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How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO

It makes lazy people like me work out. That’s the genius of the Peloton bicycle. All you have to do is velcro on the shoes and you’re trapped. You’ve eliminated choice and you will exercise. Through a succession of savvy product design choice I’ll break down here, Peloton removes the friction to getting fit. It’s the…

100 Thieves’ Nadeshot and Scooter Braun are coming to Disrupt

If you’re at all familiar with esports, chances are you’ve heard of 100 Thieves. The esports org, founded by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, has grown over the past couple years into an absolute powerhouse of esports and a household name for those who follow gaming. Which is why we’re thrilled to have Nadeshot and 100 Thieves…

Google and Jennifer Lopez reinvent the Versace dress that created Google...

Google Images was partially born out a need to serve people’s interest in looking up the iconic green Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000. To celebrate the anniversary of the moment, Google partnered with the Italian fashion designer to recreate the dress — and show off many of its products…

Arkham Origins studio teases … something on Batman Day – Polygon

Batman Day, yesterday, is largely a promotional observance even if it is factually commemorating the 80th year of the Caped Crusader’s first appearance. And that’s exactly what’s going on here in this teaser video from WB Games Montreal, makers of Batman: Arkham Origins. WB Montreal seem to he teasing a new Batman Game incoming. This…

In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks

Lava not included — Review: A book of deliberately, hilariously, wrong advice—with explainers and diagrams.  Chris Lee - Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm UTC Talking about Saturn Vs at on stage at a NASA facility is always appropriate—here's XKCD creator Randall Munroe doing just that in 2015.Lee HutchinsonAny time physicists gets together, one of them…

SpaceX installs two Starship wings ahead of Elon Musk’s Saturday update...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is just six days away from giving an updated Starship presentation and the company is working relentlessly to get the spacecraft as close to a finished product as possible.In the last 48 hours, this burst of effort was marked (most notably) by the installation of two of Starship Mk1’s actuating fins/wings,…

Batman: Arkham Origins Developer Teases Cryptic Images While Celebrating Batman Day...

Batman: Arkham Origins developer WB Montreal posted a video celebrating Batman Day early Sunday morning, which contained a series of cryptic images that could be teasing a new Batman game. In what appeared to be nothing more than a 30-second clip of a city building being illuminated by the Bat signal (a somewhat common occurrence…

Oh So Expensive: Google Pixel 4 color names leaked and retailer...

The Pixel 4 family will be launched on October 15. (Image source: Daily Express)A couple of more Google Pixel 4-related leaks have surfaced, one concerning the apparently official names for the colors the smartphones will come in and another about the not inconsiderable price tags. According to one specific retailer, potential Pixel 4 buyers in…

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’ is still the most soothing...

“Terrace House” (a co-production between Netflix and Fuji Television) is back, and it hasn’t changed much since we reviewed it last year. As with previous seasons, “Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020” features six cast members (three men and three women, mostly in their twenties) who all live in a house together. Rather than manufacturing competition or…

Amazon’s latest copycat brand: Allbirds – Quartz

In its pursuit of being “the Everything Store,” Amazon has been known to copy popular items and sell them itself for cheaper.Allbirds now appears to be the latest target. Billing them as the“the world’s most comfortable shoes,” Allbirds creates environmentally friendly footwear that has been unofficially recognized as part of the Silicon Valley tech worker…

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Google says it’s done making tablets and cancels two unreleased products

Google will not be launching a sequel to last year’s Pixel Slate tablet, according to Business Insider and Computer World, and will instead focus its Chrome OS hardware efforts on traditional laptop devices. “For Google’s first-party hardware efforts, we’ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate,” a spokesperson told…

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