Samuel Yeung

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Superb Resin and Wood Jewellery

Discover a collection of pendants launched by the Norwegian designer Tor Johansson, from the store ArtfulResin. A blend of wood and resin, that …

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

In 2016, fashion got obsessed with the bootleg

There has been no ‘it’ bag or sneaker collab to better accompany any outfit these past 12 months than a dose of self-awareness. Over the course of 2016, brands borrowed other companies’ motifs, riffed on forgotten band merch and created pop culture tributes that came, largely, in the form of …

2016 Was the Best Year for Strategy Games Ever

You can’t ignore this genre anymore.<p>Ah, December. The time when the video games press' thoughts turn to Game of the Year awards, arguing about which 8-12 hour big-budget action-adventure deserves the award most. But all of the <i>Dooms</i> and <i>Uncharteds</i> and <i>Titanfalls</i> aren't the biggest story of gaming in …

The past, present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games | Polygon

"We lived together in a little apartment in West Hollywood. It was actually there that Riot really kind of began."<p>A new approach<p>Into the spotlight<p>Building the plane while flying<p>The rise of esports<p>"I remember we had something like 20 folding chairs and, without knowing if anyone would watch, decided …

Martial Arts Sim Absolver Was One Of E3’s Best Games

I saw good games at E3 and I saw great games, but no other game surprised and delighted me as much as Absolver [official site]. It’s a game about …

How 'Neighborhood Simulator' Block'Hood Turns a City Into an Organism

Block'hood's ideal is of harmony and cycles and flows—of inputs that feed into outputs, which feed back into the system again.<p>Most city-building games follow the <i>SimCity</i> formula. You paint an empty landmass with roads, rail, police stations, and three types of zoning—residential, commercial, …

Google built a processor just for AI

Google is no stranger to building hardware for its data centers, but it's now going so far as to design its own processors. The internet giant has revealed the Tensor Processing Unit, a custom chip built expressly for machine learning. As Google doesn't need high precision for artificial …

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.<p>Your mind wasn't designed to handle the video game world of designer Marc ten Bosch's 4D adventure puzzler, <i>Miegakure</i>. You read right, that's 4D: four-dimensional action in the crazy beautiful world Bosch has …

The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies

The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.<p>By 2020, BI Intelligence estimates that 75% of cars shipped …

Bill Self and Cliff Alexander

<i>The mock drafts don't mean anything. And I would tell the guy if he was here doing the mock drafts. They don't mean anything. They're ridiculous. -</i> …

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Why the story of materials is really the story of civilisation

Everything is made of something. Take away concrete, glass, textiles, metal, and the other materials from our lives and we are left naked, shivering in a muddy field. The sophistication of our lives is in a large part bestowed by material wealth, we would quickly revert to animal behaviour without …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Dough, an investment training startup, takes a fresh $25M to the bank

Dough, a startup that provides educational content on personal investing, just got some new money of its own to play around with.<p>Of course, Dough already knows what it wants to do with the money. The new $25 million round will go toward hiring more people who can narrate videos on-air and bringing …

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The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

BitTorrent experiments with decentralized private-chat service

Are you longing to chat in private — not just “off the record” but off the grid? BitTorrent today released an internal alpha of its server-less chat app, making your dreams of truly private chats a near-reality.<p>BitTorrent realized the word “privacy” means different things to different people and …

E3 2014: 3 Ways Civilization: Beyond Earth is Different From The Start

Aliens are nicer than barbarians. Mostly.<p>The opening hundred turns or so are my favorite part of every Civilization game. From the thrill of …

New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could lead to the creation of cheaper, lighter, and more flexible solar cells.<p>The new material could also be used to make …

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This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

Why Habitable Exoplanets Might Mean Humanity Is Doomed

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler 186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler 186f is special …

Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta

RobinHood is about to let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting the 160,000 people who’ve signed up to download its glossy new app where you can efficiently track and trade stocks. “It’s by far the most …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Highlights of Nvidia’s analyst call: Outlook weaker, but car and mobile markets look promising

Nvidia’s next hope may be even more mobile than a smartphone.<p>Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive of graphics chip maker Nvidia, said today that the company has high hopes for its Tegra series of mobile processors and automobiles, even as the core PC market for graphics remains flat or down.<p>He made …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

New Assassin's Creed clothing line goes beyond the T-shirt

<b>Musterbrand's official clothing line for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag brings rare style to tie-in fashion.</b><p>Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is due …

Sennheiser IE 800 headphones review

Pros<p>Genuinely top-of-class sound quality, great design and comfort<p>Cons<p>Engineering to this degree ramps up the cost significantly against the …