On a steamy night in May, six stories above Times Square, a 12-year-old aimed a blaster into the sky, and fire shot out of his avatar’s boots. His mother attempted to do the same. She was quickly admonished.
“No, Ma, you’re doing it all wrong!”
This may sound like a parent’s nightmare, but it’s a video game programmer’s dream.
The variety of video games made locally showcases the creative range of the New Yorkers behind them. The games featured here take inspiration from all kinds of sources:the United States invasion of Panama, the digestive process, the camouflaging abilities of the peppered moth and...
This ain't a scene, it's a hamburger arms race.
Vegas already knows what you’re going to do. After the poker hand you thought was a sure thing and all that free whiskey you got while playing, and after whatever comes next, you’re going to wake up with an anvil wedged into your forehead and there will be only one way to get it out: a big-ass burger, ideally couched next to a similarly enormous pile of fries.
Your choices for this meal will be as vast as the array of slot machines along the Strip.
Your bodyguard has sworn to take a bullet for you, keep drooling tweens off your Bugatti, and stop your ex from launching truth bombs that might smash your designer glasses.
But there are times when even a shining knight gets fed up and goes public with lawsuits, tell-all tomes, and front-page TMZ stories. Here are the most shocking claims from the protectors of Elvis, Kimye, and more high-profile celebs -- because there comes a time when even the strongest-armed star guard can't contain himself.
In February 2016, a Megabus traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee exploded. A fire spread from the wheel well to the engine, engulfing the coach in a tunnel of smoke and flames. In May 2015, a Bolt Bus rolling from New York City to Boston caught on fire and the windows shattered; the scene was captured on video. No one was hurt in either of these incidents. But in March 2011, a World Wide Tours bus speeding from Mohegan Sun Casino just before dawn swerved and collided with a metal pole that sliced off the top of the vehicle and killed 17 people.
Back in 2014, Neil A. Armstrong Middle School didn’t even have Wi-Fi.
“We were a kind of chisel-and-slate people,” recalls Dawn Martesi, an instructional coach at the school. Yet just two years later, Martesi’s common-sense approach has helped build Armstrong into a truly tech-savvy middle school in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania.
Over the next decade, science and engineering jobs will grow by 18.7 percent in the United States. High-paid occupations that hardly exist today, like a memory augmentation surgeon, will be widely in demand. So, what innovative careers should tomorrow’s career seekers prepare for?
We spoke with three futurists who track industry and employment trends.
The hunger for handmade goods grew with the success of Etsy.com so much so that retailers copied the designs - and mass-produced them. With new rules on Etsy that now allow artists to outsource too, will anything actually be made by hand any more?...
Sometimes brands fool us. Other times, they just look like fools....