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11 YA novels not just for kids

<i>Throughout the summer, EW has been rolling out lists of some of our favorite books of all time. So far, we’ve suggested celebrity memoirs,</i> …

Books

16 Crazy-Awesome Examples Of Eyeshadow Art

Proof that makeup is artistry.

Body Art

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

100 Years of Earthquake Data Becomes an 8-Day-Long Orchestral Arrangement

David Johnson created a program that built an orchestra composition from a century of seismic waves.<p>If the Earth's tremors were performed by a full orchestra, it might sound like creative technologist David Johnson’s “data auralizations.” Using 100 years of global earthquake data—a set that …

15 best Android VPN apps

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are among the best security tools a web surfer can have. You can use them to surf otherwise seedy public WiFi with more security and privacy. They can even get around firewalls. It may let you view Facebook or watch Netflix in ways you normally can’t. Many people use …

Apps

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

Inside Flipboard / August 12, 2014<p>In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, …

Developing a flying camera for extreme sport fans

<b>"There's no drone on the market which flies itself and can film us doing stunts," was the complaint that Latvian sports enthusiasts Janis Spogis and Edgars Rozentals kept hearing from friends.</b><p>So they invented one.<p>Janis and Edgars own Helico, a company which sells drones equipped with small cameras …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …

Quantum Mechanics

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

Teasing apart the ingredients of a jumble helps scientists to study complex things that change over time or space<p>If there's a mathematical idea that applies itself to almost everything in everyday life but is almost unknown outside the scientific world, the Fourier transform has to be the most …

The Beginner’s Guide to Valuing and Selling Your Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on the Flippa blog.</i><p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering selling your app to someone else, hopefully for large sums of money. Or at least you’re thinking about it but you’re not sure if you want to let your baby go.<p>Either way, selling an …

Boot up: pricing personal data, sizing mobile apps, dwindling tablets

A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Researchers tests personal data market to find out how much your personal information is worth >> MIT Technology Review<p>In total, the team ran 596 auctions over 60 days and paid out a total of €262 in the form of Amazon …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

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Tablets built for Netflix and chill (among other things)

The importance of a tablet's screen quality can't be understated. I mean, the majority of your interactions with a tablet take place on its display.<p>When it comes to qualifying the best, there's more to the screen quality of a tablet than meets the eye -- proverbially speaking. In addition to high …

Gear & Gadgets

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

10 best college apps for Android

College can be an important time in one’s life. You’ll be learning all kinds of new things. Or at least you’re supposed to. Most sites that do lists for college apps will tell you to do obvious things like join Twitter or subscribe to Spotify because of their college discount. However, we think you …

Apps

20 best Android apps and games this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

Elements: Black on Black

Some consider black too reserved — depressing, even. We, however, see it as a challenge: get black right and its look becomes timeless, sleek and, …

The Newest, Strictest Test Of A Quantum Computer Yet

…finds it's no faster than conventional computers. But scientists have some ideas for finding quantum speed-up in the future.<p>The latest and greatest test of a quantum computing device has found it doesn't solve problems faster than a classical computer. But don't give up hope yet. The researchers …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Recipes

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

MoD creates 'coldest object in the universe' to trump GPS

A huge UK research effort is creating navigation technology thousands of times more accurate than GPS and completely immune to jammers and hackers - with future applications including nuclear submarines and your next smartphone<p>The MoD is pouring millions of pounds into research on a “quantum …

Physics

7 Dishes That Are Way Better With a Fried Egg

Once you've mastered the art of frying an egg, you should put it on pretty much everything. Here are 7 recipes to get you started:<p><b>Avocado egg toast.</b><p><b>Balsamic-braised Brussels sprouts with a fried egg.</b><p><b>Browned butter balsamic asparagus with crispy lentils and a fried egg.</b><p><b>Fried egg with chickpea salad</b> …

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

Weddings