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Is Buying In-Game Gold Such a Bad Thing?
We see this sort of thing all the time, from the gold bars in Red Dead 2 online to gold in WOW, gemstones in Lost Ark, and credits in Assassin’s Creed. We all know that paid loot boxes are bad things and that many micro-transactions are money-grubbing, but should we remove in-game gold and credit purchases completely?
How To Ease Your Quarantine Anxiety With Some Personal Development
The global population is becoming increasingly better educated thanks to simpler and cheaper access. This uplift in provision of knowledge led to hyper people movement and economic productivity as well as the birth of the gig economy. In Australia, for instance, 73% of the available workforce is employed!
What to Do If You’re Facing an Unexpected Coronavirus Redundancy
Coronavirus is currently wreaking havoc on the global job market. Hundreds of thousands of people are likely to lose or have already lost their jobs as a result of the situation. With many of the world’s citizens staying at home right now, jobs in many sectors of the economy are in jeopardy. Here's what you could do if facing an unexpected redundancy:
3 Security Steps Every IoT-Using Business Should Take Right Away
Ever since IoT devices started to make inroads into businesses and homes all over the world, they've been plagued with security problems both large and small. Everything from smart thermostats to smart speakers has seen their share of issues, and the problems extend all the way up to some big-name vendors. In short, nobody's been safe.
Social Media Faces an Uncertain Regulatory Future - Here's What It May Look Like
In the space of a few short years, social media has come to dominate much of the digital technology landscape. It's become the world's default communications medium. It's become a primary channel for digital advertising and marketing. It's even become the way an increasing number of people learn about the news of the day.
4 Films That Get Hacking Mostly Right
If there's one thing that American film fans can't seem to get enough of, it's hackers. They turn up over and over again in Hollywood blockbusters and indie movies of all genres. They're even the titular characters in some pretty well-known mainstream fare.
Five Major Conventions to Scratch Your Cosplay Itch
These days, it's difficult to find anyone that isn't into cosplay, in one way or another. That's just because it's good, inventive, escapist fun and literally anyone can do it (if they're willing to be the center of attention now and again). Most people who become interested in the cosplay scene get involved at a local con or event, and then get hooked and ready to look for more. The problem is, there aren't all that many big local events that can quench the thirst of your average cosplay newbie, and you might need to do a little bit of traveling to scratch your brand new itch. If you're in that situation, here are five major anime and cosplay conventions where you can get your costumed fill.
5 Local Co-Op Games No Old-School Gamer Should Miss
If you've been around long enough, and you're a geek, you can probably recall a time when cooperative gaming meant gathering with friends and a handful of game cartridges (or floppy disks, if you're willing to admit being old enough to remember them) for a night of Jolt Cola and electronic diversion. Up through the end of the 1990s, there was no better way to assert your geeky superiority than to demolish your friends at a game of GoldenEye or Mario Party. Then, the internet changed everything.
Four Groundbreaking Devices That Started Today's Tech Revolution
These days, the average person is walking around with a smartphone in their pocket that makes a room-sized mainframe of 30 years ago seem like little more than a calculator. That speaks to the insanely quick evolution of technology in the modern world and how much we've all come to depend on the latest and greatest in tech gadgetry in our daily lives.
If You're in the Real Estate Business, You Need to Learn About Blockchain
Disrupting this, disrupting that—tech bloggers, industry pundits, market forecasters, and anyone with dollar signs scrolling across their corneas absolutely loved to apply the word “disrupting” to any title or SEO meta description.
The Old-School Tech that Could Enable Fiber Optic Broadband Expansion
All around the world, private industry and government agencies are racing to expand the availability of high-speed internet access to as many communities as possible. They're doing it because they've recognized that in the digital age, broadband internet access is as valuable to an economy as steam power and electricity were to the economies of the industrial revolution. As we head further into a future that's certain to be filled with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and autonomous vehicles and the like, the need for a robust and reliable internet infrastructure will only become more acute.