Uber employees thought it’d be a good idea to paint a ‘#Undelete’ mural

 Well, this is something else. A bunch of mostly male Uber employees decided to get together to spray taint (paint) a wall in San Francisco, basically begging people to reinstall the app if they’ve deleted it in light of all the scandals at Uber, The Verge reported. The employees painted “Undelete.” Read More

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Unreal’s ‘photorealistic character sample’ is like a Rob Lowe from the uncanny valley

 Making the character models you see in games is a very involved process, and as a few recent titles have shown, the faces especially are hard as hell to do right. The folks behind Epic’s Unreal Engine, which powers more than a few of those games, have kindly offered a ‘photorealistic character sample’ — a Rob Lowe-looking dude who looks almost real enough to touch. Almost. Read More

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Why do airlines overbook their flights?

 We’ve all been there: You turn up to the gate and there are more passengers than there are seats on the plane. You wouldn’t be the first person to think, “If you only have 200 seats, why would you sell more than 200 tickets?” It turns out there are excellent reasons for doing this, powered by money, efficiency and a whole lot of statistical analysis. Read More

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Pros and cons of “Oath: A Verizon Company”

 Corporate identities! We love ’em. But boy is it hard to come up with good ones. Sounds like we decided to go with “Oath: A Verizon Company.” We already have a post, but I just did a focus group with myself and this is what I discovered. Read More

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Houston, Kalanick and Zuck walk into a headline

 And a bar called SPiN, where photos of them playing ping-pong have the tech media in a great mood this Friday morning. The reason? At the same time as Houston’s ping pong birthday fun, SPiN was also holding a (wait for it… it’s totally worth it:) “Babes & Balls” party with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as the theme. Read More

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The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is $2,000 worth of high-tech boozing

 The the annals of mechanical gadgets it doesn’t get much simpler than a flask. You open the top, pour booze in, and close the top. Then you drink. But what if you could put two boozes into your flask? And what if you had a mechanical indicator to tell what kind of booze you were drinking? And what if you paid $2,000 for all of this mechanical joy? Well then you’d have the the… Read More

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