Jared Lee

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Problem-Solving Lessons From NASA

You can have all the luck and intuition in the world, but without extreme competence you’ll be hard-pressed to make it to the moon and back again.<p>Gene Kranz, the steel-nerved flight director of the troubled Apollo 13 mission, is widely associated with the gritty epigram, “failure is not an option.” …

Five Best Resources for PC Games

There are plenty of places to pick up great PC games, whether you're looking for something just-released or a classic treasure. Still, some are …

15 of the Baddest Bosses in Final Fantasy - IGN Video

Here's some of the bosses we love to hate. Come see if your favorite Final Fantasy boss made the list!

Gauntlet returns this summer to PC, see its brand-new look in this trailer

<i>Gauntlet</i>, the much-loved dungeon crawler born in the arcades of the 1980s, will return to PC this summer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced this morning.<p>The game will be completely remade, but many of its familiar features will still return, notably Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard and Elf. …

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How To Pack A Suit So You're Not A Wrinkled Mess When Traveling

It's every business traveler's nightmare: Flying into town for an important meeting and finding that your suit is wrinkled beyond repair.<p>One easy way to avoid creases is to wear your suit jacket on the plane instead of cramming it in your suitcase, said Eli Chess, managing partner at custom …

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Beyond QWERTY: how Palette's knobs and dials change the way you work and play

Custom fit controls<p>Most people interact with their computers in the same way, with a mouse and a keyboard. And that's generally true for a wide range of professions and hobbies: photographers, video editors, even gamers. "They all do very specific jobs on the computer, but the main way they …

The art of using snowbanks as a driver's aid

It's a fine line between brilliance and failure playing in the snow in Sweden.<p>This week end's Rally Sweden is the only remaining race on the WRC calendar designated as a "Snow Rally", all others being "tarmac" or "gravel". A "snow" rally means cars can run specialized, very narrow, deep-treaded, …

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Automakers Agree to Fix Your Car Anywhere in “Right to Repair” Pledge

You won’t see mechanics marching in ticker-tape parades like whoever wins the Super Bowl on Sunday, but as drivers, we scored a quiet victory earlier this month. A total of 23 automakers and thousands of independent garages and chain shops, after a 13-year legal fight over access to manufacturer …

Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

I took my first 20-plus hour-long flight when I was 16-years-old. Since then, I have been on countless transcontinental journeys, traveling to almost 50 countries across six continents. The longest flight I took was 26 hours from Atlanta to Singapore. Having family in India, I fly the 20-plus hours …

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How to eat from dumpsters

“Tonight I am taking you out for dinner. We’re going to have a little sample of all my favourite places, and do you know how much it’s going to cost …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

It’s a brave new world on the internet today. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court struck down net neutrality, and while it’s a complicated subject, the thrust is this: internet providers now have the right to prioritize some web traffic over others, meaning they can throttle data or charge different …

How to create a multiplayer game that people actually play

A multiplayer game doesn't just have to grab the attention of its players with good design, it has to keep enough of them involved for anyone to bother playing at all. At <i>Lost Garden</i>, game developer Dan Cook, known for puzzle game <i>Triple Town</i> and dogfighting game <i>SteamBirds</i>, has laid out an exhaustive …

Trading Card Games for the Rest of Us - Cards, Decks, and Basics of Play

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>In the series introduction, I discussed why to play Trading Card Games (TCGs), why collect cards, and what TCGs can teach …

This hill-climbing Mitsubishi Evo VIII is better than coffee

Watch Swiss driver René Laubscher fly up the hill at Hillclimb Gurnigel.<p>Every year, hundreds of fast, loud cars, trucks, and motorcycles head to the Gurnigel Pass in Switzerland for Hillclimb Gurnigel. Back in October, we showed you some vintage motorcycles flying up the hill, and you can now feast …

Your stack of shame is a lantern for your future, and a gift to the industry

We call it a few different things. The backlog. The stack of shame. Maybe you don't have a name for it, and you simply watch it grow while feeling guilty about your buying habits.<p>Many of us have experienced the odd sensation of seeing our time grow scarcer than our ability to purchase new games.<p>A …

Polygon Gift Guide: Gear

The next generation is here, but it's not just about the systems. The PS4 and Xbox One are the most advanced home consoles ever released, but they also depend more than ever on other electronics.<p>The people you're holiday shopping for might have some or most of the various apparati needed to get …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Sony PlayStation TV review: a PS Vita on your television

<i>Nearly one year after its launch in Japan, Sony is releasing the PS Vita TV — now clad in black and rechristened the PlayStation TV — in North America today, Tuesday October 14th, for $99.99. Read our original Vita TV review below.</i><p>The video games industry has recently been chattering in hushed …

GamesBeat’s 2013 ‘Naughty and Nice’ Alternative Holiday Gift Guide for your geek

There’s almost no point in calling the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” anymore. As the years have rolled on, the biggest shopping day of the year has engulfed the holiday while greedily absorbing the rest of the month.<p>That leaves even less time for you to prepare a suitable, special holiday …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Kohei Matsuno’s Amazing Latte Art

This Japanese designer's latte art reminds us that just about anything--even coffee--can be an incredible work of art.<p>Source: NPR<p>While Kohei Matsuno …

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

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Brush the walls of the Macau street circuit via gyro-cam

Ride along with Didier Grams on his BMW S 1000 RR at Macau.<p>At the 2013 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, Didier Grams finished 8th overall on his BMW S 1000 RR. More importantly, he mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to his bike to show what it's like to hit that street circuit at full tilt. Spoiler …

Bravely Default gameplay trailer warns of the crystal's darkening

A new English-language gameplay trailer for Nintendo 3DS JRPG <i>Bravely Default: Flying Fairy</i> shows what's at stake for the characters before jumping into the combat.<p>On a global scale, the world's crystal is becoming corrupted by darkness and its light is fading; this is of particular concern to a …