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Ten favorite personal-finance books

Great advice for the financial stages of life.<p>March 11, 2017 —While great literature is said to transcend audiences, the best personal finance books …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

Who can forget the GIFs of the ‘90s, or the more up-to-date focus on flat design?<p>Recently, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of responsive web design, …

'Suicide Squad' Comic-Con Trailer Is Perfect Except For One Thing

Comic-Con 2015 follows in E3 2015′s footsteps as one of those amazing years that really stands out. E3 isn’t always an exciting look at an amazing line-up of video games; sometimes there’s just not that much to get hyped about. Not so in 2015. The same is true of Comic-Con, the year’s biggest …

Comic Books

'Metal Gear' creator's name deleted from 'Phantom Pain' box

Hideo Kojima revolutionized the stealth video game genre in 1987 with the release of the original <i>Metal Gear</i>, published by Konami. Under Kojima's leadership, the <i>Metal Gear</i> franchise exploded in popularity, and it gained fame as a complex, quirky and endlessly innovative series. However, recent …

Silence

Virtual reality game asks you to fight blind

Virtual reality gaming isn't just about immersing yourself in visuals... it can be about sound, too. If you need proof, you only need to look at (or rather, hear) Scott Leaman's experimental Gear VR game <i>Blind Swordsman</i>. The title has you fending off a trio of killers using only the directional …

Conan's 'Witcher 3' Review Is Priceless, Shameless

I realize I just finished complaining about video games getting too many spoilery videos and trailers before release.<p>I know I just said I wouldn’t watch any more <i>Witcher 3</i> videos because of this.<p>But I’d already watched this review from comedian and “Clueless Gamer” Conan O’Brien, and it’s worth …

Conan O'Brien

Watch Conan O'Brien have sex on a unicorn in The Witcher 3

I think the headline says it all, that and the look of delight and surprise on Conan's face.<p>You should watch the whole thing, but the sexy, sexy bits start at 9:20.

Yoshimitsu in Tekken 7 may be the best, weirdest Yoshimitsu ever

Venerable fighting game swordsman Yoshimitsu — who appears in both Tekken and Soulcalibur — is getting a bold new look in <i>Tekken 7</i> and is apparently now part ... octopus?<p>Yoshimitsu has always been one of the more interesting looking characters in the Tekken and Soulcalibur series, with a bizarre set …

The New 'Witcher 3' Trailer Is Pretty Gruesome

I’d say this new Witcher 3 trailer may or may not be NSFW, depending on your office’s policies towards decapitation. This video — titled “Rage and Steel” — is nasty through and through, a reminder that this game isn’t just riding horses toward pretty sunsets. There’s all manner of torsos, limbs and …

Game of Thrones

Report: Microsoft's Hololens Will Cost 'Significantly' More Than $400

Microsoft's Hololens is a strange thing. It sits somewhere between Oculus Rift and Google Glass, overlaying 3D images onto the real world in the most ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) project to date. The New York Times had an in-depth article on this uncharacteristic moonshot last week, using the …

Augmented Reality

Acting out Grand Theft Auto 2 for a drone camera

If I had a spare afternoon and a drone craft with a camera then I'd almost certainly spend it recreating Grand Theft Auto 2. It's the retro …

Grand Theft Auto

The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight free with Nvidia GTX 980 and GTX 970

Nvidia is bundling The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight with its GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards.<p>That means if you buy either the GTX …

Sony's sold two million PS4s in the UK

Although Sony's other businesses aren't faring too well, its entertainment division is helping keep the company's head above water. This is thanks, in part, to the success of the PlayStation 4, which continues to outstrip sales of the Xbox One and further compound Microsoft's console misery. With …

New Witcher 3 dev diary and live gameplay Q&A

<b>UPDATE 06/05/2015:</b> Yesterday's live Witcher 3 gameplay session focused on combat and how different character builds approach it. It gave a real, …

Is this the ultimate 'working' notepad for designers?

You've all got your go-to notepad (usually a Moleskine), where you can scribble down ideas, doodles and inspirations for the projects ahead. However …

11 Great Places to Sell Your Photography

One of the best things about photography is that it's the kind of hobby that rewards you in many ways. There's obviously the pure joy of taking a …

Art Galleries

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SilverAir Anti-Odor Performance Clothing

Y Athletics weaves pure silver into the fabrics of their SilverAir line of performance gear to form an ionic shield against odor. They say the result …

Got $1? Stream one of the best action films of the past few years

The "you messed with the wrong person; now everyone is going to die" genre is filled with great films, but 2014's <i>John Wick</i> is a wonderful example of the form.<p>And Amazon Instant Video has the HD version of the film available for rental for only $1 for a limited time.<p>Why is the film so good? The plot …

Keanu Reeves

The man who left behind $78 million to revamp a classic space shooter

Eric Peterson has dedicated 20 years of his life to the video game industry, handling development and production in startups and large studios alike. He has a passion for space games, and in April 2012, he helped found Cloud Imperium Games, the studio building Chris Roberts' massive interstellar …

Daniel Radcliffe Eyes Lead In 'Grand Theft Auto' Movie

From Harry Potter to Grand Theft Auto? It would be quite a turn for actor Daniel Radcliffe to jump from one of the most kid-friendly franchises in history to one of the most kid-<i>unfriendly</i>, but that very well may happen if recent negotiations play out.<p>Radcliffe is in talks to join the BBC’s 90 …

Daniel Radcliffe

Open source Ubuntu Core connects robots, drones and smart homes

Developers can prototype their devices, simulate a full release, then keep the finished products updated through an open source app store.<p>Ubuntu is coming to drones, robots and smart homes.<p>The smallest version of the Ubuntu operating system, Snappy Ubuntu Core, is now opening up to smart devices …

Internet of Things

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace