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The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

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To combat fragmentation, ARM built a new type of OS for the internet of things

ARM may be a chip design firm, but like its rival Intel, it also spends a lot of time and money on building software. And to help cement its growing …

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Google Deliberately Weakens Open Source Android As It Hopes To Dominate With Android One

When you are the underdog in the smartphone world, you look for every advantage possible to get market share. That was the case when Google was looking to establish Android as an alternative to Symbian OS and Windows Mobile. It’s free, here’s the code, knock yourself out, was the implication from …

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing platform will launch soon for mystery, romance and sci-fi authors

Amazon is hoping to tap the power of the crowd to determine which ebooks it should publish. On Thursday, a few more details about its upcoming …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

British Library uploads more than a million public domain images to Flickr

More than 300 years of illustrations from the archives of the British Library have been uploaded to Flickr Commons, and now the organisation wants …

New Smashwords Research Helps Authors and Publishers Sell More Ebooks

Last year at the 2012 RT Booklovers in Chicago, I released a first-of-its-kind study that analyzed sales data for self-published ebooks. Our goal was to identify potential factors that could help authors sell more ebooks.<p>Two weeks ago at the 2013 RT Booklovers convention in Kansas City, I shared …

Writing

An Interview With Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels -- including <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers G<i>one Baby Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island, The Given Day</i>, and <i>Moonlight Mile</i>, as well as <i>Coronado</i>, a collection of short stories and a play. His latest bestseller, Live By Night, recently won the prestigious Edgar …

Judging Luhrmann's Gatsby: Five English Scholars Weigh In

Critics have been hard on <b>Baz Luhrmann’s</b> <i>The Great Gatsby</i> since it opened last week. This latest film adaptation of <b>F. Scott Fitzgerald’s</b> famous (and …

The Man Booker International prize finalists speak

<b>UR Anathamurthy</b><p><b>Which of your books would you recommend to a reader approaching your work for the first time?</b><br>Samskara.<p><b>How has your nomination for the</b> …

Inferno by Dan Brown, review

Dan Brown's take on Dante's Inferno is the thriller-writer's most ambitious novel yet – and his worst.<p>As I sat in a coffee shop at the weekend with my copy of <b>Dan Brown’s new novel</b>, fully rotating it nine times in order to read a cryptic poem written in the form of a spiral, a possible explanation …

Dan Brown's Inferno: first look at bestselling author's new novel

Jake Kerridge, one of the first people in the world to have read Dan Brown's new novel Inferno, says the book is "something of an improvement" on his previous work, but the prose reminds him of David Brent.<p><i>Inferno</i> is the fourth book in Brown's Robert Langdon series, following on from his …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

The 10 best physicists

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Colorized Black And White Photos Bring Historical Figures Like Darwin, Lincoln And Dali To Life (PHOTOS)

What would Charles Darwin or Jim Henson look like in color?<p>Thanks to Mads Madsen, an active Reddit and Facebook user with a knack for photo manipulation, we can find out what historical icons look like in color. The 18-year-old colorizes historical images, from close-ups of famed scientists Albert …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

The New Criteria for Mental Disorders

In 1959, Dr. Julian Lasky decided to conduct an experiment: How well could psychiatrists and hospital staff at a V.A. general-medicine and surgical hospital use individual patient interviews to predict post-hospital adjustments among their psychiatric patients? Once a month over a period of six …

How Bing Crosby and the Nazis Helped to Create Silicon Valley

The nineteen-forties Bing Crosby hit “White Christmas” is a key part of the national emotional regression that occurs every Christmas. Between Christmases, Crosby is most often remembered as a sometimes-brutal father, thanks to a memoir by his son Gary. Less remarked upon is Crosby’s role as a …

A Delicate Truth

• <b>Author:</b> John le Carré<p><b>From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.</b><p><b>John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available from Viking.</b><p>"A novel that beckons …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

Architecture

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science

Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli president's conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares of the Guardian report at last …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown

As the film adaptation of Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, is released, we present this appreciation of the author by Michael Deacon from 2013.<p>Renowned author <b></b>Dan Brown woke up in his luxurious four-poster bed in his expensive $10 million house – and immediately he felt angry. Most …

Dan Brown's Inferno set for blockbusting sales

With less than 24 hours to go before Robert Langdon, Dan Brown's tweed-clad code cracker, strides back onto the literary stage, booksellers are …