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The first Fortnite World Cup with $100 million in prize money is happening in 2019

July 16th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Qualifiers start later this year, and anyone can participate. Epic Games announced more details about its e-sports plans for Fortnite, revealing today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3 that the competitions will all be part of what’s called the Fortnite World Cup. The prize pool, first announced earlier this year, […]



You don’t even need waves to ride this electric hydrofoil surfboard

July 13th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest trends in surfing over the past few years has been the adoption of hydrofoil surfboards by some of the sports biggest names. Adding a hydrofoil to the bottom of the board creates lift and more speed, turning even ordinary waves into something that is a lot more fun and interesting to […]



The fascinating reason why there are no mosquitoes at Disney World

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

There are no mosquitoes in The Most Magical Place on Earth. That’s right, Disney World is so dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life that they’ve made the bugs practically disappear. How do they pull that off? No, the answer isn’t magic. Vlogger Rob Plays delved into the answer in a […]



WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]



VRstudios launches Jurassic World VR attraction at Dave & Buster’s restaurants

June 13th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

VRstudios is launching its virtual reality platform in 112 Dave & Buster’s entertainment restaurant locations with the new game Jurassic World VR Expedition. That makes it the largest deployment of commercial multiplayer VR to date, the partners said. It took almost five years of work to make happen, according to Dave & Buster’s executive Kevin […]



Study: Gen Z craves ‘novelty’ and experience

June 11th, 2018 at 8:59 am » Comments Off

Generation Z shoppers share a love of real-world retail experiences, as long as they are augmented by technology. Gen Z, also called the Instagram generation, lives by visuals and expects retailers to make experiences cool and aesthetic, show how products are used, and feature them in their best light. This requires their favorite brands to […]



Virgin Voyages hope to appeal to virgin cruisers with its new line

June 4th, 2018 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Race you to the “catamaran net.” The designers behind the world’s newest cruise ship have never been on a cruise. But if this approach seems crazy, well, it’s all strategy. The group, dubbed the “Creative Collective” and led by the likes of Roman and Williams (The Boom Boom Room, Le Coucou, Ace Hotels), Concrete Amsterdam […]



The Cult of Peloton: Reinventing the Fitness Industry, and Becoming a Microcultural Phenomenon

June 1st, 2018 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

High-tech cycling platform creates a connected community. At Peloton, Robin Arzon, vp, fitness programming, says classes are known as ‘shows’ and instructors as ‘talent.’ Until a month ago, I had never taken a spin class. While friends and colleagues made regular pilgrimages to boutique fitness studios like SoulCycle or Flywheel, the allure of sweating buckets […]



Inside the bitter war to bring Tupac and Michael Jackson back to life

May 20th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Dead celebrities reincarnated as holograms are big business – and, for two startups looking for fame and fortune, a source of untapped millions A black curtain raises, the sound of a helicopter rotor fades and there he is. Surrounded by body-painted dancers, wearing a gold jacket and sitting on a throne at the centre of […]



Don’t call it a dingy: Jet capsule is a luxurious ‘compact yacht ‘ for the rich

April 28th, 2018 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

Well, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year on the water. First, we told you about a flying hydro-jetpack. Then, there was the flying Jet Ski and the electric surfboard. Now, it appears we’ll need to make room for yet another aqua toy in The Manual boathouse. The Jet Capsule Compact Yacht […]



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