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AI Chatbots: An Evolving Trend in Brand Marketing

LONDON,UK — July 16, 2017. Chatbots, software used to simulate text-based business-to-consumer conversations, have grown considerably smarter in …

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

Playing Firewatch? This is the first thing you should do

One toggle makes the game a bit better<p><i>Firewatch</i> is set in the wilderness of Wyoming, and your character is given a map of your surroundings as well as a compass to help you find your way around. The map also helpfully shows your location, so you always know where you are. You need to turn that off …

Gaming

The wave of free-to-play video games is surging, and Sony's along for the ride

The free-to-play business model for video games first originated in the early 2000s in South Korea. The approach, embodied by games such as Nexon’s</i> …

Jonah Hill And James Franco Are The Journalist And The Murderer In The ‘True Story’ Trailer

This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Charged With Assault

The hits just keep on coming for the NFL.<p>Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on assault charges, including aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, it was revealed Wednesday evening.<p>Phoenix police said the charges stemmed from two separate incidents …

You Can Now Buy ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers with USB Ports

A while back, Nike came out with a limited edition <i>Back to the Future</i> sneaker, priced at over $3,000, with proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It’s unclear to me what kind of loser would actually wear such a sneaker (Justin Bieber?), but demand for the product ran high. According to …

How did the Buccaneers lose on a clock run-off?

Mike Evans was injured against the Rams at the most inopportune time, and that's why the Buccaneers lost.<p>The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the St. Louis Rams on a rarely-seen rule that requires 10 seconds to run off the clock if a player is injured on the trailing team within the last two …

Selections From James Franco’s New Book Reveal That He Has Officially Lost It

It must be hard to be James Franco. Every day, the actor travels deeper into his socially acceptable form of madness, and <i>no one seems to stop him.</i> Recently, the author released excerpts from his newest book <i>Hollywood Dreaming</i>, and while it’s no “Elizabeth Taylor scalp tattoo,” or “extended …

The Billion Dollar History Of Trick-Or-Treating In America

Here’s how scaring kids and moms turned Halloween candy into a $2.3 billion a year business.<p>Every Halloween, millions of surrogate zombies, vampires, and goblins take to the streets, looking to fill the fluorescent orange brainpans of their plastic pumpkins with individually wrapped, fun-sized …

Up to half of Redbox game rentals translate into game sales (update)

An increasing number of people are streaming and downloading video games, but this doesn't mean the end for physical goods, nor does it spell trouble for game rentals — that's according to Redbox's director of video games, Ryan Calnan.<p>Redbox currently has automated rental kiosks for DVDs, Blu-ray …

The CIA Might Have Your Password After All

The CIA has been earn­ing rave re­views for the pitch-per­fect com­edy of its newly cre­ated Twit­ter ac­count.<p>But while fa­cetious tweets like “No, …

Surveillance

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH room is alive

At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>Employees found six forgotten vials when they were preparing to …

What rhymes with disaster? Robin Thicke trolled hard in Twitter Q&A

As far as mishaps involving Twitter and pop stars go, we didn't think anything could top the infamous #susanalbumparty hashtag – that's Susan Album Party – which befell Susan Boyle's PR team a couple of years ago. All they wanted was to let people know they would be celebrating Boyle's new CD with …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The Purge: Anarchy - Trailer 2

The sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

More invasive than Facebook: 'Mountain' from creator of games in 'Her'

In Spike Jonze's movie "Her," Joaquin Phoenix's character Theodore plays a 3-D holographic video game with a cuddly alien resembling a foul-mouthed Pillsbury Doughboy. The L.A.-based animator who created that sequence, David OReilly, has now created a real game of his own — and it's as weird as …

WWDC 2014: Apple Wants The iPhone To Be Life's Remote Control

One of Tim Cook’s oddest affectations is his affinity for the phrase “customer sat” when he’s speaking publicly. As the man in charge of the world’s most valuable company, his use of corporate-speak is strangely at odds with his plain-spoken style. But it’s clear Cook obsesses over it — the term …

Facebook Introduces New Way to Flirt With Relationship 'Ask' Button

If you've been eyeing someone on Facebook whose profile doesn't list a relationship status, the company is making it easier (or possibly more …

Here's Americlap, an intentionally stupid video game

An indie developer has purposefully built a game that makes its players behave like idiots. It's <i>Americlap</i><i>,</i> in which one must clap to keep the United States flag flying.<p>The game uses the computer's microphone to detect the sound of clapping, which is the only thing keeping Old Glory from touching …

Europe’s busiest airport will have a terminal called “Samsung Galaxy S5” (for two weeks)

Samsung does not have an unlimited marketing budget, but it probably seems so to some of its competitors. The company, which paid $20 million for a few hours in the Oscars limelight, has spent an estimated <i>$14 billion</i> for ads and other marketing activities in 2013 alone. That sort of budget opens up …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Twitter pledges $1 million to help poor SF families learn tech skills

Twitter has just announced that it will set up a technology learning center for homeless San Francisco families called the "Twitter Neighborhood Nest." The company told the <i>SF Chronicle</i> that it will partner with the Compass Family Services non-profit organization, and donate north of $1 million over …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …

‘The first billionaire in hip-hop’: A drunk Dr. Dre seemingly confirms Apple’s Beats buyout

Reports of Apple’s pending Beats Electronics acquisition has left the vast majority of us scratching our heads, but if you thought this was just another spurious claim from anonymous supply chain blabbermouths, you can think again. Not only did the story come from reputable sources, but it has been …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement