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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved Microsoft Natural keyboard. The curves fought back, and the project was never finished. Fast forward to 2014 and Allemann has taken another stab at it, this …

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 …

Why are these disturbing GIFs so beautiful?

Bill Domonkos is a filmmaker, artist, and animator like no other. Recently, he's crafted a collection of striking, humorous, and occasionally disturbing GIFs, the hallmark of which is the juxtaposition of old and new. Domonkos is one of a number of artists that appropriates public domain archival …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Baffled By Bitcoin? This Beginner's Guide Will Help

Bitcoin is the virtual currency that everyone seems to be talking about. It’s compelling and growing in popularity, but also highly controversial; Bitcoin has been ruled illegal in Thailand and the US government plans to launch a formal investigation into the cryptocurrency.<p>Bitcoin is also …

Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

The Android Device Manager will show a location, and give options to ring or wipe the phone.<p>Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple's "Find my iPhone."<p>The Android Device …

The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn’t …

Pebble smartwatch rumored to be sold at Best Buy soon

Pebble was one of the first smartwatches to debut and it looks like the device soon may become more mainstream.<p>The Pebble smartwatch is rumored to be sold at Best Buy within the next few weeks, according to claims from two employees who said they were briefed on the matter and a leaked document …

InternMatch helps students get hired, gets $4M

InternMatch helps employment newcomers find their place in the working world. The company raised its first funding at $4 million today and plans to make that process even simpler for both candidates and hiring managers.<p>No more Craigslist for you, young intern with potential. InternMatch’s website …

How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year

Cathy Kearney, an accountant in the Irish city of Cork, appears to live a fairly modest home life. A graduate of the local university, her home for …