Dante V. Crescenzi

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The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

From Stranger Things’ Dungeons & Dragons obsession to the YouTube and Twitch players becoming online celebrities, role-playing games are becoming public entertainment<p>One of the great era-appropriate quirks of Netflix’s ‘80s-nostalgic fantasy adventure <i>Stranger Things</i> — which recently returned for a …

Board Games

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus top DxOMark smartphone camera rankings

Apple’s iPhone is back at the top of the DxOMark camera rankings, after the Google Pixel and HTC U11 beat out the iPhone 7 series.<p>The sensor improvements and new features in the iPhone 8 gave it a score of 92, whilst the dual-camera iPhone 8 Plus scores 94 …<p>In the breakdown, DxOMark said that the …

This 40-Minute Treadmill Workout Will Help You Run Faster and Go Longer

Push your endurance, raise your heart rate, and rev your metabolism with this interval treadmill run. Since it's a ladder run, with the speed intervals increasing in duration as the workout progresses, it will help fight belly fat, too. To keep your legs and lungs challenged, we've added some …

Beats X review: Apple's neckbuds for the everyday

Apple's other wireless earbuds might be a better fit for you than the AirPods<p>The new $150 Beats X wireless earbuds have taken a backseat to Apple’s AirPods ever since both products were announced at the same event last September. The truly wireless AirPods got a Jony Ive-narrated video and together …

Consumer Tech

My two-month ride with Peloton, the cultish, internet-connected fitness bike

The future of exercise, or another fitness fad?<p>At some point last year, Lisa Getty decided it would be fun to take a dozen different indoor cycling classes all in the same day.<p>The 50-year-old copywriter from Champlain, New York, had never been so enthused before about exercise. “As far as my …

Cycling
Pokémon
Tesla

Elon Musk Just Outlined Tesla's 'Master Plan' To Take On Uber

Elon Musk has always had grand plans for Tesla, disrupting the entire auto industry. Now he’s got his eyes on a younger rival: Uber.<p>On Wednesday, Musk released his second “Master Plan” for his upstart automaker Tesla. The plan is ambitious, with four goals that include integrating Tesla with …

Tesla

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s New Chat Application To Be Named ‘Babel’ [Rumor]

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation suggesting that Google is in the process of releasing a unified chat application called <i>Babel</i>. Babel is rumored to have merged services such as Voice, Talk, and Google + Messenger. The new service is also rumored to be a cross-platform …

JavaScript

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

Internet

Google Glass Explorer competition winners are mostly celebrities

While the Google Glass Explorer competition debacle drags on, and thousands of people go up in arms over Google’s seemingly random choices for winners of its “#ifihadglass” gig on Twitter and Google+, a Stanford CS Ph.D student by the name of Andrej Karpathy put together some data in an attempt to …

Google Glass

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …