What’s the Inspiration for a Game Where You Can Play as a Piece of Poop? “I Like Objects More Than Human Beings”

‘Wattam’ creator and director Keita Takahashi explains that video games are not necessarily a passion or a part of his everyday life, but he “has many contradictions” in his mind. From developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive, Wattam is a whimsical adventure featuring a host of worldly inhabitants that frolic, hold each other’s hands, dance and solve […]

Internet Spreads Hate Speech Like Wildfire, Says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that hatred speech has been spreading like wildfire through the Internet, saying attention should be given to “physical aggressions” as the recent attacks against the Jewish, Christian or Muslim centres. “This situation requires a huge investment, an investment in social cohesion and investment in diversity to make people […]

This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design

What powers the sites you use every day? What language was it programmed in? What fonts does it use? How does it track people who visit? Those details usually take some digging to uncover–but a new browser extension for Chrome called WhatRuns instantly surfaces the tools and programs that power any website on the internet. [Screenshots: Whatruns] For instance, […]

BattleTech’s turn-based combat makes miniature mechs feel like true war machines

The irony? With its top-down viewpoint, BattleTech’s mechs are rendered quite a bit smaller than anything you’d see in Titanfall, MechWarrior Online, and the like. But first-person mech games always struggle a bit with scale. Sure, there are differences between being on foot in Titanfall 2 versus being inside a mech, but the two don’t really […]

Mercedes-Benz Tests Croove, a Car-Sharing Platform That’s Like Airbnb for Cars

Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:DDAIF) is testing a car-sharing program it’s calling Croove in Germany. The program is like an Airbnb for cars in that users can loan out their cars to others. According to the luxury car manufacturer, sharing something you own with others is the basic idea behind the sharing economy. “The idea behind this new […]

Why Angels Like Software Startups

Angel investors love software companies. Since 2002, when the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire first reported the results of its annual survey of angel investment activity, software has been the number one industry sector for angel investments in every year. And our friends in the Granite State aren’t the only […]

Entrepreneurship Requires Working Like the Future is Already Here (Watch)

If you’re a movie buff like me, you may have thrilled to the spectacle when movies like “Star Trek” and the latest “Star Wars” hit the screen. The exciting possibilities of a future in which intelligent robots, speed of light space ships and travel to far flung planets have all become realities are inspiring to […]

10 Tips for Using Google Slides Like a Pro

There are plenty of presentation platforms out there for large and small businesses alike. But not all work the same. Google Slides is a dynamic, cloud-based presentation program that has started to draw in more and more business users. Yet while a vast number of workers are hopping on board in order to give Google […]