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My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Meet your new favorite site for iPhone wallpapers

No iPhone experience is complete without a great wallpaper, especially if you have a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Apple’s latest flagship …

ILM Will Blow You Away With Digital Breakdown of Rogue One Scarif Battle

Industrial Light and Magic isn’t done showing us how the delicious sausage gets made. Its latest <i>Rogue One</i> visual effects breakdown goes into how the …

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

Hyper is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS-based terminal

Hyper is a very configurable open-source Electron-based terminal. On Windows it uses the regular command prompt by default, but can be tweaked to …

This Song by Imogen Heap Is Scientifically Designed to Make Your Baby Smile

There’s a lot of bubbly, cheery music geared toward babies out there, but this melody was composed using the power of science.<p>The song, written and …

8 Mac Menu Bar Apps That Will Blow Your Mind

The only thing better than awesomely useful apps are awesomely useful apps that you can use right from your menu bar. Earlier this year, we wrote …

A Local's Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo may be a city of extremes, but travelers can find the best of it between the ancient and ultramodern.<p>Clichés: Portrayals of Tokyo are riddled with them, frequently restricted to the ultratraditional and the absolute new, with the occasional bit of Japanese quirkiness thrown in for extra color.<p>…

Tapbots' New Mac Clipboard Manager 'Pastebot' Now Available via Public Beta

Tapbots, the developers behind popular Twitter client Tweetbot, today announced a public beta for their latest app, Pastebot. Pastebot is a clipboard manager for Mac designed to store everything you copy so that it can be re-accessed at any time.<p>Available as both a Mac menu bar app and a standard …

10 Best Heavy Metal Documentaries

10 Best Heavy Metal Documentaries<p>Updated on December 17, 2017<p>These Movies Truly ROCK!!<p>Those of you who regularly follow my column (all two of you) …

Rock Music

Vivaldi's browser for power-users finally launches version 1.0

Vivaldi – a browser created by the founder and ex-CEO of Opera – made waves when it was announced a year ago. Unlike popular choices like Chrome and Firefox, which depend heavily on extensions if you want to do anything beyond basic browsing, Vivaldi was built as an all-in-one solution for “the …

Software

White House Petition Aims To Stop The JavaScript Scourge

Is it time to put an end to JavaScript once and for all? Someone thinks so, and they've got the White House petition to prove it.<p>Top Programming …

The White House

Top 20 Free Google Chrome Plugins for Gmail

Research conducted by the International Data Corporation states 28 percent of an average workweek is spent managing email. What was once a happy …

Google

Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

Tutorials

Firewatch wallpaper for iPhone and desktop

Available now for Steam and Playstation 4, Firewatch is a new action adventure puzzler set in 1989. Manning an outpost, Henry descends into the …

PlayStation 4

Review: ‘The Expanse’ Season 1 Has Totally Changed the Game for Sci-Fi on TV

Review: 'The Expanse' Season 1 Has Totally Changed the Game for Sci-Fi on TV<p>Back in 2015, “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski said something …

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

Science Fiction

Go back to Hoth with this surprisingly great Star Wars fan film

We're still about 12 months out until the next <i>Star Wars</i> film, the spinoff installment <i>Rogue One</i>, brings us back to the days of the original trilogy. If you're itching for some '80s-inspired nostalgia in the meantime, check out this <i>Star Wars</i> fan film from independent studio Blood Brother Cinema …

Star Wars

OpenEmu For OS X Adds PlayStation 1, N64 & 14 More Consoles To Its Supported List

Popular open-source game emulator OpenEmu has been updated to version 2.0.1, bringing with it an improved user interface, real-time game rewinding, …

[Theory] Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central role in The Force Awakens

Here I will seek to establish that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force …

Watch Stephen Colbert Predict Star Wars: Force Awakens' Plot

The plot for JJ Abrams' upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is a closely guarded secret. But comedian Stephen Colbert has a prediction for how the story will play out for the first new <i>Star Wars</i> movie in over a decade. During an episode of <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> this week, he shared that …

Star Wars

Grab a Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpaper with these new high-res photos

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is just six weeks away, and although most of us have been excited for it pretty much since the film was announced, we're now in the final stretch.<p>Disney has offered as much as it could leading up to the release, including the most recent trailer that aired last …

The utopian future of 'Star Trek' doesn't work without extreme inequality and some slavery

The 10th edition of New York Comic Con boldly went where no one has gone before by hosting a panel discussion on the economic issues of "Star Trek."<p>Held on Sunday, October 11, "The Amazing Economics of Star Trek" panel examined the concepts of scarcity and post-scarcity as portrayed in the classic …

Science Fiction

20 free OS X apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While it's true that most Mac developers …

Apps

I Have Watched 'The Expanse' and So Should You

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>I’ve watched the first episode of Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of <i>The Expanse</i> series of books (it was an unfinished cut, but …

Science Fiction

Where Is Germany's Gold?

Peter Boehringer hates the word “conspiracy.” It implies something crazy, and if you spend even a little time with the 45-year-old German, it becomes …

Central Banks

Here’s Proof Hollywood Is Getting Better At Using Texting And The Internet In Movies

As a kid, the only TV character I considered technologically savvy was Zack Morris. Dude had a cell phone as big as my arm, but it was a cell phone nonetheless. Fast forward 15-20 years later and the role of smartphones, texting, and the Internet on TV and films has dramatically changed. No longer …