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Best Android smartphones of the year

It has been another good year for Android. According to IDC, Android was on 81 percent of all the smartphones that shipped in the third quarter of 2013. The platform has driven real innovation, with new form factors, and accessibility, with affordable handsets. Google has rolled out many new …

Best of 2013: Must-reads for Industry Leaders

These are the stories that mattered most to professionals this year: http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/12/05/best-of-2013-the-stories-that-mattered-most-to-professionals-this-year/

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The Most Popular Online Dating Sites

These aren't necessarily the best dating sites, although many of them do show up on both lists. No, these sites are the <i>most popular</i>, meaning more …

The 7 Best New Series Of 2013

Several terrific shows bowed in 2013 across genres and platforms. No new broadcast series managed to break the Top Seven.The majority of series selected came from cable, including the No. 1, the FX drama “The Bridge.” Two represent first-rate enteries from streaming services Netflix's “Orange is …

What are the best-paid jobs in 2013?

Think you deserve a better paid job? The Office of National Statistics has just released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013, so we can tell you exactly how to get one.<p>Just bear in mind, when reading the results of the survey, that it measures salary only; it doesn't take into account …

Brodie Smith's Best Trick Shots of 2013 Are Awesome

Brodie Smith is a master with a frisbee. However, he can pull off trick shots involving many other sports.<p>Enjoy watching his best trick shots of 2013 because they are, in a word, awesome.<p>Hat tip to Digg.com for the find.

Science and Space

<i>See the rest of</i> TIME’<i>s Top 10 of Everything 2013 lists here</i><p>Ames / JPL-Caltech / NASA<p>10. The Galaxy’s Most Adorable Planet<p>The cosmos don’t often get …

The Most Jaw-Dropping Science Pictures Of 2013

Throughout 2013, there have been countless discoveries, phenomena, and moments of natural beauty that amazed and stunned us.<p>Scientists, professional photographers, and even regular people captured these events in eye-opening pictures that remind us how incredible science really is.

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2013's Best and Most Beautiful Photos of the Universe

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …

The Best Movies of 2013 You Can Watch Right Now

Stream them on Netflix<p><b>Your life is undoubtedly swamped</b> with end-of-the-year best-of lists right now, but many of those films aren't even in theaters and aren't easily available to watch. Luckily, Netflix has quite a few films from 2013 ready to queue up, from obscure comedies to provocative dramas …

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

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The best apps for your new Android phone or tablet

Inbox<p>Google’s new Inbox app is a reimagining of how email should work: it pulls together all of Google’s services to make better sense of your inbox. It currently only works with Gmail accounts and requires an invite (though Google has been quite generous with those), but if you want to see the …

Start here: the best apps for all your new devices

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Start here: the best apps for all your new devices<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Christmas morning is over. The fire is roaring with wrapping paper, broken candy cane pieces litter the phone, and you've just opened a brand-new gadget. Maybe it's a …

The 50 best Android apps of 2013

Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store, and a commanding share of the smartphone market – as well as rapidly-rising tablet sales.<p>It was a good year for new Android apps too, from entertainment and lifestyle apps through to more serious productivity tools. …

Top 10 Everything of 2013 | TIME.com

In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months.

365 days: 2013 in review

Shutdowns, lethal viruses, typhoons and meteorites — much of this year’s science news seemed to come straight from the set of a Hollywood disaster …

Google Maps Out the Most Photographed Places in the World

Two weeks ago, Instagram released its annual top 10 lists of the cities and locations that were photographed most often using the photo sharing …

The Top 10 Android Apps of 2013

The Top Android Apps of 2013<p>1. Duolingo<p>2. Pocket Casts<p>3. Evernote<p>4. Pixlr Express<p>5. Nova Launcher<p>6. doubleTwist<p>7. Reddit is fun<p>8. Feedly<p>9. …

Arendt & Eichmann: The New Truth

Hannah Arendt<p>a film by Margarethe von Trotta<p>Hannah Arendt: Ihr Denken veränderte die Welt [Hannah Arendt: Her Thought Changed the World]<p>edited by …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

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How To Detect Counterfeit Drugs

Deadly fake drugs are everywhere. Here’s the new tech to bust them.<p>Growing up in Pakistan in the 1980s, Muhammad Zaman and his family always knew which pharmacy to trust when they got sick. Today, even the pharmacists don't know whom to trust. Just last year, more than 200 people in Lahore died …

11 Craft Room Projects for Your Space

Whether you have an actual craft room or not, there are several projects here to help you organize and beautify your creative craft space. Do you …

How to download photos from your Dropbox to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage services out there for Apple users to store files, documents, photos, and other important data in a safe …

How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

These Awesome Life Hacks Will Improve Your Summer

Summer brings warm weather and fun outdoors, but it also offers a number of challenges. Grant Thompson, the "King of Random," offers up 10 great life …

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t toss your old one. Whether through stock or custom firmware, you can likely turn it into a …