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6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras

Dear friend, I want to write you a letter about the lessons I’ve learned after shooting pretty much all the expensive cameras out there. 1. If your …

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender 'ASIMIL8' License Plate for Being Offensive

A <i>Star Trek</i> fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to …

Star Trek

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Nintendo’s new console is breaking records, but it won’t save Nintendo

Last year Nintendo enjoyed a surprise hit when Pokémon Go took the world by storm. This year, it’s enjoying another hit—one that’s all the more surprising, and arguably more critical for the troubled company’s future.<p>The Nintendo Switch, the company’s latest console, has been flying off the shelf. …

Obama’s Photographer Gains a New Following, and a Book Deal

WASHINGTON — Pete Souza, the former chief White House photographer who became so close to President Obama that he held his wedding in the Rose Garden, is encountering newfound notoriety on social media for a personal Instagram account that has subtly taken aim at President Trump since Inauguration …

Samsung has a new auto-reply app for avoiding distracted driving

Distracted driving is a problem. It’s dangerous for you, it’s dangerous for other people on the road, and it’s increasingly an issue as we become more and more attached to our smartphones. Samsung is trying to combat that with a new app called In-Traffic Reply that’s designed to help people avoid …

Sony: Why The PS4 Could Sell 19 Million Units This Year

<i>Source: GameSpot</i><p>Last year, Sony (NYSE:SNE) sold a whopping 17.1 million units; that is more than Nintendo's Wii U sold in its lifetime. …

Gaming

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 04.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the …

Virtual Reality

Breaking down The Last Jedi trailer scene by scene

The light side, the dark side, space battles, and more<p>The first trailer for <i>The Last Jedi</i> has arrived, and it looks pretty amazing. There’s a lot going on in it: Rey training with Luke! Space battles! Kylo Ren looking pissed! It’s enough to give us a taste of the next <i>Star Wars</i> film, but doesn’t …

DJI is running away with the drone market

Better products at lower prices are helping China’s drone giant take control of a fast-growing industry.<p>The nascent drone market is growing. And one company has been rising to the top in many industry categories, with few serious competitors: China’s DJI.<p>Stats for the drone market are somewhat hard …

An ex-stripper tries virtual reality porn for the first time

Gold Club SF VR recreates a 'gentlemen's club'<p><b>Warning: This article deals with explicit sexual issues.</b><p>Though I know nothing about virtual reality, I was recently asked by Polygon to review a virtual reality strip club. Here’s why: In the late 1980s, I was a stripper at the Mitchell Bros. O’Farrell …

Microsoft tries out refunds for digital Xbox, Windows games

There's nothing worse than buying a game, especially a $60 one, only to find it's not what you expected. (See: No Man's Sky.)<p>For PC gamers, the digital download platform Steam already offers a refund window in which you can "return" a digital game. Now, a similar system is coming to Microsoft's …

Gaming

Official photographs suggest Donald Trump is avoiding the White House photographer

The former TV reality star has apparently gone camera shy, now that he’s president of the United States.<p>Former president Barack Obama’s photographer Pete Souza has been trolling US president Donald Trump on Instagram with intimate, nostalgic shots of Obama on the job. But even if Souza’s successor, …

Dyson Is the Apple of Appliances (and Just as Secretive)

MALMESBURY, England — When Michael Aldred joined the British home electronics maker Dyson two decades ago, he had a simple goal: to quickly build a robotic vacuum cleaner.<p>But Mr. Aldred and his team kept running into roadblocks.<p>Their first attempt, unveiled in 2001, was too clunky for James Dyson, …

Taxpayers pick up the tab for Trump’s pricey golf excursions

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" — the TV show from the 1980s and 1990s that wallowed in the obscene excesses of the super wealthy — needs to be brought back to do an extended series on America's new First Family. There would be an ironic twist in the theme this time around: The Trump family's …

Donald Trump

Destiny 2 officially announced

Surprise, surprise<p><i>Destiny 2</i> is the title of the first full sequel to <i>Destiny</i>, developer Bungie and publisher Activision announced today.<p>The news came by way of <i>Destiny</i>’s official Twitter account, which simply posted an image of the sequel’s logo.<p>The logo, with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the …

Destiny 2

NBA Jam’s mythical Michael Jordan version may yet survive

Creator says he’ll dig through his old EPROMs<p>The legend of the <i>NBA Jam</i> with Michael Jordan in it will not, and probably never will, die.<p>The game's creator has again reignited hopes that that a copy of this EPROM, custom-built for His Airness and two other hall-of-famers and shared only with them 24 …

One story of revenge in Eve Online spans four long years

This is why you don’t harass newbies in the world’s most cutthroat MMO<p><i>Eve Online</i> is often described by players not as a game, but as a part-time job. You can do well in the spacefaring MMO, but it takes time and plenty of it. Falling in with the right player-led guild is important, but patience is …

Justice League trailer unites DC’s biggest superheroes

But where’s Superman?<p>Until today, DC fans have had to rely on Zack Snyder tweeting small snippets of new <i>Justice League</i> clips or returning to the debut footage from last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.<p>Now, Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for <i>Justice League</i>, finally bringing together Batman, …

Justice League

Why are streamers and players flocking to survival shooter Battlegrounds?

We talked to one of the best combat strategy players around for insight<p>Just yesterday a new survival shooter dropped on Steam’s Early Access platform. Called <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, the title has staked its claim as one of the best-selling and most-played games on Steam. It’s also proving to …

Gaming Industry

Climate change is on pace to kill an ice age remnant

The Barnes Ice Cap covers an area about the size of Delaware. It faces certain death<p>Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years.<p>For eons, the Laurentide Ice Sheet has been a fixture of North America. At its peak, it covered the majority of …

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft launching new ‘Tech Series’ Xbox One controllers

Starting with the military-inspired Recon<p>Microsoft continues to add to the variety of Xbox One controllers on offer, and the next one will be the first in a new “Tech Series” of gamepads, the company announced today.<p>The controller, named the Recon Tech Special Edition, is inspired by “military …

Xbox

Google To Change Ad Policy On YouTube After Major Brands Pull Their Adverts

A number of major brands have pulled their adverts from Google’s YouTube because their adverts had apparently appeared on extremist and anti-semitic …

Should you install solar panels on your roof? Ask Google

In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. …

Solar Power

Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball' | Inc.com

Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers <i>Moneyball</i>, <i>The Big Short</i>, and many more.<p>Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey company …

Moneyball

The inside story behind the Marvel movie you were never supposed to see

In 1993, a German producer teamed up with legendary "King of the B-Movies" Roger Corman to produce a low-budget, feature-length adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book "The Fantastic Four." The movie was never officially released.<p>Producer Bernd Eichinger owned the film rights to the comic, but …

Nintendo Switch uses old internet browser tools, meaning that it could be hacked and taken over

The Nintendo Switch could be easily hacked into because it relies on old software, according to security experts.<p>The console has now been available …

Nintendo Switch

Scientists stumped by crocodile eggs found in dinosaur nests

Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?) with the dinosaurs, the BBC reports.<p>Now researchers—in a study published this week in <i>PLOS One</i>—say they've discovered the world's oldest known crocodile eggs. The …