Eric Vandemark

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How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

The smartphone accessory that makes you a better film photographer

Photography is all about light. It’s about capturing light, manipulating light, and interpreting light. Today’s digital cameras use advanced algorithms and sensors to properly measure light and then record what you’re seeing with your eyes. But cameras weren’t always so smart and sophisticated, and …

10 bizarre — and real — video-game patents

Everyone has ideas, and that’s good. But some of those ideas are strange, if not crazy, and the worst news of all is that we have almost no way to hear about them so that they can fascinate and occasionally confuse us.<p>Luckily, however, Google Patents exists, and it’s a valuable resource to learn …

All in the Family: George W. Bush Says 'I Hope Jeb Runs'

Politics News<p>Former President George W. Bush says he hopes that his brother Jeb runs for president but that he has “no clue” what the former Florida governor is thinking about 2016.<p>“I hope Jeb runs,” the older Bush told CNN in an interview. “I think he would be a great president.”<p>Bush said that Jeb …

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The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Pop Fiction: Season 4: Episode 43: StarFox: James McCloud [Original]

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch

So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there's also a 4.7-inch (qHD) display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. That's all fine and dandy, …

Can HTC thrive in a Samsung world?

“If it wasn’t for the One, HTC probably wouldn’t be here today,” says Scott Croyle, vice president of design at HTC. Croyle is giving me a tour of the company’s San Francisco studio, which was acquired when HTC bought the One & Co. design firm in 2008. “It’s the reason we’re still in the …

Samsung snags patent for new pressure sensitive touchscreens

Looking to simplify the electronics and reduce costs of pressure sensitive touchscreens, Samsung has a patent in the works for what they call “Touch Display Apparatus Sensing Touch Force.”<p>The general idea is pretty simple, current pressure sensing touchscreens require the installation of additional …

Micro-Transactions Could Destroy The Nintendo Brand

The conventional wisdom—paradoxical as that old phrase sounds—in regards to Nintendo these days is this: The game maker should either abandon its hardware business and get its games onto mobile, or stick with its hardware business but still get Mario and all that other juicy IP into the App Store …

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

<b>John Belushi in "Animal House" (Universal)</b><p>For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Matt Saccaro<p>February 22, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, …

The Presidents on the Presidents: How They Judge One Another

The two men could hardly have been more different. One the fatherless son of a single mother, the other a scion of the most important American …

Toto's Poop Bike NEO Completes Its 870 Mile Journey Across Japan!

We are so excited to learn that the amazing Toilet Bike Neo has completed its poop-powered 870 mile journey across Japan! Earlier this year, top …

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Google Now gets Olympics cards and new commands

The Google Now app… Excuse me, that is to say, Google Now within the Google Search app received new functionality today, bringing options for event reminders, new voice commands and quick access to the Olympics.<p>New voice commands let you make calls or send SMS messages to your contacts. As it …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3….. Now

When the Galaxy Note line was first released, people didn’t know what to make of it – after all, phones were still quite small, and the very idea of the smartphone was not as ubiquitous as it is today. The second iteration showed a growing fan base for not just the line itself, but for large …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

How You Know You're Old: Super Smash Bros. Is 15 Today

There are, probably, very few people who have a living memory of Mario kneecapping Yoshi in this advertisement and who are not old enough to vote. …

Do the disappointing sales of the Wii U mean Nintendo will finally bring Mario to Android?

It has been a bad weekend for Nintendo. On Friday the company announced that it expects to make a loss of some $335m for the financial year ending 31 March 2014. It also altered its sales forecast for its Wii U games console. Originally Nintendo estimated it would sell 9 million Wii U units but it …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) KitKat update rolling out

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900). Currently the 4.4.2 update is only live in Russia, but should be rolling out across the globe over the comings days. As usual carrier banded devices will have to wait a little longer, or you could always flash the …

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Japan to open door further to foreign workers for economic growth

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government agreed on Monday to make it easier for firms to hire foreign workers for highly-skilled positions and as trainees to offset a declining workforce and accelerate economic growth.<p>The government will also take steps to increase female workers in management …

Leak Shows Google Now-Inspired TouchWiz UI

Previous leaks have strongly hinted that Samsung is preparing a redesign of TouchWiz, the user interface that is pre-loaded on its Android mobile devices, and that appears to include a feature that is reminiscent of Google Now.<p>A new image posted by @EvLeaks suggests Samsung is taking cues from …

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

<b>Kelly Thomas in 2009 (Fullerton PD)</b><p>Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 14, 2014 2:31am (UTC)<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …