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Proof That Every Story Is the Same as Every Other Damn Story

It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or …

20 most spectacular game worlds on PC

The Witcher 3<p>Arma 3<p>Grand Theft Auto 5<p>Sleeping Dogs<p>Arkham Knight<p>Dishonored<p>Mad Max<p>Dark Souls 3<p>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim<p>Bioshock and Bioshock …

Mad Max

The Most Effective Negotiation Trick According to a Former FBI Negotiator

When you’re negotiating, the more information you have on the issue the better. This simple trick makes the other person feel heard and earns you …

FBI

A Curious Kid Uncovers a Bone-Chilling Truth In Scifi Short Monsters

On her 10th birthday, a curious girl sneaks out of the bunker where she’s spent her entire life, intent on seeing the fearsome creatures that she’s …

AllCreative: a new film series to inspire young creative careers

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

Career Development

The best home weather stations you can buy

A home weather station is one of those gadgets that you didn’t know you need until you own one. While they have only recently become popular, these …

Hilarious Early Entries From the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Once a year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate the amazing diversity—and the overwhelming silliness—of the animal kingdom.<p>As a comical copycat of the animal-themed photography contests historically held by institutions like the National Geographic and London’s Natural History Museum, …

Nature Photography

7 Great Web Design Tools That Are More Than Worth Your Time

Web design walks a thin line between art and craft. While the aesthetic side of a website is important to maintaining your artistic integrity, …

See Metrico+’s Infographic Worlds In New Trailer

Infographic puzzle-platformer Metrico+ [official site] is nearing its release date (I am excited about this because stats nerd x sucker for a lovely …

PC Gaming

New Adventures: all the best science fiction and fantasy books coming out in August

Space pirates, horror conventions, and epic fantasies<p>It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels coming out in the next couple of weeks. Get ready, because there are some amazing books coming to a …

GOTW: 10 best offline games you can play this summer

Contrary to trend, there are still places in the land of Android apps that remain unhindered by the lack of an internet connection. It’s a bit …

Grand designs for a flat fee: These six sites will help you decorate your home

Interior designer might sound like a job ready-made for a rom-com heroine, but it’s a profession you can earn credentials for and that is a crucial …

Man Makes Miniature NES Out Of Raspberry Pi And Beats Nintendo To The Punch

Does this count as PC gaming? I think it counts. A modder has made a mini Nintendo Entertainment System out of a Raspberry Pi. It even has working …

Could this computer game delay Alzheimer’s symptoms? New study suggests it could.

You’re staring at a computer screen.<p>Two objects flash before your eyes, one directly in front of you, and the other off to the side, barely in view. In a split second, they’re both gone. Now the computer asks you: What were they? Where were they? Did you get a chance to see them both?<p>If you answer …

The Brain

These Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Strangers

December 2013. I was on a photography trip to Bikaner, in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Near the busy train station, I saw a man I wanted to …

Spotlight: Ethical Style Advocate Nerida Lennon

<b>My name is</b> Nerida Lennon and I’m a former international fashion model turned ethical style advocate. I also work as a digital marketer with ethical lifestyle businesses to grow their communities online by creating and distributing authentic brand stories.<p><b>My love of</b> mindfulness, humanity and the …

Is Swiftpoint the ultimate portable mouse?

The Swiftpoint mouse began life on Kickstarter, surpassing its target at the end of 2014. Since it started shipping, it has received rave reviews, so …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

UI Design

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon To Partner With Startups

<b>Amazon.com, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expanding its reach yet again this year with a new service called Amazon Launchpad. The platform is open to new …

Empty Public Spaces by Candida Hofer

Here is a selection of photographs made by famous German photographer Candida Hofer. Well-known for interior architecture photography, she captures …

How Much Money Successful Companies Started With

Money

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths | Inc.com

In a perfect world, you would be really good at everything you need to have a successful business and a successful life. Then again, in an ideal world, you'd also have fantastic hair, abs of steel, and a winning lottery ticket in your pocket.<p>Here in this imperfect world, we all have to face the …

Leadership

HR Startup Zenefits Raises $500 Million At $4.5 Billion Valuation

Zenefits was already the hottest startup of 2014. Now it’s making a case to grab the same title in 2015.<p>The HR startup announced on Wednesday morning that it raised a blowout $500 million in Series C funding in a round led by Fidelity and TPG. The new investment values Zenefits at a $4.5 billion …

Venture Capital

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable …

The Code Black Drone + HD Camera is Back: 50% Off

Our most popular deal ever (it’s sold out extremely quickly on three separate occasions), the HD Code Black Drone is finally back in the TNW Deals store and ready to ship! Get it now for 50 percent off, with international shipping available!<p>Finished in stunning matte black, the Code Black Drone …

Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot.<p>As they filed into place — most boys went to one end, most girls to the other — Casillas …

Education

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Massively successful startups have historically been rare. Emerging to the wonder of the business world, companies like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Facebook seemed such aberrations they became known as unicorns.<p>But today’s business playing field sports a herd of them—over 80, in fact. Companies such …

Venture Capital