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24 TV Shows To Be Excited About This Summer

There's a lot on already — hello, crazy season of Real Housewives of New Jersey! But there is still plenty of great television to come. Here are 24 new and returning shows, arranged chronologically by premiere date.

The Newsroom Season 2: Behind The Scenes Tease

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

How r/gonewild is a microcosm of the best and worst sides of Reddit

Reddit's r/gonewild community is a pretty good microcosm of the site as a whole, an illustration of the extreme positives and negatives that its huge userbase are capable of. The subreddit's description says its a "place for open-minded adult Redditors to exchange their nude bodies for karma; …

Apple under spotlight as Europe probes carriers for evidence of unfair iPhone sales tactics

The European Commission is scrutinizing Apple's iPhone sales practices to find out whether the company is unfairly squeezing out competitors, according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. While no formal antitrust probe has been opened, the <i>FT</i> saw a questionnaire sent to several European carriers asking if Apple …

Noise-canceling twin signals could lead to a faster, more reliable internet

Researchers have discovered a way to dramatically improve the reliability of high-speed internet. Fiber optic lines use light waves to transfer data, but sending high-speed long-distance communications requires a lot of power. The more power used to transmit a signal, the more interference, or …

'Blue is the Warmest Colour' is the first comic book adaptation to win top prize at Cannes

Jury President Steven Spielberg says French film left him "absolutely spellbound"<p><i>Blue is the Warmest Colour</i>, a French drama about a lesbian love affair, took home the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday, marking the first time that a movie based on a comic book has won the prestigious …

Samsung unveiling new Android and Windows devices on June 20th

Samsung is holding an event in June to unveil new mobile devices. The London show will focus on the company's Galaxy brand, which covers its Android phones and tablets, and the newer Ativ brand, which is the unified name for its Windows Phones, as well as its Windows 8 and Windows RT laptops, …

Eric Schmidt 'perplexed' by UK tax controversy, says Google pays all legally required taxes

Google has recently come under fire in the UK for alleged tax avoidance — last November, UK legislators talked to high-level executives about an apparent discrepancy between Google's global profits and their UK income taxes, and it was reported last week that a former executive has evidence of …

Apple’s Problem Isn’t Skeuomorphism, It’s Services

So iOS 7, it seems, is going to do away with much of the skeuomorphic design that has crept into the operating system and its utilities. Jony Ive, rumor has it, has done away with all the textures and real-world analogs in iOS 7 and has switched to a flat design instead. Good for him, but if that’s …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …