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7 free apps you can use to give back

Use these apps to give to charity -- without spending any of your own money.<p>I know, I know -- you'd <i>love</i> to donate to charity, but you're short on both time <i>and</i> money.<p>Well, today's your lucky day, because you don't need either of those things to start giving back! Here are seven free apps that make …

Apps

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Watching A Tennis Match With The Ball Edited Out Is Like 'Mario Tennis' On Steroids

Without a ball, there literally can be no tennis game, right? Wrong. Streamable user randysgoiter decided to turn a tennis match into quite an …

Tennis

Hooked Is An App For Readers Who Think Fiction Should Be More Like Text Messaging

Will the next great novel be nothing more than a series of text messages?<p>Uh, maybe not, but there’s always room to experiment with new formats. That’s what husband-and-wife team Parag Chordia and Prerna Gupta are trying to do with their new startup Telepathic, which is launching its first app, …

Apps

Fallout 4 is huge, so the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide is here to help

The rise of online FAQs in the previous decade nearly rendered printed video game guides obsolete, but every so often, a game comes along that seems to deserve a book-length breakdown — a stand-alone work that you can put on your shelf. <i>Fallout 4</i> looks to be that kind of game, and publisher Bethesda …

Why 'Pokemon Go' Is The Perfect Move For Nintendo

We’re getting a new <i>Pokemon</i> game. It’s not on a Nintendo handheld, it has no overworld, and it’s going to look nothing like any Pokemon game you’ve seen before. The idea of Nintendo putting its energy into a mobile spinoff of one of its most beloved franchises might be necessarily concerning to …

Pokémon

Legendary Nintendo designer explains the secrets behind Super Mario Bros.’ iconic World 1-1

In the annals of video game history, there’s perhaps no game more recognizable nor more iconic than the original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> title for NES. Even …

Retrogaming

This Artist Re-Imagined Super Mario As Famous Cultural Icons

Spoiler: Mario makes for a great Walter White.

Clashem turns iPhone into an arena of epic video battles

There is now an iOS app where you could possibly see a flashy snowboarder fighting a guy who can spit ping-pong balls into distant beer cups. The best part is, you decide who wins.<p>Red Bull Media rolled out a free mobile app called Clashem, where users try to win fame five seconds at a time in a …

iPad app reveals the hidden waves of Wi-Fi and cell signals flowing around us

When you're looking for a Wi-Fi signal, it's sometimes fun to imagine that you might one day be able to see the waves of available Internet access as …

26 Truths All Gamers Know Too Well

It’s all fun and games until you forget to save.

With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem

Jennifer McLoud-Mann had almost come to believe that her last two years of work had been for naught.<p>"It had gotten to the point, where we hadn't found anything," she said. "And I was starting to believe I just don't know if we're going to find anything."<p>Armed with an algorithm, McLoud-Mann, along …

Mathematics

What the Philae comet lander found

Philae data suggest that organic compounds – which eventually translated into living organisms here on Earth – existed in the early solar system.<p>By …

Dot is a new braille smartwatch that aims to help the visually impaired

From touchscreen to e-ink displays, wearable technology has come a long way over the years. Unfortunately, the wearable and mobile technologies many of us have access to on a daily basis just aren’t compatible with certain ways of life. With that said, there’s a new wearable out there that aims to …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft created a chatbot in China that has millions of loyal followers who talk to it like in the movie 'Her'

The bot, called Xiaoice, has more than 20 million registered users. Like in the movie "Her," where the main character falls in love with with a Siri-esque operating system, people are using Xiaoice as a surrogate companion, investing both time and emotional energy into their communication with the …

Personal Data