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Amazon picks best books of 2014 so far

2014 is about half over, and the Amazon team has already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions …

“The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

<b>(TakePart/Noah Berger)</b><p>A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 24, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at …

iPhone or Android: it's time to choose your religion

Starting this fall, it'll be much harder to switch between Android and iOS<p>It’s impossible for Google or Apple to introduce a new feature, let alone a whole new revision, to their mobile operating systems without it instantly being compared to the other’s alternative. The sparks that inflame heated …

Meet the future of public transport: electric cycles with onboard tablets

If various surveys of happiness, peacefulness, and prosperity (and the endorsement of Tyler Brûlé) are to be believed, Scandinavia is the best place in the world. Judging by Copenhagen’s bikes, they may all be right. The capital of Denmark is in the process of rolling out a new bike-share program …

Electric Vehicles

Stepping Out

Living the Fitbit life.<p>I was at an Italian restaurant in Melbourne, listening as a woman named Lesley talked about her housekeeper, an immigrant to Australia who earlier that day had cleaned the bathroom countertops with a bottle of very expensive acne medication: “She’s afraid of the vacuum …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

It’s a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in northeastern Bavaria, and Patrick Schroeder, whom the German press has dubbed the …

Right-wing Extremism

Why Audiences Hate Hard News—and Love Pretending Otherwise

Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables. Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy.<p>You may not realize this, but we can see you. Yes, <i>you</i>. The human reading this article. We have analytics that tells us roughly where you are, what site you've just arrived from, how long …

Does Your To-Do List Make You Sad?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>As our company grows, so does the to-dos. It gets harder to prioritize what needs to be done on any given day.<p>In the …

After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.<p>Tuesday marks 687 days — one full <i>Martian</i> year — since NASA's Curiosity rover …

Meet Taco Bell's 'Resident Disruptor'

As academics debate the value of Clayton Christensen's "theory of disruption," this is how Taco Bell's Jeff Jenkins thinks about disruption.<p>This week, Harvard historian Jill Lepore published a scathing critique of one of Silicon Valley's sacred texts, Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive …

What to expect at Google I/O 2014: The next steps in Google's world takeover

This year’s Google I/O developer conference won’t be like any other.<p>Now that Google has its fingers in more pies than ever before, the big focus at I/O this year will be about building the broader Google ecosystem. Android on your wrist and in your car. Nest in your home. Google everywhere you look.<p>…

Her House of Cards

How did a 26-year-old cocktail waitress end up running a private weekly poker game for some of Hollywood’s highest rollers, including the likes of Leo, Ben, and Tobey? In an adaptation from her new memoir, Molly Bloom, who has since gained notoriety as “the Poker Princess,” recalls her lucky break, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Edward Snowden's lawyer will keep your secrets

In a Jesuit church hall at Georgetown University in April, a crowd gathers to listen to enemies of the state. The law school has invited half a dozen whistleblowers to speak, including the headliner, Daniel Ellsberg. In 1971, Ellsberg leaked <i>The New York Times</i> a copy of a secret Department of …

James Franco's Summer Movie Picks

Some movies to watch between the blockbusters full of explosions, men in tights, and aliens on the big screens<p>For me, summer means time to watch movies and read books. Since we talked about books last week, here are some movies to watch between the blockbusters full of explosions, men in tights, …

Red River

Dodgeball: An extreme second chance at childhood

Or, what it feels like to be hit in the face with a rubber ball.<p>A man in his mid-20s dressed as a Power Ranger leaps into the air, arms stretched, poised to catch the squishy rubber ball.<p>In one moment, he moves with the grace of a dancer, long limbs creating elegant lines midair. In the next, he …

Welcome to Drone Valley

Why does Silicon Valley exist? Why do software engineers go there to get a job, even though rents are high? Why do entrepreneurs go there to start …

Downton Abbey Unveils New Season 5 Teaser (VIDEO)

When last we left the good folks at <i>Downton Abbey</i>, Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) had to choose between suitors, one more handsome and wealthy …

Here's what's new at Google I/O 2014

The keynote for the Google I/O 2014 developer conference wrapped up without word of a new Nexus device , a release date for the next version of Android, or any word on when we might expect to get our hands on a consumer-grade version of Google Glass. But that doesn't mean there was a veritable …

Why The Supreme Court Just Killed Aereo: An Explainer

Aereo is a pretty simple concept: You rent a DVR and an antenna from a website, and can watch broadcast TV over the Internet. And broadcast networks loathe it. They loathed it so much they went to the Supreme Court to shut Aereo down… and they just got their wish.<p>For the record, your cloud-based …

The 23-Year-Old Wordsmith Behind The Hip, New Voice Of The Times Crossword Puzzle

Thanks to Anna Shechtman, your clue for “bro” is no longer “sister’s sib.” It’s “Preppy, party-loving, egotistical male, in modern lingo.”<p>The answers to the May 29th <i>New York Times</i> crossword puzzle included “epicness,” “twitter hashtag,” “where it’s at,” and “hell no.” Although the 61-year-old Will …

Crossword Puzzles

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

When Global Warming Kills Your God

Twenty-three Alaskan tribesmen broke the law when they overfished king salmon, but they claim their faith gave them no other choice.<p>“So there is a black fish swimming up the river, looking for a fish trap to swim into. Cycle of life, right?”<p>Grant Kashatok was telling me stories the traditional …

Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones?

Here’s a simple fact with an uncertain explanation: historically, hurricanes with female names have, on average, killed more people than those with male ones.<p>Kiju Jung from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign made this discovery after analysing archival data about the 94 hurricanes that …