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Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Why talk when you can text?Image: Silvia Otte/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:02:09 UTC Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking behind

Watch the open-world antics of a zombie-filled 'Days Gone'

[embedded content] During Sony’s E3 conference in LA today, Days Gone made a very gritty appearance that may or may not have included a zombie bear. We’ve already seen gameplay clips and trailers focused on the protagonist — a bereaving lover and otherwise seemingly stone-cold-mercenary by the name of Deacon St. John — and the many, many hordes of zombies you’ll be facing in the game. But today we got

Oculus Rift gamers now have a VR esports league

Image: Oculus  By Adario Strange2017-06-13 01:26:05 UTC It’s only been a little over a week since the first national virtual reality esports championship took place in New York, but the public’s response to the event has led Intel, Oculus, and ESL to double down on VR esports with the VR Challenger League.  The new, larger competitive gaming series will feature a number of VR esports around the world, with $200,000

Find out what Sony's got for E3, live, right here

By Tina Amini2017-06-13 00:59:35 UTC [embedded content] We’ve already heard from EA, Ubisoft, Xbox, and Bethesda. Now it’s time for Sony’s big E3 show. We’re expecting some trailers or news on Spider-Man, Days Gone, God of War, and some new announcements. And probably some worthwhile indies, if previous E3 conferences are any indication. Go to Source Author:Tina Amini Powered by WPeMatico

Ric Flair claims on Instagram that he busted his hand fighting a Warriors fan

Woooo!Image: REX/Shutterstock By Sam Laird2017-06-06 00:31:05 UTC Retired WWE star Ric Flair, a noted fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, apparently found occasion to combine his past career with his current fandom by pummeling a Golden State Warriors supporter. Then he gave Rihanna shout-out on Instagram, as one does in such situations. Flair on Monday posted an Instagram photo in which his nose appears cut and he wears a cast on

First look at ARKit, Apple's big jump into augmented reality

Image: karissa bell/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-06-06 00:27:08 UTC Apple just jumped head-first into augmented reality. Following months of speculation about what exactly the nature of its ambitions for augmented reality are, the company announced it’s building an AR platform directly into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a suite of tools to make dedicated augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. Like other new iOS

Apple HomePod first listen: This is what a $349 speaker sounds like

The Apple HomePod has a familiar, almost Mac Pro design.Image: lance ulanoff/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-06-06 00:17:15 UTC Apple’s brand new HomePod sounds good. I know. I heard it. Or rather should i say I experienced it and, in my limited acoustic opinion, the sound the 7-inch capsule-shaped speaker produces is best described as stirring. Apple gave what might charitably be called a very brief, canned demo of the brand new

Aly Raisman shares beautiful message about self-love on Instagram

By Andrea McNeil2017-06-05 23:37:58 UTC Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is known as a strident supporter of body positivity. When she received sexist comments from a TSA employee recently, Raisman called him out on Twitter. Thankfully, Raisman has an Instagram that can help you forget the haters and focus on what’s real. Raisman posted this photo with a strong message that reminds her fans about the importance of self-love. Raisman’s post

Elon Musk has a 'Zootopia' moment at the DMV

By Sasha Lekach2017-06-05 23:19:02 UTC Billionaire tech CEOs—they’re just like us! They have to deal with meetings, paperwork, and the dreaded DMV. On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a moment from his morning trip to the DMV—but it seemed like he was having a good time at the bureaucratic hellhole. He posted a photo of “Window 7” at a nondescript DMV cubicle and spotted the stuffed animal version of

This crazy crash landing footage is why you don't propose on a hot air balloon

By Keith Wagstaff2017-05-30 00:36:48 UTC Imagine your boyfriend just proposed to you. You’re in a hot air balloon, enjoying that crisp Canadian air, when OH GOD WE’RE GOING DOWN.  That’s what pretty much what happened Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, according to this footage from passenger Jeffrey Scott. The balloon plummeted and got caught in a tree, where the pilot fired the burner to break free. It worked — but that