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Can you solve Martin Gardner’s best mathematical puzzles?

The maestro of recreational maths was born 100 years ago today. Here we celebrate his birthday with eight of his most celebrated puzzles<p>Here’s something puzzling.<p>A few years before he died, aged 95 in 2010, I interviewed Martin Gardner at his home in Norman, Oklahoma.<p>Gardner was a journalist, a …

How to Make Your Phone Number Private

When my daughter was born, we placed an advertisement for a nanny in a local newspaper. At 6:30 a.m. on the first day the ad ran, the phone started …

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What’s the difference between iOS and Android users?

What does your choice of smartphone platform say about you? Do you crave the security and polished user experience Apple offers iPhone users, or do …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Save YouTube videos to your iPhone for offline viewing

Store your favorite clips so you can watch them even when you're not connected.<p>Google's YouTube app is all well and good for watching Superman rescue Sandra Bullock, airplane passengers belt out "Circle of Life," and the like. But what if you want to view your favorite clips when there's no …

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Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

In his new book on mathematical card magic, Irish writer Colm Mulcahy presents 52 ways to befuddle and amaze<p>You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

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