Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. NBA Courtside at Home? Live Action Virtual Reality is Here and Better than Expected
    William Gibson famously said, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” I’m guessing Gibson was probably referring to the coming world of live action content for the Oculus Rift, and if that’s true he’s exactly right. The...
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  2. No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry
    Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content "Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse." I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to...
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  3. US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government...
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  4. Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block
    (David Sleight/ProPublica)Update: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website, saying that the website was "completely unaware that AddThis contained a tracking software that had...
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  5. Googler leaves to join Bing at Microsoft. Here's the cake his co-workers gave…
    That's the kind of passionate ownership that I would want to see in my team... it would leave me feeling like we've got the right people committed to staying ahead of the competition... bring it on, Bing!
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