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Games aren’t always fair, the magic lies in making you think they are

Behind the scenes with the neuroscience of game design<p>I asked fellow game designers to tell me the hidden tricks and mechanics they use to give players their desired experience. That situation got a bit out of control, in a good way.<p>I apologize to all the players who ended up reading it. We may …

Traffic's Dead End: The Waze Vision for the Future of Commuting

08 Min Read Time - Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features …

Waze

Six tips for getting the most out of Mad Max's wasteland | Polygon

If you've read my review of <i>Mad Max</i> already, you already know that I wasn't the biggest fan of the game. But that doesn't mean I don't want other people to enjoy it! Far from it, in fact!<p>If you're planning to check out <i>Mad Max</i> for yourself, I've come up with a few suggestions that will make your time …

Floating Tumblewing Walkalong Glider Defies Gravity

Walkalong gliders are designed from phonebook or other light weight paper (tissue or waxed tissue papers from florist shops work well, too). The point is to make the building of the airplane as simple as possible so one can focus on developing the piloting skills to master sustained and controlled …

A Tale of Two Handbooks - 1978 AD&D and 2014 D&D

Reading Time: 19 minutes<p>Thirty-six years ago, the folks at TSR (later purchased by Wizards of the Coast) released the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons …

The Tale of The Original 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Prototypes

Two of the three original Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 prototypes are set to tour the nation in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary and the launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang this year. Recently restored, the two 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 prototypes had a long an interesting journey to get …

How to fix those dumb "Cars With Big Red Bows" ads

The solution comes from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.<p>I love Christmas. I hate the TV commercials that accompany it.<p>The worst ones? Oh, you know them. They're those spots starring perfect, TV couples who evidently live in Wayne Manor and exchange lavish gifts like, say, a Lexus ES with …

The Lightning-Fast Guide to Figuring Out What's Wrong With Your Car

Can't figure out what that weird smell, sound, or warning light really means? We've got you covered.<p>1. The interior has developed a rattle.<p><b>Likely Cause</b>: A pothole or general wear has shaken parts loose.<p><b>Can You Fix It</b>? Yes. Remove the culprit panel and apply Dynamat adhesive sound-deadening …

The 6 most important Carroll Shelby performance cars

These are the Shelbys you should know about.<p><i>Carroll Shelby, as you may be aware, built a hell of a car. Here are six of them you might know about, and what we said about them at the time.</i><p>1965 Shelby Mustang GT-350<p>"All in all, the GT-350 is pretty much a brute of a car. There's nothing subtle about …

Sports Cars

Carroll Shelby's chili and other tales of marketing genius

And cooked a damn fine pot of chili.<p>Carroll Shelby will always be remembered for his cars. And why shouldn't he be? They were fast, beautiful, and ruthlessly competitive. Shelby was a cunning man who had vision, guile, and a hell of a chili recipe.<p>Today marks two years since we lost him, and we're …

Genius

The Simple Management Secrets Behind Mulally's Ford Turnaround

If there were a Hall of Fame for business leaders, Alan Mulally would surely earn a spot. Ford Motor's retiring president and chief executive led one of the most successful corporate turnarounds in history, and he did so amidst the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.<p>Virtually every …

The Right Way to Iron a Dress Shirt

We've talked about ways to get wrinkles out of clothes without having to iron, but honestly, sometimes ironing is the best way to make your shirts …

Cleaning

How Consumer Reports tests ultra performance tires | Consumer Reports