Francis D Jackson

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Microsoft Is Shutting Down Xbox Entertainment Studios

So much for original television content on your Xbox One.<p>While the Xbox brand is remaining largely untouched by Microsoft’s sweeping 18,000 job cuts, there is one significant casualty: Xbox Entertainment Studios is being shuttered.<p>The studio was created in order to make exclusive television content …

Snowden's Lawyer: Leaker Will Not Return Under 'This Regime'

After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with …

The Business Of Lying (Or Fooling Others To Remain Honest To Yourself)

Despite the fact that society preaches honesty, we are trained to lie, already as kids. Dr. Kang Lee, the director of the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto, classifies children’s lies into three main categories:<p>lies that enable them to get along with others, by being kind (e.g., …

Are These The 13 Worst Customer Service Mistakes Ever?

Here’s my list of 13 cringeworthy customer service mistakes I see companies make again and again and again. All fixable (which keeps me in business as a customer service consultant and speaker), but all tragic in their little, or more than little, way.<p>Refusing to say you’re sorry.<br>• Saying you’re …

How To Beat Taxes And Fees

<i>They’re like mold to your investments: taxes and fees that rot your returns.</i> <i>Nathan Sonnenberg, chief investment officer at</i> <i>Glassman Wealth Services</i><i>, in McLean, Va., is very smart about ways to beat them. Here’s his report:</i><p>Taxes and fees in your portfolio add up, quickly whittling your returns, …

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

N Korea gives missionary hard labour for life

North Korea says it has sentenced a South Korean Christian missionary to hard labour for life after convicting him of attempting to set up underground churches and of espionage.<p>The country's official KCNA news agency reported that the man, who was arrested last October after crossing into the …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

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Reminder: A 9-1-1 Dispatcher Is Not The Person To Ask Where You Can Buy Some Pot

Listen, I’m not going to get into whether or not you should be calling anyone for a substance that is illegal by federal law. Live your own life, …