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Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

Emerging Explorer Jack Andraka doesn't plan to stop with his prize-winning test for pancreatic cancer.<p><i>Editor's Note: Jack Andraka is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

Teleza Turns Your Mobile Device Into A Dual-SIM Powerhouse

When I was in Shenzhen last month I met James Sung, the guy who brought us original dual SIM Peel case and turned countless iPod Touches into iPhones. Now you can do the same thing, but wirelessly.<p>His new product, called Teleza, costs $129 and is styled like a high-end cigarette case. It comes in …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Mad Catz' STRIKE M gaming keyboard fits in your pocket, cramps your fingers

Diminutive Bluetooth keyboards? Yeah, we've seen those before, but we've never really been able to fault them for their size. These tiny peripherals are meant for light work at best, but the Mad Catz STRIKE M wears a facade that outpaces its utility. From its skewed angles, to its collection of …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Software

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Viral Video: Thankfully, “Boy Dance Party” Is Not About the Twitter Board

Excuse me, but this hysterical video from last week’s “Saturday Night Live” is still making me laugh, even after many watches.<p>Perhaps it is Bruce …

Bruce Willis

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow"<p>If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, a uniform layout. Ten digits, laid out on a three-by-three grid, with the tenth tacked on on the …

DirecTV for iPhone reaches version 3.0, touts redesigned look and improved navigation

We knew DirecTV had a few things in mind for its various mobile apps, with the focus being on discovery features and an overall better experience. Now, following a refresh to the iPad app earlier this month, the iPhone version is getting updated to version 3.0. The highlights of today's release are …

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

The 9 Coolest Space Photos From Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Dispatches from Nyberg's Pinterest page<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Our Earth can be a violent, desperate place. Sometimes it's nice to take a broader view and be reminded the blue marble can also be a beautiful place to live. Astronaut Karen Nyberg joined the International Space Station as a …

Before The World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science | Book Review

It's rare when I learn new things in a children's book, but that is the case for Claire Eamer's newly published book, Before The World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science [Annick Press, 2013; Amazon UK; Amazon US].<p>In this 128-page book, the author tells us about eight groundbreaking …

Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Washington D.C.

Elon Musk Wants You to Build the Hyperloop

A few hours from now, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk will describe in detail his concept for a “Hyperloop” — a new form of transportation he believes …

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