16 Aug

'Overwatch' deathmatch was a mistake

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Overwatch was not made for deathmatch. It’s a fact made immediately apparent by the game’s new free-for-all mode.

Overwatch recently added two new deathmatch modes to the public test region (coming soon to all platforms): team deathmatch and free-for-all (FFA) deathmatch. Both game modes are a race to get to a certain amount of kills, except team deathmatch is a 4v4 team effort and FFA pits eight individuals against each other in one small space.

Free-for-all deathmatch doesn’t work in Overwatch. It’s a mess, and renders half the heroes in the game useless.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

16 Aug

Claim it! wants to be Instagram for free products

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Marketing is expensive so Ali Abdullah wants to cut out the middlemen.

His app, Claim it!, relaunched this week with the goal of connecting people with companies or individuals looking to give stuff away for free.

”Our concept is they can promote whatever they love by just giving people something,” said founder and CEO Ali Abdullah. He previously worked as a software engineer at Google but later ended up homeless for a few months. That’s how the idea for Claim it! came to fruition. 

Digital ad budgets reach into the billions of dollars and are still rising, but there’s still doubt on whether it works. Brands don’t know whether or not they’re really selling anything, and more importantly to some, are they creating fans? Read more…

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Source: Mashable

16 Aug

'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' trailer: You'll never hear Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' the same way again

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You can’t log onto the internet these days without stumbling across yet another movie trailer that prominently features a creepy, slowed-down cover of a pop song. But boy, when it works, it works.

In the first trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a young girl sings Ellie Goulding’s ”Burn” to a friend. It starts out sounding sweet enough, but quickly takes on a more ominous tone as strange events start to unfold. 

But if you’ve seen director Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth or The Lobster, you were probably expecting the bizarre already. Read more…

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16 Aug

Never run out of battery again with this adorable Darth Vader by your side

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The Force is strong with this Darth Vader charger.

Load up your smartphone, tablet, or any other mobile device with this rechargeable battery shaped like Anakin himself.

With 5200mAh of power, this backup power source can keep you up and running wherever your adventures take you. It’s the perfect gift for your Star Wars-loving best friend, or, you know, for yourself. Get it here for $15.85.

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16 Aug

This heat-changing mug gets an assist from Pac-Man and friends

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If chasing down Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde gives you all the nostalgic feels, then this heat changing mug is about to bring some joy to your morning caffeination routine. 

Things start out simple enough: when the mug is cool, it’s nothing more than a blank Pac-Man maze (see photo on the left.) But after pouring in the hot liquid of your choice, Pac-Man and friends reveal themselves.

Snag this nostalgic mug here for $9.86. 

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16 Aug

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

 Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with little pizzazz. Now the app is ready to take on your toughest blogs. O’Nolan just released version 1.0 of the software, a move that updates the tool with the best of modern blogging tools.… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Startups

16 Aug

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

 We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng’s three part act is a $150 million venture capital fund, first noted by PEHub, targeting AI investments. Ng, who formerly founded Google’s Brain Team and served as chief scientist at… Read More
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16 Aug

Anderson Cooper breaks down exactly why Trump's press conference should bother you

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The American public is still trying to process Donald Trump’s disastrous press conference on Tuesday, in which he defended those who marched in a white supremacist rally.

Later that day, Anderson Cooper broke down exactly what was so disturbing about the president’s comments in a segment that lasted more than 11 minutes.

.@AndersonCooper: Today, Trump seem to go out of his way to whitewash the nature of what was a white power rally https://t.co/NYObZGfyrt

— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 16, 2017

”In the remarks he made today, the president revealed what he truly thinks about race in America,” Cooper said, before showing clips of Trump trying to downplay a gathering of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and alt-right members that resulted in a protester getting killed by a car.  Read more…

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16 Aug

Obama's Charlottesville response just became most-liked tweet in history

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Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history.

In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation.

Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history.

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Source: Mashable