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100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

Three Wise Men on Tell, Don't Ask

John, Doe, and Marcus are three good friends. They have over 20 years of experience Java/Java EE stack work at IBM, Cognizant, and TCS respectively. …

How Much Artificial Intelligence Does IBM Watson Have?

To gauge the future of IBM (NYSE:IBM) one needs to understand its cognitive computing platform, Watson. As its core business declines, IBM is …

Your Summer of Reading Begins With This Epic List of June's New Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s June! The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the amount of new science fiction and fantasy books that will soon be available is truly …

Books

Network Engineer Would Be Systems Manager If He Could Do It All Over Again

WATERBURY, CT—Reflecting wistfully on what he might have made of himself had he chosen a different profession, Dynatrend Solutions network engineer …

GitHub Pages and Single-Page Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on my personal blog.</i><p>Single-Page Apps (SPAs) are all the rage right now. They make it extremely easy to build …

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new gritter

LONDON — If there's one thing that whole Boaty McBoatface saga taught us, it's that the public can never, ever be trusted.<p>Some people clearly haven't …

36 Hidden Gems On Netflix You Should Already Be Watching

Stop spending the whole night trying to find something to watch.<p>1. <i>Black Mirror</i>: It’s like <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, but for the modern era.<p>—kefurbush<p>2. <i>Lovesick (Scrotal Recall)</i>: A British sitcom where a twentysomething guy gets chlamydia and has to tell all of his former partners.<p>—Amanda Niblett, …

Meet Kripa Krishnan, Google's queen of chaos

That's because a group of 10 Google engineers go around purposely breaking things at the company, under the most dire circumstances they can imagine, just to see what happens.<p>Through this process, the team makes sure that Google can keep itself running no matter what happens.<p>Sometimes this team …

Google Hangout

Forty New Philosophical SF Recommendations

Since 2014, I've been collecting <b>professional philosophers' recommendations of personal favorite "philosophically interesting" SF</b> -- where "SF" is …

Mary Shelley

Explaining Containers To Your CEO

In terms of the sheer number of topics both have to understand, being a CEO is a lot like being Secretary of State. Obviously, there are differences in focus, but both jobs are daunting. Whereas a Secretary of State has to keep track of the politics of hundreds of countries, a CEO not only has to …

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Teaching

5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby …

Americans Confused By System Of Government In Which Leader Would Resign After Making Terrible Decision

WASHINGTON—In the wake of Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that he would leave office following the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the …

Medium

Medium

11 classic sci-fi novels you must read, and re-read, and their movie counterparts

Dinosaurs, space, and the future! As far back as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with all things sci-fi. It could have been the first of countless …

Want to start making money from Android Apps? Here’s what NOT to do

Creating a successful Android app is a goal worth pursuing. If you can create a genuine hit, then you’ll have a source of passive income that can generate money while you sleep for years to come. What’s more, you’ll have the immense satisfaction of being able to tell people you’re an app developer; …

10 Best Online Resources for Learning Programming Language

If you are looking to learn any programming language, we recommend you to find for free resources online. There are a lot of websites and resources …

Online Life

Busted! 10 Myths That Reveal Just How Dangerous the NSA Really Is

<i>To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.</i><p>The debate Edward Snowden envisioned …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store

Apple has finally take steps to better cater to the children who have adopted its devices, and especially family favorite the iPad, with the launch of a Kids App Store. Arriving this week alongside the launch of iOS 7, the Kids App Store store is not a separate mobile application, to be clear, but …

The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

It’s an uncomfortable truth. Technology can improve teaching.<p>What is most interesting to me about the debate around technology in the classroom – …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

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