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Mozilla’s WebAssembly Studio enters beta

Mozilla is making good on its promise to improve WebAssembly for developers with the beta release of its WebAssembly Studio. WebAssembly Studio is an …

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

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The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

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14 Heart-Pounding Books Like Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation

<i>This post was originally published on The Portalist. It has been reproduced here with permission. For more from The Portalist, follow them on</i> …

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28 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out in March

Spring is almost here, and with it a fresh crop of science fiction and fantasy books to fill your shelves—with stories about werewolves, witches, …

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AT&T expands ‘sponsored data’ to prepaid plans

Good news for AT&T-owned DirecTV<p>AT&T has expanded its “sponsored data” program to cover customers on its prepaid wireless plans, offering them the ability to stream content from select partners without counting toward their data cap. The program was previously available to postpaid customers, but …

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Docker for Beginners Part 1 – Containers and Virtual Machines

Part 1 - Containers and Virtual Machines<p>Hello!<p>This is the <b>Part 1</b> from the Docker series - Docker for Beginners in 8 Parts. In this post we're going to …

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The Shortest Novels Written by 20 Authors You Should’ve Read By Now

So you want to get into Pynchon (or Bolaño, or Morrison, or Woolf) but you’re short on time—and perhaps on attention span? Click no further, reader. …

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20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

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23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

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6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

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10 Books Like 'Black Mirror' With Mind-Bending Twists That Will Hook You 'Til The Last Page

Good science fiction makes you think about where society is headed, and how advancing technology might affect our lives. <i>Great</i> science fiction makes …

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Augmented Reality in 10 Lines of HTML

AR.js with A-Frame Magic<p>Do you want to do Augmented Reality on the web ? You can now do it in 10 lines of HTML! Seriously! Let me walk you through …

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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

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Your Essential Science Fiction Books for May 2017

From muderbots to the origins of the xenomorphs, sci-fi reading is dangerous this month.<p>Historically, the month of May is often a great time for …

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There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

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Intel's credit card-sized 'Compute Card' makes old devices feel new again

It’s not much to look at, but Intel’s ‘Compute Card’ could revolutionize consumer technology by making your old — but still functional — tech feel ‘new’ again.<p>What is it?<p>The Compute Card is essentially a full computer — SoC, memory, storage, various input/output options, and wireless connectivity. …

13 Stellar New Books to Keep an Eye Out For This January

With its sensational selection of new books, 2016 is going to be hard to top. But hey, we've got to start somewhere, right? This month, a fresh new crop of books is already setting a precedent for a pretty impressive slate in 2017. Between a new novel like <b>Gone Girl</b>, an inspiring comic anthology, a …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

Best Books to Read in 2017

The good news: There's almost no way 2017 could be worse than 2016. (Well, I hope that's the case.) The even better news: There are so many good books to read coming out in the new...

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16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

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The 20 Best Books of 2016, According to 36 "Best of" Lists

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this winter, you’re bound to find one on this list. These are the books found on “best of 2016" …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

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Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2016 – Electric Literature

The 2016 novels that every fiction lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite …

The best SF and fantasy books of 2016

In a year in which new and important voices from around the world made themselves heard, Adam Roberts reflects on SF’s ever-expanding universe • Vote: What was your favourite book of the year?<p>In 2016, SF and fantasy went global. It wasn’t a question of success – both genres have been globally …

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11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

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20 Steampunk Novels to Read If You're Looking For Something Different

We've included the steampunk genre in our 2017 reading challenge, but some readers may be wondering: what even is a "steampunk novel"? According to the <b>Oxford Dictionary</b>, steampunk is "a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than …

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …

The author of 'How to Travel the World on $50 a Day' reveals 5 budget travel mistakes you're making

Matt Kepnes quit his cubicle job after meeting backpackers in Thailand that showed him that you don't need to be rich to travel. Ten years and 80 countries later, Kepnes, better known as Nomadic Matt from his popular travel blog, has mastered the art of traveling on a budget.<p>He now helps others do …

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