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Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Travel Deals

Is It Extremely Hard To Be A Really Good Programmer?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Is it extremely hard to be a really good programmer?</i><p><i>Answer by Greg Kemnitz, wrote the innards of “the world’s smallest (SQL-capable) database”, on Quora</i><p>As someone who’s hopefully a decent programmer (after all, I’ve been doing it since the mid 1980s, and …

Programming

Age of Aincrad Alpha Soundtrack

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

<i>Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this summer with a price tag of $499 or less based on an upcoming product that integrates the technology.</i><p>Oculus VR is demonstrating a new prototype of their virtual reality headset behind closed doors at CES (stay tuned for eyes-on impressions), but …

12 Of The Best Ideas From CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is a boring affair, but if you look closely enough, it offers a taste of tomorrow. Behold, the future!<p>I’ve been to the Consumer Electronics Show more times than I’d like to admit. And while it’s considered a showcase of technology to come in the next year, it’s a …

Televisions

Oculus VR’s New “Crystal Cove” Prototype Is Kind Of Amazing

Oculus VR has been showing off a new version of its virtual reality technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to Vice President of Product Nate Mitchell, the “Crystal Cove” prototype features two big improvements — positional tracking and low persistence.<p>I have to admit that when …