Jerome Pinkney

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Cali: A story of love and prostitution in VR | The Race for VR

It’s the early 2000s. He’s playing Sony’s cult favorite adventure game <i>Ico</i>. And he’s nearly shouting at the screen.<p>He loves the game, loves the relationship it builds between a boy and girl, loves the hand-holding animation as the boy guides the girl around. But he’s frustrated at the game’s …

North Korea treats its state-sponsored hackers like royalty

There's still a dispute as to whether or not North Korean hackers broke into Sony Pictures' network, but one thing is clear: the country spoils its cyberwarriors rotten. A defector tells <i>Reuters</i> that Bureau 121, the spy division responsible for at least some state-sponsored internet attacks, gives …

10 Diseases That Might Afflict Us In The Future

Today, humans suffer from a wide range of diseases and disorders that didn't exist in the past, a trend that will likely continue well into the …

Going Hi-Fi To Compete With Spotify (And Google And Apple)

The music industry has attempted to sell higher-quality versions of recorded music at higher prices for a long time. From half-speed-mastered, heavy-vinyl LPs in the 1970s to digital disc formats like DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD in the 2000s, these products have only appealed to the small …

Big video data could change how we do everything — from catching bad guys to tracking shoppers

Everyone takes pictures and video with their devices. Parents record their kids’ soccer games, companies record employee training, police surveillance cameras at busy intersections run 24/7, and drones monitor pipelines in the desert.<p>With vast amounts of video growing vaster at a rate faster than …

In scathing critique, former Googler says Google+ “has lost its way”

Chris Messina, credited with inventing the hashtag, may not be a household name, but he’s well respected in Silicon Valley for his work on communities, social networking, and identity. That’s part of the reason he was recruited to work at Google on a super-secret new project that came to be known …

A Nineteenth Century Japanese Folk Tale Still Inspires UFO-Believers

In the early 1800s, two folk tales circulated around Japan. Both involved a very strange woman emerging from a very strange ship. Her dress and …

5 Things We Know You Don't Know About Mark Twain

The adventures of Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, certainly hold up to those of his spirited protagonists. Early on in life, he made "millions" prospecting in Nevada and then quickly lost it all. He somewhat accidentally joined the Confederate army for two weeks because he didn't pay …

Amazon Fire TV misses the same marks as Ouya, other media boxes | Ars Technica

Review—Name recognition means zip if fixes aren't universal and devs have no lead time.<p>In early April, Amazon announced that its long-rumored video …

Hamptons Houses with Tricked-Out Home Theaters

Over the summer, the <i>New York Times</i> opined that home theaters are the most <b>in-demand amenity</b> among rich Hamptons homebuyers, an opinion echoed by many agents, so we thought we'd take a look at some properties on the market sporting them. Since the listings don't actually disclose what systems the …

Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System

We've heard of home-theater-in-a-box systems, but never like this. The Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System ($13,000) is ready to take your theater …

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Build the ideal home theater with 'The Fix'

Get expert advice on finding the right TV distance, wall-mounting a TV on the cheap, and the top three ways to add audio to your home theater.<p>By the end of this week's episode, you'll be able to call yourself a home theater specialist. (At least, to your family and friends.)<p>First, Eric offers his …

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Logitech announces HTPC-friendly Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

Home-Theater PCs (HTPC) are a bit of a dying breed. While many people still build and use them, the rise of media boxes and dongles have rendered …

For HTPC folks, XBMC recommends an upgrade from Windows XP to Linux

It's doubtful there are many people out there at this point that don't already know that support for Windows XP will come to an end tomorrow, April …

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