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The Secret to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Overnight Success

The novelist seemed to go from unknown to MacArthur genius in two years. In truth, it took decades.This month, the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen was …

Writing

Avicii's 10 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

Avicii may have retired from touring, he may have just announced a break with his long-time manager who helped make him a superstar and he may be one …

Avicii

Avicii – a life in pictures

The death of the 28-year-old Swedish DJ and producer cuts short a globally successful career, filled with arena tours and big star collaborations

Avicii

This Beetle Can Withstand 40 Times More G-Force Than a Fighter Pilot

Click beetles are among nature's many unsung acrobats with clever strategies for escape.<p>Many primates are natural acrobats, like the tree-hopping gibbon, the swinging orangutan, and even some humans (hello, Cirque du Soleil!)<p>But the animal kingdom is full of unsung aerialists that perform amazing …

Nature

This Storm Chaser Risked It All for Tornado Research

Tim Samaras always wanted to be a storm chaser and he was one of the best. But then he encountered the deadly El Reno tornado of 2013.<p>We all know the famous scene from the <i>Wizard Of Oz</i>, when Dorothy is transported by a twister to a magical new land. For modern-day storm chasers like Tim Samaras, who …

Weather

Developers enjoy a huge boost from iOS 11’s App Store redesign

The iOS App Store got a new look last fall, and the change has greatly benefited developers of third-party applications, as Apple intended. A new study found that getting named Game of the Day results in an 800 percent increase in downloads.<p>Inclusion in the other segments of the App Store Today …

App Store

Reddit now has more active users than Twitter — and is more engaging than porn

What’s more, Alexa’s data suggests that people spend more time on Reddit each day than they spend on the websites of any other top social platform.<p>The average user spends 15 minutes 47 seconds on Reddit.com each day, compared to just over 11 minutes for visitors to Facebook.com, and 6 minutes 23 …

Reddit

Google just made using two-factor authentication a complete no-brainer

If you’re not using two-factor authentication on every single important online account, especially including your primary email account, you should …

Authentication

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Chatbots

Make your Android and iOS devices work together

Create harmony between your gadgets.<p>Android and iOS devices require different apps, offer different features, and work best with different brands of computers and smart hardware. All this makes it difficult to use both mobile operating systems together. But that doesn't mean you have to restrict …

Apps

How Android Phones Hide Missed Security Updates From You

Google has long struggled with how best to get dozens of Android smartphone manufacturers—and hundreds of carriers—to regularly push out …

Information Security

Instagram rolls out Focus portrait mode for videos and photos

Instagram is one-upping Apple with a portrait mode feature that runs on a wider variety of phones and works with video, not just photos. Last month, TechCrunch reported about a Focus feature buried in Instagram’s code, which began publicly testing a week later. Now Instagram is rolling out Focus, …

Mobile Photography

6 nuevos usos para tu antiguo iPad

¿Estás pensando en actualizar tu iPad? Antes de que vendas tu modelo viejo, considera darle otros usos.<p>No, tomarte <i>selfies</i> gigantes no es una de las alternativas.<p>Sarah Tew/CNET<p>Si la llegada del iPad más reciente de Apple te está tentando a actualizar tu modelo viejo, seguramente estás considerando …

Battle of the Metaurus

The Battle of the Metaurus (207 BCE) was a military engagement fought between the forces of Rome under Gaius Claudius Nero (c. 237 - c. 199 BCE), …

World History

Apple will reportedly announce a red iPhone 8 on Monday

Part of a partnership with Product (RED)<p>Apple will reportedly introduce a new color to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup on Monday: red. The new color is part of the company’s partnership with (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa.<p><i>MacRumors</i> reports that it has viewed a …

IPhone 8

30 (+2) libros que se leen en menos de dos días

<Compartimento de tren> (1938), de Edward HopperVivimos acelerados, siempre tenemos prisa y, a veces, no encontramos el tiempo necesario para leer. …

Stream a 144-Hour Discography of Classic Jazz Recordings from Blue Note Records: Miles Davis, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman & More

There have been many influential jazz record labels throughout the previous century and into the current one, but there is no more recognizable label …

Blue Note

Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

You can see it on display in central London<p>If you’re ever at a loose end in central London, you could do far worse than checking out the historic …

Guitar

10 Fascinating Facts About Lewis Carroll

Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the writer known as Lewis Carroll was a Renaissance man of the Victorian Era. He was an accomplished mathematician, …

Literature

I don't think Apple can fix the iOS mess it's created

Apple has turned iOS from a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-use operating system into a ghastly horror show.<p><i>Apple knows iOS has deteriorated, but it</i> …

Beta Testing

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Apple Pencil

iOS 11.3 makes updating foreign apps easier than ever

Apple has made it easier to update apps and games purchased from foreign App Stores in iOS 11.3. Users no longer have to switch to the App Store they originally downloaded the title from, making the update process a whole lot quicker.<p>Some apps can only be obtained from foreign App Stores. Others …

Apps

6 cosas divertidas que puedes hacer con Google Lens

La herramienta de reconocimiento de fotos de Google, y ahora disponible para Android y iOS, te deja hacer cosas superchéveres.<p>Google Lens te puede dar más datos de una pintura, por ejemplo.<p>Eric Franklin/CNET<p>Google Lens está lista para sorprendernos.<p>El llamado "futuro de las búsquedas" usa la cámara …

La sociedad vs. el cambio climático: reconstruyen los ecosistemas perdidos del Río Colorado

Organizaciones ambientalistas llevan a cabo un proyecto sin precedentes en la frontera México-EU de restauración de tierras que se secaron al …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

Information Systems

Por qué algunos de los mejores celulares Android no llegan a EE.UU.

Huawei acaba de lanzar los P20 y P20 Pro, pero no los veremos en EE.UU. y esta es la razón.<p>Al comenzar este año, las perspectivas de que Huawei finalmente ganaría peso en EE.UU. parecían iluminarse.<p>El tercer mayor fabricante de teléfonos inteligentes del mundo acababa de lanzar su último celular …

These photos show the devastating human impact of one evil conglomerate

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” When American politician, Henry Kissinger, described the reality of the US in 1970, he could never have imagined that this sentiment would still be prescient nearly 50 years later. But it is. Cue Monsanto<b>®</b> – an American …

iOS 11.3: Get your iPhone and iPad ready for the biggest update yet

Here's what you need to do to make sure that your upgrade goes smoothly and you don't lose any data.<p><i>Video: iOS 11 bug crashes iPhones and disables</i> …

Apps

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature