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The Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy: a conversation with my parents who worked the accident

Looking back on the anniversary of the failure<p>On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas and Louisiana as it returned from a 16-day mission in space. The cause of the accident was a piece of foam that had fallen off the Shuttle’s external fuel tank during launch. The …

A Man Attached a Dementor to a Drone For a Terrifying Halloween Prank, People React Accordingly

In a move that’s either terrifying or maniacally clever, a Wisconsin man has been flying a menacing, dementor-esque figure via drone, thus upping the …

5 Powerful Mind and Body Hacks for a Limitless Brain

Is your day-to-day life full of stress and chaos?<p>Are you scrambling to find a peaceful moment in the day when you can put your feet up and relax? Are …

Self-help

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule

When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it.<p>They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called “rope memory,” and created a …

hobbyist

RANKED: The 20 best Nintendo 64 games of all time

One of the world's best video game consoles just turned 20 years old.<p>On June 23, 1996, a little console called the Nintendo 64 was released in Japan, forever altering the way we think about video games. Whether you loved it for your first glimpses at 3D gaming in "Super Mario 64" or your first …

Mario Kart

Developing for Android vs developing for iOS – in 5 rounds

One of the awesome things about being an Android developer is just how accessible it is, in terms of how easy it is to get started <i>and</i> how easy it is to distribute apps to users. To me, it feels like a return to the days of the ZX Spectrum; where you didn’t need a large development team in order to …

This team used drones to create an epic aerial Star Wars battle and it's awesome

This has to be the best use for drones ever and you can almost hear “Help me R2, you’re my only hope!” running through your head as the video starts …

Another 8 unanswered questions about Disneyland's 'Star Wars' land

Disney raised even more questions than it answered with the recent release of concept art for the new "Star Wars" lands at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.<p>Here's what we know so far: The new lands will feature two attractions set in a remote frontier town on the …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

The quest for the ultimate Star Wars lightsaber

We go on the search for the ultimate Skywalker saber<p>I’m in a suburb 30 miles outside of Sacramento, California, and Yoda’s teaching me how to fight with a lightsaber. In this particular case, Yoda is the online nickname for Michael Murphy, a 43-year-old artist that makes his living building …

You Can Now Play Legend of Zelda on Your Computer

It’s been 30 years since video game fans plugged their Nintendo Entertainment Systems into their television sets and (after blowing on the cartridge …

Abandoned Disney World Park is a Real-Life Dismaland

Disney World has been engrained as a vacation destination for families since it opened in 1971. With that imagery comes thoughts of 3-hour waits in …

Bill Gates 'discovers' 14-year-old formula on climate change

Bill Gates just released a climate science equation that explains how the world can lower carbon dioxide emissions "down to zero," according to the 2016 edition the annual letter he and his wife, Melinda, published. This letter went online on Feb. 22.<p>Problem is, the equation isn't exactly new. It's …

Data Science Skills in Demand for 2016

Big data has been the watchword for a while in IT, so it’s no surprise that data science skills are in hot demand and the job has perhaps …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

World Health Organization

10 apps to download if you want to get rich

"These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success," says Thomas C. Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals."<p>We can't guarantee using these habit-building apps will help you get rich, but they can get you off to a …

Apps

Make your own life-size BB-8 droid for $120

17-year-old engineering whizkid teaches you how to make Star Wars' droid<p>It's not supplanted R2-D2 in the "cute robots we wish were our best friends" stakes just yet, but The Force Awakens' BB-8 is getting close. Sadly, we're at least a few years away from the kind of artificial intelligence that'll …

TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald

A team of coders has released a new library on Github that contains a (sort of) working programming language built on Python that mimics the behavior of Donald Trump.<p>At it’s core, it works in exactly the same way as any other language, except it uses some particular syntax and rules to “make …

The World of Tolkien

First things first, shout out to @omnivir for the original collection found here: http://imgur.com/gallery/DKlrA. I would also like to thank the …

See Star Wars Characters Drawn Like Calvin and Hobbes

Brian Kesinger<p>1 of 5<p>An animator has taken <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> to a galaxy far, far away.<p>Brian Kesinger, whose Instagram lists him as an artist at Walt …

10 easy ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Google's new Chrome experiment turns your phone into a lightsaber so you can fight Storm Troopers

Because you can’t get enough Star Wars, Google is letting you turn your phone into a lightsaber so you can slay Storm Troopers on your computer screen. Yes, really.<p>Developed in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, your story begins on a Star Destroyer where you use your lightsaber to escape the …

20 apps you need on your Mac

You've got a Mac, and now you need the best apps.<p>Don't worry, we've got you covered.<p>In this list you'll find apps you've probably never heard of before to help you be more productive, creative, and entertained. Here are 20 of the best Mac apps worth checking out:

Apps

Add an IP Address and OS Version Display to the OS X Login Page

The login screen on a Mac is purposefully devoid of information, but if you’d like to add just a little more info, MacIssues shows you how to with …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty

Robinhood steals stock trading from rich guys in suits and gives it to normal people who couldn’t afford to pay $7 per transaction. The zero-fee stock trading app is bonafide hit. Less than a year after launch it has hundreds of thousands of users, over $1 billion in transactions, $66 million in …

This is the wireless router for people who hate wireless routers

The router provided by your ISP is likely to be terrible.<p>If you're unhappy with your speeds and range, you can go straight to the nuclear option if you'd like, but the $199.99 High Power Touch Screen AC1750 Wi-Fi Router is an interesting middle ground between power and accessibility.<p>The hardware …

Touchscreens

SmartPlug – WiFi Enabled Wall Plug from iHome

Editor's Rating<p>4.8/5?<p>Mark Myerson<p>Discovered on 2015-10-22<p>Manage your home appliances right from your smart phone or tablet with the intelligent …

Crowd Funding

If you want to work in tech, you need to know these two essential programming languages

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