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When Games Are Rushed To Release Who Is To Blame? Hint: It's Not The Testers

Big budget games are a gamble for publishers. So in order to look after that investment, publishers try to publicize the game as much as they can. Much of this publicity and marketing is carefully timed in order to make the most impact.<p>This is where things can get unstuck.<p>The production schedule of …

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter glasses, a camera for input and a projector that …

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.<p>Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging …

“For Decades, I Have Cringed Whenever Someone Called Me ‘Illegal’”

When it comes to how immigration is discussed on television—and throughout the news media in general—it was a typical news segment. At the CNN studio in New York City, I sat across from anchor Don Lemon while Derrick Morgan of the Heritage Foundation spoke via satellite from Washington, D.C. As an …

5 things to know about Obama and immigration

It's coming next week. Or next month. It'll protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Or 3 million. Or less.<p>There's still a lot of uncertainty about President Obama's upcoming immigration executive order, since Obama himself has yet to make a final decision on an action to fix the …

Premature birth 'biggest killer'

Fergus Walsh<p><b>Premature birth is now the biggest global killer of young children.</b><p>A study in the Lancet shows it accounts for more than one million deaths per year - mostly in the developing world.<p>The complications of childbirth accounted for another 720,000 deaths a year.<p>Being born too soon - when …

Google grabs its first carrier partner for Project Loon tests in Australia

Google's internet-transmitting Project Loon balloons are set to float above Australia and beam data down to residents below. The company announced plans to use balloons to bring the internet to disconnected areas last year, and after semi-successful trials in New Zealand, Brazil and the States, …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

How Racism Negatively Affects Your Health

Feeling judged because of your race could have a negative impact on your physical health, a new study finds.<p>A team of researchers studied 1,574 …

Can God Beat the NRA?

A multi-denominational anti-gun violence group is going to the source: the manufacturers, to change their practices. Gotta start somewhere.<p>“Do not …

Social Psychology for Marketers: 8 Lessons in Buyer Behavior

Dispel the myth that maths and physics are 'stuffy' and 'boring'

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has today backed the Your Life campaign, which aims to raise awareness of STEM subjects and careers<p>Changing teenagers' perceptions of STEM subjects is vital for social mobility and future economic growth, the Education Secretary has said.<p>Addressing industry …

Radical Eco Idea: A 34-Story Skyscraper Made of Wood

Look at any major city’s skyline: See those hulking, steely skyscrapers in the distance? Now imagine if they were made of wood. It’d be a pretty …

Is the PS4 and XBOX One Lifespan Set To Be Much Shorter Than Previous Consoles?

Benefits of Texas Wind Energy Estimated to Exceed $3.3 Billion Annually

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has just come out with an analysis highlighting the value of wind energy to the state of Texas, indicating that the overall societal benefits of the wind resource add up to about $3.3 billion annually. The gross annual savings to consumers are estimated …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Crowdsourcing Healthcare

Do you whip out a map while you're driving these days?<p>At work, do you send letters or intraoffice memos like Don Draper does?<p>Do you still own a fax machine?<p>Of course not.<p>Thanks to technology, just about every industry has dramatically changed in the last 20 years -- with one glaring omission: …

In Taiwan, a quest to reach Sun Moon Lake

Taiwan’s most gruelling cycling challenge heads from the depths of the dizzying marble Taroko Gorge to the KOM summit, ending at a green- and blue-hued lake surrounded by leafy hills.<p>Taiwan is a striking natural paradise of forest and parkland. Dotted with hot springs and lakes, the country is …

FCC Chairman says he may ignore Obama on net neutrality

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has told web giants Google, Yahoo and others that he won't cave to pressure from the White House, declaring "I am an independent agency." His statement (already seized on by pundits for lack of the royal 'we') looks to be a direct response to President Obama's recent urging …

Xiaomi Partners With Youku Tudou, China’s Largest Internet TV Company

Just last week, fast-growing Chinese hardware maker Xiaomi announced that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content to support its smart TV ecosystem. Now we’re getting a glimpse of how Xiaomi plans to use the money. Youku Tudou, China’s largest online video company, announced today …

10 Transportation Trends That Rocked 2010

BenchmarkThe Illuminating Origins of Maglite, the Toughest Camp Torch<p>Author: Jonathon KeatsJonathon Keats<p>ComputersMacBook Pros Are Underperforming. A …

Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality, except for the legal bit

You have to admire the chutzpah: a day after President Obama jolted the telecom industry with a bold announcement on net neutrality, Comcast declared …

Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career

"Work-life balance" is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody's doing it. But, …

5 Best Reasons To Buy A PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

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