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Scam season

Victims were targeted with scare tactics. They included ads warning of impending economic crises, the dangers of the deep state, and potential account freezes. All mixed with political disinformation referencing politicians like Trump and Warren and their parties.

The scare tactics used to sell overpriced silver to older conservatives

On reading this story, I reached out to my father-in-law and learned he too had seen these ads in his feed and had been tempted to call. This is fraud, in my view, and reading through the scripts the sales people use was chilling. I encouraged him to reach out to the Quartz investigations team -- and

On reading this story, I reached out to my father-in-law and learned he too had seen these ads in his feed and had been tempted to call. This is fraud, in my view, and reading through the scripts the sales people use was chilling. I encouraged him to reach out to the Quartz investigations team -- and to alert his peers to this ruse. If you have loved ones in their 70s or 80s, it's important for you to help educate them about these sorts of tactics. Yes, the companies should do more, but we also have to take some of the responsibility for not falling for this crap. Sharing this story with them is one good way to start.

Gaming's next frontier

Google Stadia is not the cloud gaming future we were promised. A less-than-perfect launch reveals the limits of streaming games.

Google Stadia is not the cloud gaming future we were promised

I really want the future Google and others are envisioning—where I can play games that used to require me to be tethered to a PC or console—wherever I am. It seems like a no-brainer move gaming into the cloud, much like we've done with music and movies, but streaming games is an entirely different prospect

I really want the future Google and others are envisioning—where I can play games that used to require me to be tethered to a PC or console—wherever I am. It seems like a no-brainer move gaming into the cloud, much like we've done with music and movies, but streaming games is an entirely different prospect. Latency nears to be as close to zero as possible, so that the game isn't jarring and you can actually play it, and networks need to be able to handle the large bandwidth streaming interactive high-resolution requires. Beyond the lackluster games on offer, Stadia seems to fall down on its core technology. But it's still early days. Hopefully Google can work out the kinks.

Not to be a Google defender, but these early hiccups seem excusable. We're only on day 2 of Stadia's public launch and early adopters can help iron out the bugs. If lag ruins the experience, Stadia will lose users, sure, but Google has every incentive to make it work. For now, the platform seems aspirational

Not to be a Google defender, but these early hiccups seem excusable. We're only on day 2 of Stadia's public launch and early adopters can help iron out the bugs. If lag ruins the experience, Stadia will lose users, sure, but Google has every incentive to make it work. For now, the platform seems aspirational but I can get behind Google's vision for the video game industry (even if that means using a wired controller). As a gamer, all I care about is speed, so I hope Google figures it out quick.

If Google can attract gamers from diverse backgrounds, then it might create a different target experience in the interim (until internet speed is not an issue). They can focus on narrative experience based games, such as Until Dawn or Heavy Rain, where you can sit back and think about your choices rather

If Google can attract gamers from diverse backgrounds, then it might create a different target experience in the interim (until internet speed is not an issue). They can focus on narrative experience based games, such as Until Dawn or Heavy Rain, where you can sit back and think about your choices rather than playing on reaction speed. Maybe even integrate simple technologies to ease the gameplay more, like assisted initial reaction or such. Story driven, strategic gameplays have a customer base with great demographics for Stadia: high income with limited time!

Hopefully, Google's iterative approach to product development will iron out the initial kinks over the coming months, while also encouraging infrastructure providers (ISP's etc) to step-up their rollout of improvements to networking in anticipation an increase in interest on online gaming.

Virtual reality is too boring. Fast Company writes that developers haven’t given us a good enough reason to leave our own realities behind in favor of their artificial worlds.

The big problem with virtual reality? It’s almost as boring as real life

I feel like this article only focuses on the enterprise applications of VR, which of course are not for everyday people. In the wake of Valve announcing their first flagship VR game, Alyx, this article is incredibly narrow.

ETFs are eating the market

Income inequality

Those in the most unequal societies are most likely to accept income inequality. Harvard Business Review highlights research showing such citizens believe they’re living in a meritocracy and take greater pride in their place in it, especially as they move up the income ladder.

Why Do People Tolerate Income Inequality?

We're to "take pride" in what we do. What are we working toward in our work? Is it worth taking pride for without it what he have to take pride in is life being considered worthless by those who take pride in what they do. What be the issue is how easily we're considered worthless by who takes pride

We're to "take pride" in what we do. What are we working toward in our work? Is it worth taking pride for without it what he have to take pride in is life being considered worthless by those who take pride in what they do. What be the issue is how easily we're considered worthless by who takes pride in what they do so much to take pride from another; may be for doing what you do too well according to whom it may concern. Then again not taking enough pride in what you do. Again "what are we working toward in our work?" when money is not the issue. What can we do to achieve all money can buy since money just buys our time so we spen time spending money so others too can spend time doing the same. What can we say & do worth more than all money can buy?

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