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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

This Paris apartment is a better Unreal 4 demo than Epic's own trailers

"Unreal Paris," a portfolio-builder from level designer Dereau Benoit, is a quietly flashy piece of work. It's low on the particle effects and cityscapes, but impressive in capturing things we know well: the reflection of sun off a kitchen counter, the way shadows fall across the rough fabric of a …

Trailers

1956 Pegaso Z-103 Panoramica

Reign in Spain: The winged horse that sparked the prancing Italian<p>An unknown brand hailing from fascist Franco’s backward and isolated Spain caused jaws to drop at the 1951 Paris motor show when it unveiled a Grand Touring car brimming with F1 technology: a free-breathing, four-cam V-8; a …

Alfa Romeo

This Inkless Pen Lets You Write Forever

Certain household items are constant reminders that nothing lasts forever. I’m talking about dulled razor blades, ink cartridges that end up costing …

What drives us

It started out as a whimsical thought, voiced by Jonathan James Tan during one of our discussions months ago. “Why don’t we come up with a story …

The final years of Irrational Games, according to those who were there

The employees were shocked.<p>Irrational Games, the developer that created the BioShock series along with a number of other critically beloved video games, was viewed, by a number of sources close to the studio, as closure-proof: It had pedigree, talent and — to the outside world — creative carte …

The self-drifting car: taking a BMW to the limit in Las Vegas

This isn't your granddad's self-driving car<p>Self-driving cars aren't supposed to make you puke, are they?<p>A couple laps in BMW's latest autonomous driving demo, taking place here at CES this week, are all it took to get me feeling a little woozy. And there's a good reason for that: the car was …

World's Greatest Drag Race 3!

The Greatest Yet!<p>Two years ago, we had an idea. Why not take the contenders in our Best Driver’s Car competition and line them all up for a drag race? After all, what would be cooler than 11 of the hottest cars in the world, racing head to head? We unabashedly called it the World’s Greatest Drag …

Sports Cars

Lenovo reveals a Haswell-refreshed ThinkPad: the 14-inch, 1080p T440s

Lenovo's busy webmaster has put up a new product page, <i>sans</i> hoopla, for a Haswell-powered ThinkPad called the T440s. The "ultimate business Ultrabook" isn't fully detailed at this point, but there are a few other specs and options on show, including a 14-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display with claimed …

Sennheiser grows Momentum family with on-ear model, available in four colors

Momentum, it's not only useful for keeping things going, it's the name of Sennheiser's consumer range of handsome headphones. So far, the cans in this line have been over-ear affairs, but that changes today. Now, the on-ear crew have a pair of Momentums to call their own. If things look familiar, …

The 10 best 10-minute meals

Thomasina Miers's chargrilled squid with fiery salsa verde<p>Sweet, acidic tomatoes, a gutsy salsa and peppery rocket all provide a vibrant backdrop for …

Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks (video)

Tesla founder Elon Musk has mentioned battery swap service stations as an even faster alternative to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the company showed just how efficiently it can be done. In a demonstration at its design studio, it beat what it claims is the fastest gas pump in LA by …

The Last of Us live-action web series tribute launches first episode

Production company Manifest Film released the first episode of its web series inspired by the fungal-apocalyptic world of Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of Us</i>.<p><i>What Remains</i> is set 10 years after the fungal outbreak that turns human into the Infected and 10 years before the events of The Last of Us.<p>The series …

Wolfenstein: The New Order and finding balance between old and new

MachineGames takes the reins of id Software's Wolfenstein to create a game that combines the familiar with the modern, implementing old-school, first-person shooter mechanics with an updated twist. <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i> spans decades, both in its narrative and gameplay decisions.<p>The new</i> …

Why 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Is a Better Bad Game than 'Star Trek'

<i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> (A:CM) is a videogame that received mostly poor reviews when it was released on February 12, 2013. <i>Star Trek</i> is a videogame that received mostly poor reviews when it was released last week. As they’re both based on science fiction movies and they both have co-op play, they …

How it Works: Intel SSD Caching

https://www.pugetsystems.com<p><b>Read this article at https://www.pugetsystems.com/guides/148</b><p>How it Works: Intel SSD Caching<p>Written on June 29, 2012 by …

Funny or Die's Steve Jobs Movie 'iSteve' Now Available Online

After being delayed yesterday, Funny Or Die's Steve Jobs movie "iSteve" has now been released online. The movie stars Justin Long as Steve Jobs and <i>Lost</i>'s Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.<p>The film is the longest video produced by the humor site and runs nearly 80 minutes long. The script for the film …

Halfbrick's Newest Title 'Fish Out Of Water' Hits the App Store

Halfbrick Studios, the team behind hit iOS apps like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, has released an addictive new game called <i>Fish Out Of Water</i>. In Fish Out Of Water, the idea is to launch fish through the air, earning scores based on flight time and number of skips across the water.<p>The game …

Report says Apple’s spaceship campus is $2B over budget

We already knew there would be delays for Apple’s 2.8-million square foot Campus 2 following reports in November. Apple originally planned to move around 12,000 employees into the currently under construction spaceship-like campus by 2015, but in November warned completion of construction would …

Time Sink: Columbia Tourism And Gaming Photojournalism In 'BioShock Infinite'

I recently played through the opening 20 minutes of Irrational Games’ <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, but nearly 2 hours of real-world time ticked away. This protracted session wasn’t caused by protagonist Booker DeWitt dying, nor by any work distractions pulling me away from the PC. No, I simply couldn’t stop …

Understanding BioShock Infinite’s ending

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><i>MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING: Do not, under any circumstances, read on if you have not played and finished BioShock Infinite. Everything about the game is spoiled</i> …

How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Operating System Included

Building a respectable PC gaming system with $750 is no simple endeavor. Sure, the actual assembly is comparable to snapping Legos together, but it’s researching which components play nicest together and finding the sweet spot between price and performance that can be daunting.<p><i>Update 4/22/2013:</i> …

Orange Teardown

The Orange. Nature's mysterious orange sphere. Believed to be the hybrid between a pomelo and a mandarin, the Orange is a staple food that has been …