Matt Bachman

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The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Linux

Move to Stronsay, the Scottish island that's open to all

We have a small, brilliantly equipped and resourced school, fantastic healthcare and a safe, crime-free environment Dianne Riley-Moore, resident<p>It’s not uncommon to hit the new year with an overwhelming desire to quit your job, shed your responsibilities and flee to a tiny, isolated island to begin …

Tesla's Model 3 is causing a global scramble for the 'new gasoline'

Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle.<p>In one week alone, Tesla has racked up around $14 billion in implied future sales, making it the "biggest one-week launch of any product …

Electric Vehicles

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 Slate Is the iPad Pro's Latest Rival

Samsung's ambitious 2-in-1 Windows 10 newcomer is a direct rival to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.<p>4<p>5<p>The ultra-thin Galaxy TabPro S tablet is the result of a close collaboration between Samsung, Intel, and Microsoft. With full Windows 10 on board, the newcomer is part of a …

How to Make Hagrid's Rock Cakes, the Least Favorite Treat of the 'Harry Potter' Series

J.K. Rowling didn't make Hagrid's tooth-threatening rock cakes sound particularly appealing. These were the treats Harry Potter and company politely …

This "Harry Potter" themed cafe is a dream come true

Be still our caffeinated, wizard-loving hearts. We just discovered a <i>Harry Potter</i>-themed coffee shop and cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it’s …

The 25 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Sticker prices on private colleges and universities tend to be steeper than public schools.<p>The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year was <b>$32,405</b> at private colleges in the US, while public universities cost an average of <b>$23,893</b>. For state residents at public colleges, average …

College & University

This graph shows how much money you can earn from each college major

Student-loan debt in the US continues to skyrocket. And at $1.2 trillion, it now now exceeds car loans and credit-card debt figures.<p>And between 2001 and 2012, the average sticker price for tuition rose 46%, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which adjusted its figure for …

College & University

Microsoft's Free Visual Studio Program Gives You Free Software and Online Training

With Visual Studio you can develop apps for Windows as well as Android, iOS, and the web. Microsoft has released a Visual Studio Dev Essentials …

Fox News Wants Your Kids to Charge at Active Shooters

According to the FBI, the first two things your kids should attempt in any active shooting situation are 1) run or, if that’s not possible, 2) hide. …

The 10 Biggest Investing Myths

Don't fall for these common misperceptions.<p>There’s a lot of information about investing floating around. There are also a lot of bad opinions, …

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Waste less time online with Take a five's self-destructing tabs

The Internet was built for procrastinators, which I believe describes all of us. It is all too easy to go down a wormhole where you follow one link to the next, only to resurface a hour or more later with that pile of work you were avoiding still sitting there.<p>If you, like the rest of us, need help …

Western Riding

Canada's Oil Reversal Marks a Turning Point for Climate Politics

The overhauled local and national Canadian governments, backed by environmental activists there and south of the border, have struck a blow for the environment.<p>On both the provincial and national levels, our neighbors to the north pretty much overthrew their own government a few weeks ago. And, at …

A 12-year-old beat out 16,000 other people to win a Google contest — 7 years later, she’s a successful artist

That's the kind of audience you can garner when your work gets recognized by the most popular search engine in the world.<p>Back in 2008, Moon won Google's inaugural US " Doodle 4 Google " contest, beating out 16,000 other kids from around the country to have her illustration featured on Google's …

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. However, by using an infrared laser and nanocrystal, it …

Oculus Concepts collects experimental mobile VR 'games' in one spot

Virtual reality is nothing if not an awesome font for weird little experiences, but they can be kind of difficult to find. Some are on Steam, some are available elsewhere. Oculus is hoping that Oculus Concepts, its new section of the Gear VR's Oculus Store will make that easier. Concepts, like the …

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

This App Lets You Control Your Smartphone By Drawing

Mouse gestures never made sense on PCs, but they’re awesome on Android.<p>Long before we started swiping and tapping on touch screens, mouse gestures were touted as the humanist way of interacting with our computers. Simple patterns you traced on screen by holding a mouse button in order to perform a …

Here's How Microsoft's Minecraft Will Teach Kids How to Code

An immense number hours are poured into Microsoft’s world-building game Minecraft every day. By 2014, players, many of them children, will have spent …

Watch Daniel Craig Order Ridiculous Drinks as James Bond

When James Bond walks into a bar, he always orders the same thing: a martini. Shaken, not stirred. But on Monday’s episode of <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i>, …

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian - review

‘This book gripped me from the very start!’<p>I found this book absolutely amazing. Set during the second world war, the main character is a young boy named William who is evacuated to the countryside to live with a grieving widower named Tom.<p>Having been abused and beaten by his mother, it takes …

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New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …