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Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

Chalkboard Illustrations by Dangerdust of Famous Quotes

Chalkboard Illustrations and Hand-Letterings of Famous Quotes.<p>Dangerdust is the collaboration of two students from Columbus College of Art & Design. …

Graphic Design

Spotify Premium Index Reveals How Price Differs Around the World

If you emigrate to another country, it often takes a while to get used to their economy. You have to appreciate the cost of living, how much people are usually paid, the country’s financial state, and so forth.<p>In particular, Matias Singer noticed how the price of a Spotify Premium subscription had …

Google brings Microsoft's Bing search bling to Chrome

Google and Microsoft may be mortal enemies, vying over office productivity tools, operating systems, and search engines, but evidence of some cooperation appears in a new version of Google's Web browser.<p>For people who configured Chrome to use Microsoft's Bing search service, the rough Canary …

Antivirus software is dead, says security expert at Symantec

Antivirus software only catches 45% of malware attacks and is "dead", according to a senior manager at Symantec.<p>Remarks by Brian Dye, senior vice-president for information security at the company, which invented commercial antivirus software in the 1980s and now develops and sells Norton Antivirus, …

Why the Mac App Store is Shangri-La for developers

The iOS App Store gold rush might be played out for all but the luckiest developers, but there’s another part of the Apple empire where coders can find breakout success: the Mac App Store.<p>“Compared to iOS, it’s definitely easier to have a hit in the Mac App Store,” says Andreas Hegenberg, the …

Apps

How Computer Viruses Get Their Names

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Heartbleed, Melissa, Klez, Nimda, and Sasser. All of these innocent sounding words could ruin your …