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A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android Phones

Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans

Last year, researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, successfully demonstrated a system that allowed completely paralysed rats to walk again. Using a system of electrical and chemical stimulation, the rats -- whose spinal cords had been completely severed -- were …

Neurophilosophy

The Case for Slow Programming

My dad used to say, “Slow down, son. You’ll get the job done faster.”<p>I’ve worked in many high-tech startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I …

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

Facebook's Secret Success? Our Psychological Addiction

<i>Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale.</i><p>The past decade has been a time of incredible growth for social media, and Facebook in particular. The fact that the site has even topped Google as the most visited site in the US suggests that Facebook has become an integral …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

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Top designers react to Google’s new ‘Material’ design language

Two days ago, Google revealed its next generation “Material” design language — a departure from past guidelines and a clear reaction to design trends made popular by Apple and Microsoft.<p>To fully digest the impact Material will have on the future of digital design, VentureBeat asked several …

Linux Performance

hi-res: observability + static + perf-tools/bcc (svg) <br>slides: observability <br>slides: static, benchmarking, tuning <br>sar, perf-tools, bcc/BPF: <br>Images …

Brief History of the Internet

Introduction<p>Published 1997<p><i>Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G.</i> …

TorrenTV streams video torrents directly to your Apple TV via AirPlay

Torrents are a huge industry by itself, dealing with contents ranging through movies, songs, videos, ebooks and softwares. Leaving aside the fact …

Introduction to Signal Processing

Chapters 1 and 2 contain a discussion of the two key DSP concepts of <i>sampling and quantization.</i> The first part of Chapter 1 covers the basic issues of …

China Doesn’t Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film ‘Web Junkie’

The directors of the documentary Web Junkie on how they infiltrated a Chinese Internet addiction clinic—and got the teenage boys to tell their …

Meet 'Leak,' A Website That Lets You Send Anonymous Emails With Clues, Such As 'From A Coworker'

Meet Leak, a new website that lets you send anonymous emails to your friends, coworkers — even the people you might not like so much.<p>Anonymous email isn't an entirely new concept, but Leak is hoping to make the experience less creepy and more fun by allowing you to choose the degree of familiarity …

7 Timeless Lessons From 'Philosopher King' Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is not a typical philosophical treatise. It's closer to a diary. Marcus wrote the 12 books that make it up sometime …

Webhook

The easiest way to build a custom CMS for your next website.<p>Install Webhook<p>Free hosting for 14-days. Only $9 a month per site afterwards. Webhook is …

30 for 30 Shorts: Judging Jewell

On July 27, 1996, a terrorist's bomb exploded in a crowded Centennial Olympic Park during the Atlanta Olympic Games. The death toll might have been …

Nest Hackers Will Offer Tool To Keep The Google-Owned Company From Getting Users' Data

Those with Nests in their nests have a smart thermostat that learns about their behavior over time for more efficient heating and cooling; if you’re never home in the afternoons, it knows that’s a good time to switch to low energy mode. It’s become one of the most successful members of the …

Learn to Think Like an Android Developer

Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic

Vegetable gardening is both an art and a science. Figuring out when and where to plant the vegetables, what pests to look out for, when to harvest, …

Gardening

How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent

What parent hasn't lost their temper when a kid misbehaves? Of course a parent who hasn't lost their cool from time to time is a rarer than a …

How To Explain The Toxic Atmosphere In Israel And The Occupied Territories

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories. By Ahron Bregman. Allen Lane; 416 pages. To be published in America by Pegasus in May 2015.<p>One of the products of Israel's half-century of military rule is the surfeit of literature it has produced about Jews bullying Arabs. Ahron …

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

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Extinct Humans Passed High-Altitude Gene to Tibetans

Tibetan people can survive on the roof of the world—one of the most inhospitable places that anybody calls home—thanks to a version of a gene that they inherited from a group of extinct humans called Denisovans, who were only discovered four years ago thanks to 41,000-year-old DNA recovered from a …

Here's What Happens In Anna Paquin's Deleted 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Scene

The film has everyone from Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen to Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Even Halle Berry reprises her role as Storm in the sequel.<p>However, you may have noticed one major character from the original series missing from most of the action.<p>Except for a minor cameo near the …