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'God of War' director's video shows the human side of making games

It's easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting -- they've poured years of their life into a project whose success is far from guaranteed. And if you need an illustration of that point, you just have to ask <i>God of War</i> director …

Santa Monica

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

In a Stunning Move, This Famous Airline Is Dumping First Class on Some Flights to Squeeze in More Economy Seats | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I've just endured a peaceful, but arduous 20-hour journey.<p>So when I heard about this, I thought my jet lag was a little more severe than usual.<p>But, no.<p>It seems that an airline executive has …

Air Travel

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

Singapore’s Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised …

Hong Kong
Turkish Airlines

A modern muse: The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn

<b>More than 50 years after her iconic turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's style is attracting the attention of a new generation of fashion lovers.</b><p>A collection of the actress's little black dresses, trench coats and a sleeping mask are among thousands of personal items …

Wearable Tech

These miniature murder scenes have shown detectives how to study homicides for 70 years

<b>It was murder most foul</b> in the parsonage. Detective Mark Titanski of the Worcester County, Md., Sheriff's Office switched on a flashlight and scanned the scene: The body of a high school student in a yellow dress lay faceup. A pool of blood had spread around her head. A hammer was on the floor …

Crime

Commentary: A hard landing for the Gulf's high flyers

LONDON: They have been the great aviation disrupters of the 21st century. Over the past decade, Dubai's Emirates, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi and …

Qatar Airways

Travelers tend to avoid long layovers — here’s why (and how) to embrace them

Long layovers are the bane of most travelers’ existence. There’s nothing worse than trying to pass time in an airport when you just want to get to …

Edvard Munch

Patients can be pretty good therapists to themselves

Seeking out the perfect therapist can feel as significant and difficult as finding a romantic partner. A study on the effectiveness of trained therapists versus self-help treatment, though, suggests that therapists are not as important as they seem.<p>A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this …

Mental Health

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting
Aviation

There Was No ‘Golden Age’ of Air Travel

It’s pile-on time for America’s commercial airlines. The contempt people hold for them has long been severe, but following a raft of highly publicized incidents, resentment has hit a fever pitch.<p>It started about a month ago, with the forced removal of a passenger onboard a United Express flight. …

Aviation

British Airways chaos: All flights cancelled at Heathrow and Gatwick after global computer failure

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick following a massive global IT failure.<p>Every departure scheduled on Saturday was cancelled and the airline asked passengers not to come to the airports.<p>On Saturday night the operator said it intended to run a "near normal schedule" …

Our phones make us feel like social-media activists, but they’re actually turning us into bystanders

On April 9, 2017, a video of a man being dragged off a United Airlines flight was posted on the internet and went viral. But I don’t need to tell you that. Each of your most outspoken Facebook friends probably posted about the event, highlighting the aspects of it that best reinforced their …

Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing 30 Miles From Destination

<i>Correction Tuesday, May 16 8:32 a.m. EDT: This article originally reported that a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing as a result of</i> …

Official Statement Regarding Family Booted From Airplane Issued From Delta Air Lines

A family of four — comprised of Brittany and Brian Schear with two children who are one and two years of age — were booted off of an airplane which …

Flying