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15 best eBook reader apps for Android

Finding the right eBook reader apps (also called eReaders) can be difficult. There are a variety of eBook types, plenty of file formats to deal with, and then there are different kinds of books (novels, comics, etc) that make the whole experience a little complicated. However, with the right app, …

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Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

8 Reasons Why We're Excited for Titanfall - IGN Video

From jetpack mobility to the Smart Pistol, here are eight reasons why IGN staff members are excited to get their hands on Respawn's shooter.

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Kinect for Xbox One named to Popular Science's "Best of What's New" list for 2013

The Xbox One has been recognized by <i>Popular Science</i> as a winner in their annual "Best of What's New" awards specifically for the console's new Kinect motion-sensing camera.<p>Editors at the monthly magazine praised the Kinect's ability to track body movements in all lighting conditions, as well as its …

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GTA 5 Infographic Makes Comparing Vehicles Easy

Here's a quick visual reference for comparing vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.<p>Particularly in Grand Theft Auto Online, choosing a car …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

We’re finally getting that open-world The Lord of the Rings game we’ve dreamed about

<i>Game Informer</i> has shown off the national gaming-magazine’s cover for its December issue, and it’s sure to get Tolkien fans in a tizzy. This is our first look at Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, an open-world action game for current and next-gen consoles.<p>Shadow of Mordor takes place between the …

Can AMD's Newest APU Play Your Favorite Games Without A Dedicated Graphics Card? (Part 1)

It began as a project called AMD Fusion — a “system on a chip” solution that combined a standard CPU with integrated graphics processing. AMD’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) finally saw the light of day in 2011. And as we did with Intel‘s HD Graphics 2000, PC gaming enthusiasts let loose a …

Vatican gives new life to Latin with new journal

The language of Caesar, Cicero and Pliny has been given a boost as the Vatican launched a revamped version of a journal in Latin.<p>The first issue of the new magazine, Latinitas, included a preface written by Pope Francis, whose Twitter handle is in Latin - @pontifex.<p>As well as sending regular …

Five things we love about Assassin's Creed IV

<b>Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is out now on both Xbox 360 and PS3, with PC and next-gen versions arriving on 21 November.</b><p>Like all Assassin's Creed …

Assassin's Creed

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

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Mad Catz announces S.T.R.I.K.E.M keyboard for gamers on the go

Mad Catz is no stranger to gaming keyboards of course, but it had yet to bring its S.T.R.I.K.E branding to the mobile market. That changes today, however, with the launch of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M, a keyboard specifically made for portable devices such as its own M.O.J.O micro console for Android. Like …

The truly scary politics of horror movies

We scored 74 horror films for racial and gender bias, and sexual violence. The results, in an original comic<p>Anne Elizabeth Moore • Gabrielle Gamboa<p>October 29, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>For best viewing, click each panel to expand!</i><p>Anne Elizabeth Moore<p>Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of "Unmarketable" from …

Piq Chocolates Takes its 3D Printed, Custom Treats to Kickstarter

Is there anything in life more exquisite and delicious than gourmet chocolates? We didn’t think so either, at least until we stumbled across this delectable Kickstarter campaign for personalized, custom shaped chocolates using a unique blend of 3D printing and molding techniques.<p>Piq Chocolates is …

Battlefield 4 on Xbox One vs. PS4: No Discernible Difference

Now that Battlefield 4 is on the market, we’re getting our first look at a video genre that’s sure to take up lots of blog space in the coming months: the Xbox One vs. Ps4 comparison. Several videos have surfaced from outlets that have developer’s versions of both next-gen consoles, and we of the …

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This Emulator Runs Windows 1.01 in Your Browser.

If you’re fascinated by old school computing and how it has progressed, then this emulator that runs Windows 1 in your browser will give you plenty of joy.<p>Programs available via this demo of Windows 1.01 — which was originally released in 1985 — include Notes, Clock, Reversi, Paint and more.<p>The …

Watch Conan O'Brien freak out over Outlast

In the his latest Clueless Gamer segment, late-night talk show host and comedian Conan O'Brien tackled three of the most popular horror games currently on the market, with some rather hilarious results — maybe not for O'Brien, but certainly for his audience.<p>According to O'Brien's companion Aaron …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

5 Do-It-Yourself Science Experiments With Grover

Come for the science, stay for the dubstep interlude.<p>In this adorbs video, which will make you want to be 5 years old all over again, scientist and perennial Sesame Street denizen Grover (the thinking man's Elmo) wants to bring back dinosaurs. Unfortunately, science isn't exactly on his side. …

Sesame Street

Reddit user still playing game of 'Civilization II' after 11 years, inspires fan fiction and new RPG

When last we checked in with Reddit user Lycerius and his marathon, 10-year game of <i>Civilization II</i>, he'd been caught in a stalemate with no obvious path to victory. But after turning to the internet for help, it took just days for someone to come forward with a winning strategy — one that would …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Molyneux is 'fascinated' by Fable Legends

It's been nine years since the original <i>Fable</i> launched for Xbox. A colorful, witty adventure game, it was synonymous with the lofty ambitions and grand vision of Lionhead and of its chief Peter Molyneux.<p>A year-and-a-half after leaving Lionhead behind — to set up <i>Godus</i> developer 22 Cans — Molyneux is …

Author Tom Clancy Passes Away At Age 66

Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of numerous military thrillers such as “Patriot Games” and “Red Storm Rising” has died at age 66.<p>Clancy passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital Tuesday after a brief illness.<p>Clancy sold his first book, “The Hunt For Red October” to the Naval Institute Press for …