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Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Spotlight: Art Director Nick Sickelton

<i>Nick Sickleton is an art director, a Forbes “30 Under 30” nominee and four-time Addy Award winner. With such diverse clients—including Hyundai, HGTV and Blackwing Pencils—he’s required to be a little interested in almost everything. He uses Flipboard to get up to speed. See how:</i><p><b>My name is</b> Nicholas …

Samsung trademarks Galaxy Tab S Pro moniker

Samsung is getting ready to announce some amazing devices during the second half of 2015. Among them are the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (or whatever name they choose for it), and now we are getting proof that there may also be a high-end tablet in the works.<p>Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

6 Writing Techniques I Learned at Storymasters

Today’s guest is David Bruns, the creator of the sci-fi series <i>The Dream Guild Chronicles</i> and one half of the Two Navy Guys and a Novel blog series …

Author Jenny Han Discusses The Successes And Shortcomings Of The Young Adult Genre

Strolling down the promenade in a retro paisley dress and chunky glasses, Jenny Han perfectly embodies the vision of a Brooklyn author. After publishing her first book as a student at Chapel Hill, Han found an earnest love for the Young Adult genre and has since released her 10th novel. Her series</i> …

After 10 breakthroughs and $3B in research, IBM announces tiny 7-nanometer chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the creation of the first 7-nanometer chips. This means that the miniaturized electronics are so small that transistors on the chips are only 7 billionth of a meter in …

Nanotech

First Church of Cannabis sues over marijuana laws

A pot-smoking church sued the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana on Wednesday, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs.<p>The First Church of Cannabis, formed as a test of Indiana's new religious objections law, filed its lawsuit in Marion Circuit …

Astronomers make a real five-star find

Five stars are inextricably linked in a star system unlike any that has been seen before.<p>Located just 250 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major, the system 1SWASP J093010.78+533859.5 was the subject of a 2013 study led by Marcus Lohr of the Open University in the UK. At the …

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

College & University

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Autonomous Cars

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Raspberry Pi

The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing

It just kind of happened. At least, that’s how Bill Swank remembers it. He had gotten a call from Dion Rich the night before, to meet him along the …

NFL

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

Best Novel of the Year: The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

Okay folks, I'm calling it now--The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain (translated by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken) is the best novel I'm going to read …

Love In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction is filled with sex, drugs, and robots

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historyofromanovs: ‘Four Sisters; The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses' → New book by Helen Rappaport coming out in April-May…

historyofromanovs: ‘Four Sisters; The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses' → New book by Helen Rappaport coming out in April-May 2014 <i>They were the Princess Dianas of their day – perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. And with good reason, for the four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses – Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanova – were much talked about and admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and</i> …

OnePlus has a new flavor of Android called OxygenOS

You may know OnePlus as one of the fast-rising Chinese mobile companies — the one that made a name for itself by offering an impressive phone, the …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

Employment

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Beats envy? Jay Z buys 2 streaming music services for $56 million

Perhaps noting the success of contemporary Dr. Dre with Beats, Jay Z has now purchased Aspiro, a Swedish tech company that runs two streaming music …

11 Adventure Destinations Loaded With Luxury

To everything there is a season, and every once and awhile it's time to turn on the adventure -- without sacrificing any luxury, of course. When the bod is begging for an adrenaline kick, be it shark cage diving or horseback riding, chart a course to one of these 11 posh, action-packed getaways …

Horseback Riding