of the street.<p>The board voted 6-0 Tuesday night, after …

Withings' sleep helper now uses Nest's thermostat to keep you cool

Withings' Aura sleep system can only do so much to help you rest by itself. Wouldn't it be nice if it could keep the climate just right, too? It can now -- the Aura just got support for Nest's learning thermostat. When they're linked up, the Nest will maintain an ideal temperature for sleep (around …

Thermostats

Sling TV now includes AMC and IFC in its $20 cord-cutter package

If you're still hearing arguments against cord cutting, your frenemies are probably saying that you can't watch <i>Better Call Saul</i>, <i>Mad Men</i> and <i>Portlandia</i> without resorting to piracy. Now that IFC and AMC are joining Sling TV's basic $20 a month "Best of Live TV" package, you can shove their words right …

Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change, study claims

New paper adds to ongoing debate over climate change and human conflict<p>A severe drought that helped fuel the Syrian conflict has been linked to climate change, according to a study published this week. The study, published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, adds to the …