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Chromebook Pixel (2015) review

The new Chromebook Pixel is a conundrum.<p>By now, we have a pretty good sense of what a Chromebook is and where it fits into our digital worlds. They’re relatively cheap laptops that over-perform for their price because there’s so little extra software junk to slow things down. They top the list of …

Google

From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

“HELL YEAH WE'RE USING @SlackHQ AT WORK I. LOVE. SLACK.”<p>“Dear @SlackHQ, I love you. Yours, Dan”<p>“@SlackHQ YOU COMPLETE ME”<p>You’ve probably heard about …

Is This the Most Important Moment in The Last of Us?

Spoilers ahead.<p>There are few mainstream games in recent memory that have resonated as much with its players as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. With its …

Too ​Many Choices Of The Past Gaming Era Weren't Choices At All

Great characters are usually at their best when they're surprising us. A villain who is purely evil is never as interesting as a villain who …

Red Dead Redemption

Five Steps to Storytelling with Data

In the pre-digital era, data was a subject for mathematicians and scientists. Now, one way or another, we can’t escape it.<p>Our constant use of online …

Discover the majesty of video game worlds without risking your life

<i>Other Places</i>, a new video series on YouTube, sets out to celebrate the often unappreciated beauty and grandeur of the video game landscape. We're typically so busy slaughtering humans, aliens, and mythical creatures in the foreground, that the background tends to fade, well, into the background. …

'The Last Of Us' Review: This Is The End, Beautiful Friend (PS3)

<i>‘The Last of Us’ is one of the best games of 2013 and the perfect swan song for the PlayStation 3.</i><p><i>The Last of Us</i> is a tense, brutal vision of the future.<p>This sense of dread and violence is present throughout the game, both in terms of its story and gameplay. Everything from the graphics to the …

Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look For in a Person

Students often go to visit Warren Buffett. And when they do, he often plays a little game on them.<p>He asks each student to pick a classmate. Not just …

A Video Look Inside Art Lebedev Studio's New Moscow HQ

Longtime Core77 readers know I've been a fan of Art Lebedev Studio for ages. Recently I got a kick out of their Attraktsionus ferris wheel/ski lift …

Moscow

The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make

The user experience of websites has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, but I still run into sites that make me ask, “What were they …

Flowchart Software

Lucidchart provides the easiest and most powerful flowchart software in the world. Create professional diagrams and flowcharts to help you …

Beautiful user interfaces of the future, according to science fiction

User interfaces remain one of the most fascinating elements of visual science fiction. They need to tell us something about what characters are doing (whether it's aiming a weapon or tracking a criminal, apparently the two most common activities in the future) and something about what the world …

От рефлексии к эмпатии: как сопереживание может решить проблемы человечества

Философ и писатель Роман Крзнарич считает, что современный человек должен перестать копаться в своем внутреннем мире и внимательно изучить чувства и …

'BioShock Infinite' Review - Part Two: A Closer Look At Gameplay And Storytelling (PC)

<i>BioShock Infinite has received widespread critical praise, but does the game’s gameplay and storytelling hold up to scrutiny?</i><p><b>[Spoilers spoilers everywhere...]</b><p>There’s been an interesting backlash to the heaps of critical praise <i>BioShock Infinite</i> has received—including my own <i>very positive review</i>. I …

'BioShock Infinite' Review: Across The Multiverse (PC)

<i>She’s only a bird in a gilded cage,</i> <i><br>A beautiful sight to see,</i> <i><br>You may think she’s happy and free from care,</i> <i><br>She’s not, though she seems to be,</i>‘ <i><br>Tis sad when you think of her wasted life,</i> <i><br>For youth cannot mate with age,</i> <i><br>And her beauty was sold,</i> <i><br>For an old man’s gold,</i> <i><br>She’s a bird in a gilded cage.</i><p>~from the …

The 100 best Easter Eggs of all time

Happy hunting<p>The tradition of hiding little secrets for gamers to find is as old as the medium itself. Sometimes, an Easter Egg is just a funny …

Red Dead Redemption

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