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A gallery of interesting Jupyter Notebooks

This page is a curated collection of Jupyter/IPython notebooks that are notable. Feel free to add new content here, but please try to only include …

The website that offered 47 million pirated academic papers is back

Digital piracy is not all about movies and music—pretty much anything that people feel is unfairly priced will find its way online in large numbers. Even academic papers.<p>In October 2015, a New York district court ruled in favor of the academic publisher Elsevier, which had accused Sci-Hub, a …

These Are the Best Retirement Calculators

Whether you're just starting out or near retirement, you can find a helpful planning tool on this list.<p>I’ve used many retirement calculators. More …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Molecules app picks up where The Elements left off

When it comes to learning about the building blocks of our universe, Theodore Gray's The Elements for iPad is the perfect gateway. It's comprehensive, covering every known element; each of which has its own entry, including applications, detailed properties, and interactive images and videos to …

The In-Depth Guide to Using Pocket

The internet has created a new era of journalism. Readers have an ever-growing number of newspapers, magazines and blogs at their disposal, littered with in-depth features, investigative reports and breaking news. Many of the best outlets are free to access too.<p>Keeping up with this endless stream …

My Misadventures in Urban Composting

How I learned to stop worrying and love my worms.<p>Composting—like jam-making—is one of those activities I tend just to read about. Nice idea, but too much hassle to actually carry out. Until I somehow became one of those people who processes kitchen waste on her balcony, producing nutrient-rich soil …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Supercharge your Android Device's Abilities with Tasker

Recently, we took a look at five apps to augment your Android experience with the help of a little artificial intelligence and automation.<p>All of those apps were nifty little utilities that targeted a particular area of smartphone usage and added some heuristics to it to make your phone smarter …

11 Ways Your Social Security Benefit Calculation Can Shortchange You

Social Security is very generous—to some people. It is delivering a handsome return on investment to the generation that is now retired. It gives a bonus to workers who get married more than once. It’s kind to the low-paid.<p>That means certain other people don’t do so well. Here are some ways that …

AT&T, T-Mobile Bring More Chaos To Phone Plans But Should You Care?

T-Mobile’s reign of chaos over the mobile phone industry seems to have no end. Although the carrier itself is only launching a single new plan that few here will likely find very interesting (more on that in a bit), its self-proclaimed “un-carrier” approach is apparently causing fits over at AT&T. …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

Peer-to-peer lending enters financial mainstream

P2P lending is coming of age, thanks to pent-up demand for credit, new technology and new innovative providers in the market, but the jury is out on …

GAO Evaluates Tax Deferrals & Graduated Tax Rates, Concludes: It's Complicated

Imagine that you took your car to the repair shop for a pervasive rattle. And let’s say that the mechanic took a good look under the hood and said that your best bet was to completely replace the engine. You know how much that’s going to cost. And you know that means you’ll be out of commission for …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Features, services and upgrades: the Sonos music revolution

<b>Sonos is a company coming of age, proving that a rich set of features can be a smarter pitch than just selling off a spec sheet.</b><p>Sonos feels a little …

This is what the streets of 'Monopoly' really look like

From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk, anyone who has played <i>Monopoly</i> remembers the streets that make up the iconic board game. But these locations aren't just fictional: the names are pulled from the real streets of Atlantic City. <i>Scouting NY</i> went on a field trip to see just what these streets look like …

Why Today's Start-Ups Are Choosing Urban Lofts Over Suburban Office Parks

E Ink's new higher contrast Carta display is the secret behind Amazon's refreshed Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon peppered its second-gen Kindle Paperwhite announce yesterday with the usual marketing fluff: <i>whiter whites and blacker blacks!</i> But, it turns out, those boasts do have some grounding in reality. E Ink has a new screen tech and, surprise surprise, it's the one that's powering the refreshed …

All the Previous Declarations of War

Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times.<p>It would be impossible to write such a sentence about Syria today. In what meaningful way does a state of war exist between the United States and Syria? None. That's why Congress, if …

ATC Voice brings the controlled chaos of air traffic control to iPad

The demanding stress of an air traffic controller's job is the source of amusement in <i>ATC Voice</i>, independent developer Alex Brancard's new iPad game. The iOS title strives for realism not only in its simulation of air traffic control, but in its method of control. Brancard's sequel to his first air …

Now you can figure out if that IKEA couch matches your rug before buying it

Want to know if that rug will tie your room together? IKEA can help with that: Its newest catalog, to be released later this month, lets shoppers use their smartphones or tablets to virtually “place” furnishings around their homes in search of the perfect spot.<p>This big idea from the world’s biggest …

Revenge of the nerds

THINK of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and …

Dot-Com Bubble

XKCD's 'Time' comic comes to an end after more than 3,000 panels

The epic, 3,099-panel <i>XKCD</i> comic entitled "Time" has finally run its course. Back in March, <i>BoingBoing</i> reported that Randall Munroe’s strip — a favorite of <i>Verge</i> staffers and Richard Dawkins — would be unveiling new frames in the series one at a time, as it told a story of sandcastles, exploration, …

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<b>Executive Summary</b> <br>The U.S. financial system is critical to the functioning of the economy as a whole and banks are central to the financial system. …

Obama: Trayvon 'Could Have Been Me'

Instead of calling for a conversation on race, the president started one by sharing his own frank thoughts on the Zimmerman trial and the shooting of Trayvon Martin.<p>Larry Downing/Reuters<p>The advantage of being the first black president is that Barack Obama does not need to convene a high-level panel …

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.<p>The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices …