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Intel shows how we should celebrate gaming, not fear it

SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s biggest chip maker has a vested interest in helping gaming succeed, as the pastime pushes the envelope for computing technology and creates new demand for high-tech technology.<p>Nevertheless, Intel showed today that it is fully behind the gaming industry and support what …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Google To Test Mobile-Optimized Web Pages In Indonesia

Google announced today that it will begin running tests of a new way to deliver search results to mobile users with slow connections. The company’s pilot trials will initially take place in Indonesia, a country where the Internet is playing a greater role in people’s lives – especially among …

6 Ways To Use Psychology To Boost App Engagement

<i>This post originally appeared on Sinch.</i><p>Everyone is different and so are your users and customers.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>More and more apps are starting to use psychology in their attempt to boost app engagement and retention, and understanding …

Stratos’ Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

Could Analyzing How Humans Think Make Better Video Games?

Trying to get more players to that unique state of gaming nirvana<p>Recently, on a cold, solitary evening, I decided to reprise one of my teenage pastimes: I played Super Mario 64. At first it was a little different than I remembered—the picture grainier, the music tinnier, my computer keyboard …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

How To Make A UIViewController Transition Animation Like in the Ping App

iOS supports custom transitions between view controllers. In this tutorial you’ll implement a UIViewController transition animation like the Ping app.

Clash of Clans update summons Lava Hound and increases upgrade caps

A big update to hit freemium game Clash of Clans has gone live, introducing a new unit and increasing the maximum upgradeable level on many others. …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

How to End Video Games' Bullying Problem: Change the Games

Might the macho, unfeeling heroes of the most popular games be encouraging players' abusive, sexist, and racist behavior towards one another?<p>The claim that video games cause young boys to be violent or abusive has been largely discredited. But it speaks the truth loudly when reversed: Video games …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple's App Store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

LinkedIn's 200 Million International Users Will Now See Tailored Ads

Roughly two-thirds of LinkedIn's 300 million users are outside the United States, and now they'll be able to read ads in their language.<p>The company …

Codeanywhere, The Google Docs For Developers, Rocks Startup Alley At Disrupt NY

Codeanywhere, a self-proclaimed Google Docs for coders, wants to become the defacto standard for code development on the go. Co-founders Ivan Burazin and Vedran Jukic presented on stage at Disrupt NY today after the audience voted them the best company in Startup Alley.<p>Jukic came up with the idea …

What Games Are: Is Formal Game Design Valuable?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a consultant game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There’s a number of us who claim the title of “game designer” but we aren’t really a contiguous group. Game design isn’t a set job description that …

Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …

Facebook's New Push Into Apps Is Genius Because It Exploits The Secrecy Of Apple And Google

Everything he announced has one thing in common: It takes full advantage of the secrecy surrounding the way Apple's App Store and the Google Play store on Android rank and feature apps, which are the goldmine for app developers.<p>Zuckerberg is literally going to start monetizing their lack of …

How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter

A new essay from Sasha Sagan shows how a great popularizer of science answered his own kid's big questions.<p>When your dad is Carl Sagan, your first lessons on death aren't sugar-coated. But they are nevertheless sweet and compassionate. That's how Sasha Sagan, Carl's daughter, describes them in a …

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Snowboarder Glides With Handheld Airplane Thrusters

Yes, it looks fun. Yes, you will look like a dork.<p>Dreamscience Propulsion's snowboard thrusters are difficult to describe. It's like: if you stuffed airplane engines in _American Gladiator _batons? It's like: if you took a boom mic and used it to swat a drone out of the air? Words fail me.<p>But, here …

Google, Samsung and others agree to anti-theft remote kill-switch

Brionv<p>Most smartphones will have the ability for users to remotely wipe and lock them down in case they’re stolen after July 2015 thanks to a new industry initiative.<p>Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung joined the top five U.S. carriers and other companies like Apple, Microsoft, Huawei, and Nokia in …

Google Warns: We Are Scanning Your Email

It added these sentences:<p>Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is …

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Working Project Ara prototype to be ready this month

The last time we saw Protect Ara the development team was showing us how the modular components would all fit together, the word magnet was being thrown around quite a lot if I recall. So far we have not seen the device in action, but that day might be closer than you think.<p>The first working …

Ineda Systems gets $17M for a new chip design aimed at wearables and data centers

Ineda Systems, a company building out a new type of semiconductor for the internet of things, has raised $17 million in second-round funding. The …

US Air Force takes a look through Google Glass

Robocop's cyborg vision appears to have foretold the future -- with police using enhanced visual and communication capabilities in the form of a headset.<p>So, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the US Air Force is now testing Google Glass for the wearable's possible use on the battlefield. …