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The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Video Tutorials

10 Books To Wake Up Your Book Club

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century</b> by Chuck Klosterman<p>“Even those who only dimly remember Royce White, Pavement, or Gnarls Barkley will find the reflections on them engaging.” …

Book World: 'Men Without Women,' a new story collection by Haruki Murakami

Men Without Women: Stories<p>By Haruki Murakami<p>Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel<p>Knopf. 228 pp. $25.95<p>---<p>Haruki Murakami is a master of the open-ended mystery. Whether in complex, dreamlike novels like "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" and "Kafka on the Shore" or the more realistic short …

This old portable TV is actually a Raspberry Pi-powered retro gaming system

Thanks to the wonders of microcomputing, you can now turn your rusty vintage television set into a full-fledged retro gaming system – courtesy of Raspberry Pi.<p>Recreational inventor and single-board computer enthusiast Finn Anderson took to Reddit to demonstrate how he repurposed an old-school TV …

Retrogaming

Prey review

<i>Prey</i> is a game about identity, wrapped in the clothing of a first-person shooter.<p>Developed by Arkane Studios, the creators of Dishonored, <i>Prey</i> shares a similar heritage, even if the genes it expresses are different. Where Dishonored went back to the Thief series for inspiration, <i>Prey</i> takes its cues …

U.S. government approves first-ever moon landing for a private venture

For the first time, the U.S. government has granted regulatory approval for a commercial company to travel beyond Earth and land on the Moon.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

Build of the week: Tt D3sk

<i>Every Monday,</i> <i>Build of the week</i> <i>highlights a unique rig from the web's most dedicated PC building communities.</i><p>The Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational is …

The Full SCI-FI, FANTASY & GENRE Movie Release Schedule

The ever-growing and evolving panoply of sci-fi, fantasy and genre movies.

Are we alone? A new twist on the famous Drake Equation ups the odds that we aren’t

From the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER:<p>In 1961, astrophysicist Frank Drake developed an equation to estimate the number of advanced civilizations likely to …

University of Washington

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Could The Universe Be A Simulation? Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks It Might

Scientists have long debated whether or not our universe is real or is just a simulation that's being projected to us by some species of superior intellect. Most scientists, of course, go with the former; the universe is real and we're just an ant in the ever-growing and virtually infinite …