Mike Smith

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Kodi: Everything you need to know about the streaming app

Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media …

Raspberry Pi

100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

By<p>99. Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins, "Get Low"<p>"Get Low" was the Number Two hit that signaled the peak of the high-energy, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

I graduated from Harvard and MIT — here are 7 things juniors can do now to get a leg up on college applications

One of my tips is the earlier you start, the better. And for all those juniors out there, that means starting on your application today.<p>The Common Application has already released the essay questions for the 2017-2018 application, and there are several other items you can focus on now to make …

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Virtual Reality

Turkey coup attempt: Police and officials purged

<b>Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended on suspicion of having links to the coup attempt at the weekend.</b><p>Some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, have been detained.<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to purge state bodies of the …

Natalie Cole: A Life in Pictures

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After more than 130 years of construction, Barcelona's most popular tourist attraction is finally almost done

"La Sagrada Família," a dramatic, imposing cathedral designed by Spanish architect Antoni Guadí, is easily Spain's most recognizable landmark, and it isn't even finished yet. Construction began on the church 133 years ago, in 1882, and it continues to this day.<p>Work crews recently began the final …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan is named for the wide river that runs through its provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, a low-slung city of …

Afghanistan