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Why Sony Is Betting On Indie Games For the PS4

Octodad is the sort of game Adam Boyes, Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations at Sony, likes to talk about. It is, suffice it to say, weird. You play a simple father who is just trying to do his best to exist in the world and raise his kids, without anyone finding out that he’s an …

10 Apps to Improve Your Work Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are thousands of apps for the iPhone that can really improve your life. One of the biggest areas where an iPhone can make a big difference is …

Seven Stocks To Own In Technology, Capital Goods, And Financials In This Bull Market

Worried about the sustainability of this bull market? Many investors are, but they shouldn’t be, according to some seasoned and savvy veteran market watchers, who are confident that over the next 12 to 18 months, the stock market will continue to pile up enormous returns with little downside risk …

What's The Difference? Mutual Funds And Exchange Traded Funds Explained

Mutual Funds have been a popular way to invest for several decades while Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs as they are they’re commonly known, are relatively new but are quickly gaining popularity for their low-cost and their better tax treatment. There are some differences of which you should be …

How Big Should an Emergency Fund Be?

No matter how much solid financial planning we put in, life cannot be reduced down to complete predictability. Indeed, there are always unexpected …

Financial Planning

Here's What I Learned From Being Broke

"Hey sis, I'm coming into town this weekend," she said innocently. "Maybe we could go grab dinner."<p>"Ummm, let me think about that for a second." I struggled to find a tactful way to tell her that I couldn't afford it.<p>It's been about ten years since then, but at the time I was 22 years old and flat …

Personal Finance

Marketers Embracing Multichannel and Behavioral Strategies

Multichannel marketing has become mainstream, with 25% of B2B and B2C marketers assessing themselves as mature practitioners. Another 39% of …

Marketing So Useful, People Would Pay for It: Youtility Author Jay Baer Talks to Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

Jay Baer is a well-known digital marketing strategist, a sought-after speaker, and a best-selling author. He founded Convince & Convert, and has …

Five Ways Marketing Can Manage Its Digital Content Assets

You can maximize the value of your marketing materials while maintaining fool-proof brand consistency.<p>Your brand has a story, and it's nearly …

How Celebrities Make Money From Social When They're Not Paid to Tweet

Stars like Kim Kardashian are still routinely paid five figures for a single tweet promoting a product, but how else can they carve out a profit from …

I Talked About Sex With Singaporeans—Their Reaction Surprised Me

I taught the notoriously prudish country's teenagers Shakespeare. Yes, even the dirty parts.<p>"What words come to mind when I say 'William Shakespeare'?" I asked the group of 17- and 18-year-old Singaporean high school students sitting in front of me. "Just say whatever comes to mind," I added. …

A closer look at the PlayStation 4

Sony revealed the hardware design for the PlayStation 4 at E3, but the console remained under glass until last night's PlayStation Holiday Preview event. While there might be some minor changes or tweaks before the official launch, getting to see and touch Sony's new console gives a much better …

Could the NSA use Microsoft's Xbox One to spy on you?

Skype swore wiretaps weren't possible before recent reports. Is Kinect next?<p>You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, a camera that will come connected to every new Xbox One game console, gets a …

29 Ways to Stay Creative

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Top 10

3 Things You Must Communicate During an Interview

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

Use Logo Maker for Your Blog or Start-Up

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our …

Apps

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Social Media is changing faster than ever, as if that wasn’t something everyone already knew!<p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …

The Art and Science of Creating a Successful Blog Post - Jeffbullas's Blog

The creative geek has never had it so good.<p>They have the web tools, apps and the social networks that keep poking them with global gems of content …

Social Media Makes for Better Student Writing, Not Worse, Teachers Say

Occasionally, Jennifer Woollven, an English teacher at West Lake High School in Austin, Texas, finds some Twitter speak -- a FWIW or an "ur" -- in a …

Why Google Glass's Hotword is 'OK Glass' and Not 'Pew Pew Pew'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass users are going to say "OK" all the time, after the company settled on "OK Glass" as …

Microsoft Asks Attorney General to Intervene in Request to Disclose PRISM Info

Microsoft has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to personally intervene in its effort to secure permission to release information about how it …

Surveillance

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Xbox One has play as you download functionality similar to PlayStation 4

Sony's PlayStation 4 isn't the only next-gen console that claims to offer near-instant access to digital games -- Microsoft's Xbox One apparently does as well, according to a statement issue by Redmond to Engadget today. "Consumers will be able to sign on to any Xbox One console and have access to …

Microsoft teases Windows 8 apps on Xbox One, says devs get a 'head start' by building now

Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, …