Video game stories still don’t belong to you

Video games are a fun way to pass time. They’re engaging and distracting. They’re an opportunity to socialize, and they can even be educational. But, increasingly, games are becoming known as a wonderful way to tell and be a part of stories, too. Over the last decade, that evolution of stories in games has arguably […]

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Shopping app Spring gets a big boost for its mobile department store

Venture capitalist David Tisch worked with his brother, Spring CEO Alan Tisch, to launch Spring in 2014.Image: wikimedia commons/Getty Images for TechCrunch As brick-and-mortar retailers flounder, investors are pouring money into new ways to shop on your phone. Shopping app Spring just raised $65 million to grow its online market of more than 2,000 clothing […]

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On-demand food startup Sprig is shutting down today

Sprig, the startup that makes and delivers its own food, is shutting down today,where it laid off seven people and paused its operations last July. Sprigs shutdown will affect around 200 people, including part-time employees, TechCrunch has learned. There will be a severance package, and, at this point, the goal is to help connect now-former […]

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For one new fund, the question isnt which corporate backer, but why not 10?

Fifth Wall Ventures, a real estate-focused venture firm that earlier this month closed on Tech Square Ventures, where Olson, a 160 of them in the U.S. alone.) But it is smartly taking advantage of a growing trend that ofgiant companies trying to keep up with the technological shifts that couldimpact their businesses, and that are […]

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Libyas EU-Backed Coast Guard Is Reportedly Messing With Migrant Rescue Missions

The charity Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, and the rescue group SOS Mediterranee said the interference happened on their joint search-and-rescue vessel, the Aquarius. But the Aquarius rescue was interrupted when two individuals who purported to be coast guard members disembarked from a ship marked with official Libyan coast guard seal and flags. […]

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News anchor tracks down meteorologist’s lost earring live on-air

Reporters don’t just broadcast the news sometimes they happen to make the news via on-air bloopers. And when they do, well, we relish in the hilarious results. 6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when her earring popped off while reporting the weather. Although she was a bit rattled because she “really liked […]

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Helpful little bear does some great gardening work

Animals are just better and kinder than humans well, most humans. Take this little fluffy bear, for example, who’s helping a woman in Russia dig in the garden. He’s doing a great job, and we’re so proud of him. The woman thinks so, too, because she offers him words of encouragement as his tiny paws […]

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Apple’s Phil Schiller hints at Echo killer with a screen

Image: mashable composite Enjoy the 70-percent lead while you can Amazon, because Apple’s coming to slay Alexa and the Echo. Well, it’ll try. In an interview with India’s Gadgets360, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, dropped the first hints for its long-rumored smart assistant speaker that’ll reportedly be powered by Siri. SEE […]

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Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo to code club together

The announced itsmerging with another code club charity, Dublin-based blog postannouncing the merger. The Pi Foundationsmakers of all ages. Itsaid today it will provide practical, financial and back-office support to the CoderDojo Foundation, which will continue asan independent charity, based in Ireland freeing it up to focus on scaling November 2015it alsojoined forces with U.K.-based

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Apple reportedly solved the biggest challenge facing the iPhone 8

Goodbye, physical Touch ID home button. You served us well.Image: lili sams/mashable You can breathe easier now, iPhone fans: Apple might have solved the biggest challenge facing your favorite upcoming smartphone. Apple has reportedly figured out how to integrate an optical Touch ID sensor directly into the iPhone 8‘s display, clearing the one hurdle that […]

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One touch auto-umbrella solves your rainy day woes

I’m standing out in the pouring rain to prove a point. ShedRain’s powered umbrella can help me stay dry faster than a traditional umbrella. Called e-Motion, it takes the concept of a motorized, automatic umbrella one that opens and closes with the press of a button a step further. It also extends and retracts its […]

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24 Health ‘Facts’ That Are Actually Wrong

There’s something about health and nutrition folk wisdom that’s resistant to truth. Common health “facts” include the ideas that MSG will make you sick, that a juice detox is just what you need after a week of indulgence, and that sports drinks like Gatorade are totally fine since you need the electrolytes. None of these […]

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How Pop Culture Literally Saved My Life

Pop culture is everywhere. It’s the music we listen to, the books we read, and the fictional characters we print on our body pillows. And I’m deeply fascinated by it, which led to my current career in which I attempt to shout over the whirlpool of the internet about why my opinions about Superman are […]

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Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds

For decades in China, young girls bones were broken and their feet tightly bond in a painful process that would eventually make them appear more desirable to men, according to historians. Their deformed feet,known as lotus feet, were tucked into embroidered shoes and viewed as delicate and dainty. It was a way to show off […]

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KidPass raises $5.1 million for its childrens activity subscription service

ClassPass a subscription service for adults looking to try different fitness classes around town, like yoga, cycling, Pilates, dance, and others. Though KidPasshas a similar name, the two companies are not related. However, KidPass works a lot like ClassPass does. Customers pay one monthly fee then can try classes all over town. KidPassco-founder Solomon Liou […]

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