Witty Illustrations Capture the Pitfalls and Contradictions of Contemporary Life

Freelance illustrator Elia Colombo — also known as Gebe — is a gifted artist with a nonconformist perspective, crafting witty and thought-provoking snapshots of our contemporary lives and preoccupations. He’s particularly interested in the effects of schooling on personality and social media on self-perception, and those are just two of the themes that occur and […]

‘Radiant One’ Explores Lucid Dreaming And Its Pitfalls

The ability to control your dreams and manipulate them is quite the feat. You could fly with the birds, overturn a bad situation, or live your wildest dreams. In story-driven adventure Radiant One, players will have to navigate both dreams and nightmares as well, solving puzzles and escaping dangerous situations throughout the surreal worlds in […]

How ‘Sorry To Bother You’ Explores the Pitfalls of Capitalism

“An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.” Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You is a film people have been buzzing about for […]

The Pitfalls of Applying Upgrades to Flights Purchased With Points

Beware: Pitfalls of Applying Upgrades to Flights Purchased With Points Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Heartland startups can avoid Silicon Valley’s pitfalls by being better neighbors

GUEST: Most articles written about startup scenes outside of the coasts use the phrase “the next Silicon Valley.” As in, St. Louis or Pittsburgh is poised to be the “next Silicon Valley.” But do these cities really want to be the next Silicon Valley? It’s a serious question. While the Bay Area is known for […]

Top 10 AR development pitfalls

GUEST: The release of Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore has sparked a burst of creative energy and a wave of demos from developers all over the world. And there is a growing possibility that a paradigm shift in computing could be just around the corner when AR takes over mobile as the dominant consumer platform. […]

Some iOS 11 issues show early adoption pitfalls, others are just growing pains

Enlarge / The control center has a new interface for adjusting brightness. Apple’s new iOS 11 software for iPhones and iPads rolled out yesterday, but its adoption is slightly slower than that of its predecessor, and as is often the case, various issues have been reported by early adopters. iOS 11 had been installed on just over […]

The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions

The odd documentary, feature article, or typical marketing hype may make you think that today’s 3D scanning can perfectly capture the real world, but that’s only true with expensive, professional equipment (not to mention considerable editing and post-processing). Generally, current consumer versions of 3D scanners produce decidedly modest results. Still, personal 3D scanning has made […]