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Why Opening Loot Boxes Feels Like Christmas, According To Game Devs

Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

Article: Study: Europe"s Digital Ad Spend Neared €42 Billion in 2016

Digital ad spending in Europe swelled by 12.2% in 2016 to nearly €41.8 billion, according to IAB Europe and IHS Markit, with spending gains seen in all 27 countries tracked......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Why It"s Still Hard to Move on No Matter How Many Times Our Hearts Break

Why It"s Still Hard to Move on No Matter How Many Times Our Hearts Break.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Quiz: How Self Aware Are You? It Can Predict How Your Life Would Be Like

Quiz: How Self Aware Are You? It Can Predict How Your Life Would Be Like.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

With a waterproof camera and hull, Splash Drone 3 isn"t afraid of swimming

The Splash Drone is back on Kickstarter with its third UAV capable of both soaring through the air and swimming like a boat. Improvements include a new flight controller, 4K camera, and smart propulsion system. The post With a waterproof camera and h.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 24 min. ago

Xbox Game Pass officially opens its doors to Gold subscribers ahead of June 1

Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One now have access to the free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new game "rental" service. The subscription includes 40 Xbox One games and 72 backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles. The post Xbox Game Pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 24 min. ago

China Propelled APeJ Growth for the fourth Consecutive Quarter as SMB Stimulates Increased Demand for Print, IDC Reports

SINGAPORE, May 25th, 2017 According to the latest IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the total hardcopy peripherals shipment in 2017Q1 for the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) was 7.27 million units. This is a 5.6% im.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News4 hr. 40 min. ago

Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year's Global Drug Survey. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mus.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

Airbnb Is Running Its Own Internal University To Teach Data Science

In an effort to fill the demand for trained data scientists, Airbnb will be running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Since traditional online programs like Coursera and Udacity weren't getting the job.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 40 min. ago

Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California plant......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 48 min. ago

Xbox Live Gold members can now start their free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass

Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One now have access to the free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new game "rental" service. The subscription includes 40 Xbox One games and 72 backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles. The post Xbox Live Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 0 min. ago

Tannenberg expands Verdun"s World War I horrors to the Eastern front

I still love Verdun. While Battlefield 1 is surprisingly excellent, its take on World War I is still all explosions and Hollywood glitz, glamorous even in its ugliest moments. Verdun always felt like a more realistic representation--grim, no.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

Kickstarter success ‘Divinity: Original Sin 2’ exits early access in September

Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin 2, the sequel to the 2014 RPG hit Divinity: Original Sin, will exit early access on September 14. The official launch brings the D&D inspired Game Master mode to Rivellon. The post Kickstarter.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

Don’t worry about water — the Splash Drone 3 is a UAV you can’t drown

The Splash Drone is back on Kickstarter with its third UAV capable of both soaring through the air and swimming like a boat. Improvements include a new flight controller, 4K camera, and smart propulsion system. The post Don’t worry about water.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

Prey Review: Dark Stars, Darker Thoughts

Prey is Arkane's twisted mind-bending magnum opus, and here's every reason you should buy this game ASAP."... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News10 hr. 40 min. ago

Mediator: Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures

As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News12 hr. 0 min. ago

Need to scale down a massive image file? Here’s how to do it in seconds

Resizing an image isn't the toughest thing in the world, even if it may seem like a hassle. These six tools will allow you to make quick work of any photo, regardless of your operating system. The post Need to scale down a massive image file? Here.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

Microsoft To Launch Its Netflix-Style Game Pass On June 1; Live Gold Subscribers Get Early Access

Microsoft announced today that Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that would allow Xbox One owners to download and play a selection of games for a flat monthly fee, will launch on June 1. From a report: Xbox Live Gold subscribers, however, ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 8 min. ago

Mediator: Why Fake News Is So Hard to Kill

As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News13 hr. 8 min. ago

BrandPost: Why You Need A Comprehensive Security Assessment

It could be a link in an email, a compromised vendor account or a stolen smartphone. Even as organizations get smarter about guarding their information systems and data, attackers inevitably find new ways in.Despite sophisticated security systems,.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

BrandPost: Identity Management + Mobility Management = Mobile Productivity

Enabling mobile productivity is a common goal of organizations across a wide variety of industries.According to the research firm Forrester, 56 percent of companies list increasing operational efficiency among their top three goals for mobility in.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago