Battlefield Hardline Beta Gameplay

Battlefield Hardline Beta Gameplay

If you don’t know, Monday at E3, Electronic Arts announced their latest installment of the Battlefield franchise with Hardline. Not to be confused with the 90s hard rock band, DICE has created a cops and robbers-esque game inspired by TV dramas. While the single player isn’t available yet, they did announce a first come, first served closed beta during their presentation. I managed to sneak in before their web servers melted and secured myself a spot in the beta.

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The iWatch is not a Watch.

The iWatch is not a Watch.

Tech sites have been abuzz with a potential launch of an Apple iWatch. I keep reading how such a device may be used, what sensors could be included in the first release, what data may be recorded, and who might have been hired to support its use.

As vague as these reports have been, one thing is clear to me. iWatch is not a watch and it’s not a phone on your wrist, it’s a sensor platform with a display. The only reason it has watch in its name is to fool you into putting it on. iPhone wasn’t a phone, you just needed an excuse to buy one.

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The Overprotected Kid by Hanna Rosin

The Overprotected Kid by Hanna Rosin

As someone who doesn’t have a kid yet, I talk a big talk when I say to let kids get dirty, get hurt, and make mistakes. However, I have a siblings that are 10 and 20 years younger than me. My brother and sister have happily let me throw them into the proverbial deep end knowing I’d be there to back them up when things got rough. Our fears manifest themselves in peculiar ways, the rules we create for young and old often say as much about our insecurities as what we think of others. Check this article out and consider what it means to let children light fires and play with sharp objects.

Photograph by Peter Yang for The Atlantic
h/t to Tim Bailey for the heads up on this article

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