Zagg's new Glass Curve Elite screen protector may be the best thing that happened to your Galaxy S8 or Note 8

Curved glass protectors are a pain to get right, and most of them, even from reputable brands, are a tradeoff when it comes to side touch functionality or aesthetics. Enter Zagg’s new Glass Curve Elite series for handsets with flexible OLED displays that are sloping to the sides, such as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8. Zagg’s previous curved protector efforts were as good as anyone else’s, barring those that have to be installed using ultraviolet baking. 

Most of the curved shields so far suffered from the usual touch sensitivity problems due to the adhesive being used at …

Charlottesville really happened. Don't look away.


The eyes of the nation — and the world — turned to Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday after a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally descended into chaos.

The rally brought together the members of various white nationalist hate groups, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and their smaller sub-factions. They were greeted by an army of protesters who were there to demonstrate that hateful ideologies aren’t welcome in public spaces.

The gathering quickly turned violent as hate groups and protesters clashed, an outcome that was foreshadowed on Friday night when a mob of torch-bearing racists converged on the University of Virginia campus. Read more…

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I made an exact replica of Donald Trump in 'The Sims 3' and a lot of wild things happened


Donald Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. Does he love Paul Ryan? Does he want the Speaker of the House to step down? Will the whole world be a barren wasteland by the time my future children are in 8th grade?

The Sims 3, on the other hand, is a formula. There is a way things go in the game, predetermined by equations and probabilities and others things too boring to talk about.

So I decided to create a Trump character in The Sims to see how he fared in a virtual environment.  I had three big questions: if I made an exact replica of Trump in The Sims 3, how closely would he follow the real Trump’s path, and would it even be possible? Can The Sims 3 tell me what is going to happen next? And perhaps most importantly: can I play The Sims 3 at work and not get in trouble?  Read more…

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